BitShares 2.0 announced

BitShares has announced a major update BitShares 2.0
04 June 2017   1316

Is a software company working on financial solutions built on a blockchain, such as decentralized asset exchanges, banking, project funding

The BitShares development team unveils their biggest announcement since launching one year ago: the upgrade to BitShares 2.0.

BitShares has been operating for about a year, and the community has identified numerous problems which are currently holding the system back from its full potential, such as slow performance, high resource requirements, non-standard market matching algorithm, lack of flexibility of system parameters, etc. 

That's why this update is to be the next one in the evolution of BitShares as it incorporates all of the feedback and lessons learned from the BitShares stakeholders, partners, developers, marketers, and other community leaders throughout the year of research and development, the company reports in its blog. 

According to the announcement made, a brand new BitShares codebase has been rebuilt from the ground and BitShares 2.0 was designed to address all of the above issues. The report says that by upgrading, the community will experience:

  • A new high-performance protocol and engine, capable of handling over 100,000 transactions per second.
  • A new user-friendly hosted wallet interface.
  • Brand new financial smart contract features.
  • A new set of tools for community feedback.
  • A new viral growth model.
  • Robust testing infrastructure designed to prevent bugs and regressions.
  • A new developer-friendly and extensible codebase.

To learn more details about BitShares 2.0 see the official company's report.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   232

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.