Free Kadena scalable permissioned blockchain on Azure

The platform also includes a simple smart contract language designed for business. In combination these enable enterprises to develop and deploy …

KadenaKadena is making a free secure, scalable blockchain platform for businesses available on Azure. Intended for evaluation and small-deployment purposes, it is limited to 2,000 TPS across 4 nodes. If an enterprise needs more capacity Kadena will happily sell access to a full Azure-hosted Enterprise Edition of its blockchain.

Will Martino, Kadena co-founder and CEO
Will Martino, Kadena co-founder and CEO

Kadena co-founder and CEO Will Martino told TechCrunch that this builds on the success of last year’s similar endeavour involving AWS. “Our private chain is designed for enterprise use. It’s designed for being high-performance and for integrating with traditional back ends. And by bringing that chain to AWS marketplace, and now to Microsoft Azure, we are servicing almost all of the enterprise blockchain market that takes place in the cloud.

Features

Among the features being made available are:

  • a scalable solution, to enable organizations to transact digitally (electronically perform commercial transactions and share data)
  • full auditability, via the tamper-proof historical ledger
  • the ability to build blockchain applications which automate business processes (Kadena says this happens with far less effort and risk than other offerings currently available)
  • robustness and flexibility to handle most enterprise workflows
  • security and flexibility – including secure channels, trustless escrows, pluggable encryption, contract governance, and automatic bug detection.

Already in use by Fortune 500 companies Kadena claims it has live deployments in the banking, healthcare and financial services sectors.

The Kadena blockchain

Kadena’s scalable blockchain enables enterprises to transact and share data in a decentralised manner. Kadena’s team is based around experience obtained from building:

  • JP Morgan’s blockchain technology
  • forensic data analysis systems for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Its next technology solves many of the challenges with current generation blockchains — issues such as:

  • speed
  • scalability
  • security limitations.

Kadena claims its technology can support up to 8,000 TPS across 500 nodes (with the ability to support thousands of users). The platform also includes a simple smart contract language designed for business.

In combination these enable enterprises to develop and deploy new blockchain-based business applications faster and with less risk. Integration with Microsoft Azure services – such as MySQL – produce further complementary solutions.

Enterprise Times: what does this mean

The chase for high TPS blockchain platforms continues (for example, see Cypherium, Hedera, EduHash, Bitconch, GoChain, Constellation, #Metahash, Trustchain, Todo-Algorand). As happened in the long past TPS wars (remember Tandem Guardian vs CICS vs IMS vs Oracle vs …), a renewed competitive spirit has emerged.

There is a caveat. As Enterprise Times has observed previously, many of the high TPS blockchain platforms ‘burn bright’ for a while and then disappear. Whether this is applicable to Kadena is not (yet) clear. It does seem to have greater credibility. It would have more if Enterprise Times, and enterprises, could see the evidence that it handles those 8000 TPS across 500 nodes.

Finally, Kadena is not alone in offering a free trial blockchain as an inducement. And there will be others.

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Ethereum Classic Labs collaborates with iZbreaker to launch decentralized application

Ethereum Classic’s development and accelerator organization, Ethereum Classic Labs took to Twitter to reveal their latest partnership.

Ethereum Classic’s development and accelerator organization, Ethereum Classic Labs took to Twitter to reveal their latest partnership. The organization is all set to collaborate with an invite-only community, iZbreaker in order to launch a decentralized application. The tweet read,

#EthereumClassicLabs Partners with iZbreaker to Build and Launch its New Platform on #EthereumClassic. #iZbreaker addresses the current gap in #SocialMedia for user-guided, relevant interactions that feel like real-life engagements. https://t.co/2uMwaO6jbB@iZbreaker#ETC$ETC

— Ethereum Classic Labs (@etclabs) August 28, 2019

iZbreaker is said to use developmental resources of ETC Labs along with its technical and marketing expertise on a new decentralized application.

The announcement was also confirmed by a blog post, in which the CEO and founder of iZbreaker, Count Erik Wachtmeister, suggested that the partnership will accelerate substantial connections all around the world, especially between globally influential people that include, artists, industry influencers, actors politicians and various others. He further said,

“After extensive due diligence, it is clear that ETC Labs and building on Ethereum Classic’s public blockchain is ideal to unleash the power of iZbreaker, achieving our goal of delivering a secure, user-guided discovery experience.”

Ethereum Classic Labs’ CEO, Terry Culver said that iZbreaker’s “unique approach” to build the community while retaining aspects like data sovereignty, integrity and security captured their attention. He also added,

“We were excited about the iZbreaker project and team from the beginning and thought it was an ideal fit for Ethereum Classic’s security, low transaction fees, and stability.”

iZbreaker shelters various features in its platform like the “use of proximity discovery, current modes, respective freemium access to a Lounge, and the invitation-only access to the Club.”

Furthermore, the platform will have to abide by Ethereum Classic’s smart contract, ERC-20.

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Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) daily average bitcoin futures trading up to $ 370 million

As CME Group Managing Director Tim McCourt noted, the activity of traders has increased significantly compared to August last year. “Since the …

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) reported record daily trading volume of bitcoin futures in 2019, indicating a renewed interest in the first cryptocurrency from investors, according to Forbes.

As CME Group Managing Director Tim McCourt noted, the activity of traders has increased significantly compared to August last year.

“Since the beginning of the year, an average of 7,237 bitcoin futures contracts have been signed daily, up 132% on the same period last year,” he said.

The average daily trading volumes of bitcoin futures at the same time amounted to $370 million.

“This is a great time for both bitcoin futures and cryptocurrency assets in general. Investor interest in cryptocurrency is high, and interest in the wider use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology is also growing. It will be interesting to see how this new market will continue to grow,” McCourt said.

According to him, the CME Group’s main focus is on the educational aspect and providing customers with the tools that they may need to make informed strategic decisions.

Returning to the figures, Tim McCourt recalled that May 2019 was the most successful month for the bitcoin futures market on the CME in the history of the instrument. At that time, an average of 13,600 contracts per day was awarded, which corresponded to a nominal amount of $515 million or 68,000 BTC.

The absolute record was recorded on May 13, when 33,677 contracts totaling 168,000 BTC ($1.3 billion) were signed.

“Our role is to help market participants manage risk regardless of whether the price of bitcoin goes up or down. At the moment, CME Group is pleased with the growth of bitcoin futures,” McCourt added.

Recall, in September it is expected to launch trading bitcoin futures on the Bakkt platform, contracts for which, unlike CME, will be with the physical supply of the asset.

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Miu is a journalism major and has been writing as a business journalist for various dailies before joining OBN. She currently writes about blockchain, cryptocurrencies and business news.

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Altcoin Explorer: BitTorrent Token (BTT)

BitTorrent is a brand that was well known before Satoshi Nakamoto even released his whitepaper for Bitcoin. It served as the most used P2P software …
Reading Time: 3minutesbyAshwath BalakrishnanonAugust 29, 2019&nbspAltcoin Explorer, Altcoins

BitTorrent, the first Binance Launchpad IEO, was issued to power the BitTorrent Speed network with a variety of use cases for the token listed in the whitepaper and subsequent analyses. But as pointed out by eminent crypto VC, Barry Dilbert, most utility tokens act as friction tokens that slow down efficiency and offer no real utility. In this run down, BTCManager covers the merits and demerits of the BitTorrent project.

First Major P2P File Sharing Client

BitTorrent is a brand that was well known before Satoshi Nakamoto even released his whitepaper for Bitcoin. It served as the most used P2P software and thrived due to its economic model of ‘give and receive’.

In 2018, TRON bought BitTorrent and announced their plan to integrate it into their network. This was met by criticism from the ex-CSO of BitTorrent who claimed that the TRON blockchain cannot handle the volume of transfers from BitTorrent.

As destiny would have it, the whitepaper outlined that they will deploy an on-chain token exchange with a private ledger to process BTT transactions, as TRON cannot achieve the necessary throughput to handle it.

TRON bought a company that owned the world’s largest P2P data transfer client, one that was thriving as it was, and deployed it on a blockchain with a token to create friction that never existed.

The team argues that the point of the token is to incentivize seeders and enable users to purchase network bandwidth. What they failed to understand is that the existing game theory of BitTorrent was perfect as it was – seeders keep seeding to keep the network strong, and in return when they need to leech there are adequate seeders.

With that said, another use-case of the token comes with the unveiling of BLive, BitTorrents mobile streaming service that is akin to that of the Brave browser, wherein users can tip their favorite streamers and content creators in BTT amongst other features. Whilst this does broaden the use-case for BTT, what can be said of the performance of the token on the market?

Tokenomics of BitTorrent

TRON’s plan of integrating a new incentive layer on BitTorrent can be seen as ambitious, and their intent is definitely positive. But the economics of BTT issuance renders it an asset nobody would want to hold – so what’s the point of even having the token?

BitTorrent is best compared to ERC20 tokens as they are both meant to be utility tokens built on top of a base blockchain.

Most ERC-20s like Golem (GNT), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and OmiseGo (OMG) have issued the entirety of their supply and have nil inflation. Others like ChainLink (LINK) and 0x have not and have issued 93 percent and 65 percent of their supply respectively.

BTT has issued 40 percent of its supply, with a reported supply of 212 billion tokens and a hard cap at 990 billion. The inflation rate on BTT is a mind-numbing 70.98 percent as per Messari data.

Essentially, investing in BitTorrent now means that by the time total supply has been issued, your position has been diluted to more than half of what it is today. Of the 588 cryptocurrencies and tokens for which Messari has data, BTT is at number 7 in terms of highest inflation rate.

The team and TRON Foundation will hold nearly 40 percent of supply. The public sale accounts for just 15 percent of total supply. If the Foundation and investors dump their tokens in the market to realize their returns, the minority are doomed.

Nobody in their right senses would invest with such high inflation; add the token dilution and low market float to the mix and you have an economic disaster on your hands.

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Blockchain Technology Industry 2018 Global Market Size, Technology Review, Cost Analysis and …

The increasing implementation of blockchain based smart contract in the North America region driving the Blockchain market in this region. The high …

Infinium Global Research has added a new report on Global Blockchain Technology Market. The report covers the analysis of global as well as regional markets of blockchain technology. Moreover, the report gives insights into the factors that affect the global as well as regional performance of the market in the short run and in the long run. According to the report, the global blockchain technology market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 37.6% over the forecast period of 2018-2024.

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What is the Market Size of the Global Blockchain Technology Market?

Blockchain technology is basically the record keeping technology that contains the information within the chain of blocks. Blockchain was invented for Bitcoins in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto. In this blockchain, the list or record are linked together by using cryptography. Cryptography is a technique to secure the communication from the third-party. The block is the spreadsheet that contains every information about transactions. Each transaction generates a hash, a string of numbers and letters. Each block in the blockchain contains the cryptographic hash of the previous block. Even a small change in a transaction creates a completely new hash. Therefore, each block contains information about the previous block that will further together make the blockchain. The blockchain is one of the types of the distributed ledger that use to record, share and synchronize transactions in a decentralized manner.

What are the Major Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges, and Industry Trends and their Impact on the Blockchain Technology Market Forecasts?

The blockchain is a trending technology nowadays, and various companies are trying to implement it in its business owing to its superior ability to maintain records, cost-effectiveness and other advantages. In order to offer the benefits of blockchain to the broader business community, the companies such as IBM, Amazon, and others are decided to deliver the blockchain technology through the cloud As Service business model that is known as blockchain as a Service (BaaS). The growing adoption of BaaS business model from the Individuals and businesses is driving the growth of the blockchain technology market. In addition, BaaS service offers consumers to use cloud-based solutions to build and host their own black-chain through the apps. The blockchain helps them to manage all the necessary tasks and activities including bandwidth management, hosting requirements, allocation of resources, provides security features and many others.

Furthermore, the rapidly growing use of blockchain in the banks, government and public database are anticipated to escalate the growth of blockchain market. The various banks across the world are introducing the blockchain technology in their fund transferring systems. Lower transaction fees, high transparency and minimize the hacker’s attacks with improved securities are the key functions offered by the blockchain in the banking and other financial sectors. The blockchain is programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value so they are very beneficial for IT and Telecom, power generation, Educations systems, and other industry verticals. In addition, the blockchain technology is vastly used by the government and Public Database to keep records. The blockchain is capable of providing fast, secure, and low-cost international payment processing services so they are vastly adopted in the payment transferring services that are expected to contribute to the growth of the blockchain technologies market. However, the blockchain is in the skeptical stage that is hampering the growth of blockchain market.

Moreover, the various utilities are evolving into a distributed and smart power grid. The various organization and the companies are investing in distributed power generation. In utilities, blockchain- technology can be applied to several processes, such as energy credit management, the promotion of green energy, asset optimization, payments within microgrids, prepaid smart meters and payments to distributed generation asset owners. The growing use of blockchain in the power generation industries is projected to create several opportunities in the upcoming years. Additionally, continuous blockchain developments and use of blockchain technology among the various industry verticals are expected to serve more growth opportunities for the companies working in the blockchain technology market.

Which Region will Share the Largest Market for the Blockchain Technology?

Among the geographies, North America holds the maximum market shares in the blockchain market. The increasing implementation of blockchain based smart contract in the North America region driving the Blockchain market in this region. The high adoption of advanced technology and the growing application of Blockchain in the BFSI and healthcare is expected to contribute to the growth of the blockchain technology market in the North America region. In addition, Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in the Blockchain technology market owing to the growing adoption of the blockchain across various industries such as IT and Telecommunication, BFSI and others. The governments in Asia Pacific region are taking initiative to introduce the blockchain technology in the financial sector to modernize their internal operations and minimize costs that will further create various growth opportunities for the blockchain market in this region.

What are the Market Segments of Global Blockchain Technology Industry?

The report on global blockchain technology industry covers segments such as application and industry vertices. On the basis of application, the global blockchain technology market is categorized into payments, digital identity, smart contracts, documentation, and others. On the basis of industry vertices, the global blockchain technology market is categorized into BFSI, media and entertainment sector, healthcare and life sciences, retail and e-commerce sector, power generation, and others.

What are the Market Major Key Players and the Regions of the Blockchain Technology Industry?

The report provides profiles of the companies in the global blockchain technology market such as IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Amazon, Blockchain Tech Ltd, AWS, Earthport, BTL Group, Factom, Ripple, and Abra.

Browse Detailed TOC, Description, and Companies Mentioned in Report @ https://www.infiniumglobalresearch.com/ict-semiconductor/global-blockchain-technology-market

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