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Smart Contract 101: What is the Structure of a Contract?

Smart Contract 101: What is the Structure of a Contract?

A better understanding of the Blockchain Structure could help us learn how to create smart contracts efficiently, here is a simple overview as part of our Learn series.

Smart Contract 101: What is Remix?

Smart Contract 101: What is Remix?

Solidity 101 Tools for Smart Contracts is a series of tutorials for beginners to learn the easiest way to build smart contracts. In this lesson we will use the online tool - Remix.

Ethereum Killers: Emerging Smart Contract Platforms to Rival ETH Dominance

Ethereum Killers: Emerging Smart Contract Platforms to Rival ETH Dominance

While Ethereum dominance in decentralized finance (DeFi) cannot be denied, rival smart contract platforms the Ethereum Killers note significant value growth as well.

Smart Contract 101: MetaMask

Smart Contract 101: MetaMask

MetaMask is a crypto wallet & gateway to blockchain apps. It also a tool for interacting with decentralized applications (DAPP).

Algorand Protocol Stateful Smart Contract Upgrade Targets Scalable DeFi Solutions and Dapps

Algorand Protocol Stateful Smart Contract Upgrade Targets Scalable DeFi Solutions and Dapps

Algorand is entering the decentralized finance (DeFI) ecosystem with its new highly scalable stateful smart contract capabilities.

Cardano's Goguen Rollout Could Directly Compete with Ethereum with its New Smart Contract Implementation

Cardano's Goguen Rollout Could Directly Compete with Ethereum with its New Smart Contract Implementation

Cardano’s Goguen era, which marks the next period after Shelley, will be the era of implementing smart contracts and enabling decentralized applications (Dapps) on the network. The Goguen era is Cardano’s third development phase, which is expected to start in the third quarter of 2020 with the release of its testnet.

DeFi’s Smart Contract Risks: Cream Finance’s Input Error Led to CREAM Token Plunging 25%

DeFi’s Smart Contract Risks: Cream Finance’s Input Error Led to CREAM Token Plunging 25%

The DeFi sector has attracted millions to billions of dollars worth of crypto to the industry, however, some protocols have shown issues.

UK Media Mogul Calls DeFi a Revolution Against Corrupt Global Banking System

UK Media Mogul Calls DeFi a Revolution Against Corrupt Global Banking System

Alexander Lebedev, the billionaire UK media mogul and former banker has endorsed the revolutionary power of DeFi against a corrupt global banking system.

AI bias: how blockchain can ensure its safety

AI bias: how blockchain can ensure its safety

Blockchain technology can combat bias in AI systems through decentralized, transparent smart contracts, but challenges like scalability, interoperability, and regulatory compliance need to be addressed.

Nous Launches World's 1st Decentralised Hedge Fund

Nous Launches World's 1st Decentralised Hedge Fund

Blockchain start-up Nous Systems has announced the launch of the world's first decentralised hedge fund built on blockchain technology.

Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise-Level Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise-Level Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, also known as Jingdong, has successfully launched two enterprise-level applications, including blockchain-based smart contracts, and the protection of commercially confidential information. These two applications were launched on JD’s independently-developed proprietary blockchain, JD Chain. The JD Chain blockchain framework was made open sourced around a year ago, five months after the company launched the JD Blockchain Open Platform enabling companies to use JD’s platform using pre-built APIs. The blockchain protocol has been opened up to allow enterprises to built custom solutions.

Comprehensive Guide to Developing and Trading on Injective (INJ)

Comprehensive Guide to Developing and Trading on Injective (INJ)

Explore Injective's tools for smart contracts, frontend development, and API trading.

Smart Contracts: Revolutionizing Digital Agreements

Smart Contracts: Revolutionizing Digital Agreements

Explore how smart contracts are transforming digital agreements with automation, security, and transparency. Learn about their real-world applications and future potential.

Understanding Payment Structures in Taiko's Self-Sustaining Blockchain Network

Understanding Payment Structures in Taiko's Self-Sustaining Blockchain Network

Taiko's blockchain network employs various mechanisms to incentivize participants, ensuring trustless and transparent transactions. Learn how different roles contribute and get rewarded.

Stellar (XLM) Unveils Soroban: A Developer-Focused Smart Contract Platform

Stellar (XLM) Unveils Soroban: A Developer-Focused Smart Contract Platform

Stellar (XLM) introduces Soroban, a smart contract platform emphasizing performance, sustainability, and security for scalable DeFi applications.

Uniswap: Everything You Need to Know

Uniswap: Everything You Need to Know

Learn about: What Uniswap is, what the core concepts of UniSwap are. In this guide, we explain what's new in Uniswap V2, and the process of swapping tokens.

Forsage Founders Indicted for Alleged $340 Million "Global Ponzi" Scheme on Ethereum Blockchain

Forsage Founders Indicted for Alleged $340 Million "Global Ponzi" Scheme on Ethereum Blockchain

Oregon's federal grand jury indicted Forsage's founders. "Global Ponzi and pyramid scam" investors lost $340 million on the site.

Ethereum Co-founder  Vitalik Buterin Engages in Spirited Debate on Wallet Security

Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin Engages in Spirited Debate on Wallet Security

In a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Twitter, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin fielded various questions from the cryptocurrency community. The session largely revolved around the pros and cons of MPC-based (EOA) wallets versus Smart Contract wallets, providing intriguing insight into Buterin's perspective.

Singapore Regulator MAS is Exploring Use of Cases in Digital Assets

Singapore Regulator MAS is Exploring Use of Cases in Digital Assets

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched Project Guardian, a sandbox initiative that is set to explore a number of defined use cases with respect to asset tokenization on the blockchain.

Stellar (XLM) Development Foundation Delays Protocol 20 Upgrade Due to Core Bug

Stellar (XLM) Development Foundation Delays Protocol 20 Upgrade Due to Core Bug

The Stellar Development Foundation has postponed the vote on Protocol 20, initially set for January 30, following the discovery of a bug in Stellar Core v20.1.0. The decision was made to ensure ecosystem readiness and broad consensus, with the new vote date to be determined after the bug fix release, expected within the next two weeks.

Alonzo Smart Contract Upgrade Goes Live on Cardano

Alonzo Smart Contract Upgrade Goes Live on Cardano

The Alonzo Hardfork with its accompanying capability for smart contracts has gone live on the Cardano blockchain.

Ethereum Layer 2s See Surge in Popularity in Q1 2023

Ethereum Layer 2s See Surge in Popularity in Q1 2023

Alchemy's Q1 2023 report shows Ethereum layer 2 networks, including Optimism, Arbitrum and Polygon, saw a 44% increase in bridged crypto assets compared to Q4 2022, and a 518% increase compared to Q1 2022. The report suggests this growth may have been driven by successful airdrops from Optimism and Arbitrum. Additionally, the deployment of smart contracts related to layer 2s increased by 160% compared to Q1 2022, despite a 30% decrease from Q4 2022.

Vodafone DAB and Chainlink Labs Unveil Blockchain Solution to Streamline Global Trade

Vodafone DAB and Chainlink Labs Unveil Blockchain Solution to Streamline Global Trade

Vodafone's Digital Asset Broker and Chainlink Labs, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation and InnoWave, have developed a proof of concept to improve the global trade ecosystem. The initiative aims to facilitate the seamless exchange of trade documents across various platforms and blockchains, reducing fragmentation and inefficiencies. The collaboration uses Chainlink's Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol for security and interoperability, paving the way for smart contract, blockchain, and AI applications.

Exclusive: Access, Connectivity and Inclusion—How UNICEF Leverages Blockchain to Close the Digital Divide

Exclusive: Access, Connectivity and Inclusion—How UNICEF Leverages Blockchain to Close the Digital Divide

Christina Lomazzo is the Blockchain Lead for UNICEF’s Office of Innovation; whose work mainly involves leading the blockchain efforts at UNICEF Ventures where she heads up a diverse team of six. Together they invest in early technology prototypes that they assess and determine could have an exponential impact on UNICEF’s operations and ability to fulfill its mission across the developing world.

Smart Contracts Enables Commodity Trading Transformation, GSCG Report Shows

Smart Contracts Enables Commodity Trading Transformation, GSCG Report Shows

Given that commodity trading is highly fragmented, blockchain-driven smart contracts can transform this sector by redefining market transactions and transparency, according to a Global Smart Commodity Group (GSCG) report.

TomoChain Prepares for Zorro Network Upgrade

TomoChain Prepares for Zorro Network Upgrade

Smart contract platform TomoChain today released details of an upgrade to its network. The Zorro Network upgrade will take place on January 22nd and will improve the functionality of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) — a collection of nodes that ensure security for the Ethereum network.

Malaysia's National Stock Exchange Conducts Blockchain PoC to Digitize Bond Market

Malaysia's National Stock Exchange Conducts Blockchain PoC to Digitize Bond Market

Malaysia’s national stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia will conduct a blockchain Proof-of-Concept (PoC) dubbed "Project Harbour" to explore the DLT management of the country’s bonds market.

Real Vision CEO believes NFT will act similar to high-end property

Real Vision CEO believes NFT will act similar to high-end property

The Real Vision CEO predicted that when the crypto market swells again, high-end NFTs would be bought like high-end property.

Ethereum Foundation Brings Blockchain to UNICEF

Ethereum Foundation Brings Blockchain to UNICEF

The Ethereum foundation team made a series of donations to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in a move considered both charitable and good for blockchain adoption.

ADA Price Surges to $0.50 as Cardano Inches Closer to DeFi with Mary Hard Fork

ADA Price Surges to $0.50 as Cardano Inches Closer to DeFi with Mary Hard Fork

The ADA token price is up nearly 50% this week as Cardano inches closer to DeFi following the blockchain’s successful Mary hard fork upgrade.

What is Liquid Staking?

What is Liquid Staking?

Liquid staking is revolutionizing the DeFi landscape by allowing users to stake their crypto assets while maintaining liquidity and earning rewards. This innovative approach is gaining traction in the crypto community.

Hedera Mainnet Exploited, Leading to Theft of Liquidity Pool Tokens

Hedera Mainnet Exploited, Leading to Theft of Liquidity Pool Tokens

Hedera Hashgraph has confirmed a smart contract exploit on its mainnet, resulting in the theft of liquidity pool tokens from decentralized exchanges (DEXs) that use code derived from Uniswap v2 on Ethereum. The suspicious activity was detected when the attacker attempted to move the stolen tokens across the Hashport bridge, leading operators to temporarily pause the bridge. The exact amount of tokens stolen is unknown, and the Hedera team is working on a solution to remove the vulnerability.

Brazil Considers CBDC Project as a Means to Innovate Digitally: Economist

Brazil Considers CBDC Project as a Means to Innovate Digitally: Economist

The development of CBDC means several things to several people, and for Brazil, it is a broad complement to its already transforming payment ecosystem.

Banking Infrastructure Needs Blockchain Technology to Meet Rapid Fintech Enviroment, HashCash CEO Says

Banking Infrastructure Needs Blockchain Technology to Meet Rapid Fintech Enviroment, HashCash CEO Says

With the fintech industry making significant strides within a short time, the banking sector ought to integrate blockchain technology to keep pace with this area, according to HashCash CEO Raj Chowdhury.

Axiom Secures $20 Million in Series A Funding for Blockchain Data Access Innovation

Axiom Secures $20 Million in Series A Funding for Blockchain Data Access Innovation

Axiom, a smart contract infrastructure firm, raises $20M in Series A funding led by Paradigm and Standard Crypto, aiming to transform blockchain data access using zero-knowledge cryptography.

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026

The global blockchain IoT market is expected to offer a revenue of $5.802 billion by 2026, driven by factors like IoT being increasingly implemented by mand end-use industries worldwide.

Circle Introduces Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform to Streamline Web3 Development

Circle Introduces Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform to Streamline Web3 Development

Circle announces new Web3 services—Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform—to simplify blockchain development and lower costs. These user-centric solutions aim to accelerate the mass adoption of blockchain technologies.

Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Launch in Three Days, Smart Contract Capabilities to be Unlocked?

Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Launch in Three Days, Smart Contract Capabilities to be Unlocked?

Within around three days, Bitcoin’s Taproot will go live. It is arguably the most anticipated and vital upgrade to the BTC network since the Segregated Witness (SegWit) improvement in 2017.

The Most Unworkable State Law

The Most Unworkable State Law

An Illinois senator has presented a law that would compel crypto node operators, miners, and validators to reverse transactions if ordered by the court, even though it's impossible.

Arbitrum's New ArbOS 11: A Game Changer for Blockchain and Crypto

Arbitrum's New ArbOS 11: A Game Changer for Blockchain and Crypto

The recent implementation of ArbOS 11 by the Arbitrum community introduces key improvements, including EVM Shanghai support and gas efficiency enhancements, fostering optimism in the crypto market for ARB.

Court Upholds OFAC's Designation of Tornado Cash Under IEEPA

Court Upholds OFAC's Designation of Tornado Cash Under IEEPA

The US District Court upheld the OFAC's designation of Tornado Cash under the IEEPA, rejecting plaintiffs' claims of overreach and First Amendment violations, highlighting legal challenges for privacy-oriented blockchain entities.

Binance.US Digital Asset Trading Marketplace is Now Available in North Carolina

Binance.US Digital Asset Trading Marketplace is Now Available in North Carolina

Binance.US has now expanded its digital asset trading services to include North Carolina investors.

Equilibrium and Chainlink to Power Synthetic Assets and Stablecoins on Polkadot

Equilibrium and Chainlink to Power Synthetic Assets and Stablecoins on Polkadot

Equilibrium has chosen Chainlink, a tokenized oracle network, to power synthetic assets, lending, and stablecoins using its smart contracts.

Blockchain in Manufacturing Market Expected to Hit $17 Billion by 2027

Blockchain in Manufacturing Market Expected to Hit $17 Billion by 2027

The urge to streamline operations and track assets with unprecedented precision are some of the factors expected to make the blockchain in the global manufacturing market hit $17.047 billion by 2027, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal unveils Coinbase's ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System, combining smart contract auditing with machine learning to tackle crypto scams. Disclosed on October 6, 2023, this initiative enhances security and trust in token listings on the platform.

Web3 Security 2023 State Revealed, Nearly $2 Billion Lost

Web3 Security 2023 State Revealed, Nearly $2 Billion Lost

CertiK's "Hack3d: The Web3 Security Report 2023" provides a thorough analysis of Web3 security incidents in 2023, highlighting key vulnerabilities and trends in the blockchain and smart contract security landscape.

Web3 Foundation Announces Over $1.1M in Grants Under Wave 19 Program

Web3 Foundation Announces Over $1.1M in Grants Under Wave 19 Program

The Web3 Foundation disclosed the conclusion of its 19th grant wave, allocating over $1.1 million to 33 projects to bolster the Polkadot ecosystem. The foundation marked its 600th grant and 1000th milestone, reflecting the growth and the fervor of the Polkadot developer community, now the second largest globally. This wave spotlighted grants enhancing smart contract capabilities on Polkadot’s ink! smart contracts, and core infrastructure improvements. The foundation continues to welcome new proposals, underlining its ongoing commitment to support the evolving Web 3.0 ecosystem.

Ant Group Launches Blockchain-Powered System to Help SMEs in Cross-Border Trade

Ant Group Launches Blockchain-Powered System to Help SMEs in Cross-Border Trade

China's Ant Group established a blockchain-enabled smart contract platform Trusple to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for cross-border trades.

The Number of Ethereum Deposits on Crypto Exchanges Hit a 5-Month Low-What This Mean

The Number of Ethereum Deposits on Crypto Exchanges Hit a 5-Month Low-What This Mean

The number of ETH deposits on crypto exchanges continues to diminish, given that it reached a 5-month low of 548.940.

$1.5 Billion of BTC Locked Up In Ethereum

$1.5 Billion of BTC Locked Up In Ethereum

Bitcoin maxis are turning to the dark side as the value proposition of DeFi sees record levels of Bitcoin on Ethereum.

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena, a Web3 social media platform, has recovered about 90% of the 266,104 AVAX stolen in a security breach on October 7, 2023, following a settlement with the exploiter. The platform received 239,493 AVAX back, while awarding a 27,610 AVAX bounty to the individual. Post-recovery, Stars Arena is enhancing its security measures, including auditing a new smart contract to safeguard against future exploits.

Former Coinbase CTO Bets $1 Million on Bitcoin Reaching $1 Million in 90 Days

Former Coinbase CTO Bets $1 Million on Bitcoin Reaching $1 Million in 90 Days

Former Coinbase chief technology officer Balaji Srinivasan has placed a bet worth $1 million on Bitcoin's price reaching $1 million by June 17. Srinivasan accepted the wager from pseudonymous Twitter user James Medlock, who bet $1 million that the United States would not experience hyperinflation.

Why Vitalik Buterin Proposed 33% Increase in Gas Limit for Ethereum

Why Vitalik Buterin Proposed 33% Increase in Gas Limit for Ethereum

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin proposes a 33% increase in the gas limit to improve network throughput. This first change in three years aims to balance efficiency and stability, addressing scalability.

Exclusive: LabCFTC's Melissa Netram Talks Advancing Policy and Regulation in FinTech and Blockchain Through Times of Crisis

Exclusive: LabCFTC's Melissa Netram Talks Advancing Policy and Regulation in FinTech and Blockchain Through Times of Crisis

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) established LabCFTC as an initiative under the General Counsel’s office in 2017 aimed at promoting FinTech innovation and competition. The office has been very active with over 400 different private meetings held with innovators in the last three years. In addition, LabCFTC has published three primers in the marketplace based on their understanding of smart contracts, artificial intelligence, and crypto-assets.

Blockchain Can Improve Climate Crisis through Smart Contracts, Study Shows

Blockchain Can Improve Climate Crisis through Smart Contracts, Study Shows

Climate change is considered a desperate issue in modern times. Blockchain technology is believed to act as a stepping stone towards addressing economic complexities and interoperability when transiting to renewable energy, study shows.

Cardano to Launch ERC-20 Converter and Cross-Chain Communication for Interoperability Between Networks Including Bitcoin

Cardano to Launch ERC-20 Converter and Cross-Chain Communication for Interoperability Between Networks Including Bitcoin

Cardano founder and IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson recently announced in his YouTube video that the current roadmap for the Shelley hard fork will be going according to plan, scheduled on July 29, 2020.

Stellar Network Advances with Protocol 20 and Smart Contracts Activation

Stellar Network Advances with Protocol 20 and Smart Contracts Activation

Stellar Development Foundation activates Protocol 20 and smart contracts on its network, enhancing scalability and efficiency, and marking a milestone in growth.

Cardano Introduces Two Devnets to Enable Any Developer to Build Smart Contracts and Dapps

Cardano Introduces Two Devnets to Enable Any Developer to Build Smart Contracts and Dapps

IOHK, recently announced that they have introduced two new development environments enabling developers to write smart contracts for Cardano.

EY, Microsoft and ConsenSys Create a Platform For Enterprises on Ethereum Mainnet

EY, Microsoft and ConsenSys Create a Platform For Enterprises on Ethereum Mainnet

Global accounting firm EY have launched their open-source Baseline protocol which aims to address privacy issues to encourage enterprise adoption of public Ethereum.

Cardano Records Over 100 Smart Contracts Following Alonzo Upgrade

Cardano Records Over 100 Smart Contracts Following Alonzo Upgrade

Cardano has records more than 100 smart contracts launched on the blockchain as the Alonzo upgrade goes live.

Visa New Crypto Initiative

Visa New Crypto Initiative

Visa is developing a new crypto product to promote the adoption of public blockchain networks and stablecoin payments. The company is seeking software engineers with experience in programming, Web3 technologies, and Solidity to build the product.

Jay Z-Backed Ethereum App Platform Officially Opens Doors to Public

Jay Z-Backed Ethereum App Platform Officially Opens Doors to Public

Blockchain startup Alchemy has recently announced that the blockchain developer platform was perfected and now open to any companies or individuals looking to build smart contract-based projects.

Iota Floats Smart Contracts Beta with Zero Execution Fee

Iota Floats Smart Contracts Beta with Zero Execution Fee

The Iota Foundation has launched its smart contract functionality which it said is now available in IOTA 2.0 DevNet.

WeBank Blockchain Patents Filings Rank Third Highest Globally for 2019

WeBank Blockchain Patents Filings Rank Third Highest Globally for 2019

China’s WeBank is leading the global banking community in banking technology patents jumping ahead of US giants JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America with 632 filed patents in 2019.

Coinbase is challenging the U.S. Treasury over the recent tornado cash sanctions

Coinbase is challenging the U.S. Treasury over the recent tornado cash sanctions

Coinbase is suing the U.S. Treasury for listing Tornado Cash on the SDN List, arguing it violates digital privacy and regulatory authority in the cryptocurrency sector.

Cardano EUTXO Blockchain Upgrade Will Combine the Best Of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Cardano EUTXO Blockchain Upgrade Will Combine the Best Of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Cardano founder Charles Hoskins recently shared a file on his Twitter feed that outlined how the upcoming Goguen update will implement smart contracts using an extended UTXO purported to offer the best features of both the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchain record keeping models.

Bunzz Raises $4.5M Seed Round to Expand its Smart Contract Hub for DApp Development

Bunzz Raises $4.5M Seed Round to Expand its Smart Contract Hub for DApp Development

Bunzz a web3 development platform for decentralized applications, has completed a $4.5M seed round. Investors included gjmp, DG Daiwa Ventures, Coincheck, and Ceres. Funding will be used to help build out Bunzz’s Smart Contract Hub, which is already used by more than 8,000 dApp developers.

Machine Learning Network Fetch.ai Shares Vision of Interoperable Blockchains

Machine Learning Network Fetch.ai Shares Vision of Interoperable Blockchains

Fetch.ai has a vision: to bring machine learning services to every ledger and blockchain.

DekaBank to Launch Blockchain-Based Tokenization Platform

DekaBank to Launch Blockchain-Based Tokenization Platform

German asset management DekaBank is cooperating with Metaco to build a tokenization platform but won't trade Bitcoin.

UK Launches Global Crypto Law Review as it Considers Legal Reforms

UK Launches Global Crypto Law Review as it Considers Legal Reforms

The Law Commission of England and Wales will explore legal proceedings from other countries to create its own crypto-based legal reforms

PlayDapp's $31 Million Hack: A Blow to Blockchain Gaming Security

PlayDapp's $31 Million Hack: A Blow to Blockchain Gaming Security

PlayDapp, a prominent NFT marketplace, experienced a security breach, resulting in the unauthorized minting of $200 million PLA tokens, worth $31 million.

Grayscale Floats New Smart Contract Fund for 6 Ethereum Competitors

Grayscale Floats New Smart Contract Fund for 6 Ethereum Competitors

The acclaimed largest digital assets management company, Grayscale Investments has launched a new investment product tagged the Grayscale® Smart Contract Platform Ex-Ethereum Fund (GSCPxE).

Mina Protocol to Launch ZK Smart Contracts, Backed by $92M from Three Arrows and FTX

Mina Protocol to Launch ZK Smart Contracts, Backed by $92M from Three Arrows and FTX

Mina Protocol is set to introduce Zero-Knowledge smart contracts to its mainnet, simplifying zkApp development and enhancing security. The upgrade will phase out supercharged rewards and phase out supercharged rewards. Mina Protocol, the world's lightest blockchain, combines Bitcoin and Ethereum elements, and the success depends on collective effort from node operators, developers, and users.

HKEX Introduces Synapse: A New Settlement Acceleration Platform for Stock Connect

HKEX Introduces Synapse: A New Settlement Acceleration Platform for Stock Connect

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announces the launch of HKEX Synapse, a settlement acceleration platform designed to improve market efficiency and transparency for Northbound Stock Connect participants. The platform, set to launch on October 9, 2023, will employ DAML smart contracts to streamline post-trade operations. The move aims to enhance real-time data synchronization and scalability for asset managers, brokers, and other market participants.

Fantom Collaborates With Dedaub To Automatically Detect Smart Contract Bugs With Watchdog

Fantom Collaborates With Dedaub To Automatically Detect Smart Contract Bugs With Watchdog

Scalable layer 1 platform Fantom announced its collaboration with Dedaub to leverage its automated system called Watchdog to look for smart contract bugs in the Fantom ecosystem.

BNB Chain's Red Alert Flags 191 High-Risk Projects

BNB Chain's Red Alert Flags 191 High-Risk Projects

Binance's BNB Chain has added 191 new high-risk projects and decentralized applications (DApps) to its weekly red alarm list. The list is based on smart contract assessment and includes projects suspected of issuing fake tokens, having high tax fees, or malfunctioning websites or Twitter handles. The alert is aimed at helping users research before investing, and does not represent the risk level of the underlying DApp projects.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Discusses ETH 2.0 Progress and Bitcoin-Ethereum Debate

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Discusses ETH 2.0 Progress and Bitcoin-Ethereum Debate

On Peter McCormack's talk show, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin discussed the challenges faced by Ethereum 2.0 and the debate between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

What Is Chainlink?

What Is Chainlink?

The Chainlink network has made a name for itself by providing reliable tamper-proof data for complex smart contracts on any blockchain.

Four Reasons Why Cardano’s ADA Price is Surging

Four Reasons Why Cardano’s ADA Price is Surging

Cardano’s cryptocurrency ADA has been on a tear this month, doubling in price since the start of February—here are four reasons why the ADA price is surging.

Smart Contracts Security Firm Certora Pulls $36m in Series B Funding

Smart Contracts Security Firm Certora Pulls $36m in Series B Funding

Certora, a security tech startup that helps DeFi based smart contracts identify bugs in their codes before they are deployed has raised $36 million from investors.

Exploit of KyberSwap's Concentrated Liquidity Feature Results in $46 Million Loss

Exploit of KyberSwap's Concentrated Liquidity Feature Results in $46 Million Loss

KyberSwap suffered a $46 million loss due to a flaw in its smart contract, highlighting vulnerabilities in DeFi smart contracts and the need for improved security protocols.

Digital Currency and the Financial Inclusion Drive: The Journey So Far

Digital Currency and the Financial Inclusion Drive: The Journey So Far

With the digital currency ecosystem running toe-to-toe with traditional finance, here is a brief look into the journey thus far on the industry's financial inclusion drive.

Ethereum-Based Products Hit a 72.8% Monthly Growth as the US Reigns Supreme in DeFi Adoption

Ethereum-Based Products Hit a 72.8% Monthly Growth as the US Reigns Supreme in DeFi Adoption

Ethereum-based products skyrocketed to $13.8 billion after recording a 72.8% monthly growth.

The DeFi Smart Contract Automation Network Gelato Raised $11M in its Series A Funding

The DeFi Smart Contract Automation Network Gelato Raised $11M in its Series A Funding

Gelato, a smart contract automation network focused on the Defi sector, announced that it has raised $11 million led by Dragonfly Capital in its Series A financing.

Astar Network Launches Second Iteration of Smart Contracts

Astar Network Launches Second Iteration of Smart Contracts

Astar Network is launching the second iteration of its smart contracts that support both Ethereum Virtual Machine and WebAssembly Virtual Machine on its mainnet on April 6. The Astar team invited community members to a panel discussion led by its executives and Polkadot developers to discuss how WASM can be utilized.

ADA Price Surges Over 100% As Cardano Goguen Update Set For March

ADA Price Surges Over 100% As Cardano Goguen Update Set For March

The ADA price surged by over 100% this week and with Cardano’s Goguen update and functional smart contract integration set for March, ADA’s price rally looks far from over

What Is a Decentralized Exchange (DEX)?

What Is a Decentralized Exchange (DEX)?

DEX is a blockchain-based exchange that allows people to directly exchange encrypted tokens with each other.

Coinbase's Base Bootcamp Launches to Address Onchain Developer Shortage

Coinbase's Base Bootcamp Launches to Address Onchain Developer Shortage

Base, an Ethereum layer-2 network, has announced the launch of Base Bootcamp, an eight-week, cohort-based program aimed at transforming experienced software developers into smart contract developers. The initiative comes as the blockchain industry faces a significant talent gap, with fewer than 30,000 onchain developers compared to nearly 30 million traditional software developers.

Chinese Police Seize $14M in Crypto from Scammers Posing as Huobi Officials

Chinese Police Seize $14M in Crypto from Scammers Posing as Huobi Officials

The Chinese police arrested a crypto scammer gang in Wenzhou that reportedly swindled $14.3M in cryptocurrencies.

From Zero Mentions to a Dedicated Section in CINIC Report: How Fast is Blockchain Growing in the Chinese Internet Industry

From Zero Mentions to a Dedicated Section in CINIC Report: How Fast is Blockchain Growing in the Chinese Internet Industry

The China Internet Network Information Centre (CINIC) recently published “The 45th China Statistical Report on Internet Development”. Compared to the previous issue, it is worth noting that the CINIC covered blockchain development as a dedicated section in the latest report. The report highlighted the rapid blockchain development of China in three aspects: regulation, technical development and applications.

China's Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

China's Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

China's Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) now supports smart contracts. Soochow Securities' mobile app allows e-CNY purchases. Android phones may now perform contactless digital yuan wallet payments.

Ethereum’s DeFi Trades Skyrocketed in Q3 2020, but Bitcoin Volume Declined

Ethereum’s DeFi Trades Skyrocketed in Q3 2020, but Bitcoin Volume Declined

A quarterly report from eToro indicated that while DeFi sector was bullish in 2020’s third quarter (Q3), Bitcoin trades decreased in contrast.

Algorand Implements Sustainable Carbon Offset Smart Contracts

Algorand Implements Sustainable Carbon Offset Smart Contracts

Blockchain-based crypto platform Algorand said it will implement smart contracts that automatically offset carbon emissions, and use part of the transaction fees to offset its carbon emissions.

Ethereum's Layer 2s Break New Ground in Scalability

Ethereum's Layer 2s Break New Ground in Scalability

Ethereum has seen a 22% rise in value as of September 2023, largely attributed to the emergence of Layer 2 solutions like BASE by Coinbase, which enhance scalability and user affordability on the network. Leading Layer 2 blockchains, Optimism and Arbitrum, have surpassed major Layer 1 blockchains in Total Value Locked, indicating a growing trust and utilization in the Ethereum ecosystem. Despite centralization concerns, the progressive strides in Layer 2 solutions are poised to bolster Ethereum's standing as a dominant smart contract blockchain.

Kokomo Finance Accused of $4M Exit Scam

Kokomo Finance Accused of $4M Exit Scam

Kokomo Finance, an open-source and noncustodial lending protocol on Optimism, is suspected of an exit scam worth $4 million. The protocol allegedly plucked user funds via a smart contract loophole, causing the Kokomo Finance token to plummet 95% in value. Blockchain security firm CertiK alerted its followers to the situation, noting that Kokomo Finance removed all social media accounts following the incident.

Australia Opens Public Consultation on National Taxonomy of Crypto Assets

Australia Opens Public Consultation on National Taxonomy of Crypto Assets

A crypto licence and custody document will be released in mid-2023.

Here’s A Look at The Top Outlets For Blockchain Developers To Source Grants

Here’s A Look at The Top Outlets For Blockchain Developers To Source Grants

Monetary grants are extremely important in any field - be it the arts, media, technology - especially nascent ones where there is a lot of scope for growth and development. For example, blockchain is one such domain which over the course of the last decade or so has seen an incredible output of innovation (ala smart contracts, decentralized finance, etc) from relatively independent developers working with limited resources.

Chico Crypto Goes Head-to-Head with Cardano Founder on Smart Contracts

Chico Crypto Goes Head-to-Head with Cardano Founder on Smart Contracts

Crypto gets its first bout in the ring with well-known crypto YouTuber Tyler Swope aka Chico Crypto going head to head against Charles Hoskinson Founder of Cardano.

What is Tezos?

What is Tezos?

Tezos, a promising new blockchain-based platform for building smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps).

EY Increases Its Investments in The Blockchain Market

EY Increases Its Investments in The Blockchain Market

EY has committed another $100 million in funding to sponsor the development of several blockchain products.

Bitpanda Launches New Crypto Indices for Long-Term Diversified Portfolios

Bitpanda Launches New Crypto Indices for Long-Term Diversified Portfolios

Bitpanda, a digital investment platform, rolled out at least four crypto indices for investors, providing more options by helping them to diversify their portfolios.

Binance Smart Chain Surpasses Ethereum for Unique Active Wallets and Transaction Volume

Binance Smart Chain Surpasses Ethereum for Unique Active Wallets and Transaction Volume

The Binance Smart Chain, a platform for building smart contracts, has surpassed the Ethereum network for transaction volume and unique active wallets.

Binance Adds Smart Contracts to its Blockchain Platform, Moving Towards Direct Competition with Ethereum

Binance Adds Smart Contracts to its Blockchain Platform, Moving Towards Direct Competition with Ethereum

Crypto giant Binance will be adding smart contracts to its blockchain platform, Binance Chain, according to its whitepaper released today.

What are Smart Contracts and Why are They Important?

What are Smart Contracts and Why are They Important?

Since the lack of transparency puts the security of any transaction in jeopardy, this as now a problem of grave concern, so how do smart contracts solve these problems?

What Ripple Thinks of Flare Networks, as Whether Tokens Already Minted for Spark Token Airdrop Questioned

What Ripple Thinks of Flare Networks, as Whether Tokens Already Minted for Spark Token Airdrop Questioned

Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse expressed excitement for what the smart contract utility fork Flare Networks had in store.

Ontology Teams Up with Chainlink to Solve the Oracle Problem by Creating Externally Connected Smart Contracts

Ontology Teams Up with Chainlink to Solve the Oracle Problem by Creating Externally Connected Smart Contracts

In an effort to foster the Ontology network, the platform has announced its decision to collaborate with Chainlink to build data-driven smart contracts with end-to-end security and reliability, which is centered on solving what they identified as the oracle problem.

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