XRP Races To $0.25 – Long Term Prediction

XRP Races To $0.25 – Long Term Prediction

12:06 - 19/01/2020

Oracletimes

XRP was recently in the spotlight due to the accusations which are claiming that the coin is a security. XRP is accused of being a security, and Ripple is also slammed for being the company that created the coin for its benefits. Ripple's CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that this whole lawsuit is outrageous, and he …

Tron (TRX) Launches A New Stablecoin

Tron (TRX) Launches A New Stablecoin

11:35 - 19/01/2020

Oracletimes

Tron was recently in the spotlight when it's been revealed that YouTube’s most significant independent creator, Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, is welcoming the news that DLive’s blockchain-based streaming platform is joining the Tron and BitTorrent (BTT) family. After that, Tron made headlines when Justin Sun revealed that he’s about to make a massive …

Ripple Teams Up With New Crypto Exchange To Boost XRP Payments Network

Ripple Teams Up With New Crypto Exchange To Boost XRP Payments Network

11:26 - 19/01/2020

Oracletimes

Ripple managed to bag a lot of essential partnerships during 2019, and the company made considerable efforts to promote its products and to boost the complete XRP ecosystem. The San Francisco-based company also boosted the adoption of XRP, and the only thing that the Ripple enthusiasts and XRP fans were waiting for in 2019 was …

Craig Wright Cannot Unlock The 1.1 Billion BTC

Craig Wright Cannot Unlock The 1.1 Billion BTC

10:49 - 19/01/2020

Oracletimes

It’s been recently revealed that a judge gave Craig Wright until February 3 to access the $9.2 million worth of BTC said to be locked in a Tulip Trust which is an encrypted document that holds the keys to the BTC that he and Kleiman mined together. Both of their cryptographic signatures are required to …

Bitcoin Rally May Be Powered By Institutional Money

Bitcoin Rally May Be Powered By Institutional Money

10:39 - 19/01/2020

Oracletimes

The crypto market has been rallying today with Bitcoin managing to hit the psychological barrier of $9,000. Last Friday, BTC also recorded this new fresh 2020 high, but today, the most important coin in the crypto market managed to surge past $9,100. At the moment of writing this article, BTC is still trading in the …

Bitcoin breaks past $9100 and ETH $177 XRP also gains 10%

Bitcoin breaks past $9100 and ETH $177 XRP also gains 10%

01:45 - 19/01/2020

Oracletimes

Bitcoin has broken the psychological barrier of $9000 propelling it into possible bull territory, Ethereum Has also made massive gains passing $177 we believe as rising tide increases all prices, Could this be the end of the bear market that has lasted for the past 1/2 years? The bear market, is it over? Since the …

Ripple Addresses Lawsuit That Could Destroy The Multi-Billion Dollar XRP Marketplace

Ripple Addresses Lawsuit That Could Destroy The Multi-Billion Dollar XRP Marketplace

10:13 - 18/01/2020

Oracletimes

As you know, Ripple has been hit by a lawsuit that had the community of enthusiasts angry. Now, it’s been revealed that a judge is considering Ripple’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the San Francisco startup. Brad Garlinghouse calls the lawsuit “outrageous” Garlinghouse said the following in a new CNBC interview: “My view of …

Wall Street Interest In Crypto Booms: Investors Pumped $608 Million Into BTC And Crypto Funds In 2019

Wall Street Interest In Crypto Booms: Investors Pumped $608 Million Into BTC And Crypto Funds In 2019

10:03 - 18/01/2020

Oracletimes

2019 was an excellent year for the crypto space, marking a lot of achievements and taking the crypto industry closer to the mainstream adoption. There have been a lot of moves made towards the accomplishment of this enormous goal. Also, it's important to note that institutional investors came to the crypto space, which also marked …

Crypto 2020: Altcoin Season Has Arrived, According To Key Index

Crypto 2020: Altcoin Season Has Arrived, According To Key Index

09:35 - 18/01/2020

Oracletimes

The crypto market saw a really exciting rally a few days ago when BTC seemed to be racing towards $9,000. The race stopped, and now the crypto market looks pretty mixed. The most important coin in the crypto market is trading in the red, and at the moment of writing this article, BTC is priced …

Ripple’s Neverending Hiring Spree Continues – Bold Predictions For 2020

Ripple’s Neverending Hiring Spree Continues – Bold Predictions For 2020

09:05 - 18/01/2020

Oracletimes

Ripple had a great 2019, and the San Francisco-based company is expecting to have an even greater 2020. Last year, the firm managed to mark a lot of achievements, and it also gained massive recognition in the financial space. Ripple has been working very hard to use its products in order to be able to …

Bitcoin (BTC) Could Surge To $20,000 – Key Levels To Follow

Bitcoin (BTC) Could Surge To $20,000 – Key Levels To Follow

08:55 - 18/01/2020

Oracletimes

The crypto market looks pretty mixed today, with Bitcoin trading in the red at the moment of writing this article. The most important coin is priced at $8,847.07 after a few days in which BTC rallied, and experts were eating to see if it can surpass $9,000. Bitcoin sentiment across crypto Twitter There’s a new …

Why is so much DeFi on Ethereum?

Why is so much DeFi on Ethereum?

17:56 - 17/01/2020

Oracletimes

Cryptocurrency is naturally separated from financial institutions. It's in its very nature, as a decentralised currency that has no major governing body, there’s nothing to steer it like you see in traditional currencies such as the dollar or the pound. A lot of these decentralised finance (or DeFi) products are built on Ethereum, but why …

Could Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency make Crypto Mainstream?

11:33 - 17/01/2020

Oracletimes

As with every year, we can expect the cryptocurrency market to be fairly volatile in 2020. This is a particularly safe prediction when you look at the events that are expected to take place as the year unfolds. Bitcoin might see another halving, Ethereum will continue preparations for the 2.0 launch, and US traders will …

XRP Could Surge 170% Higher Against Bitcoin – Here Are The Reasons

XRP Could Surge 170% Higher Against Bitcoin – Here Are The Reasons

09:23 - 17/01/2020

Oracletimes

Over the past few days, the most important coins in the market have surged like crazy, and they gained a lot. The interesting thing that has also been noted by experts is that the altcoins have dramatically outperformed BTC. The Bitcoin dominance which is the percentage of the crypto market's aggregate value made up by …

Ripple Is Hit With A New Lawsuit – The Company Responds

Ripple Is Hit With A New Lawsuit – The Company Responds

09:03 - 17/01/2020

Oracletimes

Ripple had a great 2019 despite the massive controversy surrounding the San Francisco-based company and also the digital asset XRP. The crypto has been slammed for being a security and Ripple has been accused of creating XRP for its very own enrichment. Brad Garlinghouse responded to these accusations more than once, offering haters reasons for …

Federal Reserve Could Digitize The Dollar, Says Anthony Pompliano

08:36 - 17/01/2020

Oracletimes

2020 kicked off great for the crypto industry, with prices rallying and various optimistic predictions pouring into the crypto space. Cryptos, a priority for 2020 A few days ago, it was also revealed that the US SEC announced that cryptos are one of its top priorities for 2020. Digital assets are identified as one of …

XRP Bulls: Three Factors That Could Trigger XRP Parabolic Move

XRP Bulls: Three Factors That Could Trigger XRP Parabolic Move

08:10 - 17/01/2020

Oracletimes

The crypto market looks pretty good today, with the most important coins trading in the green. BTC seems to be rallying to $9,000 again and crypto enthusiasts are waiting to see if this time, the most important coin in the market is able to surpass the level. XRP upwards momentum These days have been really …

The 1.x Files: January call digest

08:00 - 17/01/2020

Ethereum.org

January 14th tl;dc (too long, didn’t call) Disclaimer: This is a digest of the topics discussed in the recurring Eth1.x research call, and doesn’t represent finalized plans or commitments to network upgrades. The main topics of this call were Rough data quantifying advantages of switching to a binary trie structure...
Bitcoin Prediction: BTC Could Hit $16k This Year

Bitcoin Prediction: BTC Could Hit $16k This Year

07:57 - 17/01/2020

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This year, BTC recorded its best start to the year since 2012. Optimism is back to the crypto market following a crash after the 2017 high. Back in December 2017, BTC hit an all-time high of almost $20k, but it fell just a bit over $3,000 in December 2018. A lot of experts saw that …

Wasabi – the ultimate in user privacy

03:26 - 17/01/2020

Oracletimes

As cryptocurrencies have matured from a Blockchain experiment to a fully-fledged currency that can be used for payment and banking, the way people use the technology has similarly evolved. One of the original selling points of currencies like Bitcoin was its privacy feature, allowing users to create, buy and sell digital money in complete anonymity …

LocalCryptos leads the way: a new era for cryptocurrency trading

21:58 - 16/01/2020

Oracletimes

Formally known as LocalEthereum, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading site recently rebranded to become LocalCryptos. But apart from the name change, what’s new? Well, the obvious big difference between the old site and the new is that users can now trade Bitcoin in addition to Ethereum. As well as this, the site has many new, improved …

Etheruem 2.0 is to be released in 2020

Etheruem 2.0 is to be released in 2020

20:02 - 16/01/2020

Oracletimes

According to ConsenSys co-founder Andrew Keys, Etheruem 2.0 is close to release and should have a 2020 release date. In his post on the ConsenSys website on January 7th 2020, Keys made 20 predictions about what the upcoming year would bring for blockchain. One of the most surprising yet most welcomed predictions made by Keys …

Dev Status Update — January, 2020

Dev Status Update — January, 2020

17:45 - 16/01/2020

iota.org

Dev Status Update — January, 2020

Published by the IOTA dev team every month, this update will provide you with news and updates about our key projects! Please click here if you want to see the last status update.

The whole engineering team is back after the Holidays break and we’re going full steam ahead towards implementing upgrades that will be visible both pre and post-Coordicide. You can see all the upcoming improvements on our roadmap. We will be using these monthly updates to summarize any changes to the roadmap, any additions, delays or updates.

We are also discussing several improvements to the current Mainnet that would be implemented as a follow-up to the current improvements listed on the roadmap. These improvements would mostly be functionalities that will also be part of Coordicide, but might be worth implementing on the current network as well.

Bee

The Bee team has been finalizing different RFCs. The cryptographic hashes RFC, together with implementation examples. The RFC will now be in the final comment period before getting merged. The signing scheme RFC can then be finalized right after, implementing Seed, WOTS, and MSS. An async network prototype has also been implemented. This includes type/length denoted messages, a notify/callback mechanism, and the channel interface.

The team has been investigating possible storage backends for Bee, currently experimenting with SQLX, for example. The storage RFC and its first prototype will be then reviewed.

You can find all the RFCs and submit your own in their respective GitHub repository.

A prototype has also been initiated, gathering the different crate prototypes to have a first impression of the big picture, verify that there are no interoperability issues, give early feedback on the designs from RFCs and give something to the community to play with. The prototype is currently available here and will be updated during Q1. As soon as designs are validated by both RFCs and the prototypes they can be merged to the bee repository.

You can always see what the Bee team is up to in the open Discord channels where the day-to-day communication happens. See the `bee-dev`, `bee-discussion`, and `bee-rfcs` channels. You can find the meeting minutes for both RFC and development meetings in the meeting minutes repository.

IRI

The IRI team has released two new versions of the software in the past weeks to fix immediate network issues.

Since then, we have been focusing on releasing the next major version of IRI, 1.9.0. This version will contain multiple fixes, as well as security and performance improvements. We are currently testing the new version and are about to provide a release candidate to the community next week.

Qubic

The Qubic FPGA team is mainly focused towards implementing the first PoC that can run an arbitrary Qupla function on the FPGA hardware by the end of January as per the roadmap.

Meanwhile, Evaldas has started implementing a first version of the Q-node and consensus layer on GoShimmer. We are also discussing two additional base protocol features with the research team. These features, once implemented in GoShimmer, will allow the protocol to support smart contract functionality.

Trinity

The Trinity team has been hard at work to finalize the Trinity V1 featureset. The plan is to sign off on Trinity V1 and only engage in maintenance activities (i.e. bug fixes, stability fixes, etc.). The team would like to move full steam ahead and focus efforts towards developing Trinity V2. Trinity V2 will be a much more extensive application with a decentralized chat and decentralized identity system.

In the past month, the team has made three key releases: exchange integration through MoonPay, a web-based wallet called Spark, and now a release candidate for a Spent Address Recovery tool. The Spent Address Recovery Tool will be released in full once sufficient community testing has been conducted.

Why do we need a Spent Address Recovery tool?

IOTA’s one-time signatures mean that it is unsafe to spend from an address more than once. So if tokens arrive on a spent address, spending them would put them at risk. While Trinity prevents sending funds to and from an address that has already been spent from, other clients and exchanges may not have these same checks.

The tool added in the Trinity Desktop 1.3.0 will allow users to unlock funds from spent addresses by a process we call “bundle hash mining”. This improves the security of the bundle and reduces the chance of the funds being stolen.

GoShimmer

The GoShimmer team is a great example of the collaboration between the research and engineering departments at the IOTA Foundation. Members from both departments work together on feeding initial versions of researched components into a node software prototype.

We expect the prototype to be released at the end of January, as you can see on our Roadmap. The prototype will support 0 value transactions.

The team will then move on to follow-up components, like initial FPC implementation, or mana based rate control in a version of GoShimmer that will enable Ledger state and support value transactions.

MAM

We have finalized the first draft of the MAM v1.1 specification and are now preparing a high-level overview to share along with the spec. Please stay tuned in the #MAM channel on our Discord where we’ll soon be sharing the spec, the overview, and the initial prototype. We’ll be happy for any feedback that will let us improve the specification and implementations of MAM v1.1.

As always, we welcome everyone to stop by on Discord — every project mentioned here has a channel (or more) for discussion with the devs!

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Are Trump’s sanctions on Iran causing bitcoin and gold to surge?

Are Trump’s sanctions on Iran causing bitcoin and gold to surge?

12:51 - 16/01/2020

Oracletimes

It’s something of an understatement to say that the relationship between the USA and Iran has been a little strained recently. In fact, due to the rising tension – as well as the military action which took place – the USA made its position clear by imposing sanctions on Iran directly on January 10th 2020. …

Coinbase thinks this year will be the year for Privacy Coins

10:33 - 16/01/2020

Oracletimes

The CEO and co-founder of the USA-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has stated his belief that a “privacy coin” is likely to go mainstream this year. He personally published a post on Coinbase's official blog on the 3rd of January, in which he stated his belief that the integration of privacy features into a major blockchain …

3 Key Reasons Why XRP Is Not a Security

3 Key Reasons Why XRP Is Not a Security

08:37 - 16/01/2020

Oracletimes

We reported that the XRP scandal continues with haters slamming the coin as a security. XRP is accused of being a security, and Ripple is also slammed for being the company that created the coin for its benefits. The subject has been debated for an extended period of time, making Ripple enthusiasts and the XRP …

Twitter Considers Adding Tipping Feature – BTC To Be Integrated?

Twitter Considers Adding Tipping Feature – BTC To Be Integrated?

08:26 - 16/01/2020

Oracletimes

Crypto has made its way into a lot of industries and businesses during 2019 and 2020 is expected to be an even more successful year. There have been a lot of optimistic crypto-related predictions regarding the prices for the digital assets this year, but also regarding developments and all kinds of achievements in the crypto …

Visa Acquires Plaid Powering Crypto-To-Fiat Transactions For Coinbase And Abra

08:08 - 16/01/2020

Oracletimes

2020 kicked off really great in terms of prices in the crypto market, but also regarding various optimistic predictions about the crypto space. This is a new decade, which is expected to be amazing for the crypto industry with lots of developments and achievements. Payments giant Visa expands its reach in the mobile digital economy. …

eth2 quick update no. 7

eth2 quick update no. 7

08:00 - 16/01/2020

Ethereum.org

Welcome to the first eth2 quick update of 2020! This is going to be an exciting year. tldr; Release of v0.10.0 spec as stable target for multi-client testnets and security reviews @paulhauner and @sigp_io team hard at work building Lighthouse Relaunch of Prysm testnet, now with aggregators and mainnet configuration...