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Ethereum: Foundation Sets Goals for Coming Year

Earlier this week on May 21st the Ethereum Foundation published its Spring 2019 update and spilt all the details on the planned development for the next coming year. The report mainly focuses on how ETH plans on allocating the $30 million designated for use by the Foundation in further developing the currency. The Foundation further went onto report on the “tremendous progress” being made for the cryptocurrency over the last twelve months and gave a nod to the efforts of developers, entrepreneurs of Ethereum. Despite the growth of competition with rival projects like EOS and TRON, the Foundation also claims...

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Stellar: Does Anyone Really Care Anymore?

The Ripple hardfork that Jed McCaleb and Joyce Kim initially released in July 2014, Stellar went down at the end of last week but the thing is, no one really cared? The founder of Post Oak Labs, Tim Swanson first brought up the network being down last week in a tweet (see below) and a representative from Stellar later confirmed its occurrence. Breaking: yesterday the Stellar network went down for about 2 hours... only those who run validators noticed it.no new transactions were added for ~2 hours.network stats:https://t.co/eSRYFPjDQi — Tim Swanson (@ofnumbers) May 16, 2019 Very few people noticed it...

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TRON: Is it Truly Decentralised? (2019)

One of the most popular projects ongoing in the crypto space right now is TRON. Even though it is fronted by Justin Sun, there are a lot of people working on the project including Lucien Chen. Although, Chen has actually just this week announced that he is leaving the TRON project over claims that the firm is no longer decentralised and it has run away from its goal of “creating a decentralised internet”. So yes, the CTO - now former CTO - of TRON has left the project although this wasn’t his only reason for leaving. Chen and Sun jointly...

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Weekly Roundup: What’s Happened with Binance, BTC & XRP This Week?

Well then, this week has been particularly exciting for the crypto space. Not necessarily in a good way either as one of the world’s biggest exchanges, Binance experienced a security breach but luckily this didn’t stop Bitcoin from surpassing the $6k key resistance level. On top of this, we also saw Ripple launch the new 4.0 update which is helping more banks integrate the xRapid system. Ripple 4.0 The Chief Technology Officer at Ripple Labs, David Schwartz has said that the latest version of its cross-border payment solution xCurrent is now live. Now as we know, Ripple has over 200...

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Cardano: How ADA is Learning From Ethereum’s Mistakes

The potential of blockchain is almost limitless, it’s almost scary how much of the future could be in blockchain technology. One of the most terrifying ideas of blockchain tech is the idea of putting your faith and identity to a technology that still isn’t completely ready nor finished. As Andrew Ancheta writes for CryptoBriefing, it’s similar to the problem in Jurassic Park where the creators are so caught up with what they are making that they haven’t considered as to whether it is the right thing to do. Of course, blockchain is a little different to dinosaurs in a film...

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