ZED Network Eyes US$600M Remittance Market With Stellar-Powered Payments Platform

ZED Network Eyes US$600M Remittance Market With Stellar-Powered Payments Platform

Canadian startup ZED Network is looking to launch a new blockchain-powered global payments platform that promises to enable faster and cheaper remittances services. The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering will be built on the Stellar distributed netw…

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Codex Unveils Blockchain Protocol For Arts And Collectibles Traceability

Codex Unveils Blockchain Protocol For Arts And Collectibles Traceability

Blockchain startup Codex has unveiled its provenance-based protocol that aims to tap into the US$2 trillion arts and collectibles (A&C) asset class. The company is building the Codex Protocol Title Registry, a decentralized title registry for the A…

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Cornell Professor Claims Ethereum is More Distributed and Decentralized Than Bitcoin

Cornell Professor Claims Ethereum is More Distributed and Decentralized Than Bitcoin

According to a study led by Cornell professor Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell research professor Robbert van Renesse, and LinkedIn researcher Adem Efe Gencer, Ethereum’s nodes are better distributed than bitcoin, and thus the network is more decentralized than…

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BTC.com Lowers Bitcoin Transaction Costs Through Dynamic Fees and SegWit

BTC.com Lowers Bitcoin Transaction Costs Through Dynamic Fees and SegWit

BTC.com, the first bitcoin wallet platform in the cryptocurrency market to integrate Bitcoin Cash and SegWit simultaneously, has recently implemented a dynamic fee system to automatically calculate the lowest fee users can attach to have their transact…

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South Korean Police Did Not Raid Cryptocurrency Exchanges, FUD Triggers Market

South Korean Police Did Not Raid Cryptocurrency Exchanges, FUD Triggers Market

This week, several Western mainstream media outlets have falsely reported that South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges were “raided” by local police and authorities. More inaccurate reports regarding the current state of the South Korean cryptocurrency e…

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Crypto Craze: Towards A Bursting Bubble?

Crypto Craze: Towards A Bursting Bubble?

Cryptocurrencies had an incredible year in 2017: Bitcoin jumped more than 1,300%, Ethereum rallied 8,600%, and the overall cryptocurrency market rose to nearly US$650 billion by the end of the year, an astronomical 3,720% increase compared with January…

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Charlie Lee Wants to Test a New Solution for Bitcoin Fee Estimation on Litecoin

Charlie Lee Wants to Test a New Solution for Bitcoin Fee Estimation on Litecoin

Litecoin, which is an altcoin that has long been marketed as the “silver to bitcoin’s gold”, was not the most difficult thing for creator Charlie Lee to launch. He simply took the Bitcoin Core codebase, changed a few parameters (such as the block time …

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Mania: Exchanges are Adding More Employees Than Banks

South Korean Cryptocurrency Mania: Exchanges are Adding More Employees Than Banks

South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges including Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit are adding more employees than banks and financial institutions, local mainstream news networks have reported. YTN, one of South Korea’s largest mainstream media outlets, reve…

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As Ethereum Surpasses $100 Billion, Can Powerful Decentralized Applications Justify its Market Cap?

As Ethereum Surpasses $100 Billion, Can Powerful Decentralized Applications Justify its Market Cap?

Ethereum, the smart contracts protocol that supports decentralized applications, has surpassed $100 billion in market valuation for the first time in its two-year history. Over the past three months, Ethereum has seen the emergence of some of the most …

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Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin: Focus Less on Profit, More on Achievements

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin: Focus Less on Profit, More on Achievements

In late December, Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin stated that if all the cryptocurrency community achieves is memes and immature puns, he will leave the sector for good. “If all that we accomplish is lambo memes and immature puns about ‘sharting’, the…

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