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News Israeli cybersecurity startup GK8 has reportedly developed the world’s first offline system for transacting cryptocurrencies. The new system uses GK8’s proprietary cryptographic techniques that enable instant blockchain transactions of digital assets without any need for an internet connectio..
Analysis Hedera Hashgraph, a decentralized public network targeting enterprises and claims to be capable of processing 10,000 cryptocurrency transactions per second (TPS), has publicly launched its beta mainnet this Monday. Despite the project’s governing council attracting membership from major m..
News American financial services company Wells Fargo & Company is planning to launch a pilot of a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based internal settlement service in 2020. In a Sept. 17 press release, Wells Fargo described a DLT-based platform designed to perform internal book transfers of in..
News Major cryptocurrency payment services provider BitPay has added support for the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ether (ETH). Per a press release published on Sept. 16, companies that use BitPay for payment processing are now able to accept Ether for purchases without h..
News The percentage of Segregated Witness (SegWit)-spending Bitcoin (BTC) transactions has reached 50.5%, or an all-time high, according to transactionfee.info statistics. SegWit solution to Bitcoin transactions SegWit is a proposed update to the Bitcoin Core, which is designed to reduce processin..
News Zero Hash, a calculation and settlement agent and subsidiary of cryptocurrency platform Seed CX, has added support for derivatives. According to a press release published on Sept. 11, Zero Hash now allows the settlement of bilateral derivatives transactions and supports settlement functions f..
News Following investment from Coinbase Ventures, Offchain Labs has opened up the Alpha version of its Ethereum (ETH) scaling solution, dubbed Arbitrum. Enterprise-focused blockchain startup Offchain Labs said that their solution will enable processing speed of more than 500 transactions per secon..
News Fintech startup Ripple has transferred 500 million XRP tokens from its escrow wallet, according to data from Whale Alert, a live tracker for cryptocurrency transactions, on Sept. 3. The San Francisco-based firm has moved 500 million of its native XRP tokens (around $130.1 million at press tim..
News Banking and financial services giant HSBC has completed the first yuan-denominated letter of credit transaction on a blockchain using the Voltron trade finance platform. As Reuters reported on Sept. 2, HSBC conducted the first blockchain-based yuan-denominated letter of credit transaction dep..
News Energy-focused blockchain startup Power Ledger has extended its peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading trial into its next phase in the Australian city of Fremantle. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 21, Power Ledger revealed the continuation of its p2p solar power trading trial..