UK’s Pensions and Welfare Department Eyes DLT for Faster Payments

To keep up with the changing face of payments, the U.K.’s pensions and welfare division of government, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), says it is investigating distributed ledger technology. In a blog post published late last week, Richard Laycock deputy director at the DWP’s Digital Delivery Shared Platforms, said that improvements are planned across the…

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Coders Are Trying to Connect Bitcoin’s Lightning Network to Ethereum

While bitcoin and ethereum enthusiasts might not always get along, one enterprising gaming startup is attempting to bring the two cryptocurrencies closer together. Blockade Games announced on July 31 that it has successfully bridged the two networks by sending a bitcoin lightning transaction in such a way that it can cause an ethereum smart contract to…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Adds Wallet App from Blockchain Phone Rival Pundi X

Rival manufacturers of blockchain smartphones, Samsung and Pundi X, appear to see the benefits of working together on crypto adoption. Announced by Pundi X in a blog post on Monday, the firms have entered a symbiotic relationship regarding their wallet tech, with Pundi X integrating with Samsung’s Blockchain Wallet and making its XWallet available to the…

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Facebook’s Libra Lacks Foundational Components for Crypto Key Security

Steven Sprague is one of the principal industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven served as president and CEO of Wave Systems Corp. for 14 years before transitioning to the board of directors. Recently, Facebook launched Libra with the stated goal of “transforming the global economy.” It’s a lofty aim. However, after…

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Monero and Zcash Conferences Showcase Their Differences (And Links)

Last weekend, two privacy coin conferences heralded the future of cryptocurrency governance: the hybrid startup model versus grassroots experimentation. Over 200 people gathered in Croatia for Zcon1, organized by the nonprofit Zcash Foundation, while roughly 75 attendees gathered in Denver for the first Monero Konferenco. These two privacy coins are fundamentally different in a variety…

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Meeting Bitcoiners Online When They Live in the Same City

Mark “Murch” Erhardt tells CoinDesk about the weirdest, most surprising interaction he ever had in his years of running the Bitcoin Stack Exchange. Turns out the crypto world *is* that small! Subscribe to CoinDesk on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Site: https://www.coindesk.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoinDesk Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/coindesk Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/coindesk Newsletter: https://www.coindesk.com/newsletter/ Twitter (Markets): https://www.twitter.com/coindeskmarkets CoinDesk is the leading digital…

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