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JPMorgan’s DLT Spin-off Completes Industry’s First Hybrid Blockchain

News JPMorgan’s blockchain spin-off Kadena has fully launched its public blockchain, completing what it calls the “industry’s first hybrid blockchain platform.” Launched on Jan. 15, Kadena’s public blockchain includes full transactions and the ability to write smart contracts, the firm’s CEO co-fo..

Binance Will Support Newly Announced Ethereum Muir Glacier Upgrade

News Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance will suspend Ether (ETH) deposits and withdrawals to support the recently announced Ethereum network Muir Glacier upgrade. In a Dec. 30 blog post, Binance said that deposits and withdrawals will be suspended on the platform prior to the Ethereum network b..

Canaan’s New 5-Nanometer Chips to Escalate ASIC Arms Race With Bitmain

News Chinese mining application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturer Canaan will launch new, improved mining machines with 5-nanometer chips in Q1 2020. Chinese industry news outlet 8BTC reported on Dec. 24 that the new ASICs will have significant advantages compared to the previous gen..

Exclusive: ‘Nothing Is Above Bitcoin, No CBDC, No Stablecoins,’ Says Blockstream CEO Adam Back

News In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph, Blockstream CEO Adam Back stated that for him, nothing is above Bitcoin, not even stablecoins or other coins issued by central banks. Adam Back invented the hashcash proof of work system, and was one of the first people to work with Bitcoin (BTC)...

Istanbul to Berlin: Ethereum Milestones on the Road to Serenity

Analysis Earlier this month, the Ethereum Foundation team lead Péter Szilágyi confirmed the date of the network’s upcoming upgrade, Istanbul. Ethereum’s eighth hard fork overall and the second one this year is slated to take place on Dec. 4. Istanbul will introduce a number of improvements such a..

Ethereum Istanbul Hard Fork Release Date Confirmed By Core Developer

News Team lead at the Ethereum (ETH) Foundation Péter Szilágyi has confirmed Dec. 4 as the expected date for the network’s forthcoming Istanbul hard fork. In two tweets posted on Nov. 7, Szilágyi indicated that Istanbul will commence at block 9069000. He provided Geth mainnet node operators with a..

Kadena Mainnet Goes Live, New $20M Token Sale Starts Tomorrow

News The Kadena network, which is led by JPMorgan blockchain veterans, has gone live on Monday, with the firm announcing a new $20 million token sale. Kadena mainnet launch unlocks mining Kadena coinsAccording to an announcement on Nov. 4, Kadena has launched its mainnet Chainweb alongside the Kad..

If Bitcoin Fails, Crypto Industry in for a Bad Time: Cardano Founder

News Ethereum (ETH) co-founder turned Cardano (ADA) creator Charles Hoskinson believes that if Bitcoin (BTC) fails, the entire cryptocurrency industry could fail. Hoskinson made his remarks during an interview for the Off the Chain podcast on Oct. 10, hosted by Morgan Creek Digital Assets co-found..

Blockchain Scalability: Current Challenges and Potential Solutions

Expert Take Blockchains and the related field of decentralized technologies represent a massive opportunity for humanity — not to mention the fact they appeared with almost perfect timing. Our largest institutions have become so powerful that they can take advantage of normal people without reperc..

Buterin Proposes Bitcoin Cash Integration to Scale Ethereum in Short Term

News Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has proposed to use the Bitcoin Cash blockchain as a temporary scalability solution for the Ethereum network. The programmer introduced a summary of the idea in a July 13 post on the Ethereum Research. As previously reported, the Ethereum network has experi..

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