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Intel is working with blockchain startup Enigma to help secure its privacy-enhancing smart contracts. As previously reported by CoinDesk, secret contracts are a type of smart contract for public blockchains that use cryptographic tricks to keep transaction data hidden from view. Enigma – a startup that grew out of efforts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the …

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In an effort to stop several thefts, seven accounts of the EOS blockchain were frozen on June 16. At face value, many will see this move by the 21 block producers (BPs) in charge of validating transactions on the newly live blockchain as a success in stopping malicious actors from bilking several users out of …

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The countdown has begun for smart contracts protocol ICON’s June 20 token swap. On Wednesday, investors will swap their ethereum-based ICX tokens, used for project fundraising, for coins on a live version of the ICON blockchain, effectively exchanging all existing tokens in an elaborate code migration. Launched in 2017, ICON aims to connect independent blockchain communities, …

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Have modern internet companies gone too far? According to mathematician and Blockstream research director, Andrew Poelstra, the answer is unequivocally yes. In his view, companies are simply now vacuuming up troves of customer data, which they then sell to others without the owner’s knowledge or benefit. (Think how Instagram owns user images, or Target acquires huge amounts of …

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You may have missed it, but over the weekend, transactions on the live EOS blockchain came to a complete – yet temporary – halt. Coming less than 48 hours after the much-anticipated blockchain network went live, the announcement kicked off a social firestorm (not to mention a reported 5 percent drop in the value of …

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Talk to any three blockchain entrepreneurs, and at least one of them will pitch a way for internet users to own their own data. Recent privacy debacles at Yahoo, Equifax and Facebook have driven home the realization that anyone with a smartphone is walking, talking, searching, eating, posting, browsing fodder for advertisers, machine learning algorithms …

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After a messy weeks-long process, CoinDesk broke the news yesterday that the EOS blockchain is officially live. To some, it’s already an event for the cryptocurrency history books. Still, if you haven’t been following the event closely, it might beg the question, ‘What is EOS anyway?’ When we talk about EOS, think about a cloud …

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So, your token is being sent to a new blockchain… Far from an elaborate crypto scam, the decision to carry out this process, known as a “token migration” or “token swap,” has become increasingly popular among blockchain projects. Notably, two of the top 25 cryptocurrencies trading globally – Tron and EOS – are in the …

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The developer team behind ethereum is considering possible changes to a planned rollout of new technology upgrades. Addressing rumors that such plans are now under review, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin told a meeting of the platform’s open-source developers Friday that the idea is that the team might seek to alter the sequence in which Casper and sharding, …

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The World Cup may be completely analog, but don’t tell that to crypto developers. Soft launching now, a new company called CryptoStrikers is entering the so-called “crypto collectibles” market with tokens commemorating the stars of this year’s World Cup. The thing is the tokens it’s offering aren’t the same you’ll see listed on a popular …

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A bird? A plane? No, that’s just a giant penis spouting flaming bitcoin. Such is the canvas at Satoshi’s Place, a web app that allows savvy users to create digital pictures by sending small amounts of bitcoin. In the weeks since its release, the graffiti tool has become the site of territorial battles of pixel-space, …

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The EOS blockchain is now live. At press time, the blockchain has received more than the 150 million votes needed to determine the individuals or entities that will maintain the distributed network, the world’s fifth largest by total value, thus ending a weeks-long process that had been among the most complex the evolving cryptocurrency market …

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Has a cryptocurrency by trolls, for trolls, finally been created? If not, the cryptocurrency bitcoin core (BTCC) certainly comes close. And no, we’re not using the derogatory other name for the cryptocurrency most often referred to as bitcoin – the one that legendary crypto investor and bitcoin cash booster Roger Ver likes to berate. Rather, …

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With all eyes on Singapore this week, was it any surprise crypto would make an appearance? The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un got the crypto community’s attention – and held it – thanks to Dennis Rodman and the notorious cryptocurrency that funded his travel to …

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Who do you trust with your private key? That’s the question that may be on the minds of EOS token holders, who while incentivized to help the much-anticipated technology finally go live, haven’t yet done so. As EOS is set up to enable self-governance by its users, it’s these individuals and companies who have to make the …

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While the idea of a decentralized internet – commonly referred to as the Web 3.0 – seems attractive to many in the blockchain industry, creating an infrastructure to support it is at least one goal that needs to be completed first. It’s a challenge that Haja Networks is taking on with a new database protocol …

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In several countries throughout Africa, citizens are spending an average of 27 cents to top up their mobile airtime, and they’re using a crypto token to do it. That might sound strange to many in the crypto industry, since the vision of today’s blockchains allowing the movement of millions of microtransactions across the globe has …

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From the mists of ideation, a first wave of ethereum dapps is starting to emerge. Launched in 2015 with the promise that developers could use its technology as a “secure backbone” for a new kind of software application, ethereum has long held the promise of enabling such innovations, all “without any possibility of downtime, censorship …

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Ethereum is transparent to the core. Much like bitcoin, the platform uses this transparency as part of its security – with it in some ways ensuring that users cannot fake transactions. However, new anxieties are emerging regarding this transparency and the potential problems that such data exposure might have for businesses. In the past, these …

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Almost one week after initiating, one of the largest, strangest experiments in global crypto governance hesitated as it neared its culmination. While EOS, a new blockchain created by Block.One, which raised approximately $4 billion to build it, had effectively turned the code over to its users as of last Saturday, into Friday, the fruits of …

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