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Elrond Invites Hackers to Stress Test Its Blockchain Network

[ad_1] Blockchain firm Elrond has invited hackers to attack its network during the upcoming incentivized stress test.According to an announcement on June 2, the upcoming Elrond incentivized stress test will include a variety of different attacks on the network. Elrond CEO Beniamin Mincu explained to Cointelegraph:"Anything that takes the network down is allowed, as long as it's not breaking the law or social privacy of participants. So DDoS-ing, hijacking rewards,
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Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra to Offer Blockchain Certification Courses

[ad_1] Leading Indian technology company Tech Mahindra has partnered with edtech startup Idealabs to offer blockchain certification courses.The certification course will be offered as a combination of live online and in-person, on-campus classes. Students enrolling for the course will learn about blockchain foundations, Ethereum, smart contracts, decentralized apps and Hyperledger Fabric, among other topics.The two companies intend to build a talent pool for the blockchain industry that could meet the
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Ripple’s ODL Network Records ATH for XRP/AUD on BTC Markets Exchange

[ad_1] On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) for XRP paired with the Australian dollar reached a new all-time high of 15,640,530 AUD on the exchange BTC Markets.According to a recent tweet from the Liquidity Index Bot, the liquidity index for BTC Markets for XRP/AUD climbed to 15,640,530 AUD — approximately 10.6 million USD — on June 2, exceeding the previous ATH value. The XRP liquidity in Australian markets has seen a fairly steady
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Samson Mow’s Infinite Fleet Game 2020 Launch Backed by Major Players

[ad_1] Prominent Bitcoin figures are working together to ensure the alpha release of Pixelmatic’s Infinite Fleet space adventure game is launched by the end of 2020.Infinite Fleet, under the leadership of Blockstream Chief Strategy Officer and Pixelmatic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Samson Mow, is being backed by major crypto players like Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee, WhalePanda, “the father of cryptocurrency” Adam Back, former Bitfinex Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Phil
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Goldman Sachs’ Time-Traveling Vampire Squid Fails To Undermine Bitcoin – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] Headlines From the Year 2030Goldman Sachs stocks were down again today, closing 13% lower as the ailing behemoth was slapped with another trillion-dollar fine for its role in the Student Talent Untapped Potential Indemnified Debt (STUPID) meltdown.STUPIDs were undercollateralized ‘guaranteed’ debt swaps which duped investors into buying student loans against future graduate incomes. The student debt crisis unfolded as the mass strategic bankruptcy among university graduates brought the economy
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Blockchain and Smart Contracts Have a ‘Dark Side’, Says Researcher

[ad_1] Blockchain technology crystallizes the rise of “algorithmic power” that today presents a major challenge to traditional forms of sovereignty, legal authority and state-led governance. So goes the argument in a new post for the Oxford University Faculty of Law blog on June 1 by Kevin Warbach, a professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.Professor Warbach’s forthcoming book, “After the Digital Tornado: Networks, Algorithms,
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Historic SpaceX Launch Visible in Ethereum-Based VR World

[ad_1] The first launch of a space vehicle built in and launched from the United States in almost a decade wasn’t just viewable on NASA’s YouTube channel — users of the Ethereum-based virtual reality world Decentraland got front row seats.Decentraland said in a May 30 tweet that the recent SpaceX launch would be available live in its VR world. Users were able to watch the event in the environment’s virtual
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Regulator and Industry Coordination Key to Swift Implementation

[ad_1] “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success” — the words of Henry Ford give expression to the spirit of collaboration that defines human progress. His ethos around unity extends to many societal strands, including endeavors of profit, community initiatives and far-reaching government policies. When navigating uncharted territory, such as the handling of technological innovation from a regulatory perspective, different stakeholder groups must
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For the Blockchain Industry, the COVID-19 Clock Is Ticking

[ad_1] Blockchains reached a feverish level of hype following the ICO mania of 2017.Peddled as the panacea to the world’s ills, many of such promises ill-intentioned, initial coin offerings raised enormous sums of funds within minutes as the public’s focus shifted to the wild world of cryptocurrencies. Once the hype faded, the emerging narrative surrounded enterprise blockchains and the vast potential of the nascent technology to lead businesses into the
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Conquering Decentralized Finance: Enter the Custodians

[ad_1] The future of finance is decentralized. Striving to facilitate that prognosis, decentralized finance — or DeFi — is quickly shaping into an alluring prospect for investors and companies alike. Looking to harness this decentralized ideal, rivals to the Ethereum-centric sector are feeling the fear of missing out and leveraging their own blockchains in order to gain dominance. Reaching an early climax this year, DeFi breached $1 billion in locked