Polkadot Releases Rococo, Its Test Environment for Interoperable ‘Parachains’

Parity Technologies’ Polkadot has launched a testnet, Rococo, of the protocol’s first parachain specification, according to a blog Thursday. Parachains underlie Parity Tech’s vision of a “protocol for protocols.” Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial […]

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Russia’s Sberbank Launches Blockchain on Hyperledger, Mulls Stablecoin in 2021

Sberbank, Russia’s biggest consumer bank, is launching a blockchain platform built on Hyperledger Fabric, potentially with its own stablecoin.  The blockchain system is designed for trade finance transactions, including exchanging letters of credit, the bank’s press representative told CoinDesk Thursday.  Anatoly Popov, Sberbank’s deputy chair, told the Russian newspaper Vedomosti on Wednesday that the the […]

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Ethereum Classic Suffers Second 51% Attack In a Week

Ethereum Classic has suffered a second 51% attack in a week Thursday morning after more than 4,000 blocks were reorganized. Mining pool Ethermine’s parent entity Bitfly and exchange Binance reported the reorganization, announcing all Ethereum Classic payouts, withdrawals and deposits had been suspended due to the attack. It’s unclear how much the attacker has made. […]

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‘Rat Poison Squared on Steroids’: What’s New in Bitcoin’s Latest Lightning Release

All eyes are on bitcoin‘s bullish price at the moment. Behind the scenes, however, developers are tinkering to build the infrastructure that many hope could make the Bitcoin system more accessible to more people. Last week, Bitcoin tech startup Blockstream released its latest major version of c-lightning, its implementation of the Lightning Network. The release […]

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Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Vote to Keep Putin in Power – Report

Hackers are reportedly selling the personal data of over a million Russians who voted electronically, using blockchain technology, during the recent constitutional amendment process. Over 1.1 million data points were stolen and put on sale for $1.50 each on the online forums, the Russian newspaper Kommersant wrote. The data, consisting exclusively of passport numbers, has […]

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