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Web3 Studying How to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot

The Web3 Foundation is studying how to adopt blockchain startup Kadena’s smart contract programming language for the Polkadot ecosystem.

How to Turn a $17 Million ICO Into $104 Million: The Cosmos Story

The startups building Cosmos don't own it or rely solely on it for income. And that's the point.

Zcash Trademark Talks Were About More Than a Logo

Can an altcoin outgrow its founders? A new agreement between Electric Coin Company and the Zcash Foundation could be a good first step.

Zcash’s Halo Breakthrough Is a Big Deal – Not Just For Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk's Mike Casey explores a technological breakthrough by the company behind the zcash cryptocurrency.

South Korean Blockchain ID Service Raises $8 Million in Series A

Blockchain digital ID startup ICONLOOP received its first venture capital investment through an $8 million Series A round.

New Libra Fork Will Create Permissionless Stablecoin Free of Corporate Control

Thirty blockchain companies and nonprofit organizations plan to fork the Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency to build an open alternative.

From Cardano to Ethereum, 2020 Could Be Deciding Year for Proof-of-Stake

Two of the industry’s most hotly anticipated PoS networks are scheduled to (re)launch in Q1.

Crypto Custodian Bitgo Launches Staking for Dash, Algorand

Custodian service BitGo announced BitGo Staking, beginning with cryptocurrencies dash and algorand.

Chainalysis Adds More ERC-20 Tokens to Crypto Sleuthing Service

Chainalysis' expansion brings its compliance and tracking software to a larger swath of ERC-20 tokens.

IBM Says It’s Ready to Work with Facebook on Blockchain

IBM is willing to team up with Facebook to develop blockchain technology, as building that ecosystem is “a team sport.”

HTC’s Blockchain Phone Now Supports Bitcoin Cash

Native support for bitcoin cash is coming to HTC's blockchain phone via a partnership with Bitcoin.com.

Telegram Will Release Code for Its TON Blockchain on Sept. 1

Telegram is expected to release the code needed to run nodes on its TON blockchain on Sunday, two sources tell CoinDesk. The release will allow developers to test TON nodes in advance of a mainnet

Steemit to Automate Development Funding With New DAO

The blockchain project that focuses on monetizing social media sites is launching a DAO in its coming hard fork upgrade.

Meet FumbleChain, the Deliberately Flawed Blockchain

There's a new blockchain for developers to break at will. The "capture the flag" project from Kudelski Security is meant to educate.

IBM, Tata Become First Big Techs to Back Hedera Blockchain

IBM and Indian telecom Tata Communications have joined the governance council of Hedera Hashgraph, a blockchain alternative for enterprises.

In Big Block Hard Fork, Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Has Left Nodes Behind

After a recent network upgrade, nodes separated from the bitcoin SV blockchain, highlighting why hard forks prompt much infighting among devs.

Cosmos Will Have 3 Coding Languages – Here’s Why That Matters

Ethereum rival Cosmos will offer users the choice of coding in at least three different programming languages for smart-contract development.

Litecoin Just Halved Its Crypto Rewards for Miners

Litecoin, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market value, has just reduced its block reward for miners by half.

AWS Backs $100,000 Competition to ‘Change the Face of Blockchain’

Amazon Web Services, the Ethereum Foundation and others hope to help solve a key problem for blockchains via a new competition.

Zooko Wilcox Pushes for New Developer Fund to Support Zcash

Zcash founder Zooko Wilcox has called for the creation of a new "Dev Fund" to support the operations of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency.