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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...

Ethereum almost full as controversial coin eats up capacity

Ethereum almost full as controversial coin eats up capacity

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Ethereum’s digital ledger, which was thought to be a greater version of Bitcoin, is running out of capacity. Co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin warned that the price of processing transactions performed in the digital token Ether on the underlying blockchain may become too expensive for some...

Bitmain mining chip

Bitmain increases hash rate, purchasing 600.000 mining chips

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The Chinese giant Bitmain allegedly placed an application for the purchase of 600,000 mining chips, which in the future could bring the company an additional $1.2 billion in profit. This was reported by the Block. The information came from a source close to TSMC, Taiwan's largest semiconductor...

China mining farm

A severe flood destroyed a large mining farm in China

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In the Chinese province of Sichuan as a result of heavy rains began floods and landslides, as a result of which a large mining farm was destroyed. A video of the incident has already been posted online. A local mining farm based in Sichuan, China was DEVASTATED by the recent heavy rainfall in the...

Vodafone cooperates with IBM for supplier blockchain trust

Vodafone cooperates with IBM for supplier blockchain trust

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For becoming more open and productive, Vodafone, a telecom titan, started a collaboration with IBM. Involving blockchain technology, IBM began its path to supplier compliance improvement and simplification. The project is named Trust Your Supplier and it involves numerous leader...

Moscow voting hack

Researcher hacked Moscow's blockchain voting in 20 minutes

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French cryptographer Pierreck Godry hacked the Internet voting system developed by the Moscow Department of Information Technology (DIT), which put some of its components in the public domain, inviting everyone to find vulnerabilities, Meduza reports. So, the developers of DIT published encrypted...

Coinbase user data

Passwords of nearly 3500 Coinbase users stored in clear text

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The leading cryptocurrency platform Coinbase reported a potential vulnerability, as a result of which the personal information of 3420 users, including passwords, was stored in clear text in the server’s internal log. According to the exchange, third parties did not receive unauthorized access to...

Mukesh Ambani blockchain

India's richest man to launch a new blockchain

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On of the Indian mobile operator', Reliance Jio Infocomm, owned by the country's richest man Mukesh Ambani, intends to launch its own blockchain within a year. This was stated by Ambani himself. “From the first day, tens of thousands of active nodes will be online,” he stressed. So, it is...

Amazon removed "blockchain" job

Amazon removed "blockchain" from a job after hype in media

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Amazon, an online retailer, published a job of a software developer on LinkedIn, who, among other things, was supposed to do “work on the blockchain.” Later, the company was forced to remove the mention of blockchain from the text of the vacancy due to media hype. So, according to the initial...

blockchain regulation in South Korea

Non-regulated zone for blockchain development in South Korea

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The South Korean government has declared Busan (the second-largest city in South Korea) a “non-regulatory zone” for blockchain technologies' development. In particular, following the example of the Swiss Zug, Busan will open for a number of initiatives in the field of finance, public security,...

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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