Category: Tech

Ready Layer One: Base Layer Protocols Team for Virtual Developer Event

Togetherness is the message of Ready Layer One, a conference being planned for early May by the Web3 Foundation, Near, Cosmos, Tezos, Protocol Labs and Polkadot, all entities involved in building new blockchains designed to serve as the primary...

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Schnoor/Taproot Could Improve Bitcoin Privacy and Scaling

If the privacy and scaling upgrade Schnorr/Taproot makes it into bitcoin (BTC), it could pave the way for advanced and heretofore impossible projects. That is, as they say, good for bitcoin.  Schnorr/Taproot has made a great deal of progress...

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Shyft Network to Build FATF-Compliant ‘Identity Layer’ for Polkadot

Shyft Network is adding yet another blockchain to its decentralized digital identification network. The Barbados-based firm announced its intentions to build out a Polkadot parachain based on Parity Technologies’ Substrate network. The move is part of Shyft’s larger effort...

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Steem Witnesses Freeze $3.2M in Latest Tit-for-Tat With Hard Fork Insurgents

Witnesses on Steem have frozen eight accounts, putting a total of 17.6 million steem (worth approximately $3.2 million) in limbo. The accounts can be seen listed on GitHub. Steem recently underwent a contentious split into two blockchains, launching a...

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P2P Exchange Hodl Hodl Takes First Step in Bringing Private Bitcoin Trades to BlueWallet Users

While the cryptocurrency space has moved well beyond its cypherpunk origins, some platforms are still determined to let users keep their transactions to themselves. In the works since late 2019, BlueWallet, a non-custodial mobile crypto wallet for iOS and...

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