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XinFin upgrades web browser based smart contract development app

XinFin, a blockchain architecture that combines the best features of Bitcoin, Quorum and Ethereum, has announced upgrades for XinFin Remix, a web browser-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that allows users to write Solidity smart contracts and compile, deploy and run those smart contracts on the XinFin Blockchain Network. In the upgraded version, everything in Remix […] CryptoNinjas: XinFin upgrades web browser based smart contract development app
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Smart Contract Platform RSK Unveils $200k Developer Incentivization Program

Bitcoin smart contracting platform RSK has announced details of a Grants Program to encourage decentralized application (dApp) development. A fund of $200,000 will be made available, with developers invited to submit their ideas for consideration. Big Ambitions, Major Incentives The first smart contract platform secured by the Bitcoin network, RSK, enables developers to import, create, and deploy EVM based dApps. The RSK team will be hoping the $200k carrot it has proffered will tempt intrepid developers to start building within its ecosystem. As well as offering a financial incentive, the Grants Program is touting mentorship opportunities with existing RSK developers. Indeed, the application process itself includes a round of feedback after ideas are reviewed. The RSK brain trust is especially interested in software tools that level up the ecosystem, such as in-browser wallets for dApps, a starter project scaffolding tool, and a smart contract compile and deploy toolchain. Applicants have 12 months to submit their dApp ideas to the RSK team. It is hoped that the Grants Program convinces more developers to build defi applications within the Bitcoin ecosystem rather than on other blockchains, in the process benefiting from BTC’s unrivaled reputation, global adoption, liquidity, and security. Developer Programs Proliferate Over the past 12 months, an array of blockchain projects have made financial entreaties to budding dApp developers, in an effort to spur solutions that are sustainable and scalable. Square, which is headed up by Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, is also seeking to nurture Bitcoin development like RSK. In September, it allocated $100,000 to open source Bitcoin payment processor BTCPay. EOS VC, meanwhile, offers funding to those looking to develop applications within the EOS ecosystem. Hopefuls need only provide a pitch deck of their proposal highlighting the opportunity they have identified, and how it utilizes the EOSIO blockchain. The Algorand Foundation, which seeks to maximize blockchain technology by leveraging its eponymous protocol and open-source software, is another entity to have recently launched an awards program for developers. For its part, the Foundation is interested in development areas such as applications, utilities, monitoring, tooling, deployment, and libraries, with the ultimate ambition of growing the Algorand ecosystem. There are three tiers of Algo award: 20-50k for Small solutions, 50-100k for Medium, and 100-250k for Large. All of which is to say that there is a significant push on the part of blockchain projects to compel developers to get busy and begin building. The post Smart Contract Platform RSK Unveils $200k Developer Incentivization Program appeared first on CryptoPotato.
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Ethereum Istanbul may not pose problems for Maker smart contracts

Bitcoin and crypto-research firm Messari recently interviewed the COO of the Maker Foundation, Steven Becker, to discuss DSR, governance, and the upcoming Ethereum Istanbul hard fork. When asked iThe post Ethereum Istanbul may not pose problems for Maker smart contracts appeared first on AMBCrypto.
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Calvin Ayre Increases Investment in Bitcoin SV Ecosystem with Funding for sCrypt Smart Contract Venture

LONDON, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent investments have come thick and fast as the momentum builds (literally) on the BSV blockchain. BSV can now boast consistently more transactions and bigger block sizes than BTC, but don't take our word for it: https://coin.dance/. Now new venture sCrypt Inc. receives a funding boost which will bring smart contracts to the BSV blockchain: sCrypt is a high-level smart contract language which allows developers to more easily write smart contracts on Bitcoin SV, without having to ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
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New public, permissionless smart contract platform

Elastos smart contract sidechain, compatible with Ethereum VM, is now open to the public https://news.elastos.org/elastos-ethereum-sidechain-live-for-public-use/ With the next step on sight, which will be launching sidechains on demand. You can write smart contracts using any of languages that EVM understands, as well as port already existing contracts. Your dApp will be secured with Bitcoin hashrate, through merged mining. Current Elastos hashrate can be calculated here https://repl.it/@CC3/Hashrate-calculator Feel free to make use of the other pillars of the system, which is a network OS in fact. Described on the Elastos Academy website.
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Price Analysis 09/12: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, XTZ

Price Analysis 09/12: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, XTZ China could start its pilot for the central bank digital currency (CBDC) before the end of this year, according to local news outlet Caijing. The article states that the anticipated pilot project “will go out of the central bank system and enter […] Cet article Price Analysis 09/12: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, XTZ est apparu en premier sur Bitcoin Central.
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EOS Price Hit after Getting a C- in Decentralization by Weiss

Blockchain project EOS started this week on a negative note after an independent agency downgraded its rating from B to C-. Weiss Crypto Ratings published a report on December 6 wherein it demoted EOS to lower ranks over its centralization. The agency noted that just 0.01 percent of the EOS token holders control over 68 percent of the voting power on its blockchain. That allows a handful of entities to practice censorship over hundreds of thousands of EOS investors. In comparison, provable decentralized projects like Bitcoin works across 9,300 nodes to confirm and validate transactions atop its blockchain. 1/6 We’ve had great respect for work and thinking that went into the #EOS project. But the Weiss Crypto Ratings model is not based on opinion. It’s driven by data. And that data has now caused a downgrade from B to C-. Here's why (full article to be published soon): — Weiss Crypto Ratings (@WeissCrypto) December 6, 2019 EOS spent a quiet weekend but its value eventually took a toll during the Monday session. The EOS-to-dollar exchange rate was down by $0.083, or 3.02 percent, as of 1658 UTC. Against bitcoin, the cryptocurrency did relatively better, falling about 1.64 percent to trade at 359 sats. The market capitalization likewise took a plunge roughly worth $500 million to settle a low at $2.534 billion. At its December peak, it was $2.613 billion. Ascending Channel The latest move downside brought EOS close to retesting the support of an Ascending Channel. While the lower trendline certainly capped the price from falling further downward, the negative sentiment arising from the Weiss report could weaken it in the near-term. The bearish case prompts EOS to retest to close below the Channel Support and target 304-342 sats area as an accumulation range. In the event of a breakdown, traders could extend their short position towards 284 sats while keeping a stop loss above the level at which they had entered the trade. EOS is trending inside an ascending channel | Source: TradingView.com, Coinbase On the other hand, the price has not failed to reach the upper levels so far. A pullback action from Channel support could push EOS back towards the Channel resistance. Traders with low-risk appetite could use the bounce-back as an opportunity to open a fresh long position 405 sats. Meanwhile, they could minimize risks by maintaining a stop-loss order just below the Channel support. A Consideration From a fundamental point of view, investors who were bullish on EOS might find it hard to digest its centralization issues. The sentiment could prompt some to switch their positions for tokens with more attractive opportunities. Such a scenario could suit the breakdown scenario as discussed above. Meanwhile, traders can look to accumulate EOS ahead of the launch of Voice. EOS creator Block.One on Thursday announced that it would launch the EOS-based social media platform on February 14. While the announcement did not help neutralize trading sentiments immediately, traders can still speculate on the Voice launch to make interim profits. One could watch out for a reversal from Channel resistance – a sign that traders are processing the Voice news – and place his/her upside positions. EOS Price Hit after Getting a C- in Decentralization by Weiss was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by Yashu GolaThe post EOS Price Hit after Getting a C- in Decentralization by Weiss appeared first on NewsBTC.
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EOS Price Hit after Getting a C- in Decentralization by Weiss

Blockchain project EOS started this week on a negative note after an independent agency downgraded its rating from B to C-. Weiss Crypto Ratings published a report on December 6 wherein it demoted EOS to lower ranks over its centralization. The agency noted that just 0.01 percent of the EOS token holders control over 68 percent of the voting power on its blockchain. That allows a handful of entities to practice censorship over hundreds of thousands of EOS investors. In comparison, provable decentralized projects like Bitcoin works across 9,300 nodes to confirm and validate transactions atop its blockchain. 1/6 We’ve had great respect for work and thinking that went into the #EOS project. But the Weiss Crypto Ratings model is not based on opinion. It’s driven by data. And that data has now caused a downgrade from B to C-. Here's why (full article to be published soon): — Weiss Crypto Ratings (@WeissCrypto) December 6, 2019 EOS spent a quiet weekend but its value eventually took a toll during the Monday session. The EOS-to-dollar exchange rate was down by $0.083, or 3.02 percent, as of 1658 UTC. Against bitcoin, the cryptocurrency did relatively better, falling about 1.64 percent to trade at 359 sats. The market capitalization likewise took a plunge roughly worth $500 million to settle a low at $2.534 billion. At its December peak, it was $2.613 billion. Ascending Channel The latest move downside brought EOS close to retesting the support of an Ascending Channel. While the lower trendline certainly capped the price from falling further downward, the negative sentiment arising from the Weiss report could weaken it in the near-term. The bearish case prompts EOS to retest to close below the Channel Support and target 304-342 sats area as an accumulation range. In the event of a breakdown, traders could extend their short position towards 284 sats while keeping a stop loss above the level at which they had entered the trade. EOS is trending inside an ascending channel | Source: TradingView.com, Coinbase On the other hand, the price has not failed to reach the upper levels so far. A pullback action from Channel support could push EOS back towards the Channel resistance. Traders with low-risk appetite could use the bounce-back as an opportunity to open a fresh long position 405 sats. Meanwhile, they could minimize risks by maintaining a stop-loss order just below the Channel support. A Consideration From a fundamental point of view, investors who were bullish on EOS might find it hard to digest its centralization issues. The sentiment could prompt some to switch their positions for tokens with more attractive opportunities. Such a scenario could suit the breakdown scenario as discussed above. Meanwhile, traders can look to accumulate EOS ahead of the launch of Voice. EOS creator Block.One on Thursday announced that it would launch the EOS-based social media platform on February 14. While the announcement did not help neutralize trading sentiments immediately, traders can still speculate on the Voice launch to make interim profits. One could watch out for a reversal from Channel resistance – a sign that traders are processing the Voice news – and place his/her upside positions. EOS Price Hit after Getting a C- in Decentralization by Weiss was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by Yashu GolaThe post EOS Price Hit after Getting a C- in Decentralization by Weiss appeared first on NewsBTC.
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