The offering is simple: a $15 per month virtual machine that users can spin up and run instantly on the Cloud Platform. The software, available here, allows users to ;develop and deploy their own smart contracts from the ready to use GCP VM featuring Qtum core, soldity, solar (smart contract deployment tool) and Qmix web IDE.;The key, according of CIO Miguel Palencia, is simplicity.
The National Council of Clerks (NCC) project has already undergone tests involving four court clerks and IT providers, IBM said Thursday, and the system is planned to go into full scale production in the first half of 2019. The goal is to allow clerks in commercial courts who maintain the country;s Register of Commerce and Companies do their job better and faster.The clerks will use the system to share regulatory information about the difficulties companies experience, as well as changes in their status, like a change of court office in which a company is registered, name changes, and new branch office openings. When this information needs to be updated, the process can involve multiple regions, so that local registries need to coordinate, and here is where the "single source of truth " afforded by blockchain tech can help.
Announcing the news in a blog post on Wednesday, the San Francisco based cryptocurrency exchange said the trade occurred after its Custody service had been ;directly integrated; with the OTC desk at Coinbase Pro.The news, it said, was a "major unlock " for its clients as it marked the availability of "immediate " liquidity. Previously, a trader would have to withdraw assets from cold storage where the private keys are kept on a device not connected to the internet to a "hot, " or online, wallet at a trading platform in order to execute a trade. Market conditions can change quickly in the time it takes to do all this (24 to 48 hours just for the withdrawal part).
As reported by industry website Coindesk, Buterin has argued client and wallet developers should charge ”1 gwei gas ” fee for transactions sent through their wallets.
The Constantinople hard fork, a planned two part upgrade to the world;s second largest cryptocurrency, is scheduled to occur once block 7,280,000 on the ethereum blockchain is mined. At the time of writing, ether s block height is 7,272,826, meaning the fork should occur in the next 24 to 48 hours, given that roughly 4,200 blocks have been mined per day for the past two weeks.However, the change could draw the interest of more than just developers and users, as historical data shows ether price volatility tends to spike hours before a software upgrade.
The price of Bitcoin is up 1% and holding at about $3,858, according to the data from Coin360. Meanwhile, Ethereum is down 0.3% at $136.90, and XRP is up 5% at $0.32978, at time of publishing, holding onto gains following yesterday s listing on Coinbase Pro.New analysis from CoinDesk shows short duration technical indicators are turning bearish and a break below $3,700 could yield deeper losses. A number of technical analysts are also turning bearish on Ethereum in the short term, as the platform s big Constantinople upgrade approaches.
Right now, the plan for CasperLabs is to support the majority of the research that Zamfir performs on PoS so that they can release a fully decentralized, sharded and scalable next generation blockchain. Zamfir added, in a discussion with CoinDesk, that he will be responsible for producing protocol specifications that support the CasperLabs team to help them understand the technology employed. Zamfir will not be taking on the coding of the blockchain however, as his role is purely for research purposes.So far, PoS has not really been involved in large scale testing. It is one of the many consensus models for cryptocurrency to eliminate the need to use proof of work mining, which involves solving a computational puzzle. Within the model, there are two designs that lead the way for implementation, and one of those was designed by Zamfir called Casper Correct by Construction (CBC).
Ranked 16th by market capitalization on CoinMarketCap, 1 MKR was valued at 4.6 ETH on Feb. 14 the highest level since Oct. 8 and was last valued at 4.37 ETH. The pullback is likely associated with profit taking following a jump to 129 day highs.MakerDAO is a smart contract platform on the ethereum blockchain, backing the value of DAI (DAI) - it 's native stablecoin, which is backed by ether and is soft pegged to 1 USD through a system of Collateralized Debt Positions (CDP). This loan payment system uses ethereum 's ether (ETH) token as collateral, necessary for the governance of DAI throughout the Maker ecosystem.
In 2018, the ethereum network has been hobbled by delayed protocol upgrades, ICO boom hangover and the overall crypto winter.
There are many other changes that the ETC community is moving along right now to try and adapt to a greater reach for the marketplace. Right now, the Crypto Economics Explorer shows as only having 1% of network activity that Bitcoin shows, with only three times that amount of GitHub developer benchmarks.Edilson Osorio Junior, a Brazilian entrepreneur that also acts as the CEO of OriginalMy, spoke with CoinDesk on the addition, saying it will be easier for this blockchain voting startup to look for certain information. He added,
Announced today, Big Blue is joined in this effort by Aetna (acquired last November by pharmacy and health plan provider CVS Health), health plan provider Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (the largest customer owned health insurance provider in the U.S.) and PNC Bank. These providers combined account for close to 100 million healthcare plans.IBM said additional members will join the Health Utility Network in the coming months, including other health organizations, healthcare providers, startups, and technology companies.
That s how Hudson Jameson, developer relations for the Ethereum Foundation, described the mood in the run up to ethereum s fifth planned system wide upgrade, Constantinople.Expected to activate next Wednesday, Jan. 16, Constantinople is a type of upgrade known as a hard fork which means it needs to be unilaterally installed across all nodes in the network to function as intended.
The companies announced Tuesday that they would be logging Seagate produced drives on the IBM Blockchain Platform to block counterfeits from being utilized in data servers or otherwise distributed to end users expecting genuine products. The partnership will be used for drives intended for IBM servers to begin with.Bruce Anderson, global managing director of IBM Electronics Industry, explained that Seagate has been a trusted supplier for IBM for several years and has provided hard drives for IBM to build into server platforms over that time. As the next stage in this partnership, the two companies will ensure every hard drive in a server can be traced back to its manufacturing point.
The firm announced in a press release Tuesday that its EY Ops Chain Public Edition prototype (;with patents pending;) is the ;world;s first; implementation of zero knowledge proof (ZKP) technology for ethereum.ZKPs are a cryptographic method that allows two parties to prove that a secret is true without revealing the actual secret. In the case of cryptocurrencies and blockchains, this is most often data about transactions.
Announced Monday at Devcon4, the annual ethereum developer conference, EEA (the largest blockchain consortium, with 500 members) released its Client Specification Version 2, which lays out a certification process to ensure ethereum coders are following common standards. In addition, the EEA released the Off Chain Trusted Compute Specification Version 0.5, a way for data to be diverted from the blockchain to some off ledger trusted environment, or piped in from external sources known as oracles via a standard application programming interface (API).
First filed in September 2017 and awarded Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the patent outlines how a network of monitors connected to a blockchain platform can log events on the network, including potential intrusions. While attackers may try to hide signs of their work on one monitor, having multiple backups of that information will help ensure that such events are still logged, according to IBM."On a computer system or network, data may be monitored for many different purposes. Data monitoring may identify problems, observe conditions or track metrics by logging the events of a given computer system or network," the patent states. Securing such data is critical for a company.
In a speech at the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the U.N. on Sept. 27, Muscat raised Malta's move to set up as a "Blockchain Island" and said that the nation is the "first jurisdiction worldwide" to regulate the technology that "previously existed in a legal vacuum."As reported by CoinDesk, Malta's parliament passed three bills regarding cryptocurrencies, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) back in June.
The Federal Government's Finance Agency (OeBFA) has assigned banking giant Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB) to carry out the auction on its behalf on Oct. 2, according to a finance ministry announcement Tuesday.The bank's responsibilities will include deploying the notarization service to authenticate auction transaction data and subsequently store it on the blockchain, the agency explained.
In a conversation with Coindesk, Zamfir revealed that he coded the proof of concept with other developers including Tim Beiko and Steve Marx. But he admitted that it;s ;not even close; to being ready for prime time on the Mainnet. But what they;ve unveiled is the code that will be paramount when it comes time to integrate the game changing technology of sharding on the Ethereum blockchain.The idea of sharding is to divide the Ethereum blockchain into innumerable segments, or shards, which are able to process transactions faster and more effectively. Currently, every node in the network stores all the information. Although this has the advantage of rock solid security, it 's also very difficult. The big disadvantage associated with the current approach is that scalability is severely limited. This is where sharding comes in.
The research, released Friday by iPR Daily, a media outlet specializing in intellectual property, shows that Chinese internet giant Alibaba tops the list with a total of 90 patent applications focused on blockchain related technologies.In second place is IBM, which falls just one short of that total with 89 filings, while Mastercard occupies third place with 80 filings. Bank of America made it to fourth place, with 53 blockchain patent applications.