UK company's stock jumps 20% after its blockchain mention

Veltyco has started discussions with blockchain and cryptocurrency providers about potential partnerships
21 December 2017   1604

Veltyco, a marketing company, which is generating marketing solutions for the gaming industry, saw its stock price leap higher today after telling investors it has started discussions with blockchain and cryptocurrency providers about potential partnerships.

Veltyco is planning to offer its customers the use of a crypto wallet that can be used across the platforms of all of Veltyco's partners, allowing customers access to each platform without having to make separate deposits on the individuals platforms as well as enabling Veltyco to cross-sell the different platforms to its customer base.

After the announcement Veltyco's shares, which are listed on London's AIM growth market, jumped 20%. The stock has pulled back a little since then but it is still up around 13%.

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Recently, we have reported that Samsung SDS concluded a test on blockchain-powered storage in marine transport, with the expectation that the technology will take the shipping industry to a new level.

Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden to Launch Last Testnet

As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second
20 July 2018   133

On Thursday, July 19, at the Dappcon developer conference in Berlin, the last test network of Raiden for the Ethereum blockchain was launched, CoinDesk reports.

The release includes a minimal implementation of the scaling solution, which will allow the transfer of Ethereum tokens outside of the main blockchain. This is the last test phase before the introduction of technology into the core network of Ethereum.

It's the first step towards going to the mainnet. We really want people to really test this so we have a user interface, we have an API and we've created an open Github for everything they could find, so if we go hopefully bug-free on the mainnet.
 

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

According to him, the new release represents an early implementation for the core network and contains a new rewritten code of smart contracts and payment channels that can be restored in case of unintended closure.

Also, Karapetsas urged developers to join the test network to help detect possible bugs, adding that a bounty program will be launched to encourage this activity.

The release date for the main network has not yet been assigned, but the developers intend to follow this earlier promise and launch Raiden this summer.

Karapetsas also promised to publish regular updates and code optimizations after the full release, adding that Raiden will complement other Ethereum scaling solutions that are currently being developed.

Raiden is essentially the payment channel network for ethereum, it's supposed to help us scale token transfers. The long term goal would be to have people use Raiden from a mobile device and be able to make off-chain token transfers just from their phone. That would be the long term vision, it would probably work in combination with various scaling solutions, sharding, plasma, a sort of hybrid.
 

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

Raiden is developing from the 2015 and is written mostly on Python. The project is much like the Lightning Network. As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second.