Month: October 2018

ConsenSys Engineering Team PegaSys Releases Open Source Ethereum Client Pantheon

PegaSys, the protocol engineering team at ConsenSys, has announced the release of Pantheon, an open source Ethereum client developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java. Pantheon will be the center of the company’s future Ethereum-based enterprise tools, the company said on Tuesday. With the release, users can run nodes to connect to …

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Civic Joins Rivetz, ElevenPaths Partnership to Provide Blockchain-Powered Identity Verification Solutions

Blockchain identity startup Civic has joined a partnership previously formed between crypto cybersecurity company Rivetz and Telefónica’s cybersecurity unit ElevenPaths to deliver blockchain-powered identity solutions to mobile users. Civic is an identity protection and management startup founded in 2015 by South African Internet entrepreneur Vinny Lingham. The company raised US$33 million in funding during its …

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WeTrust Spring to Match 100% of ETH Donations Through Giving Tuesday, Announces 14 Partnerships

A fundraising platform has announced that it will match 100 per cent of every Ethereum donation as part of Giving Tuesday through to November 27. It has also revealed its inaugural partnerships with 14 charitable organisations. WeTrust Spring is a fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits a platform to raise funds through Ether. …

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BitGo Adds First Gold-Backed Digital Asset as Demand for Crypto Pegged to Gold Increases

Digix’s gold-backed digital token has been added to crypto custodian BitGo as demand increases for cryptocurrency to be pegged to the value of gold. Announced today, DGX has been added to BitGo’s Digital Currency Support with Enterprise Access. DGX is a token that is backed by 99.99 per cent gold cast bars from London Bullion …

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Tech Firm Run By Doctors Turns To The Blockchain For Fighting Healthcare Fraud

When a psychiatrist makes a schizophrenia diagnosis, it can alter a patient’s life forever. Such a diagnosis is often accompanied by prescription drugs that alter the way the patient thinks. But imagine if that doctor were an impostor. That’s exactly what happened in 2015–2016, when Scott Redman stole the identity of a physician and treated …

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Cyprus Partners with VeChain Foundation and CREAM to Advance Blockchain

Invest Cyprus, the government’s dedicated partner responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment in key economic sectors, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with blockchain startups VeChain Foundation and CREAM to collaborate on the development and implementation of blockchain solutions. VeChain Foundation and CREAM will establish a joint entity in Cyprus and advise …

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Mars Blockchain Summit NYC 2018 Successfully Held, Summit Dialogues Explored What’s Next in Blockchain

Mars Blockchain Summit NYC 2018 was successfully held in New York on October 18, Eastern Standard Time. This unrivaled event was hosted by Mars Finance and co-hosted by Consensus Lab, Liaoyuan, Crypto Capital, Sharp Eye Capital, EUB Chain, and DFG. Joint by well-known financial institutions and industry leaders from both China and Wall Street, guests …

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World Crypto Con Launches Blockchain Summit, Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, 31st October

The World Crypto Con Blockchain Experience Kicks off with Bitcoin’s 10th Birthday. Activities include Bloqchain Hackathon, Poker Tournament, eRacing, Token Tank and a Giant Halloween Crypto Party at Omnia Nightclub hosted by Steve Aoki.rn World Crypto Con (WCC), launches the world’s most immersive and interactive blockchain and crypto experience, with an exciting schedule of activities …

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Post-fork Monero Decoy Selection Bias Could Have Detrimental Impact On Privacy

BTC.com engineer and concerned Monero user ‘Lacksfish’ has outlined a troubling bias towards the use of Coinbase (block reward) transactions as decoys (also known as mixins) occuring on the post-fork Monero chain, with potentially troublesome privacy implications. The Github issue outlined here points towards a concerning number of recent transactions in which there is a disproportionate …

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Crypto Wallet Edge Announces Integration of Changelly, Stellar, and More

Edge, a Californian startup formerly known as Airbitz, has released a major version update to the Edge Wallet, expanding users’ ability to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies, and enhancing user privacy, the company said on Thursday. The Version 1.4.0 update integrates exchange platforms Changelly and ShapeShift for additional currency support, and offers users a decentralized …

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Blockchain.com Launches Custom Hardware Wallet Lockbox

Online wallet provider Blockchain.com has launched an exclusive hardware wallet in partnership with hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, according to its press release. Known as Blockchain Lockbox, the new handheld device combines Blockchain’s innovative software technology with the latest infrastructure solution to attain a novel integration in one product. Contrary to what bystanders may presume about …

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Sony Pictures Joins Greenfence to Put Goosebumps Collectible Trading Cards on the Blockchain

If you were a child growing up in the 90s you may have read Goosebumps, the children’s horror fiction novels written by American author R.L. Stine. Books such as Say Cheese and Die, One Day at Horrorland, Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes, How I Got My Shrunken Head, and Vampire Breath are just a few …

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