Monero hardfork completed successfully

Use of "ring confidential transactions" (RingCT) is now mandatory for XMR
16 September 2017   787

Developers of Monero reported on the successful completion of hardfork.

Initially it was assumed that the protocol upgrade would take place on September 21, but later this date was postponed to an earlier date. The reason for the date shift was the growth of the network hash. At the moment, this figure exceeds 250,000,000 h / s.

The new version of the software introduced mandatory use of the so-called "ring confidential transactions" (RingCT). Previous releases also included RingCT, but their use was not mandatory.

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At the press time, the average price of Monero (XMR) is over $ 91. The market capitalization of the coin is estimated at $ 1.519 billion, and according to this indicator XMR takes 8th place in the overall rating of the cryptocurrency.

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   214

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.