Blockchain 

Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt Begins Testing Today

It’s been a long road for Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt. The platform—developed by NYSE parent company Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE)—has faced a myriad of launch delays due to regulatory approval. It’s still waiting now, but in the meantime, it has begun testing its Bitcoin futures contracts today. Here’s what we know. Bakkt is Testing Bitcoin Futures Contracts The company announced in May that it would begin testing its contracts in July. It later settled on the date of July 22, which is today. The company has not disclosed what is involved in…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum News | Shasper Begins and Joe Lubin Funds DrumG

In today’s edition of Ethereum news, we’ll cover the details of Ethereum Startup Parity Technologies adding Casper code to their blockchain toolbox and why Ethereum’s co-founder, Joe Lubin, invested in a competitor. Ethereum News: Parity Technologies and Casper Parity Technologies, an Ethereum startup, has just added an early version of the highly anticipated Casper code to its platform, Substate. The code was released on GitHub yesterday, and the team behind the implementation at Parity is calling it their ‘Shasper’ upgrade. “Shasper is combination of Casper and sharding. Once it lands, we…

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