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Lightning Labs Releases ‘Loop’ Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels

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California startup Lightning Labs released today a new feature to improve usability of the bitcoin payment channel network, lightning.

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Welcome to Athens: Tezos Completes ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote

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Tezos – one of the 25 ranking cryptocurrencies by market capitalization – has just concluded its first round of on-chain governance voting.

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How Ethereum Applications Earn A+ Security Ratings

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More than 1.2 million ethereum applications have used a little-known security tool from Amberdata to help avoid costly errors from smart contracts.

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Ethereum’s ProgPow Mining Change Approved Again, But Timeline Unclear

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Ethereum core developers reaffirmed during a meeting today that mining algorithm change “ProgPoW” would be added to a coming hard fork.

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MakerDAO Weighs Fourth Fee Hike as DAI Stablecoin Remains Below $1

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MakerDAO token holders could soon be voting on another proposal to increase fees on the loans that issue new holdings of the stablecoin DAI.

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Privacy Cryptocurrency Grin Votes to Fund Third Full-Time Developer

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The community behind privacy-focused cryptocurrency Grin has recently decided to fund its third full-time developer.

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A Blockchain to Connect All Blockchains, Cosmos Is Now Officially Live

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A new proof-of-stake blockchain called the Cosmos Hub has just launched on mainnet.

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Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Change to Be Considered for Istanbul Upgrade

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The code designed to enact ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, may feature the inclusion of a controversial mining algorithm said to allow for broader participation in its network. Discussed Tuesday during a meeting of project managers worki…

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Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Proposes Wallet Fee to Fund Developers

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The creator of the world’s second largest blockchain proposed today on Twitter a new norm for the ecosystem – a flat wallet fee of 1 gwei.

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Ethereum Block Count Spikes As Difficulty Bomb Diffuses on Schedule

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Block creation numbers on the ethereum blockchain are back on the rise after a successful roll out of the Constantinople and St. Petersburg hard forks.

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