Schnorr + Taproot Soft Fork Promises Big Things For Bitcoin

Engineers and developers are continuously working to provide Bitcoin with technological improvements. Now, most likely, the next Bitcoin technological breakthrough will come through the Schnorr + Taproot soft fork. Greater Scalability, Fungibility, and Script Innovation According to Bitcoin Optech contributor Steve Lee, the Schnorr + Taproot soft fork proposal offers “a whole new world of […]

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CoinPayments CEO Alex Alexandrov Talks About His Blockchain and AI Project

Few technologies garner as much attention and enthusiasm as blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). Both technologies are featured prominently in Deloitte’s 2019’s Tech Trends Report, and they are drawing significant investments at the enterprise level.  For instance, PwC’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey found that 84% of executive-level survey respondents indicated that their companies are […]

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Walmart Files Patent Application For Blockchain-Backed Drone Communication

Walmart has reasserted its interest in blockchain-backed drones with a recent patent application. Commerce giant Walmart filed for an application entitled “Cloning Drones Using Blockchain” in January 2019 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishing the patent on August 1. The patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) blockchain-based coordination system was published the same […]

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New Jersey Signs Blockchain Task Force Program Into Law

Blockchain implementation research is coming to New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy signed bill S2297, the Blockchain Initiative Task Force, into law Friday. The task force is commissioned with studying potential use-cases for blockchain technology on the state and local level. The bill specifically points out medical records, land records, banking, and property auctions as potential […]

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Etihad Airways to Pilot Winding Tree Blockchain

United Arab Emirate’s national airline has teamed up with a Switzerland-based blockchain startup to provide its internal information systems. Winding Tree, a decentralized business-to-business marketplace built on ethereum, will provide logistical support for Etihad Airways’ distribution system, according to a Reuters report on Thursday. The move will allow the airline to bypass third-party operators that […]

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

The problem: Given 1024-bit input x, compute the verifiable delay function ‘h=x^(2^t) mod N’ as fast as possible. t=2^30 N=124066695684124741398798927404814432744698427125735684128131855064976895337309138910015071214657674309443149407457493434579063840841220334555160125016331040933690674569571217337630239191517205721310197608387239846364360850220896772964978569683229449266819903414117058030106528073928633017118689826625594484331 If you can understand the above, you could be in for a portion of a $100,000 prize – that is, if you can then beat the others attempting to calculate the answer with the greatest […]

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