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‘Phase Zero’ of a New Ethereum Blockchain Could Go Live Next January

| Christine Kim

Ethereum may begin transitioning to its next-generation, proof-of-stake blockchain model at the beginning of next year – pending more tests, that…

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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Wants to Take on Banks, Not Bitcoin

| George McDonaugh

If bitcoin doesn't need to worry about competition from Facebook. Who does? You've guessed it, the banks.

Binance to Launch Bitcoin-Pegged Token on Its Own Blockchain

| Daniel Kuhn

Binance will issue a number of tokens pegged to leading cryptocurrencies on Binance Chain to boost the number of trading options on its platform.

Microsoft, Salesforce Join Hyperledger Enterprise Blockchain Consortium

| Anna Baydakova

Microsoft and Salesforce have joined Hyperledger, lending their enterprise software heft to the DLT consortium.

IBM Unveils Upgraded 2.0 Version of Enterprise Blockchain

| Daniel Palmer

The IBM Blockchain Platform has just been revamped, adding flexibility for deployment in different environments and new tools.

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Libra White Paper Shows How Facebook Borrowed From Bitcoin and Ethereum

| Brady Dale

Cryptocurrency, at scale. That's Facebook's vision as laid out in the long-awaited, just-released Libra white paper.

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency: A Technical Deep Dive

| Christine Kim and Ian Allison

Technical details of Facebook's Libra blockchain were published Tuesday in a white paper by the Libra Foundation. Here's what stands out.

Tendermint Says Last Month’s Cosmos Vulnerability Exposed Security Loophole

| Christine Kim

Tendermint, the firm behind the core technology of Cosmos, has released a full disclosure about a past vulnerability in the Cosmos SDK.

Jack Dorsey Hints at How Square Crypto May Support Bitcoin’s Code

| Daniel Palmer

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has revealed more details about the role Square Crypto might play in boosting bitcoin development.

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A Protocol for Issuing Tokens Launches on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Leigh Cuen

The first protocol for issuing tokens via bitcoin’s lightning network is aimed to rival ethereum's ERC-20. But that's a tall order.