Hyperledger Releases Sawtooth 1.0

Hyperledger is a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology that is hosted by The Linux Foundation. Today, January 30, 2018, sees the release of Sawtooth 1.0, the second active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in July 2017. Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers using a new consensus algorithm, Proof of Elapsed Time (PoET), which targets large distributed validator populations with minimal resource consumption. Sawtooth was originally contributed by Intel and saw its graduation from “Incubation” to “Active” status in…

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Tron (TRX), Cardano (ADA), and Stellar (XLM) Down

The top 14 cryptocurrencies on the market are all seeing red today, hitting double-digit percentage losses. Only ten digital tokens within the top 100 are seeing gains today. Correction is inevitable but the reason for the slight drop today remains unclear at this time. >> Read about the top crypto performers from today Tron (TRX) Source: CoinMarketCap Tron has been one of the altcoins that has been heavy in the media for both praise and scrutiny over the past few weeks. It took a monumental leap the first week of January…

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Over One Million People in Line to Use Robinhood’s Crypto Service

Unsurprisingly, there is a high demand for cryptocurrency trading apps that don’t charge any transaction fees. Last week, U.S.-based stock brokerage app Robinhood became the latest to hop on the cryptocurrency train by announcing that it will add a zero-fee cryptocurrency trading feature to its platform. As of today, more than one million users have already signed up to gain early access to the new service. >>Move Over Coinbase: Robinhood Adds Zero-Fee Crypto Trading Feature The app, which is super popular among the younger generation in America, was estimated to…

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Coincheck Exchange Will Repay Hack Victims

Late last week, the largest crypto exchange hack took place. CoinCheck, headquartered in Tokyo, had $530 million USD worth of NEM stolen from the exchange. The company announced today that it will repay the 260,000 customers that were affected by the hack on its platform. It remains unclear as to where the company is getting this money but it claims repayments will come directly from their own funds. Currently, there is no timeline as to when refunds will be distributed. CoinCheck’s website currently reads: “We would like to offer our sincerest…

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YouTube Hack Leaves 1.3 Billion People at Risk

Have you ever visited or watched a video on the Website YouTube? I’m sure most of us have at some point. Last week it was discovered that hackers have used the video streaming giant to mine cryptocurrency on users computers. Just recently the company started implementing more advertisements into its videos, as it has always had advertisements before and between videos, and it seems hackers took advantage of this. How was the YouTube hack discovered? While users were watching ads on YouTube, it automatically triggered anti-virus software on some computers.…

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China’s Answer to Ethereum Takes the Market by Storm

The “year of the altcoins” is in full swing. Currently, altcoins hold 66.5% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. Just a year ago, Bitcoin (BTC) held 85.16% percent of the total market. The rise of NEO is something worth paying attention to. The altcoin has been taking the market by storm this past year, and even more so today. Source: CoinMarketCap The Rise of NEO A project that has begun standing out among the rest of the pack most recently, is NEO (NEO). The team behind the project named the coin…

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Cryptocurrencies Under $5: 5 Affordable Crypto Coins

Everyone’s heard of Bitcoin, but how many people can actually afford it? Sure, you could buy 0.0001 BTC, but where’s the fun in that (not to mention the huge transaction fees right now)? Wouldn’t you rather get an entire token? If you’ve got the crypto-itch, then I’ve got the cure. Here are 5 cryptocurrencies under $5. Stellar (XLM) Currently selling for $0.621814 USD. First of all, what is Stellar (XLM)? Stellar is a way to send money across borders quickly at a low cost. It runs on an open-source network and…

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Cryptocurrencies in Doldrums | Read Today’s Highlights

Ripple (XRP) outperformed Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in Monday trading, thanks to the news that XRP is likely to be listed on a Dubai-based cryptocurrency exchange. Ripple was trading around $1.34 at the time of writing, up almost 3% from the previous day. Ripple has lost a huge portion of its value in the last month despite some great reports of partnerships with the leading payment services companies. Source: coinmarketcap.com After trading around $1.45 on Sunday, Ripple fell back amid reports of the theft of $530 million of NEM coins from…

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Tron (TRX) Dogs In English Just Launched, Again

Earlier in the week, I reported that the English version of Tron Dogs had just been launched on Tron.Game.com. By the time the news broke to most of the Tron (TRX) community, it had been taken down by its development team. The website read: “To all our respected users, we’re very sorry that the release of the English, Korean, and Japanese versions has been delayed. To produce the best experience possible, we are currently working very hard to release them before the end of the week.” Source: Tron.Game It remains unclear…

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Energy Company Hydro-Quebec Looks to Attract Bitcoin Miners

Hydro-Quebéc (HQ) is a public utility that manages the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Quebec, Canada, but it finds itself in a position of generating more power than its customers need. In an article from Le Journal de Québec, Éric Martel, president and CEO of HQ, relates how HQ is facing a death spiral for electricity consumption. Power consumption by customers in the province has been stagnating since 2007, as customers are adding more and more solar panels. At the same time, HQ has been building more dams…

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