Vitalik Buterin: Scalability Is Becoming a Problem

Vitalik Buterin in a recent interview with a journalist from thestar.com, said that “Ethereum blockchain is almost full”. He suggested that in order to improve the situation, the networks need to evolve away from the idea that every computer has to verify each and every transaction, even if that is sacrificing some of the security…

Entrepreneurs Have an Enormous Opportunity With Open Financial Tools on the Blockchain

Outside of all the consistent price speculation and novelty of cryptocurrencies, a compelling trend toward a more open and accessible financial ecosystem has materialized. Underscoring this movement is the expansion of the infrastructure and regulation required to facilitate a transition toward open financial tools. From standardized identity protocols for KYC/AML (know your customer/anti money laundering) compliance to modular, open-source…

Samsung Finally Adds Bitcoin Support to Its Blockchain Phones

Samsung has finally integrated bitcoin functionality on its blockchain-enabled smartphones. Until now, the company’s flagship smartphones were offering only cryptocurrency storage and transactions for ethereum and related ERC-20 tokens. The South Korean tech giant has now included bitcoin features to the developer kit (SDK) for several S10 models (S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G), as…

Amazon Looking For New Software Developer To Build Blockchain Ads

Amazon recently posted a job offer on Linkedin for a software developer with experience in blockchain. The online retail giant wants to grow its advertisement business by leveraging its online retail data, industry-leading cloud services, and a fast-moving startup culture. The post states: “Our new team in Boulder, CO is looking for a Sr Software…

Enter World of Ether

World of Ether is a decentralized collectible dueling game that lives inside of a browser on the Ethereum Virtual Machine. The game is centered around the collection, breeding, and fighting of monsters. Each monster is stored inside of a contract and referenced by World’s of Ether platform. Monsters are broken into 4 grades of rarity:…

New York Times Believes Blockchain Can Help Fight Fake News

At the core of a new research project of the New York Times seems to be blockchain technology. With this new project New York Times wants to make ” the origins of journalistic content clearer to its audience.” “The News Provenance Project” is the name NY Times call the undertaking. It will experiment with ways…

Greek Billionaire Launches First Cannabis-tied Cryptocurrency and Global Hemp Exchange

Alkiviades David, the Greek Billionaire, and his Swiss-based consortium have launched The Swissx Bank of Cannabis headquartered in Gstaad and with a Caribbean headquarters to be named soon. The Bank also operates SWX Coin, a cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin’s blockchain with single unit pricing is pegged directly to the median global price of premium hemp flower.…

Winner Winner, Crypto Dinner!

Crypto and gaming are always an interesting combination of news. Crypto game marketing startup Refereum says it has secured a partnership with major Fortnite competitor, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The partnership will reward PUBG players with RFR tokens. The startup is supplying the RFR tokens for the initial campaign. “PUBG has granted Refereum special access to…