Top crypto releases to watch at the end of August '18

Top crypto releases to watch at the end of August '18

If you follow tech updates, then you may pay attention to LISK, TRON, Einsteinium, Bytecoin and Cardano

LISK (LSK): Lisk Core 1.0 hits Mainnet

August, 29

Lisk Core 1.0 comes with new API design, a new P2P communication layer, and a number of additional features. It also includes atomic block writes, structured test suites and code migrated to JavaScript ES6. The release will take place at 6,901,027 block height.

TRON (TRX): Mainnet completes upgrade, Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) goes live

August, 30

TVM is completely compatible with Ethereum. TRON will provide a sandbox for the community to test the VM and find bugs. The TRON team seeks to create a more efficient and affordable VM within a robust ecosystem.

Einsteinium (EMC2): Lightning Network is live on Mainnet

End of August

The LN upgrade is only one out of a series of planned EMC2 improvements including the introduction of masternodes and an ethash change.

Bytecoin (BCN) — Bytecoin’s hardfork

August, 31

Originally planned to take place earlier, the hardfork was rescheduled to August, 31 due to vulnerabilities discovered on May 8-10. The hardfork will bring updated consensus, better performance, and a new dynamic fee system.

Cardano (ADA): Release of Cardano 1.3

August, 31

Cardano 1.3 upgrade includes network enhancements, code refactoring, and enhancements to Daedalus. The underlying code and memory utilization will have been refined. This means an approximate 5x reduction in memory usage. Internal benchmarks will go from 1.2 GB to 200 MB on the Mac client.

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