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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Ethereum Has Already Scaled Quite Significantly: ConsenSys’ Joe Lubin

Joseph Lubin could arguably be seen as a star at any blockchain event these days, but at the Ethereal Summit last month — organized by Ethereum-focused development company ConsenSys, which he co-founded — he was especially revered. While inside the conference space, the co-founder of Ethereum was either listening intently to what was happening on stage or surrounded by a group of people between panels. Nevertheless, he found some time to speak with us during the two-day event. So, on a sunny Saturday, we sat down on a quaint cast-iron…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV, Stellar, Tron: Price Analysis June 3

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Hester Peirce, commissioner at the United States securities regulator, believes that the exchange-traded fund (ETF) application by the Winklevoss twins should not have been rejected. She has requested her co-commissioners to be open to innovation in the ETF space because a Bitcoin ETF, if passed,…

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Blockchain 

Most Ethereum Decentralized Apps Not Used Productively

83% of decentralized applications (DApps) on the Ethereum network are “not in the most productive uses,” according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) head of innovation. Paul Brody, Global Innovation Leader for blockchain at Big Four audit firm EY, spoke about developments in the blockchain and digital asset industries during a Fintech Forum hosted by the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) on May 31. The event was organized by the SEC’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (Finhub, which) launched in October 2018 to facilitate the commission’s engagement…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV, Stellar, Cardano: Price Analysis May 31

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Michael Novogratz, founder and CEO of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital, believes that the adoption of the blockchain technology by mainstream technology companies and interest by Wall Street firms helped start the rally. He now expects Bitcoin to remain range bound between $7,000 and…

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Blockchain 

Big Four Auditing Firm EY Open Sources its Ethereum Private Transaction Solution

Big four auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) open sourced the code of its Nightfall Ethereum (ETH) private transactions solution and released it on GitHub on May 31. The readme information file featured on the GitHub repository explains the function of the software in question: “Nightfall integrates a set of smart contracts and microservices, and the ZoKrates zk-snark toolkit, to enable standard ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens to be transacted on the Ethereum blockchain with complete privacy.” In the same file, EY claims that it decided to release its research in…

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Blockchain 

Deloitte Tests Data Management on Ethereum Blockchain With Three Irish Banks

Three Irish banks have begun using a staff data solution running on blockchain technology, a joint press release confirmed on May 30. Together with the Institute of Banking (IoB), Bank of Ireland, AIB and Ulster Bank partnered with Big Four accounting giant Deloitte on the project, which verifies staff credentials. Deloitte developed the Ethereum-based tool using its dedicated EMEA Blockchain Lab. “This is a great application of blockchain technology to a vital area of banking. We are delighted to support The Institute of Banking and the banks involved in this…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 29

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The chief commercial officer of cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay believes that Bitcoin will only rise higher, led by business interest and real use cases for cryptocurrencies around the world. Contrary to this opinion, a report by the United States think tank, the Congressional Research Service,…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 27

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Bitcoin is back at doing what it does best, break out and rally on weekends. It again made a decisive move during the weekend and is pulling the crypto markets higher. The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has topped $278 billion and is on…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 24

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Cryptocurrency fund manager Brian Kelly expects Bitcoin to rally further in the next few months on the back of its “halvening,” due in 2020. He proposes investors to buy around the current levels and  keep 1% to 5% of their portfolio in Bitcoin. Similarly,…

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