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When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise

When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise

BITCOIN, Coin Desk, EOS, ETHEREUM, NEO, STEEM
Berniesanders (not to be confused with former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders) is an institution on blockchain-based blogging platform Steemit. Steemit allows content creators to earn crypto – at least, crypto that's native to the Steem blockchain, of which there are three – for popular posts. While recent successes include waffle recipes, romantic fiction and crypto punditry, berniesanders gets a pretty steady paycheck (about $30 at a time) for his single sentence, self-described "shit posts." A recent sampling: "Are you having fun? I'm having fun." ($60), "I'm on a boat!" ($31), "Show me your shoes." ($30) and "How many comments can a shit post get?" ($263 and 319 comments). But for a few hours on September 17, the Steemit community was deprived of berniesanders
Governing Decentralization: How On-Chain Voting Protocols Operate and Vary

Governing Decentralization: How On-Chain Voting Protocols Operate and Vary

BLOCKCHAIN, COINTELEGRAPH, CRYPTOCURRENCY, DASH, STEEM
Since Bitcoin’s introduction in 2009, there have been several attempts to include a decision-making process as part of the rules of a blockchain. This is called on-chain governance, a formalized way in which a group of people can make changes by voting through the protocol.The purpose behind it is to provide a clear-cut path to consensus. What are some examples of people using on-chain governance? It can include — but is not limited to — the following three topics:Changes in the existing protocol and parameters of a blockchain.Retroactively make changes to the state of the blockchain.Distribution of subsidies when relevant.Cointelegraph interviewed several cryptocurrency projects — such as Decred (DCR), Dash (DASH), Bitshares (BTS) and Steemit (STEEM) — to see how they address the various
STEEM DApps Take Center Stage in New York Crypto Exhibition Hosted by Sndbox

STEEM DApps Take Center Stage in New York Crypto Exhibition Hosted by Sndbox

BLOCKCHAIN, BTC MANAGER, STEEM
A pioneering exhibition that recently took place in New York may hold the key to envisioning the future of blockchain technology as more than just a framework for cryptocurrencies. Many are convinced that it could operate as a tool for opening entirely new opportunities for everyone from content creators to developers. The Crypto Renaissance, which was hosted by Sandbox between July 20 and August 15, 2018, brought together a range of new projects developed on the STEEM blockchain and showcased their use cases in the context of modern content creation and syndication. Far and Beyond the World of Finance More than just bitcoin, its price, and the associated crypto news cycle, blockchain technology also has some far-reaching implications for the creative industry and everyone concerned. This ...