Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source

A bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger’s Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week, alongside a release of a demo of the technology. The project, first announced in September 2016, was designed to demonstrate how bond trading and settlement can be streamlined using...
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Bitcoin Core Roadmap Unveils Signature Optimization Plan

Bitcoin Core developers released a new technology roadmap today that charts the project’s panned transition from its current digital signature algorithm to a more advanced alternative. If implemented, the proposal would find ‘Schnorr signatures’ replacing the ECDSA signatures bitcoin uses today to sign transactions. By making...
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Ripple Prices Surge to 4-Month High

The price of XRP, the native currency on the Ripple network, surged overnight, climbing to its highest total in more than four months. XRP reached as much as $0.008288 at 10:19 UTC on CoinMarketCap, which represented a roughly 13% gain for the session and the...
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Fork Fallout? A Bitcoin Split Could Become a Legal Mess

Should the bitcoin network suddenly split into rival networks, those negatively impacted in a shake-up may be unable to turn to courts for recourse. In conversation with CoinDesk, legal experts discussed the more notable claims that have emerged amidst escalating discussions about a potential bitcoin...
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Bitcoin Unlimited Nodes Recover After Second Bug Exploit

Bitcoin Unlimited nodes that went offline following a denial-of-service attack on Tuesday are now functioning normally again, according to online data sources. The issue, the second of its kind this month, was linked to a bug in the alternative bitcoin software that left an opening for the attack,...
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Who’s Buying Bitcoin? Demand Persists Amid Fork Fears

In spite of speculation the bitcoin network could split into two separate blockchains, demand for the digital currency continued to remain strong during today’s trading session. The digital currency has mostly been trading north of $1,000 today, dipping below but rebounding shortly after, according to...
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