Streemit to Ban The Dark Overlord Account

As reported, the mentioned hacker group intended to public secret documents related to 9/11
09 January 2019   1130

The social network on the blockchain Steemit has banned an account of a hacker group intending to make public documents with allegedly secret information about the events of September 11th. Reported by The Block.

The reason for the blocking was a violation of the terms of the user agreement. As the Motherboard notes, representatives of The Dark Overlord claim that they stole the relevant documents from various insurance and law firms, including Hiscox Syndicates, Lloyds of London and Silverstein Properties.

The source also reports that, based on the Steem technology, there are several other implementations of social networks, such as Busy.org and SteemPeak. The corresponding post and The Dark Overlord account in these social networks are still present.

Radix to Replay All BTC Transactions in 15 Minutes

Radix is developing a DLT alternative, with which it has a lot of common, but at the same time it is more scalable and easier for devs to work with
13 June 2019   410

The Radix project had conducted visual testing of the capabilities of its technology in a “live” format.

According to the announcement on Twitter, testing begun 12.06 at 9:30 Eastern time. During the process, Radix promised to reproduce all transactions from the Bitcoin blockchain, that had been recorded there for 10 years of cryptocurrency existence. The entire procedure is expected to take less than one hour. Thus, the project intends to demonstrate the bandwidth and scalability of the solution created by it.

Team was able to perform successful test in 15 minutes. That's 4 times less than expected. Impressive result.

Radix is developing an alternative to the blockchain technology, with which it shares characteristics such as decentralization and protection against unauthorized access, but at the same time it is more scalable and easier to handle for developers. To do this, the project uses database sharding, which ensures linear scalability of registries.