Expert Says EOS isn’t a Blockchain — Just a Distributed Database

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Blockchain testing and research company Whiteblock Inc. has released a damning verdict on EOS, describing it as a “distributed homogeneous database” masquerading as a blockchain. In a report titled “EOS: An Architectural, Performance and Economic Analysis,” the company dissects several aspects of the EOS protocol and comes to the conclusion that it suffers from a serious security deficiency as well as network performance that is significantly lower than what was claimed. Extraordinary Findings According to the report compiled by Whiteblock’s research team made up of Brent Xu,…

Stablecoin? USD-Backed Crypto Token Tether Falls 5% [Again]

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tether, or USDT, is supposed to remain “tethered” to the US Dollar, as its name implies. That’s its whole purpose as a token: it exists on exchanges as a way for traders get their profits to safety, in a sense, so they have some idea of the real fiat value of their portfolio. It was originally created by Brock Pierce, former actor and current crypto entrepreneur, and some other venture capitalists and first launched on major fiat-crypto exchange Bitfinex. At present, it is used on nearly every…

IBM Patents Blockchain System to Create ‘Trust’ Between AR Game Players, Real World Locations

Major global tech giant IBM has applied for another blockchain patent, this time aiming to deter augmented reality (AR) game players from intruding on undesirable locations. The tech firm’s latest patent document was released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, Nov. 1. In the patent, IBM, also known as Big Blue, describes a blockchain-based method and system of interactions between a AR-running mobile device and locational database in order to set and maintain safe boundaries between AR objects and real-world physical locations. According to the document,…

Why Blockchains Struggle to Gain Traction in Enterprises

Paul Brody is EY’s global innovation leader for blockchain. The views expressed are his own. The Y2K program (does anyone remember that?) came about because software developers assumed, in the early days of computing, that newer, better enterprise systems would come along very soon and that their efficient two-digit date systems would be replaced long before the year 2000 came along. There were very few CIOs in those days, and many of them would have carefully explained to those efficient software developers that if something isn’t broken, don’t fix it,…

Builders on Wall Street: Bitcoin Devs Host Lightning Hack Day

It was described as “not a normal conference.” Sure, speakers took to the podium to present their futuristic ideas – a staple at the cryptocurrency space’s many, many conferences. But the Lightning Hackday, which took place in the heart of Wall Street on October 27th and 28th, was all-in-all more of a community-led endeavor with a heavy coding twist. Throughout the two-day event, a hackathon whirred in the background. Tiny computers called Raspberry Pis dotted the tables and developers murmured amongst themselves about how to tweak the rules of the…

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD in Breakout Action

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitcoin on Sunday jumped 2.13 percent against the US Dollar as USD-pegged cryptocurrency tether (USDT) resumed its implosion. BTC/USD was in a sideways sentiment for most of the weekend trading session. The bearish trendline has capped the upside bias on multiple occasions. Nevertheless, the pair — from the past 8 hou rs to the time of this writing — has persuaded a successful breakout action, breaking the cap mentioned above and forming new intraday highs towards 6464-fiat. At the same time, CoinMarketCap.com is showing a massive drop…

Bitcoin Cash Spikes 20 Percent in the Wake of Upcoming Hard Fork Backed by Binance

  Sunday, Nov. 4: crypto markets have seen a lot movement today, with most of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing significant growth, and with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) spiking almost 21 percent by press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin Cash, the fourth top cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has grown sharply from $473 at the beginning of the day to as high as $573 as of press time, which is the highest trading point of the cryptocurrency over the past month. Trading around $420 for the most part…

Rapper T.I., Charlie Shrem Sued Over Alleged Pump-and-Dump, BTC Theft Respectively

  Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week US Rapper T.I. Sued for $5 Million After Alleged Failure of FLik Token U.S. rapper T.I. is being sued for $5 million by a group of 25 persons who have alleged that the rapper’s promotion of FLiK tokens led to a loss…

Turkish Police Arrest 11 Suspects in Alleged Hack of Cryptocurrency Wallet Accounts

The Cybercrime Department of the Turkish National Police has arrested 11 suspects in an alleged hack of crypto accounts, with victims reporting more than $80,000 in losses, major Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reported Friday, Nov. 2. According to the article, 14 individuals have reported to local prosecution authorities that their crypto wallets were hacked with their Bitcoin (BTC) transferred to other wallets. Following the complaints, the Istanbul police launched an investigation against a group of hackers that had allegedly compromised users’ emails, crypto wallets’ accounts data, and passwords. On Oct. 26,…

IBM Files Patent for Blockchain-Based AR Helper System

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn IBM has filed a patent for a blockchain-based system which will prevent players of augmented reality games entering physical spaces that are undesirable. They cite as examples “high-risk locations, culturally sensitive locations, locations marked by property owners.” Augmented reality is a technology which adds layers to physical reality. An example is Zombie GO, an AR game which places zombie in real life or perhaps the most famous example, Pokemon Go. AR can have other applications than games, however, such as displaying historical views of locations. The aim…