DeFi users got a fat stimulus check, but Uniswap’s token fell short of the community’s inflated expectations.
Blockchains are the critical infrastructure underlying cryptocurrencies. The common feature of these distributed ledgers is the sequential updating of a cryptographically secure, verifiable transaction record among a network of peers all operating under a certain set of rules enforced through the software itself. This record is owned and operated in common by anyone anywhere.
While research in shared ledger technology goes back decades, the arrival of the Bitcoin blockchain introduced the first distributed ledger technology that was thoroughly decentralized and resistant to censorship, seizure and collusion.
Blockchain technology, in its various manifestations including the Ethereum blockchain and others, is ultimately a global consensus system — i.e., it allows people to coordinate and cooperate around a neutral source of information without trusting each other or a central administrator. The use cases are wide-ranging, from finance and energy trading to supply chain management.
At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the evolving blockchain industry. Is it revolutionary or overhyped? Or both? Will it become the solution to securing trust in finance and global trade? What will be the rate of blockchain transactions in the coming years?
Stay tuned to find out.
Chinese Free Trade Zone is open to experimenting with permissionless DeFi applications.5065
In order to achieve blockchain mass adoption, three fundamental problems should be solved. Let’s dive into the second one: vertical scaling.458
As the world continues to warm and face the effects of climate change, what does this mean for Bitcoin, blockchain and the world of crypto?2522
The hybrid console/PC will come with the Ultra blockchain-enabled gaming platform integrated into the system.4213
Europe is one step closer to getting a concrete legal framework for digital finance.2516
The blockchain can now see its environment.1545
Crypto and blockchain regulations seem to have become a top priority in the EU.4470
Cointelegraph recently hosted a YouTube panel discussing brokers and banks involved in the crypto industry, based on a report from CV VC and PwC.9003
The move is intended to prevent “laundering” cattle from sanctioned farms.2005
The desirability of applying U.S. law so broadly to transactions that occur predominantly outside the country.4214
Idle games are brilliant at soaking up your time and leaving you with nothing in return. But what if you could earn LTC in the process?4926
In order to achieve blockchain mass adoption, three fundamental problems should be solved. Let’s dive into the first one: upgradeability.1806
Cointelegraph Consulting releases some trends and insights featured in their “DeFi Adoption 2020: A Definitive Guide to Entering the Industry.”5961
Art historian-turned-blockchain artist Gentilli believes that the Bitcoin codebase is a culturally and politically significant piece of 21 century history.7124