Ethereum Foundation reveals its development plans for the next year

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The Ethereum Foundation announced the achievements made over the last year and how it plans to allocate its resources over the next 12 months. Changes from the Ethereum Foundation The Ethereum Foundation has redefined its strategy to do what is best for the ecosystem focusing on where the most value can be added and allowing…

Anchor a Document or File to the BCH Chain With Notary.Bitcoin.com

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In my last article, I explained how to prove ownership of a specific address by signing a message with a public and private key pair. That’s just one way of proving ownership and verifying a valid signature, as BCH users can also anchor a document to the chain using the Bitcoin Cash protocol’s Script language.…

Vitalik Buterin: “Microsoft has embraced the open community of blockchain developers” on Ethereum

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On May 7th, Microsoft announced the Azure Blockchain Service, a tool that helps developers and companies create, deploy, and manage blockchain networks. This service, which is currently in public preview, is a continuation of Microsoft’s goal to provide platform-as-a-service tools for blockchain technology. At the Build, Microsoft’s marquee developer conference that occurred in Seattle on May 7th,…

HTC’s new phone allows users to run a Bitcoin full node

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Taiwanese electronics company HTC announced that its new blockchain smartphone, the EXODUS 1s, will have the capability to host a Bitcoin full node. The budget version of the phone will retail under $300, as first reported by CoinDesk. On May 11 at the Magical Crypto Conference in New York, Phil Chen, the decentralized chief officer…

Taproot, the new update that will revolutionize the Bitcoin blockchain

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One of the most anticipated updates to Bitcoin’s scripting capabilities, Taproot, could soon see a roll-out on the Bitcoin network. First proposed in 2018, the update would expand the network’s smart contract flexibility and offer unprecedented privacy, enabling even the most complex smart contracts to be virtually indistinguishable from regular transactions. Solving the problem of…

Washington State signs bill recognizing blockchain technology into law

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On Apr. 26th, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 5638—an act “recognizing the validity of distributed ledger technology”—into law. The Act encourages the development of blockchain, recognizes its use in commerce and digital signatures, and amends legislation to provide definitions for the technology. The original purpose of the Washington Electronic Authentication Act was to…

BCH Developer Builds Onchain Token Auction Console — SLP Agora

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On April 26, software developer Tobias Ruck revealed a new platform he’s been working on called SLP Agora, an onchain trading console written in Rust that allows users to auction SLP tokens for bitcoin cash. The application’s decision-based transactions are secured by a smart contract technique enabled by the newly implemented opcode OP_Checkdatasig. Also read:…

Israeli University Sues Professor for Zero-Knowledge Proofs Technology

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A leading Israeli university is suing one of its own senior staff members for allegedly creating a zero-knowledge proofs technology company based on the intellectual property the professor developed while working for the institution. Also Read: Will Belarus Be the First Country With Nuclear-Powered Bitcoin Mining? The Technion Wants a Piece of Starkware The Technion…

Comparing Ethereum and NEO blockchains by the numbers

Comparing Ethereum and NEO blockchains by the numbers

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With several large projects racing to overtake Ethereum as the leading smart contract blockchain NEO frequently pops up as a front runner. While many call the project the “Chinese Ethereum,” recent data shows that the ambitious project still has a long way to go before it can challenge the incumbent. The Future of NEO Once…

Cardano debuts IOHK Summit in Miami as new Shelley specifications released

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The specifications for Shelley, Cardano’s newest update that aims to bring “full decentralization” to the platform, was finally revealed. IOHK, the company behind Shelley, announced the key specifications that deal with everything from the design for the delegation and incentive mechanism to ledger rules. Cardano Makes Big Announcement Ahead of the IOHK Summit Related: Charles…