Metronome: Jeff Garzik's cross-blockchain crypto

Bloq, Jeff Garzik's startup, is to launch a cross-blockchain cryptocurrency that will address Bitcoin's deficiencies 
25 October 2017   1275

A former core developer of Bitcoin and now Bloq CEO, Jeff Garzik, unveils Metronome (MTN), a cryptocurrency that seeks to claim a series of firsts in crypto-economics, including offering users the ability to switch the same token back and forth between blockchains as desired, making Metronome the world’s first cross-blockchain cryptocurrency.

As detailed by the company, Metronome is to be initially issued on Ethereum, with Ethereum Classic, Rootstock and Qtum support expected to follow. This allows users to select the chain that suits their requirements for management and security, or even upgrade the MTN contract if needed.

With Metronome, we sought to design an autonomous cryptocurrency system that is highly resistant to governance failure and is intended to last for generations. To accomplish this, we recognized early on that allowing users the freedom to select which blockchain most closely aligns with what they value was not only an important feature, but a vital one if we were to realize the Metronome vision.
 

Jeff Garzik
CEO and co-founder of Bloq

Furthermore, Metronome will not be controlled by any party after launch - not even its authors - as it is completely autonomous. Thus, Bloq plans to continue to help by building an ongoing open-source community to support developers and users, but will have no access or control after the initial auction.

We believe that individuals will be empowered by a currency designed with self-governance as a first-order variable. Further, institutions can more confidently enter the cryptocurrency category, as Metronome will enable them to innovate and develop reimagined financial products.
 

Matthew Roszak
Co-founder and chairman of Bloq

Metronome is opening with an initial auction of 10 million MTN, with 8 million MTN being made available to the public and 2 million being set aside for Bloq as the principal development team.

Bloq, in its turn, is moving ahead on the launch of the token, setting a date for the first week of December for its token sale.

Swansea Hosts Blockchain and Distributed Energy Conference

The BEW'18, which will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, UK, is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain
19 February 2018   238

The Blockchain Energy Wales'18 Conference will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

The conference will introduce Klenergy and their Pylon Network, which is a decentralised energy exchange platform powered by renewable energy. The BEW'18 is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain, distributed energy, peer2peer and smart technology.

BEW conference location swanseaBEW'18 Exact Location

Location: TechHub Swansea, 221 Stryd Fawr, Swansea SA1 1NW, UK
Time: from 9AM to 1.30PM

The headline speakers include Paul Harwood, Basicincome supporter and advocate, and David Clubb, director of RUKCymru and head of digital RenewableUK.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: Blockchain technology and its application in the energy sector, future of blockchain wallet systems, buildings as power stations, building the open-source co-operation protocol for the energy sector, and more.