Samsung is one of the first major smartphone makers to include a cryptocurrency wallet in its latest flagship Galaxy S10 phones. The wallet lets users store bitcoin, Ethereum, and a beauty-related cryptocurrency called Cosmo Coin. It's a cold storage wallet, meaning it's not connected to the internet.
We’re happy to announce that PlasmaChain staking for delegators is officially live. That means any LOOM token holder can now become a delegator and support validators in securing PlasmaChain.
Brave Software, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain based digital advertising platform, and TAP Network, the first advertising and data network that connects brands to reward consumers directly using blockchain, today announced a partnership at Mobile World Congress that will allow Brave users to redeem Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for real-world rewards offered by over 250,000 top brand partners in the TAP Network. Brave browser users who choose to view opt-in private ads from Brave’s brand partners are rewarded with BAT via Brave Rewards. This collaboration will be the first to integrate token utility redemption through the Brave browser as part of its global private ad platform.
Ethereum and EOS are, to date, the two biggest smart contract enabled blockchains, both by market cap and number of daily users metrics. In this post, we present the Waterloo bridge — an efficient and fully decentralized way to implement an EOS light client as an Ethereum smart contract, and an Ethereum light client as an EOS smart contract. Such implementations will enable cross-chain communication between the two blockchains, and will enable to transfer assets from Ethereum to EOS and vice versa. Such cross-chain interoperability is a long standing ambitious goal in the blockchain ecosystem in the last several years, with potential applications in finance, scalability and privacy.
Our research at MetaMask has lead us to propose the following EIP and we would very much appreciate if the community gave us feedback such that we can come to an agreement on a standard that would be appropriate both for wallets and applications developers to guarantee cross-compatibility.
The Ontology Development Platform (ont_dev_platform) was released on Google Cloud Platform Marketplace, making Ontology one of the first public blockchains to have a development platform on the leading cloud provider marketplaces: Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure.
This week Aragon One announced the release of the beta for Aragon Agent, “a fully-fledged Ethereum account owned by an Aragon organization”.
Reading it like that might not make all the bells ring, but for me Aragon Agent is one of the fundamental pieces of the infrastructure needed to transition to a decentralized web and, more importantly, decentralized commerce world.
Attention has been increasing this month around Zether, a privacy protocol that’s been developed and proposed for account-based smart contract cryptocurrencies like Ether, ERC20 tokens, and Stellar lumens.
The protocol facilitates the concealing of transaction values via encryption, so the payments mechanism could allow top cryptocurrencies not presently centered around privacy to become de facto privacy coins.