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Blockstream Launches Tokenized Assets Tool on Liquid Sidechain

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Blockchain startup Blockstream announced a new custom token creation platform on Monday. The firm has officially launched the Issued Assets (IA) program on its bitcoin-backed Liquid sidechain, allowing users to create their own tokenized assets, according to a press release. These tokens can represent any sort of financial instrument, including fiat currency, crypto assets or Read More

Scaling, Layer 2 And Cryptographic Innovations Discussed At Consensus 2018

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Scaling, Layer 2 And Cryptographic Innovations Discussed At Consensus 2018
At Consensus 2018 today, as it has been for the past three years, scaling was at the forefront of everyone’s minds. “SCALING, LAYER 2 AND CRYPTOGRAPHIC INNOVATIONS” was created to address just that issue. Panel participants included Alin S. Dragos of the MIT Media Lab, Amy Yin of Coinbase, Christian Decker of Blockstream, Muneeb Ali Read More

The Bitcoin Scaling Debate Gets Heated at Deconomy

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Bitcoin Scaling Debate Gets Heated at Deconomy
At the Deconomy Conference in Seoul, South Korea, Blockstream’s Samson Mow, and Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver engaged in a heated debate. Ostensibly it was about bitcoin scaling but quickly morphed into an argument on the merits of Bitcoin Cash and the Lightning Network. In all, the debate was an ample showcase of the scaling philosophies of Read More

Blockstream Introduces Lightning Applications With The Week of LApps

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Blockstream Introduces Lightning Applications With The Week of LApps
The last few months have seen an exciting increase in the pace of updates and news from the three main development teams working on the different Bitcoin Lightning Network clients. The recent mainnet beta announcement from Lightning Labs, has been followed for the past few days with an exciting series via the Blockstream blog outlining Read More

NYSE Parent Company Launches Cryptocurrency Data Feed

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on NYSE Parent Company Launches Cryptocurrency Data Feed
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is partnering with blockchain startup Blockstream to launch a new cryptocurrency-based data feed. ICE Data Services’ feed will display real-time data from at least 15 different cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide, including prices and order book data for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to Read More

Here’s What Keeps Bitcoin Developers Up at Night as the Price Hits $10,000

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Here’s What Keeps Bitcoin Developers Up at Night as the Price Hits $10,000
The recent Baltic Honeybadger 2017 conference in Riga, Latvia featured an all star panel of Bitcoin developers and security experts on the second day of the event. During this panel, the participants were asked to explain what kinds of possible issues with Bitcoin keep them up at night. In their responses, the panel of Ciphrex Read More

The Curious Case of the New ‘Dragonmint Bitcoin Miner’

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Curious Case of the New ‘Dragonmint Bitcoin Miner’
Mining According to reports from a few news outlets, social media platforms and online forums a new bitcoin mining rig called the “Dragonmint” is joining the bitcoin mining environment in 2018. The machine’s creators claim the device is 30 percent more efficient than current ASIC models on the market. Also read: New Virtual Reality Tool Lets Read More

A New Bitcoin Scaling Solution: Better Infrastructure For Micropayments

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A New Bitcoin Scaling Solution: Better Infrastructure For Micropayments
Over the past two years, the majority of bitcoin developers in both the open-source development community and private sector have advocated for the integration of second-layer payment channels like Lightning, to enable micropayments or small transactions with lower fees. Given the 1 MB block size limit of the bitcoin blockchain, it is not currently possible Read More

Forum Wars: r/Bitcoin Mods Accused of Hacking and Vote Manipulation

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Forum Wars: r/Bitcoin Mods Accused of Hacking and Vote Manipulation
News It’s no secret that not everyone in the world of bitcoin shares the same opinion. Heated debates, and all out flame wars, play across social media every day. But what happens when the debate goes beyond mere words, and individuals resort to dirty tricks such as hacking and vote rigging? That’s exactly what’s been Read More

Stanford’s Applied Cryptography Group Aims to Bulletproof Bitcoin

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Stanford’s Applied Cryptography Group Aims to Bulletproof Bitcoin
Blockchain Stanford University’s Applied Cryptography Group (ACG) is proposing Bulletproofs, a way to drastically reduce blockchain data, roughly ten-fold. The ACG team argues how using aggregation for transaction proofs and reducing block size will result in two goals long sought in Bitcoin, confidentiality and speed.    Also read: Engineers Demonstrate Zcash/Bitcoin Atomic Swaps Bitcoin’s Bulletproofs Bulletproofs: Efficient Read More