Developers

Algorand’s new accelerator program in Europe to issue grants up to $500K

The Algorand Foundation, the governance and research organization behind major blockchain platform Algorand, is launching a new accelerator program in Europe. Known as “Algorand Europe Accelerator,” the new program intends to support European developers and entrepreneurs looking to build applications on the Algorand platform. Announcing the news on Oct. 15, the Algorand Foundation told Cointelegraph …

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Token Projects to Recover $130M from the Kucoin Hack, Devs Condemned for Centralization

The cryptocurrency community has been discussing the Kucoin hack as a great number of ERC20 projects have frozen, paused, or reversed their smart contracts after the hack. Estimates say that at least $129 million ERC20 tokens affected are considered “safe” from the hacker’s clutches. Additionally, evaluations show the breach may be much larger than originally …

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China’s BSN International integrates support for Tezos network

China’s government-backed blockchain project, the Blockchain Service Network, has announced the integration of the Tezos blockchain onto its international portal. According to an official announcement on Sept. 24, Tezos has been selected as the “one of the first batch of blockchains” to be integrated into the BSN International — a global platform providing access to …

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China’s national blockchain project to support DAML smart contract language

The Blockchain Services Network (BSN), the largest blockchain infrastructure initiative in China, now has a unified smart contract programming language. Red Date Technology, a major tech company involved in the BSN’s development, will add support for DAML — a smart contract language developed by American blockchain startup Digital Asset. Announcing the news on Sept. 14, …

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Meet a Freelance Cypherpunk Developer in Africa

In this audio interview, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen and Fodé Diop, founder of the Dakar Bitcoin Developers meetup in Senegal, talk about bitcoin in Africa.  For more episodes and free early access before our regular 3 p.m. Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica, iHeartRadio or RSS. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com, Bitstamp and Nexo.io. From how mobile devices offer the primary point of …

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Smart Contract Language DAML Is Now Available on R3’s Corda

DAML, a major smart contact language designed for building business-level blockchain applications, has been integrated with R3’s blockchain. Developed by United States’ blockchain startup Digital Asset, DAML, or Digital Asset Modeling Language, is now available on R3 commercial blockchain platform, Corda Enterprise. A cross-platform alternative to Corda’s native programming language In order to bring the …

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Conflux Blockchain Announces Ecosystem Grants Program

Blockchain startup Conflux has announced its Conflux Ecosystem Grants Program, paid in the blockchain’s native CRX token, for building out the Conflux ecosystem, according to a release from the firm.  Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of …

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Snapchat’s third-party ‘Mini’ apps are live

Snap Inc. You no longer have to leave Snapchat to meditate, make a group decision, crowdsource your friends’ game-day predictions or study. As of today, you can do all of that with Snap Minis, bite-sized apps created within Snapchat by third-party developers.  Snap Minis are built directly into Snapchat with HTML5, and they work for …

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Facebook shared user data with developers it shouldn’t have — again

Pornpak Khunatorn via Getty Images Facebook has disclosed yet another instance of developers receiving user data they shouldn’t have. According to the company, at least a few thousand developers were able to access some personal details from “inactive” users who hadn’t used their apps in more than 90 days.  Under Facebook’s guidelines, developers shouldn’t receive …

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Bamboozled: Gavin Andresen Says He Could Have Been Fooled by Craig Wright, BSV Supporters Speak Out

Crypto 101: How to Send and Receive Bitcoin Cash Via the Bitcoin.com Wallet During the last few months in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and faltering global economy, many individuals have shown an interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, oftentimes people can find the process a bit daunting because they are … read …

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