Enigma to Join Forces with Intel

Enigma plans to work with Intel and other partners to develop applications that will support its protocol and Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) 
21 June 2018   521

Blockchain start-up Enigma will use Intel's SGX technology to improve the "secret contracts" focused on increased privacy. Secret contracts are a type of smart contract for public blockchains that use cryptographic tricks to keep transaction data hidden from view This is reported by Coindesk.

Privacy is currently the biggest barrier to smart contract adoption. Blockchains are good at correctness, but bad at privacy by design. Smart contracts and decentralized applications will need to be able to use private and sensitive data to see global adoption.
 

Enigma's Spokeperson

Enigma plans to work with Intel and other partners to develop applications that will support its protocol and SGX.

Intel is committed to enabling business transformation by shortening the time-to-value from blockchain implementations and working with the industry to address privacy, security and scalability challenges. Enigma’s protocol approach is helping solve the challenges on public blockchain networks and improving data privacy and smart contract security.
 

Rick Echevarria

Vice President, Software and Services Group and General Manager, Platforms Security Division, Intel Corporation

This year, it will launch a pilot project designed to test its technology and demonstrate the potential of the joint work of SGX and the Enigma protocol.

Bitcoin Cash Hardfork Implemented

Hardfork of a hardfork... just don't get confused in this crazy world of cryptocurrency
16 November 2018   81

Today, on November 15, a hardfork was implemented in the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The first block in the Bitcoin ABC blockchain has mined a pool of Bitcoin.com.

The last “common block” was # 556,766, mined by SVPool. on which the protocol update was activated.

Bitcoin SV got its first block. Now we can definitely talk about the division of Bitcoin Cash into two competing blockchains. Roger Ver, right before the hardfork, said that his pool had sent a significant amount of power to mining Bitcoin ABC.

Bitfinex exchange announced the transfer of BAB and BSV coins to the accounts of BCH holders.

Poloniex converted all BCH balances into assets BCHABC and BCHSV. At the same time, the BCH market became unavailable. Instead, the BCHABC / BTC, BCHSV / BTC, BCHABC / USDC and BCHSV / USDC trading pairs appeared. I / O of BCHABC and BCHSV is not yet available, but will open when the network stabilizes.