Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0, the 16th generation of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto a little over nine years ago. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed by some 100 contributors over a span of five months.As is usual for new releases, Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 includes performance improvements, bug fixes and other optimizations. … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Is Released: Here’s What’s New
Archives for February 2018
In the past week, news from Venezuela was at the forefront, where crypto mining is way up due to cheap electricity. But their stab at launching their own crypto, the Petro, is not looking like a great plan so far.Good news in regulation, however, is coming from the state of Wyoming as the House unanimously passed two pro-blockchain bills, with five more in the pipe.On the technological front, researches think they have solved a big part of the … [Read more...] about Week in Review for February 23, 2018: Sidechains, Stings and Venezuela
Circle, a mobile payment app company backed by Goldman Sachs, has announced it is buying U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex Inc. — a move that will transform Boston-based Circle into one of the biggest players in the industry.According to Fortune Magazine, Circle paid $400 million for the exchange, which handles a trading volume of around $1.5 million per day. Up till now, Circle had three main products: Circle Pay, a mobile app that … [Read more...] about Circle Leaps Into Exchange Business With Poloniex Acquisition
Ethereum has just announced its Ethereum Community Fund (ECF) grant program, an initiative launched by a collection of major players in the Ethereum world that is designed to accelerate the development of blockchain infrastructure apps and services. The stated aim of the ECF is to bring about “an environment where teams and ideas can thrive, grow, and collaborate to become essential and functioning pieces of the broader Ethereum ecosystem.”All of … [Read more...] about Op Ed: What Do We Mean When We Talk About the “Blockchain Ecosystem”?
Following remarks made by Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the European Commission (EC), after a roundtable on cryptocurrencies, it appears that the European Union (EU) is prepared to take steps toward regulating cryptocurrencies.While acknowledging that European nations should embrace blockchain technology in order to remain competitive in financial markets, Dombrovskis also cautioned that they should be taking steps to protect their … [Read more...] about European Commission Urges Nations to Embrace Blockchain Tech but Address Risks