AEternity Blockchain Platform Releases its Final Hardfork Software Lima, Looks to Rival Ethereum

Æternity’s core development team shares details of its Lima blockchain hard fork software changes as the blockchain platform looks to compete with Ethereum by improving its network naming system, governance and virtual machines. Æternity, an open-source blockchain platform for building a decentralized application has announced the final version of its hard fork software LIMA. The…

ConsenSys Unveils Ethereum-Based Satellite Tracker

Blockchain software technology company ConsenSys has unveiled Trusat, a satellite tracking application based on the Ethereum (ETH) network. According to the firm’s tweet posted on Oct. 22, Trusat aims to tackle the problem of space debris that could damage Earth’s space infrastructure. Tackling space debris with blockchain The initiative hopes that its app’s users will…

tZERO to launch security token market

Boston Security Token Exchange (BSTX), a platform jointly owned by BOX Digital Markets and Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO, has filed an application with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve the launch of a market for publicly traded registered security tokens. In the rule change proposal released by the SEC on Oct.…

UNICEF to Accept Donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum

UNICEF has taken a step further towards cryptocurrency adoption by increasing its acceptance of Bitcoin (BTC) donations. According to a press release, the international body has opted to allow the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to receive money in cryptocurrency. UNICEF partnered with the Ethereum Foundation on the scheme, the latter also making an…

Hacker Returns Ethereum Domains Obtained in Auction Bug

The hacker who stole 17 Ethereum domain names during the Ethereum Name Service’s (ENS) auction decided to return them all. The promise of hefty compensation On Oct. 4, digital-collectibles marketplace OpenSea said that all of the stolen ENS names were returned successfully and that bidding on domain names will restart again in the coming weeks.…

WWF, ConsenSys Launches Impactio Blockchain to Bring Transparency in Philanthropy

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) director of conservation, and Joseph Lubin, co-creator of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, jointly unveiled the Impactio platform. Impactio is an Ethereum-based blockchain-powered impact investment platform, designed around the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). WWF’s experience was necessary to spot the nature of the matter that must be resolved, whereas ConsenSys’ expertise…

Maker (MKR) Angers Supporters with New KYC Future

The Maker DAO (MKR) is headed for a future that will mix crypto-based finance with traditional trustless assets. A recent Reddit discussion underlined the disagreement of the Maker DAO supporters with this path. MAKER PLANS TRADITIONAL ASSETS AS COLLATERAL Maker will also possibly add KYC to its onboarding process, once again defeating the purpose of decentralized finance…