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When “liking” your favorite tweet isn’t enough, you can now send small bitcoin transactions. Announced Saturday, the beta app Tippin has released a new Chrome Extension available to Google browser users. Over Twitter, app users can send bitcoin payments via the Lightning Network, considered a way to make bitcoin transactions feasible at a large scale for
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Blockchain data platform Streamr has officially released a new open-source ethereum scaling technology called Monoplasma. Inspired by a pre-existing scaling solution called plasma, Monoplasma is different in that it focuses specifically on “one-to-many payments” in which users would need to “repeatedly distribute value to a large and dynamic set of ethereum addresses,” explained Henri Pihkala, CEO of
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Ethereum core developer Afri Schoedon is taking a step back from social media due to an onslaught of online criticism. Tweeting Sunday that he will “no longer respond on Gitter, Skype, Discord, Slack, Wire, Twitter and Reddit,” Schoedon said that for the foreseeable future he would no longer answer contribution requests or general technical questions directly
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Rhombus has released new products designed to help further connect decentralized, ethereum-based blockchain applications to real-world data, the startup announced this weekend. Revealed at the ongoing ethereum conference ETHDenver, the blockchain-based “oracle” service will now support currency pairs, asset pricing and blockchain network data. These products can be used for free by developers competing in the annual ETHDenver hackathon.
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“We always needs to ask, ‘Who are we building for?’” Kicking off the annual ethereum hackathon ETHDenver, Aave CEO Stani Kulechov shared an opening address on on “leaping decentralized finance [into the] mainstream.” Aave is a Swiss-based blockchain technology company that officially launched in September of last year. Acting as the parent company to ETHLend –
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At the cutting edge of blockchain research is a potential $15 million dollar venture by the Ethereum Foundation centered around a technology called Verifiable Delay Functions (VDFs). Acting as a source of computer-generated randomness that is unpredictable and unbias-able, VDFs are envisioned for use in a highly-anticipated “proof-of-stake”(PoS) system called Serenity which the ethereum network will
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Hunter Hillman is the head of growth at Connext. Steven McKie is a co-founder of Amentum Capital. Eric Olszewski is an ethereum developer. Over the past few months, we have noticed a significant number of articles proclaiming the imminent failure and collapse of the ethereum platform due to its inability to scale and its overall
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