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Hard Forks, Soft Forks, Defaults and Coercion

One of the important arguments in the blockchain space is that of whether hard forks or soft forks are the preferred protocol upgrade mechanism. The basic difference between the two is that soft forks change the rules of a protocol by strictly reducing the set of transactions that is valid, so nodes following the old rules will still get on the new chain (provided that the majority of miners/validators implements the fork), whereas hard forks allow previously invalid transactions and blocks to become valid, so clients must upgrade their clients

BTC Markets launches major cryptocurrency Immutable X (IMX)

MELBOURNE, February 12, 2024 -- BTC Markets, one of Australia’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, is proud to announce the addition of prominent cryptocurrency, Immutable X (IMX) to their platform, with the trading pair IMX/AUD launched on 7 February. This listing marks a significant expansion of the exchange’s digital currency offerings. Launched in 2018 by Australians James Ferguson, Robbie Ferguson, and Alex Connolly, Immutable X has garnered significant attention and success globally, showcasing a remarkable 455% price growth in 2023 and achieving a market cap exceeding US$2.7 billion. Recognised as a major

Revolutionizing Cricket Viewing: myco Secures digital streaming rights for HBL PSL Season 9 & 10

Dubai UAE Highlights: myco Secures PSL Streaming Rights: myco, a global blockchain-based video streaming platform, has obtained digital streaming rights for the HBL PSL Seasons 9 & 10, aiming to transform digital sports streaming. "Watch & Earn" Model: Viewers can watch HBL PSL matches in HD for free on myco and earn from the advertising revenue generated, thanks to the platform's innovative "Watch & Earn" model, which rewards viewers based on their watch time. Easy Earnings Withdrawal: Through integration with Simpaisa, myco's payment partner, users can conveniently withdraw their earnings

[Mirror] A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy

Vitalik Buterin via the Vitalik Buterin Blog This is a mirror of the post at https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/a-proof-of-stake-design-philosophy-506585978d51 Systems like Ethereum (and Bitcoin, and NXT, and Bitshares, etc) are a fundamentally new class of cryptoeconomic organisms — decentralized, jurisdictionless entities that exist entirely in cyberspace, maintained by a combination of cryptography, economics and social consensus. They are kind of like BitTorrent, but they are also not like BitTorrent, as BitTorrent has no concept of state — a distinction that turns out to be crucially important. They are sometimes described as decentralized autonomous

PPS From Durham Unveils Highly Anticipated Album “Eriaz~” and Set to Perform Live at Coast2Coast in Atlanta

Durham, NC - January 27, 2024 - Renowned hip-hop artist PPS From Durham is set to take the stage at Coast2Coast in Atlanta on January 28th, 2024, to celebrate the release of his much-anticipated album, "Eriaz~." Fans and music enthusiasts alike are eagerly awaiting this momentous occasion, as PPS From Durham gears up to deliver an electrifying performance showcasing tracks from his latest project. With "Eriaz~," PPS From Durham continues to captivate audiences with his unique blend of lyricism, storytelling, and innovative soundscapes. The album serves as a testament to

Unveiling the Inaugural Global Protocol Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of Blockchain Protocols that is Poised to Aid WEB3 Decisions

Crypto Oasis, Crypto Valley, the DLT Science Foundation and Inacta Ventures Join Forces in a Groundbreaking Initiative that Will Help Navigate the Blockchain Trilemma Highlights: The report has unprecedented transparency and clarity, granular insights, and an evolving analysis of DLT protocol attributes. It will help industry experts and novices gain foundational knowledge on DLT concepts, WEB3 ecosystem infrastructure, the evolution of the Blockchain landscape, and the role of capital, talent, infrastructure, and regulations in WEB3 innovation. The Global Protocol Report introduces a comprehensive framework for assessing the maturity of DLT

Tokens Fueling Innovation in the Dynamic Fantom DeFi Ecosystem

In the rapidly evolving realm of Defi and L1’s, the Fantom ecosystem shines as a vibrant hub for innovation. Within this dynamic landscape, various protocols play pivotal roles in sculpting the future of decentralized finance on Fantom. Each protocol brings its distinct features, vision, and potential to the forefront, propelling growth, stability, and inclusivity within the Fantom DeFi ecosystem. The most known protocol in Fantom is SpookySwap (Ticker : BOO), an EVM-compatible DEX, has been pioneered since its April 2021 launch. Endorsed by the Fantom Foundation and bolstered by community

Bitcoin, which goes hand in hand with AI technology, can we expect a continued bright outlook? 

Due to the full-scale introduction of AI technology in 2023, America's big tech companies such as Meta, Amazon, and Twitter are threatening human jobs by laying off more than 100,000 employees a year alone. In the aftermath of this, some experts say that the pace of AI development should be slowed down to prevent further harm to human jobs, but on the other hand, most experts believe that human development should proceed together in a society that coexists with AI, rather than slowing it down. There was also an opinion

Advancing Financial Inclusion AUC Coins Set to Revolutionize Retail Payments in South Africa

AUC Coins to be Added as a Payment Method for Retail in South Africa Key Highlights: Advanced Project's TIER platform enables direct AUC Coin payments at South African retailers. TIER facilitates payments for goods, services, and even municipal bills, creating a holistic ecosystem for AUC Coin usage. Africa leads the way and Advanced Project's success in South Africa serves as a beacon for wider digital asset adoption across the continent. Cape Town, South Africa – January 2024 – Advanced Project, a leading force in African blockchain innovation, is taking a