RenBTC Quietly Goes Live in Latest Bid to Bring Bitcoin to Ethereum

The latest implementation of bitcoin (BTC) on the Ethereum blockchain quietly went live this week. There are 1.24 renBTC live on the Ethereum mainnet now, according to Etherscan. Three sources with...

Grayscale Accumulates 34% of New BTC as Weekly Investments Tag $30 Million

Grayscale Investments, a crypto investment fund manager and subsidiary of Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, is estimated to have purchased up to one-third of all newly minted Bitcoin during the...

Russian Drugs and The Most Illegal ICO Ever?

With bitcoin recovering after four straight days of decline we’re talking about what may be the most illegal ICO ever, tokens for Mongolian taxi fares, Bitmain’s Texas hedge and one...

Ethereum Privacy Protocol Takes Foot Off Brake With Entirely Immutable Contracts

Fledgling Ethereum anonymization protocol Tornado.cash has launched completely immutable smart contracts — rendering the protocol “unstoppable” from May 21.While the project has extolled the virtues of immutability and declared that...

Reddit’s Co-Founder Believes We Are In ‘Crypto Spring’

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has described the virtual currency ecosystem firmly sitting in “crypto spring,” emphasizing the strength of development surrounding meaningful applications for blockchain technology.In an interview with Yahoo...

Fed Up With Its Fork of Stellar, Kin Is Looking to Move Onto Solana

The kin cryptocurrency is exploring a move from its own fork of Stellar to the Solana blockchain.  To recap, the mobile app company Kik ran a $98 million initial coin offering...

Ethereum 2.0 Release Date Set for the Eleventh Hour as Issues Persist

The launch of Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 may be delayed yet again after developers rescheduled the network’s proof-of-stake algorithm upgrade for June 2020, as reported by Cointelegraph on May 15. Taking...

Designer Money for a Machine-Run Post-COVID World

A headline in MIT Technology Review caught my attention this week: “The pandemic is emptying call centers. AI chatbots are swooping in.” COVID-19’s perfect storm – a global public health crisis,...

Baseline Demo Showcases Secure Enterprise Collaboration on Ethereum

The Baseline Protocol has successfully executed a proof-of-concept in which multiple companies privately and securely synchronized data and managed purchase orders on top of the Ethereum (ETH) mainnet.The concept demonstrates...

The Holy Grail for Cross-Chain Deployment

As per a detailed report released by accounting giant Deloitte at the World Economic Forum on the subject of blockchain interoperability, this fast-evolving technology still has some distance to tread...

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rebounds to $9,500 After Scary Sell-Off

Bitcoin suffered a quick sell-off on Wednesday after a previously dormant address moved some of the earliest-mined coins for the first time. While bitcoin’s price has recovered a bit, downward...

Hackers Target Enterprise Blockchains

When blockchain technology was first brought to the public’s attention, it was lauded on many fronts as “unhackable.” While there are many benefits to blockchain worth noting already, we probably...

Many People Know About DeFi, But Few of Them Use It

Cryptocurrency price aggregator CoinGecko conducted a survey with almost 700 of its users to learn more about the trends in decentralized finance (DeFi).The report, published on May 20, highlights that...

Blockchain Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Adds 87 Crypto Assets in Arms Race With Chainalysis

Crypto sleuthing firm Elliptic has expanded its scope to cover some 97% of digital assets by trading volume – the broadest range of any crime-fighting blockchain analytics service, the company...

Grayscale’s Bitcoin Holdings Pass $3 Billion, Growing 76% Year-on-Year

Grayscale, a major digital asset management fund, has continued to grow this year, with the total assets under management (AUM) hitting new highs.According to a May 19 tweet, Grayscale’s total...

Bitcoin-Backed Ethereum Token tBTC Paused Due to Poorly Tested Redemption Code

Keep Network says a flawed code addition forced the shutdown of its bitcoin-backed Ethereum token, tBTC, just two days after it launched.On May 18, deposits of bitcoin into tBTC were...

Ethereum 2.0 Staking, Explained | Cointelegraph

Several other large blockchains are already running a proof-of-stake consensus, including Tezos, Algorand and Qtum. Tezos runs a staking program under its "Liquid Proof-of-Stake” algorithm, a hybrid between pure...

Largest Private Investment Bank in Latin America Issues Real Estate Tokens on Tezos

Banco BTG Pactual is issuing its security tokens representing investment in real estate on the Tezos (XTZ) blockchain. Previously, the bank had issued its ReitBZ tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, raising...

DTCC Considers DLT for Securities Trading in Twin Studies

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a giant of financial markets infrastructure, is studying whether distributed ledger technology (DLT) could accelerate its processing of securities.DTCC revealed two projects Monday aimed...

An Overview of Crypto-Staking Networks

The debate over which consensus algorithm is right for blockchain is long overdue. While proof-of-work remains popular with Bitcoin (BTC), interest in proof-of-stake protocols has been picking up speed, especially...