In recent months many bitcoin users have been complaining about their transaction taking hours to get confirmed. Indeed, this happens quite often, and some users think that increasing a transaction fee could save the day. But is this really a remedy?
Ukraine’s blockchain community is active these days: the country hosts several major conferences on the subject; several high-flying blockchain projects kick off; a full-fledged university course on dApp development is now underway. Adding to that, local authorities are mostly positive about cryptotechnologies.
Sergey Fedotov, a Ukrainian banker with over 20 years of experience, has announced the launch of a banking platform for issuance of e-money that will be completely based on blockchain technology. The platform is said to become a full-fledged alternative to systems like Visa and MasterCard, and will provide banks.
One of Distributed Lab’s co-founder, Pavel Kravchenko, Ph.D. in cryptography, has stated on Steemit that the interest for blockchain technology is gradually fading, and we may expect mass extinction of blockchain startups any moment now.
August 5, Ukrainian city Bila Tserkva (meaning White Church) held an auction on leasing local public property, which featured usage of blockchain-based online platform Auction 3.0.
The news was announced during the online conference with Alexander Danilyuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, at “Blockchain Incredible Party” (aka BIP001) event that took place in Odessa.
On May 12, Kyiv will host a meetup featuring Lightning Network’s team, which will visit Ukraine’s capital at full strength. Joseph Poon, Elisabeth Stark and Thaddeus Dryja will speak about how Lightning Network operates, what changes have been made to bitcoin’s core, what are other changes to be expected, and.
Platform eAuction launched in test mode this February is one of the world’s first serious blockchain projects in public management domain. Prior to eAuction’s release, e-gov and blockchain were mostly associated with projects like Bitnation and various notarization tools.