Tag: Cryptocurrency

ConsenSys teaches devs how to make their first dApp on the blockchain

This morning, developers from blockchain technology services firm ConsenSys and Kauri took to the Hard Fork Decentralized stage to show attendees how to create their first Ethereum-based dApp. Taking the role of educators was lead developer at Kauri, Joshua Cassidy and lead technical evangelist at ConsenSys Catalyst, Abel Tedros. Kauri […]

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Opera launches its cryptocurrency-oriented browser for the decentralized web

Opera is finally rolling out its blockchain-oriented browser specifically designed for surfing and interacting with the decentralized web (also known as Web 3.0). Today at Hard Fork Decentralized in London, the company announced the browser, which comes with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet, is now available for Android. This makes Opera the first mainstream […]

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Binance launches a new platform to teach you about blockchain and cryptocurrency

Exchange desk Binance wants to introduce you to the basics of cryptocurrency and blockchain with its latest offering. The company has launched its own education platform to help users get more familiar with the technology. The new undertaking, called Binance Academy, features a wide array of explainer pieces. It is […]

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85% of employees at recently launched blockchain startups are male

At this point, gender inequality in tech is well documented. As it turns out, the blockchain industry is absolutely no different – there is a staggeringly disproportionate amount of males employed by the next wave of cryptocurrency companies. Recent analysis discovered men comprised an overwhelming majority of recent blockchain startups […]

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Samsung could be developing its own blockchain phone

There might be another name joining HTC and Sirin Labs as makers of blockchain smartphones, and it’s one of the world’s largest phone manufacturers, Samsung. Earlier this week, Samsung submitted three European trademark requests for blockchain-based smartphone features, spotted by Galaxy Club. The three trademarks are named as “Blockchain KeyStore,” […]

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Facebook is hiring engineers and researchers for its blockchain team

It seems Facebook is looking to step up its “decentralization” efforts. The social media giant is currently recruiting blockchain engineers and researchers. Facebook wants to add a data scientist, a data engineer, and a couple of software engineers to its growing blockchain team, according to its careers page (via SludgeFeed). […]

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What we know about the ConsenSys layoffs, as told by a ‘fired’ employee

ConsenSys, the blockchain behemoth powering a swathe of Ethereum-related software, is letting 13 percent of its staff go in a bid to retain a sense of viability. The company confirmed what many believed would be inevitable: the exponential growth enjoyed by Joseph Lubin’s decentralized business experiment can’t, and won’t, go […]

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Coinbase considering 30 new cryptocurrencies, including EOS and XRP

After doubling its cryptocurrency lineup this year, it seems popular exchange service Coinbase has no intention of slowing down its expansion into altcoin trading. The company has revealed it’s exploring a large list of cryptocurrencies that could soon be added to its flagship desktop and mobile app, Coinbase.com. Among others, […]

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Coinbase doubled its cryptocurrency lineup in 2018 — and that’s just the beginning

With yesterday’s addition of Zcash (ZEC), popular exchange service Coinbase has more than doubled its cryptocurrency lineup in 2018 – and by the looks of it, the trend is here to stay. Up until August, Coinbase supported a narrow inventory of cryptocurrencies on its flagship desktop and mobile apps, including […]

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Switzerland says its national blockchain will be more secure than Bitcoin – it won’t be

Switzerland‘s state-run postal and telecoms services are hellbent on building a national blockchain in a bid to recruit local businesses to convert to distributed ledger technology (DLT). Swiss Post and Swisscom have shared details of joint-venture to build a completely private Swiss blockchain for launching locally operated “decentralized” applications. The […]

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Only 2% of Japan’s 340,000 money laundering cases involve cryptocurrency

Japan’s efforts to regulate the cryptocurrency industry might have come a little later than needed, as the country has seen over 6,000 cases of money laundering involving cryptocurrency so far in 2018. According to an official police document, there have been over 6,000 cases of cryptocurrency-based money laundering reported to […]

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