Top Crypto Releases to Watch (Sept 28—Oct 01 '18)

Top Crypto Releases to Watch (Sept 28—Oct 01 '18)

If you follow tech updates, then you may pay attention to Steem, EOS, Obsidian, Zcash, Einsteinium and Stellar

Steem (STEEM) — Velocity Hardfork is scheduled for September 25, 2018

One of the major changes in the Velocity Hardfork is a change from our existing Bandwidth system to a new-and-improved system based on Resource Credits (RCs).

The primary goal of the Velocity Hardfork is to change the account creation system in order to lower costs and improve the new user onboarding process.

EOS (EOS) — EOSfinex Beta will be released on September 26, 2018

EOSfinex is a high-performance, decentralised exchange built on EOS.io. technology. A beta version of EOSfinex will be unveiling at Blockchain Live in London, September 26th.

EOSfinex will facilitate a highly-scalable network of peer-to-peer value exchange, unconstrained by borders and built around a foundation of transparency, speed and integrity.

Bitfinex blog

Obsidian (ODIN) — ODIN wallet will be released on September 28, 2018

Zcash (ZEC) — Network Upgrade 1 is planned for September 30, 2018

Sapling will activate the Sapling protocol update, bringing orders of magnitude improvements in both time and memory to shielded transaction, making mobile wallet support feasible. Additionally, Sapling will rely on the Powers of Tau open-participation parameter setup, largely mitigating concerns about the parameter setup risks for zkSNARK applications (including other applications outside of Zcash).

Einsteinium (EMC2) — Fork to new EThash Algo is scheduled for September 29—30, 2018

EMC2 will fork by changing the mining algorithm from Script to EThash in Q3/2018. Holders of EMC2 will get new coins in 1:1 ratio.

Stellar (XLM) — Lightning Network Beta Release is scheduled for October 1, 2018

State channels on Stellar livenet + Lightning Network beta.

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