Zap Wallet Boasts Easy Fiat to Lightning Access but Does Not Deliver

September 24, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The Zap wallet is a Lightning Network client that enables instant and low fee Bitcoin (BTC) transactions. On Sept. 19, Zap announced a new service called Olympus where users could instantly buy Bitcoin (BTC) with fiat inside the Zap wallet.  You can watch a video of this process here.  Notably, the Bitcoin (BTC) is delivered… Read more

Blockchain Will Revolutionize Most Industries Within A Decade: Gartner

September 19, 2019  /  by Mike Torres
Gartner, the IT service management company, foresees blockchain taking over most industries within the next 10 years. Gartner expressed these thoughts through a press release that was accompanied by its Hype Cycle for Blockchain research 2019, published on September 12th. This Hype Cycle report from Gartner gives “an overview of how blockchain capabilities are evolving… Read more

Ethereum Classic (ETC) Upgrades with Atlantis Hard Fork

September 16, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The team behind Ethereum Classic (ETC) has successfully activated the Atlantis hard fork upgrade which brings additional functionality and compatibility with Ethereum (ETH). With the hard fork completed at block 8,772,000, all software users are required to upgrade their clients in order to continue using the main chain. Afri Schoedon coordinated the upgrade process and… Read more

BTCC Founder Bobby Lee Unveils New Hardware Wallet Supporting Over 30 Cryptocurrencies

September 13, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Bobby Lee, the founder of the first Bitcoin exchange in China, is back with the launch of a new wallet. Lee is back in business with a new startup called Ballet hardly a year after he sold BTCC. On Thursday, Lee announced that his startup Ballet would be rolling out a hardware wallet that supports… Read more

Ethereum ProgPoW Passes Audit Tests

September 12, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Ethereum’s ProgPoW has passed the test according to the Ethereum Cat Herders audits, although it could also become obsolete as technology evolves. The main goal behind the introduction of Programmatic Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW) algorithm, is to make Ethereum more resistant to ASIC miners, this way incentivizing decentralization of mining efforts. At the time of the Ethereum… Read more

German Bitcoin Mining Firm Launches Air-Cooled Bitcoin Mining Containers

September 12, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
German Bitcoin (BTC) mining infrastructure company Northern Bitcoin AG has completed the testing of its air-cooled mining container. The 20 ft. containers designed for outdoor crypto mining activities house 144 ASIC miners. Air-cooled mining solution for all-year cold locations On Monday a press release indicated that the mobile container solution would offer efficient and flexible… Read more

Virtual Reality AI and Blockchain Come Together in Moco’s IEO

September 7, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
VR Motion Communications plans to hit 500,000 downloads by 2022 for its 3D and 4K VR social media apps. It will commence it’s Initial Exchange Offering this month effectively ending the funding round for the Moco platform. The project initially based on the Ethereum blockchain will introduce high tech services in three areas. The areas… Read more

Decred (DCR) Upgrade Adds Privacy Feature

September 4, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Decred, the project focused on governance, has added privacy features to its cryptocurrency DCR. Decred unveiled the privacy feature in a blog post, stating that developers have been working on it since 2017. According to the blog post, Decred has found a middle ground between two extremes – Bitcoin and other privacy coins – offering… Read more

Tezos Hard Fork Dune Set for Strong Start

August 29, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Tezos’ hard fork Dune is set to have an impressive list of financial backers right from the start. Forks have always been an integral part of the cryptocurrency industry, and now Dune will be the latest blockchain borne out of a hard fork from Tezos. The interesting bit about Dune is that it already has… Read more

Bitcoin Programming Gets an Upgrade with Miniscript

August 26, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Bitcoin coding could be getting an upgrade if the new Miniscript language catches on with developers and the Bitcoin community. While Bitcoin is an immutable ledger, with an enhanced security layer, its programming flexibility could be improved. Miniscript is a programming language developed mostly by Blockstream. It relies on the simple smart contract language already… Read more