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Charles Hoskinson Returns with Big Cardano (ADA) News

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Cardano (ADA) founder, Charles Hoskinson, recently returned from his exile from social networks which followed after a minor controversy. His return, however, has also brought significant news regarding Cardano’s future development.

Charles Hoskinson’s recent return to Twitter was followed by a lot of excitement for Cardano supporters. Even more so when he decided to broadcast a live video update in which he announced that numerous updates are about to come. The updates in question include Cardano 1.3, 1.4, as well as Shelley update.

Cardano update 1.3

According to Hoskinson, Cardano 1.3 update is about to arrive today, August 8, or tomorrow, August 9. While he stated that no delays are expected, they are still possible due to the fact that percolating the update through the network can take around 12 hours.

He also talked about new update’s modifications, as well as those that will arrive in Daedalus. According to him, efficiency improvement is a large part of the changes, and there has also been a lot of refactoring to enhance the user experience. Memory usage has been reduced from 1.5 GB or 2.0 GB to around 150 MB or 200 MB, which represents a major 90% reduction.

As for the network refactoring, users can expect around 300%-large improvement when it comes to the time that the network needs in order to download a block. Together with other tweaks and changes, Hoskinson claims that the efficiency of Cardano (ADA) has become tremendously improved. He believes that the users will be more than satisfied with the changes and that the team is pretty satisfied with the quality that 1.3 will bring to Cardano.

Cardano update 1.4

After discussing 1.3, Hoskinson announced another update, which is Cardano 1.4. More than that, he even announced the new update’s date of arrival, which is to be September 4th. After that, the QA process will be started.

This is a very significant news for Cardano, especially since 1.4 updates will be the biggest one in Cardano’s history, with multiple big and important features that will come with it.

The update is also said to have a file system with 44 thousand files that will be used for storing the blockchain. This will be a massive improvement when compared to the previous number of 1.3 million necessary files. Code refactoring in this update will make it much easier to test and will bring even more quality to it than what 1.3 is about to bring.

Shelley Update

Finally, Hoskinson addressed Shelley. The update for it already received numerous specifications, and Hoskinson said that around 21 work units are dedicated to working on Shelley right now. He stated that work is linear and parallel, but that it likely won’t be finished before the month’s end.

He did not specify when Shelley is expected to roll out, but he did say that there were a lot of things that were holding the team up. However, a large part of the work has been finished, with the team already being very satisfied with it.

Cardano is definitely advancing to the next stage of its development, but one thing that a lot of people have noticed is that its price fails to reflect this progress. Similarly to the situation with TRON (TRX), Cardano has achieved a lot in a very short period, but it would seem that the current market is not ready to allow ADA to show this progress value-wise.

Still, it is expected that the change will come in due time, and Hoskinson and his team are not showing signs of disappointment or stopping.

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Rewards Platform StormX Offers 50% Crypto Cashback Bonus for Thanksgiving

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Singapore, Singapore, 23rd November, 2020, // ChainWire //

Blockchain-based rewards platform StormX has released a seasonal promotion for its award-winning Crypto Cash Back App. The promotion will allow app users to earn a 50% bonus on top of their cashback between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday (November 26-30).

StormX has also introduced a brand-new staking service, allowing users to earn an additional 50% per year when they stake STMX tokens. The native ERC20 token of the StormX ecosystem, STMX has a total supply of 10 billion and is available to trade at many of the world’s top exchanges, including Binance and Bittrex.

“With Bitcoin’s price approaching its all-time high, interest in cryptocurrencies has renewed, though some people believe it’s now too expensive to buy in,” said StormX CEO and Co-Founder Simon Yu. “What we have done is create an easy way for such individuals to accumulate bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies via everyday shopping.

“We’re also excited to provide users with the ability to earn greater rewards simply by staking their tokens.”

Since the StormX mobile app launched its Shop feature with over 700 stores in February 2020, some 400,000 unique users have been added to the rewards platform. StormX has also witnessed over 50% month-on-month growth for sales. The app is available for download on the App and Google Play Stores, and can be downloaded as a browser add-on from the Chrome Web…

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BITTREX GLOBAL CONFIRMS FREE TRADING AND LISTING FOR TOP DEFI TOKEN

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Valduz, Liechtenstein, 17th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

International cryptocurrency exchange promotes free trading and no gas fees for leading DeFi tokens

17th November 2020 — Bittrex Global GmbH. announced today 8 new DeFi tokens will be listed this week including:

  • UMA (UMA)
  • Aave (AAVE)
  • Balancer (BAL)
  • REN (REN & renBTC)
  • Kyber Network (KNC)
  • Band Protocol (BAND)
  • YF Link – (YFL)

Bittrex Global’s users can trade all of their DeFi  tokens with no trading or gas fees until 2021. The decision to enable free trading on Bittrex Global for DeFi tokens  follows on from the 1,000% growth of the DeFi asset class over the course of 2020.

The decision to enable free transactions will see more investors enter the Blockchain Act’s digital asset regulatory system, supervised by the Financial Market Authority in Liechtenstein (FMA) under the Due Diligence Act which requires traders to comply with the KYC/AML/CFT standards.

“The last year has seen huge growth in DeFi as an asset class and a number of significant milestones completed,” said Bittrex Global’s CEO Tom Albright. “As the asset class matures and more institutional and professional investors look at the fundamentals, we are likely to see increased demand and higher trading volumes for DeFi in 2021.

We’re really excited about what we’re seeing in the space and want to see these DeFi projects grow and help them build stronger platforms through increased adoption. Offering free trading fees…

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Ready for Chaos? Swingby’s Chaos-Mainnet Launches on December 28th

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Singapore, Singapore, 9th November, 2020, // ChainWire //

Swingby is the “warp-speed” protocol for inter-blockchain swaps. It allows all DeFi users to move assets between blockchains without a trusted party. 

Today, Swingby announces its first mainnet network will be released on the 28th of December; it will bridge native Bitcoins onto Ethereum via Wrapped BTC (WBTC).

The initial bridge will enable the most liquid digital asset in the world (Bitcoin), currently valued at a $300 billion market cap, to be moved onto the Ethereum network to tap its $10b DeFi ecosystem.

“This launch will be pivotal to Swingby. After December 28th, Swingby will have a fully operational Chaos-Mainnet network which will be generating a tremendous amount of value to the world of DeFi and bringing in a large number of new users” – Yusaku Senga, CEO

Why is this big news for DeFi?

On December 28th, Swingby will be launching its first Chaos-Mainnet bridge, allowing users to easily move their bitcoins into WBTC on Ethereum without the need for a trusted party. Similarly, the bridge can be used in the opposite direction allowing WBTC-ERC20 tokens to be moved back into native BTCs.

What’s so special about it?

  1. Trustless: Swingby’s Skybridge will be the only way to trustlessly swap BTC into wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC).
  2. Simple to use: The Swingby bridge has been designed to work with standard transaction types removing the need for complex smart contract calls…
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