Hyperledger and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance join forces.--Three companies are now using Ripple’s xRapid in real life.--Researchers say that Ether’s price plunge didn’t hit ICOs.--Blockchain is praised at the U.N. General Assembly.--Montana nearly banned crypto mining in a single county. Host Marc Hochstein has the latest.Late Confirmation is a...
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A “stablecoin” is a type of cryptocurrency whose value is pegged to another asset class, such as a fiat currency or gold, to stabilize its price.Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether offer a number of benefits, and one of the most fundamental is not requiring trust in an...
“Conceptually, this is exactly how governance should look here,” they said. “Let’s not have any pretensions of true democracy here – we’re working with governance tokens as votes. The world we have to before utilities can stop being built, there needs to be a clear, transparent price...
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“Solana prioritizes scalability, but a relatively less decentralized and secure blockchain has tradeoffs, illustrated by several network performance issues since inception,” Shah said. “Ethereum prioritizes decentralization and security, but at the expense of scalability, which has led to periods of network congestion and transaction fees that are occasionally...
Governance tokens, therefore, get some of their value from the fact they confer certain powers to their holders. That may contribute to their sizable valuations: Luna ended 2021 trading at more than $80. In this way, they differ from conventional cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, which functions more like traditional...
Amid record inflation and a constant devaluation of their local currency, Brazilians are turning to cryptocurrencies and, in particular, stablecoins as never before.According to Receita Federal, the Brazilian tax authority, between January and November 2021, locals traded $11.4 billion in stablecoins and almost tripled the total traded in...
Decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, can be seen as a kind of dapp. They aim to use an intricate arrangement of smart contracts to achieve the functions of a traditional organization without the need for corporate executives and hierarchies. They determine policy entirely through a weighted voting system...
Flash crashes can occur beyond the immediate control of human beings. They may be produced by algorithmic trading programs, triggering one another to sell in a feedback loop. When such programs are managing large volumes of assets, the consequences of such a loop can be dramatic. This can...