Inside the blockchain developer’s mind: The vertical scaling crisis

This is Part 2 of a three-part series in which Andrew Levine outlines the issues facing legacy blockchains and posits solutions to these problems. Read Part 1 on the upgradeability...

Polkadot’s Substrate 2.0 integrates oracles at a protocol level

The Polkadot team released on Wednesday a major milestone for its Substrate blockchain framework, which now provides a way for blockchain applications to interface with the outside world without relying...

Inside the blockchain developer’s mind: The upgradeability crisis

This is Part 1 of a three-part series in which Andrew Levine outlines the issues facing legacy blockchains and posits solutions to these problems. Read Part 2 on the vertical...

Blockchain tech is helping to reduce the impact of deforestation in Brazil

Major meat processing company JBS S.A., has repeatedly come under fire for allegedly contributing to the illegal deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. They are now using blockchain technology to create...

Brokers and banks in crypto

This past summer, a Switzerland-based blockchain investment company called CV VC, and a Swiss audit and advisory firm known as PwC, in collaboration with Cointelegraph, put together an in-depth report...

Part 3 — The extraterritorial reach of US securities laws

As mentioned in the first and second parts of this story, on March 24, 2020, in a widely reported and closely followed decision, Judge Peter Castel imposed a sweeping preliminary...

Mass DeFi adoption is 3–10 years away

The majority of DeFi projects believe the industry is far away from maturity, but they are sure that mainstream adoption is likely to occur. This was disclosed on Sept. 21...

Part 2 — The case against integrating the two prongs of a SAFT

As discussed in the previous article, Telegram is a popular global instant messaging company. In 2018, it sold contractual rights to acquire a new crypto asset that it was developing...

RockX launches $20 million investment program for the Polkadot ecosystem

Digital asset development company RockX has launched a $20 million investment program to support the Polkadot (DOT) ecosystem over the next five years. The funding, capped at a maximum of...

South Korean regulator is wary of NFT-based games

The South Korean blockchain gaming industry is concerned regulators are looking unfavorably on non-fungible token based games, after the Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC) postponed an application for the...

Emin Gün Sirer’s $42 million blockchain for DeFi scaling has launched

Avalanche, a blockchain offering scalability to the world of decentralized finance took its mainnet live on Sept. 21. "From Snowflake to Avalanche, the decentralized platform has come a long way, and...

How DeFi is completing the job Bitcoin started

In a broad sense, 2020 has been the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. As it charges toward 1 million deaths and over 30 million infections, governments have been found wanting....

Austrian gin makers to use blockchain to guarantee bottles’ rarity

The Stin, an Austrian-based gin distiller, is set to use ICON (ICX), South Korea’s largest public blockchain project, to transparently track its supply chain.An Austrian blockchain firm, block42, will be...

Figure Technologies releases fund services offerings on blockchain

 Figure Technologies launched its new digital fund services products for investment firms on a blockchain, the company said in a statement.The San Francisco-based financial technology firm used the Provenance blockchain...

South Australian food and wine tracing platform teams up with Hedera

The Australian government-backed agricultural supply chain platform Entrust has announced it will operate on Hedera Hashgraph — a distributed ledger platform claiming a transactional throughput of 10,000 transactions per second.South...

Cointelegraph Consulting releases DeFi Guide to increase wider adoption

Many new users have been attracted to the explosive expansion of the DeFi sector in 2020, seeking to explore the growing selection of finance tools and applications. Not surprisingly, large...

Part 1 — Key takeaways for now

Telegram is a popular, global, cloud-based instant messaging, videotelephone and voice-over service company. Particularly popular with crypto-enthusiasts, at the end of 2017, Telegram came up with a plan to raise...

The reasons why I left a comfortable government job for crypto

I thought we were the good guys when I worked in operations security for the Austrian government. After I learned how trivial it was for certain institutions or people in...

A cloud company announces the listing of its coin on Bittrex

Beowulf Blockchain, a decentralized cloud network for communication services, has announced the listing of its coin, BWF, on the Bittrex exchange.Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company stated that its coin...

Blockchain-secured land entices real estate investors

In the “real” world, real estate has historically been seen as a viable investment. Individuals and corporations usually purchase land and property either for development or to sell at a...