Items tagged with blockchain

It's official, Ethereum is no longer proof of work—the second most popular blockchain after Bitcoin has finished its merge to proof of stake. So why is this a big deal and what does that mean for gaming? Ethereum development started in 2014 and in 2015 the smart-contract-oriented blockchain gained major popularity... Read more...
The world of NFTs has encroached the realm of Minecraft, and devs are not happy about it. In an attempt to provide players with a safe and inclusive experience, Mojang has decided to not allow blockchain technologies in its popular world-building game. As NFTs have grown in both popularity and use, companies have... Read more...
Startup blockchain company Harmony has posted a $1 million bounty reward on Twitter for the return of stolen crypto funds. The company says it will advocate for no criminal charges if the $100 million in stolen Horizon bridge funds are returned. Cyber criminals employ different methods for stealing funds from... Read more...
Intel is ready to "usher in the era of metaverse and Web 3.0" by embracing blockchain in a big way. In a blog post, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, Raja Koduri, said blockchain is key to enabling everyone to own the digital content and services... Read more...
You can run but you can hide from the deluge of cryptocurrency and everything related, like blockchain technology and those non-fungible tokens (NFTs). That doesn't mean you can't ignore all that stuff. However, if you want to go in the opposite direction and dive in browser-first, now you can—the Opera Crypto Project... Read more...
Steam might have banned the use of anything crypto-related in games, but that just means Ubisoft can be first to the punch. The video game publishing giant just announced a new feature in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint that allows gamers to collect Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and use them in-game. Called... Read more...
A fledgling startup, dubbed Helium, is looking to build a new internet service of sorts, that employs block chain technology. Cryptocurrency is something that has become a somewhat common part of many financial portfolio. In fact, many Millennial and Gen Z investors have made quite a bit of money dabbling in... Read more...
Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and blockchains are modern buzzwords amongst gamers, and whether you love them or hate them they are here to stay. Meanwhile, Ubisoft can't seem to keep itself out of the headlines lately apparently. And the company is back in the lime light, thanks to its latest earnings call where Ubisoft... Read more...
Blockchain technology is beginning to take off, as we saw with the 10-second video that sold for $6.6 million at auction. Simultaneously, trading cards have also taken off in certain markets, but it can be difficult to find cards and packs. Combining both ideas, Ubisoft has partnered with the Belgian Pro League to... Read more...
It was a good day for a collector of digital art, who managed to score an insanely rich payday for what amounts to a short 10-second multimedia clip. The digital clip sold for $6.6 million at auction. That works out to $660,000 per second of video and audio, and here is the kicker—the clip is available to anyone with... Read more...
The cryptocurrency market is full of peaks and valleys but at the moment, it appears that Bitcoin has hit a peak. Bitcoin surged past $11,000 USD for the first time in a year. The value of Bitcoin has jumped by 13% in the last 24 hours. Although the cyrptocurrency’s value dropped slightly once the heat of the... Read more...
Hold onto your wallet. Researchers at ESET have discovered the first known instance of a relatively new strain of cryptocurrency-stealing malware, called a "clipper", on the Google Play Store. They reported their findings to the Play Store's security team on February 1st, who quickly took down the offending... Read more...
Facebook might be joining the blockchain party in a potentially big way, by developing its very own cryptocurrency that would enable users to transfer money over WhatsApp, the cross-platform messaging service the company acquired in early 2014 for $19 billion. On the surface, blockchain and WhatsApp seem like a... Read more...
HTC is accepting pre-orders for a new flagship phone, though there is a caveat. Users can only purchase the Exodus 1, as it's called with cryptocurrencies—specifically either Bitcoin or Ethereum, the two most popular blockchain currencies in existence. It is, for all intents and purposes, a blockchain phone and not a... Read more...
It was only a few months ago when there was talk of Bitcoin being on a trajectory to perhaps hit $50,000 or even $100,000, which could make late adopters wealthy and early adopters obscenely rich (more so than they have already become). Fast forward to today, however, and the future is as murky as ever. Not that it... Read more...
In the early days of computing, fancy and powerful number crunching devices were incredibly large. Things have evolved since then, and we can now fit what are essentially PCs (smartphones) into our pockets, giving us access to much more powerful machinery in a portable form factor that would have been unheard of... Read more...
What is a blockchain? When considering cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum, it's best to first understand the underlying technology and framework that makes their existence possible. At its core, a blockchain is a what is described as a "shared ledger" technology that is used to record the complete history of transactions that have been Read more...
The cryptocurrency market is red-hot right now, with Ethereum (ETH) helping to lead the charge. That surge in popularity was readily on display this week, when the Ethereum network surged past 410,000 transactions during a 24-hour period — actually, it was 410,061 to be exact. This is the highest number of daily transactions on record for Read more...