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Ethereum 2.0 Will Come in 2020, According to ConsenSys Co-Founder

News Ethereum’s Serenity will launch by the end of this year, according to ConsenSys Co-founder Andrew Keys. Given the current state of development though, few share his excitement. In a Jan. 7 post published on the ConsenSys site, Andrew Keys shared his predictions for 2020. Keys was one of the c..

Ubisoft Might Be The First Major Games Company To Geek Out Over Blockchain

News It’s already well-theorized that it’s not cryptocurrency or decentralized finance apps, but gaming that will actually drive blockchain use cases in the real world. While this has moved many smaller development companies and hobbyist programmers to release their own blockchain-driven games, di..

Buterin Wants to Speed Up Ethereum 2.0 Transition With ETH1-Friendly Validators

News Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has recently published an alternative proposal for an early transition to Ethereum 2.0. In a Dec. 23 post on the ETH Research forum, Buterin has set out an “accelerated schedule” for the transition from Ethereum 1.0 to Ethereum 2.0 through a new type of ETH..

Ledger Live Adds Support for Tezos and Staking, Adds Features to Hardware Wallets

News Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has announced the latest version of its Ledger Live application, adding support for Tezos (XTZ) and Tezos staking. Unveiled last year, Ledger Live is a software solution that allows Ledger hardware wallet users the ability to manage their digital assets vi..

Italian Copyright Authority and Algorand Develop Blockchain Ecosystem for Copyright Management

News The Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) has teamed up with Algorand to develop a new ecosystem for copyright management, based on Algorand’s recently launched blockchain platform. SIAE had already started to develop the project – with the help of “La Sapienza” University of Rome ..

Coinbase Custody Extends Crypto Staking to Global Investors

News The institutional asset custody arm of United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase has announced it is transitioning to an internationally-based staking service as of Nov. 21. In rolling out its staking services to a global investor base, Coinbase Custody appears to be leveraging its brand r..

Proof-of-Authority Algorithm Use Cases Grow: From Pharma to Games

Analysis While the proof-of-authority consensus algorithm is turning into perhaps one of the most mature versions of blockchain technology. It is faster than other algorithms, more scalable, and does not depend on mining. Market leaders Walmart and GE Aviation are using PoA to track supply chains,..

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists Tezos-Based ETP With ‘Baking’

News Switzerland’s main stock exchange SIX has listed a Tezos-based exchange-traded product (ETP) that enables investors to generate passive income. Traded under the symbol AXTZ, the product is issued by fintech Amun AG in partnership with the Tezos Foundation. It went live for trading on Nov. 5. ..

CasperLabs Shows First ‘Provably Safe’ Ethereum PoS Protocol ‘Highway’

News Ethereum development firm CasperLabs announced “Highway,” allegedly the first correct-by-construction Casper Proof of Stake (PoS) implementation that is provably live and safe. Provably safe and liveAccording to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 1, a protocol is safe if it is ..

Binance Research: Ethereum’s Switch to Staking Will Transform Industry

News Binance’s latest research report has argued that with Ethereum’s pending switch to proof-of-stake (PoS), staking is set to have a major impact on the industry. The report, published on Oct. 28, highlights that the largest 10 crypto assets supporting — or poised to support — staking represent..

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