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…

Charles Hoskinson describes the future of Cardano, “100 times more decentralized than Bitcoin” after Shelley

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Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of Ethereum and current CEO of IOHK, recently appeared as a guest on the Ivan on Tech podcast and revealed the progress of the Cardano blockchain. Since IOHK released the “Cardano whiteboard and overview with Charles Hoskinson” video in October 2017, the company introduced major improvements to the platform, and Hoskinson was there…

Weiss Ratings CEO Interview: Crypto Ratings are Needed to Cut Through Hype and Fear

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Weiss Ratings, an investment rating agency, published their first list of cryptocurrency ratings in Jan. 2018. A little over a year later, CryptoSlate interviewed Dr. Martin Weiss, founder and chairman of Weiss Group, on the importance of a rating system for cryptocurrencies, as well as the future of payments, cryptocurrency adoption, and the challenges currently faced…

Analysis Shows Lightning Network Suffers From Trust Issues Exacerbated by Rising Fees

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Over the last two years, the Lightning Network has been touted as the scaling solution for the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. However, the solution has been heavily criticized for its lack of security, and on March 28, Bitcoin Unlimited’s chief scientist Peter Rizun wrote an interesting evaluation of the Lightning Network’s “dirty little secret.” Also…

New Bitcoinpython Node Is 100X Faster Than Previous Python Libraries

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On March 27, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fans were introduced to a new BCH full node written in the Python programming language. The project, known as Bitcoinpython, is a modern BCH library whose creator claims it to be the fastest available Python implementation with 100X the speed of its closest competitor. Also read: Menu.cash Allows Diners…

Browser Extension Aims to Identify Cryptocurrency Tribalism on Twitter

Browser Extension Aims to Identify Cryptocurrency Tribalism on Twitter

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A new browser extension called “Coinflict of Interest” was recently launched on GitHub and it aims to solve the problem of transparency on Crypto Twitter. Created by an open-source developer, Coinflict of Interest exposes bias towards certain coins among well-known figures in the crypto industry, helping people differentiate between truthful and sponsored content. Solving the…

Interview with Komodo’s CTO, How Atomic Swaps Will Change How Cryptocurrency is Traded

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CryptoSlate interviewed Kadan Stadelmann, chief technical officer at Komodo Platform, on why atomic swaps could transform how cryptocurrency is exchanged. The interview also covered how the Komodo team is surviving the down market and his predictions about the future of crypto and blockchain. Background on Kadan Stadelmann Our interviewee has used his software development and…

Mist, Ethereum Browser Which Pioneered ERC20, GUI Wallet, dApps Discontinued—Brave to Carry Torch?

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The Ethereum browser Mist, which pioneered dApp integration, cryptocurrency GUI wallets, and the ERC20 token standard was discontinued. The browser was discontinued due to mounting security challenges and the proliferation of solid alternatives such as Brave, Opera, and Coinbase Wallet mobile, according to the announcement. In a Mar. 22nd post from Mist team member and…

Ethereum Leads in Active Developers, Bitcoin’s Developer Count Healthy, Litecoin and Dogecoin “Being Abandoned”

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Ethereum is strongly leading in the total number of active developers working on both its core protocol and in total development; Bitcoin boasts a strong developer ecosystem 10 years after launch, while Litecoin and Dogecoin are “being abandoned,” according to an analysis by one crypto venture capital firm. One often criticized method for comparing cryptocurrency…

Ledger Reveals Five Vulnerabilities in Competitor Trezor’s Wallets

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Ledger, a major crypto hardware wallet manufacturer based in France, revealed five security vulnerabilities found in the Trezor Model T and Model One, major competitors to the Nano Ledger. Ledger’s Attack Lab Discovered Vulnerabilities in Trezor’s Hardware Wallets The market for cryptocurrency hardware wallets is a rather competitive one due to the nature of cryptocurrencies.…