Less Than 1.5 Million People Used dApps in 2018

According to a report from Dapp.com, dApps had about 1.5 million users over the course of 2018, the first full year they were measured. The most active dApp category across platforms was gaming, followed by betting. Of the 1.5 million total users of dApps across platforms, nearly 800,000 were on Ethereum. The Ethereum dApp ecosystem

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Netflix of Blockchain: MTonomy Brings Streaming Video to Ethereum

CCN had a chance to talk to Arjun Mendhi of MTonomy. MTonomy is a Netflix, Google Play, or Amazon Prime experience for Ethereum users. Based in Cambridge, MTonomy went live this week. Part of their team come from the MIT Media lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, which a number of famous Bitcoin developers have worked through,

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Decentralized AI Network SingularityNET Launches Developer Portal

Artificial Intelligence (AI) network SingularityNET has unveiled a developer portal that will “enable developers to discover, learn and adopt” the first decentralized artificial intelligence network in the world. We just launched the SingularityNET Developer Portal! With the roll-out of the SingularityNET Developer Portal, we hope to significantly expand our technical reach and reaffirm our commitment

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Op-Ed: Defrauded Municipalities Demonstrate Use Case For Smart Contracts

In June, Galveston County (Texas) discovered that it had paid over $525,000 to someone it didn’t owe money to, a scam artist posing as a representative of a firm doing work for the county. The author contends this would be nearly impossible in a system of smart contracts described herein. The scammer used social engineering

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Wanchain 3.0 Adds Loopring Enabling On-Chain Decentralized Trading

Wanchain and Loopring today announced that Loopring, a protocol atop which decentralized exchanges trading platforms can be built, is live on the Wanchain network. Decentralized trading platforms took a hit earlier this year when Zachary Coburn of EtherDelta was charged with offering unregistered securities. The exchange was by and large considered decentralized because all trades

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Waves Surges into Top 20 Coins as Wider Crypto Market Stumbles

Since the end of November, the Waves coin (WAVES) has bucked a market trend and risen in price by over 150%. The cryptocurrency has not only risen to a price, at the time of writing, of $2.49 per coin but as bitcoin price falls, WAVES value against bitcoin (BTC) is also growing. The Waves cryptocurrency

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Tron DApp Usage Jumps 48% — More Than 1 Million Transactions Last Week

The TRON Foundation launched its TRC20 exchange this week. It is a place for people to exchange tokens issued on the TRON platform. The TRC20 exchange is located at TRX.market. The TRC10 token exchange is still on Tronscan, the primary block explorer and information service for the Tron ecosystem. TRC20 and TRC10 tokens can be

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Former Ernst & Young Analyst Disillusioned by the Blockchain

A recent article in Barron’s describes Angus Champion de Crespigny, who spent ten years at professional services firm Ernst and Young and led the blockchain financial services division for years and was the subject of the article entitled “This Blockchain Believer Turned Heretic Is Still Bullish On Bitcoin,” as a “major skeptic.” Champion de Crespigny describes

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How Crypto Social Network Minds is Using Ad Buys to Create a ‘Semi-Stablecoin’

All the talk about stablecoins has people re-examining the actual value of crypto tokens and the associated markets. The discussion is particularly relevant during a bear assault on the whole crypto market, like the one we’re seeing now. Frequent Bitcoin commentator and Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer believes there is a distinct difference between a

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Telegram’s $1.7 Billion Cryptocurrency is 70% Complete: Report

An investor update from September pegged completion of the Telegram Open Network — the social media giant’s long-anticipated cryptocurrency project — at 70 percent. Perhaps the most notable element of the report, which was leaked on LinkedIn and had not previously been publicly available, is that the virtual machine (similar in nature to the Ethereum

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