Expert Says EOS isn’t a Blockchain — Just a Distributed Database

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blockchain testing and research company Whiteblock Inc. has released a damning verdict on EOS, describing it as a “distributed homogeneous database” masquerading as a blockchain. In a report titled “EOS: An Architectural, Performance and Economic Analysis,” the company dissects several aspects of the EOS protocol and comes to the conclusion that it suffers from a serious security deficiency as well as network performance that is significantly lower than what was claimed. Extraordinary Findings According to the report compiled by Whiteblock’s research team made up of Brent Xu,…

Stablecoin? USD-Backed Crypto Token Tether Falls 5% [Again]

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tether, or USDT, is supposed to remain “tethered” to the US Dollar, as its name implies. That’s its whole purpose as a token: it exists on exchanges as a way for traders get their profits to safety, in a sense, so they have some idea of the real fiat value of their portfolio. It was originally created by Brock Pierce, former actor and current crypto entrepreneur, and some other venture capitalists and first launched on major fiat-crypto exchange Bitfinex. At present, it is used on nearly every…

Why Blockchains Struggle to Gain Traction in Enterprises

Paul Brody is EY’s global innovation leader for blockchain. The views expressed are his own. The Y2K program (does anyone remember that?) came about because software developers assumed, in the early days of computing, that newer, better enterprise systems would come along very soon and that their efficient two-digit date systems would be replaced long before the year 2000 came along. There were very few CIOs in those days, and many of them would have carefully explained to those efficient software developers that if something isn’t broken, don’t fix it,…

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD in Breakout Action

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitcoin on Sunday jumped 2.13 percent against the US Dollar as USD-pegged cryptocurrency tether (USDT) resumed its implosion. BTC/USD was in a sideways sentiment for most of the weekend trading session. The bearish trendline has capped the upside bias on multiple occasions. Nevertheless, the pair — from the past 8 hou rs to the time of this writing — has persuaded a successful breakout action, breaking the cap mentioned above and forming new intraday highs towards 6464-fiat. At the same time, CoinMarketCap.com is showing a massive drop…

IBM Files Patent for Blockchain-Based AR Helper System

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn IBM has filed a patent for a blockchain-based system which will prevent players of augmented reality games entering physical spaces that are undesirable. They cite as examples “high-risk locations, culturally sensitive locations, locations marked by property owners.” Augmented reality is a technology which adds layers to physical reality. An example is Zombie GO, an AR game which places zombie in real life or perhaps the most famous example, Pokemon Go. AR can have other applications than games, however, such as displaying historical views of locations. The aim…