Tether deploys new USDT token on the Tezos blockchain

Leading cryptocurrency stablecoin Tether has announced the launch of a new asset, Tether (USDT) tokens, built on the Tezos blockchain, and with the ambition of expanding its digital footprint across the digital payments and decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. According to the press release, “USDT on Tezos will power revolutionary applications across payments, DeFi, and more.” In conversation with a Tether representative, greater context was provided as to the intended utility of Tether tokens: “Tether tokens are not an investment but a utility for engaging in internet commerce, combating volatility, and providing a…

What is chain reorganization in blockchain technology?

A blockchain reorganization attack refers to a chain split in which nodes receive blocks from a new chain while the old chain continues to exist. On May 25, the Ethereum Beacon chain suffered a seven-block reorg and was exposed to a high-level security risk called chain organization. Validators on the Eth2 (now consensus layer upgrade) Beacon Chain became out of sync after a client update elevated specific clients. However, during the process, validators on the blockchain network were confused and didn’t update their clients. Seven-block reorganization means that seven blocks…

JPMorgan sees higher BTC price potential, a16z unveils $4.5 billion crypto fund, and PayPal hints at more crypto and blockchain involvement: Hodler’s Digest, May 22-28

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Andreessen Horowitz closes $4.5 billion crypto fund amid market turmoil Venture capital player Andreessen Horowitz, or a16z, has unveiled a new $4.5 billion cryptocurrency fund. The a16z fund is the fourth of its kind and more than double the amount of its third crypto investment…

Tether Launches on Polygon, USDT Stablecoin Now Hosted on 11 Blockchain Networks – Altcoins Bitcoin News

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FACT0RN Blockchain: Integer Factorization as Proof-of-Work (PoW) | by Coinbase | May, 2022

Tl;dr: This report updates on what FACT0RN Blockchain, a Coinbase Crypto Community Fund grant recipient, has been working on to replace PoW hashing by work that is of interest to the private sector as well as to the academic community. Code for the FACT0RN Blockchain, which launched April 20, 2022, can be found here and the whitepaper can be found here. By Escanor Liones (Github) Proof-of-work (PoW) is the original scheme to secure blockchain technology introduced in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto through the Bitcoin whitepaper. An analysis done in late…

BSV president urges Meta to store data for its metaverse on a public blockchain

While Meta has not yet launched its metaverse project, Bitcoin SV (BSV) Association President Jimmy Nguyen thinks that it would be better for the firm to store user data on a public blockchain.  In a Cointelegraph interview, Nguyen shared that a global and interoperable metaverse ecosystem would mean that individual data will be stored within a public blockchain. If Meta takes this method, Nguyen noted that Meta could become an interface that connects a blockchain to companies’ metaverse apps. This will allow other metaverses to access user data once users…

Exclusive: Meesho to look at metaverse, web3, other blockchain use cases for e-commerce sellers, buyers

Technology for MSMEs: After Amazon and Flipkart, e-commerce company Meesho may soon embrace blockchain-based use cases to improve the digital experience of buyers and sellers on its platform. E-commerce is arguably the next frontier in redefining online sale and purchase of goods through blockchain-based metaverse, web3, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other use cases. Hence, digital-native platforms are seemingly keen to explore blockchain which is considered to be the holy grail of trust and security. “I do see a lot of promise here for buyers and sellers on Meesho interacting in…

JPMorgan trials blockchain for collateral settlement in after-hours trading

Multinational investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co is reportedly trialing the use of its own private blockchain for collateral settlements. According to Bloomberg JPMorgan conducted a pilot transaction last Friday which saw two of its entities transfer a tokenized representation of Black Rock Inc. money market fund shares A money market fund is a type of mutual fund that is considered as a low risk investment as it offers exposure to liquid and short term assets such as cash, cash equivalents and debt-securities with high credit ratings. In terms of…

Blockchain tech offers multiple paths to financial inclusion for unbanked

Financial inclusion, accessible services and the unbanked are standard talking points in many conversations about crypto. But, the details may remain somewhat fuzzy — the people who talk about crypto are generally those already inside the financial system. There are people who are actively working to increase financial inclusion and access to services for the vast number of people who are unbanked or underserved.  CBDC for the people Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) will serve different purposes in different places. In economies where individuals have moved away from high levels…

Blockchain community breaks stereotypes at Davos

On the second day of the Global Blockchain Business Council’s (GBBC) Blockchain Central Davos 2022, Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr moderated a panel discussion focusing on the current direction of the financial industry.  Panelists included co-founder and CEO of Soramitsu Makoto Takemiya; Treasury executive at Oesterreichische Nationalbank Johannes Duong; and chief operating officer (COO) of theStellar Development Foundation Jason Chlipala. The panel tackled various issues such as educating the mainstream about blockchain, how blockchain companies are breaking stereotypes at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2022 and current market issues surrounding…