On 25. September first Drivechain release on testnet was announced. Drivechain enables Sidechains for Bitcoin and is a big leap forward in Bitcoin development. Different consensus mechanisms, supply politics, and use-cases can be facilitated in a Sidechain and still benefit from the security of the underlying base layer, Bitcoin.
Baidu Publishes Details of Upcoming Blockchain
Baidu, which is the Chinese equivalent to Google, has officially released a white paper for its blockchain network called XuperChain. The Search Engine giant claims XuperChain will be able to support more than 10,000 transactions per second through inter-chain parallel technology and a stereoscopic network. Additionally, XuperChain will use multi-core parallel calculations and employ sidechains to scale the network. Baidu holds more than 50 patents for XuperChain.
Austrian Government Uses Ethereum to Notarize Bond Auction
The Austrian government announced that it will use the Ethereum blockchain to notarize the auction of a government bond worth $1.3 billion. Internal IT resources will oversee the deployment, which will store the data as hash values on the public Ethereum network.
StellarX Opens For The Public
StellarX is the first full-featured trading app for Stellar’s universal marketplace and was developed in cooperation with IBM. It was in beta test mode over the past several months and is now open for the public. The marketplace offers crypto, fiat tethers, commodities, bonds, and more.
StellarX does not hold user keys and isn’t an exchange in the traditional sense. It can be seen as a GUI for the public to access the Stellar trading environment.
Key Features since Beta:
- Ledger support
- Direct USD deposits
- improved Usability
- added custom payment aliases,
which means users can claim yourname*stellarx.com