Ethereum Scaling Tech Monoplasma Wants to Let Dapps Broadcast Crypto

news Blockchain data platform Streamr has officially released a new open-source ethereum scaling technology called Monoplasma. Inspired by a pre-existing scaling solution called plasma, Monoplasma is different in that it focuses specifically on “one-to-many payments” in which users would need to “repeatedly distribute value to a large and dynamic set of ethereum addresses,” explained Henri Pihkala, CEO…

Decentralized Finance Emerges as Banner Topic at Ethereum Denver Conference

news “We always needs to ask, ‘Who are we building for?’” Kicking off the annual ethereum hackathon ETHDenver, Aave CEO Stani Kulechov shared an opening address on on “leaping decentralized finance [into the] mainstream.” Aave is a Swiss-based blockchain technology company that officially launched in September of last year. Acting as the parent company to ETHLend…

How SABRE Tech Can Stop Hackers From Splitting Bitcoin Into Two

news If hackers felt like it, they could split bitcoin in two. It wouldn’t even be that hard, according to research from 2017. Thanks to insecure technology underpinning the internet, someone with the right credentials could exploit the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) by faking their identity and confusing the network into sending floods of data…

Latest Lightning Code Release Trolls With a ‘Block Size’ Increase

news The latest code version for the lightning network – often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin payments – includes a “block size increase.” One of the most active lightning implementations, LND, pushed out its newest “minor” release, version 0.5.2, of its beta code on Wednesday. Though it includes several changes from many contributors, mostly with the…

A Court Date for QuadrigaCX: What to Expect at Tomorrow’s Hearing

news The troubled crypto exchange QuadrigCX has appealed for creditor protection, setting the stage for a significant court hearing on Feb. 5 in Canada. Last Thursday, the exchange’s appeal was made before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, with QuadrigaCX claiming that doesn’t have access to wallets containing some $137 million (U.S. dollars) in cryptocurrency. As…

CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub

announcement Nolan Bauerle is research director at CoinDesk. For more data and insights, visit the CoinDesk Crypto-Economics Explorer.  Starting today, CoinDesk will use GitHub to help crowdsource potential methodology changes and data sources for our Crypto-Economics Explorer (CEX), our comprehensive data tool designed to measure and compare crypto assets.  After we launched the beta version…

How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

news BlockEx’s treasury couldn’t stop taking hits in 2018 – and for the London-based startup, it has meant significant delays, scaled-back ambitions and layoffs. CEO Adam Leonard confirmed to CoinDesk that “staff reductions” had taken place. “Some of it naturally as products finished and additionally to reduce burn,” Leonard said via email, declining to offer specifics…

Fee Spike on Ethereum Classic Raises Fears of More Exchange Attacks

news A sudden surge in transaction fees on the ethereum classic blockchain has some developers speculating whether cryptocurrency exchanges could be at risk of attack, a development that follows last week’s 51% attack in which more than $200,000 was stolen from at least one exchange. Over the last 24 hours, average transaction fees on the blockchain rose…