Ethereum 

IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson Announces Upcoming Release of Cardano v1.6

Charles Hoskinson, a former CEO of the Ethereum Network and current CEO of IOHK, has announced that IOHK-supported project Cardano is rolling out version 1.6 within a few days’ time. Hoskinson teased the upcoming launch in a Twitter post on Aug. 13. Hoskinson also asked users to send screenshots and comments on the latest version of Daedalus, which is an open source cryptocurrency wallet also backed by IOHK. As per IOHK’s website, Cardano is a blockchain platform that uses the proof of stake algorithm Ouroboros. Its native cryptocurrency, ADA, is…

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Ethereum 

Truffle Announces Upcoming Dev Support for Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, Tezos

Blockchain development company Truffle has unveiled plans to expand its fully managed developer suite to include support for the blockchain protocols Corda, Hyperledger Fabric and Tezos. Truffle founder and CEO Tim Coulter announced the company’s plans at TruffleCon 2019 — Truffle’s annual dev conference — on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington. Coulter commented on how he thinks these tools will pave the way for collaboration via interoperability, saying: “We are empowering developers to build enterprise-grade solutions on any network of their choosing, creating a path for future cross-network collaboration.” According…

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Cryptocurrency 

Overstock’s tZERO Tokenizes Upcoming ‘Atari: Fistful of Quarters’ Movie

tZERO, the cryptocurrency wing of American retail giant Overstock, will tokenize forthcoming motion picture “Atari: Fistful of Quarters,” according to a press release published on July 9. Per the release, tZERO has partnered with the upcoming movie’s producers to develop a token dubbed “Bushnell,” which will be sold by the film production and financing company Vision Tree. Token owners will purportedly get shares of movie earnings, and receive additional benefits, including the ability to vote on the movie’s trailer and make a point of choosing the movie cast. The upcoming…

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Ethereum 

Bitfinex CTO Hints at Maximum Leverage for Upcoming Derivatives Trading

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino hinted at the maximum leverage for the exchange’s upcoming derivatives trading, in a tweet published on June 24. In the tweet, Ardoino purportedly indicated the maximum leverage for Bitfinex’ forthcoming derivatives trading, which resulted in a heated discussion between community members. In response to the answer whether it will be an isolated leverage, Ardoino said that it will be isolated at the beginning, adding that it is better for risk management. Ardoino also revealed that instruments with high leverage will be used separately from…

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Bitcoin 

Satoshi Nakamoto Apparent Author of Two Upcoming Books on Amazon

Two different books published under Satoshi Nakamoto’s name have recently appeared on Amazon. According to Amazon, both of the books — Wave and Ripple Design Book and The Official Bitcoin Coloring Book — are scheduled for release on June 28. The profile of the author makes it clear that he indeed claims to be the same Satoshi Nakamoto who created bitcoin (BTC): “Satoshi Nakamoto is the renowned inventor of Bitcoin.” The author’s profile also states that “100% of his book royalties to support STEM and environmental education programs serving underprivileged…

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Bitcoin 

Apple to Unveil ‘CryptoKit’ Cryptographic Developer Package at Upcoming Conference

Apple will target cryptographic developer tools at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019, the company revealed in the event program for June 5. During a session scheduled for Wednesday at the ongoing event, titled “Cryptography and your Apps,” Apple will unveil a new tool dubbed “CryptoKit,” which will debut as an update in iOS 13. CryptoKit will focus primarily on developers, allowing them to build in more security functionality for apps with better support. “System frameworks encrypt both data at rest and data in transit in a transparent way…

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Bitcoin 

Rakuten Wallet Partners With CipherTrace to Assure Safety of Its Upcoming Crypto Exchange

A subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, Rakuten Wallet, has partnered with blockchain security firm CipherTrace to assure Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance for the company’s upcoming crypto exchange. The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 29. CipherTrace — which develops cryptocurrency AML, forensics and regulatory monitoring solutions — will work on improving the safety of Rakuten Wallet’s investors as well as the protection of the integrity and compliance of the exchange. Dave Jevans, CEO of CipherTrace, commented on the cooperation: “We have made significant…

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Bitcoin 

Upcoming Supply Cut Will See Bitcoin Prices Rise Further, Brian Kelly Predicts

An upcoming supply cut could help bitcoin (BTC) prices rise further in the coming months, crypto fund manager Brian Kelly told CNBC on May 21. Speaking to the Fast Money program, he explained that “the halvening,” next due to take place in 2020, will see mining rewards cut in half. With many miners now hoarding BTC, Kelly predicted that prices will rise as increased demand — tied to increasing industrial adoption and retail uses — competes with diminished supplies. Describing the four-year cycle that leads up to “the halvening,” Kelly added: “You generally have a rally…

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Ethereum 

Huobi and OKEx to Support Upcoming Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork

Leading cryptocurrency exchanges OKEx and Huobi Global will support the Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople hard fork which is estimated to happen between Jan. 14 and 18, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. The Constantinople hard fork is an upgrade, which is supposed to fundamentally change the Ethereum blockchain, with the synchronous nodes update to the entire system. The hard fork encloses separate Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) in order to soften the transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to the more energy efficient proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. OKEx will reportedly take a…

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