EOS to Become More ‘Community-Driven’ as Block.One Seeks to Use Dfuse’s Open-Source APIs

The technology stack behind Dfuse’s advanced blockchain APIs has been made open-source, according to a March 19 announcement. These APIs are primarily used in EOS development. Cointelegraph took the opportunity to interview the CTO of Dfuse, Alexandre Bourget, who revealed some of the far-reaching consequences of this for the EOS community. What is Dfuse? Dfuse provides a high-performance set of APIs to read blockchain data, primarily on EOS and Eosio-based platforms, as well as on Ethereum (ETH). As Bourget explained to Cointelegraph, EOS’ fast blockchain times make it difficult to…

The Mysterious Founder of Cross-Chain Protocol Reveals His Identity

The NULS Technical Community (NULS) has released a blueprint for Nerve Network, a cross-chain protocol. Until now, the mysterious mastermind behind the network was known only known as “Berzeck”. Vitalik’s dream come true Nerve Network is tackling the same issue as Cosmos (Atom) and Polkadot — a lack of cross-chain interoperability. This is something that Vitalik Buterin has recently lamented about: “We should put resources toward a proper (trustless, serverless, maximally Uniswap-like UX) ETH <-> BTC decentralized exchange. It’s embarrassing that we still can’t easily move between the two largest…

U.S. Just Officially Became the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Total coronavirus cases in the U.S. just topped China. The U.S. death toll also crossed a grim milestone. An epidemiologist projects peak COVID-19 deaths in three weeks. While most of the United States shelters in lockdown, the U.S. officially became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday. Total U.S. coronavirus cases just crossed higher than those in China, making America the world’s most infected nation (at least, according to the official numbers). According to World Odometer, which tabulates new cases and COVID-19 deaths daily from sources around the world, the…

Coinbase Wallet Integrates Support for DeFi Lending Apps

Leading U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, has integrated support for decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols on its wallet app. Per a March 26 announcement, Coinbase Wallet will now allow users to earn interest on cryptocurrencies through the DeFi apps, Compound, and dYdX. While the DeFi apps were already available through Coinbase Wallet’s built-in decentralized application browser, the exchange asserts that the integration significantly increases the ease-of-use for users seeking to access DeFi protocols. The new feature will roll out for iOS this week, with Android support slated to follow in the near…

Borderlands Collection Falls Prey to Infuriating Switch Port Trend

Borderlands is finally making its way to Nintendo Switch. The physical version requires a massive download to play all three games of the collection. This is a slap in the face to anyone purchasing Switch games without a big micro SD expansion card. It’s official. Borderlands Legendary Collection is coming to Nintendo Switch. Soon you’ll be able to play through the first three games in the classic looter-shooter series. This is spectacular news for fans of the series, but if you order a physical copy, you’re in for a nasty…

As Hypervolatility Rages, the Gold Price Is Surging for One Simple Reason

June gold futures peaked at $1,677.20/oz., fully offsetting losses incurred over a ten-day slump earlier this month. Bullion is one of the only positive-returning assets of 2020, partly because options for wealth preservation are extremely limited right now. U.S. economic numbers are about to get even grimmer as millions are laid off work amid the coronavirus pandemic. The price of gold continued to climb on Thursday, even as risk appetite returned to global markets in the wake of a landmark stimulus bill designed to restart the American economy. As Frank…

Trump’s Gambling with the Stock Market – And Boy, Is He in for a Nasty Surprise

Donald Trump is making a dangerous gamble by telling the stock market the economy will reopen by Easter. Stocks are surging now, but health officials aren’t confident the president can deliver on his promise. He may be about to learn a painful lesson. Donald Trump has not had an enviable month. He spent his first three years in office basking in a virtually unceasing stock market rally. Then, almost in an instant, those gains vanished, swallowed by the fastest bear market in history. For a man singularly obsessed with “scoreboard”…

Binance Releases Its Own Debit Card, Initial Testing Will Be in Malaysia

Binance enters the crypto debit card sector with news of an official Binance Card on March 26. Issued by Visa, the card will initially be available in South East Asia, though other regions will be unlocked soon, the company states. Like most other crypto cards, the Binance Card allows its users to spend their cryptocurrencies by converting them into fiat and piggy-backing off established debit card networks. A fairly unique aspect of the Binance Card is that its internal balance will be in cryptocurrencies, initially Binance Coin (BNB) and Bitcoin…

This Is Why the Dow Jones Is Surging to Its Best Week Since 1932

The Dow Jones rallied again on Thursday. The index is on course for its best week in almost 90 years. Fiscal stimulus and comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell helped boost risk appetite in the stock market. Unfortunately, a historically brutal unemployment situation may only get worse. The Dow Jones kept its stunning rally going on Thursday as Nancy Pelosi stated she had “no doubts” that the $2 trillion fiscal package would be approved by Congress. Further supporting the stock market was Fed Chair Jerome Powell, who assured investors the…

Alarming Message in Rare Fed Chair Interview

Fed Chair Jerome Powell did a rare interview on “Today.” While his appearance was alarming in itself, the Federal Reserve Chair’s conflicting messages sent a worrisome signal about the economy. If there’s “nothing fundamentally wrong with our economy,” why is the Fed pumping $4 trillion into it in one fell swoop? Fed Chair Jerome Powell sat down for an extremely rare interview on the “Today” show Thursday. NBC’s “Today” headlined the story with a quote from the Fed Chair: There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with our economy But if that’s true,…