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3 Ways Staking Will Upend the Economics of Ethereum

3 Ways Staking Will Upend the Economics of Ethereum

As ethereum undergoes a major upgrade in 2020, how might the economics of the second-largest blockchain begin to shift? The next major iteration of ethereum, dubbed Ethereum 2.0, will be based on a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus protocol. This means that transactions on the blockchain will be processed and validated by users who stake wealth as opposed to […]

UAE Royal Family Acquires Stake In CPA200 Crypto Price Index

UAE Royal Family Acquires Stake In CPA200 Crypto Price Index

The Emirati royal family has taken a stake in the Crypto Price Index (CPI) project, a cryptocurrency analog of the Dow Jones Industrial Average that operates on the blockchain. The development comes as the royal family believes that volatile and uncertain digital asset markets need solutions which gauge industry-wide performance, CPI said in a Wednesday press release. “I am […]

Bermuda Now Accepts USDC Crypto for Taxes and Government Services

Bermuda Now Accepts USDC Crypto for Taxes and Government Services

Residents of Bermuda can now pay their taxes in cryptocurrency. The Government of Bermuda announced Wednesday it will accept payments in USD Coin (USDC) “for taxes, fees and other government services,” according to a press release by crypto finance startup Circle. USDC is a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar launched a year ago by […]

Bitcoin Startup Casa Updates Lightning Nodes After Shipping 2,000 in Year 1

Bitcoin Startup Casa Updates Lightning Nodes After Shipping 2,000 in Year 1

Casa, a bitcoin custody provider and manufacturer of hardware nodes for lightning, bitcoin’s scaling layer, is launching a new version of its flagship device. The new node will process transactions faster because of its larger memory unit (4 GB versus the current node’s 1 GB), better processor and new software, Casa CEO Jeremy Welch told […]

US House Passes Bill for FinCEN to Study Blockchain Use

US House Passes Bill for FinCEN to Study Blockchain Use

Congress wants the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to up its internal blockchain game with a new bill to study how the technology could be adapted for law enforcement. On Sept. 19, the House of Representatives passed legislation calling for the financial crimes regulator to study its use of “innovative technologies” — including blockchain. The bill […]

CryptoKitties Creator Raises $11 Million from Warner, A16z to Launch Own Blockchain

CryptoKitties Creator Raises $11 Million from Warner, A16z to Launch Own Blockchain

Warner Music is collaborating with Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties, to create a new blockchain called Flow. According to a story in Forbes Thursday, Dapper Labs has garnered $11 million in funding for the project, including investment from Warner. The round is led by Andreessen Horowitz, with other major venture firms like Union Square Ventures, […]

IBM Official Elected Chair of Hyperledger Blockchain Tech Board

IBM Official Elected Chair of Hyperledger Blockchain Tech Board

The Hyperledger technical steering committee (TSC) has elected another IBM official as its chair amid controversy over the tech giant’s increased representation on the panel. Arnaud Le Hors, a senior technical staff member for blockchain and web open technologies at IBM, succeeds Dan Middelton, a principal engineer with Intel, according to an email sent to […]

Don’t Worry, Overstock’s New CEO Is Already ‘Drunk on Bitcoin’s Kool-Aid’

Don’t Worry, Overstock’s New CEO Is Already ‘Drunk on Bitcoin’s Kool-Aid’

Digital retail platform Overstock.com’s new CEO is not planning any major changes to the company’s blockchain efforts after the departure of its founder. Patrick Byrne, the now-former CEO of Overstock, made headlines Thursday after announcing his resignation as both the head of his company and a member of its board. He wrote in a letter to shareholders that he […]

Web3’s Gavin Wood Launches Kusama Network to Test Polkadot Protocol

Web3’s Gavin Wood Launches Kusama Network to Test Polkadot Protocol

Developers will soon be able to test applications on a live version of blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot. Kusama, an experimental and unaudited version of the $1.2 billion network, was launched on Friday at the tail-end of Berlin Blockchain Week. As highlighted in a blog post by Polkadot creator Gavin Wood, it will be somewhere between one to four weeks […]