Blockchain 

Coinbase WalletLink Now Lets Clients Use DApps on Desktop Browsers

Crypto exchange Coinbase’s user-controlled Coinbase Wallet has enabled its clients to use decentralized apps (DApps) on any desktop browser with the WalletLink service. Expanded access to DApps Per an official blog post on Aug. 22, Coinbase Wallet’s users can now use their DApps on any desktop browser through WalletLink, which serves as a bridge between customers’ Coinbase Wallet app and desktop browser.  As of press time, Coinbase has tested WalletLink with browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera and blockchain-based decentralized browser Brave. The company plans to…

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Bitcoin 

Metamask Launches Mobile App Beta to Broaden Appeal of Ethereum DApps

Ethereum wallet and decentralized app (DApp) browser Metamask has launched the public beta version of its new mobile app.  Unveiled on July 23, the app brings various features to Metamask users and syncs to the company’s existing browser plug-in. It is available for both Android and iOS. “Over the next couple months, we’ll use this Beta to gather feedback from the community before our V1 launch this fall,” an accompanying blog post reads. The mobile app features a cryptocurrency wallet and DApp browser among other tools, including support for so-called…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Wallet’s Browser Offers Thousands of DApps in One Place

A mobile crypto wallet has announced that users can now effortlessly access thousands of decentralized applications (DApps) directly through its platform. Lumi Wallet says its motivation is to create a one-stop-shop for crypto enthusiasts — a whole ecosystem focused on convenience and simplicity. At the heart of this strategy has been an ambition to streamline the process of downloading DApps. According to Lumi Wallet, it was driven to act after seeing how frustrating the experience can be for smartphone and tablet owners. Not only do individual pieces of software take…

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Ethereum 

Blockchain Startup Waves Updates Blockchain to Allow for DApps

Blockchain startup Waves has introduced an upgrade to its blockchain that enables decentralized applications (dApps) on the platform. The development was announced in a blog post published on June 25. The company has introduced a major update for its blockchain dubbed Waves Node 1.0, and released the mainnet of RIDE, that will purportedly allow the implementation of dApps on Waves.  The firm claims in the post that new mathematical functions of RIDE will enable developers to perform calculations on the Wave blockchain necessary for real use cases like  implementing an…

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Ethereum 

Vast Majority of DApps for Finance Built on Ethereum Blockchain

Ethereum devs constitute the vast majority of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) application (DApp) creators, according to a report by Binance Research on June 6. Number of DApps per blockchain, courtesy of Binance Research According to the report, DeFi can be thought of as the following: “An ecosystem comprised of applications built on decentralized networks, permissionless blockchains, and peer-to-peer protocols for the facilitation of lending/borrowing or trading with financial instruments.” This ecosystem purports to offer a permissionless, decentralized network for users, who reportedly retain full custody of their crypto assets. According to…

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Blockchain 

FinCEN Clarifies Money Transmission Regulations Pertaining to DApps

The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued new guidance that contains its financial regulation policies concerning Decentralized Applications (DApps) on May 9. In the introduction to the guide, FinCEN notes the guide serves to clarify and provide examples to make compliance easier for entities whose activities fall under the purview of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). FinCEN defines Dapps as, “Decentralized (distributed) application software programs that operate on a P2P [peer-to-peer] network of computers running a blockchain platform.” FinCEN notes that any DApps which “accept and transmit…

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Ethereum 

Ether Transaction Volume on DApps Register New All-Time-High

Ether (ETH) volumes on decentralized applications (DApps) have registered a new high, but new DApps coming on-chain are significantly low, crypto analytics firm Diar reported on May 6. The volume of ether transacted in April on DApps broke the previous record which was set last December by a small margin. This, Diar notes, marks a four-month growth trend in on-chain volumes, with 776,000 ETH transacted. Diar further notes that this year is the longest growth period in terms of transacted volume that  DApps have ever seen. Almost $132 million transacted…

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Bitcoin 

Tron Supports Gamblings DApps Restrictions in Japanese Market to Comply With Regulations

Blockchain-based decentralized application (DApp) platform Tron pushed to remove gambling DApps in the Japanese market to comply with local regulations, according to a press release published on March 31. Per the statement, the company intends to adhere to local laws and regulations in the countries it works in. Therefore, the firm has decided to support gambling restrictions for Japan-based users through a series of recommendations for developers, as gambling is generally prohibited by the Japanese criminal code. In order to remove gamblings DApps from the Japanese market, Tron suggests that…

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Blockchain 

HTC’s Blockchain Phone Exodus Partners With Opera Browser, Adds Multiple DApps

Blockchain-centric smartphone Exodus, developed by consumer electronics giant HTC, announced that it had partnered with Opera Browser as well as added support for multiple DApps. The news was revealed in a series of tweets on Feb. 26 from the firm’s official Twitter. The company announced support for Etheremon and Decentraland DApps in its ZIONVault integrated cold storage. Moreover, according to a Verge report, the smartphone now also supports a Taiwanese DApp called Numbers. Numbers reportedly tracks user data and allows users to sell their data to third parties for cryptocurrency,…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Protocol Invites Developers to Build DApps on Its Network

A new blockchain protocol is presenting itself as a place where businesses and individuals can build peer-to-peer financial applications with confidence. Bytom describes itself as the “infrastructure of the asset internet.” The company’s vision is to create diverse assets and a programmable economy and ensure that byte assets (such as cryptocurrencies and digital assets) and atomic assets — like securities, dividends, bonds and information existing in the physical world — can interact and circulate more easily. In their white paper, the team behind the protocol say its architecture for creating…

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