Author Bio:

Dr. Stefan Beyer is editor-at-large at BlockTelegraph and a Blockchain consultant and smart contract auditor. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science and obtained a Ph.D. in 2004 from the same university with the title “Dynamic Configuration of Embedded Operating Systems”. Since then he has worked in computer science research in distributed systems, fault tolerance, ubiquitous computing and cyber security. He is currently working as head of research and development for a medium-sized cyber security company in Spain.


BitBay Offers up a “Rolling Peg” as a Next Step for Stable Coins

We recently discussed stablecoins as a cryptoeconomic primitive that may prove the key to cryptocurrency adoption. Stablecoins, by definition, are aimed at being as stable as possible. This is usually achieved by pegging the value to a fiat asset, such as the US Dollar.

The cryptocurrency exchange BitBay adds to the stablecoin offering by introducing their own pegged coin. In contrast to other attempts at stablecoins, BitBay promises to return power over coin value to the user.

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Citizens Reserve Looking to Blockchain for Supply Chain Solution

Readers of textbooks on enterprise blockchain solutions will be aware that supply chain management is probably the most talked about use-case for distributed ledger systems in the corporate world. Many companies and enterprise consortiums have announced blockchain-based supply chain pilots and proofs-of-concept, but, as with many real-world enterprise applications, full-scale production systems are currently works in progress at best.

High-tech startup Citizens Reserve is planning to change this with their just-announced SUKU platform.   


Wormhole SDK Allows Tokens to Be Created on Bitcoin Cash

Since the early days of Bitcoin, people have tried to use the underlying blockchain for other applications, such as alternative assets. This is possible due to the OP_RETURN instruction of the Bitcoin virtual machine, which allows storing arbitrary data on the blockchain. has just made representing assets on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain much easier by launching the Wormhole SDK, a developer framework for creating tokens on Bitcoin Cash.

DeepBrain Chain is Looking to Marry Blockchain Tech with Artificial Intelligence

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been described as a match made in heaven. The idea of the blockchain hosting trusted data and AI marketplaces has been suggested by a number of projects. Whilst the concept behind this seems solid, projects still have to deliver. This is about to change with DeepBrain Chain’s announcement of the imminent launch of its AI Training Network.

Accidental MetaMask Ban from Google Chrome Highlights Wallet Security Issues

A couple of days ago the popular wallet and in-browser Ethereum gateway MetaMask was accidentally removed from Google’s Chrome store. The incident left users being re-directed to an imposter version of the software. Luckily, the Ethereum community was quick in detecting the problem and the situation was resolved within six hours.

However, this was just another in a series of incidents highlighting the fact that wallet security and private key management is a weak link in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.


What Blockchain Needs Right Now: Part One – Scalability

Blockchain Technology has changed a lot since Bitcoin got the ball rolling in 2008. However, we have been promised mass adoption for a while now and this “revolution” is happening rather slowly.

There are many reasons for this, but some are more obvious than others. In this article series, we will look at three important innovations the blockchain ecosystem needs in order to succeed.

Let’s start with Scalability.

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