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Firefox Quantum incorporates privacy toggle for protection against cryptojacking

As per Mozilla’s blog post, Firefox Quantum, the latest version of the open-source internet browser has reportedly incorporated privacy toggle for protection against crypto-jacking. As per news, Mozilla purportedly warned its users earlier about crypto-jacking, websites that can deploy scripts that launch a crypto miner on a user’s machine without them being aware of it. However, users can now reportedly toggle an opt-in feature that purportedly blocks potential-cryptojackers from taking advantage of spare computing power for crypto mining, reported Cointelegraph.

Monero is a modern way of exchange and this crypto currency is a convenient means of payment in the financial and web markets

Harry Halpin: Monero and Zcoin are ‘privatizing the blockchain’

The privacy-oriented coin, Monero and its fundamental features viz ring signatures, ring confidential transactions and stealth addresses have reportedly received acclaim in the past. As per new, however, Harry Halpin, CEO of Nym technologies alleged Monero and Zcash for “privatizing the blockchain” as a whole, with sensitive data easily viewable to fraudulent entities. Further to the accusation, Nym technologies have added Tor, started as a Navy research project as a solution with claims of being better than Monero and Zcash to conceal sensitive data on its platform, reported AMBCrypto.

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Blockchain adoption spree: Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has filed for over 200 blockchain patents

As per the local news, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has reportedly applied for over 200 blockchain-related patents followed by its competitor Alibaba which has purportedly applied for a total of 262 blockchain patents at press time. Furthermore, Chinese internet titans Tencent and Baidu have reportedly applied for 80 and 50 blockchain-related patents, respectively. As per reports, China is purportedly referred to as the global forerunner in blockchain applications, with 4,435 blockchain patent applications filed from 2013 to 2018, China accounts for 48 per cent of global blockchain filings.

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Block.one deploys the EOSIO Explorer interface to ‘improve developer experience’

Block.one subsidiary EOSIO Labs, had reportedly deployed a web-based graphical user interface, the EOSIO Explorer on 21st May. As per the blog post, the interface was designed to help better the overall developer experience with reference to ‘interaction and monitoring’ on the EOS apps and networks during the development stage. Furthermore, the interface purportedly claims to reduce time spent on developing apps, while also making EOSIO smart contract development more accessible to a wider spectrum of developers, reported blokt.

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Austria-based fibre producer Lenzing to integrate blockchain tech for tracking supply chain

Lenzing, a major fibre producer in Austria reportedly announced to launch a blockchain-powered logistical solution for implementing transparency in its fibre supply chain. As per news, the Austrian fibre manufacturer has reportedly partnered with Hong-Kong-based blockchain firm TextileGenesis for integrating the tech to its fibre business TENCEL. Furthermore, Lenzing is looking forward to the launch of its supply chain traceability platform in 2020, while conducting test runs along with all the involved chain participants, reported Cointelegraph.

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OmiseGo unveils its newest version of the OMG network Samrong

Crypto payments processor and exchange, OmiseGo has reportedly launched its second version of the OMG network called Samrong. As per the news, the launched project has purportedly undergone some significant modifications with respect to Plasma smart contracts. As per reports, the project is built on Ari’s Minimum Viable Plasma [MVP], however, runs a More Viable Plasma, which purportedly increases the functionality of the network.

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Enterprise BaaS provider Dragonchain awarded with a patent for blockchain-powered loyalty system

An enterprise Blockchain-as-a-Service [BaaS] provider, Dragonchain was reportedly awarded a patent for a loyalty system that enables tracking and monetization of time on the blockchain. As per reports, the patent titled ‘security systems and methods based on cryptographic utility token inventory tenure’, suggests a new method for developing a time-based value system on a blockchain. Furthermore, the system’s time-based scores denoted using a value dubbed as “Dragon Days of Slumber Score” [DDSS], reportedly shares similarities with Proof-of-Elapsed-Time consensus [PoET], as reported by CryptoSlate.

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White hat hackers earn $32,000 for pointing out security loopholes

As per news, white hat hackers have reportedly earned about $32,000 in bounties for pointing out security loopholes in cryptocurrency and blockchain project within the last two months. As per reports, the lump sum of over $30,000 was purportedly distributed from 28th March to 16th May by 15 firms while being documented in 30 bug reports. Moreover, EOS company Block.one and blockchain startup Aeternity have reportedly issued $10,000 individual rewards within this time span, reported Cointelegraph.

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The People’s Bank of China [PBoC] eyeing blockchain-based Chinese Yuan [CNY]

The Chinese government has reportedly been studying the Blockchain technology for determining the tech’s immutable nature as conducive for the use of streamlined routine business processes. As per reports, the authorities have purportedly expressed their concerns regarding the illicit use of cryptos, which could potentially disrupt the country’s $12 trillion-economy by facilitating capital flight. Meanwhile, the People’s Bank of China has purportedly been conducting research to determine the feasibility of a blockchain-based Chinese Yuan [CNY] since 2014, reported CryptoGlobe.

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BTC.Top estimated to control over 51% of Bitcoin Cash [BCH]’s hashrate

As per news, popular cryptocurrency mining pool BTC.Top has purportedly hit a high of 54 per cent of Bitcoin Cash [BCH]’s hashrate, however, giving rise to users concerns regarding manipulation. As per Coin.Dance, the mining pool reportedly succeeded in mining over 54 per cent of blocks on the BCH network, before witnessing a dip in hashrate. As per reports, BTC.Top mined 47 per cent of blocks on the network in the 24-hour timeframe.

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Firefox Quantum incorporates privacy toggle for protection against cryptojacking

As per Mozilla’s blog post, Firefox Quantum, the latest version of the open-source internet browser has reportedly incorporated privacy toggle for protection against crypto-jacking. As per news, Mozilla purportedly warned its users earlier about crypto-jacking, websites that can deploy scripts that launch a crypto miner on a user’s machine without them being aware of it. However, users can now reportedly toggle an opt-in feature that purportedly blocks potential-cryptojackers from taking advantage of spare computing power for crypto mining, reported Cointelegraph.

Monero is a modern way of exchange and this crypto currency is a convenient means of payment in the financial and web markets

Harry Halpin: Monero and Zcoin are ‘privatizing the blockchain’

The privacy-oriented coin, Monero and its fundamental features viz ring signatures, ring confidential transactions and stealth addresses have reportedly received acclaim in the past. As per new, however, Harry Halpin, CEO of Nym technologies alleged Monero and Zcash for “privatizing the blockchain” as a whole, with sensitive data easily viewable to fraudulent entities. Further to the accusation, Nym technologies have added Tor, started as a Navy research project as a solution with claims of being better than Monero and Zcash to conceal sensitive data on its platform, reported AMBCrypto.

China_blockchain_forerunner

Blockchain adoption spree: Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has filed for over 200 blockchain patents

As per the local news, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has reportedly applied for over 200 blockchain-related patents followed by its competitor Alibaba which has purportedly applied for a total of 262 blockchain patents at press time. Furthermore, Chinese internet titans Tencent and Baidu have reportedly applied for 80 and 50 blockchain-related patents, respectively. As per reports, China is purportedly referred to as the global forerunner in blockchain applications, with 4,435 blockchain patent applications filed from 2013 to 2018, China accounts for 48 per cent of global blockchain filings.

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Block.one deploys the EOSIO Explorer interface to ‘improve developer experience’

Block.one subsidiary EOSIO Labs, had reportedly deployed a web-based graphical user interface, the EOSIO Explorer on 21st May. As per the blog post, the interface was designed to help better the overall developer experience with reference to ‘interaction and monitoring’ on the EOS apps and networks during the development stage. Furthermore, the interface purportedly claims to reduce time spent on developing apps, while also making EOSIO smart contract development more accessible to a wider spectrum of developers, reported blokt.

🔗blokt
Lencing_blockchain_tracking

Austria-based fibre producer Lenzing to integrate blockchain tech for tracking supply chain

Lenzing, a major fibre producer in Austria reportedly announced to launch a blockchain-powered logistical solution for implementing transparency in its fibre supply chain. As per news, the Austrian fibre manufacturer has reportedly partnered with Hong-Kong-based blockchain firm TextileGenesis for integrating the tech to its fibre business TENCEL. Furthermore, Lenzing is looking forward to the launch of its supply chain traceability platform in 2020, while conducting test runs along with all the involved chain participants, reported Cointelegraph.

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OmiseGo unveils its newest version of the OMG network Samrong

Crypto payments processor and exchange, OmiseGo has reportedly launched its second version of the OMG network called Samrong. As per the news, the launched project has purportedly undergone some significant modifications with respect to Plasma smart contracts. As per reports, the project is built on Ari’s Minimum Viable Plasma [MVP], however, runs a More Viable Plasma, which purportedly increases the functionality of the network.

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Enterprise BaaS provider Dragonchain awarded with a patent for blockchain-powered loyalty system

An enterprise Blockchain-as-a-Service [BaaS] provider, Dragonchain was reportedly awarded a patent for a loyalty system that enables tracking and monetization of time on the blockchain. As per reports, the patent titled ‘security systems and methods based on cryptographic utility token inventory tenure’, suggests a new method for developing a time-based value system on a blockchain. Furthermore, the system’s time-based scores denoted using a value dubbed as “Dragon Days of Slumber Score” [DDSS], reportedly shares similarities with Proof-of-Elapsed-Time consensus [PoET], as reported by CryptoSlate.

White_hat_hack

White hat hackers earn $32,000 for pointing out security loopholes

As per news, white hat hackers have reportedly earned about $32,000 in bounties for pointing out security loopholes in cryptocurrency and blockchain project within the last two months. As per reports, the lump sum of over $30,000 was purportedly distributed from 28th March to 16th May by 15 firms while being documented in 30 bug reports. Moreover, EOS company Block.one and blockchain startup Aeternity have reportedly issued $10,000 individual rewards within this time span, reported Cointelegraph.

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The People’s Bank of China [PBoC] eyeing blockchain-based Chinese Yuan [CNY]

The Chinese government has reportedly been studying the Blockchain technology for determining the tech’s immutable nature as conducive for the use of streamlined routine business processes. As per reports, the authorities have purportedly expressed their concerns regarding the illicit use of cryptos, which could potentially disrupt the country’s $12 trillion-economy by facilitating capital flight. Meanwhile, the People’s Bank of China has purportedly been conducting research to determine the feasibility of a blockchain-based Chinese Yuan [CNY] since 2014, reported CryptoGlobe.

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BTC.Top estimated to control over 51% of Bitcoin Cash [BCH]’s hashrate

As per news, popular cryptocurrency mining pool BTC.Top has purportedly hit a high of 54 per cent of Bitcoin Cash [BCH]’s hashrate, however, giving rise to users concerns regarding manipulation. As per Coin.Dance, the mining pool reportedly succeeded in mining over 54 per cent of blocks on the BCH network, before witnessing a dip in hashrate. As per reports, BTC.Top mined 47 per cent of blocks on the network in the 24-hour timeframe.

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