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Corporate blockchains need a standard – says Waves Enterprise

Corporate blockchains don’t get a lot of love by the crypto community, and rightly so, we rarely have a stake in these systems, nor we are incentivized in any way to care about them. They are important regardless, even if it’s not for obvious reasons. Applying open-source blockchain networks is not feasible for businesses, as

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Corporate blockchains don’t get a lot of love by the crypto community, and rightly so, we rarely have a stake in these systems, nor we are incentivized in any way to care about them.

They are important regardless, even if it’s not for obvious reasons. Applying open-source blockchain networks is not feasible for businesses, as that would give away a lot of the power that executives have over their companies.

It’s difficult to convince a brand new business to start using blockchain, let alone a 100-year-old business empire. The risk of total system failure is too much, and changing technology within an organization is no easy task.

Even if a business sees the practical benefit of using a blockchain system, there are many barriers to start. Cost of implementation and the ability of the blockchain to keep up with demand just to name a few.

Waves Enterprise, a hybrid blockchain technology company is literally making waves by pushing their own system through rigorous load testing just to prove to potential clients that their platform can handle it.

On top of that, they believe the way they did their tests is worthy of being considered an ISO-like standard for blockchain load testing. If this catches on, we will begin to see many other blockchain projects test their systems using the standard.

To learn more, we reached out to Artem Kalikhov, Chief Product Officer at Waves Enterprise to learn more about this standardized test.

CN: Why is load testing blockchain systems important?

AK: “Load testing is important for both the platform provider and the client. It is necessary to test blockchain systems correctly in order to obtain reliable working results that will be reproduced by real customers.”

CN: How close to real conditions do you get in your standardized testing sessions?

AK: “We use a full blockchain network in our testing. It is as close as possible to real implementations; its safety margin is enough to handle the load filed in payments, data storage, and business automation systems.”

CN: Why do you consider your load test to be the best standard invented so far?

AK: “Other companies often do tests in which they show benchmarks on short intervals at the time of peak loads, or performance under ideal conditions, with ideal network settings, on ‘wide’ communication channels and high capacity equipment using ‘lightweight’ transactions, without any logic and data. As I said before, we do all of this in real-life conditions.”

CN: Who are your strongest competitors in standardizing blockchain load testing?

AK: “It’s not a competition. Waves Enterprise’s big goal is to develop a blockchain market and to inform enterprises for load testing needed for technology solutions and based on specific business scenarios. We’re opened to other services, enterprises, and testing companies. The more partners and competitors that are into it, the better for the development of the market. We would like to make blockchain-as-a-service a more mature growth market.”

CN: What are your biggest strengths in regards to blockchain load/performance testing? 

AK: “Waves Enterprise includes performance testing in each release. These are our strengths. In general, the company doesn’t publish tests without reason. We test each version of the product under different types of loads and in different scenarios repeatedly. Such actions guarantee the stability and performance of the solution, improve our testing practices, and confirm the right to share the experience.”

IBM for example, have given up on trying to keep up with the rapid development of blockchain systems, leaving a lot of the information on their website outdated.

They will likely try to acquire another company when their interests grow in the future. For now, Waves Enterprise seems to be on the bleeding edge of testing blockchain systems for performance in real life conditions.

To wrap up our talks with Artem, we asked him how should other blockchain platforms approach the creation of a standardized test for their own systems.

He said “I suggest starting with requirements setting – specify use cases, types, and numbers of users, workloads specifics, etc.  The framework-based approach allows developers to make blockchain implementation and testing practical and sustainable from the very beginning.”

Source: https://www.crypto-news.net/corporate-blockchains-need-a-standard-says-waves-enterprise/

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All Eyes on Ethereum

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One Ether now costs more than US$3000. Did you ever think you’d see the day?

You gotta hand it to the crypto markets: in some ways they’re comically predictable. A month ago, Ethereum was everyone’s favourite whipping boy, a bloated, expensive under-achiever that couldn’t even double its 2017 all-time high. Lol what a weakling.

And with competitors like Cosmos, Solana, Polygon and Polkadot nipping at its heels, perhaps this was the beginning of the end for the network that gave us smart contracts, ICOs, ERC-20 tokens, DeFi, yield farming, NFTs and, to be honest, the entire idea that blockchain was a multi-functional and era-shaping technological breakthrough that you ignored at your peril.

How things have changed. On Monday Ethereum blasted through the US$3000 mark like it was barely there, throwing on an extra 15% while it was at it. The network is now worth a shade under US$400 billion, putting it on par with Mastercard and Walmart, and officially making Vitalik Buterin, the 27-year-old prodigy who created Ethereum, a bona fide billionaire. So, is this how the Flippening begins?

Network to net worth

Due to the speed with which things move in crypto, we tend to underestimate some of the metrics that actually speak to a technology’s success. The new shiny thing is almost always more exciting than some dusty old contraption built in the positively prehistoric year of 2015. Did they even have electricity back then?

But Ethereum stands out from almost all other blockchains in that it’s already being used, at scale, by millions of people and companies. While that may seem like Business 101 – get more customers, be more successful – when it comes to blockchain usage is a particularly powerful factor because of the way it harnesses network effects to improve the value of the system itself. Use it more and the whole system becomes more valuable, both financially and practically, for the network’s users, miners, stakers, investors and developers. Oh, and Vitalik, of course.

How far we’ve come

Ethereum’s issue has always been its inability to scale. If you can’t handle hundreds or even thousands of transactions a second, then you’re not really fit for purpose as a global computer. The result for Ethereum has been a year of increasing network congestion and brutally high transaction fees. Yet the fact that so much continues to be built and transacted on Ethereum tells you exactly how strong these network effects already are.

There’s also an increasing focus on three major changes to the Ethereum network due to arrive before the end of the year:

  • EIP-1559: Lifts one of DeFi’s major innovations in the field of ‘tokenomics’ by implementing a token burn system on every transaction. You use the Ethereum network, you burn some ETH, never to be seen again.
  • Optimism: due for a full launch in July, the Optimism sidechain should significantly improve the speed of Ethereum by leveraging largely incomprehensible processes such as ZK-Rollups and Sharding. It’s already being used by the Synthetix protocol, where it has saved users over $10 million dollars in transaction fees.
  • Ethereum 2.0: This is the big one, Ethereum’s transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake. It’s been coming for years, but the importance of the change cannot be overstated. Already more than 4 million Ethereum are being staked on the Ethereum 2.0 contract, offering an insight into how much ETH might fall out of circulation once the entire thing goes live (potentially in November).

In short, Ethereum is just getting started. The price might seem gaspingly high right now, but remember that Ethereum isn’t trying to be Walmart or Mastercard. It wants to be the thing that Walmart and Mastercard are built on – and that’s a prospect worth having a stake in.

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Source: https://blog.coinjar.com/all-eyes-on-ethereum/

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CARBON: A perfect avenue for showcasing talent

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Creative professionals sometimes find themselves figuring out where to showcase their creations and profit from them. 

It’s a tough situation to be in. But with CARBON, the dilemma is lessened. 

CARBON creates an avenue that gives creators both a place to show off their talents and a chance to earn money.

CARBON features an ecosystem of a global scale that integrates open finance, fashion, art, music, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

One of its objectives is to enable a community that can inspire, support, and reward professionals.

What the CARBON marketplace looks like

As what an ideal marketplace should be, CARBON has a lot to offer, helping emerging brands and artists have a shot even at the highest levels of competition they have to deal with.

Items related to fashion, art pieces, music, and digital assets such as NFTs are offered in the CARBON marketplace. A dedicated team will carefully select these products.

The market will also see exclusive collaborations featuring various artists and brands for physical commodities and digital items that will be dropped on a weekly basis.

As for its audience, they should prepare for a diverse experience brought by a market evolving into a global ecosystem.

About CARBON

CARBON was founded by Chad Pickard who also acts as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It is an open finance wallet and super ecosystem that is built for the whole world of fashion, art, music, and culture while also integrating digital assets through NFT offerings.

It has its native token, the $GEMS, and its wallet integrates Neobank functions like the financial technology company Revolut and a non-custodial smart wallet for decentralized finance (DeFi) and cryptocurrencies.

This integration allows users to hold fiat (government-backed) and digital currencies as well as NFTs in a single platform.

The wallet is linked to the market, giving users the ability to directly select items that they desire.

CARBON doesn’t just work as a marketplace where purchases can be made, but also as an avenue where professional creators get to showcase their talents and inspire others to promote their own. It provides them with a winning environment.

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Source: https://bitcoinerx.com/bitcoin/carbon-a-perfect-avenue-for-showcasing-talent/

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How Tokenplace can help crypto traders get the best buy and sell prices

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Any seasoned crypto trader knows that the price of a digital currency can vary across different exchanges worldwide.

Thus, one of the basic strategies for investing in digital currencies is to scout for the best buy or sell price and that’s where Tokenplace comes in.

Access to different crypto exchanges via one platform

To take full advantage of the price variance across exchanges, some traders often resort to opening accounts on different platforms. But Tokenplace eliminates this need because the platform allows one to access different exchanges worldwide.

This means that a user will only need his Tokenplace account and password to gain access to the entire crypto market. This is a lot simpler compared to having to main multiple accounts and passwords for other exchanges for different trading pairs.

Tokenplace is basically an online trading platform and exchange aggregator. With its automated order-splitting, orders are automatically broken up to ensure that traders get the best price for every coin they want to trade.

Easy to use and features-packed trading terminal

Tokenplace is also very appealing to newer investors because it is very easy to use. For instance, users will only need to access a single window for their deposits, withdrawals, trading, and exchanging.

The platform can be accessed from both desktop and mobile devices. Tokenplace’s onboarding and one-time registration process are also one of the quickest in the industry.

Tokenplace uses advanced algorithms for its multi-exchange order splitting feature. With this high-tech tool, users can get the best buy and sell price every time they trade.

Website: https://tokenplace.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TokenplaceTOK
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tokenplace

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Source: https://bitcoinerx.com/blockchain/how-tokenplace-can-help-crypto-traders-get-the-best-buy-and-sell-prices/

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