The next step in achieving OpenZeppelin’s mission is to turn the learnings and code from the past two years into a stable and reliable package. To do this, we’re happy to be releasing OpenZeppelin 2.0.
Starting today, Coinbase customers in supported jurisdictions can buy, sell, send and receive the USD Coin stablecoin (USDC) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase iOS and Android apps. US customers outside New York state can buy and sell, and customers around the world can send and receive. More geographies will be available in the future.
Blockchain infrastructure firm Parity Technologies’ founder Gavin Wood demoed a live blockchain launch in just fifteen minutes at the Web3 Summit in Berlin. The blockchain framework demoed by Wood is dubbed “Substrate,” and is a framework for building blockchains and the underpinning tech of Parity’s “Polkadot” protocol – a form of “para chain” that links between many different types of blockchains – which is slated to be released at the end of 2019.
Transaction fees on monero, the 10th largest cryptocurrency network, have fallen sharply after last Thursday's system-wide software update.
The reduction comes in the wake of the platform's activation of a highly-anticipated new form of cryptography named "bulletproofs," a new technology that seeks to make the monero network's privacy features more scalable by restructuring how its confidential transactions are verified.
Bakkt has announced the date it will turn on the lights and begin utilizing the ICE exchange family of networks to trade Bitcoin futures contracts. The date is set as December 12, 2018.
Bakkt is considered by many (including its well-heeled investors: Fortress Investment Group, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digital, Horizons Ventures, Alan Howard, Pantera Capital, Protocol Ventures, and Susquehanna International Group, LLP) as the flagship institutional organization pressing into the digital asset space.
Aligning stakeholders’ interests in an organization is hard. The current fundraising models (ICO or private fundraising) impose significant limitations on the mechanisms available to align stakeholders’ interests. A Continuous Organization (CO) is a new model designed to make organizations more fluid and more robust by overcoming those limitations. Using the Continuous Organization model, organizations can set themselves in continuous fundraising mode while benefiting from solid and flexible mechanisms to align stakeholders’ interests in their financial success.
The open-source technology is known as the Open Federated Gateway Protocol, or OFGP for short. It has been developed by iBitcome and DEx.top, and the first federated blockchain to be built using this protocol is launching on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Known as Mallow, it is accompanied by a block explorer which enables users to examine the flow of assets and check up on transactions whenever they please.
Alibaba Cloud today extended its blockchain service to international markets. The service initially launched in October 2017, but until now was only available to its cloud users in China. Now it will be offered in Alibaba Cloud’s growing Southeast Asian, U.S., and European markets.