Zcash Reward-Distribution Vote Questioned as Only a Small Sample Took Part
Lior Yaffe, a computer scientist and founder of the blockchain firm Jelurida, told Cointelegraph he got the impression that the involved organizations “invested a lot of thinking in the design of the community poll.” Still, he added that, as a consequence, the system is rather complicated: “The result is so technical and detailed that I suspect that it was too technical for most miners/community members to comprehend the consequences of their voting.” Yaffe said he believes that a reliable source of funding is essential for blockchains to succeed but that a simple pool of four choices with different percentages would have been sufficient.
March 22, 2020
SingularityNET, Ocean, Algorand, Triffic, Enigma Add To Fight Against Coronavirus
An augmented reality gaming app, Triffic, is set to donate $10,000 to the World Health Organization (WHO). Usually, the app rewards players in GPS tokens, its native cryptocurrency, for moving about the world and collecting “beacons,” or virtual representations of real-world objects. Now that millions are under lockdown, the gameplay has been modified to spawn beacons – in the form of virtual toilet paper rolls, hand sanitizers, and face-masks – directly in player locations.
March 16, 2020
How the Steem Saga Exposes the Dangers of Staking Pools
Article written by Lior Yaffe published in Cointelegraph: DPoS is an unnecessary complication. There’s already a sound solution that works as good as dPoS. The merits of classical PoS have been proven in the case of long-running PoS blockchains such as Nxt. The added complexity of voting rounds introduced by dPoS does not increase security in any meaningful way and may increase risks of collusion and centralization.
March 10, 2020
Choosing the Right Platform for Your Blockchain Application
Platforms to Consider as Ethereum Alternatives: Ardor was launched by its parent company, Jelurida, back in early 2018. It has its roots in predecessor Nxt, a proof-of-stake blockchain that’s been in operation since 2013. Ardor aims to improve on some of the limitations of single token blockchains with an innovative parent-and-child structure. Anyone can build their own child chain, with its own token, and put multiple applications to work on it. Ardor emerges favorably when compared to the criteria listed above. It uses transaction pruning to avoid blockchain bloat and ensure scalability. Jelurida offers plenty of documentation via a dedicated learning hub, and developers can direct any queries or issues to the company itself.
March 9, 2020
Steem Community Stands Its Ground Amid Tron Takeover
According to some experts, the whole drama might end soon with no serious consequences. Lior Yaffe, co-founder and director of blockchain software company Jelurida, told Cointelegraph: “The existing blockchain industry is still quite forgiving towards mishaps like the Steemit incident, therefore I don’t think it will have a long-lasting effect. Consider that other protocols froze their operations for weeks or reversed malicious transactions and last I checked they were still doing well.”
March 6, 2020