New York Lawyers Propose Toolkit for Keeping ‘Decentralized’ Blockchains Honest

A New York law firm is trying to test blockchain projects’ decentralization claims against their perhaps not-quite-so-distributed realities. Called the “Ketsal Open Standards” rubric, the toolkit, developed by the Ketsal law firm and revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, proposes using hard, measurable data points to either bolster or burst a blockchain’s decentralized credentials.  It’s the latest […]

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How the DeFi Craze Made Its Way to China

When Nervos co-founder Guoning Lü saw a few China-based decentralized finance (DeFi) projects raise millions of dollars in a matter of hours, he knew the DeFi craze had officially reached the East.   One project saw its total value locked (TVL) climb from $2.9 million to $14.4 million within two weeks after launching in August, before […]

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How Next-Gen Blockchain Platform Jax.Network Solves the Scalability Trilemma

The inception of crypto assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, etc., brought blockchain technology to the attention of the public and the mainstream financial world for the first time.  Since then, blockchain has been touted as the most transformative technology after the Internet.  However, like the Internet, the early pioneers and products eventually became outdated. More […]

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NEM Brings Together the Best of a Community-Led Public Chain and an Enterprise-Focused Private Network

The massively popular public blockchain network NEM has been diligently working to expand into the enterprise solutions ecosystem since 2017. Soon this year, NEM will release Symbol, an enterprise-ready blockchain network. This is a significant move on NEM’s part as the team has always focussed on the utility-centric aspect of blockchain technology. NEM’s NIS1 blockchain […]

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Flow Blockchain Combines DeFi And NFTs To Power Next-Gen Crypto Games

Like the internet, blockchain has been pitched as the next revolution that will disrupt all major industries and change the face of technology forever. But problems pertaining to scaling, high transaction fees, and clunky developer tools prevent expedited mainstream adoption from happening. Most scaling solutions merely divert challenges back to developers or put decentralization itself […]

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China’s BSN to ‘Localize’ 24 Public Blockchains by Making Them Permissioned

China’s state-sanctioned blockchain infrastructure project is finally bringing public chains to its Chinese users – but with a significant twist.  The Blockchain-Based Service Network (BSN), a standardized internet services provider for decentralized applications (dapp) developers, plans to make 24 public chains available in its network for Chinese users starting from the second half of November, […]

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