Tag: Smart Contracts

Amid Ethereum’s Merge, Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson Says ADA’s Vasil Fork Is Coming Soon

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson detailed on Friday that the Vasil hard fork is coming soon and noted that it may occur “sometime in September.” The crypto asset’s upgrade has been overshadowed by the upcoming Ethereum upgrade called The Merge. Vasil Hard......

Uniswap Censors 253 Crypto Addresses Blacklisted for Crime, Sanction Associations

According to a recently published report, the decentralized exchange (dex) Uniswap has blocked roughly 253 cryptocurrency addresses allegedly tied to crimes or government sanctions. The information was discovered by the software developer Banteg who analyzed and saved the shared logs from......

Central Bank of Brazil Director Praises Bitcoin as a Financial Innovation, Talks Programmable Digital Real

Fabio Araujo, Director of the Central Bank of Brazil, has praised the properties of Bitcoin, saying it is a financial innovation using new technologies. To Araujo, Bitcoin was the catalyst for what is today known as Web3. At an event, Araujo......

Cardano Spikes as Supporters Anticipate Vasil Hard Fork, Poll Shows ADA Expected to Hit $1 by the End of June

During the last seven days, the cryptocurrency cardano has increased in value by 17.3% against the U.S. dollar, as the community anticipates the upcoming Vasil hard fork, an upgrade that aims to improve the network’s throughput and enhance smart contract capabilities.......

Value Locked in Defi Rebounds — Smart Contract Tokens CPH, LUNA, XCP Lead the Pack

The total value locked in decentralized finance (defi) has managed to jump above the $200 billion zone, as crypto markets have rebounded from the market downturn last week. A number of native assets from the $611 billion worth of smart contract......

Cardano Price Surges After Metaverse Project Launch, ADA Gains More Than 30% in 7 Days

The smart contract token cardano has surged in value during the last 24 hours after a metaverse project called Pavia launched. Seven-day statistics indicate that cardano’s price has spiked 30.9% over the week and took over the fifth-largest crypto market cap......

Moonshot to $90K — After Bitcoin Upgrade Taproot Activates, Crypto Advocates Expect the Price to Rally

In mid-June, the ‘Speedy Trial’ lock-in period for the Bitcoin network upgrade Taproot locked in at block height 687,285 and was mined by the bitcoin mining pool Slushpool. Taproot is expected to activate on the network on Saturday, November 13, 2021,......

Cardano to Invest $100 Million to Fund Decentralized Finance Projects

Emurgo, the financial arm of leading cryptocurrency project Cardano, has announced it will invest $100 million in the development of decentralized finance-based products for the ecosystem. The company will spin two subsidiaries for this task, with one being fully dedicated to......

Cardano Successfully Applies Alonzo Hard Fork; Adds Smart Contract Capabilities to Its Blockchain

Cardano, the third cryptocurrency ranked by market cap, has successfully applied the “Alonzo” hard fork, adding smart contract capabilities to its functionality. The update, that had been deployed in testnet days ago, finally was incorporated in mainnet yesterday. Cardano is now......