What is DTube? | Blockchain News

DTube is a decentralized video sharing platform founded in 2016 by Adrien Marie, and is one of the most popular decentralized alternatives to YouTube. As per the name DTube, which stands for “decentralized tube,” it is a decentralized app (Dapp) run on the Avalon blockchain, a novel social media blockchain with a delegated proof of stake consensus protocol. To immunize videos to censorship, the video files are stored in a decentralized file system (IPFS) among peers of the network – if one peer node fails, the file will flow to…

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 18, 2020

As bitcoin battles to establish a foothold above $11K and with DeFi surging on Ethereum, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup! Bitcoin is again looking to establish a foothold above $11,000 on Friday, although the technical charts are anything but stridently bullish. More than 92,000 bitcoins have been tokenized on Ethereum. Decentralized trading platform Uniswap has launched a governance token, UNI, minting 1 billion coins to be released to the public over the next four years. A minimum of 400 UNI was airdropped to everyone…

Sony Admits PS5 Could Be Its Last Console—But It’s Not All Bad News

Sony is matching the price point of the Xbox Series X at $499. According to FT’s report, Sony’s head of games said the PS5 might be its last console. Sony is making a big bet with digital games and at its digital edition is at a price disadvantage with the Xbox. Sony is launching the PS5, and it is matching the price point of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X at $499. But, when asked if the PlayStation 5 could be Sony’s last ever gaming console in a future geared toward cloud…

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 17, 2020

With bitcoin slipping with European stocks and a leaked memo about China’s blockchain plans, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup! Federal Reserve officials said Wednesday they would hold U.S. interest rates at zero and work to push inflation above 2% “for some time.”  New investors are entering the bitcoin market at a faster pace and possibly creating upward pressure on prices, on-chain data shows.  China’s state-sanctioned Blockchain-Based Service Network is finally bringing public chains to its homeland – but they will look very different.  On…

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 16, 2020

With bitcoin fighting for $11K and the first CBDC in real life, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup! With the Federal Reserve’s decision on rates due later Wednesday, bitcoin traders will be watching the U.S. dollar action. The Bahamas’ “Sand Dollar” will likely be the world’s first live central bank digital currency (CBDC) when it launches in October.  How the business analytics chief became Wall Street’s boldest bitcoin maximalist. Agencies from 48 states are expected to unveil a framework Wednesday that will simplify and consolidate…

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 15, 2020

With BTC crossing into bullish territory and a new smart contract-powered tokenized DeFi Index, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup! Bitcoin (BTC) has crossed into the bullish territory but may remain vulnerable to another sell-off in stocks. Data company DeFi Pulse and investment-minded Set Protocol have created a permissionless index of the very best DeFi tokens, called the DeFiPulse Index. Michael Saylor, the founder of MicroStrategy, said Tuesday his company has acquired an additional $175 million in bitcoin (BTC) in a single purchase. DeFi lending…

Dow Jones and Nasdaq Jump on COVID-19 Vaccine News, Stock Rally

As of midnight Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up around 300 points, or 1%, while S&P 500 futures jumped 1.2% and Nasdaq-100 futures gained 1.5%.  Last week was replete with corporate deals and positive COVID-19 vaccine news. Due to this activity, there appeared hopes battered stocks would recover and the rally began. On Monday, major market indexes rose. The S&P 500 (INDEXSP: .INX) rose 1.27%, or 42.57 points, to 3,383.54 after its worst week since June. The Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ: .IXIC) added 1.87%, or 203.11 points. As a result,…

Coinbase Censored By Apple | Blockchain News

Some features within the Coinbase app have been restricted for IOS users, sparking further discontent about the ‘pay-to-play’ model adopted by Apple. Apple Inc. has received criticism over restrictions on the Coinbase “Earn” feature that allows users to earn free cryptocurrency by watching educational videos and answering questions correctly in a quiz. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong published a string of tweets last week, giving insight into some of the struggles with Apple’s App Store and in-app purchases as the discussion around Apple’s restrictions on app functionalities evolves. Apple has prevented…

Bitcoin News Roundup for Sept. 14, 2020

As some bitcoin options traders bet on new all-time highs and another DeFi protocol is attacked, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup! The Deribit exchange has seen a spike in investors buying the $36,000 December call option despite the market placing low odds on a new record high this year.  An attacker found a way to mint unbacked iTokens that they could then redeem against other cryptos held in lending pools for DeFi lender bZx. An Iranian free trade zone is proposing locally mined cryptocurrency…

Top Trends in the Blockchain Industry for 2020 – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

Blockchain is going to revolutionize business operations across multiple industries. In another 20 – 25 years, almost everything would become tokenized and connected via a blockchain network. Undoubtedly, global research firm, Gartner, had listed Blockchain as a top strategic technology for 2020. With an impressive CAGR of 67% (2020 – 2025), the market size for Blockchain technologies is expected to reach 40 billion USD in 2025 (from 3 billion USD in 2020). The future is blockchain and hence, it is apt that we take a look at some of the…