Lawmakers throughout the nation have introduced legislation to explore virtual currency and blockchain technology. Some states are exploring ways in which the technology can boost the local economy while others are implementing specific use cases.
The Raiden Network, a project utilizing payment channels to facilitate off-chain transactions, has announced raidEX: the network’s decentralized exchange built on Ethereum and Raiden’s off-chain state channel technology.
The Raiden Network, a project utilizing Ethereum’s payment channels to facilitate off-chain transactions, could see a minimum viable product released as early as the end of the first quarter this year.
Hyperledger attempted to absorb Ethereum’s C++ client but would have required a relicensing from GPL-3 to Apache 2.0. The relicensing failed and served to highlight the differences between two popular free software licenses.
The European Central Bank is considering the blockchain for the issuance of pan-European securities. The goal of the service is to cut costs and reduce fragmentation by using distributed ledger technology.
Visible Assets, Inc. designs wireless tags to track weapons, missiles, and other high-risk materials for the US defense industry. The company has automated the inventory process through the introduction of AccuAudit IO, a blockchain verified database.
A group of researchers from the University of Sydney discovered a new vulnerability in the blockchain infrastructure called the "Balance attack." The vulnerability was demonstrated using an Ethereum private chain from R3.