DigiByte to Undergo Hard Fork

The upcoming DigiByte hard fork will change some of DigiBytes Mining algorithms to maintain GPU friendliness
21 March 2018   286

DigiByte is a public, rapidly growing and highly decentralized blockchain, and DigiBytes are digital assets that cannot be destroyed, counterfeited or hacked, they are created for protecting objects of value like currency, information, property or important digital data. 

DigiByte has issued the blockchain development plan for 2018, revealing that DigiByte Core v6.16.2, which is the foundation wallet, will be released in March of 2018. The new DigiByte wallet will have a new look, bug fixes and more features.

Moreover, DigiByte Core v7.16.1 release is planned for summer of 2018. The upcoming DigiByte hard fork will change some of DigiBytes Mining algorithms to maintain GPU friendliness. Unfortunately, the exact date of the hard fork has not been revealed yet. The further expansion of the DigiByte core protocol to further support community development and incentivize participation is scheduled for the fall of 2018.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of DigiByte:

Average price: $0,025089
Market cap: $250 956 368
24h volume: $2 425 990

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   32

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.