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Ethereum Constantinople Blockchain Upgrade Delayed Until 2019

Constantinople Test Hard Fork Goes Awry Just last week, as reported by Ethereum World News, developers moved to hard fork Ethereum’s Ropsten testnet to test the Constantinople blockchain upgrade, which was slated to go live on the Ethereum mainchain by the end of October/November 2018. Unfortunately, when the Ropsten hard fork occurred on Saturday (October 13th) morning, 24 hours… Read More »

Binance System Maintenance Extended till 14:00 UTC, All Funds are SAFU

At around 5am UTC, the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, informed loyal clients of the exchange, that they were having issues with one of their Databases. The tweet went on to explain that a number of API users will not be able to see their orders correctly. Regular users of the Web application and mobile app were not… Read More »

Ticketmaster Acquires Blockchain Startup in Bid to Combat Ticket Fraud

Advertisement Major global ticket sales and distribution company Ticketmaster has acquired Upgraded, a blockchain startup using DLT and “smart tickets” to combat fraud within the industry. Share of Controversy Ticketmaster — which merged with Live Nation in 2010 to form Live Nation Entertainment — is a live music behemoth that either leases, operates, or has equity interest in… Read More »

Blockchain-Powered HTC Smartphone Debuts October 22

HTC Corporation has finally released the date for the long-awaited blockchain-powered phone – HTC Exodus. The company says the phone is set to launch on October 22nd. Details of the Announcement The Taiwanese hardware electronics manufacturer, HTC, announced via an Instagram post (no longer available) on its official account that the HTC Exodus would launch on October 22.… Read More »

Did Tron Mislead Investors by Claiming Partnership with Baidu? Experts Weigh in

Advertisement On October 15, a trusted cryptocurrency source in China reported that the partnership Tron secured with Baidu was not really a partnership. CnLedger reported that according to local publications, Tron acquired the services of Baidu to launch, build, operate, and debug blockchain-based products on Baidu Cloud. “The ‘partnership’ between Baidu and Tron is basically about Tron buying… Read More »

Rwanda Adopts Blockchain Technology to Combat Conflict Mining of Tantalum

The Rwandan Government is partnering with Circulor to track the mining and supply of tantalum using blockchain technology.  Tantalum used in the production of capacitors found in electronic products like laptops and mobile phones,  is one of the four commonly mined conflict metals. Rwanda is reportedly the largest producer of the metal. Combating Conflict Mining with Blockchain Technology.… Read More »

Accenture Launches Commercial R3 Blockchain Solution in Thailand

Advertisement Global consulting giant Accenture and Digital Ventures, a fintech subsidiary of Thai financial services conglomerate Slam Commercial Bank (SCB) have announced the launch of a jointly developed blockchain solution that makes commercial operations in Thailand more efficient by using R3‘s open-source Corda blockchain protocol to revamp the process of making and receiving payments and accessing finance. Operating… Read More »

Blockchain Startup Tron Announces Partnership with Internet Giant Baidu

Advertisement A blockchain startup aiming to decentralized the internet is shaking hands with the field’s most prominent player. But does it matter? Tron Foundation revealed in its latest tweet that it would be working closely with Baidu, a China-based internet giant, to use their cloud solutions. Far from what seems like an official and detailed press release, today’s… Read More »

Why ZRX Was First On Coinbase Before BAT, ZEC, ADA and XLM, and Which is Next

The five digital assets of Ox (ZRX), Basic Attention Token (BAT), ZCash (ZEC), Cardano (ADA) and Stellar (XLM), have been on the minds of all crypto traders ever since the team at Coinbase expressed intentions to list them on the platform. The Coinbase Effect, is a term used by savvy traders who know that once a digital asset… Read More »

UK Foreign Exchange Firm Joins Ripple Blockchain RippleNet

Advertisement Moneynetint, a UK-based provider of foreign exchange services for the corporate sector has integrated and deployed decentralized payments using Ripple blockchain network RippleNet. Based in London with a focus on payment services for corporate clients, Moneynetint revealed an ongoing collaboration with San Francisco-based blockchain industry giant Ripple on Tuesday. The payments platform, which provides cross-border money transfers… Read More »