Category: Other Public Protocols

MakerDAO Fee Decrease Stalls Amid Decline in Token Holder Voting Turnout

After an initial round of polling last Thursday, MakerDAO token holders have failed to finalize a decision to decrease fees for users on DAI stablecoin loans taken out through MakerDAO’s programmatic lending protocol. On Friday, a secondary round of polling was launched in order to execute a 2 percent decrease to […]

Blockchain Project Thundercore Releases Code for ‘Pala’ Consensus Protocol

Public blockchain platform provider ThunderCore has just released proof-of-concept code for a new consensus protocol, dubbed Pala, on GitHub. According to Elaine Shi, chief scientist for ThunderCore, the work represents “a dream consensus protocol.” As stated on the newly released GitHub page: “Pala is a byzantine fault tolerant consensus protocol…It […]

Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali: ‘You Don’t Need a Blockchain’ for All Dapps

Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali criticized “most” decentralized apps in the industry during a panel appearance Monday, drawing issue with how they are typically organized today. At CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 conference, he took aim at the “architecture” most decentralized apps use these days, arguing that apps across the space are putting […]

Kadena Blockchain to Launch This October With $3 Billion Asset Manager Onboard

Brooklyn-based startup Kadena will launch a public blockchain this October, the company announced Monday at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York. Founded in 2016, Kadena raised over $14 million last year to develop a new proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain network called Chainweb that would seek to offer users high transaction […]