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The Time Is Now: We Need an Active Approach to Blockchain Inclusion

The Time Is Now: We Need an Active Approach to Blockchain Inclusion Alexis Gauba is co-founder at she256, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity and breaking down barriers to entry in the blockchain space, and Mechanism Labs, which is conducting blockchain based research experiments in the domains of distributed consensus, scalability, …

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‘0% Success’: Why Blockchain Apps Just Aren’t Taking Off

‘0% Success’: Why Blockchain Apps Just Aren’t Taking Off Yin Wu is the founder of Dirt Protocol, a protocol for decentralized information curation that aims to organize the world’s data and make it freely accessible. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. In 2018, the promise of a …

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Open source monetization startup Tidelift raises $25m series B – TechCrunch

Open source monetization startup Tidelift raises $25m series B – TechCrunch The curse of open source software is that it is used in pretty much every application and device on the planet, and yet, has pretty much no business model. Sustaining open source is a critical problem for the future …

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Ethereum Developers Give ‘Tentative’ Greenlight to ASIC-Blocking Code

Ethereum Developers Give ‘Tentative’ Greenlight to ASIC-Blocking Code Members of ethereum’s open-source development community tentatively agreed Friday to implement a new algorithm that would block specialized mining hardware, or ASICs, pending further testing on the proposed code. If accepted by the network of users that run the ethereum software, the …

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The App Store created 164 new million-dollar publishers in 2018, twice that of Google Play – TechCrunch

The App Store created 164 new million-dollar publishers in 2018, twice that of Google Play – TechCrunch The App Store has historically led Google Play in terms of developers’ ability to monetize their apps, including consumer spending on in-app purchases and subscriptions. Today, a new report from Sensor Tower offers …

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App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps – TechCrunch

App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps – TechCrunch Apple will allow iOS users to gift in-app purchases, not just paid apps, according to a change to the company’s App Store Review Guidelines spotted this week. This means developers …

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Crypto Is Far From Dead, as These Scaling Projects Show

Crypto Is Far From Dead, as These Scaling Projects Show Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. ——- …

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