Stock exchange operator Nasdaq is adding indices for bitcoin and ethereum to its global data service later this month.
The company announced Monday that it has partnered with New Zealand-based blockchain data and research firm Brave New Coin to offer information on the two new indices starting Feb. 25.
Read more https://www.coindesk.com/nasdaq-to-add-bitcoin-and-ethereum-indices-to-global-data-service
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) – Japan’s largest financial group and the world’s fifth largest bank by assets – is launching a blockchain-based payments network next year.
The firm announced Tuesday that it has formed a joint venture with U.S.-based fintech firm Akamai Technologies to develop the platform “by the first half of 2020.”
Read more https://www.coindesk.com/japans-biggest-bank-launching-blockchain-payments-network-in-2020
Decentralized applications (DApps) were long hailed as one of the leading use cases for blockchain technologies. Through smart contracts, whether it be on Ethereum, EOS, Tron, or otherwise, the worlds’ current processes could be put on a blockchain, thus creating a society built on decentralization.
Read more https://ethereumworldnews.com/research-mere-10-percent-ethereum-eth-dapps-active/
Believe it or not, only three of the top 50 decentralized apps (dapps) are running on the Ethereum $ETH▼0.34% blockchain, according to data from DappRadar. Instead, developers seem to be largely relying on competing platforms like EOS and TRON.
Read more https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2019/02/07/ethereum-tron-eos-blockchain-apps/
The longest Bitcoin bear market in history is shining a light on the crypto investors and long-term strategists who are holding their crypto, despite the precipitous price declines since December 2017.
Read more https://dailyhodl.com/2019/02/06/investors-are-accumulating-bitcoin-and-ethereum-and-not-letting-go-says-creator-of-crypto-app-with-50-million-in-deposits/
Cardano (ADA) CEO and Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Charles Hoskinson has joined predictive analytics firm Endor. The company announced the appointment in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 4.
Established in 2014, Endor claims to be the first automated predictions engine in the field of business decision-making by means of a blockchain-based and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytical platform. Last spring, Endor reportedly raised $45 million in a token pre-sale for its predictive analytics technology.
Read more https://cointelegraph.com/news/cardano-and-ethereum-co-founder-charles-hoskinson-joins-predictive-analytics-firm
So you wanna build a smart contract? Perhaps you want to understand how they work, maybe you want to build your own Dapp, maybe you want to launch the very first billion dollar ICO (sarcasm)… Regardless of your intentions, learning how smart contracts work is invaluable.
read more https://codeburst.io/build-your-first-ethereum-smart-contract-with-solidity-tutorial-94171d6b1c4b
Ethereum is the number 2 cryptocurrency in the world by market capitalization, and it offers a hefty contrast to front-runner Bitcoin. Unlike the original – and still top – cryptocurrency, Ethereum offers more than just a secure means of payment or a store of value. Some of the Ethereum’s more rabid backers present it as nothing less than the future of the internet. Buying Ethereum today, they say, is the equivalent of picking up a few shares of Apple back when it was practically run out of a garage.