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Soramitsu Starts Testing ‘White Tiger’ Digital Currency in Japan

Japanese blockchain company Soramitsu announced it would start testing a new local digital currency for retailers at the University of Aizu.According to a June 29 report in the Nikkei newspaper, Soramitsu will begin testing “White Tiger,” a digital currency sitting on the company’s native Hyperledger Iroha blockchain. The digital asset

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Block.one Invests $50,000 Into Blockchain-Based COVID-19 Testing App

Block.one, the company behind EOSIO (EOS), issued a $50,000 grant to Genobank for its open-source app on April 29. The grant is designed to facilitate anonymous access to COVID-19 testing.Genobank announced at the start of April that its app, Agerona, was being developed alongside the Eos-based blockchain platform, Telos.Block.one issued

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Facebook’s Calibra Team Outlines New Byzantine Fault Tolerance Testing Methods

Facebook’s Calibra team have published a research paper outlining a new method for Byzantine fault tolerance, or BFT, testing.Dubbed “Twins”, Claibra’s innovation comprises a lightweight method for testing a network’s BFT implementation.Calibra pioneers BFT testing strategyThe paper asserts that while BFT systems “have seen extensive study for more than two

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Starbucks and McDonald’s Rumored to Be Testing China’s Digital Currency

Rumors are surfacing of an upcoming real-world test of the proposed Chinese digital yuan currency. According to Chinese publication Interchain Pulse, a promotion conference was held on April 22 in the city of Xiong’an, located close to Beijing.Government agencies, digital currency developers and merchants participating in the upcoming pilot were

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