BlockApps launches Ethereum-based Agritech network in collaboration with Bayer

On Nov. 18, blockchain solutions provider BlockApps launched a blockchain-based agricultural crop tracking network called “TraceHarvest” — and one of the largest companies in the world, Bayer, is among its first users.  TraceHarvest reportedly provides users with the ability to trace the life cycle of agricultural products starting from the source of seeds, all the way to defining the responsibilities of each party involved in the supply chain. The platform also provides users with information in real-time, ideally mitigating problems associated with manually tracking crops. TraceHarvest is open to all…

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Binance briefly pauses Ethereum withdrawals as network suffers ‘minor hard-fork’

The Ethereum (ETH) network has suffered what looks like a hard fork today as reports emerged of outages and irregularities on infrastructure providers Infura and Blockchair. While initially it was believed to be an internal issue in Infura, a hosting service used by some exchanges and service providers to interact with the Ethereum network, independent node operators have reported issues as well. During the incident, Binance paused withdrawals, and its CEO Chanpheng Zhao referred to a “possible chain split” as the culprit. The exchange has since resumed withdrawals as of 10:20 am…

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Grin Network Victim of 51% Attack, Unknown Miner Commands 58% of the Hashrate

The privacy-centric cryptocurrency network Grin (GRIN) has been the victim of a 51% attack according to a number of reports. Allegedly an unknown entity gained control of over 57% of the network hashrate on Saturday. According to the Grin website, the team is recommending people wait for “extra confirmations on transactions for payment finality.” On November 7, 2020, a mining pool dedicated to the Grin (GRIN) network informed the cryptocurrency community that the blockchain was under attack. “Grin network is under [a] 51% attack,” the mining pool called “2miners” tweeted.…

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Celsius Network founder gifts wife 15 million CEL tokens

The founder of the crypto payments network Celsius has gifted his wife a large portion of the token supply, reducing his own enormous stake in the process. Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky gifted wife Krissy 15 million CEL tokens as a birthday present, worth an estimated $20 million at today’s prices. I gave my wife @KrissyMashinsky a very special present of 15,000,000 CEL tokens for her very special birthday. She has been with me through it all and ALWAYS supported me even when I made silly mistakes. I love you Krissy…

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PayPal Doesn’t Bring Users To The Bitcoin Network – Bitcoin Magazine

Article image created by cryptograffiti. News broke on the morning of October 21 2020, that PayPal would grant its users the ability to purchase, sell and hold bitcoin within its app. PayPal’s stock price rose 4.65 percent on the news, and the bitcoin price continued its rise from $11,400 to $12,700 by midday. There is no denying that PayPal is a monster in the mobile and digital payment processing space. Since the lockdowns stemming from the spread of COVID-19, consumers and businesses are transacting with cash less often, and more…

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Ethereum miners made 450K ETH from high network fees during DeFi peak

Ether (ETH) miner revenue skyrocketed during the month of September according to data from glassnode, an onchain analytics resource. While the price of Ether did not rise significantly during this time, miners on the Ethereum network saw their revenue increase due to high fees.  Miners took home 450,089 ETH in fees ($168.7 million) and this represents a 39% increase over last month in which miners made roughly $113 million in fees. During the same period, Bitcoin miner revenue from fees not only paled in comparison but actually decreased. BTC miners…

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GM and Honda publish specs for decentralized electric car charging network

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) has launched a global standard for integrating blockchain technology into a decentralized vehicle charging network. The storage of excess energy generated by wind or solar is a big problem for the renewable energy industry as batteries are very expensive. But electric vehicles already have significant storage capacity so there’s been a lot of work around plugging them into decentralized energy grids to store renewable energy. MOBI’s Electric Vehicle Grid Integration (EVGI) Working Group’s first design specifications seek to lay the foundation for decentralized charging…

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ETH Volumes Top $119.5 Billion in Q3: High-Risk Dapps Dominate Tron Network

A recent report says total Dapps transaction volumes reached $125 Billion in Q3 2020, a figure which is $113 billion higher than in Q2 2020. From these volumes, the Ethereum blockchain accounts for 96% or $119.5 billion of the total created value with the majority of this being attributed to the DeFi ecosystem. Still, the report observes that the EOS and Tron blockchain, where gambling and high-risk category account for 60% of activity, are the only competing chains to offer Ethereum a challenge, albeit a very limited one. Compiled by…

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ETH price loses ground, but network metrics say DeFi season not over yet

Ether has dropped around 30% from its 2020 high of $482 on Sept. 1 to $340 in five days. The drop in the price of Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) was largely due to the rising dollar, which has stopped Bitcoin’s bull run in its tracks. Ether is still sitting at around $340, failing to recover its price ranges of August. As the price of Ether dropped significantly from the start of the month, several fundamental factors on the Ethereum network itself have changed. These include the movements and positions…

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Ethereum’s Gas Spike Forces Coinbase Pro to Pass Network Fees to Customers

While Ethereum network fees have jumped to new highs this year, the popular cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase Pro, announced that the trading platform would be passing network fees onto customers. The move followed the exchange listing Uniswap’s native token UNI, an airdrop that saw miners collect close to $1 million in gas in less than an hour. The decentralized finance (defi) ecosystem has seen significant demand in 2020, but it has also contributed to the Ethereum (ETH) network’s rising fees. Ethereum miners are collecting a massive amount of revenue from gas…

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