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Binance Chain hardfork for Galileo

In the test network of Binance Chain was held a hardfork for Galileo's activation

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On June 26 at 07:00 UTC in the Binance Chain test network took place a planned hard fork at block 24.020.000 in order to activate the Galileo update. Upgrade of the main network will take place in a few weeks. BNB holders are not required to take any action in connection with the hard fork, unless...

SpetsHash seeking ASIC miners' custom clearance

The Ukrainian company has been seeking ASIC miners' custom clearance for a year and a half: durin...

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The Kyiv-registered company "СпецХеш" (SpetsHash) won a trial at the local customs, which more than tripled the VAT on the clearance of four ASIC miners. This reports the Youtube channel BlockchainTalk. In April 2018, SpetsHash bought four Antminer S9 devices at a price of $350...

Mark Zuckerberg will speak about privacy and regulations at Aspen Ideas conference today

Mark Zuckerberg will speak about privacy and regulations at Aspen Ideas conference today

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The public and governments scrutiny of Facebook’s influence increases, so Mark Zuckerberg decided to speak on the Aspen Ideas Festival today and explain all privacy and regulation details. His speech is set at 4:30 pm ET. As Aspen reports, Zuckerberg is going to speak with Harvard Professor Cass...

Waves launched programming language

Waves launched a programming language for smart contracts creation in the core network

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The decentralized blockchain-ecosystem Waves Platform has launched its own programming language RIDE on the core network. With its help, developers will be able to create smart contracts and full-fledged decentralized applications, site representatives told ForkLog. According to the developers,...

VeChain and Walmart will launch a joint project

VeChain and Walmart will launch a joint project: against this background, the price of the VET to...

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VeChain blockchain project together with one of the world's largest consulting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and American retailer Walmart will launch a project to ensure food safety in China. In particular, Walmart will be engaged in the supply of products to China, and VeChain will provide...

Android devices are affected by crypto mining malware, which was detected TrendMicro

Android devices are affected by crypto mining malware, which was detected TrendMicro

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A new botnet for cryptocurrency and mining has been identified utilising Android Debug Bridge ports, a system created to determine app defects connected to a majority of Android phones and tablets. Trend Micro reported that the botnet malware has been found in 21 countries and is most prevalent in...

Bitfinex launches derivative instruments

Bitfinex will go offline seven hours before preparing to launch derivative instruments

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Bitfinex, a popular Bitcoin exchange, has announced technical work that can take up to seven hours and will be aimed at improving the experience of user interaction with the platform in the trading process. Among other things, this means creating the foundation for launching derivative instruments....

Bitmain for ICO

Mining giant Bitmain may apply for an IPO in the US

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One of the world's largest producers of mining equipment, Bitmain, is preparing to submit another application for an IPO, but this time in the US, not Hong Kong, Bloomberg reports, citing well-informed sources. Thus, the company, the investment valuation of which in 2018, according to various...

Bitcoin exchange from the Messenger Line may be licensed in Japan this month

Bitcoin exchange from the Messenger Line may be licensed in Japan this month

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Popular Japanese instant messenger Line, whose user base has more than 200 million people, can get a license to launch a crypto exchange in Japan as early as this month. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing informed sources. According to the publication, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA)...

Microsoft and Salesforce join to Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

Microsoft and Salesforce join to Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

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Two of the world’s greatest software corporations flocked to a Hyperledger consortium. After this event, the corporation from the Linux Foundation began gathering more steam. It was reported this week that 8 large enterprises would start their blockchain path by joining Hyperledger. Besides two...

Russian Railways and Pension Fund of the RF will sell discount tickets using the blockchain

Russian Railways and Pension Fund of the RF will sell discount tickets using the blockchain

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The Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and OJSC Russian Railways came into an agreement according to which there will be created a blockchain platform for issuing discount tickets for suburban routes. This is reported by the Gudok. The new system will be created in the framework of the...

Digital Asset starts to contribute with Hyperledger, R3 Corda and Amazon

Digital Asset starts to contribute with Hyperledger, R3 Corda and Amazon

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Digital Asset is a software company that is operating on a blockchain. It has its smart contract programming language, which is known as Digital Asset Modeling Language (DAML) and now it’s going to be integrated with R3 Corda, Amazon’s database service AWS Aurora and Hyperledger Fabric. At the...

Italy’s Banking industry is going to boost cooperation with blockchain

Italy’s Banking industry is going to boost cooperation with blockchain

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Finextra published that starting from March 2020 The Italian Banking Association (ABI) is going to deploy blockchain technology to manage reconciliations. The primary thing that’ll be implemented in the banking system of Italy is the distributed ledger technology for agreements acceleration....

Manufacturers of Japan enter a blockchain-backed data sharing agreement

Manufacturers of Japan enter a blockchain-backed data sharing agreement

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A data sharing arrangement was made between 100 influential Japanese corporations. There are corporations among these 100, that are globally known, like Mitsubishi Electric or Yaskawa Electric. This project was specially designed to advance productivity, decrease risks of info leaks and make...

Breez launches a lightning-powered iPhone app for Bitcoin payments

Breez launches a lightning-powered iPhone app for Bitcoin payments

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Breez is presenting an iOS version of their application. According to information provided by the corporation, this’s going to be the primary app that runs on Neutrino, a lightning network client for Bitcoin. Roy Sheinfeld, the founder of Breez, announced that the corporation has fixed the puzzle...

New CEO of Chia Network is Bram Cohen, the creator of BitTorrent

New CEO of Chia Network is Bram Cohen, the creator of BitTorrent

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Bram Cohen, the author of BitTorrent, has become the CEO of Chia Network. The company had two co-founders Bram Cohen and Ryan Singer, last-mentioned stepped away from his position to focus on family priorities. In August 2017, Bram Cohen moved from his first project BitTorrent to create an...

Alior bank in Poland applies Ethereum blockchain for new authentication feature of documents

Alior bank in Poland applies Ethereum blockchain for new authentication feature of documents

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Several banks all over the world have already tried themselves in the usage of blockchain technologies. Commonly, they are implementing systems on permissioned ledgers that only invited participants can join, but Poland’s Alior bank took the game to a higher level. Alior bank declared that it...

Two companies are cooperating for enabling Ether payments in Amazon

Two companies are cooperating for enabling Ether payments in Amazon

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Two blockchain-based startup companies are cooperating for enabling Amazon shopping with Ether. CLIC Technology declared its alliance with Opporty platform on June 14. They are teaming up for developing an app-like extension for browser, which is going to let Amazon buyers pay for goods with Ether,...

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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