Blockchain 

Exec Who Launched PwC Switzerland’s Blockchain Division to Become CFO at Tezos

The man who launched a blockchain and cryptocurrency assurance division for PwC in Switzerland is joining Tezos as chief financial officer, the foundation confirmed in a news release on June 11. Roman Schnider is leaving the Big Four firm after 15 years, and Tezos says he is already familiar with the organization, since it was the first major blockchain project to have its finance and business operations audited by PwC. Tezos describes itself as a platform focusing on smart contracts and decentralized applications that offers a protocol governed by stakeholders. Ryan Jesperson, the president of the Tezos…

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Blockchain 

Tezos Is About to Undergo Its First Token Holder Administered Hard Fork

After three months, a governance vote of public smart contract-enabled blockchain tezos (XTZ) started on Feb. 28 has been concluded — as scheduled — three months later, on May 28. Cryptocurrency news outlet Coindesk reported yesterday that the voting process has approved the upgrade — dubbed Athens A — and that the implementation is imminent. Tezos is a so-dubbed “self-amending” proof-of-stake blockchain, which means that it has an integrated upgrade system managed by the votes of coin stakers. The Athens A upgrade is reportedly the first one which passed the…

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Blockchain 

Binance’s Trust Wallet to Launch Staking Service With Tezos

Binance’s official digital currency wallet app Trust Wallet has added staking for cryptocurrencies. The development was announced by Binance in a blog post published on April 3. The staking feature — which is scheduled to be launched by Binance by the end of the second quarter of 2019 — enables users to earn dividends or interest on their investment for validating transactions and allows them to vote on changes in the blockchain. Staking rewards are a byproduct of the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. Launching the staking feature will purportedly let…

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Blockchain 

Tezos Korea Foundation Partners With Yonsei University for Blockchain Development

The South Korean branch of the Tezos Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yonsei University to collaboratively work on the development of blockchain talents, says a Tezos official press release published Nov. 21. The new agreement between the Tezos Korea Foundation and Digital Society Research Center at Yonsei University in Seoul aims to provide “blockchain education cooperation, training of OCaml [Objective Calm] and smart contract experts.” The MoU is primarily focused on human resources and education in the blockchain technology industry. The press release states: “Through this…

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Cryptocurrency 

Top Coins Today | Tezos and DigixDAO Lead the Pack

According to coinmarketcap.com, there are two top coins today. In the top 100, leading the pack and standing out for their double-digit gains are Tezos and DigixDAO. In 24 hours, both coins have increased almost 17%. So what’s going on with these two? Top Coins: Tezos and DigixDAO This morning, Tezos began listing on European exchange Kraken. The news has seen the coin increase nearly 17% in the 24-hour period. That is some gain. The 18th largest coin by market cap, Tezos (XTZ), began trading at 11:00 ET. To allay…

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