IMF Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve When Fiat Fails – Its Own Coin SDR

Virtually everybody knows what a dollar is, but not as many know about the SDR. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights is an international, monetary reserve system created specifically to address limitations of gold and standard fiat currencies such as the USD. In short, should these fail, central banks and their governments retain…

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Blockchain Healthcare Firm Wins US National Science Foundation Grant

New England-based blockchain firm SimplyVital Health, Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to research integration of its protocol Nexus with the Graphene protocol. The NSF awarded the grant as part of its Small Business Programs, which contributes $200 million annually to innovative startups and small businesses, according…

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Cosmos Network Discloses Critical Vulnerability in Tendermint Core

In a forum post published on Oct. 1 blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos has disclosed a “high-severity security vulnerability” that was found in consensus engine Tendermint Core. According to the announcement, an update patch was released the following morning. The vulnerability reportedly affected all versions of Tendermint, on which Cosmos is built. All validators and service…

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SegWit, Explained

5. SegWit is associated with Bitcoin and its core principles, so its strengths and weaknesses will vary depending on who is observing it. SegWit’s ability to give blocks more weight, or transaction density, relies on the idea that some blockchain data will be kept off the original chain, which is instead used as a sort…

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Animoca Brands to Develop Blockchain-Based MotoGP Manager Game

Blockchain and artificial intelligence firm Animoca Brands Corporation Limited has entered into a partnership with sports management company Dorna Sports, S.L. to develop a blockchain-based MotoGP manager game. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 26, Animoca Brands completed a strategic capital raise of A$1 million ($677,600) from a group of investors, including…

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