Blockchain 

PewDiePie-Partnered Streaming Platform DLive Teams Up With Theta Network

Theta Labs has announced that its blockchain video infrastructure protocol Theta Network will soon be incorporated into decentralized streaming platform DLive. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 10, Theta’s partnership with DLive will enable peer-to-peer video relaying of all video content and token rewards for the latter’s users. Employing the biggest name in gaming As Cointelegraph reported previously, PewDiePie, the personality behind the most-subscribed gaming channel on YouTube, began streaming exclusively on DLive on April 14. In just over a month after this partnership started, the…

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Bitcoin 

French State-Owned Bank Joins $8M Lightning Network Startup Funding

One of the developers of Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network has secured $8 million in funding from partners, including a bank partially owned by the French state. State-owned Bpifrance funds Lightning development In a press release published on Oct. 9, Bitcoin technology company ACINQ confirmed the news. This brings its total investment to $10 million. The funding came from the lead contributor Idinvest Partners, which focuses on small and medium-sized European businesses. Also involved was Bpifrance, an investment bank created by two French public entities. As such, the government has come…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Network NuCypher Raises Over $10M From Bitmain, Y Combinator

Blockchain platform NuCypher has closed a professional staking funding round of over $10.675 million led by capital market firm Polychain Capital. According to a blog post published by the company on Oct. 7, mining giant Bitmain, startup accelerator Y Combinator, blockchain development firm BitFury, Arrington XRP Capital, Notation Capital and many other companies were among the participants. It is also noted that they purchased 8% of the initial supply of NU tokens in total. Furthermore, the investors reportedly also agreed to stage-lock their tokens for two years, which the platform…

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Blockchain 

Research Claims EOS Network Can Freeze, Block.one Denies Any Errors

Within the past few weeks, EOS blockchain protocol users have been experiencing periodic problems with network access. A recent article written by pseudonymous smart-contract developer and security engineer Dexaran described the apparent root of the problem: an inexpensive technique that allows hackers to “congest” the network — or put it into a low-efficiency mode — with just a few dollar’s worth of EOS. Seemingly, that exploit allowed a hacker to steal more than $110,000 in cryptocurrency from an EOS gambling application, EOSPlay, earlier in September. However, executives of EOS’s parent…

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Blockchain 

Cosmos Network Discloses Critical Vulnerability in Tendermint Core

In a forum post published on Oct. 1 blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos has disclosed a “high-severity security vulnerability” that was found in consensus engine Tendermint Core. According to the announcement, an update patch was released the following morning. The vulnerability reportedly affected all versions of Tendermint, on which Cosmos is built. All validators and service providers on Tendermint-powered networks are encouraged to update their software as soon as possible. Blockchain to blockchain communication The Cosmos platform allows individual blockchains to communicate and transact with each other. Developed by the Tendermint…

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Cryptocurrency 

Telegram to Launch Its Telegram Open Network (TON) in October

Telegram has indicated that the Telegram Open Network (TON) could launch at the end of this month. On Wednesday, in an email to TON investors, the firm indicated that the launch is on track as planned earlier. TON Could Be Ready by October 16 The CTO of TON Labs, Mitja Goroshevsky, confirmed the information indicating that TON Labs will be responsible for running and managing the validation pool. TON Labs is a startup tasked with the responsibility of creating tools for TON developers. Investors will receive the TON key generation…

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Blockchain 

Telegram Messenger to Officially Launch TON Network in Late October

Encrypted messaging service Telegram will launch its long-awaited TON blockchain network in late October. In an Oct. 2 message in the official TON Board on Telegram, the firm states that original investors were informed that the network would launch later this month.  Investors are provided with TON key generation software and will be required to provide Telegram with a public key to receive their Gram tokens by Oct. 16th. The entire source code for TON is now available on Github. Source link

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Investors KR1 Thank Cosmos Network for $5.6M Profit in H1 2019

European digital asset investment firm KR1 posted a $5.6 million profit for the half year ending on June 30, 2019, mainly due to the launch of Cosmos network. High returns from bull market in H1 2019 In an interim report published on Bloomberg on Sept. 30, KR1 CEO George McDonaugh emphasized that the firm’s portfolio surged in value in the H1 2019 as Bitcoin (BTC) bounced off a low of $3,200 in late 2018 to over $13,000 in mid-2019. According to the report, the company’s profit in the H1 2019…

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Blockchain 

Ethereum-Compatible SKALE Network Raises $17.1M for Mainnet Launch

The SKALE Network, decentralized Ethereum-compatible network, has completed a $17.1 million funding round for mainnet launch. Solid global backing Backed by the Liechtenstein’s Node Foundation and United States-based SKALE Labs, the SKALE Network now has over 40 investors in the U.S., European Union, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 1. The new financing round featured major industry investors including Arrington XRP, ConsenSys Labs, Winklevoss Capital, Multicoin Capital, Blockchange, Hashed, HashKey and Recruit Holdings. $9.65 million raised for the network in…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain-Based Protocol Tachyon Network Releases White Paper

Tachyon network, a decentralized internet protocol has officially launched its white paper which discloses details on the project background and Tachyon ecosystem. Reconstruct the TCP/IP model In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 27, Tachyon network announced the release of its white paper revealing details on how the protocol is set to reconstruct the TCP/IP model. The TCP/IP model, after 36 years of use as the foundation of the internet, is slowly falling behind the increasing demand for stability, security, speed and trust, the white paper reads, adding:…

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