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CasperLabs, builders of the fully decentralized and scalable next-generation blockchain implementing pure CBC-Casper Proof of Stake (PoS) protocol, has announced the release of Node 0.5. With this release, it is now possible to add nodes to the network and participate in consensus by sending a bonding request. CasperLabs’ Node 0.5 includes all of the necessary features to support a public DevNet with the introduction of validator bonding, unbonding, and the Proof of Stake contract. Together,...

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Artificial Intelligence and robotics have transformed so many aspects of our daily lives. Its power and effects have echoed across numerous industries and fields, from sports to agriculture, business, entertainment, and engineering.  Just as all these industries have benefited greatly from AI, so has the healthcare industry. Healthcare and medicine is one of the world’s leading industries, and the advent and development of Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized it, advancing medicine in ways that didn’t seem...

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Due to its products –  xRapid and xCurrent – Ripple is gradually gaining the attention of global banks, exchanges, and financial institutions. So far, Ripple XRP has made significant partnerships to move its platform even further. From JPMorgan to MoneyGram and even Travela, a travel site with over 500,000 properties in over 200 countries, Ripple continues to expand its footprint. By the end of 2018, Ripple was notably in the headlines for several of such partnerships with major financial...

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What does the future of job skills and education look like with blockchain? Below Coinbase outlines the growing roster of crypto and blockchain courses as there is a steady rise in student interest. Read how the top 50 universities in the world are treating cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Key Findings 42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities now offer at least one course on crypto or blockchain Students from a range of majors are...

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Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency, Libra, which will facilitate purchases or to send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out at your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra wallet. This will be built into WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook’s own app. Facebook has released its own white paper explaining Libra and its testnet for working out the kinks of its blockchain...

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Have you got a hold on all the crypto jargon? How about ‘hodl’ or spreading ‘FUD’?The crypto space, like any industry has its own jargon so we thought we would find a guide to get you all over the acronyms and talking the talk. Below our friends at MintDice have created a deep dive into the main crypto terminology. Enjoy! FUD:  This is an acronym that stands for ‘Fear, uncertainty, and doubt.’ Many people in...

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Looking beyond the hype, many of us have asked ourselves how, and if, blockchain is being used in real world applications. Below Eric Olszewski, who has experience with multiple blockchain projects, delves into what’s happening in the industry and his views on the usage of blockchain by enterprises. Usage of Public Blockchains The only solutions which I have implemented that used a public blockchain in production involved the anchoring of data into the Bitcoin blockchain....

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Since the emergence of Bitcoin, loss due to theft has surpassed $1 billion. Cybersecurity’s real issues lies in the systems that have been created around the technology, such as cryptocurrency exchanges, wallets, custodians, security companies and ICO platforms, as opposed to the underlying blockchain structure. Exchange hacks have been the greatest threat to crypto security because when they occur, multiple wallets in the network are affected. Since the first digital currency exchange hack exposed the vulnerabilities of cryptocurrency transactions...

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The blockchain/crypto ecosystem has gone through many ups and downs and the future is still very much unknown. What we do know is that as a new technology, it seems that nothing is ever set in stone or yet really fully understood. Below we quickly revisit the Bitcoin/blockchain timeline and explore what we could expect in the coming years. Where we’ve come from Bitcoin Emerges (Jan ‘09) Bitcoin launches in Jan 2009. Initially, awareness is limited to...

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Cryptocurrency may be a challenging topic to learn about due to technical terms. It can also be time consuming to keep up with all the news and channels that talk about crypto and blockchain. Well it seems that the increasing popularity of podcasts reached the universe of crypto. Want to learn about digital currencies, their trade secrets, or just keep up with events in the ecosystem? Below our friends at MintDice share the top 5 cryptocurrency podcasts...