Libra Co-Creator’s VC Firm Co-Leads $12M Round in ‘Decentralized GitHub’

In retrospect, it was inevitable: A team of blockchain developers has forked GitHub and come up with a system for collaborating on open source software. There’s even a decentralized finance (DeFi) twist. Announced Thursday, Radicle, a fully decentralized code repository, has raised $12 million in funding, integrated its peer-to-peer network with Ethereum and launched the […]

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How Crypto Transforms Prediction Markets

Prediction markets are speculative platforms where traders can place bets on the outcome of future events, such as “Will Joe Biden win the 2024 presidential election?”. If their bet was correct traders earn money but if they are wrong they lose the wagered amount. Users obviously want to make money from these markets, which include […]

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Cosmos Upgrades to Stargate: Another 2017 ICO Very Nearly Completes Its Vision

At 6:00 UTC Thursday, the Stargate upgrade of Cosmos will go live. The Cosmos community recommends that interested observers follow along by watching the @cosmos account on Twitter. Stargate represents an important milestone for the Cosmos project on the way to launching its inter-blockchain communication (IBC) protocol that will allow the 200+ Tendermint-based blockchains to […]

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SecretSwap Is the Secret Network’s Answer to DeFi Privacy

The Secret Network, a protocol focused on privacy for decentralized finance (DeFi), has launched SecretSwap, a front-running resistant and cross-chain decentralized exchange. It is now live on the Secret Network mainnet.  SecretSwap uses the SNIP-20 secret token standard and Secret Ethereum bridge. “SecretSwap is the first front-running resistant, cross-chain [automated market maker]. Its architecture (being […]

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Bitcoin Taproot Upgrade Nailed Down for July, but Some Finer Details Still Aren’t Finalized

A release date and activation timeline are set for Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade, but developers and other stakeholders are still debating the best method to coordinate Bitcoin’s biggest upgrade since SegWit. Per a public IRC chat discussion, the code for the fully primed-and-ready Taproot upgrade will be deployed sometime between March 17 and March 31 (or […]

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