Thursday’s Algorand 2.0 upgrade adds decentralized finance (DeFi) features and smart contracts to the $108 million blockchain.
Skew., a startup led by an ex-JPMorgan trader, did an S&P 500 options trade on bitcoin’s blockchain to prove the tech works better than Wall Street.
IKEA Iceland has taken part in a commercial transaction using ethereum smart contracts and EU-licensed blockchain e-cash to settle an order.
Chainlink CEO Sergey Nazarov says there’s one big thing holding back corporate adoption of blockchain technology.
Harrison Hines, a former ConsenSys token guru, is building a developer hub for the decentralized web via his startup Terminal.
Smart contracts could soon get a boost in bitcoin as prominent programmer Pieter Wuille has unveiled a new coding language designed specifically for their use. Posted to the bitcoin developer mailing list Monday, the ‘Miniscript’ language aims to make it easier for programmers to write up “smart contracts” or conditions for spending bitcoins. Programmers Wuille, Andrew […]
Ethereum rival Cosmos will offer users the choice of coding in at least three different programming languages for smart-contract development.
BitFlyer Blockchain and Japanese business giant Sumitomo Corporation will develop a blockchain app allowing users to sign rental contracts and more.
“Next-generation” cryptocurrency Zilliqa has announced the launch of smart contracts on its platform.
The enterprise blockchain startup has updated its Pact programming language to allow smart contract execution between private and public networks.
Agoric, which is looking to build a smart contract-focused programming language, secured $4 million in backing from Ripple’s Xpring, Zcash, and others.
Beverage giant PepsiCo saw an almost 30 percent increase in efficiency during a programmatic advertising trial using Zilliqa’s blockchain platform.
Rating agency Moody’s has warned of several risks of private, centralized blockchains in a report examining the tech’s pros and cons.
Software virtualization giant VMware is integrating Digital Asset’s smart contract language into its blockchain platform.
Electronics giant Bosch and power supplier Wien Energie have revealed a blockchain fridge aimed to enable better control of electricity consumption.
More than 1.2 million ethereum applications have used a little-known security tool from Amberdata to help avoid costly errors from smart contracts.
The Commerce Committee of the U.S. state of Connecticut has filed a new bill that would authorize the commercial use of blockchain smart contracts.
Japan financial group Nomura has invested in Y Combinator-backed smart contract auditing startup Quantstamp.
Facebook appears to be doubling down on its blockchain efforts with the hiring staffers from smart-contract startup Chainspace.
After an initial boom, smart contract auditing firm Hosho went from from 37 employees to seven after business slowed in 2018.