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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

[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

[Mirror] Quadratic Arithmetic Programs: from Zero to Hero

Vitalik Buterin via the Vitalik Buterin Blog This is a mirror of the post at https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/quadratic-arithmetic-programs-from-zero-to-hero-f6d558cea649 There has been a lot of interest lately in the technology behind zk-SNARKs, and people are increasingly trying to demystify something that many have come to call "moon math" due to its perceived sheer indecipherable complexity. zk-SNARKs are indeed quite challenging to grasp, especially due to the sheer number of moving parts that need to come together for the whole thing to work, but if we break the technology down piece by piece then

Bozo.Finance. A Groundbreaking NFTxTOKEN Solution Revolutionizing Decentralized Finance.

  Bozo.Finance / Bozo Hybrid In an innovative leap forward for the DeFi space, Bozo Hybrid announces the launch of its revolutionary platform - a first-of-its-kind NFTxTOKEN hybrid that is reshaping the landscape of liquidity and asset interchangeability. The Game-Changing Innovation of Bozo HYBRID Bozo HYBRID is not just another project in the blockchain space. It represents a paradigm shift, a true DeFi 2.0 model, by integrating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with fungible tokens ($bozo tokens) to create a two-way liquidity portal. This hybrid approach is a breakthrough in the market,

Blueberry Protocol Launches High-Leverage DeFi Hub Optimized For Liquidity Access and Risk Control

[PANAMA CITY, PANAMA] January 23, 2024 – Blueberry Protocol today announces the launch of its decentralized prime brokerage terminal, delivering industry-leading Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratios of up to 20x for optimized on-chain trading and yield strategies. Blueberry is the first protocol to enable decentralized access to generalized leverage models with leverage on Ethereum and offers an increasing value opportunity with more sophisticated security management and higher leverage than traditional prime brokerage. By merging innovative and transparent risk management instruments with an advanced leverage architecture, Blueberry aims to broaden accessibility, increase efficiency,

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

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

Unveiling the Future of Gaming: Gaming Guilds Pioneer the Transition to the Metaverse with TCG World

In a monumental leap towards the future of gaming, we are excited to announce that the world of gaming guilds is undergoing a revolutionary transformation with the advent of the metaverse. This virtual universe, composed of interconnected digital spaces, has opened the doors for gaming guilds to claim their stake in the burgeoning digital economy. With the upcoming launch of TCG World in 2024, the platform is setting the stage for this transformation. TCG World, a virtual world within the metaverse, has successfully registered over 30 gaming guilds with a

IQPay announces Lead Investor Steven Freidmutter Joins IQPay’s Advisory Board

  Johannesburg 25 October 2023 -, IQPay an innovative force in the fintech landscape, is elated to announce that Steven Freidmutter has officially joined its advisory board. Adding to this significant appointment, Freidmutter is also stepping in as the lead investor for IQPay, marking a milestone in the company's journey. Steven Freidmutter brings to IQPay an impressive track record of experience, presence and credibility. Freidmutter's journey continues to defy conventions. His recent appointment as a partner and founding advisory board member of the Boston-based VC fund Erez Capital is a

InvoiceMate Partners with the DFINITY Foundation and Migrates from Hyperledger Fabric to The Internet Computer Blockchain

  Zurich, Switzerland & Dubai, UAE. The DFINITY Foundation, a not-for-profit research and development organization based in Switzerland and a major contributor to the Internet Computer blockchain (ICP), has announced that it has partnered with InvoiceMate. InvoiceMate.tech will migrate from Hyperledger Fabric to the Internet Computer. The DFINITY Foundation will support InvoiceMate in this transition as it becomes an important part of the ICP ecosystem. InvoiceMate is a blockchain & AI-powered invoicing platform that acts as a bridge between SMEs and financing institutions. InvoiceMate leads to easier financial inclusion by