Ethereum 

Privacy Coin Zcash Community to Develop Wrapped Token for Ethereum

The privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) is seeking access to Ethereum’s decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Zcash’s shielded addresses on the Ethereum network On Oct. 13, Coindesk reported that the topic of interoperability was the theme of the now concluded Devcon 5 developer conference in Osaka, Japan, where a number of smaller cryptocurrency projects displayed interest in accessing Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem. Summa co-founder, James Prestwich, told the news outlet: “Connecting to other chains doesn’t seem to be an Ethereum developer’s priority, but other chains seem to want to connect to Ethereum.” Developers…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Community Reaction to Facebook Libra US Congressional Hearings

As countless eyes watched and followed the recent U.S. congressional hearings regarding Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra, it was evident that it will not be easy for the social media giant and the Libra Foundation to find a way of convincing the regulators of the merits their product could bring to the world. David Marcus, head of Facebook’s Calibra wallet that is built on blockchain technology, who has long been a leader in the centralized digital currency space, testified before the Senate Committee on Banking as well as the House Financial Services…

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Blockchain 

Ethereum Foundation Re-Releases Community Website

The Ethereum Foundation has decided to release a new iteration of their community website ethereum.org, according to an official tweet on April 30. According to an Ethereum Foundation blog post on the same day, ethereum.org is intended to be a repository of community-created Ethereum content, such as documentation and tutorials built by community members. The Ethereum team goes on to say: “This is a website for a community that is busy getting things done: on-boarding new developers and users, educating ourselves and each other, and building.” This is reflected in…

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Blockchain 

Binance DEX Launches on Native Mainnet Earlier Than Planned, Invites Community Input

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by adjusted volume, has launched its decentralized trading platform (DEX) earlier than planned, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 23. The move comes just a week after the exchange launched its native blockchain, Binance Chain, which will power the new decentralized platform. While Binance DEX trading is set to go live at an unspecified later date, users can as of today create wallets on the platform — either Binance’s official Trust Wallet or other third-party wallets. They can also access…

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Bitcoin 

Following Community Poll, Kraken Delists Bitcoin SV

Major United States cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has decided to delist bitcoin (BTC) offshoot bitcoin SV (BSV), the firm announced on April 16. In an official press release, Kraken said that BSV had “engaged in behavior completely antithetical to everything we at Kraken and the wider crypto community stands for.” As such, the exchange has decided to delist the currency, which was the result of a hard fork in the bitcoin cash (BTC) network last November. The exchange’s decision follows a Twitter poll yesterday, in which it asked the community’s opinion…

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Bitcoin 

How the Community United to Teach Jack Dorsey About Feeless, Rapid Off-Chain Transactions

Over the last few weeks, Bitcoin’s (BTC) second-layer scaling protocol, called the Lightning Network (LN), has gained a lot of traction, steadily proving to become a viable solution to BTC’s infamous scalability problem and even potential competitor to American payments giant Visa. Thanks to the community-driven Twitter experiment called “the Lightning Torch,” the LN has now been co-signed by Jack Dorsey, who says that integrating the protocol on Square’s popular Cash App is a question of “when, not if.” On top of raising awareness, the social media campaign has also…

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ICOs 

Emaar Community Token | Owners of Burj Khalifa Plan ICO

At nearly 3,000 ft tall, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Soon, it may also be the first with its own cryptocurrency. Emaar Group, the real estate firm in charge of the world-famous building, wants to develop its own crypto token dubbed the Emaar community token. Let’s check this out. Emaar Community Token Emaar Group is one of the largest real estate developers in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier today, the group announced plans to develop the Emaar community token. At first, this coin will only…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Exchange Gemini Joins British Telecom’s Radianz Cloud Broker Community

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, has joined the British Telecommunications (BT) Radianz Cloud broker community, a BT press release reports on Feb. 27. The Radianz Cloud is described in the press release as “one of the world’s largest, secure networked financial cloud communities,” comprised of thousands of institutions, exchanges, brokers and clearing and settlement houses. Now the members of this community will reportedly have access to the crypto market though Gemini. Nick Vigier, chief information officer at Gemini, declared that joining Radianz Cloud strengthens the exchange’s…

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Blockchain 

Ethereum Client Parity’s Afri Schoeden Quits Social Media Amid Community Infighting

Afri Schoeden, release manager at blockchain infrastructure firm Parity Technologies, has withdrawn from social media amid a spate of infighting in the Ethereum (ETH) community. In a tweet posted on Feb. 17, Schoeden stated that “until further notice […] I will no longer respond on Gitter, Skype, Discord, Slack, Wire, Twitter, and Reddit.” Parity Technologies is a United Kingdom-based blockchain infrastructure provider, known primarily for developing one of the most well-known clients for Ethereum, also known as Parity. Parity’s forthcoming “Polkadot” protocol — a form of “para chain” that links…

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Blockchain 

Ripple’s Fundraising Arm Xpring Invests in XRP Community Developer’s Lab

Ripple’s fundraising arm Xpring has invested in XRPL Labs — a startup that develops applications for the XRP ledger, the company announced in a blog post on Feb. 13. Xpring’s director Vanessa Pestritto has announced that Wietse Wind — a long-time XRP community developer and one of the three XRPL Labs co-founders —  is a “proven entrepreneur” who “has successfully grown his companies organically.” According to Pestritto, the company’s decision to invest in the startup was motivated by Wind’s creative approach and ability to engage developers. Pestritto believes that the…

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