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Waves Breaks into dApps Market Launching Smart Contracts Functionality

Waves Platform, a decentralized blockchain ecosystem for building Web 3.0 solutions, hits another milestone releasing a major update for the Waves blockchain. Waves Node 1.0 release will bring some powerful and long-awaited new functionality and features to the Waves ecosystem, while activation of RIDE for dApps on mainnet will enable dApps implementation on Waves.

5,000 WAVES Prize on Offer: World Series Crypto Trading Contest to be Held on Waves DEX

Waves, a leading blockchain company and Web 3.0 pioneer, became the general sponsor of the World Series trading tournament (WSOC), shortly to be held on Waves DEX. Participation is free, and the winner will receive up to 5,000 WAVES in prize money!

Waves Platform Raises $120 Million for Vostok Private Blockchain Development

Waves Platform, a public blockchain network that enables digital startups to create tokens, has announced it raised $120 million to roll out a private version of its Vostok system for corporations and governments.

Waves Platform Opens Discussions with Malta Government on Tokenization of Financial Assets

Russia-based Waves Platform announced it started negotiations with the government of Malta regarding the company’s accreditation in this Mediterranean country and potential scenarios for the use of the Waves blockchain solutions in the state’s government and corporate sectors.

Waves Platform Smart Contracts Launched on Testnet

Waves, a blockchain-based token creation platform, has launched smart contracts on the Waves Testnet.

Waves Lab Participant Simdaq Raises $5 million via ICO

The first major Waves ICO of the year has ended, reaching its hard cap in just 28 hours thanks to a partnership with the Waves Lab incubator.

Waves Platform Launches Venture Capital Fund Focusing on Crypto-Assets

Public blockchain platform Waves is launching a new blockchain venture product called Basics Fund to focus on investing in crypto-assets and pre-sale ICO tokens.

Waves Platform to Launch a New Self-Regulatory Body Aimed at Developing ICO Standards

Blockchain platform Waves is launching a self-regulatory body to set standards for initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the blockchain industry.

Waves Platform Strikes Strategic Partnership with Gazprombank Digital

After initial hesitancy concerning bitcoin and blockchain, Russia is now embracing the new suite of technologies — and Waves is at the forefront of the movement.

Deloitte Forms Strategic Partnership with Waves Platform

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Deloitte CIS and Waves Platform signed a memorandum on strategic partnership aimed at providing clients with comprehensive initial coin offering (ICO) services and customized blockchain solutions tailored for specific business tasks.

Waves Platform Added to Microsoft Azure

Waves team has announced that their decentralized crowdfunding platform Waves Platform is now hosted in Microsoft Azure’s BaaS cloud.

Waves Founder Sasha Ivanov Insists Tokenization Goes Mainstream

Nearly a year ago, the Waves team raised $16 million over an ICO. Today, Alexander Ivanov, Waves Platform CEO, is a stakeholder of the blockchain community dedicating himself to both his project and popularization of blockchain technology as a whole.

Waves Platform Announces Launch of Waves Community Token (WCT)

The Waves blockchain platform has announced the upcoming launch of a new token as a part of its recently introduced Custom Application Token (CAT) facility on the mainnet. The new token distribution will enable Waves to foster community engagement in the next nine months.

Waves Founder Sasha Ivanov on Blockchain’s Omnitude and Recipe for Successful ICO

In an exclusive interview, CEO and founder of Waves Sasha Ivanov told ForkLog about his vision of development of cryptocurrencies and blockchain; new emerging trends in fundraising; and gave a few valuable pieces of advice to anyone considering an ICO.

Waves Platform Tests Asset Creation Ahead of Public Release

Waves, the 2.0 tokens platform, has released custom token functionality on its testnet ahead of the upcoming public release.

Waves Partners with BioViva

Blockchain platform Waves has announced it partnered with US-based scientific research company BioViva known for “addressing biological aging itself”.

Waves Platform Raises Nearly $16 Million in a Crowdsale

Blockchain platform Waves has finalized the pre-sale of its tokens, having raised 29,445 BTC through crowdsale. At current exchange rate, this amount equals to $15,754,793.

Blockchain Platform Waves Announces Partnership with Mycelium

Shortly after Mycelium announced the new version of their bitcoin wallet to be released this fall, Waves team has announced future integration with the updated wallet. The announcement was published in the startup’s official blog. “We’re in the process of forging partnerships with several strategical partners. One of them is, major bitcoin wallet provider. Currently […]

Waves Developers Present First Version of Testnet

Blockchain platform Waves has presented a testnet so that investors and other supporters could access the system’s prototype. Moreover, the release would enable investors to participate in development, for instance, by providing their feedback which is of utmost importance at early stages of any project. “Functionality is currently limited, but what we have seems to […]

Waves Raise Close to $1m at the Start of the Crowdsale Campaign

In less than four hours of today’s tokens pre-sale, blockchain platform Waves has demonstrated impressive efficiency by raising in excess of 2,000 BTC.

Waves Platform Tokens Pre-Sale Launches Today

Blockchain platform Waves launches its ICO (Initial Coin Offering) at 12 a.m. GMT today. The project’s team intends to create a decentralized version of Kickstarter to successfully compete with existing crowdfunding projects. The team stresses that Waves is not yet another cryptocurrency, but a blockchain system with strictly defined functionality.

Blockchain Platform Waves to Create Kickstarter’s Killer

Creators of decentralized blockchain platform Waves intend to make blockchain-based crowdfunding a mass phenomenon. According to the project’s team, existing blockchain-based crowdfunding solutions still have inappropriately high entry threshold, as they require knowledge of cryptocurrencies, comprehension of their functioning, and lots of others specific aspects of the industry.

Ethereum ATM, Centralized Bitcoin and Waves of Crowdfunding. Cryptospace News for March 6 – 12

This week’s overview is dedicated to good and not-so-good news about bitcoin, further rise of Ethereum, interesting findings of blockchain researches, and other things. Bitcoin Price Comparing to last week’s values, Bitcoin price has grown a bit, with the exchange rate sitting at $414 at the time of writing. Last Saturday, the rate dropped to […]

Launch of Decentralized Crowdfunding and Trading Platform Waves Announced

Waves development team along with and Scorex framework developers has announced it launches a decentralized crowdfunding and virtual values trading platform.

Are RSA and Cryptocurrencies Safe Despite Quantum Computing Progress? Are RSA and Cryptocurrencies Safe Despite Quantum Computing Progress?

A large aerospace contractor Honeywell released a quantum computer that’s heralded as the highest-performing device of the kind to date. The company plans on using Microsoft Azure to make its devices commercially available to a wide audience. Yet, the technology is decades from being a threat to cryptography and the very claim of Honeywell’s device […]

Emin Gün Sirer Reveals Fundamentals of a Perfect Blockchain. PoW Mining Is Not Included Emin Gün Sirer Reveals Fundamentals of a Perfect Blockchain. PoW Mining Is Not Included

Emin Gün Sirer, associate professor of computer science at Cornell University and an early proponent of Bitcoin, is known as the creator of several important scaling solutions, including Bitcoin-NG.

How Police Spy on Protesters  How Police Spy on Protesters 

According to Gallup, in 2018, about two-thirds of people worldwide had confidence in their local police. Given the law enforcement response to the protests in the U.S., this number will probably be quite different in subsequent reports. But batons, rubber bullets, and tear gas aren’t the only tools for the job.

Intellectual Hygiene: Six Rules to Battle Fake News and Propaganda Intellectual Hygiene: Six Rules to Battle Fake News and Propaganda

Today I woke up to a message from my mom. In a very panicky tone, she said that the government has gone completely nuts and is going to pass a bill that qualifies everyone without a degree as a “commoner.” And, on top of that, those “commoners” will be prohibited from leaving the country.

Will Bitcoin Grow Over Impending Economic Recession? Here’s What Experts Say Will Bitcoin Grow Over Impending Economic Recession? Here’s What Experts Say

The last few weeks have been tough for the world’s economy. The financial markets plunged over the news of coronavirus spreading outside China, the disruption of well-established logistics chains may lead to inflation, and the consumer good prices may skyrocket. Some of the sentiment seeped into the cryptocurrency market.

DeFi Passed $1B Total Value Locked: Grain of Salt

According to DeFi Pulse, last week, the total dollar worth of funds locked in Ethereum-powered DeFi projects passed the $1 billion mark. Currently, the Total Value Locked metric is $1.04 billion.

Retracing Monero’s Steps in 2019

Monero is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency launched in 2014. Unlike some other cryptocurrencies, Monero is not a Bitcoin fork and is based on its own whitepaper and codebase.

Russia to Implement Blockchain in State Governance

Gleb Nikitin, the governor of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Russia stated that the region’s residents will become the country’s first to test the capabilities of blockchain tech in state governance.

A Fresh Start for Crypto Startups at Blockshow Asia 2019

There have been many sectors in which startups have battled to the top but finance is not one of them. A large number are capturing some fractional market share but there is no hope for any to see the equivalent success the likes of Amazon or Uber have seen in logistics or transportation. Many of […]

Anchor – Will The New Stablecoin Be an Ultimate Solution to Preserving Monetary Value?

While today’s global economic ecosystem is plagued by instability, market volatility and inflation, various financial institutions are coming up a with a solution generally known as stablecoins. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to minimize the volatility of the price, relative to some “stable” asset or basket of assets. A stablecoin can be pegged to a currency, […]

Malta’s Prime Minister Says Cryptocurrencies are “Inevitable Part of Digital Future”

During a speech addressing the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nation, Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has stated he “passionately believes blockchain makes cryptocurrencies the inevitable future of money.”

WhalePanda: Bitcoin Will Be a Global Reserve Currency

Forklog spoke to WhalePanda, a well-known cryptocurrency trader and Bitcoin maximalist. WhalePanda’s voice is specifically strong on Twitter where he has over 205,00 followers, as well as on other social media channels.

BlockShow Returns to Celebrate Blockchain with Asia Blockchain

Asia is the world’s growth factory. Two of the fastest growing economies in the world at the moment China and India are in Asia. It has been nearly 50 years since the Bangkok declaration that created ASEAN, which has emerged as one of the fastest growing economic blocs is projected to enjoy a GDP growth […]

Exclusive. Erik Voorhees: There Were No Winners in the Bitcoin Block Size Debate

Recalling some of the last year’s events, Erik Voorhees says the community is already deeply split and, unfortunately, there were no winners in the stand-off between the Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash proponents.

Exclusive: Konstantin Gladych of Changelly on Platform’s Upcoming Integrations, Atomic Swaps and the Future of Bitcoin Market

FokLog spoke to Konstantin Gladych, CEO and co-founder of Changelly, during BlockShow Europe 2018 in Berlin, where he took the stage to talk about centralized and decentralized exchanges.

Exclusive: It’s Unfortunate Bitcoin Foundation was Drawn into the Blocksize Debate Controversy – Llew Claasen

The Bitcoin Foundation is a group of industry insiders with the stated goals of funding Bitcoin infrastructure and promoting it to the public. This helped the Foundation to make over $350,000 from membership dues last year alone as multiple Bitcoin-related startups and paying members believe they’re helping to improve Bitcoin through the Foundation.

Russian Prosecutors Question Local Burger King on Account of WhopperCoins

Managers of Burger King Russia have been called for questioning to the Public Prosecution Office of Russia on account of WhopperCoins, a virtual currency issued by the company.

Burger King Russia Launches Whoppercoin Token

Burger King’s Russian division has announced it is now offering Whoppercoin, its own cryptocurrency named after the signature burger serves by the company.

Russian National Settlement Depository to Develop Digital Assets Platform

Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) is considering building a platform to serve digital assets including cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets.

ZrCoin CEO Hopes Blockchain Could Attract Investment to Russian Industries

ZrCoin, the first tokenized factory in Russia, has raised nearly $1.4 million from 800 investors on the first day of its ICO, with $300,000 being the highest investment. As of now, the sum of raised amounts has surpassed $1.6 million.

Russian Blockchain-Oriented Farm Kolionovo Closes ICO with Over $500,000 Raised

Kolionovo Ecosystem, a project aimed at creation and a large-scale testing of the model of the local economy and raising funds for the development of real production of agricultural goods and services, announced it successfully concluded its crowdfunding campaign raising $510,533.

Russia’s Party of Growth Reveals Details of Its Network Cryptocurrency Community

According to Boris Titov, the chairman of Russia’s Partiya Rosta (‘the Party of Growth’) and Russia’s business ombudsman, the network community titled People of Growth is set to unite entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, young people and minor officials to raise funds for their business projects and make cryptocurrency investment.

Russian Farm to Issue Crypto-tokens Backed by Ducks, Geese, and Goats

Eduard Surkov’s club farm Mashkino in Central Russia has announced its plans to issue cryptocurrency tokens backed by the farm’s products, i.e. chickens, ducks, geese, lambs, and goatlings.

WeTrust Reveals Why ICO Is Better Than Venture Capital Financing

Another day, another ICO. The total amount of investments raised by The DAO, Ethereum and Waves alone comprised nearly $195 million. However, most crypto fundraising campaigns still occur in legal vacuum. So why do crypto projects prefer the crypto-based way of raising funds over those traditional, like venture capital financing?

Singapore Startup Starbase to Launch Ethereum-Based Crowdfunding Platform

July 2016, Waves exploded the internet by raising 29,445 BTC in an ICO. However, Waves isn’t the only decentralized crowdfunding platform: there are lots of them, including Fundonomy, NXT, and Wings. Most of them operate globally, however, there are some exceptions like Starbase, a Singapore-based platform with Japanese roots, which is to launch its ICO on […]

What Will The Future Hold for Bitcoin in 2017?

2016 has brought more drama in the world of cryptocurrencies: the rise and the fall of The DAO, Ethereum’s controversial hard fork and subsequent emergence of Ethereum Classic, and the attack on Bitfinex, among others. Certainly, all of us would like to know what’s on the table now.

Ethtrade: 2016 Has Become the Year of Ethereum’s Maturing

This year, Ethereum has been one of the most talked-about cryptocurrencies. The year 2016 started with a series of wins for the ambitious project, yet shortly afterwards it faced a series of problems. However, notwithstanding the hardfork after The DAO’s collapse, and the subsequent emergence of Ethereum Classic, many experts still believe Ethereum is a […]

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies in Our Lives: ForkLog Readers Poll Results

Several weeks ago, ForkLog announced a readers poll, with 1,038 users participating. Our editorial board has summarized the readers’ answers, so that everyone could decide for themselves as to the degree of cryptocurrency integration in our lives.

Labor Hours-backed Cryptocurrency to Launch ICO

The Chronobank team has announced it is preparing for an ICO to be held December 2016. Those interested may sign up at the project’s website to learn terms and conditions of the crowdsale, and monitor its progress.

Mass Network: We Don’t Force Certain Economic Models on the Market

Even though some community members believe that Mass Network, a global advertising platform that’s about to launch, has a lot in common with Brave Browser or AdBlock Plus, the project’s developers seem to have a different opinion.

Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference Kiev: Report

ForkLog attended Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference held September 23 in Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv. This year, the conference has featured three sections: one for newbies, one for pros, and one for developers.

Bitfury to Ukraine, ETC Independence and Russian Mercy. Cryptospace News, August 8 – 14

The return of Bitfinex and the never-ending story of Ethereum Classic have become the main news of the week. Also featuring in ForkLog’s weekly overview are new initiatives in blockchain realm, and other cryptocurrency-related news.

Troubled Waters for Coinbase: Increasing Fees, Neglection of ETC, and Rumors about Insolvency

As probably everyone knows now, Coinbase intends to quadruple its fees effective as of August 5 this year. Having failed to provide any explanation for such abrupt upsurge of charges, the exchange now faces yet another string of critical statements from across the community.

Telegram Now Features a Bot for Cryptocurrency Prices Monitoring

Telegram now features a basic bot that the cryptocommunity might find useful, DCBot (@BlokchainBot). It informs users on prices of diverse cryptocurrencies, and shows news posted in related media. Co-Founder: The DAO Will Give Birth To the Companies That Otherwise Wouldn’t Have Existed

May 28, the crowdsale of The DAO, an ambitious project for decentralized trust management on the blockchain of Ethereum, has closed.

Well-Known Lawyer to Head Russian Blockchain Community

 June 6, the management board of elected Artem Tolkachev as its chairman instead of Alex Fork.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Yobit Runs Suspicious Operations

Blockchain platform Waves has issued a statement to warn users about suspicious operations with Waves tokens at cryptocurrency exchange Yobit.

Wright Coming Out and Consensus 2016 Does New York. Cryptospace News, April 30 – May 7

Bitcoin growth continuing, Craig Wright coming out of the closet, Consensus 2016 being held in New York, and other milestones of the week – all together in ForkLog’s weekly overview. Bitcoin Price Even though some of the week’s events have initially undermined bitcoin price, so that it dropped down to $441 on Monday, further developments […]

Mycelium Wallet Team to Sell 5% of the Company in ICO

Developers of bitcoin wallet Mycelium have announced their first crowdsale to distribute 5% of the company’s value among users and bitcoin developers. Mycelium CEO Alexander Kuzmin stated: “We want Mycelium users to be Mycelium stakeholders. There are three reasons for this. We need money to support the current version and update it from time to […]

Bitcoin Skyrocketing, Public Services & Blockchain, and Platforms Launching. Cryptospace News, April 16-23

Bitcoin price growing, new investments in the industry, ambitious statements on practical application of blockchain technology – all highlights of crypto-industry’s week presented in ForkLog’s weekly overview.

Ethereum Expands Across Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH) has once been nearly worthless. However, this year it has demonstrated immense growth. For instance, ETH managed to overtake the second position in market cap rankings, having ejected Ripple and Litecoin. These results could hardly seem surprising to those who witnessed the project’s recent activity.

Bitcoin, Cashless Economy and NIRP, Part II

Part One covered general features and peculiarities of bitcoin in comparison to national currencies of a cashless economy. Part Two covers bitcoin’s perspectives under conditions of negative percent rate policy (NIRP).

Longread: Schrödinger’s bitcoin

When Mike Hearn buried bitcoin, its exchange rate immediately went down, as if you’re dead, you indeed should keep close to the ground. Lots of prominent cryptocurrency industry figures snapped into writing lots of texts, both long or laconic, stating that rumors about bitcoin’s death are somewhat exaggerated. Website titled “Bitcoin Obituaries” so far contains […]