Other Public Protocols

Polkadot Tokens Valued at $75 Pre-Launch in Crypto ‘Futures’ Offering

| Leigh Cuen

They don't exist yet, but you can soon buy Polkadot tokens from CoinFLEX via a new mechanism: the initial futures offering (IFO).

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Staking Isn’t Just a Way to Earn Crypto Money – And It Shouldn’t Be

| Jake Yocom-Piatt

Staking is getting attention for all the wrong reasons, and it’s time to re-examine its role, argues Decred's Jake Yocom-Piatt.

Ethereum Classic’s Next Crypto Code Upgrade Set for September

| Christine Kim

After dissent earlier this month, ethereum classic developers decided today to recommit to a hard fork activation date in September.

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.

Inside Monero’s ‘Last Ditch Effort’ to Block Crypto Mining ASICs

| Christine Kim

The Monero community is making one last attempt to block specialized mining hardware devices from the network.

Enigma Launches Second Testnet for ‘Secret Contract’ Blockchain

| Christine Kim

Ethereum developers can now start coding specialized smart contracts called "secret contracts" that leverage the Enigma protocol for data privacy.

Why Academics Love Bitcoin – and Crypto

| Bailey Reutzel and Evan Engel

For academics, bitcoin, and more broadly crypto, is an exciting space where the ideas they write up in papers actually get built and tested.

Ethereum Classic to Test Code for ‘Atlantis’ Upgrade This Month

| Christine Kim

Ethereum classic developers are speeding up plans to test a proposed upgrade for the blockchain network later this month.

NEO Releases Detailed Financials Ahead of Cryptocurrency Relaunch

| Leigh Cuen

Many of the companies associated with NEO have proven to be a lucrative boon for token cofounders Erik Zhang and Da Hongfei.

Kadena Releases Updated Smart Contract Language for ‘Hybrid Blockchains’

| Christine Kim

The enterprise blockchain startup has updated its Pact programming language to allow smart contract execution between private and public networks.