OmiseGo Launches Newest Release Version

OmiseGo, a leading cryptocurrency payment processor and exchange, has launched their second version of the OMG network, Samrong. In a blog post, May 19, 2019, OmiseGo offers some insight on the updates to the Ari platform and what’s to come for Samrong. Upgrade for OMG Network Since the launch of Ari in February 2019, OmiseGo […]

Scaling Bitcoin: Is the Lightning Network a Viable Solution?

In laymen’s terms, the Lightning Network (LN) is a protocol built on top of the Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Monero blockchains; these protocols are called “layer two protocols” because they run on top of an existing network. By moving away from the main chain, layer two protocols help the overall network experience less latency as it […]

Cornell Computer Science Professor Looks to Launch a Crypto Token

According to a Bloomberg report published May 16, 2019, a computer science professor from Cornell University, Emin Gun Sirer, is set to launch a cryptocurrency and blockchain network with financial backing from some of the most prominent VC firms in the tech industry. Ava Network to Tackle the Blockchain Scalability Issue Sirer’s blockchain project, Ava […]

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockstream Launches Security Token Platform

Blockchain infrastructure firm Blockstream announced the launch of its security token platform in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 15. Per the announcement, the new Liquid Securities platform is a solution for businesses to issue security tokens on the Liquid Network. Blockstream Chief Security Officer Samson Mow claims that while businesses are willing […]

RIF Labs Launches 3rd-Layer Scalability Solution Capable of Processing Up to 5K TPS

RIF Labs — the organization behind behind off-chain bitcoin infrastructure layer RIF OS — has launched a third-layer scalability solution for its technology Read More

Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali: ‘You Don’t Need a Blockchain’ for All Dapps

Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali criticized “most” decentralized apps in the industry during a panel appearance Monday, drawing issue with how they are typically organized today. At CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 conference, he took aim at the “architecture” most decentralized apps use these days, arguing that apps across the space are putting too much reliance (and data) […]

Proposal’s Merger Paves Way for New Bitcoin Lightning Features

A new routing proposal is expected to be merged today into the official “specifications” of lightning, the technology many advocates trumpet as the fix to bitcoin’s long-standing payment problems. Christian Decker, one of the most prolific lightning developers who engineers for the tech startup Blockstream, pointed out that the proposal, which he wrote, is moving on […]

ETH to Become 1,000 Times More Scalable Within 24 Months

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Joseph Lubin said that the Ethereum blockchain will become about 1,000 times more scalable in 18 to 24 months. Lubin made his remarks during an interview with Cointelegraph on May 11. Lubin specified that the development which will bring such a drastic scalability increase to the ecosystem will be Ethereum 2.0, also […]

Crypto Is the Mother and Father of All Bubbles

Economist and notorious cryptocurrency critic Nouriel Roubini said that “cryptos is the mother and father of all bubbles” at the Salt conference in New York. CNBC reported on Roubini’s declarations on May 9. During the conference, Roubini also reportedly said that bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto assets should not be called cryptocurrencies. According to him, […]

An Ethereum 2.0 Proof-of-Stake Testnet Blockchain Is Now Live

An Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 Proof-of-Stake (PoS) testnet beacon blockchain is now live. Preston Van Loon, co-founder of sharding development firm Prysmatic Labs, announced the development in a Medium post on May 7. Ethereum 2.0 is an upcoming new Ethereum chain featuring improvements in security, scalability, and decentralization. Ethereum 2.0 would not be introduced to the […]