Blockchain 

Web3 Foundation Director Resigns to Pursue DAO Projects

Web3 Foundation (W3F) director Ryan Zurrer has announced that he is stepping down from his role at the decentralized web-focused nonprofit to pursue his interest in investments and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Zurrer expounded on his departure in a series of Twitter posts on Aug. 5. Zurrer explained that he will be gradually removing himself from the organization, partially in light of its current success. In June, W3F managed the token sale of blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot (DOT). Zurrer said: “With the success of the DOTs sale, the success of…

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Ethereum 

IOTA Foundation Launches Trinity, a New Software Wallet for IOTA tokens

The IOTA Foundation has launched the Trinity wallet, as the organization announced in a press release on July 2. The announcement advertises the Trinity wallet as an improve to both ease-of-use and security for users conducting transactions in IOTA, with the purported goal of appealing to both new and advanced users. Reportedly, the wallet’s beta version has seen 160,000 downloads and transactions worth over $1.8 billion of IOTA. Cybersecurity firms SixGen andAccessec audited the application in advance of release. As a software wallet, Trinity is designed for compatibility with Ledger’s…

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Ethereum 

TRON Foundation Announces $20 Million Buyback Plan

The Tron Foundation has announced a $20 million buyback plan in a blog post published on June 25. The buyback is purportedly part of an initiative to bolster community activity and market stability. The company is going to conduct the largest tron (TRX) token buyback plan so far with the widest coverage in the secondary market, the post reads. The buyback is set to last for a year in the form of several batches totalling $20 million. On January 1, 2020, the Tron Foundation will reveal its TRX holding, however…

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Bitcoin 

Litecoin Foundation to Release Physical Cryptocurrency Debit Card

The Litecoin Foundation has announced a partnership with Bibox Exchange and blockchain firm Ternio to release a physical cryptocurrency debit card, in a blog post on June 18. Per the post, the companies will jointly roll out a cryptocurrency debit card dubbed “BlockCard” that will purportedly let users spend their cryptocurrency funds both online and in physical store locations around the world. Customers will be able to keep cryptocurrencies such as litecoin (LTC) and Bibox Exchange’s and Ternio’s native tokens bibox token (BIX) and ternio (TERN) respectively. Within the project,…

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Blockchain 

Microsoft and Ethereum Foundation Swell the Hyperledger Ranks Amid Growing Cross-Industry Blockchain Collaboration

United States tech giant Microsoft and the Ethereum Foundation are among the latest companies to join the ranks of the Hyperledger greenhouse hosted by the Linux Foundation. Many notable names in the tech and wider business fields today are developing enterprise-grade solutions based on the expanding set of tools built on Hyperledger. These institutional blockchain projects cut across both financial and nonfinancial distributed ledger technology (DLT) utilization. Presently, there are pilot projects geared toward identification systems, supply chain management (SCM) and provenance, to mention a few. On the whole, members…

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Ethereum 

Hyperledger Gains Microsoft and Ethereum Foundation Among Raft of New Members

Microsoft, Salesforce and the Ethereum Foundation are among the major new companies joining enterprise blockchain platform Hyperledger. The company’s executive director, Brian Behlendorf, confirmed the news to Cointelegraph ahead of a public unveiling at the ongoing Synchronize Europe conference in London on June 18. Part of a monthly update on new members of Hyperledger, Behlendorf said June’s rollout included the Ethereum Foundation as a non-profit member, while supply chain standards body GS1 is also now on board. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger already counts IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Boerse…

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Ethereum 

Binance Charity Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Ugandan NGO

Binance Charity Foundation (BCF), the charity arm of major crypto exchange Binance, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Safe Future, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Uganda focused on local education improvements. Binance announced the development in an official blog post on May 30. The Binance for Children Special Impact Education Project Uganda reportedly aims to provide a number of new supplies to schools in Uganda, such as solar panels, sanitary pads, school supplies, LED screens, as well as breakfast and lunch for students. According to the CEO of…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Foundation Announces Details on $30 Network Development

The Ethereum Foundation has announced a three-pronged approach to allocating the $30 million it has designated for developing the Ethereum network over the next year, in an official blog post on May 21. The breakdown for the three categories is future projects at $19 million, current projects at $8 million, and developer supports at $3 million. Much of the funding will go to Ethereum 2.0 projects including client teams, research, documentation and communication, and layer two projects like Plasma. Plasma, which was first proposed by Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Poon…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Foundation Announces Annual Funding, Next Devcon Location

The Ethereum Foundation is planning to spend $30 million on different projects across the ecosystem over the next 12 months, the company’s executive director Aya Miyaguchi revealed at the ConsenSys’ Ethereal Summit on May 10. In the course of the next year, the Foundation is going to allocate funds for improvement of Ethereum’s performance and security, which includes working on the current proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm of Ethereum 1.x and general core support and development, raising awareness about the altcoin by organizing hackathons, developing relations, and attracting new talent, among other…

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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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