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…

CipherTrace Expands Monitoring Platform to 700 Tokens

United States-based blockchain security firm CipherTrace has expanded its crypto intelligence platform to 700 tokens. Tracing hundreds of ERC-20 tokens With the expanded platform launched on Oct. 15, CipherTrace now allows clients to trace more than 87% of the transactional volume of the top 100 cryptos such as Ether (ETH), Tether (USDT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH)…

Facebook Hires Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Public Affairs for Crypto Project

Facebook has reportedly hired Standard Chartered Bank’s head of public affairs Ed Bowles for its cryptocurrency project, the Financial Times reports on June 14. Per the report, Facebook hired the senior bank lobbyist in anticipation of the greater regulatory scrutiny in Europe over its plans to launch its own crypto asset and other financial services to its 2.4 billion users. Bowles will join the…

Lithuania to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchange Sector With Obligatory ID Checks

Lithuania is preparing new rules to govern cryptocurrency transactions, requiring businesses to prove the identity of clients, local daily news outlet Delfi reported on June 12. As part of its obligations to impose European Union anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, Lithuania’s finance ministry will seek to completely formalize crypto-based exchange operations. Parliament approved the move during a sitting on Wednesday, Delfi says, while…

Number of Smart Contracts on TRON DApp Shoots up by 1098%

In a recent Medium report, the team at TRON shared their weekly report regarding the TRON DApp (decentralized app) performance. Some of the numbers that have been elaborated upon include the number of DApps, smart contracts, DApp DAUs, the 24-hour trading volume and number of transactions. As per the claims made, the highlight of progress is the…

Australian Securities Exchange Debuts Infrastructure Replacement

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has released the first code for its replacement app development tool based on blockchain, the company confirmed in a press release on May 7. The new platform, dubbed the Customer Development Environment (CDE), builds on the exchange’s previous offering, Chess, which will now be retired. The initial features, which hinge on distributed-ledger technology (DLT), began…