London upgrade is completed and mining revenues stabilized. Draft Bitcoin Banking regulation released pushing adoption even further.
Learn about industry news, development updates, community happenings, and other aspects of the PoW world.
The latest network difficulty was adjusted by an increase of 7.31% to 15.56 T. During the last 2 weeks cycle, the average block time was 9 mins 19 secs.
As a result of price climbing and hashrate growth, the unit mining revenue sees no significant changes. Mining revenue has climbed back to similar values as at the beginning of May.
The ultrasound money is getting robust. Since the London upgrade was completed on the Ethereum network, more than 67,200 ETH fees have been burnt at a speed of 3.14 ETH/min by press time.
Since Ethereum’s price climbed, mining reward in fiat value remains the same, while income from the fee part measured in ETH was burned.
Dev and network
Solidity programming language releases its version 0.8.7 with support for the London upgrade, includes various improvements to Yul to EVM code transformation, the SMTChecker and some bugfixes. Read the announcement to get more information.
XMR <-> BTC atomic swaps are live on its mainnet. The process does not require a platform and can be performed directly peer-to-peer, ensuring trustless and private swaps.
XMR <-> BTC atomic swaps are live on mainnet! We're delighted to see Seth and others working to make them easily accessible such that anyone can swap trustlessly and privately! #monero #xmr https://t.co/uRm7UCCHox— Monero || #xmr (@monero) August 17, 2021
The Litecoin MimbleWimble July recap update is out. The core dev has been focusing on rebasing changes from the LTC 0.18 branch to the LTC 0.21 branch. You can check the project’s roadmap on http://wenmweb.com/.
DigiByte devs have finished the majority of the upstream Bitcoin v22 merge into a new DigiByte v8.22.0 feature branch with passing tests.
Firo released its new mandatory update v0.14.8.0 that moves the Lelantus join split payload into the vExtrapayload section.
New mandatory update #Firo v0.14.8.0— Firo 💵🤐⛓️ (@firoorg) August 18, 2021
This update moves the Lelantus joinsplit payload into the vExtrapayload sectionhttps://t.co/w63Dc0Kk81
Please update before the hard fork scheduled at block 401580 (roughly August 26, 2021)
Backup your wallet prior to updating for safety pic.twitter.com/go1xQx5Hgg
Dash announced Dash Platform v0.20 on Testnet. The new release introduces several breaking changes and new features. Including Validator Set Rotation, Peer-to-peer Layer Optimization and Threshold, and so on.
Incredible progress to share! Our #developers have been working overtime to move closer to a #DASH Platform launch. Read about the release and notes. Comments appreciated. #dashcoregroup— Dash (@Dashpay) August 6, 2021
Dash Core Group Release Announcement: Dash Platform v0.20 on Testnet https://t.co/MPtEt4owlM
Bytom announces full transition to Proof of Stake consensus, thus ending its mining activity when block height 709, 660 is reached. The migration was completed on August 20, 2021.
Application and adoption
News from El Salvador: Draft Bitcoin Banking regulation was released. That draft will serve as a guideline for banks and financial institutions on how to offer bitcoin-related services.
1inch deployed on Optimistic Ethereum, a layer 2 solution, to increase transaction speed and lower gas fees for their users. 1inch users can already start migrating assets to the Optimistic network through the Optimism Gateway.
2/— 1inch Network (@1inch) August 17, 2021
📻 Tune in to a positive wave as the #1inch Network expands to Optimistic Ethereum (#OΞ) by @optimismPBC!
⚡️ Dive into the pink portal with us and get a tremendous increase in the speed of your transactions.
Read more ⤵️https://t.co/AQQlfNuIGu
Beam Desktop Wallet 6.1 Testnet was released. It’s a major step towards decentralized applications on Beam’s network. Meanwhile, according to Beam core dev, bridges to Ethereum are coming.
Horizen announced the partnership with Morpheus.Network. Through this partnership, they will integrate blockchain technology using Zendoo and provide ZK-based privacy for the supply chain.
Nervos announced adding Yokai, a DEX, to its ecosystem. Currently, it’s in the beta testing stage.
Jack Dorsey joining the mining family. CEO of Twitter and Square Jack Dorsey says that he is trying Bitcoin mining himself. In one of the Twitter replies, he stated that he is trying out Bitcoin mining through Compass Mining, a platform that provides mining services for individual miners.
Awesome Ethereum Classic, a list of resources for the Ethereum Classic project has been updated for the community to understand the network’s ecosystem.
Decred July Journal reports that there are now 3 consensus changes in various stages of development. Also, DCRDEX has added core ETH integration, and more network and ecosystem data.
A video recap for Decred August news was released as well Video covers blockchain governance in action, new network highs, and more info.
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