Crypto Market Recovers $7 Billion as Augur and EOS grow

During the last 24 hours the cryptocurrency market has rebounded by $7 billion, inspite the oppose with bitcoin, ethereum, and other major cryptos
17 May 2018   157

Today, on May 17, it was declared by the Augur team that after years of extension, the smart contracts of Augur will be live on the Ethereum mainnet on July 9, 2018. The official announcement caused the market to react, making the price of REP (the native token of Augur) to rise by about 10 percent. 

Actually most effecient tokens in early May including EOS, 0x (ZRX), and WanChain (WAN), fell by large margins during the last 3 days. After that, the 10 percent gain of REP is quite noteworthy. Augur was established in 2014 by Joey Krug as a decentralized prediction platform. Krug displayed that the original Augur smart contracts on Ethereum were written before solidity, the most widely used Ethereum programming language, was invented. 

He underlined that Augur is undoubtedly the complex project on the Ethereum network and is about 10 times more complicated than MakerDAO, which he noted is the second most complex project on Ethereum. Krug affirmed that developing a resolve to decide consensus on real-world events, which Augur users can place bets on, has been as difficult as solving proof-of-stake consensus algorithm due to scalability flaws.

Solving consensus on real world events was initially a research problem, we thought some previous literature had solved it, but it turns out it really hadn’t and had severe scalability and inventive flaws the more we audited it. It’s imo about as difficult as solving PoS. Augur’s about 10x more complex than the second most complicated ethereum project, makerdao, which has about 10 contracts vs augur’s 100 [complexity isn’t a good thing, and the augur team has tried to make it as simple as possible, it’s just a really complicated endeavors.
Joey Krug
Augur Core Developer 

The 10 percent increase in the price of REP has shown the condition of the market which has been on a continuous decline since early May.

ACINQ to Release Lightning API For Bitcoin Mainnet

Strike is API for easy acception of Lightning network payments
25 May 2018   48

Developers from ACINQ presented a version of Strike API for Lightning-payments in the main bitcoin network.

Strike is an API for easy acception of Lightning payments. From a technical point of view, the service works as follows: ACINQ receives and aggregates incoming payments, and then periodically sends transactions to the recipient's wallet. In other words, companies can offer their clients instant and low-cost payments, receiving funds through the usual cash transaction.

We take a 1% fee on payments, and that’s it. Automated payouts to your Bitcoin wallet are free of charge, because we batch them among merchants. The threshold for automated withdrawals can be set between 0.1–1 BTC.
 

ACINQ

Also, users can make a payment to the wallet manually, however in this case you will have to pay a commission of 0.5 mBTC.

According to ACINQ representatives, although using Strike and assuming the need to trust a third party, the level of risk is minimal, since the service sends an onchain-transaction every time the total amount of payments reaches a user-adjustable threshold.

The developers noted that the Strike integration with the WooCommerce plugin is currently underway. In addition, ACINQ is considering the possibility of partnership with the Canadian Internet company Shopify, which specializes in developing software for online and retail stores. The company serves 500,000 trading companies with a combined turnover of $ 45 billion.