3 blockchain use cases that extend beyond crypto

    Blockchains are decentralized, transparent and increase the capacity of a whole network while giving users full control of their data. Blockchain use cases have expanded far beyond cryptocurrency in recent years, with multiple industries embracing the technology in a wide range of fields, including healthcare, logistics and financial services. There are many factors behind the…

    Why DeFi should expect more hacks this year: Blockchain security execs

    One reason is that “hackers have gotten smarter, gained more experience, and learned how to look for bugs,” according to the founder of a crypto auditing firm. Decentralized finance (DeFi) investors should buckle themselves up for another big year of exploits and attacks as new projects enter the market and hackers become more sophisticated. Executives…

    Smart contracts might be stifled by EU Data Act

    The EU has published its new Data Act, a law proposal that aims to regulate the generation and handling of data by the actors that harness it. The act, in its large scope, touches on the subject of smart contracts and proposes that every smart contract should have a termination function to stop the flow…

    IOTA: Building DeFi on acyclic graph

    Another “veteran” cryptocurrency has added smart contracts to its network. IOTA is very different from other cryptocurrencies: For starters, it doesn’t run on the blockchain, using a slightly different technology instead. Now it also features smart contracts, though currently still in beta version. The official blog of the IOTA project released a message that smart…

    From stablecoin to a bank: perhaps, the greatest challenge of 2021. Part 2

    A fundamentally new banking system structure may emerge sooner rather than later: the one where fiat and stablecoins, CBDC and “classical” cryptocurrencies are used on equal terms. And DeFi will compete directly and on a level playing field with centralized banking services. To understand how the banking system will change, let’s delve a little deeper…