Hewlett Packard Enterprise to launch blockchain project

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is developing the blockchain based product called "Mission Critical Distributed Ledger Technology"
13 November   303

Technology giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise will launch new blockchain product in 2018. This is reported by the CoinDesk.

The initial idea comes months after customers of the company began software solutions built around the blockchain. By using the distributed ledger startup R3's Corda platform as an underlying basis, HPE is planning to offer services around payments and identity, among others. The two companies announced their partnership in June.

The product named the "Mission Critical Distributed Ledger Technology" is being announced to enterprises as an addition of cloud-based services. It's also the first of what HPE indicated will be a number of product offerings that utilize blockchain.

Enterprises interested in blockchain are realizing that public cloud alone does not always meet their non-functional requirements.
 

Raphael Davison

Blockchain director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

According to Fortune, HPE has already sold some versions of their produced privately to financial services companies.

Exact launch date wasn't set, but HPE indicated that it would come in "early 2018." 

Verge to Improve Security via Hard Fork

Verge cryptocurrency will reportedly undergo a hard fork on block 1 824 150 which should resolve stealth transaction issues and enhance privacy features
22 January   2325

Verge has announced that the hard fork of the coin will occur on block 1 824 150. The decision was made because some mining pools were not running the latest codebase, and as a result some stealth transactions did not get confirmed. Verge tried to soft fork, but not enough pools participated. The new hard fork will assure that miners are up to date and process stealth transactions.

Verge tweet regarding hard forkVerge Tweet Regarding Hard Fork

What is more, the hard fork will make sure all transactions will be processed and confirmed even faster, and it will not affect coins in the wallet. After the hard fork, the users will have 6 days to update their wallets to then still have access to their funds. Moreover, balances at any exchanges will not be affected by the hard fork.

Verge latest blocksVerge latest block at the moment of press

As soon as the stealth transaction will be activated with hard fork at block 1 824 150, at the moment of writing the last activated block was 1820480, and the estimated time until the Verge hard fork is 30:31 hours.

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Currently, the price of Verge is falling down, it decreased 15% within past 24 hours and 30% during past 7 days, having moved the coin to the 26th place in the list of coins ranked by market capitalization.

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

  • Average price: $0,092518
  • Marketcap: $1 341 606 868
  • 24h volume: $83 587 200