Bram Cohen, creator of the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol, has published a green paper for his Chia cryptocurrency project that utilizes “proof of space and time,” a proof-of-work alternative that relies on the excess storage space on hard drives to verify the Chia blockchain.
Crypto wallet provider Komodo has released a beta version of their AtomicDEX platform on Android, allowing users to perform atomic swaps directly from their phone.
Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare has purchased a controlling stake in FinTech software producer Just Cash, and the partners plan to bring crypto transactions to traditional, non-bank ATMs in the US.
Intelligence solutions provider CipherTrace and identity solutions provider Shyft are working on developing a know-your-customer-based solution to the Financial Action Task Force’s new “Travel Rule,” which will see crypto exchanges share trader information.
TaTaTu, originally pitched as a streaming platform similar to Netflix that would also offer its own publicly traded token, raised $575 million in its 2018 token sale. Now the business running TaTaTu has stated crypto was never really part of the plan and blockchain tech only accounts for a small portion of the platform.
Combining artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, Hewlett-Packard is working on an information-processing method to allow internet of things devices to communicate without sending or storing data on a corporate cloud.
Officials in Lake City, Florida, paid $500,000 worth of bitcoin to hackers who had brought down the city’s computer system for two weeks. Lake City is the second Florida town in as many weeks to pay a bitcoin ransom as a result of a ransomware attack.
With the launch of Opera Touch for iOS, users will have access to Web3 via the Ethereum blockchain, allowing them to use dApps and make transactions using cryptocurrency.
While bitcoin’s current upward trend has increased the demand for mining rigs, manufacturers are also feeling the heat from established mining operations that need more computing power.
As a domain registry, Unstoppable Domains partnered with blockchain platform Zilliqa to offer users .zil domain names. Now Unstoppable Domains is setting up for a June 27 sale of some of its most popular domain names, including “bitcoin.zil,” which already has more than 500 prospective buyers.
The Cloudflare gateway will allow any device with access to the internet to interact with the Ethereum network, giving users the opportunity to deploy an executable distributed code contract without having to run a node.
After kidnapping rumors spread on WhatsApp led to lynchings across India in 2018, two senior government officials are asking that the messaging platform digitally fingerprint every message in order to ensure traceability.
Developers of the Polygraph protocol hope the system can step in where Byzantine agreement protocols fail, helping to hold blockchain users accountable for double spending and preventing parties with more than one-third of a network’s total mining output from gaining decision-making authority.
BigQuery, Google’s data warehousing and business intelligence solution, may get some help sorting its data on the blockchain thanks to an oracle smart contract provided by the startup Chainlink.
Pan-African insurance firm Old Mutual Insure will no longer insure the computer equipment used by crypto mining operations, citing the unregulated nature of the industry and its ties to cybercrime as two major factors.
As artificial intelligence becomes more prominent in our modern world, what’s being done to ensure that the machines we are building, which collect our data to learn, have the capability to forget what they have learned about us?
Enigma’s newly launched test network, dubbed the Discovery protocol, enables developers to build privacy-preserving executable distributed code contracts, aka smart contracts, that allow sensitive data to be used as inputs.
With the newest version of the Bitcoin Lightning Network set to release on an undisclosed date in June, to-be-added “watchtowers” will monitor fraud on the network, preventing users from rebroadcasting old transactions to make more money.
Baltimore refused to pay a $76,000 ransom after a cyberattack crippled thousands of computers for a month. It wasn’t the first US city to face a ransomware attack, and local governments are scrambling to find better security and post-hack relief.
Retail giant Target has been party to a handful of blockchain and supply chain projects as of late, including supply chain management solution ConsenSource and the supply chain framework project Hyperledger Grid. Now the company is looking to fill out its own blockchain development team, posting jobs for engineers and systems developers.