Ethereum Dev Firm ConsenSys Now a Premier Member of Hyperledger

Ethereum-focused development firm ConsenSys becomes a premier member of blockchain development project Hyperledger, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Software already submitted Per the release, ConsenSys also submitted its Pantheon Java-based Ethereum client to Hyperledger as the project ​Hyperledger Besu. Besu, which is reportedly the first public chain compatible blockchain submission to Hyperledger,…

Blockchain.com to Integrate Polkadot Tokens Into Its Wallet

Luxembourg-based crypto data supplier and crypto wallet Blockchain.com has partnered with blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot. Driving decentralization On Aug. 20, Blockchain.com announced it will integrate its Blockchain Wallet with the Polkadot Network in order to drive the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (DOTs). Once the integration is complete, users of Blockchain.com will be able…

Gemini Exchange Added to CME CF Crypto Benchmarks

The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini platform is being added as a constituent exchange to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) and Crypto Facilities’ (CF) Bitcoin and Ether-Dollar Reference Rate and Real-Time Index. As revealed in an official tweet from CME Group on Aug. 8, Gemini will be included in four major crypto pricing indices as of…

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Launches the EEA Mainnet Initiative

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is setting up a technical group working on collaboration between the mainnet and enterprises. The working group, called the EEA Mainnet Initiative, intends to accelerate and lead cooperation between the EEA’s enterprise and startup members, as well as those who work on the mainnet’s technology and interoperability solutions, according to…

CheapAir Adds Bitcoin Cash (BCH) As A Crypto Payment Option For Cheap Airlines And Hotels

CheapAir, the first airline online booking platform to accept cryptocurrency payments, accepts Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCH) on its platform. Over 4 million users set to benefit in booking cheap airlines and hotels following CheapAir’s partnership with Bitcoin.com. CheapAir announced through an official press release the addition of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its collection of crypto…

Georgian Gov’t, IOHK Partner to Develop Blockchain in Education, Ministry Services

The government of Georgia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with blockchain technology firm Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) to implement blockchain-enabled projects across business, education and government services. The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 17. The MoU has been signed between the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science and IOHK,…

Weiss Crypto Ratings Downgrades EOS Due to Centralization Concerns

United States-based financial research firm Weiss Ratings announced that it has downgraded its rating of cryptocurrency EOS because of the blockchain’s “serious problems” with centralization. Weiss announced the report in a tweet published on June 7. In the tweet, Weiss Ratings claims that the cryptocurrency in question has severe centralization issues and that “their event last week did anything to alleviate…

Blockchain.info Confirms In-Wallet Paxos Stablecoin Trading Rollout

Cryptocurrency data aggregator and wallet provider Blockchain.info will launch trading of its fifth coin, paxos standard token (PAX), on Monday, the company told industry news outlet CoinDeskon May 31. Paxos is a United States dollar-pegged stablecoin, and its addition will be a first for Blockchain.info in the stablecoin space. Blockchain currently supports four cryptocurrencies: bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH) and stellar (XLM),…

Users Can Now Spend XRP at Over 550,000 Hotels in 200+ Countries

XRP continues to expand in the market. This time, XRP will be accepted on Travala.com, a tourism-related website that allows individuals to purchase hotel rooms and plane tickets. Individuals interested in purchasing with the popular digital asset XRP will be able to do so in more than 550,000 hotels and over 82,000 destinations. XRP Accepted On Travala.com According to…