Technologies

Tendermint Suggested an Alternative Approach for Blockchain Systems Scaling

Jae Kwon and Ethan Buchman from Tendermint are developing a new architecture to solve the scalability problem found in blockchain systems. The researchers use the practical experience of such systems as thereum, Bitcoin, and Zerocash. The project’s whitepaper reads: “The combined success of the open-source ecosystem, of decentralized file-sharing, and of public cryptocurrencies, has inspired […]

Russian Watches Manufacturer and National Post Service to Use Blockchain Technology

This week, Russian Post has announced it intends to use blockchain technology for shipment tracking.

How to Make a Socket Selling Power and Internet Access for Ether

Earlier ForkLog wrote about Valery Litvin, a Belarusian blockchain developer from the Cyber.Fund team, and the smart socket selling power and Wi-Fi access for Ether he had created. The device has been presented and successfully tested at the recent Blockchain Conference Kyiv.

Emercoin Releases a Blockchain Solution for Network Administration

Emercoin has announced a blockchain-based out-of-box solution dubbed EmcSSH, which is an extension for standard administration protocol for SSH networks.

Emercoin Provided Details as to Their Blockchain Engine Platform

A few days ago, Emer Group has announced its own platform for app development dubbed Blockchain Engine. Its main distinction from other existing platforms is said to be in the fact that it provides readily operational services for e-businesses and network security. This could give Blockchain Engine an edge over some other projects, whose developers […]

Blockchain at KYC’s Service: BlockNotary Develops Video Interview Construction Kit

BlockNotary developers have announced forthcoming release of Blocknotary Dashboard, a blockchain-based construction kit for personal identification tools. According to the developers team, blockchain is rather young technology, and it’s far from being fulfilled completely, so the decided to create a SaaS (software as a service) solution for Blocknotary users. “Over the course of working on […]

Blockchain Platform Waves to Create Kickstarter’s Killer

Creators of decentralized blockchain platform Waves intend to make blockchain-based crowdfunding a mass phenomenon. According to the project’s team, existing blockchain-based crowdfunding solutions still have inappropriately high entry threshold, as they require knowledge of cryptocurrencies, comprehension of their functioning, and lots of others specific aspects of the industry.

Decentralized Market OpenBazaar Launched on Testnet

Administration of decentralized market OpenBazaar has announced it launched the platform on a testnet. The announcement on the project’s official blog reads: “OpenBazaar is now fully functional on the testnet. We welcome rigorous testing from the community to ensure everything is functioning properly. […] After we’re confident of the stability and functionality of the product, […]

The World’s First State Auction on the Blockchain Being Tested in Ukraine

This Monday, February 22, the Ukrainian platform for state e-auctions on a blockchain has been released for public testing. The source code is available on GitLab, and the platform integration manual has been detailed in the public note in Ukrainian and in English. “The aim of the project is to build up a transparent, decentralised […]

Blockchain Antifraud Startup Chainalysis Partners Europol After Raising $1.6M

A New-York based startup Chainalysis engaged in AML and fraud countering projects, has announced its forthcoming partnership with Europol, the EU’s top law enforcement agency, Reuters reported. The agreement between the two parties was concluded Thursday, February 18, 2016. Currently, it is a memorandum of understanding. “This new collaboration is an important next step in […]

Will the Bitcoin Consensus Roundtable Put a Lid on Bitcoin Classic?

After the last week’s bitcoin roundtable, where some of the most prominent figures of the industry have gathered to discuss possible solutions to the drawn out block size dispute, some thought the resulting letter was making an offer the developers wouldn’t refuse. As a reminder, last week, representatives for several mining pools collectively holding at […]

Messaging App Encrypts Messages with Bitcoin Technologies

Messaging app Sender developed by Ukrainian team has implemented a function of encrypting user messages with bitcoin wallet keys. A bitcoin wallet is integrated in the app.