Blockchain 

Hubii’s Nahmii Announces IEO and First Member of Governing Board

Ethereum-based layer-two blockchain scaling platform nahmii has onboarded the Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) as the first member of its governing association, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 16. Created by Hubii, nahmii is designed to solve the transaction speed issue on the Ethereum network, which can reportedly manage only 15 transactions per second. This, the release notes, makes Ethereum unsuitable for large-scale commercial deployment. Explaining the principle behind its solution, nahmii said: “Nahmii fixes that by moving transactions away from the main chain to a second…

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Blockchain 

South Korea’s ‘Bit-Island’ Jeju Announces New Blockchain Initiative

South Korea’s “Bit-Island” Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service on Aug. 13. An island with blockchain ambitions Local news outlet JejuDomin reported on Aug. 14 that Jeju announced the Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service on Aug. 13. Furthermore, the author of the report stated that cloud services provider Tilon will carry the research. Per the report, the budget meant to cover the costs of the project amounts to 175 million won (nearly $145,000). In April local news outlet BusinessKorea reported that Busan — South Korea’s second…

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Blockchain 

R3 Announces Planned Dublin Office Amid Aggressive Expansion

Enterprise blockchain developer R3 announced on Aug. 14 that it intends to open a second European office in Dublin in 2020. This comes just weeks after doubling the size of its London hub as part of an aggressive expansion plan. Hiring to expand global headcount by 25% The new office will serve as a tech hub, staffed largely with engineering specialists working closely with the existing London team. R3 has embarked on a hiring mission, which aims to increase its global headcount by around one quarter. As well as the…

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Ethereum 

IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson Announces Upcoming Release of Cardano v1.6

Charles Hoskinson, a former CEO of the Ethereum Network and current CEO of IOHK, has announced that IOHK-supported project Cardano is rolling out version 1.6 within a few days’ time. Hoskinson teased the upcoming launch in a Twitter post on Aug. 13. Hoskinson also asked users to send screenshots and comments on the latest version of Daedalus, which is an open source cryptocurrency wallet also backed by IOHK. As per IOHK’s website, Cardano is a blockchain platform that uses the proof of stake algorithm Ouroboros. Its native cryptocurrency, ADA, is…

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Bitcoin 

BitMart Announces Investment From China-Based VC Firm Fenbushi Capital

Digital assets trading platform BitMart has reportedly secured “millions of investment” from Chinese blockchain-focused venture capital firm Fenbushi Capital. BitMart announced the news on Aug. 7. To bring transparency to the global economy With the investment, BitMart has joined over 50 international blockchain projects Fenbushi has invested in, aiming to achieve more transparency and efficiency in the global economy. Sheldon Xia, founder and CEO of BitMart, said: “The strategic collaboration with Fenbushi Capital and Bitrise Capital will undoubtedly help to establish a more open and transparent capital raising ecosystem for…

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Blockchain 

tZERO Announces Patent for Traditional Exchange Blockchain Integration

Blockchain startup tZERO, announced that it has been awarded a patent for a technology allowing to anchor traditional trades and exchanges to public blockchains. A blockchain integration for exchanges The company announced the development in a press release published on Aug. 6. The patent reportedly describes an integration by the Time Ordered Merkle Epoch (TOME) methodology. The release’s author explains TOME as “a base-layer technology that uses digital signatures to record and verify time-series data such as trades, executions and settlements.” An auditable record of trades Per the release, the…

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Ethereum 

Truffle Announces Upcoming Dev Support for Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, Tezos

Blockchain development company Truffle has unveiled plans to expand its fully managed developer suite to include support for the blockchain protocols Corda, Hyperledger Fabric and Tezos. Truffle founder and CEO Tim Coulter announced the company’s plans at TruffleCon 2019 — Truffle’s annual dev conference — on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington. Coulter commented on how he thinks these tools will pave the way for collaboration via interoperability, saying: “We are empowering developers to build enterprise-grade solutions on any network of their choosing, creating a path for future cross-network collaboration.” According…

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Blockchain 

Overstock Announces Dividend of One Digital Share for Every 10 Shares

United States retail giant Overstock announced a dividend payable in shares of its Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock. A-1 shares can be traded on PRO Securities ATS The Overstock’s digital dividend will be payable at a ratio of 1:10, which means that one share of Series A-1 will be issued for every ten shares of common stock, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 30. According to the announcement, the existing Series A-1 shares can now be traded on the PRO Securities alternative trading system (ATS),…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Classic Labs Announces Accelerate Program to Promote ETC Apps

Ethereum Classic Labs incubator officially announced its accelerator program to promote the development of products based on the Ethereum Classic network. On July 28, Ethereum Classic Labs published a blog post to provide details about Ethereum Classic Labs Accelerate, a program for funding and educating blockchain firms and communities that are creating products and services on the Ethereum Classic blockchain. According to the announcement, the first Cohort of Ethereum Classic Labs Accelerate was formed during Q1 2019 while the second is expected to be announced in Q3. Ethereum Classic Labs…

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Ethereum 

Lightning Network Dev Announces Alpha Version of Node Monitoring Tool

The Lightning Network, a second-layer blockchain protocol designed to provide high-speed transactions for Bitcoin and other networks, has a new node monitoring tool. According to an official blog post, written by software developer Valentine Wallace on July 24, Lightning Labs has released an open source “drop-in, dockerized monitoring solution” for alpha testing called lndmon. One of the main goals of this new tool is to provide a way to prevent certain network issues before they manifest. According to the announcement, there were problems with the peer-to-peer network this year that…

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