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Brian Curran

Blockchain writer, web developer, and content creator. An avid supporter of the decentralized Internet and the future development of cryptocurrency platforms.

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Gitcoin Reaches $500K in Total Platform Value

Gitcoin Reaches $500K in Total Platform Value

Gitcoin — the blossoming bounty-based collaboration platform for open-source projects — recently surpassed $500K in total platform value, with completed projects and tips accounting for the majority of value. Gitcoin has garnered increasingly more support...
Measuring The State of Dapp Adoption

Measuring The State of Dapp Adoption

Decentralized applications (dapps) are one of the primary focuses of smart contracts platforms and provide a glimpse into the adoption of specific platforms among users. Smart contracts platforms are facing daunting scaling challenges — like Ethereum –,...
Analyzing ETH Whale Holdings

Analyzing ETH Whale Holdings

Diar — the institutional publication and digital asset resource platform — recently released their latest report covering a variety of recent developments in the cryptocurrency realm. Diar releases a publication every week, and this week’s edition offers...
Amazon Announces Amazon Managed Blockchain

Amazon Announces Amazon Managed Blockchain

Amazon has announced a new blockchain product — Amazon Managed Blockchain — as a fully managed service built on the Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum open-source frameworks. A limited preview is currently available for Amazon Web Services (AWS) account...
Bitcoin Hash Rate Declining

Bitcoin Hash Rate Declining

Bitcoin’s hash rate has been slowly declining throughout November, mirroring similar levels in early August this year. Currently, the hash rate is roughly 40,349,974 TH/s after rebounding from a 4-month low of approximately 34,727,437 TH/s. The declining hast rate is...
The Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Begins

The Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Begins

Bitcoin Cash has split into Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC today following the community rift led by Craig Wright (Bitcoin SV) and Roger Ver (Bitcoin ABC) that had escalated in the days leading up to the hard fork. It remains unclear which protocol will become the more...
Truffle Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

Truffle Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

Truffle — the popular open-source Ethereum smart contracts development environment and testing framework — recently surpassed 1 million lifetime downloads. Truffle is one of three primary tools in the Truffle Suite, along with Ganache and Drizzle. Truffle...

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