Top Crypto Releases to Be Aware of at the End of October '18

If you follow tech updates, then you may pay attention to Vexanium, Singular DTV, Nano and Zcash

Vexanium (VEX) — Mainnet announcement is scheduled for October 25

The announcement will be available on the company’s Youtube chanel.

SingularDTV will release the documental film ‘Trust Machine: The Story Of Blockchain’ on October 26

Here’s the first teaser trailer for Alex Winter documentary narrated by Rosario Dawson.

The film explores the global evolution of blockchain technology and questions why it is both condemned and lauded by different major organizations and whether it is merely a bubble about to burst.

Nano (NANO) — Epoch Blocks will go live on October 27

Zcash (ZEC) — Sapling upgrade is scheduled for October 28

Zcash 2.0.0, the first Sapling-compatible version of the Zcash node software release is scheduled for 28 October, 2018. Sapling is a network upgrade that introduces significant efficiency improvements for shielded transactions that will pave the way for broad mobile, exchange and vendor adoption of Zcash shielded addresses.

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Cardano [ADA] surges into top-10; overtakes Tron [TRX] on the back of mainnet release

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