Tech, Week 19 ’18

Minor and major recent milestones in Top-50 coins and tokens, except for meetups and hackatons.

Cardano (ADA) signed partnership with Metaps Plus

Metaps Plus is one of the largest mobile payment platforms in South Korea with over 10 Million mobile to offline transactions across over 40,000 offline stores to date. They will use ADA 'in over 33,000 offline franchise stores and promotions partnering with named franchise who are current Metaps Plus’ partners by Q3, 2018'.

Neo (NEO) Global Capital Partners With Fenbushi Capital To Expand The Neo Ecosystem

NewEconoLabs (NEL) announced a partnership between NEO Global Capital (NGC) and Fenbushi Capital for Neo’s Name Service Project (NNS). The partnership allows users to create .neo domains that can be used instead of public keys as a receiving address when making transfers.

Lisk (LSK) has just announced its updates

A new version of Lisk Hub 0.6.0 has been released, which allows users to see the amount of Lisk they are sending in fiat and makes it easier for them to differentiate between various types of transactions, especially the delegate vote transaction part.

Nvidia Expects 2/3 Decrease In Sales To Crypto Miners In The Next Quarter

Nvidia announced that they had a successful 1st quarter in terms of sales, in part due to cryptocurrency-related sales boosting their revenues by 10%. Despite the good news, Nvidia expects that sales generated by cryptocurrency enthusiasts will decrease by over ⅔ over the 2nd quarter, which ends in 2 months.

Tron (TRX) Adds Virtual Machine TronVM V.0.1 Launch To The Schedule

Rolling out simultaneously with the launch of its independence from Ethereum’s network, a virtual machine release was announced. Justin Sun revealed that TronVM v.0.1 will be launched on May 25th. This release will ensure that all of the dAPPs that were initially built on the Tron platform based on Ethereum can seamlessly migrate their projects.

Litecoin (LTC) Now Functions In A Cross-Blockchain Decentralized Application

Blocknet has confirmed in a tweet yesterday that Litecoin (LTC) is now matching with the Blocknet protocol. This infers that LTC can now function in a cross-blockchain decentralized application (dApps).

Wanchain Progress Update —13 May 2018

Alpha Testnet Form for Wanchain 2.0 will be released in the coming days.

Cross-Border Payment Pilot Test Using Ripple Technology

Mitsubishi Corporation, MUFG Bank, Bank of Ayudhya, a Thailand-based subsidiary of MUFG Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank, today jointly announced the commencement of a pilot test for moving real funds over RippleNet, with the objective of making cross-border payments more convenient and further improving the capital efficiency of corporate groups.

Gemini Became the World’s First Licensed Zcash Exchange

Starting on Saturday, May 19th at 9:30am EDT, customers will be able to start depositing Zcash into their Gemini accounts. Trading will begin on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30am EDT. New trading pairs on Gemini: ZEC/USD, ZEC/ETH, ZEC/BTC.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) May 15th Hard Fork: Everything You Need To Know

There are three main changes: the maximum block size is being increased from 8MB to 32MB, several Bitcoin script operation code (op codes) are being added/reactivated, and the OP_RETURN data carrier size is being increased from 80 bytes to 220 bytes.

Waves Smart Contracts Arrive on the Testnet

The implementation of Waves smart contracts is scheduled to take place in two stages. First, we will see non-Turing complete contracts offering basic functionality and features. Once those are thoroughly vetted and found to be secure, the next stage will roll out. That phase will lead to fully Turing complete contracts.

Q&A with Loi Luu, Founder & CEO of Kyber Network

Loi discusses many topics including updates for 2018, some challenges with the DEX project, and advice for newcomers.

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