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ChainPoint 19

ChainPoint 19 conference is starting in Yerevan

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Every year blockchain specialists, businesspeople, investors, developers and VCs are gathering in Yerevan to attend the ChainPoint conference. It gives a source of knowledge, networking occasions and inspiration. World-class discussants are giving the attendees advice and tips from their practice....

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Blockchain and decentralization at WCIT 2019 conference

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The most long-awaited IT conference of the year was held in Armenia. It also covered the topic of using the blockchain technology. WCIT 2019 was held in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan from October 6 to 9 with the support and under the high patronage of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. It...

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

DTCC delays the blockchain project to avoid Brexit problems

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The start of a post-trade system for derivatives, based on blockchain and designed by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, is delayed for several months because of issues that have been raised by Brexit. The officials from the US CSD think that the delay, which hasn't mentioned before,...

Telegram Open Network

TON blockchain is near to a planned launch in late October

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Telegram Open Network addressed emails to its investors from which it’s becoming evident that the blockchain is near to a projected launch. Chief Technology Officer of TON Labs Mitja Goroshevskiy confirmed the talks about an email and added that the startup is going to run and control TON’s...

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New virus replaces cryptocurrency wallets using Telegram

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Specialists at Juniper Threat Labs have discovered new malware that steals users' personal data and replaces cryptocurrency wallets with their own. The virus functions using the Telegram messenger. Masad Stealer is a new Trojan-delivered spyware that uses Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information....

Lightning Network vulnerability

Details of Lightning Network vulnerability discovered

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Blockstream developer Rusty Russell has revealed more details about the Lightning Network vulnerability, which first became known in late August. As Russell wrote, the vulnerability arose during the creation and replenishment of its channels. In particular, when creating a channel, the recipient...

RSK buys Taringa

RSK startup buys Spanish social media platform Taringa

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RSK a Bitcoin smart contract startup, which describes itself as the “first open-source smart contract platform secured by the bitcoin network”, announced that it is buying Spanish social media platform Taringa. The connection of two companies will let users share their content and get rewards...

MCT exit scam

Turn on VPN: a married couple from Austria made an exit scam

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The founders of the cryptocurrency trading platform My Crypto Trade (MCT) completed an exit scam by stealing user funds from the platform. The total damage, according to minimal estimates, amounted to 100 thousand euros in cryptocurrency. Being the moderator of MCT Discord chat for over a year and...

The power of decentralization: WCIT conference in Armenia

The power of decentralization: WCIT conference in Armenia

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The most long-awaited IT conference of the year will be held in Armenia. It will also cover the topic of using the blockchain technology. WCIT 2019 will be held in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan from October 6 to 9. The conference is held in Armenia with the support and under the high patronage of...

Beta version of Hedera Hashgraph core network launched

Beta version of Hedera Hashgraph core network launched

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On Tuesday, September 17, a public beta of the Hedera Hashgraph PoS blockchain was launched with a declared bandwidth of 10,000 Tps. We did it. The trust layer of the internet is here. What future will you build? https://t.co/gTWBCGxSv1 #HelloFuture #BREAKING #BreakingNews...

Ripple invest Coinme

Ripple invests in Coinme Bitcoin ATM provider

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Coinme, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency ATM provider, raised $1.5 million. We are thrilled to announce our that @Ripple's #Xpring and the newly established #Blockchain Finance Fund have made investments as part of our recently opened A-1 funding round.Full Release: https://t.co/yjNH4JiQpR...

EOS will implement its first hard fork

EOS will implement its first hard fork

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EOS block manufacturers have decided to activate version 1.8 of the EOSIO protocol on Monday, September 23. This will be the first hard fork and the biggest update in the project history. Coming out of today's 1.8 status call, EOS Upgrade Status is still green - on track for successful upgrade...

Moscow voting blockchain

1000s of votes lost during the e-elections in Moscow

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The developer of the blockchain system of electronic voting at the elections to the Moscow City Duma, the company "CryptoPRO" called the cause of its failure - a violation of the rules of operation of the equipment. This was announced by RBC. According to representatives of the company,...

Telegram is testing an Ethereum-compatible blockchain

Telegram is testing an Ethereum-compatible blockchain

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Telegram Open Network the most foreseen project of the famous messenger app is being openly tested. It’s declared that TON is going to be designed so it can adapt to Ethereum. This option is going to facilitate users porting smart contracts into the innovative system. Telegram is one of the fast...

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Report: miner hidden attacks occur 3 times more often

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A new report by McAfee Labs says that the number of attacks using hidden miners in the first quarter of this year increased by 29% compared to the previous period. According to the researchers, users of various operating systems are susceptible to attacks: both Microsoft's Windows and macOS from...

Parking app gives drivers a cut of the data they trade

Parking app gives drivers a cut of the data they trade

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At the beginning of the year, automotive supplier Continental revealed a telematics platform, which collects data on the blockchain - and this move would give drivers more control over the data the manufacturer might share with third parties. Data Monetization Platform (DMP) eases the process of...

Binance X initiative

Binance X developers' platform launched

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Binance exchange launched the Binance X initiative, in which it intends to attract third-party developers to create open-source projects based on its ecosystem of the site. So, Binance offers developers to “learn”, “collaborate” and “grow”. For training, there are already libraries...

VMware is capitalizing on blockchain gold rush

VMware is capitalizing on blockchain gold rush

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A VMware pick and shovel company helps numerous enterprise outfits incorporate the technology made famous for underpinning bitcoin in a decentralized and scalable manner. The journey of this company began by doing its own work on the technology only then developing own model of operating. Pratima...

Few of us know that the technology named blockchain, that is so widely spread nowadays, was described back in 1991 by the group of researchers. It couldn’t find practical usage over 2 decades before 2009 when mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto used the technology as the basis of his invitation: the Bitcoin. But what is blockchain, how it works and what problems does it solve? There are a lot of definitions and explanations of this technology but ‘the distributed and open ledger’ describes it the best. Keeping the same information on each node of the network item and checking the compliance while adding any new block, makes blockchain almost absolutely secure and trustworthy. Not drowning in technical details too much we should say that right now blockchain is changing the traditional financial system. Thanks to this technology P2P transactions are reality nowadays. Democratic governments are implementing blockchain in more and more fields of public administration and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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