Ethereum 

ConsenSys Unveils Ethereum-Based Satellite Tracker

Blockchain software technology company ConsenSys has unveiled Trusat, a satellite tracking application based on the Ethereum (ETH) network. According to the firm’s tweet posted on Oct. 22, Trusat aims to tackle the problem of space debris that could damage Earth’s space infrastructure. Tackling space debris with blockchain The initiative hopes that its app’s users will track satellites in the night sky and record their positions in order to help create a record. The application also indicates when and where to look for the highest priority marks. The company explained: “The…

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Bitcoin 

Casa Unveils New Solution to ‘What Happens to My Bitcoin When I Die?

New York-based crypto custody startup Casa has released a new security protocol and service focused on helping people address the question of Bitcoin (BTC) inheritance. The new offering, dubbed “Casa Covenant,” was revealed in an official blog post on Oct. 21. “What happens to my Bitcoin when I die?” Casa approaches the question of Bitcoin inheritance by highlighting three common positions users take currently: either not thinking about the issue at all, choosing to entrust their private key data with a close family member or friend, or using a third-party…

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Bitcoin 

ACINQ Unveils Its ‘2nd Generation’ Bitcoin Lightning Network Wallet

French Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network (LN) implementation developer ACINQ introduced its second-generation Lightning Network wallet, Phoenix, via Twitter, on Oct. 18. A video accompanying the post demonstrates a number of wallet functions, all accessed via a user-friendly interface. From setup to receiving and making payments in under a minute From a fresh install of the wallet app on an Android device, setting up a new wallet is a single click away. Although the new wallet has no open channels, it can still produce an LN invoice and receive funds. On…

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Bitcoin 

German Firm Unveils Mobile Eco-Friendly Bitcoin Mining Containers

Bitcoin (BTC) mining infrastructure firm Northern Bitcoin AG has announced the completion of tests for its new air-cooled mining container, which houses 144 ASIC miners. A press release published on Sept. 9 outlined that the highly mobile container solution has been designed as a piece of flexible and efficient infrastructure that will enable the firm to establish mining pools in countries with year-round cool locations.  Setting up shop anywhere energy is cheap, sustainable  Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Northern AG develops and operates Bitcoin-focused mining hardware that uses renewable energy…

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