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Tendermint based Zebi Public Blockchain (ZPB) now live 🟀 CryptoNinjas Zebi, a full-stack core-blockchain company, today announced the official launch of the Zebi Public Blockchain (ZPB). Zebi’s independent blockchain platform allows users to secure and tamper-proof their digital assets. The ZPB provides the network structure that will allow anyone to manage and authenticate their data. ZPB is built on the COSMOS SDK which in-turn is […] Tendermint based Zebi Public Blockchain (ZPB) now live 🟀 CryptoNinjas
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20 Blockchain Projects With the Most Dev Activity on Github—July, 2019

Congrats to Status, Storj, 0x, Metamask, MakerDAO, Gnosis, Augur, and Origin Protocol for all the hard work!You can tell a whole lot about the state of a project or application by the amount of activity it has on Github. Projects with lots of action are more likely to be in the midst of BUIDLing and shipping, while a Github that’s populated only by lonesome tumbleweeds is a sign of a project that’s either not moving forward or is so perfect that it doesn’t require any more work — and that is something of a rarity.State of the Dapps does a great job of harvesting data from Github, including commits, pushes, issues, and pull requests from open source projects representing the most notable platforms that support decentralized apps — including Ethereum, EOS, Steem, and xDai. The result is a bird’s eye view of developer activity in the blockchain space.Although this information is by no means a definitive picture of the blockchain ecosystem for countless reasons, the Github data illustrates some interesting trends regarding developer activity in the blockchain space in regards to open source projects. Don’t see your favorite project listed below? Encourage them to make their activity public and published on State of the Dapps (We’re looking at you, Cardano fans!)The month of July showed significant changes in rankings for activity on Github, with projects like Neufund slipping out of the Top 20 after a good showing in the previous month of June and upwards moves from the likes of eSteem and Polymath. July also saw big moves from perennial developmental leaders like Status and Storj. However, Ethereum still dominates the charts from top to bottom, with projects representing EOS, Steem, and Tendermint also maintaining a strong presence.Below are the top 20 projects on State of the Dapps by developer activity over the past 30 days as of August 6, 2019…1. StatusMobile Ethereum OS Status has long been a leader in the blockchain space, and recent activity on Github — with 6666 events in the past 30 days — indicates that the sizable Status team continues to outperform challengers while developing the iOS, Android, and desktop version of the Status app.2. StorjDecentralized cloud storage network Storj is working fast after the launch of the final phase of its alpha — named Beacon—towards Pioneer, the Storj platform beta. The Storj team maintained second position this month with 5633 commits, an impressive figure as usual from one of the most productive teams in all of blockchain.3. AragonBig moves from Aragon this month as the the project jumps nine spots to #3. The Ethereum mainstay has long since stood out for being a well-run operation, and its platform for creating decentralized organizations presents a powerful proposition. Now live on Mainnet, the Aragon team committed 3779 events to Github over the past 30 days, up approximately 73% from the month prior.4. CosmosAfter launching a Mainnet iteration, the Tendermint-based blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos holds steady on its impressive recent performance with 3492 commits over the past 30 days, a 22% decrease from the month prior. Cosmos’ iteration of its Cosmos Hub is well underway with the launch of Lunie, its native crypto wallet application.5. 0x0x notes a big jump in its developmental pace this month with 3268 commits, a 77% increase from last month. With over 30 projects utilizing the 0x infrastructure for creating all kinds of decentralized marketplaces to the tune of 700k+ total transactions, it may be time for one of the most talented teams in blockchain to make some big moves.6. GnosisEthereum-based prediction platform Gnosis has done so much for the blockchain community already in launching its DutchX smart contracts, the Gnosis Safe, and the Gnosis Olympia Alpha — thus creating the tools with which others can launch their own marketplaces. The Gnosis team kept it steady this month with 3211 events on Github, down slightly from the month prior, but still enough for a solid 5th place.7. IoTexA blockchain platform for the internet of things, IoTex rockets up onto the Top 20 for the first time with development on its IoTex Voting Portal to the tune of 3199 Github events in June, a figure almost identical to last month’s ranking.8. Origin ProtocolOrigin Protocol utilizes Ethereum and IPFS to create decentralized marketplaces. The Origin Beta and newfangled mobile app are already live on the Ethereum Mainnet, and you can use it to purchase all sorts of rare, exciting, and sometimes bizarre items like a violin from the 1800s, Ethereum hologram art, and luxury vacation rentals all over the world. With 2966 — a notable jump from last month’s performance — events in the Origin Protocol Github last month, there’s definitely more coming from the Origin team.9. High FidelityHigh Fidelity, the virtual reality platform launched by the founders of seminal virtual world Second Life already hosts virtual events, and is now working feverishly towards EOS integration. The High Fidelity Github housed 2855 events last month, which is down further from its big jump earlier in the year, and drops three places as a result.10. AugurIf you didn’t lay down a crypto wager on the United States winning the Women’s World Cup, do you even blockchain? Augur’s platform of a decentralized oracle and prediction market protocol is one of the most remarkable projects live on the Ethereum Mainnet right now, and with a big 2280 events on the Augur Github last month — holding steady — all signs point to continued development. The Augur Blog also provides weekly updates on development for a more granular breakdown.11. MetamaskEveryone’s favorite blockchain browser extension is a cornerstone of the Ethereum ecosystem, and fittingly is always near the top of this list. Now boasting millions of downloads, Metamask’s lithe team is always hard at work improving the Metamask product and launching a mobile edition of its product, and registered 2600 events on Github last month—a major 42% increase from last month.12. SantimentCryptocurrency data dashboard Santiment follows up its return to the Top 20 last month with another major push. With over 1200 assets tracked over 50 metrics, Santiment developer activity is up a further 42% month-over-month as the SANbase platform goes live.13. Trust WalletA secure multi-coin wallet for Android and OS devices utilized by many leading organizations around the crypto-sphere, Trust Wallet is also the partner wallet for cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Not even in the top 20 earlier this year, Trust Wallet rocketed up the dev activity charts and has shown few signs of slowing down since then with 2169 commits in July.14. OmiseGOThailand-based OmiseGO has been focusing on scaling and interoperability on the Ethereum Network since its launch. With MVPs and testnets of scaling solution Plasma already produced, OmiseGO’s far reaching and substantial developer work resulted in 2130 events on Github last month.15. MakerDAOMakerDAO’s three-pronged approach to decentralized finance includes the Dai stablecoin, collateralized loans via the Maker CDP mechanism, and community governance. Not just one of the most used platforms in Ethereum, in May, MakerDAO’s team was busy at work under the hood, adding 2052 commits to Github over the course of the month.16. BlockscoutPOA Network’s BlockScout is an open-source block explorer tool for the Ethereum ecosystem that lets users search and explore transactions, addresses, and balances on the Ethereum and POA Networks. A new edition to the list, the Blockscout team notched up 1838 events on Github in the month of July.17. eSteemDecentralized blogging and communications platform eSteem, the landmark project on the Steem blockchain, makes it back into the Top 20 after many months. With 1821 events in July, a massive 106% increase from the month prior, we’d recommend downloading the platform and earning for your blogging. If they keep up development at this rate, perhaps this list will be published on eSteem in the future!18. DecentralandA perennial contributor to the Ethereum ecosystem, Decentraland — a virtual reality world built on open standards — has built a robust platform and an entire universe where participants can create and monetize virtual experiences. Returning to the Top 20 this month after a hiatus, the Decentraland team notched up 1706 events on Github this month.19. AelfA decentralized cloud computing network, Aelf notched up 1615 Github events in July. The Singapore-based team recently released its v.0.7 Enterprise Alpha on Amazon Web Services, and its diligently prepared weekly progress reports suggest further product rollouts are in short order.20. PolymathSecurity Token platform Polymath enables projects to launch STO offerings and has long since led the nascent market segment in this regard. With the launch of the project’s Polymesh initiative, there’s been a lot of developmental activity going on under the hood. Last month saw 1604 events on the Polymath Github, a major 98% increase from June.21. GolemGolem’s worldwide supercomputer has been an ever-present in the Ethereum ecosystem, and a leader in both tech and design. With its Beta currently live for download, users can contribute or gain computing power for heavy duty rendering projects. With 1595 commits over the past month, the Golem Network continues its remarkable project with strong upward trajectory.Check out the Top Blockchain Projects for Developer Activity for March, April, May, and June 2019.Check out the all the excellent blockchain projects making progress at State of the Dapps…Disclaimer. The views, information, and opinions expressed are solely those by the author above do not necessarily represent the views of Consensys AG. They are meant for informational purposes only, are not intended to serve as a recommendation or investment advice to buy or sell any securities, cryptoassets, or other financial products.Any reference in this article to any person, organization, activity, products, or services does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of ConsenSys. This article does not constitute legal or other professional advice or services. ConsenSys is a decentralized community with ConsenSys Media being a platform for members to freely express their diverse ideas and perspectives. To learn more about ConsenSys and Ethereum, please visit our website.20 Blockchain Projects With the Most Dev Activity on Github—July, 2019 was originally published in ConsenSys Media on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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🐞💰Opened! IRIS Hub Bug Bounty II Program for New Version Release

IRIS Hub new version v0.15.0 is coming. We invite skilled security researchers across the globe to join us in identifying weaknesses in the technology and preemptively detect and fix bugs/edge cases. The new version includes features and enhancements such as Asset Management, Random Number Generator, Multi-Signature Account & Tx, Keystore File, Tendermint Upgrade, etc.You can check the following link to see details: https://github.com/irisnet/irishub/blob/release0.15/CHANGELOG.md To make sure the new release come with no major bugs or security vulnerabilities, we are launching the IRISnet Bug Bounty II Program as a part of v0.15.0 upgrade preparation. Period 16:00, 28 July, 2019 UTC ~ 16:00, 15 Aug, 2019 UTC Rules & Rewards Bounty rewards are based on many factors including impact, risk, likelihood of exploitation, and report quality. Rewards for bugs will be classified into these categories for payout: · Critical — $1,500 and up · Medium — $500 and up · Low — up to $200 · All program rewards will be paid in equivalent IRIS tokens and the amount of IRIS tokens will be calculated using the CMC price at time of payment. IRISnet core dev team will evaluate each bug report and will be responsible for rating the severity of each bug submitted. We will give you reward according to the severity of a bug and the quality of a report. If we receive duplicate bug reports, we will award a bounty to the first person who reports the issue. Bug Categories (by level of severity): · Critical: Stealing and arbitrarily minting or distributing tokens/destroying consensus and halting the block producing/breaking the on-chain governance and software upgrade process/memory leakage and unusual resource consumption. · Medium: Unexpected behavior under corner cases/illegal Tx being successfully executed/unexpected action after legal Tx being successfully executed/single machine failure with no effect on the consensus. · Low: Defect of API (LCD) and CLI/failure of none Tx query command/failure of iris or iristool (sub-)commands. To be eligible for a reward under this program: · The voting power of Byzantine nodes cannot exceed 1/3 of the total. · Server should run 64-bit Linux system with 4G and above storage. · The security bug must not be a known bug/issue in Cosmos-SDK or Tendermint. · The security bug must not be a known issue as has been documented in GitHub before the bug is reported. · The security bug can be reproduced in the release0.15 branch. · The security bug should not be located in test code. · The report should include clear reproducible steps and a certain probability of recurring (docker-compose configuration, log files, shell.sh, etc. should be provided). · You must not have written the buggy code or otherwise been involved in contributing the buggy code to the IRISnet project. Program Scope: At present, the following IRISnet repositories are In Scope and thus eligible for the bounty (note some sub-packages and files are not in-scope): irisnet/irishub In scope:the release 0.15 branch under github.com/irisnet/irishub Not in scope: · github.com/irisnet/irishub/docs · github.com/irisnet/irishub/scripts · github.com/irisnet/irishub/tests · github.com/irisnet/irishub/tools · github.com/irisnet/irishub/**/mock irisnet/tendermint · In scope:the master branch under github.com/irisnet/tendermint Investigating and Reporting Bugs If you have found a vulnerability, please submit a report to irisnet-bugs@bianjie.ai. We’ll evaluate your reports in the order they are received and send an email response to each reporter with severity rating and reward information, within 5 business days. Safe Harbor IRIS Foundation comply with national laws and regulations and reserve the rights of the final interpretation of the IRISnet Bug Bounty Program rules and rewards. Any activities conducted in a manner consistent with this policy will be considered authorized conduct and we will not initiate legal action against you. If legal action is initiated by a third party against you in connection with activities conducted under this policy, we will take steps to make it known that your actions were conducted in compliance with this policy. Join Our Community · Follow @irisnetwork on Twitter:https://twitter.com/irisnetwork · Join our Telegram channel:https://t.me/irisnetwork · Follow us on Medium:https://medium.com/irisnet-blog · Contact us through Email:contact@irisnet.org · join our Wechat group: irisnetwork2018 · Follow us on Weibo: https://www.weibo.com/u/6455513027 Developer Channel · Join our QQ group:834063323 · Join our Riot Room:https://riot.im/app/#/room/#iris:matrix.org · GitHub:https://github.com/irisnet · Official forum:https://forum.irisnet.org/
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Binance Coin MOONSHOT 2019! Is BNB A Better Investment than Ethereum?

Binance Coin is the best performer within the top 10 for 2019! Many are also dubbing it as the Ethereum Killer, but is that true? Will Binance turn out to be a better investment? This is something that Billy will talk about as well as the latest news about Binance. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit our website: https://altcoinbuzz.io Connect with us on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Altcoinbuzzio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/altcoinbuzzio/ Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/DLi8Ug8negQrbwYO-oqNRA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Looking for the best cryptocurrency wallets? Check these out: BitLox: https://bit.ly/2rWQnHa CoolWallet S: https://bit.ly/2Liy5bv Trezor: https://bit.ly/2IXrZic Ledger Nano S: https://bit.ly/2IyE3al KeepKey: https://bit.ly/2x5TlhM Read about them here: https://bit.ly/2rTdthZ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- References: $2.4 Billion: #Binance Team Vows to Burn Entire 80 Million BNB Holding - https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2019/07/binance-vows-to-burn-entire-80-million-bnb-2-4-billion-allocated-to-team/ The #Ethereum Killer is already here - and it's name is Binance - https://www.ccn.com/op-ed/ethereum-killer-is-binance/2019/07/07/ Binance Exchange to Launch #Crypto Futures Trading with 20x Leverage - https://www.coindesk.com/binance-exchange-is-launching-crypto-futures-trading Binance to Stop Serving US Traders Following Announcement of US-Dedicated Platform - https://cointelegraph.com/news/binance-to-stop-serving-us-traders-following-announcement-of-us-dedicated-platform Binance: Team’s Entire Supply of Binance Coin (BNB) Will be Burned - https://www.altcoinbuzz.io/crypto-news/finance-and-funding/binance-teams-entire-supply-of-binance-coin-bnb-will-be-burned/ Binance Chain is built on Tendermint & Cosmos SDK - https://blog.saturn.network/binance-chain-is-built-on-tendermint-cosmos-sdk/ Binance Destroys $26 Million Worth of Its Team’s BNB Tokens - https://www.coindesk.com/binance-destroys-26-million-worth-of-its-teams-bnb-tokens Binance Coin (BNB) Use Case - https://www.binance.vision/glossary/binance-coin Binance.com - https://www.binance.com/en -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER The information discussed on the Altcoin Buzz YouTube, Altcoin Buzz Ladies YouTube, Altcoin Buzz Podcast or other social media channels including but not limited to Twitter, Telegram chats, Instagram, facebook, website etc is not financial advice. This information is for educational, informational and entertainment purposes only. Any information and advice or investment strategies are thoughts and opinions only, relevant to accepted levels of risk tolerance of the writer, reviewer or narrator and their risk tolerance maybe different than yours. We are not responsible for your losses. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are high-risk investments so please do your due diligence and consult the financial advisor before acting on any information provided. Copyright Altcoin Buzz Pte Ltd. All rights reserved.
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20 Blockchain Projects with the Most Dev Activity on Github—June, 2019

Congrats to Status, Storj, Metamask, MakerDAO, Gnosis, Augur, and Origin Protocol for all the hard work!You can tell a whole lot about the state of a project or application by the amount of activity it has on Github. Projects with lots of action are more likely to be in the midst of BUIDLing and shipping, while a Github that’s populated only by lonesome tumbleweeds is a sign of a project that’s either not moving forward or is so perfect that it doesn’t require any more work — and that is something of a rarity.State of the Dapps does a great job of harvesting data from Github, including commits, pushes, issues, and pull requests from open source projects representing the most notable platforms that support decentralized apps — including Ethereum, EOS, Steem, and xDai. The result is a bird’s eye view of developer activity in the blockchain space.Although this information is by no means a definitive picture of the blockchain ecosystem for countless reasons, the Github data illustrates some interesting trends regarding developer activity in the blockchain space in regards to open source projects.The month of June showed significant changes in rankings for activity on Github, with projects like Streamr, Colony, and Truffle all slipping out of the Top 20 after a good showing in the previous month of May. June also saw big moves from perennial developmental leaders like Status and Storj.However, Ethereum still dominates the charts from top to bottom. Of the top 20 projects for developer activity, 16 are built on Ethereum, 1 is built on Tendermint, 1 is built on EOS, 1 is Aelf, and newcomer IoTex. This suggests what many already know: that the vast majority of blockchain developer activity is on the Ethereum network.Below are the top 20 projects on State of the Dapps by developer activity over the past 30 days as of July 3rd, 2019…1. StatusMobile Ethereum OS Status has long been a leader in the blockchain space, and recent activity on Github — with 6850 events in the past 30 days — indicates that the sizable Status team continues to outperform challengers while developing the iOS, Android, and desktop version of the Status app.2. StorjDecentralized cloud storage network Storj is working fast after the launch of its V3 Alpha — named Vanguard towards Pioneer, the Storj platform beta. The Storj team jumped up from 3rd to 2nd this month with a large increase in activity, totaling a big 6650 events—a 66% increase!3. CosmosAfter launching a Mainnet iteration, the Tendermint-based blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos holds steady on its impressive recent performance with 4902 events this month for an increase of approximately 19%. Cosmos’ iteration of its Cosmos Hub is well underway with the launch of Lunie, its native crypto wallet application.4. GnosisEthereum-based prediction platform Gnosis has done so much for the blockchain community already in launching its DutchX smart contracts, the Gnosis Safe, and the Gnosis Olympia Alpha — thus creating the tools with which others can launch their own marketplaces. This month, the Gnosis team undertook a major push in development activity with 4154 events on Github. That’s a big increase of 63% and a sign that there’s a lot more to come from Gnosis soon.5. High FidelityHigh Fidelity, the virtual reality platform launched by the founders of seminal virtual world Second Life already hosts virtual events, and is now working feverishly towards EOS integration. The High Fidelity Github housed 3319 events last month, which is down from its big jump earlier in the year, but up 18% month over month.6. IoTexA blockchain platform for the internet of things, IoTex rockets up onto the Top 20 for the first time with development on its IoTex Voting Portal to the tune of 3200 Github events in June.7. AugurIf you didn’t laid down a crypto wager on the United States winning the Women’s World Cup, do you even blockchain? Augur’s platform of a decentralized oracle and prediction market protocol is one of the most remarkable projects live on the Ethereum Mainnet right now, and with a big 2806 events on the Augur Github last month—down just slightly from last month—all signs point to continued development. The Augur Blog also provides weekly updates on development for a more granular breakdown.8. Origin ProtocolOrigin Protocol utilizes Ethereum and IPFS to create decentralized marketplaces. The Origin Beta and newfangled mobile app are already live on the Ethereum Mainnet, and you can use it to purchase all sorts of rare, exciting, and sometimes bizarre items like a violin from the 1800s, Ethereum hologram art, and luxury vacation rentals all over the world. With 2652—holding steady from the month prior—events in the Origin Protocol Github last month, there’s definitely more coming from the Origin team.9. MakerDAOMakerDAO’s three-pronged approach to decentralized finance includes the Dai stablecoin, collateralized loans via the Maker CDP mechanism, and community governance. Not just one of the most used platforms in Ethereum, in May, MakerDAO’s team was busy at work under the hood, adding 2327 commits to Github over the course of the month, up slightly at 14% from the month prior.10. 0xAfter a month for Ethereum perennials 0x with the team more than doubling its number of Github commits in May, 0x keeps the developmental pace consistent with 2229 commits in June. With over 30 projects utilizing the 0x infrastructure for creating all kinds of decentralized marketplaces to the tune of 712k total transactions, it may be time for one of the most talented teams in blockchain to make some big moves.11. OmiseGOThailand-based OmiseGO has been focusing on scaling and interoperability on the Ethereum Network since its launch. With MVPs and testnets of scaling solution Plasma already produced, OmiseGO’s far reaching and substantial developer work resulted in 2188 events on Github last month, up 8% from the prior month.12. AragonEthereum mainstay Aragon has long since stood out for being a well-run operation, and its platform for creating decentralized organizations presents a powerful proposition. Now live on Mainnet, the Aragon team committed 2183 events to Github over the past 30 days, down approximately 32% from the month prior.13. AelfA decentralized cloud computing network, Aelf is a relative newcomer on this list with a solid 1962 commits in May. The Singapore-based team recently released its v.0.7 Enterprise Alpha on Amazon Web Services, and its diligently prepared weekly progress reports suggest further product rollouts are in short order.14. Trust WalletA secure multi-coin wallet for Android and OS devices utilized by many leading organizations around the crypto-sphere, Trust Wallet is also the partner wallet for cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Not even in the top 20 in February, Trust Wallet rocketed up the dev activity charts in March, and has shown few signs of slowing down since then with 1927 commits in June.15. SantimentCryptocurrency data dashboard Santiment returns to the Top 20 this month, with over 1200 assets tracked over 50 metrics. Fittingly, Santiment developer activity is up a massive 113% month-over-month as the SANbase platform is live.16. GolemGolem’s worldwide supercomputer has been an ever-present in the Ethereum ecosystem, and a leader in both tech and design. With its Beta currently live for download, users can contribute or gain computing power for heavy duty rendering projects. With 1844 commits over the past month—a 42% increase from the month prior—the Golem Network continues its remarkable project with strong upward trajectory.17. DecentralandA perennial contributor to the Ethereum ecosystem, Decentraland—a virtual reality world built on open standards—has built a robust platform and an entire universe where participants can create and monetize virtual experiences. Returning to the Top 20 this month after a hiatus, the Decentraland team notched up 1828 events on Github this month, a 58% rise that suggests there’s a lot to come in this virtual world.18. MetamaskEveryone’s favorite blockchain browser extension is a cornerstone of the Ethereum ecosystem, and fittingly is always near the top of this list. Now boasting millions of downloads, Metamask’s lithe team is always hard at work improving the Metamask product, and registered 1791 events on Github last month.19. BlockscoutPOA Network’s BlockScout is an open-source block explorer tool for the Ethereum ecosystem that lets users search and explore transactions, addresses, and balances on the Ethereum and POA Networks. A new edition to the list, the Blockscout team notched up 1749 events on Github in the month of June.20. NeufundBerlin-based Neufund is a platform for issuing security tokens on the Ethereum blockchain through ‘Equity Token Offerings.’ With 1469 events on its Github last month — down 32% from the month before — it’s clear that building a security token platform from scratch takes some work!Check out the Top Blockchain Projects for Developer Activity for March, April, and May 2019.Check out the all the excellent blockchain projects making progress at State of the Dapps…Disclaimer. The views, information, and opinions expressed are solely those by the author above do not necessarily represent the views of Consensys AG. They are meant for informational purposes only, are not intended to serve as a recommendation or investment advice to buy or sell any securities, cryptoassets, or other financial products.Any reference in this article to any person, organization, activity, products, or services does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of ConsenSys. This article does not constitute legal or other professional advice or services. ConsenSys is a decentralized community with ConsenSys Media being a platform for members to freely express their diverse ideas and perspectives. To learn more about ConsenSys and Ethereum, please visit our website.20 Blockchain Projects with the Most Dev Activity on Github—June, 2019 was originally published in ConsenSys Media on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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What Is Cosmos? Introduction to ATOM Token

What Is the Cosmos Network? Cosmos (ATOM) is a decentralized ecosystem of independent blockchains that its creator, All In Bits Inc (dba Tendermint Inc), hopes is the foundation for the next generation of internet technology. Instead of participating in divisions between crypto factions, Cosmos brings them all together, enabling interoperability, currency exchanges, and an Internet of Blockchains (IoB). Atom (ATOM) is the proprietary staking coin used by the network and also tokenizes transactions. The team essentially built two components to make this happen: Tendermint Core, and an Inter-Blockchain Communications (IBC) protocol. Together, they form the Cosmos Network. Tendermint Core – Tendermint is the open-source base layer that acts as a blockchain development platform. Anyone with an application can use this blockchain-in-a-box implementation to integrate their own decentralized/distributed network, along with their own BFT-compatible consensus model. Inter-Blockchain Communications (IBC) –  The next layer is the interconnectivity layer that enables communication between all the individual chains. This creates a series of interconnected zones and hubs that act independently, yet share a common system architecture. This is the key layer for token, data, and digital asset exchanges across chains. Cosmos integrates processing/verification hubs to keep everything running together. Hubs use a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus to validate Tendermint transactions. The project gained traction in recent years, thanks in part to $9 million in VC funding from the likes of Paradigm, and Bain Capital. In fact, London-based KR1 reports Cosmos is its most successful investment, raising $360,605 off a $7,000 buy. The Cosmos mainnet launched March 14, 2019. It’s hailed as a strong project, but it’s not without problems. A summer 2019 attack exposed a vulnerability that would be costly if not corrected. Still, the team’s vision of a global economy run on cryptocurrency is one shared by many expert analysts at this point. Let’s start our exploration of this ambitious project with an analysis of ATOM, the native cryptocurrency token used by the Cosmos Network. ATOM Token Cryptocurrency Summary Cosmos has a total supply of 237,928,231 ATOM. Over $40 million worth of ATOM is traded on a daily basis, and the peak price so far was $8.31 on March 16, 2019. Ths Cosmos ICO was held on April 6, 2019, raising $17.3 million worth of ETH, BTC, and USD. Approximately 75 percent of the available token supply was sold in the ICO, with 5 percent withheld for seed investors, and 10 percent each held by All in Bits and the Interchain Foundation. ATOM isn’t mined. Instead, it’s earned via a hybrid PoS algorithm. The more ATOM staked, the more likely to become a validator node to validate a transaction and earn tokens, though it is also possible to delegate your tokens and receive a portion of the rewards. If a node is found to be acting dishonestly, it’s removed immediately from the network and its ATOM balance is held for 21 days while the incidents are investigated. The staked coins are then destroyed. The summer 2019 attack removed the 21-day waiting period and allowed bad actors to remove tokens before they were destroyed. ATOM is accepted on a wide variety of cryptocurrency exchange markets, including Binance, BitForex, Huobi Global, Dcoin, Kraken, Bibox, and OKEx. Trading pairs include BTC, ETH, USDT, and fiat currencies like EUR and KRW. Into the Cosmos Network Cosmos was initially conceived by Jae Kwon in 2014, and he was joined by Ethan Buchman a year later. They created the platform’s SDK to lower the barrier to entry for blockchain development and build a decentralized field for individual chains to communicate with each other. Individual chains (which can represent decentralized applications, intranets, and more) are divided into zones and connected through Cosmos hubs. These hubs validate transactions and provide crosschain compatibility. This is what enables data and value transfers. Each individual chain can choose and run its own independent governance. They have their own software stack (rooted in Tendermint Core through the Cosmos SDK), and they aren’t affected by the other zones. Pegged tokens (currently, a pegged Ethereum token called Ethermint is the only available Peg-Zone) are created to enable conversions between a Proof-of-Work (PoW) chain and the native PoS system in Tendermint Core. With this sandbox environment, the Cosmos Network has all the development pieces in place, and it has a strong (and well-financed) team behind it. All it needs now is third-party partnerships and support. Of course, that’s a major piece that’s not easy to get.  Summary Cosmos and Tendermint are a network of interconnect blockchains developed to become the foundation for tomorrow’s technology. It enables easy blockchain creation and deployment with crosschain compatibility. The project’s success hinges on these key factors. Cosmos is a dual-layer network that enables token, data, and asset exchanges between blockchains. Each chain on the network operates independently. Cosmos Hubs validate on-chain transactions and earn ATOM through staking. ATOM is the native cryptocurrency token of the Cosmos Network. New blockchains are created using the Cosmos SDK and Tendermint Core then connected through the IBC layer. With these pieces in place, Cosmos is a well-built machine that can easily compete in the modern blockchain market. If the team negotiates a large third-party dApp library and gains enterprise buy-in, this could be a sleeping giant in blockchain.     The post What Is Cosmos? Introduction to ATOM Token appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
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DGaming open-sources Tendermint-based blockchain engine for gaming

DGaming, a decentralized gaming ecosystem, today announced the open-sourcing of its Tendermint/CosmosSDK hack with distributed pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) suitable for applications. The open-sourced code can be viewed on the DGaming Github repository. The DGaming Hub is part of the ecosystem of products and solutions created with the aim to push the industry towards mass […]
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Cosmos Is Among “Most Successful Investments” For VC Fund

The crypto world might be maturing, but that doesn’t mean the wild gains are over. A cryptocurrency investment firm has realized fifty-fold returns from the Cosmos (ATOM) blockchain – one of their most successful investments to date. London-based KR1 has sold just over 70,000 ATOM tokens for an average price of $5.14, raising more than $360,605 in total. Considering the initial investment was around $7,000, that means KR1 saw a cool gain of 5,150%. Cosmos is an intermediary layer that allows information and transactions to move across otherwise independent blockchains. Tendermint, the company responsible for Cosmos’ development, described it as the “internet of blockchains” at its mainnet launch, and our Chief Code Reviewer, Andre Cronje described the project as ‘fantastic’. ATOM tokens are used to validate the network. Holders stake their tokens with block-producing delegates, in exchange for a share of the block rewards.  KR1 began staking tokens when they were released on May 1st and has generated more than $122,000 from staking yields. ATOM tokens have experienced a significant increase in price, as has much of the crypto market. They traded at approximately $4.20 at the release date, but prices have since risen well above the $6 mark. ATOMs traded at $6.20 at the time of writing, a 50% increase in just over four weeks.   ATOM’s price has risen steadily since May 1st. Source: CoinMarketCap   Founded in 2016, KR1 has invested in more than 35 different blockchain projects, including the likes of OmiseGO (OMG), Golem (GNT) and Elastos (ELA), all at seed-level. KR1 shares are publicly traded, in much the same way as Berkshire Hathaway’s. Through shareholder dividends, retail investors can realize returns that are normally limited to high net-worth and institutional players. Speaking to Crypto Briefing, CEO George McDonaugh described the “very successful” ATOM investment as an important experiment in how companies, like KR1, can create additional revenue streams. “It comes down to how you manage your asset,” McDonaugh said. “[W]e decided on this occasion, rather than sell it immediately, to keep enough back in order to enjoy the staking rewards.” KR1 remains “one of the few publicly listed companies in the world that is invested in staking tokens,” said McDonaugh. The company will continue to retain the majority of its ATOM staking position. While McDonaugh is bullish on the possibilities of token staking, he says that the industry would benefit from longer lock-up periods. When tokens are released weeks after the public sales, he says, speculators can sell them straightaway and cause significant price disruption for investors committed to the project. ATOM tokens were unlocked more than two years after the ICO. So far, staking activities are proving a worthwhile revenue stream for companies like KR1.   The post Cosmos Is Among “Most Successful Investments” For VC Fund appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
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Cosmos Code Review: Dammit, Time To Build

Let’s start this Cosmos code review with a look at the claims. Well, just this one really, because it’s kind of a biggie. “Cosmos solves today’s hardest blockchain problems.” Scalability — Tendermint BFT fixes this Usability — Cosmos SDK fixes this Interoperability — IBC protocol fixes this Only three items, but a lot to unpack here. Cosmos is a big mixed bag of different things, so sometimes it’s a bit tricky to know what we are talking about. We have the following; Cosmos — The foundation Tendermint — The pBFT consensus engine Cosmos SDK — The software package / collection that allows you to build dapps (but not in the ethereum smart contract sense, rather in the blockchain per dapp sense) IBC — A protocol for communication Amino — A specific protocol for data transference (protobuff essentially — this statement is overly simplified, but it’s not that important right now) Gaia — The first cosmos “hub” that is built with Cosmos SDK that runs on tendermint So anyone can build a dapp (blockchain) by using the Cosmos SDK (Software Development Kit) that runs on Tendermint and by using Cosmos it becomes IBC compliant and thus can be interoperable. So the scalability is addressed via two areas, area 1 Tendermint pBFT and area 2 that each dapp has it’s own consensus system (Tendermint). So if you build a Cosmos dapp you aren’t building it on Gaia, you are building a completely new blockchain, but because it is IBC compliant it can interact with other blockchains built with Cosmos SDK (thus interoperable) Usability, is because of Cosmos SDK, which wraps all the tricky bits, the consensus, the communication, the p2p, all taken care off with the Cosmos SDK. So the mix above covers, scalability, usability, and interoperability. The above has some interesting implications on the token side, since other than Gaia (which is sort of a demo example of Cosmos SDK) there isn’t really anything to do with Atom. You don’t need it to build your own Cosmos blockchain, you don’t need it for IBC or interoperability. You just kind of stake it and that’s it, since Gaia doesn’t support building on top of it. That aside, let’s look at Gaia and drill down from there.     Only 20 commits? Normally a big warning sign. Here it’s 100% ok, because this is just the implementation of Cosmos SDK, the real work is in Cosmos SDK and Tendermint. Which we will get into later. Gaia itself is a fairly small, straight forward code base, and that’s really because it’s just the “demo” for Cosmos SDK. Cosmos SDK and Tendermint are the real heavy lifters. But let’s see how it works. Golang project, so we start with /cmd/   gaiacli — command line interface, used for creating accounts, sending transfers, checking balances. This wraps around the RPC / HTTP endpoints, so we will look into it, but first, we want gaiad — daemon, this runs the nodes / software.     All the usual include candidates, cobra/viper for command line. Tendermint here is interesting, cosmos-sdk makes sense.     Bech32 prefixes for accounts, validators, and consensus nodes. Usual command candidates.     Pruning, MinGasPrice, HaltHeight and then we are sort of done. That’s it, this starts our blockchain. So the real work happens in NewGaiaApp, so let’s go hunt it down. Head over to cosmos/giaia/app     app.go     This gives a good overview of what is required to import from Cosmos SDK, baseapp is the core skeleton, codec handles all inter component communication, auth and bank for basic accounts and transfers. Distribution, mint (block rewards), slashing (bad behavior), staking (dPoS) all included. This is really all you need.     Just setup and initialization of the components, this file will mostly have setup boilerplate.     This is copy / paste stuff, just need to setup the key value stores, then you need to setup all the keepers (keepers manage all the work — we will get into them later)     AddRoute for proposals (http/rpc), allow community to setup and vote on proposals.     This is interesting, SetOrderBeginBlockers, we do mint, then distribution, then slashing, versus setOrderEndBlockers we do govern and then staking. So we first generate block minting, then distribute it, and then slash following by delegation rewards (after block). I’ll have to dig deeper to see why it’s this order. Again, mostly boilerplate from Cosmos SDK. And that’s kinda it.     Networks is setup scripts. docs is documentation, the rest is test systems. That’s all the “code” you need to run your own Gaia (Atom staking system — which is really all it is). And that’s a really good sign, it shows you how powerful Cosmos SDK and Tendermint are. Now to be fair, if this was another blockchain other than Gaia (which is Cosmos) I would be utterly unimpressed, since they didn’t do anything, but since Gaia is Cosmos is Cosmos SDK is Tendermint we can keep going.     Cosmos SDK, the real secret sauce. 5k commits, 86 branches, 112 releases, 92 contributors, this thing is as active as any of the big boys. Great PR and Issue management, great abstraction and encapsulation. We see a lot from here we already saw in the Gaia implementation, we have; baseapp — the core client — client interacting with the server codec — manages all the comms server — runs the server side store — handles all the storage x — this is where all the core modules go     In x/ we have auth, bank, distribution, ibc, gov, mint, slashing, staking. Everything required to make your own interoperable high scalability dPoS blockchain in less than 100 lines of code.     anteHandler for fee and auth, begin / end block is where you do most of your work, what do you want to happen before you get a block and what after. This is where you normally put most of your work logic (gaia didn’t really need it). Peer filters, state checkers, version management. This is just fantastic production level code.     Not much to say, it’s just really impressive how tendermint, abci, cosmos sdk all interact with each other. It’s really well designed and thought out architecture.     Not going to go into this too much, client side, keys, rpc, tx generation. Blockchain boilerplate, even if it is fantastic blockchain boilerplate.     Codec is an amino wrapper. Amino is solid as well. But /x/ is where the real work is, so let’s go have a look at bank / mint / slashing / staking     We start from keeper.     Keeper defines what we can do; Setcoins SubtractCoins AddCoins InputOutputCoins DelegateCoins UndelegateCoins So the thing to note at this point, Keepers are functionality wrappers. When you bring it all down to zero, the difficult part in blockchain is the distributed systems part, consensus. This is handled by Tendermint, and consensus is basically a “save” barrier. Normally you would simply say 10+10=20 so let’s save 20 in the store (database). In this case you need consensus, but it’s taken care off without you needing to worry about it, so you can just say 10+10=20 and store. So all the Keepers are just simple basic functionality. So for something like AddCoins, it simply takes an address, a coin type, and then adds the amount.     Really as simplistic as that.     This is side effect free code btw, not something you see often, great design principals. Cosmos Code Review Conclusion: Gaia is kinda pointless, it’s just a demo of Cosmos SDK, but damn, Cosmos SDK is good. Think I’ll start building a few chains with it as well.   Disclaimer: Crypto Briefing code reviews are performed by auditing what is on display in the master branch of the repo’s made available. This was performed as an educational review and any comments in the article are the opinion of the writer. It is normal for code to change rapidly, hence we timestamp our code reviews so that they present a snapshot at a moment in time. Information contained herein should not be used as any comment or advice on the project as a whole. Stegos Code Review Timestamp: June 5th, 2019   The post Cosmos Code Review: Dammit, Time To Build appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
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CosmosSDK has a critical security vulnerability; patch coming soon

The CosmosSDK has a critical security vulnerability, according to the cosmos network forum. The vulnerability was reported to the Tendermint team and will be patched soon. The fix will be available in v. 0.34.6 of the CosmosSDK. While the company still hasn’t disclosed the nature of the vulnerability, it says it will share the details within seven to 10 business days. Cosmos is preparing a hard fork to upgrade the Cosmos mainnet. Due to the severity of the issue, organisations that might have been affected have been contacted by Cosmos so that they can upgrade the system as soon as the fix is ready.
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Bitcoin Struggles As BAT And ETC Lead The Charge

The cryptocurrency market has somewhat stabilized, presenting a predominantly green landscape as Bitcoin struggles to stay above the psychological $10,000 marker.   Cryptocurrency Market Situation. Source: Coin360   Sentiment for Bitcoin has seen a moderate improvement towards a strongly neutral outlook.   Bitcoin Sentiment Chart by theTIE.io   Despite this overall lukewarm performance, proponents of Bitcoin’s store of value potential have reason to rejoice today. According to a report by Digital Asset Data, BTC is increasingly gaining correlation with the broader asset markets – positively with gold, and negatively with the stock market. With a recession looming on the global economy, Bitcoin could fulfill the role of a “safe haven asset,” to which investors flock during uncertain economic times. Altcoins see recovery with ETC and BAT leading The rest of the cryptocurrency market is seeing strong corrections from yesterday’s fall, with two strong outliers making significant gains. Basic Attention Token is strongly reacting to its new listing on Kraken, a popular exchange part of Weiss Ratings’ Real 10 index of platforms reporting true volume. BAT has gained more than 15% on yesterday’s price, while curiously its partner-in-listing WAVES has registered a much more modest 4%. The stark difference can be explained by the contribution of other fundamental drivers, with BAT recently launching the much-anticipated online tipping feature in its browser.   BAT Recent Price Trend. Source: CoinMarketCap   The other outlier is none other than Ethereum Classic, which after an against-the-grain rally on Tuesday has continued today with a 14.6% gain. The total 7-day performance is a solid +21%, by far the highest in the top-50. As before, it’s difficult to give a meaningful explanation of the rally. The upcoming ETC Atlantis hard fork is scheduled in about 22 days, too far ahead to justify any price action, though the final confirmation was released on Monday. The run is likely to be due to a combination of factors, including possible whales entering ETC positions. The rest of the altcoin market is seeing moderate recoveries, with IOTA, TRON and Cardano gaining 8%, 6.32% and 6.42% respectively as the rest average on 3-4%.   The post Bitcoin Struggles As BAT And ETC Lead The Charge appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
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Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network Health

Coinspeaker Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network HealthA famous crypto startup firm recognized as Casa that offers primary management service, and Bitcoin node machine has launched a node monitor as well as accompanying reward program to develop Bitcoin network health.The firm revealed the latest innovation in an official website article on Aug. 21. Per the announcement, the node monitor known as Node Heartbeats depends on creating a brief relationship between the server of Casa plus, an internet synced and Tor-activated node owned by a user. The rewards program enables Casa node subscribers to earn 10,000 SatsBack weekly in exchange for operating 5 Node Heartbeat checks weekly, on separate days.SetBack can reportedly be converted for Bitcoin (BTC) just once per day on Keymaster app for Casa, as long as a consumer has garnered a minimum of 50,000 SatBack points. According to the report, Casa is firmly convinced that it`s hectic for consumers to keep up with the trend on their node`s uptime as well as security. By offering an inducement program to leapfrog node health, the firm reportedly expects to enhance the overall health of the Bitcoin network.How the Node Heartbeat OperatesTo verify that node is online, the company makes a concise link from their server to the users Casa Node. For this to be manageable, the user`s node must be synced, online, and with Tor activated. But with Tor, that indicates the node Heartbeat secures user`s privacy.Speaking of privacy, the Node Heartbeat only utilises the connection code of the consumer-the same code that is already existing in explorers and that which the consumer release to others who are willing to launch a channel with them. Sats App automatically submits the code for the users when they send a Heatbeat to saves them from the agony of looking it up.Guess Who Is The Latest Casa Investor?Charlie Lee, Litecoin (LTC) founder revealed just three days ago that he has heavily invested in Casa. He went ahead to praise Casa for spearheading BTC acceptance, indicating:“I have the same feeling about Casa today as I had about Coinbase when I joined in 2013 as the 3rd hire. Casa is making Bitcoin easy to use, and that is extremely important for this space. Looking forward to great things!”New Node Monitor by Lightning LabsAs initially reported by Cointelegraph that the designer of the high-speed transaction protocol Lightning Network, Lightning Labs recently unveiled an alpha version of a node monitor. The invented device, called Indmon, allegedly enables nodes operators to supervise node functions in real-time. Network cases this year reportedly influenced the developers to design a tool for preemptively detecting network and node issues.Casa Unveiled Node Monitor Service to Leapfrog Bitcoin Network Health
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Gemini Exchange Launches In Australia in Effort to Expand its ‘Crypto Needs Rules’ Brand

One of the most prominent exchanges, Gemini which is owned by Winklevoss Twins is now available for Australian crypto users. “Cryptocurrency is the future of money, and we're committed to building a bridge to that future in Australia.” – @tylerwinklevoss We are thrilled to announce that starting today, we are operational in Australia 🇦🇺 Read […]
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Tether to Launch RMB Stablecoin "CNHT"? CryptoNews

Tether is rumored to launch RMB Stablecoin. Such a move could land crypto in serious trouble in China as the RMB is tightly controlled and regulated. Binance Venus is also on its tails. Ukranian miners accidentally leak sensitive Nuclear Powerplant data. #Cryptocurrency #crypto #Tether RMB Stable Coin https://boxmining.com/tether-to-issue-rmb-cnht-stable-coin-rumor/ https://www.asiacryptotoday.com/tether-to-make-a-chinese-rmb-pegged-token-called-cnht https://cointelegraph.com/news/ukraine-crypto-miners-arrested-for-compromising-nuclear-plant-security https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-miners-halt-operations-as-rainstorm-triggers-fatal-mudslide-in-china 👍🏻Subscribe to Boxmining for Cryptocurrency Insight and News: https://www.youtube.com/c/boxmining 🔒Hardware Wallet: http://boxmining.co/ledger 👍🏻Brave Browser: http://boxmining.co/brave 📲Enjin Wallet: http://boxmining.co/enjin 👍🏻Unstoppable Domain: http://boxmining.co/unstoppable 📲Binance Exchange : http://boxmining.co/binance #Bitcoin #Ethereum #Cryptocurrency ●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬● Telegram groups (Discuss Crypto with us!) Telegram Discussion Group: https://t.me/Boxdatamining Telegram Announcements: https://t.me/boxminingChannel ●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬● ♨️Social (Add me on Social Media!) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boxmining/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/boxmining Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boxmining Steemit: https://steemit.com/@boxmining ●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬● I'm not a professional financial adviser and you should always do your own research. I may hold the cryptocurrencies talked about in the video. ●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬●
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Kraken To List Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Waves

Kraken has announced they will be listing BAT and WAVES, with pairs denominated in USD, EUR, BTC, and ETH. Trading commences at 13:30 UTC on August 22, 2019, and deposits will take 30 and 10 confirmations before being credited to users Kraken balances for BAT and WAVES, respectively, August 21, 2019. Kraken Expands Altcoin OfferingsRead MoreRead More. The post by Ashwath Balakrishnan appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News\
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