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Blockchain.com to Integrate Polkadot Tokens Into Its Wallet

[ad_1] Luxembourg-based crypto data supplier and crypto wallet Blockchain.com has partnered with blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot.Driving decentralization On Aug. 20, Blockchain.com announced it will integrate its Blockchain Wallet with the Polkadot Network in order to drive the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (DOTs).Once the integration is complete, users of Blockchain.com will be able to store, send and receive DOTs, as well as to vote on proposed amendments to the network
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Nonprofit Launches Blockchain Platform for Credit History in Sierra Leone

[ad_1] San Francisco-based nonprofit Kiva, a company that crowdfunds loans for financial inclusion, has launched a blockchain platform for credit history with the government of Sierra Leone.According to a Reuters report on Aug. 21, Kiva and President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio jointly launched the blockchain initiative in the country’s capital. The platform will use biometric data collected by the government, such as fingerprints, in order to access the credit
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Casa Releases Node Monitor Service to Improve Bitcoin Network Health

[ad_1] Casa, a crypto firm that provides a private key management service and Bitcoin node machine, has unveiled a node monitor and accompanying rewards program to promote Bitcoin network health.Casa announced the new projects in an official blog post on Aug. 21. Per the announcement, the node monitor — called Node Heartbeats — relies on establishing a brief connection between Casa’s server and an online, synced and Tor-activated node owned
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Cryptojacking Code Found in Eleven Open Libraries, Thousands Infected

[ad_1] A Cryptojacking code was found in 11 open-source code libraries written in Ruby, which have been downloaded thousands of times.Industry news outlet Decrypt reported on Aug. 21 that cryptojacking code has been added to 11 open-source Ruby libraries distributed on the RubyGems platform. Per the report, the infected libraries were downloaded over three and a half thousand times.Hackers reportedly downloaded the software, infected it with malware, and subsequently re-posted
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Binance to Launch US Platform Soon, Helped by a Little-Known Partner

[ad_1] Binance is expected to launch its upcoming exchange platform in the United States by the end of the year, with the company’s executive estimating that the platform will launch within “a month or two.”In the interview, Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ), the CEO of Binance, predicted the launch despite acknowledging that many things are still “in flux” regarding the platform’s planned operations in the U.S. CZ noted that the U.S. has