Category: Development

Bicameral Interconnected Investments: A New Take on Strategic Blockchain Investing

Venture capital firm Bicameral Ventures has funded three new companies to help build a technological ecosystem and improve product development management. Nodesmith, metaMe, and Velocia provide an array of mutual solutions from improving developer uptime to enhancing traffic flow management for urban regions. This new investment thesis is a refreshing […]

Mozilla Firefox’s Update to Protect Users against Cryptojacking and Fingerprinting

Twenty years since developing and providing an alternative Internet experience, Mozilla Firefox on May 21, 2019, rolled out a new update of its browser. The updated version is said to make browsing faster as well as prevent users against cyber threats such as cryptojacking and fingerprinting. Rising to Security Concerns […]

Bitcoin-Based Smart Contracts Platform Adds “Third Layer” Scaling Solution

RIF Labs officially launched their Bitcoin scaling solution at Consensus 2019. The RIF Lumino Network is comparable to the Lightning Network in its scalability potential, but as it’s built on top of the RSK protocol, there are many differences. RIF Labs CEO Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar walked through these differences as […]

Polkadot’s New Proof of Concept Could Enhance Decentralized Governance

The Alexander testnet on Polkadot was upgraded with new features of which the most significant is improved staking governance, as per an announcement by the development team on May 20, 2019. Polkadot was created by Ethereum and Parity co-founder Gavin Wood, who also co-invented the Solidity programming language.  A New […]

Seoul Mayor still Bullish on Blockchain for Smart City Initiatives

South Korean news outlet Queen.co.kr reported May 20, 2019, that the Seoul city mayor Park Won-soon during the ‘Korea Future Forum & Blockchain Tech Show’ highlighted the use of blockchain and Ai in recording and storing data. He also spoke of his plans to integrate the blockchain authentication system in […]

Scaling Bitcoin: Is the Lightning Network a Viable Solution?

In laymen’s terms, the Lightning Network (LN) is a protocol built on top of the Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Monero blockchains; these protocols are called “layer two protocols” because they run on top of an existing network. By moving away from the main chain, layer two protocols help the overall network […]

Stellar Lumens Network Halt: Trading Off Double Spends for Downtime

The Stellar Lumens Network came to a grinding halt after network validators were unable to reach consensus. The Stellar Development Foundation revealed the measures they will take to reduce such downtime in a blog post, May 17, 2019. Stellar Network Went Down for an Hour On May 15, 2019, the […]

Hyperledger Unveils Aries, Decentralized Identity (DID) Infrastructure

Hyperledger, a multi-project open source distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform hosted by the Linux Foundation, has announced the launch of Aries, a shared infrastructure of tools that facilitate the exchange of data stored on different blockchains, according to a blog post on May 14, 2019. Hyperledger Aries Fosters Interoperability In […]