Starknet and zkSync buck trend as crypto ecosystems shed devs by 28%
    19 Oct 2023

    Ethereum layer-2 scaling solutions Starknet and zkSync are among the few platforms to have increased their total monthly active developer counts over the last 12 months, data shows. While Starknet and zkSync only recorded increases of 3% and 6% respectively, the likes of Ethereum, Polygon and Solana saw their counts fa by 23%, 43% and…

    Aptos resumes operation after 5-hour outage that ‘impacted’ transactions
    19 Oct 2023

    Layer-1 blockchain Aptos Network has managed to bring its network back to normal operations after a lengthy five-hour outage that saw transactions on its network “impacted.” According to the Aptoscan network tracker, on-chain transactions on the Move language-based blockchain were halted 11:11pm UTC on Oct. 18 at block 104621314 — down for more than five hours….

    IMF director urges ‘financial inclusion’ via digitalization
    19 Oct 2023

    During her opening speech at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) seminar on financial inclusion in Marrakesh, Morocco, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said digitalization is “the most important way” to scale up financial inclusion. “It is digital that moves help to people, investment and ability of the economy to accelerate,” Georgieva said, citing digital cash transfers in…