Emin Gun Sirer Unveils ‘Simple Yet Powerful’ Consensus Protocols

A pseudonymous team of developers have created a family of new consensus protocols for blockchains. Cornell University professor and blockchain researcher Emin Gun Sirer announced the new protocols Thursday at Token Summit...

Deloitte: 3 out of 4 Big Companies See ‘Compelling’ Case for Blockchain

According to a Deloitte survey presented Tuesday at CoinDesk's Consensus event in New York City, 74 percent of large companies across seven countries see a "compelling business case" for blockchain...

Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain

"This is very fulfilling because when you thought the subject must have run its course, it flares up again." Those words, from cryptography legend Whitfield Diffie, perhaps captured the essence...

Aion Is Launching a ‘Token Bridge’ to Connect Blockchains

Aion's token may have grown up on the ethereum blockchain, but it's moving out. The Aion network has been built to foster interoperability across blockchains. One of the key tools to...

China-Backed Researchers to Rank the World's Blockchains

A scientific institution overseen by China has announced that it will produce monthly assessments of blockchain projects. Source link thanks you RSS link ( https://www.coindesk.com/china-backed-researchers-to-rank-the-worlds-blockchains/)

JP Morgan’s New DLT Lead: We’re Not Done With Blockchain Innovation

As JP Morgan Chase's new blockchain lead, Christine Moy has big shoes to fill. And a quandary to resolve. Moy took over last month from Amber Baldet, one of the most...

Zcash Privacy Weakened by Certain Behaviors, Researchers Say

Researchers have identified patterns in certain kinds of zcash transactions that weaken their anonymity, according to a paper published Tuesday. George Kappos, Haaroon Yousaf, Mary Maller and Sarah Meiklejohn found that...

A Chain of Its Own: Mobile App Kik to Fork Stellar for Fee-Free Blockchain

The cryptocurrency that will soon help power the popular Kik messaging app is making a big technology shift -- again. Kik's crypto token, kin, currently exists as an ethereum-based ERC-20 token,...

Microsoft Unveils New Blockchain Developer Tools for Azure

Microsoft announced the Azure Blockchain Workbench Monday, releasing a new set of tools for developers that work with distributed ledger tech. The Workbench provides "the scaffolding for an end-to-end blockchain application,"...

Bitmain’s Latest Crypto ASIC Can Mine Zcash

Bitmain has unveiled a new cryptocurrency mining hardware product dedicated to the Equihash algorithm, which is used by the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency zcash. The Equihash application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) was announced Thursday,...