Smart contracts are coming to Bitcoin through Dfinity’s Internet Computer

Dfinity Foundation’s Internet Computer blockchain is bringing smart-contract capabilities to the Bitcoin (BTC) network, potentially opening the door to new use cases for the premier cryptocurrency. Internet Computer will utilize its so-called chain key cryptography to integrate with Bitcoin, paving the way for smart contracts with native BTC addresses that are hosted directly on Internet… Continue reading Smart contracts are coming to Bitcoin through Dfinity’s Internet Computer

Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you 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 Cardano launches smart contracts after successful hard fork After years… Continue reading Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

Over 3,000 Smart Contracts Waiting To Be Deployed On Cardano As Hoskinson Reveals Bullish Trajectory

Data in real-time shows that there are currently more than 3000 smart contracts locked in a time lock contract. Although developers cannot access them because they are currently locked, once access is granted, the market is poised to record a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The new record comes not long after the successful implementation of the Cardano… Continue reading Over 3,000 Smart Contracts Waiting To Be Deployed On Cardano As Hoskinson Reveals Bullish Trajectory

Cardano’s Rumored Smart Contract Issues And Limitations Thoroughly Debunked

Key Takeaways Cardano smart contracts testnet faced challenges on launch of first decentralized exchange (DEX) application, MinSwap. Problem has been attributed to Cardano’s novel eUTXO approach to smart contracts implementation that is facing concurrency issues. Several solutions are claimed to have been arrived at.  Supporters of Cardano counter criticisms of the blockchain and expect better… Continue reading Cardano’s Rumored Smart Contract Issues And Limitations Thoroughly Debunked

Facebook, Ray-Ban launch smart glasses — who will wear them?

Fox Business Flash top headlines for September 9 Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Seven years after the ill-fated Google Glass, and five years after Snap rolled out Spectacles, another tech giant is trying its hand at internet-connected smart glasses, hoping that this time around things might be different and people will actually wear them.… Continue reading Facebook, Ray-Ban launch smart glasses — who will wear them?

Tezos Selected To Enable Smart Contract Development For Top Swiss Banks

Three of the largest Swiss digital assets-focused financial institutions, Crypto Finance Group, InCore Bank, and Inacta have developed a new token standard for asset tokenization on the Tezos blockchain. The three, which are leading companies in blockchain-based financial services offerings in Europe, will use the token standard to support the development of innovative, compliant, and… Continue reading Tezos Selected To Enable Smart Contract Development For Top Swiss Banks

Cardano Says Smart Contracts Will Go Live in September

Key Takeaways Cardano’s team has confirmed that smart contracts are scheduled to launch on the blockchain with the Alonzo hardfork on Sep. 12. The launch will allow for DeFi, NFTs, and gaming apps to go live on Cardano. Cardano’s ADA token has surged today in anticipation for the update. It’s now the third biggest cryptocurrency… Continue reading Cardano Says Smart Contracts Will Go Live in September

Smart contract automator Gelato brings liquidity management to Zerion

Gelato Network, a protocol that automates smart contract executions on Ethereum (ETH), has integrated with DeFi aggregator Zerion to help users better manage liquidity when interacting with decentralized exchanges like Uniswap.  The partnership enables Zerion’s over 200,000 monthly active users to have their Uniswap v3 positions managed automatically, Gelato Network announced Tuesday. “With this integration,… Continue reading Smart contract automator Gelato brings liquidity management to Zerion

Afterpay sale is a smart move as the buy now, pay later field braces for an onslaught

The timing of Afterpay founders Anthony Eisen and Nick Molnar might have been marginally off but their decision to sell their buy-now-pay-later juggernaut to Jack Dorsey’s Square for $39 billion is a smart move for both the business and their personal wealth. There is usually a confluence of factors involved when the founders of successful… Continue reading Afterpay sale is a smart move as the buy now, pay later field braces for an onslaught

RSK Smart Contract Platform Products To Help Accelerate Widespread Crypto Adoption

With a full suite of DeFi-centric products, RSK, secured by the Bitcoin network, brings the best of Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains onto its layer-2 platform. RSK Prepares Support For Bitcoin Network-Based DeFi Solutions Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has been growing at breakneck speeds over the last couple of years, partly fueled by the pandemic. The sector… Continue reading RSK Smart Contract Platform Products To Help Accelerate Widespread Crypto Adoption

Binance Smart Chain’s BurgerSwap drained of $7.2M in exploit

Another decentralized finance protocol was subject to a major exploit on Friday, May 28, after $7.2 million was drained from BurgerSwap (BURGER) on Binance Smart Chain. Varying amounts of seven different cryptocurrencies were stolen amid the attack, including $3.2 million worth of BURGER tokens, $1.6 million worth of Wrapped BNB (WBNB) and $1.4 million worth… Continue reading Binance Smart Chain’s BurgerSwap drained of $7.2M in exploit

Smart motorways ARE deadlier

Official: Smart motorways ARE deadlier than regular roads as new figures suggest fatality rate is up to a THIRD higher Evidence shows fatality rates a third higher on ‘All Lane Running’ roads in 2018 Smart motorways have hard shoulder scrapped and converted into an extra lane  This means that motorists can become marooned in traffic… Continue reading Smart motorways ARE deadlier

Peter Beck-backed smart cow startup Halter raises $32m

Halter, the Auckland-based maker of a “smart collar” for fence-free dairy farming, says it has raised $32 million in a Series B round led by Australian VC firm Blackbird Ventures. The money will be used to fund expansion in Auckland and Waikato – where the company is now offering “live demos” for farmers who want… Continue reading Peter Beck-backed smart cow startup Halter raises $32m

Peter Beck-backed smart cow startup Halter raises $32m

Halter, the Auckland-based maker of a “smart collar” for fence-free dairy farming, says it has raised $32 million in a Series B round led by Australian VC firm Blackbird Ventures. The money will be used to fund expansion in Auckland and Waikato – where the company is now offering “live demos” for farmers who want… Continue reading Peter Beck-backed smart cow startup Halter raises $32m

Kristin Smart case: Paul Flores, prime suspect, arrested nearly 25 years after her disappearance, reports say

Fox News Flash top headlines for April 13 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Paul Flores, the man named as the prime suspect in the 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart, was arrested early Tuesday in California, according to reports. Flores was taken into custody by… Continue reading Kristin Smart case: Paul Flores, prime suspect, arrested nearly 25 years after her disappearance, reports say

Binance Smart Chain Daily Transaction Count Hits New High of 3.9M

Binance Smart Chain’s Highest Daily Transaction Count Exceeds that of Ethereum by a Factor of 2.77x For comparison purposes, the highest number of daily transactions on the Ethereum blockchain currently stands at 1,406,016. According to EtherScan.io, this achievement was achieved on September 17th, 2020. Doing the math, the current peak value of daily transactions on… Continue reading Binance Smart Chain Daily Transaction Count Hits New High of 3.9M

Witness from Ben Smart and Olivia Hope murder mystery dies suddenly

A key witness from the trial of convicted murderer Scott Watson has reportedly died in a suspected suicide. Furneaux Lodge worker Guy Wallace was one of the last people to see Ben Smart, 21, and Olivia Hope, 17, alive on New Year’s Eve 1997 after dropping them at a boat. He gave evidence of another… Continue reading Witness from Ben Smart and Olivia Hope murder mystery dies suddenly

Binance Smart Chain ‘copykat’ project loses $31 million in possible rugpull

At roughly 9 am UTC today Meerkat, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol on Binance’s smart contract platform, lost $31 million worth of BNB tokens. While the team initially claimed that they had been the victim of an exploit, they have since deleted all social channels, and due to the nature of the exploit some believe… Continue reading Binance Smart Chain ‘copykat’ project loses $31 million in possible rugpull

'Smart motorway' death toll hits record high

‘Smart motorway’ death toll hits record high with 14 people killed on stretches with no hard shoulder in 2019 Figures from Stats-19 accident database showed a rise in number of fatalities There were 14 fatalities on smart motorways in 2019 and 11 deaths in 2018  Comes as Highways England referred to the Crown Prosecution Service… Continue reading 'Smart motorway' death toll hits record high

Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Processes 1.65 Million Transactions, Flips Ethereum

The Binance Smart Chain (BSC)—an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible smart contracting platform launched by the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, processed more transactions than Ethereum on Feb 9, explorer data on Feb 10 reveals. The Binance Smart Chain versus Ethereum Race BSC describes itself as a dual-architecture aiming to empower users to build dApps and… Continue reading Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Processes 1.65 Million Transactions, Flips Ethereum

Litecoin Smart Contracts Through Flare

The Flare Network announced that they will be integrating Litecoin smart contracts through its platform. This is expected to allow the LTC cryptocurrency trustlessly on Flare using Ethereum-style smart contracts. Litecoin smart contracts will give interoperability and composability to Litecoin.  Litecoin Smart Contracts Through the Flare Network The Flare Network announced a few hours ago… Continue reading Litecoin Smart Contracts Through Flare

Tezos upgrade reduces smart contract fees by 75% to attract DeFi

Top-20 crypto asset by market cap Tezos (XTZ) has successfully completed its latest upgrade, “Delphi,” which aims to reduce smart contract gas fees by 75% to attract decentralized finance (DeFi) developers to build on top of its blockchain. Delphi was proposed on Sept. 3. It’s a joint undertaking from Nomadic Labs, Metastatic, and Gabriel Algour… Continue reading Tezos upgrade reduces smart contract fees by 75% to attract DeFi