Month: April 2020

Blockchain scalability solution, Matic, launched a privacy-focused coronavirus tracking mobile application. According to an April 29 announcement, the new app — dubbed Tracy — leverages the Matic network for contact tracing and quarantine management. The solution also uses decentralized data storage solution, MóiBit, to store sensitive data. Per the announcement, Tracy is the first blockchain-based
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The demand for cryptocurrency in certain countries is growing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bitcoin (BTC) peer-to-peer trading volume in Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Morocco has peaked over the past few weeks, marking new all-time highs.  Additional reports suggest that traffic on centralized cryptocurrency exchanges has also peaked within the past few weeks, while major trading
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OkEx Pool, the staking arm of the OkEx conglomerate, announced that it has joined an Ethereum 2.0 testnet as a Proof-of-Stake validator. As revealed by its April 29 blog entry, OkEx is now validating blocks in the Ethereum 2.0 Topaz testnet, launched by Prysmatic Labs. Alysa Xu, the chief strategy officer for OkEx, said that
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New analysis of the top 10,000 Ether wallet addresses certainly paints a very bullish picture for Ethereum as it moves towards Proof-of-Stake consensus. However, it also suggests that some highly questionable practices are being employed by certain major cryptocurrency exchanges and Ether (ETH) whale accounts. The Poloniex/Tron axis According to the report’s author, Adam Cochran,
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Uphold, a digital money platform providing access to investments and payments using blockchain technology, has announced the expansion of its stablecoin offerings alongside the launch of a “Stablecoin Center.” The Center, according to the announcement, will offer access to six stablecoins in the platform, including four of the most popular in terms of market volume:
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