Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson Unveils New Smart Contract Tools

IOHK, a leading blockchain research and development firm, announced two tools developed by a world-leading team for writing smart contracts for the Cardano blockchain. The apps are called Plutus and Marlowe and were launched in test format at the first PlutusFest conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. These powerful tools will enable start-ups, the financial services and …

Tron’s Justin Sun Wants to ‘Rescue’ DApp Devs. from Ethereum & EOS

Tron founder Justin Sun has thrown a jab at Ethereum and EOS, announcing on Twitter that the company wishes to create a fund to “rescue” dApp developers working on both platforms on the condition that they move their dApps to the Tron network. #TRON will build a fund to rescue #ETH and #EOS developers from …

EOS, BCH among Worst Crypto Assets as Top Coins Correct Lower

EOS continues to face more rapid capitulation than its peer blockchain projects after falling another 11% in a day. The EOS/USD rate on Tuesday established an intraday low at 2.41-fiat, down 28.27% from its weekly high at 3.36-fiat. Meanwhile, the maximum drop noted in the EOS market capitalization this week touched $861 million, according to …

Just a Ripple? XRP Price Hits One-Month High But Eyes Correction

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ripple (XRP) on Tuesday established a bullish setup after rising more than 10 percent against the US dollar. The pair broke above the October peak to set a new one-month high at 0.569-fiat. It was previously stuck in a narrow trading range for multiple weeks amidst lower volatility. While the lack of bias-defining …

Swiss Bank Helps Clients Participate in ICOs

Here’s something we don’t hear every day: a Swiss bank has opted to enable its clients to participate in initial coin offerings easily. The bank, Swissquote, has previously allowed customers to trade in cryptos. This is, to say the least, an unusual service for a fiat banking institution. Additionally, Swissquote offers traditional FOREX trading and …

Venezuelans Must Pay Passport Fees with Petro Cryptocurrency: Govt.

Starting next week, Venezuelans will have to pay their passport fees with the petro, the controversial state-supported cryptocurrency that is allegedly backed by oil. This was announced in a press conference on Friday, Oct. 5, by the country’s vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, ahead of the coin’s official launch in November. This follows a similar press …

Public Sale of Venezuela’s State Crypto Petro to Commence on November 5

With the Petro now officially launched, the public sale of the state-backed cryptocurrency will begin early next month. In a televised address on October 1 during Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro announced that the public sale of the Petro will kick off on November 5. Though he did not list names, Maduro also indicated that the …

Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Petro Appears to Be a ‘Blatant’ Copy of Dash

Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro (PTR) appears to be a “blatant” copy of Dash, as it has the same mining algorithm, similar features, and a part of its whitepaper appears to have been lifted from that of the privacy-centric cryptocurrency. As first pointed out by Ethereum developer Joey Zhou on Twitter, the oil-backed cryptocurrency’s whitepaper has on …

Monero Launches Initiative to Combat Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Earlier this week, the Monero (XMR) community announced the launch of a new website that aims to educate users on cleaning up crypto-jacking malware and ransomware. Easing Malware Victims’ Confusion and Frustration The ease of mining and privacy of Monero are standout features for the coin. However, the features attract bad actors who use the coin …