Mike Dalton

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin’s Twitter Spree Tells All About Casper

By Mike Dalton / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Vitalik Buterin issued a series of 75 tweets today to discuss Ethereum’s Casper project. Casper is the upcoming consensus mechanism that will be used to transition Ethereum from proof of work to proof of stake. This improvement will soon allow Ethereum to scale up and handle transactions more efficiently. Buterin began by tweeting: 1. Today…

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Brave CEO Brendan Eich Gives New Details on Ad Trials, BAT, and the Future of Brave

By Mike Dalton / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Brendan Eich answered questions from the Brave and BAT community on Reddit today. Brave is the browser that will soon be compensating users via ads, YouTube, and social media with its native BAT token. Eich arrived slightly late, and sent a video as proof that he was stuck in traffic. This led one commenter to…

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Updated to be More Worthwhile For Node Operators

By Mike Dalton / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Lightning Network, a Bitcoin scaling solution which has long been denounced as too inactive to actually drive down Bitcoin transaction fees, is reportedly benefiting some of its users. The network allows Bitcoin transactions to take place off-chain, which reduces congestion on Bitcoin’s main blockchain. This should, in turn, make transactions faster and cheaper, but…

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ARK Core DevNet v2 Launches Amidst a Devastating Price Crash

By Mike Dalton / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

The second version of the ARK Core DevNet went live yesterday. The update reinvents the platform, which is described as an “all-in-one” blockchain that aims to be a simple blockchain development system. ARK’s developers have made it clear that the v2 hard fork is a complete upgrade that will eventually render v1 obsolete. This release…

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LocalCoinSwap P2P Cryptocurrency Exchange Hints at an Imminent Launch

By Mike Dalton / August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

LocalCoinSwap is an upcoming peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange that lets users find partners to trade coins with through a system of classified ads. This isn’t new in and of itself: LocalBitcoins and Paxful currently dominate this market. However, they only allow users to sell Bitcoin—and LocalCoinSwap plans to change that by supporting virtually any crypto. The…

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Stellar Community Warns About ‘Dolphin’, a Dubious Hard Fork

By Mike Dalton / August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Stellar Dolphin is presenting itself as an upcoming hard fork of Stellar Lumens (XLM). It’s making the rounds on social media, seeking pre-sale investors, and promising an airdrop at the end of the month. But the crypto community is wary, and many believe that it’s a scam. Does Dolphin have any legitimacy? Is Dolphin Really…

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Aelf AMA Gives New Details on Performance and Governance for their Blockchain OS

By Mike Dalton / August 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ma Haobo, the founder of the cloud computing blockchain Aelf, answered questions during a Reddit AMA yesterday. Aelf is sometimes described as the Linux of blockchains, and is meant to work as an “operating system” that can offer intensive support for dApp development and execution. During the AMA, Ma Haobo focused on Aelf’s three main…

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Mysterium’s Peer-to-Peer VPN Begins Private Alpha on Ethereum

By Mike Dalton / August 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

With the introduction of their Windows desktop client, Mysterium is getting closer to providing its peer-to-peer, Ethereum-based VPN. The client is being released as part of a private alpha, which is open to 100 users and is still open as of today. Virtual private networks (VPNs) are networks that allow private online communication. By using…

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Tezos Invents ‘Liquid Proof-of-Stake’ Consensus Mechanism

By Mike Dalton / August 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Tezos (XTZ) has cleared up some misconceptions about how its proof-of-stake (PoS) mechanism works. As it turns out, the Tezos model falls somewhere in between classical PoS and its more controversial counterpart, delegated PoS. The project’s blog is now describing Tezos with a newly-coined term: liquid proof-of-stake. So…what is the difference? First, let’s consider two…

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Ethereum’s Raiden Network Releases “Tanacetum” Update, Inches Toward a Summer Mainnet Release

By Mike Dalton / August 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Raiden Network, an Ethereum scaling solution, released a new version of its testnet today. The Raiden Network aims to do for Ethereum what Lightning is doing for Bitcoin: it intends to drive down transaction costs, increase transaction speed, and generally make Ethereum more spendable: “The Raiden Network is an off-chain scaling solution, enabling near-instant,…

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