Bancor Progress Update: October 2018

Source: Blog - bancor.network

Fall has been busy as the Bancor team gears up for one of its largest launches to date. BancorX will enable decentralized token conversions on EOS as well as cross-chain conversions between Ethereum and EOS-based assets. Bancor’s upcoming support for EOS marks the network’s first expansion to a new blockchain, but will not be the last.Amid heads-down development, we saw a number of interesting uses of Bancor’s open-source protocol by third-party developers, while members of the team visited London, Los Angeles and Tokyo to prepare for launch and engage with blockchain leaders.Here’s the latest:LiquidEOSBancor’s block producer continues to ship products and initiatives at a tremendous pace. The team’s most recent contributions to the EOS ecosystem have earned LiquidEOS a spot back in the top 21. As of this writing, LiquidEOS is ranked 8th on the Block Producer Leaderboards.Two recent initiatives include:EOSCraftEOSCraft is…

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Brazil Conference and Meetup Report

Brazil Conference and Meetup Report
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

Como foi o Meetup? – Quais temas discutiram? Foi sensacional, discutimos sobre toda tecnologia da PIVX, aplicações, governança, privacidade e experiência de cada um neste mercado de criptomoeda, disseram que a PIVX é sensacional e necessita de um carinho especial dos Brasileiros. Do que a PIVX precisa para ter uma grande e forte comunidade no Brasil hoje? Divulgação nos principais canais de mídia cripto Brasileiros, stands em eventos como BitConf, Blockmaster 2018, equipe no Brasil, alguns Airdrops e tradução de todo seu material para português. O que acharam de todo ecossistema PIVX? Excelente, em todos os sentidos, ZPOS, Zpivx, Zdex, Masternode, chamou muito atenção por todo ecossistema que a PIVX traz completo de privacidade e anonimidade, especialmente por vc poder fazer stake em total anonimato. Complemento: Sugeriram que a PIVX entre em uma Exchange Brasileira para facilitar a compra em…

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Golem Community Update: DEVCON4 edition

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

October and November are turnkey months for Golem. We are prepping up for big things in the technological and organizational fronts. We are planning to reveal to our community two very important events next week, and one of them is set to drastically shape and improve Golem.Even though we have been quite heads-down focusing on our mid-term goals roadmap and the team’s transformation, we are not leaving our community aside. Berlin was a great experience to advance and discuss ecosystem UX subjects — we are beginning to see Ethereum is shifting to a user-first focus and are eager for more advancements on this aspect, one of the big challenges towards mass adoption of Blockchain technologies.While sponsoring and participating in ETHSanFrancisco, and the adjacent blockchain week, we also supported the Non-Fungible Summit. We are aware that NFTs are not in our scope, but this…

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How Payments Improved InstaReM and BeeTech’s Customer Experience

Source: Blog - Ripple.com

Establishing new connections on RippleNet was a critical priority at Swell 2018. While matchmaking between customers at the event inspired potential new corridors in real-time on the ground, stories of current customer success across RippleNet were in the spotlight on stage. InstaReM and BeeTech worked on opposite sides of the globe, but they were both trying to address the same problems for their customers. In London, Co-Founder and CEO of InstaReM Prajit Nanu saw global payments that just “didn’t work.” They were just too expensive and took too long. “The focus of building InstaReM was twofold: 1) it was to build infrastructure that would allow institutions to tap into our network to send low-cost payments 2) to create a consumer remittance platform,” Nanu explained to the audience. “People want transparency and low cost — can you reduce the cost as…

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Waves Ecosystem Comes To Your Browser

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Waves technology is constantly developing. Now, we’re releasing a new browser extension: Waves Keeper.The new Waves Keeper browser extension turns your browser into a keychain that enables you to sign transactions securely on third-party web resources without entering your seed or password. So now, if a Waves-integrated website or dApp requires you to sign a transaction, you can do it with just a couple of clicks, right in your browser.Your account information is encrypted and stored locally on your computer. It will never be accessed outside the extension and cannot be stolen. You can also add multiple wallets and switch between them easily. If you ever forget the password to your account, you’ll be able to restore it with your SEED phrase, just like the regular Client.The extension will be particularly useful to developers who want to embed Waves functionality in their projects,…

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Development Update — October 18, 2018

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

Development Update — October 18, 2018Hello Lisk Community,It has been a busy couple of weeks for Lightcurve development teams. Among major achievements we have the release of Lisk Core 1.1.0 to Testnet and a new version of Lisk Hub, while crucial development has continued across our full suite of products. Find a full rundown of what each team has been working on below.Lisk Core1.1.0 — Yesterday we released 1.1.0 to Testnet. This release intentionally introduced a hard fork to limit versions that are to be accepted. Full information can be found about why we did this here. To quickly summarise, this was caused by the following problem: Release versions containing suffixes (like ‘rc’ or ‘beta’) which were identified as incompatible by v1.0.0-rc.* Testnet nodes. More importantly, this hard fork will only be introduced for this release on Testnet. Mainnet will not be effected for the 1.1.0…

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SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone

SAFE-Fleming: Our Next Major Milestone
Source: Blog - Maidsafe.net

Photo by Jonatan Pie on UnsplashIn September 2017, we released the Alpha 2 version of the SAFE Network. It marked significant progress for the project for a number of reasons. We now had a Network in which a user’s credentials couldn’t be read (or misused) by a rogue application or even the Network itself.The creativity of the SAFE Network community was unleashed with a wave of activity as people experimented with creating new websites in minutes — and we all experienced just how fast and powerful a truly decentralised Network could be.Since then, the team have been working on the next goal: building the technology for Alpha 3. Whilst we’ve discussed the details in different posts and forum conversations, as we approach this next major milestone that we codenamed Fleming internally (after Sir Alexander Fleming, the noted Scottish Nobel Prize winner from Ayrshire who discovered…

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CloakCoin | Ecosystem Member

CloakCoin | Ecosystem Member
Source: Blog - Nem.io

CloakCoin is designed to facilitate private, secure, decentralised and untraceable transfers. The Enigma Payment System is CloakCoin’s unique anonymising technology, developed from the ground up and thoroughly audited by NASDAQ listed cybersecurity firm, Cognosec GmbH. Enigma is not associated with any other projects and forms a strong foundation for the future development of decentralized applications running on the CloakCoin network. As one of the first digital currency concepts to address privacy matters, CloakCoin was introduced with the aim of enabling complete anonymity, in a world that is more and more encroaching on the freedom of its population. By using real and perceived threats to national security, the powers that be are trying to deprive citizens of their right to privacy as a means of ‘protection.’ Most digital currencies, including Bitcoin, face the problem of possible devaluation by 3rd parties. An…

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Welcome S. D. Nelson to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

S. D. Nelson (“Nelson”) joins IOTA as a technical writer. From quick start to deep dive, he can explain IOTA technology so everyone understands. He shares IOTA’s passion for zero-cost transactions in the Internet of Things so that society can benefit from these emerging technologies.His Bachelors of Business and Masters of Computer Science provide a good foundation for appreciating distributed ledger technology. His zeal for wide-range communication prompted him to improve his Spanish and begin learning Chinese. His experience owning a software validation business in California gave him the opportunity to contribute to the safe flight of the Curiosity Mars Rover and the NASA Space Shuttle. He believes future space missions may launch with IOTA!On joining IOTAI am enthusiastic about supporting the IOTA vision for fueling efficient machine-to-machine (M2M) transactions. IOTA may be the missing link that encourages harmonious interoperability among the…

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IOTA’s Tangle Powers IAMPASS Biometric Palm Vein Authentication For Digital Identity

Source: Blog - Iota.org

IOTA Gains Momentum for its Smart City Initiative with Bio-Identity Verification(BERLIN, GERMANY — October 15, 2018) IOTA Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and permissionless ecosystem development, announced today that its open source Tangle technology will power a new biometric authentication system that uses a person’s palm vein pattern as means of identification. The IAMPASS Proof of Concept (PoC) is yet another milestone for IOTA’s rapidly developing ecosystem and another piece of the organization’s evolving Smart City initiative.Identity + DLTEnterprise leaders are quickly discovering that traditional centralized identity service providers are no longer able to offer the access or control required to effectively manage and secure growing levels of user data from connected and digital devices. As organizations look to an innovative alternative, bio-identity, verified and managed on a distributed ledger, provides a system for immediate, reliable and secure…

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Introducing Smart Vouchers: A New Way To Earn Referral Rewards By Sending Bytes To New Users

Source: Blog - Byteball

Introducing Smart Vouchers: A New Way To Earn Referral Rewards By Sending Bytes To New UsersPuzzled as to why your social circle doesn’t ‘get’ distributed ledger technology? Well today we are releasing a new tool to help increase the number of people in your social circle that ‘get’ it!Get paid to send BytesYou can now earn money for introducing new people to the Byteball network. The money is a reward for your time and effort introducing new users.Smart Vouchers are like bank deposits that accrue referral rewardsAlthough many in the distributed ledger world are frustrated with aspects of banking systems, their existence helps explain how our Smart Vouchers work.Think of a bank account. You deposit some Bytes on the account (Smart Voucher). You put them to work paying for new users attestations, and you earn the referral rewards, which get added back to…

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Politeia in Production

Source: Blog - Decred.org

Today, Decred’s proposal system, Politeia, goes into production on mainnet. This corresponds with the development organization ceding control over the accumulated project subsidy, which is roughly DCR 570,000, currently valued at approximately USD 23 million, to the Decred stakeholders. We have been working towards this milestone for roughly 18 months, so we are very excited to put Politeia into production. That said, it is important to understand that Politeia is a very powerful tool: it can enable all manner of positive developments for Decred, but if used unwisely, it can lead to a wide variety of problems. Politeia allows Decred users and stakeholders to propose, discuss, collaborate on, and fund new projects, initiatives, and consensus changes. If stakeholders exercise bad judgment, it can have serious negative consequences, so I am sharing my experiences and observations as the custodian of the…

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A Proposal for Reusable Addresses [Part 3]

Source: Blog - Iota.org

We explained our proposal’s basic concept in the 2nd part of this series. We will now explain why IOTA was not designed like this in the first place, and why the proposed solution cannot fully replace the way transactions are handled right now.Spoiler Alert: At the end of this post we will hopefully see that we can still build a viable solution that combines the best of both worlds.We begin by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of this new approach.Arguments for the proposed approachReceiving funds now requires less resources on the receiving side, since recipients do not need to generate new addresses for every incoming payment, and the recipient has to monitor fewer addresses, in order to determine if funds were received.This in turn mitigates a possible DOS-like attack, whereby the recipient is bombarded with payment requests, forcing them to generate and…

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A Proposal for Reusable Addresses [Part 2]

Source: Blog - Iota.org

In the first part of this blog post, we discussed our motivation for introducing reusable addresses. Moreover, we suggested why this would work best at the protocol level, rather than as a second-layer approach. In this part of the blog post, we outline our basic proposal.Before you read this article, we suggest that you first understand how an IOTA seed is used to generate and validate addresses, by reading these in-depth posts by Koen Maris and Eric Hop. For this article, we will assume that we can generate a quasi-infinite number of public/private key pairs.Current approach (a recap)Whenever we issue a payment from one of our addresses, we sign the message using the private key belonging to that address. The nodes can verify that the spend was issued by the owner of the address by verifying the transaction signature against the address…

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The first glimpse into Golem Unlimited

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

by Piotr Chromiec, Piotrek “Viggith” JaniukA few weeks ago we announced Golem Unlimited, and now, we are proud to share a demo featuring its first incarnation.This is our product built for organizations with idle computing infrastructure. In Golem Unlimited we can find two roles: the hub acting as a requestor and provider nodes sharing resources. It is an open platform featuring an SDK for application development and deployment in trusted infrastructures, such as desktop computers in companies, LANs, datacenters or trusted P2P networks.The goal of Golem Unlimited is manyfold. First of all, broadening the Golem Network reach. Each Golem Unlimited instance will be a separate subnetwork, which can be shared in the Golem network as a single provider. Secondly, these subnetworks may also be utilized by the business running them — for internal purposes only. We aim to provide a seamless experience…

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The ICONOMI Digest

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

The ICONOMI DigestWith the release of Delta Summit Index, the first direct purchase of BLX using the fiat gateway, the beta release of the public API, and more, the past two weeks have been some of ICONOMI’s busiest.Delta Summit IndexLast week, the ICONOMI team attended Delta Summit, where we established Delta Summit Index, one of the world’s first crowdsourced crypto indexes. The structure of Delta Summit Index was voted on by the blockchain experts in attendance at the event and can be viewed below:You can buy into Delta Summit Index on the ICONOMI platform.Delta Summit Index PrizeAnyone holding Delta Summit Index on the ICONOMI platform on October 19, 2018 will automatically be entered for a chance to double their DSI holdings, up to $2,000! Buy in here.Columbus Capital UpdateColumbus Capital is no longer managing Pinta. Pinta’s assets will be moved to ICONOMI’s treasury. This…

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Meet the team: Find out more about FunFair’s latest hires

Meet the team: Find out more about FunFair’s latest hires

12/10/2018 As the team continues to grow and we add more talent to the ranks, we wanted to introduce you to the new faces here at FunFair HQ. Harri Evans – Senior TypeScript Developer Random fact: I just had my first short story published! Professional experience: 5 years of JavaScript/TypeScript development using frameworks like Angular Anne Soria – Financial Accountant Random fact: I’m in a Bollywood film Professional experience: Worked as an auditor for 5 years. Edwin Chuah – Community Manager Random fact: My parents collectively have over 20 brothers & sisters. That means I have too many cousins to count and keep track of! Professional experience: Worked in console videogames for 5 years prior to joining. Timothy Hembrough – Customer Support Specialist Random fact: I was born on Friday the 13th, having said that, things have worked out ok. Thus…

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Development Overview: Q3 2018

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

Development Overview: Q3 2018Welcome to our development overview for Q3 2018. These overviews are intended to give a sense of how we are progressing with each of the development goals outlined in our ICONOMI in 2018 roadmap blog post. We will continue to release periodic development updates as the platform evolves.Q3 development highlights include the first direct purchase of BLX with euro using the fiat gateway (in beta) and the release of the public API.Take a look at the graphic below for a quick synopsis, or read on for more details.DAA ManagersAs we mentioned in the Q2 Development Overview, our focus for Q3 was larger releases critical to our future growth. Our key activities included:The release of our new trading engine along with the rebalance submission page to enable faster rebalancing.The fiat gateway is in production beta and currently available only…

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A Proposal for Reusable Addresses [Part1]

Source: Blog - Iota.org

IOTA has been criticized for making design choices that are fundamentally different to others in the distributed ledger field.One of those choices was to use a quantum-resistant signature scheme, which (while being safe from quantum computers) does not allow spending multiple times from the same address, without putting the funds on that address at risk.Most critics of this feature argue that issues like quantum computing are not an imminent threat and that adjustments can be made when vulnerable signature algorithms become a real problem. Especially if the alternative creates usability problems for current users.To understand our choice however, it’s important to understand what IOTA is trying to achieve:IOTA aims to build the backbone for the next Industrial Revolution where machines exchange information and value independently of humans (the Internet of Things).IoT devices usually make use of technologies like FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) and ASICs (application-specific…

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Restructuring Pinta and BLX

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

Restructuring Pinta and BLXAn Update on ICONOMI’s Relationship with Columbus CapitalToday, we are announcing the next step in our efforts to further position ICONOMI for long-term success. We have decided to end our ties with Columbus Capital and reposition BLX to follow a passive structure, while underlying Pinta assets are moved to ICONOMI’s balance sheet.Columbus Capital was introduced to the ICONOMI platform as one of the first DAA managers. We viewed them not only as the best starting point for exploring the possibilities the new tokenized world offers, but also as the best way to delegate responsibility so our focus could remain on building the best digital asset management platform. Over the past two years, we have watched the regulatory framework change very slowly, and it will still take quite some time for authorities to acknowledge all the benefits the tokenized world…

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Golem’s mid-term goals — in detail

Source: Blog - Golemproject.net

Our mid-term goals kanbanBuilding Golem is an incredibly rewarding experience, we learn new things every day, but at the same time, constructing something that has never been done before is unpredictable and tricky.Launching Brass Beta into mainnet, for instance, was not envisioned in our first plan. But we understood that in order to progress, we needed to go out of our comfort zone — that is, obviously, testnet and the lab environment, and see how Golem behaves in the wilderness of mainnet.Now that we accomplished this, that we introduced 2 major updates after that first Brass Beta mainnet launch and a couple of patches, we sat down with our ever-growing team and planned differently. We are not reinventing the wheel but dismantling it and tracking the progress of each piece, while we never stop working and progressing, sticking to our core values and premises.Golem and…

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Configuration improvements in IRI 1.5.5

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Today marks the release of IRI 1.5.5. The IOTA Reference Implementation (IRI) software is the backbone of the IOTA network. An evolving piece of software that is incrementally moving towards the implementation outlined in the IOTA white paper.As development has progressed, we have aimed to make running an IRI node and contributing to the IRI code as simple as possible. In this regard, there is room for significant improvement both from the node operators’ perspective and community developer perspective. With IRI 1.5.5, we hope to make a step in tackling this with an improved and refactored IRI configuration.Configuration improvementsThe configuration improvements we have made to IRI are visible both from the usability perspective and the code quality perspective. To begin with, you can run the new version of IRI with the `–help` parameter. This prints out all the configuration options and…

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Attack analysis – the simple parasite chain

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Note: This blog post is intended for a reader with a basic understanding of the Tangle. In particular, we heavily rely on concepts like a random walk in the Tangle, a cumulative weight (and how it affects random walk), an α parameter and a parasite chain attack. We recommend reading the IOTA Whitepaper first (especially section 4), click here. It is also recommended to read Alon Gal’s blog post on the α parameter.The problem: double spendIOTA, unlike first-generation distributed ledgers, is not based on a blockchain, but rather on a directed acyclic graph (DAG). This novel architecture brings numerous advantages. The most emphasized of which are scalability and no mining fees. However, with a new approach to managing the ledger comes the fundamental question of security of the new solution. In this blog post, we partially answer this question, by providing…

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eICN Frequently Asked Questions, Part I

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

eICN Frequently Asked Questions, Part IThis is the first in a series of FAQs we will be publishing to clarify the most common questions about ICONOMI’s eICN equity token. For more information about eICN, read the general overview announcement here, or read this post for further legal and technical details.A Part II will be published if necessary.Will you buy ICN at .0019 even if exchanges don’t delist ICN? Which exchanges would have to delist ICN for you to buy at that floor?Yes, the option to sell your ICN to ICONOMI at the rate of .0019 will be available even if exchanges don’t delist ICN. This option will not require verification on the ICONOMI platform.Will ICN tokens have a comparable exchange rate for eICN indefinitely?Once established, the exchange rate between ICN and eICN will not change. However, there may be additional fees for conversion after…

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ICYMI: Telegram and Discord round-up

ICYMI: Telegram and Discord round-up

10/10/2018 We’ve collated some of the main topics covered by Jez in the last week across our Telegram and Discord communities. Fair&Fun: Jez said yesterday he would see if they can just provide a list of the countries their current licenses coverFunFair-James: Not a simple answer to that question I’m afraid. The Curacao licence specifically prohibits a few territories (US, Netherlands, France, Netherlands Antilles) the rest of the world is then subject to an analysis of local licensing requirements/legislation. For example the UK, being a fully regulated jurisdiction, requires a local licence and the Curacao licence would not suffice. I mentioned this the other day but this is an overview of the process that you go through as an Operator: 1) Operators will be licensed somewhere (the more credible the regulator the better) 2) Operators will then conduct a risk assessment of…

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Waves Monthly: September Review

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

This month has been a very active one for development. We have made many improvements to our platform and made one especially big step forward in Waves’ development!With the release of some long-awaited features, Waves matures from a custom tokens network to something more robust, versatile and sophisticated: a blockchain platform with an extensive and powerful toolkit that contains all the features businesses need to implement their new projects. We’ll give an overview of what’s recently been added below.If you’re pushed for time, you can find the edited highlights in this video.https://medium.com/media/ae5fd2df85d1bae7f262bad5d52be459/hrefDevelopmentNode TeamThe Waves Node Team have truly excelled themselves this time, and have made exceptional progress in the development of the software — bringing to life some of the features we have all been waiting for with such interest.MainNet Node releaseThe most significant achievement by the Waves team in September was Node Release v.0.14.6…

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BlockVest to Trail the NEM Blockchain

BlockVest to Trail the NEM Blockchain
Source: Blog - Nem.io

BlockVest recently announced a partnership with blockchain platform NEM. The partnership indicates that BlockVest will trial the NEM blockchain technology over the coming month to assess the scalability of some of its Digital Decentralized Derivatives. BlockVest is currently using Ethereum blockchain, but is open to looking for other alternatives. “BlockVest is the use of blockchain technology and digital identity to digitize assets, the use of smart contracts for digital assets to be self managed, to achieve a smart economy with a distributed ledger. Our mission is Blockchain Investment Group is to make the financial markets more accessible and cost efficient for customers of all size in all geographic locations. Decentralizing financial services and putting the financial power back in the hands of the people where it belongs. In order to maintain a great user experience on our platform, we are…

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Welcome Thibault Martinez to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Thibault Martinez is a French Software Engineer living in Montpellier. He graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Epitech (Paris Graduate School of Digital Innovation), where he also has been a teacher and deputy head of studies for two years.Thibault is an avid learner and is passionate about new technologies. He discovered IOTA in May 2017 and has been an ecosystem developer since that time, developing the C++ library.On joining IOTABeing part of the IOTA ecosystem for more than a year has been an amazing experience for me. Diving into the protocol and core technologies while developing the C++ library for the community gave me a broad idea of its endless possibilities and applications.I am thrilled and honoured to be given the opportunity to join the IOTA Foundation as it means working full time on exciting projects with extremely talented…

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90 seconds with… Lloyd Purser ahead of G2E Vegas

90 seconds with… Lloyd Purser ahead of G2E Vegas

8/10/2018 We spoke to SVP Business Development Lloyd Purser to find out what FunFair Technologies will be up to in Las Vegas this week. What is G2E Vegas all about and why are FunFair attending? G2E is the biggest gaming show in the US, Every segment of the industry is represented from online and land based operators, regulators, game developers, platform suppliers, marketing agencies and affiliates. Most of the big names in the industry are there, it’s an excellent opportunity to network, educate and further push the FunFair brand and value proposition. When will you be travelling out and how long will you be there for? We travelled over on Sunday and will stay through to Thursday afternoon, so only a flying visit! Who will be presenting at the event that you are looking forward to seeing? The key presentation…

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The Second Cohort of Ecosystem Development Fund Grantees

Source: Blog - Iota.org

“With open source, better/faster/cheaper by itself is available for the low, low price of zero dollars.As an open source company, we don’t cry about that. Instead, we look at how open source might create a new inflection point that fundamentally changes the economics of existing markets or how it might create entirely new and more valuable markets.”— The (awesome) Economics of Open SourceThe awesome power of Open Source development is embodied in the burgeoning set of projects in the IOTA Ecosystem. New projects build on the ideas and code-bases of old ones, old code bases are continuously made more robust, and the full potential of the Open Source IOTA core protocol is brought closer to fruition. Through the charitable contributions from the IOTA community to the Ecosystem Development Fund we are fortunate to be able to support some of these efforts until…

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NOIZchain partners with NEM to create ALL NOIZ tokens

NOIZchain partners with NEM to create ALL NOIZ tokens
Source: Blog - Nem.io

NEM is an enterprise ready smart asset blockchain that provides the foundation for the NOIZchain ecosystem to grow and develop. Nigel Hughes, NOIZchain’s Chief Blockchain Architect and Principal Consultant at NEM, states that blockchain is the Internet of Verification. It is a cost-effective way to collect, store and validate information that is shared between multiple parties. With NOIZchain being a marketplace for online advertising information, namely transactional data between advertisers and publishers in addition to consumer engagement data, the need for a secure blockchain technology is clear, and with NEM’s many unique blockchain features, the partnership with NEM was a natural and obvious choice. NEM’s blockchain was designed and coded from the ground up for scale and speed. It is able to run 120 transactions per minute on its public chain. Projects running NEM v2.0, code-named Catapult, can now create…

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Welcome Daniela Faustino to the IOTA Foundation

Source: Blog - Iota.org

Daniela Faustino is a passionate international business executive with a focus on building teams and organizational capacity. A proven track record as senior leadership team member in crafting a strategic vision, driving growth and implementing cost optimized programs across multiple geographies. She is driven to deliver business success and developing human potential.Daniela joins the IOTA Foundation as Director of Human Resources based in Berlin. She brings with her 25 years of work experience started with ABB and later in greenfield operations, in Greater China and the South-East Asian Region. Daniela has spent 16 years in Hong Kong, pioneering the first Asian office of the Dutch Elka Pieterman Group, a supplier into the household appliance industry. After 13 successful years with ELKA, Daniela joined Neumann Partners and later Kelly Services. She then joined Kienbaum as Managing Director in Singapore, a German…

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Delta Summit Index is Live!

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

Delta Summit Index is Live!With the end of Delta Summit 2018, Delta Summit Index (DSI), one of the world’s first crowdsourced crypto indexes, is live! DSI represents the collective knowledge and sentiment of the blockchain experts in attendance at Delta Summit. The final structure and description are as follows:Delta Summit Index PrizeAnyone who holds Delta Summit Index two weeks after its creation will automatically be entered for a chance to win the value of their DSI holdings in BTC or ETH, up to $2,000! If you would like to participate in this contest, all you have to do is buy into DSI on the ICONOMI platform. If you don’t have an ICONOMI account yet, you can sign up here. The full terms and conditions for this prize drawing are available on our website.We hope to see you next year at Delta Summit…

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Development Update — October 4, 2018

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

Development Update — October 4, 2018Hello Lisk Community,It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for the Lightcurve Development Team. Our User Interfaces department celebrated the release of our new mobile wallet. Lisk Mobile provides a brand new way for users to interact with our network while on the go. Work has continued across our suite of products including testing, refactoring and working on new features as detailed below.Lisk Core1.1 — During QA on Core, we identified several additional bugs which have been mainly introduced by new features in v1.1. This led to work on the following issues;Changes to the voting processing logic to ignore address ‘collision scenarios’ (https://github.com/LiskHQ/lisk/issues/2434)‘Forging_statistics’ endpoint is returning different results compared to v0.9.16 due to the inconsistent rounding precision (https://github.com/LiskHQ/lisk/issues/2367)Differences in vote column ‘mem_accounts’ whilst syncing from scratch (https://github.com/LiskHQ/lisk/issues/2420)Errors in the amount checks which are part of the verify function of transactions type…

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Everything You Need To Know About Lisk Mobile

Source: Blog - Lisk.io

Lisk Mobile is now available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You can learn more about it in our 1 Minute video series or in our brand new promotional video.In June of this year, we announced the beginning of a new user interfaces journey at Lisk. This included introducing Vit and Ali as Product Owners of Lisk Hub and Lisk Mobile respectively. It was also the first time for us to officially mention Lisk Mobile and we have since received a lot of great feedback on this new piece of software. After many hours of brainstorming, conceptualizing, designing, coding and testing we are proud to announce the launch of Lisk Mobile for iOS and Android.The Vision for Lisk MobileExpanding our wallet offering to all smartphones, Lisk Mobile is the perfect gateway into the Lisk ecosystem. That is…

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Announcing PIVXworld.com

Announcing PIVXworld.com
Source: Blog - Pivx.org

  Since PIVX is a DAO (Decentralized, Autonomous Organization) there are many different efforts in various areas, managed by many individuals in the large PIVX Community. This is a huge strength for PIVX because people manifest their knowledge and passion for PIVX the best way they know how – resulting in a host of websites and efforts, all related to PIVX and complimenting each other. A problem with this though is that there is no one place for people to go to, in order to find anything and everything related to PIVX in one glance. PIVXworld.com aims to solve this problem, by providing searchable image ‘blocks’ linked to these respective websites and sub-links, all organized in categories making it easy for anyone to find anything.  Any individual can submit a new item to list and it will be reviewed manually…

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Stateful Smart Accounts, part 2: Implementing ERC-20 and NFT(ERC-721) step by step

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Stateful Smart Accounts, part 2: Prototyping ERC-20 and NFT(ERC-721) step-by-stepRecently we discussed how Waves Smart Accounts enable stateful contracts with the simple example of incrementing a number.Waves already implements tokens at its core, but today let’s ignore that — just for the sake of exploring Smart Accounts. We’ll prototype two formats: ERC-20 and ERC-721, also known as “Collectibles” or “Non-fungible tokens”.We’ll start with the simpler example of NFT, then describe the slightly more complex one of ERC-20, with step-by-step deployment of both.NFTThe simplest version will contain the following rules:“Tokens” are designated distinguishable entities non-reissuable entitiesOnly a “token owner” can “transfer” a “token”State model by illustraionState model by example:+————+———————————————–+| Token Name | Owner Publc Key |+————+———————————————–+| “Token #1” | “6iQaHazE9NVAJfAjMpHifDXMfr1euWcy8fmW6rNcdhr” || “Token #2” | “3tNLxyJnyxLzDkMkqiZmUjRqXe1UuwFeSyQ14GRYnGL” || “Token #3” | “3wH7rENpbS78uohErXHq77yKzQwRyKBYhzCR9nKU17q” || “Token #4” | “6iQaHazE9NVAJfAjMpHifDXMfr1euWcy8fmW6rNcdhr” || “Token #5” | “6iQaHazE9NVAJfAjMpHifDXMfr1euWcy8fmW6rNcdhr” |+————+———————————————–+Here, 3 public keys own 5 coins(the…

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FunFair’s James Harrison discusses whether regulators are ready for blockchain innovation

FunFair’s James Harrison discusses whether regulators are ready for blockchain innovation

03/10/2018 The following was contributed by FunFair and published on EGR.com FunFair’s corporate strategy advisor takes a look at the UKGC’s “lukewarm” approach to blockchain following FunFair’s withdrawal of its UK licence application As an industry, we’re good at talking about innovation but it’s fair to say we have a patchy record when it comes to embracing cutting-edge technologies in recent years. We’ve tended to do just enough, and just in time, to ensure betting and gaming as an entertainment form remains relevant to the masses. The latest of these potentially game-changing innovations is blockchain. We’ve seen the initial crypto hype bring about the first steps of mainstream understanding, but most industries have lacked the relevant use cases that have allowed for mainstream adoption. However, with increasingly tightening player protection and responsible gambling legislation coming to the fore of late in…

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NEM just partnered up with OATH Protocol

NEM just partnered up with OATH Protocol
Source: Blog - Nem.io

We are excited to announce NEM has made a strategic partnership with OATH Protocol, a project building a decentralized, standard, and extensible public chain-agnostic protocol that protects dApp users’ rights and assets. Blockchain Security should have two different layers: Technology and Governance. So far, we have only focused on information technology security, like ‘anti-hacking’ or ‘code review’. But Blockchain Governance is just as (if not more) important because every user needs it from time to time. As the world’s first smart asset management blockchain, NEM obviously has a need for governance security besides the technology. OATH’s dispute resolution protocol is modeled on the common-law jury system and utilizes blockchain, cryptographic algorithms, random algorithms associated with categories and attributes, jurors’ credit level, and case- tracking technology. In the ecosystem of NEM, it can be integrated into the voting system. OATH provides…

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Стань техническим амбассадором Waves!

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

Мы запускаем новую программу набора представителей Waves, но на этот раз для технарей. Уважаемые дамы и господа, мы рады представить вам программу Технических Амбассадоров Waves!Как вы, наверное, уже знаете, мы проводим широкомасштабную брендинговую программу Ambassadors по всему миру, и она уже приносит свои плоды — семья Waves расширяется и укрепляется, и все больше пользователей и предприятий используют технологию Waves. Сейчас мы запускаем еще одну кампанию, чтобы способствовать децентрализации развития Waves. В рамках программы любой разработчик может стать техническим амбассадором Waves и помочь развитию технологий компании!Мы ищем опытных программистов, интересующихся технологией блокчейн и смарт-контрактами, которые хотят экспериментировать с этими развивающимися технологиями. Создание проектов на Waves Platform — это уникальная возможность глубоко погрузиться в развитие блокчейна и получить вознаграждение!Что значит быть техническим амбассадором Waves?Во-первых, ваш официальный статус Технического Амбассадора Waves даст вам доступ к команде разработчиков Waves Core, позволит участвовать в процессе разработки, поделиться своим взглядом…

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Become a Waves Tech Ambassador!

Source: Blog - Wavesplatform

We are opening a new ambassadors initiative, but this time it’s for techies. Ladies and gentlemen, we are excited to introduce the Waves Tech Ambassadors Program!As you may know, we have been running a huge brand Ambassadors Program worldwide, and it’s already bearing fruit — Waves family is growing bigger and stronger, with more and more people and businesses adopting Waves technology. Now, we’re launching another campaign to facilitate the decentralisation of Waves development, among other things. Within the scope of the program, any developer can become a technical ambassador and help shape the development of Waves tech!We are looking for experienced programmers who are passionate about blockchain and smart contracts and who want to experiment with these emerging technologies. Building projects on Waves Platform is a unique opportunity to take a deep dive into blockchain development and get rewarded!What does it mean…

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Bistox: An Evolution in Value Transfer among Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bistox: An Evolution in Value Transfer among Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Source: Blog - Nem.io

Bistox is an advanced semi-decentralized cryptocurrency exchange that incorporates the NEM blockchain technology. It is designed for traders with varying levels of knowledge. Bistox features decentralization technology, dividing the resources into parts and operates them in different physical and cloud locations all over the world. Bistox’s token, BSX, will be sold in an ICO that will take place after 2 months. The platform is considered as one of the most secure cryptocurrency exchange platforms due to a number of technological innovations. Bistox boasts the following features that creates the unique experience while using the platform: Social trading system Cross-chain transactions Decentralized swaps Atomic swaps Fraud detection and prevention Risk management Escrow transactions Key recovery services 24/7 customer support POWERED BY NEM BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY Bistox is powered by NEM, the world’s first “Smart Asset” blockchain built with businesses in mind. NEM…

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ICONOMI at Delta Summit: Overview and Schedule

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

ICONOMI at Delta Summit: Overview and ScheduleJoin Us at Booth #1We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Delta Summit, Malta’s leading blockchain conference supported by the Maltese government and one of the biggest blockchain events of the year. Delta Summit starts on October 3, and ends on October 5. The event will take place at the Intercontinental in St Julian’s, Malta. Join us at booth #1 to meet the team.ICONOMI will be at booth #1Industry events offer an opportunity for blockchain companies not only to gain greater visibility and connect with new business prospects, but also to exchange ideas and knowledge and to identify future trends.Share your crypto strategy by co-creating Delta Summit Index with us!Delta Summit Index will be one of the first crowdsourced crypto indexes in the world. Voting will be open to every registered Delta Summit conference attendee. Attendees will have…

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NEM and Portal network sign strategic partnership for NEM Name Service development

NEM and Portal network sign strategic partnership for NEM Name Service development
Source: Blog - Nem.io

NEM and Portal Network have recently announced a strategic partnership agreement to build the NEM Name Service (NNS), the decentralized domain name service on top of the NEM blockchain. The NNS will be governed by the NEM blockchain and eliminates the need to copy or type long cryptocurrency addresses. With the NNS, users are able to send tokens by using a human-memorizable address (e.g alice.nem), instead of a complicated default address like “ndp7a3-gduoh5-h5ffv3-pxfuau-hls4ne-oy6x3k-zi3v”. With the NNS users will also be able to visit a decentralised website hosted on ProximaX(decentralised storage) with a domain like “yourwebsite.nem”. Among the terms of the agreement, Portal network will: Be responsible for the development of NEM Naming Service (“NNS”) and NNS explorer Work on the deployment of the NNS resolver contract Formalise the NNS for IPFS hash Integrate the NNS into Portal Network’s chrome extension…

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Sia Proof-of-Work Reset

Source: Blog - Sia.tech

After much discussion with the community and an in-depth look into the economics of ASIC manufacturing, the Sia core team has decided to reset the Sia Proof-of-Work function to brick the Bitmain and Innosilicon hardware. We are making this decision after much discussion and careful deliberation over the implications that this will have for the Sia network. We believe that this decision builds the best future for Sia, and sets an example for others in the cryptocurrency ecosystem going through similar challenges.Sia’s History with ASICsIn June 2017, we announced that Sia would be pursuing ASICs, and that Nebulous (parent company of Sia) would be spinning up a new subsidiary to manufacture ASICs for Sia. The project gained traction, and long time members of the Sia community collectively contributed millions of dollars to pursue ASICs.In parallel and in secret, two larger manufacturers also…

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Sia Fork FAQs

Source: Blog - Sia.tech

As an addendum to David’s long-form post on the upcoming fork, we are providing this condensed list of expected questions and their answers. More entries may be added as we engage with the community and learn what their primary concerns are.Fork DecisionWhy has Sia’s core team decided to fork now? Why not back in January?At Nebulous, we believe that blockchains must be governed by the collective will of their users. Undeniably, we hold a privileged position within the Sia ecosystem: we write the majority of the code, and we control what outside code is merged into the main repository. It is our responsibility, then, to ensure that the code we release represents the will of the users. Unfortunately, there is no infallible process for ensuring that we have fulfilled that obligation; we can only use our best judgment. And if it turns…

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Monthly Update IX

Source: Blog - Iconomi.net

Monthly Update IXWith the announcement of the eICN equity token; the imminent launch of Delta Summit Index, one of the world’s first crowdsourced digital asset indexes; and much more, September has been one of the most momentous months in ICONOMI history.Changes to the ICN token and corporate governance structureOn September 27, we announced the future launch of eICN, a tokenized share in a new joint-stock company that will be based in Liechtenstein. There are three main aspects to our plan:Starting on November 1, 2018, eligible ICN token holders can choose either to opt into becoming shareholders of a new joint-stock company that will be tokenized with eICN tokens, or to exchange their ICN tokens for ETH;The first phase of the transformation will end on December 31, 2018, with the tokenization process starting in Q1 2019;ETH will take the place of the…

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