Chainlink’s verifiable randomness function, or VRF, has made its way to the Ethereum (ETH) main net. VRF will provide a decentralized source of randomness for the project's decentralized ecosystem. A trusted source of randomness is essential for many applications, such as those in the gambling and gaming industries. Chainlink’s co-founder...
A blockchain-based energy trading platform backed by German tech giant Siemens is being publicly demonstrated in a Bavarian municipality today.The so-called “Pebbles” project — short for “peer-to-peer energy trading based on blockchains” — is holding a virtual demo of its blockchain-based marketplace platform for optimized electricity trading. The...
Bitstamp, one of the world’s oldest and largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is replacing its CEO for the first time.Nejc Kodrič, the firm’s CEO who co-founded Bitstamp back in 2011, is stepping down from his position. He will be moving into a new advisory role on the company’s board of...
 In 2017, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) reached as high as $20,000 and crashed rapidly. Now the same on-chain top signal has reemerged, according to researchers at Glassnode. But besides much stronger fundamentals this time around, the ongoing rally feels significantly different for other reasons too.Bitcoin typically pulls...
Philippine central bank governor Benjamin Diokno has announced that the institution's "exploratory" study of central bank digital currency study suggests that much more work is needed to make a digital peso a reality.During the summer, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas had confirmed it was investigating the feasibility and potential...
Chinese fintech Ant Group — which is now poised to launch what could be the world's largest initial public offering — has announced a new platform via its blockchain business. Ant Group spun out from e-commerce giant Alibaba and is the parent company of China's largest digital payments service...
Compiled by entrepreneur and market commentator Alistair Milne, exchange rate figures show that at this week’s highs, Bitcoin was worth more in seven currencies than ever before.Countries where #Bitcoin has hit a new ATH in their local currency:Brazil - pop. 209millionTurkey - pop. 82mArgentina - pop. 44.5mSudan -...
Decentralized finance’s (DeFi) explosive third-quarter brought significant growth to Ethereum (ETH)-compatible stablecoins.According to crypto market data aggregator Messari, the supply of MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin grew by 623% in Q3 2020, pushing the token’s value above $1 for four consecutive months.Since starting July with a market cap of nearly...
Changpeng Zhao, the enigmatic chief executive of Binance, believes a central bank digital currency that’s designed well enough could become a threat to Bitcoin. In a video interview with Fortune senior writer Jeff Roberts, he was asked how the People’s Bank of China’s digital yuan initiative would affect the...
U.S. presidential candidate Brock Pierce believes true decentralization, in its purest form, does not exist today, and is not practical in the near future. He told Celsius founder and CEO Alex Mashinsky in an hour-long #MOIP interview released earlier today that while DeFi, is headed towards decentralization, it shouldn’t attempt...