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Circle officially terminated its bitcoin trading services and launched a bitcoin blockchain-based remittance and messaging application to serve the unbanked.
Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance.
The R3 Consortium is attempting to neutralize criticism on the ambiguity in the coding language and structure of permissioned ledgers by open sourcing its technology.
JP Morgan key developers, Will Martino and Stuart Popejoy, talk about Kadena, a new private blockchain featuring smart contract language Pact
Bitcoin security platform BitGo announced the launch of the first automated open source Key Recovery Service (KRS) software that allows generating, securing and storing private backup keys
The Linux Foundation released a white paper titled “A $5 Billion Value: Estimating the Total Development Cost of Linux Foundation’s Collaborative Projects”
Иeureal is the first decentralized open-source protocol designed to produce a distributed artificial intelligence (AI) architecture that is incentivized, maintained and housed within a cryptocurrency.
One Boston FinTech startup, Quantopian, is open-sourcing its application to coders interested in researching and testing financial investment data.
Brawker, a bitcoin marketplace which connects users who wish to purchase items online to bitcoin buyers has been shut down due to a lack of users and competition.
Peter Todd has outlined his view that more regulation on all levels is on the way for the digital currency sector; Stellar adopts SCP protocol; Gavin Andresen has called Shrem and Karpeles a “black eye” for the organization, and other news.
Brazillian Bitcoiner will attempt to place the BTC flag at the Everest base-camp; the 50th Bitcoin obituary has been recorded in the press; Koinify teams up with Clef for a new form of secure 2FA and other top stories for March 23.
When sending payments, popular services PayPal and SWIFT allow users to attach private messages that add an explanation about the payment. Before now, bitcoin services haven't supported this feature. However, CoinSpark just launched a tool that works that accomplishes this for bitcoin transactions. They open sourced this tool so that developers can implement the feature in their own applications.
Since its release, Darkcoin appears to be experiencing its ups and downs similar to many other cryptocurrencies. But while there is currently no reason to begin panic selling just yet, there is still some concern from Darkcoin investors over the last few weeks about the coin’s future viability, especially after the release of its open source code.
Bitcoin is helping fuel a scientific crowdfunding site with a non-traditional fundraising bent. Indysci, as the company is called, funds open-source scientific projects that anyone can look at, modify, or use. The first project on the agenda, dubbed Project Marilyn, will pour donations into research for an open-source cure for cancer.
Privacy-centered digital currency Darkcoin (DRK) is now a fully open-source cryptocurrency as it unveils its source code and moves out of the beta stages of development.
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