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Ripple Has Trademarked a PayPal-Like Payments System Called Ripplex

24 Aug 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Crypto Alphabet

Ripple Labs, Inc. has filed trademarks for two new product lines. The first trademark, Ripplex, describes a payments system that seems to be aimed at general users. Notably, the service can be used to send monetary gifts, suggesting a PayPal-like pee...

Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson Distances Himself From His Ethereum Past

13 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Alphabet

Charles Hoskinson, CEO of Cardano and IOHK, has distanced himself from Ethereum, as seen in a recent Twitter post. Hoskinson was involved in Ethereum until June 2014. He left over differences in the blockchain's business model, according to a 2018 i...

KRNC's New "Digital Dollar" Has Attracted Funding From National Science Foundation

12 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Alphabet

KRNC, a new "digital dollar" cryptocurrency, is under development. The cryptocurrency will be built on a blockchain, just like Bitcoin: What if the best parts of Bitcoin could be added to the money everyone already owns? Wouldn't that be a fairer, s...

Brave Sync Returns to Brave Browser To Offer Bookmark & History Sharing

12 Jun 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Crypto Alphabet

One Reddit user reports that Brave has re-enabled its sync feature. The feature allows users to sync data (bookmarks, history and preferences) between different browsers, including desktop and mobile browsers. Past user reports dating back to Februa...

Six Possible Reasons an Ethereum User Sent $2.5 Million In Transaction Fees to Mining Pools

11 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Alphabet

For the second time, an Ethereum user has attached a $2.5 million transaction fee to a relatively small transaction. Both were sent to mining pools. Commentators have proposed many different explanations. Programming error. If the account is scripte...

Litecoin May Introduce Limited Smart Contracts

11 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Alphabet

Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin, suggests that the blockchain could add a feature called OP_CTV in its next update: For 0.20, we are exploring adding @JeremyRubin's CTV (CheckTemplateVerify) feature as a soft fork. Check out https://utxos.org I thi...

Hackernoon Will Add Crypto Tipping Via XRP-Based Coil

11 Jun 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Crypto Alphabet

Coil will power micropayments for Hackernoon, a community-based tech blog, according to a new announcement. Hackernoon says that it has received a $1 million strategic investment from Coil, which will lead into a three year partnership. That deal wil...

Coinbase Is Exploring 18 New Cryptocurrencies and Altcoins Including VeChain and Sia

10 Jun 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Crypto Alphabet

Coinbase, a popular California-based crypto exchange, may add up to 18 new cryptocurrencies in the future. The list of coins includes Aave, Aragon, Arweave, Bancor, COMP, DigiByte, Horizen, Livepeer, NuCypher, Numeraire, KEEP Network, Origin Protocol...

EOS's Everipedia Is Moving Into DeFi With New Prediction Market

10 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Alphabet

Everipedia, a Wikipedia-like encyclopedia built on the EOS blockchain, says that it is building a more general DeFi Platform. With PredIQt, we are building an all-in-one DeFi platform for earning and investing. Everipedia will no longer be known as...

Ethereum Researchers Propose Improvements To "Gas"-Based Transaction Fees

10 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Alphabet

Ethereum researchers have proposed improved transaction fee models in a recent thread on Ethresear.ch. Right now, Ethereum uses a system called "gas" to pay for transaction fees and prioritize those transactions. There are three related proposals th...