• SKALE network launches
    Technology

    ‘Elastic’ Ethereum-compatible SKALE network launches its mainnet

    DApps on SKALE can run at a capacity of 2,000 transactions per second, complete with “sub-second” block times.

    The open-source, permissionless, Web 3.0 platform was designed to give developers the ability to build highly configurable, fully decentralized blockchains that are instantly compatible with Ethereum and capable of running at a capacity of 2,000 transactions per second—complete with “sub-second” block times.

  • Civil is yesterday's news
    Alt coins,  Media

    No longer Civil: Blockchain-based journalism network is yesterday’s news

    The Civil team, which aimed to offer high-quality journalism funded by a crypto ecosystem, will be joining ConsenSys to work on other projects

    Civil was the first company to make a full-throated attempt at offering high-quality journalism powered by blockchain. But now, after a series of unfortunate missteps, the embattled firm is yesterday’s news—and its network will go into “hibernation” after barely 18 months in action.

  • Blockchain Bill of Rights
    Politics,  Regulation

    World Economic Forum unveils ‘Blockchain Bill of Rights’—will it work?

    Achieving consensus in a fragmented landscape isn’t easy. Despite the proposal getting several significant signatories, plenty of hurdles remain

    The blockchain industry is a fragmented one—with countless projects forging their own way as they try to find compelling use cases for this technology. But now, the World Economic Forum’s Global Blockchain Council is attempting to ratify some universal standards in a so-called “Blockchain Bill of Rights.”

  • Rowling don't understand Bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Opinion

    The sad, exasperating tale of ‘J.K. Rowling and the Sorcerer’s Coin’

    When one of the world’s richest women asked her 14.6 million followers about Bitcoin, members of the crypto community had a great opportunity. They blew it

    Late on Friday night, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling tweeted: “I don’t understand Bitcoin. Please explain it to me.” It was an opportunity for the crypto community to offer a clear, direct explanation of why Bitcoin exists, why it’s worth so much, and how it differs from dollars and dimes. Crypto Twitter blew it.