Blockchain 

Huobi Chain Blockchain Completes Planned Open Source Developer Rollout

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has open-sourced the development of its Huobi Chain blockchain, the company has confirmed. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 12, Huobi said that Huobi Chain, which it unveiled in June, was now available to any GitHub developer. Huobi encourages regulator involvement The aim, it explains, is further interaction between developers and regulators, Huobi Chain’s target audience. “Since the start of this project, our goal was to create an inclusive ecosystem where all stakeholders from developers to regulators can collaborate and leverage the full potential…

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Blockchain 

The Importance of Supporting a Robust Developer Ecosystem

Blockchain development communities cultivate the healthy growth of an open-source software platform. “It takes a village to raise a child,” is a popular saying that emphasizes the role of a larger group to properly nurture and develop the youngest members of society. The same holds true for young businesses. Without the endorsement of its 16 million-plus backers, Kickstarter projects would not come to fruition. Twitter would surely not have evolved into one of the world’s most well-known social networking platforms without adoption from 330 million monthly active users. Community supporters…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Istanbul Hard Fork Release Date Confirmed By Core Developer

Team lead at the Ethereum (ETH) Foundation Péter Szilágyi has confirmed Dec. 4 as the expected date for the network’s forthcoming Istanbul hard fork. In two tweets posted on Nov. 7, Szilágyi indicated that Istanbul will commence at block 9069000. He provided Geth mainnet node operators with a link to a new maintenance release designed to begin the hard fork’s initialization.  Geth is the name given to one of the two most popular clients used to operate nodes on the Ethereum network — the other being Parity. Ethereum gets closer…

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Blockchain 

Burj Khalifa Developer Emaar to Launch Tradeable Reward Token EMR

Dubai-based real estate giant Emaar Properties has released its new blockchain token-based referral and loyalty platform. Real monetary value Emaar, which developed the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, as well as the Dubai Mall, is planning to launch the EMR token for rewarding its customers, local publication Arabian Business reports Oct. 17. Based on JPMorgan’s blockchain platform Quorum, EMR tokens will be redeemable not only within Emaar’s real estate network, including hotels, ecommerce operations and malls, but also can be traded with other users, the report says. According to…

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Blockchain 

EOS Developer Block.one Releases Version 2.0 of EOISO Protocol

EOS developer Block.one has announced the release of version 2.0 of the EOSIO open source protocol, according to an official press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 8. EOSIO is a blockchain-based smart contract protocol used to develop and host decentralized applications (DApps). It employs a consensus model called delegated proof-of-stake. Protocol updates: smart contract efficiency and security According to Block.one’s announcement, the core of EOSIO 2.0 includes various improvements to EOS VM — a high-performance WebAssembly engine specialized for blockchain applications that enables more efficient use of system resources…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin’s LN Developer Discloses the Network’s Vulnerability

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network (LN) developer Rusty Russel has published the full disclosure of the network’s vulnerability discovered in August, accompanied by a solution. Russel pointed out that the vulnerability appeared while opening funding channels. The described process does not require that receivers check if a transaction is the one promised by the funder in terms of amounts and the actual scriptpubkey.  Scriptpubkey is an output transaction script that requires specific conditions to be observed for a receiver to spend their Bitcoins. The file explains: “A lightning node accepting a…

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Blockchain 

Largest Tencent Shareholder Leads $15M Round in Blockchain Game Developer

Naspers, the largest shareholder of Chinese Internet giant Tencent, participated in a $15 million investment in blockchain game developer Immutable.  Key investors Immutable, a Sydney-based blockchain gaming startup, completed a new funding round led by Naspers and Mike Novogratz’s crypto investment bank Galaxy Digital, the company announced in a blog post on Sept. 23. As reported by the Australian Financial Review (AFR), other investors also included Sydney-based VC firm Reinventure and American private investment firm Apex Capital. Scaling from 13,000 to 1 million gamers projected According to the report, Immutable’s…

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Bitcoin 

Square Crypto Completes Inaugural Developer Team With Three New Hires

Square Crypto, the crypto-focused branch of payment company Square, has hired Valentine Wallace, Jeffrey Czyz and Arik Sosman to its inaugural developer team. Square Crypto announced the appointment in a series of tweets on Sept. 19, revealing that Wallace joined the company from Lightning Labs, Czyz came from Google and Sosman from Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project. With the latest hires, Square Crypto said it has completed its inaugural developer team. The next step requiring the public opinion The next step the company is planning to take is determining their first…

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Blockchain 

Freelance Employment Platform Receives Developer Grant from MakerDAO

Blockchain-based employment platform Opolis has announced that it received a developer grant from MakerDAO, the creator of stablecoin DAI. MakerDAO will bring DAI payment integrations to Opolis On Sept. 17, in a press release shared with Cointelegraph, freelance platform Opolis and MakerDAO announced that they will bring stablecoin DAI to Opolis’ blockchain-based employment platform for freelancers. The developer grant provided by MakerDAO will enable Opolis to process DAI payments, give companies and freelancers the choice to pay and be paid in DAI, and allow for Opolis members to pay their…

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Blockchain 

Ethereum Classic Partners With Blockchain Developer and Media DApp

Ethereum Classic Labs, a core Ethereum Classic development and accelerator organization, announced partnerships with social media dApp iZbreaker and blockchain infrastructure developer Second State. Second State will build the next generation Ethereum infrastructure On Sept. 1, the developer and maintainer of the Ethereum Classic blockchain said that they had partnered with blockchain infrastructure developer, Second State. Per the announcement, the partnership “will bring high-impact enhancements into the ETC ecosystem” is intended to create an open-source toolchain and runtime software that powers the next generation of Ethereum-compatible blockchains. Michael Yuan, CEO…

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