Topic: cryptocurrency

OpenLibra launched as an alternative to Facebook’s Libra

Libra in Latin means “balance” or “scales.” Now, a counterbalance to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has been announced and it’s called OpenLibra. The makers of the OpenLibra project, which include the Interchain Foundation and the Danish Red Cross as well as other companies and non-profit foundations, said the cryptocurrency will focus on open governance and economic … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Spacemesh

The SD Times Open Source Project of this week is Spacemesh, a decentralized cryptocurrency that people can buy without using local currency. It is designed to be fairly distributed and run by home desktop PC owners from around the world. “We believe that current methods for coin distribution, such as ICOs, airdrops, participation in mining … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Facebook tips the scale with Libra

Last week Facebook revealed it was entering into the cryptocurrency space with the announcement of its global concurrency Libra. The word Libra is most commonly associated with the zodiac sign meaning balance and harmony. It is interesting Facebook chose this name because of all the different intricacies involved such as blockchain and privacy. Technology often … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, Applitools announces free OSS licensing, and Appery.io’s Ionic 4 integration

Facebook announced its new cryptocurrency Libra, which aims to enable developers and businesses to build new, inclusive financial service products for people all around the world, according to the company. The cryptocurrency comes with the new executable bytecode programming Move, which can be used to implement custom transactions and smart contracts. Move can be used … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 preview 1, Flowfinity Wireless and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Microsoft has released the first preview of Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7. The key new features and enhancements of this update include productivity enhancements, better diagnostics, C++ development improvements, better management of Android and iOS environments, updated tooling for Universal Windows Platform and .NET Core projects, and a better update experience. Flowfinity Wireless releases new … continue reading

Virtual coding practice from Skillsoft, Token Alliance formed to promote blockchain, CCleaner compromised — SD Times News Digest: September 18, 2017

Skillsoft announces virtual coding practice lab Educational technology company Skillsoft announced CodeX, which combines coding exercises and embedded video alongside multiple IDEs to provide an all-in-one practice space for coders. “CodeX is contextual learning at its best. Learners can practice coding in a seamless, integrated platform that provides a live working development environment and puts … continue reading

MIT provides insights into its bitcoin experiment

In 2014, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced plans to create a cryptocurrency ecosystem. As part of this plan, the university gave incoming freshman access to $100 worth of bitcoins and launched the MIT Bitcoin Project. The idea was to study the role early adopters have on spreading technology. Now, three years later the … continue reading

JetBrains database survey results, a new cryptocurrency, and girls wanting to enter STEM careers—SD Times news digest: Dec. 28, 2015

SQL interest is growing, and it doesn’t look like it will stop any time soon, according to a report. JetBrains has released survey results from its “How Developers Use Databases Today” report, which found out of 19,000,000 developers worldwide, about 36% of them are SQL developers. The survey collected answers from about 2,000 respondents, and … continue reading

Report: Internet of Things hype is peaking

The Internet of Things wave is cresting in 2014, and according to Gartner, it’ll soon come crashing down. In Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle Report for 2014, the most-hyped emerging technology is the Internet of Things (IoT), which Gartner believes has reached its “peak of inflated expectations.” According to the report, obstacles such as data standards … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Should you trust cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are not insured, not legal tender, and are susceptible to hackers, according to the SEC … continue reading

MIT Bitcoin Project aims to create a cryptocurrency ecosystem

Two MIT students raise half a million dollars to give every undergrad $100 in bitcoin next fall … continue reading

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