TECHNOLOGY


Vladimir Putin’s Next Presidential Term Will Depend on Blockchain-Powered Constitutional Amendment Voting
Russia’s upcoming e-voting on Vladimir Putin’s Constitutional amendments will be implemented using blockchain technology. Citizens in Moscow will be able to cast their votes online using blockchain-powered e-voting, according to the Moscow government’s official website. Starting on June 5, Moscow citizens can sign up for the upcoming voting scheduled from June 25 to June 30.
IOTA Network Increases its Speed by 20x Following its Relaunch a Few Months Prior
The IOTA Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on blockchain and open-source development has announced the latest version of its node software, Hornet together with the IOTA community. The IOTA community has conducted a stress test that illustrated a stable network of over 150 nodes with over 650 confirmed transactions per second (TPS). This shows an increase in transaction throughput by a factor of 20, while Hornet is able to consume 10 times less memory under normal operations compared to its previous node software.
Federal Reserve Backs Ethereum Powered AMERIBOR as a Viable Replacement in Setting Interest Rates
US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backs the replacement of LIBOR with AMERIBOR. AMERIBOR is an Ethereum based lending protocol that is aimed at removing the inadequacies of the LIBOR index.
Ripple (XRP) Check Feature May Soon See the Light of Day
The long-awaited Ripple Check may soon be launched as the margin for the needed votes by the network's validators narrows. With the Check feature, institutions and users will find flexibility in money exchange and adherence to compliance.
China Plans to Incorporate Blockchain in Attempt for Hainan to Overtake Hong Kong on International Trade
The Chinese government is planning to make the province of Hainan into a free trade port, focusing on facilitating free trade, investment, and cross-border capital flows. The plan encourages government institutions to use blockchain and other emerging technologies to improve government functions. The government’s plan has mentioned blockchain technology consistently, as it could have the potential to be used in social governance, as well as protecting data systems including intellectual property rights.
CipherTrace Reveals $1.4 Billion Worth of Crypto Assets Stolen in the First Five Months of 2020
Digital currency tracker CipherTrace has declared the valuation of cryptocurrency-related frauds in the first 5 months of 2020 to be $1.4 billion. This figure can spark insecurity among crypto investors but paying attention to security models can prevent such losses in the future. Several businesses particularly those geared towards blockchain technology experienced quantifiable economic downturns. Some of these downturns are just coming to limelight with the CipherTrace reports released on June 2.
Bitfinex Integrates Tether Stablecoin Into the OMG Network as Ethereum Network Faces Congestion Issues
Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it has integrated Tether (USDT) into the OMG network. The integration is set to reduce transaction confirmation and fees. The crypto exchange will enable Tether withdrawals and deposits on the OMG network. OMG network, previously known as OmiseGo, is a scaling platform, which enables peer-to-transactions in real-time, a solution that enhances the scalability of the Ethereum network.
Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Says Layer 2 Scaling Solution Has ‘Basically’ Succeeded
Ethereum has been seeing an upward trend, and demand may increase further in anticipation of the upcoming ETH 2.0 update expected in Q3 2020. Ethereum is scheduled to undergo a major change of its consensus mechanism, transitioning from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Ethereum has been expecting its scaling to occur for some time, and according to Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin, it could already be happening. Vitalik Buterin recently tweeted that the Ethereum blockchain network’s “layer 2 strategy has basically succeeded.”
Decentralized Hackers 'Anonymous' Promise Retribution for George Floyd, Will Expose Minneapolis Police Record of Systemic Racism
Hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ has promised retribution against the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for the death of George Floyd last week.
CoinMarketCap Introduces Algorithmically Ranked Crypto Trading Pairs to Eradicate Volume Inflation
CoinMarketCap, a leading crypto data tracker, has gone a notch higher by presenting a new ranking system based on an innovative algorithm powered by machine learning. According to the company’s blog post, this new approach will enable users to make more profound trading decisions when it comes to market pairs. The new approach presented by CoinMarketCap seeks to revamp its current single metric ranking network to a combined one that will handle at least 22,000 market pairs covering more than 5,500 cryptocurrencies.

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