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IPFS lead explains how malicious files are eliminated from its network

The InterPlanetary File System, or IPFS, helps decentralize the internet by making files available across multiple locations instead of through a single centralized point of failure. What happens if someone reports a problematic IPFS file, however? Dietrich Ayala, ecosystem lead for IPFS, explained the process:"Let's say there's a URL, or an IPFS content

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Lightning network vulnerability discovered, upgrade immediately

Lightning network node operators running LND versions prior to the Oct. 1 version 0.11 upgrade have been urged to upgrade immediately after a vulnerability was discovered affecting LND versions 0.10 and below.The vulnerability was made public in an Oct. 9 announcement from Lightning engineer Conner Fromknecht, Head of Cryptographic Engineering

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Stablecoin Growth Knocks Silvergate Exchange Network Volume Over $100B

All-time transaction volume on the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN) has reached $100 billion, with SEN transactions correlated to bitcoin and stablecoin trading.The La Jolla, Calif.-based Silvergate Bank has seen a significant adoption of the payments platform, which is open 24/7 to offer fiat on-ramps for the crypto markets. For full

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Sparkpool’s Taichi Network to Tackle Front Running in DeFi

Ethereum mining pool Sparkpool will launch its new mining network, Taichi Network, complete with a “private transaction” feature in October, CryptoX confirmed with Sparkpool co-founder Xin Xu.The network “will gradually go online” this month in what could be one solution to decentralized finance’s (DeFi) long-standing problem with front running, the

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Prospective Node Operators Stake $125M in ETH to Participate in NuCypher Encryption Network

Encryption startup NuCypher has finished distributing its network’s native token, NU, to over 2,000 prospective node operators who staked more than $125 million worth of ether (ETH) during the month of September. NuCypher’s system will hit Ethereum’s mainnet on Oct. 15.Primarily marketed as a solution for developers building decentralized applications

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