New Block Explorer Creates Sonorous, Galactic Experience of Bitcoin Blockchain

Charles Hoskinson’s new block explorer has made Bitcoin into a planet. Seriously. The latest project from Hoskinson’s engineering company, IOHK, dubbed Symphony 2.0, portrays Bitcoin’s mempool “as a gravitational swell,” with the entirety of the blockchain’s ledger wrapped around this core like the rings of Saturn. On these rings, blockgazers hover over a 3-D representation of Bitcoin’s entire transaction history and can examine block data in both physical and numerical forms. “The Symphony project began with a question: how do we represent blockchain technology in a way that is stimulating,…

Blockchain Firm AmaZix is Tackling Crypto Scams on Telegram

When something becomes popular, illegal activity tends to follow. The cryptocurrency market knows this all too well, which is why AmaZix this week opened up its “moderation bot” so crypto scams can be booted from Telegram, a popular messaging app. Here’s what we know. Telegram Crypto Scams On Wednesday, AmaZix, a blockchain advisory firm, said it was opening up access to its “moderation bot,” in an attempt to boot the crypto scams that have found their way to the Telegram app. For the past two years, AmaZix has used the…

Longenesis Brings South Korean Medical Records to the Blockchain

Longenesis, a has Riga, Latvia-based but Hong Kong-incorporated company, is bringing medical records to the blockchain in South Korea using Bitfury’s Exonum platform. Longenesis, which was formed in late 2017, provides a suite of modular blockchain solutions for medical providers, supplying everything from user interfaces for patient interaction to medical recordkeeping. But its main focus has become medical-consent technologies. With its platform, every step of the process is linked, verifiable and auditable. The patient agrees to specified care or participation in a study or a trial. They can withdraw that…

Every Rent Contract to Be Registered on the Blockchain

The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, has announced that the island nation’s upcoming rent law reforms will require all tenancy contracts to be registered on the blockchain. According to Malta Today, Muscat stated: “Every rent contract in Malta will be registered. The system we will be using to register the contracts is blockchain – distributed ledger technology.” Blockchain Technology Will Make Rent Contracts Tamper-Proof According to Muscat, this will protect the tenancy agreements from being tampered with. Muscat also hinted that the island nation of slightly under half a…

Electronics Giant Samsung Prioritizes Blockchain in 10-Year Roadmap

By CCN Markets: Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee has revealed a marked focus in future technologies – part of its 10-year strategy – with a focus on blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and 6G. Lee, who is often seen as the face of the Samsung, held meetings last week with some of the company’s executives about the potential collaboration with emerging technology platforms. The technology giant is willing to invest and work with companies building up these nascent technologies. Samsung has already made significant strides into the blockchain ecosystem…

Blockchain Experts Slam Facebook’s Crypto Libra

Published: 19/06/2019 08:33 ET. Journalist: By CCN Markets: A lot has already been said about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency and its ambition to disrupt the finance world. But what about the blockchain technology that powers it? Blockchain experts have poured over the technical documents and played with the Libra protocol testnet. Suffice to say, they’re not convinced about Libra’s claims. Facebook launched the Libra protocol blockchain testnet on Tuesday, but experts aren’t convinced. Source: Libra “A disaster in slow motion” Bitcoin developer Tamas Blummer offered the most damning assessment of the…

IBM Announces New Multicloud Update to Blockchain

IBM has announced upgrades to its Blockchain Platform, according to a report by Ledger Insights on June 18. The new IBM Blockchain Platform will reportedly be able to run on multiple cloud networks, such as major tech corporation Microsoft’s Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is apparently the main upgrade over its previous iteration, which was available solely through IBM’s cloud. The multicloud platform will be available via Kubernetes, a container program that will reportedly allow users to scale their blockchain networks as needed. One of the main upshots…

Binance to Launch Bitcoin-Pegged Token on Its Own Blockchain

Binance will issue a number of tokens pegged to leading cryptocurrencies on Binance Chain to boost the number of trading options on its platform. The tokens are also likely to be extended to Binance DEX, the firm’s recently launched decentralized exchange, as they create the potential to in effect move cryptos from different blockchains onto its network. The company said in a blog post that it expects to release the first such token – one pegged to bitcoin and to be listed as BTCB – in the coming days. A trading…

Microsoft, Salesforce Join Hyperledger Enterprise Blockchain Consortium

Two of the world’s largest top-10 enterprise software companies by revenue have joined the Hyperledger blockchain consortium. Microsoft and Salesforce are among the eight new members announced by Hyperledger Tuesday. The recruits also include Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), a Russian metal company; Gloscad, a Polish tech company developing solutions for the agriculture industry; and Milligan Partners, a U.S.-based consulting firm focused on tech solutions for supply-chain management. As members, these companies will pay dues based on their size to Hyperledger, an umbrella project for various business blockchains run by the Linux…

Jack Dorsey Expects Crypto, Blockchain to Be a ‘Secular Trend’ in Finance

By CCN Markets: Jack Dorsey is all in on bitcoin. The tech entrepreneur, who is at the helm of both Twitter and Square, recognizes that cryptocurrency and the blockchain will become a “secular trend” in financial services going forward, according to an interview he did with Quartz in London. He doubled-down on his belief that there will be a “global currency for the internet,” and bitcoin remains the “strongest candidate” for the job. Dorsey likens the internet to the “equivalent of a nation state,’ saying that “it will have a…