EOS Community Is Challenged After Node Announces Financial Rewards for Votes

This week, the EOS blockchain protocol angered decentralization proponents yet another time. Specifically, Starteos, one of EOS’ officially sanctioned Block Producers (BPs), appeared to publically offer its token holders financial rewards in return for their votes. Starteos’ vote-buying tendencies seem to fall in line with previous scandals centring around EOS: This year, the blockchain protocol reversed previously confirmed transactions and started an internal investigation after Huobi, its other BP, was accused of running a corruption scheme, among other things.   Brief introduction to EOS and its key features EOS.io is…

Blockstream Releases Full Node Access, Wallet, Block Explorer for Liquid

Blockstream has released a full node and wallet client for its newly released Liquid, along with a fresh-out-the-box block explorer to monitor transactions and other data on the sidechain. With a mission to establish “an inter-exchange settlement network,” Liquid was launched last month. The platform is a sidechain built out of Bitcoin’s mainnet that allows its users to swap bitcoin 1:1 for a token on Liquid’s sidechain (L-BTC). “Liquid is mostly for traders to move assets between exchanges or store in trading wallets ready to quickly deposit to exchanges.  The…

Blockstream Announces Full Node and Wallet for Liquid Bitcoin

Blockstream, a company focusing on the development of Bitcoin technologies announced on November 6, 2018, that its Liquid Bitcoin sidechain was made available. Blockstream’s Bitcoin Push Blockstream launched the Liquid Network on October 10, 2018, as the world’s first production Bitcoin sidechain. Now Blockstream has announced its Liquid full node binary and source code was ready and made available to all users. With this release, any user can now operate a full node in the P2P Liquid Network enabling them to trustlessly self-validate the chain. The release includes new utilities that…

A Blockchain in a SNARK, a Full Node in a Browser

Coda’s State Explorer: A Blockchain in a SNARK, a Full Node in a Browser October 3, 2018 by William Peaster This week, the Coda Protocol team unveiled a Coda testnet state explorer capable of running full nodes in users’ browsers thanks to the network compressing its entire blockchain in a zk-SNARK proof. The dynamic bodes well for a blockchain future wherein scalability need not come at the expense of decentralization. Also see: BitMEX: ICO Firms Have Sold Three Quarters of Ether Raised Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube channel for great videos featuring industry…

Developers Unveil Two New Bitcoin Cash Full Node Clients Written in Go

The creators of the counterparty.cash protocol and Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia have announced two separate Bitcoin Cash full node clients written in the programming language Go (golang) — Gocoin-cash and Bchd (gcash).   Also Read: BCH Roundup: Markets and Developments Leap Ahead This Week Gocoin-cash: A Full Bitcoin Cash Solution Written in Go Language The Bitcoin Cash network has a lot of full node clients which include Bitcoin ABC, Unlimited, Bcash, Parity Cash, XT, SV, and the Bitprim implementation. Some of the clients are written in the original C++ programming language Satoshi used when the…

Lightning Ramp and Casa Join Hands to Develop the Casa Lightning Node

The team behind Lightning Ramp, a system that provides customers with faster bitcoin payments, has joined forces with Casa, a “be-your-own-bank” product that provides users with a multi-signature, multi-hardware device and multi-location wallet designed, to offer top-notch security against attacks and theft. Together, both ventures are working to create the Casa Lightning Node, a platform designed to solve many problems associated with Lightning Ramp. Debuting in February 2018, the Lightning Ramp was built to help exchanges connect with the Lightning Network, thereby giving millions of customers access to speedy Bitcoin…

Bitcoin.org Owner Announces the ‘Cobra Client’ BCH Node Software

Just when you thought things couldn’t get weirder in the cryptocurrency space, one of the most untrusted characters within the Bitcoin community has announced the launch of a new full node Bitcoin Cash client. The notorious owner of the website Bitcoin.org, Cobra Bitcoin, has revealed what he calls the ‘Cobra Client,’ a Bitcoin Cash full node implementation that aims to be ready before the hard fork scheduled for November 15. Also Read: A Look at Two More Bitcoin Cash Token Projects in the Works The Controversial Cobra Bitcoin Discusses Consensus Failure…