Scene from Protocol Village at Consensus 2023 in Austin, Texas.

Protocol Village: Monad Claims Ethereum Compatibility at 1,000x the Speed

The latest in blockchain tech upgrades, funding announcements and deals. For the week of Oct. 2-8, with live updates throughout.

Oct 4, 2023
Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov speaks at the project's SmartCon conference this week in Barcelona. (Chainlink)

Crypto vs. Banks? It’s Not Either-Or for Chainlink, Ripple

Rather than attempting to disrupt banks and other traditional payments systems, these high-profile blockchain developers are looking to court their business.

Oct 4, 2023
Optimism CEO Karl Floersch. (Optimism)

At Last, Blockchain Developer OP Labs Delivers ‘Fault Proofs’ Missing From Core Design

The developer’s OP Stack software, the blueprint for Coinbase’s new Base blockchain, had been criticized for the lack of a crucial security feature – likened to driving a fast car without airbags.

Oct 3, 2023