CategorySmart Contracts

Tim Draper Says Ethereum's Issuance Rate of 2%-4% ETH Worries Him

By CCN: Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper is one of the biggest advocates of the cryptocurrency space. He is famous for his bullish $250,000 bitcoin price prediction, which would reflect a 5% market share around the world in the coming years. Draper supports competition in the space and in addition to bitcoin is also a fan of smart contract technology, other blockchains including...

Ethereum DApp Growth Slows While EOS and Tron Race Ahead: Report

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According to new data from RatingDapp, EOS and Tron both gained significant user share over the last week, while Ethereum dApp growth slowed. Ethereum remains the godfather of decentralized applications, with by far the largest user base, ecosystem, and most liquidity. But the landscape is changing quickly, with Tron and EOS dominating in transaction volume. Ethereum Grows 20% Slower Than The...

Less Than 1.5 Million People Used dApps in 2018

According to a report from Dapp.com, dApps had about 1.5 million users over the course of 2018, the first full year they were measured. The most active dApp category across platforms was gaming, followed by betting. Of the 1.5 million total users of dApps across platforms, nearly 800,000 were on Ethereum. The Ethereum dApp ecosystem broke down like so: Decentralized exchanges accounted for the...

Netflix of Blockchain: MTonomy Brings Streaming Video to Ethereum

CCN had a chance to talk to Arjun Mendhi of MTonomy. MTonomy is a Netflix, Google Play, or Amazon Prime experience for Ethereum users. Based in Cambridge, MTonomy went live this week. Part of their team come from the MIT Media lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, which a number of famous Bitcoin developers have worked through, including Gavin Andresen. They will be adding at least one new title...

Decentralized AI Network SingularityNET Launches Developer Portal

Artificial Intelligence (AI) network SingularityNET has unveiled a developer portal that will "enable developers to discover, learn and adopt" the first decentralized artificial intelligence network in the world. We just launched the SingularityNET Developer Portal! With the roll-out of the SingularityNET Developer Portal, we hope to significantly expand our technical reach and reaffirm our...

Op-Ed: Defrauded Municipalities Demonstrate Use Case For Smart Contracts

In June, Galveston County (Texas) discovered that it had paid over $525,000 to someone it didn’t owe money to, a scam artist posing as a representative of a firm doing work for the county. The author contends this would be nearly impossible in a system of smart contracts described herein. The scammer used social engineering to talk his way into a small fortune. According to the most recent...

Wanchain 3.0 Adds Loopring Enabling On-Chain Decentralized Trading

Wanchain and Loopring today announced that Loopring, a protocol atop which decentralized exchanges trading platforms can be built, is live on the Wanchain network. Decentralized trading platforms took a hit earlier this year when Zachary Coburn of EtherDelta was charged with offering unregistered securities. The exchange was by and large considered decentralized because all trades took place on...

Waves Surges into Top 20 Coins as Wider Crypto Market Stumbles

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Since the end of November, the Waves coin (WAVES) has bucked a market trend and risen in price by over 150%. The cryptocurrency has not only risen to a price, at the time of writing, of $2.49 per coin but as bitcoin price falls, WAVES value against bitcoin (BTC) is also growing. The Waves cryptocurrency today, for a short time, entered the top 20 coins by market capitalization but has since...

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