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Author: Ania Milaeva

Momentum Behind Hashgraph Distributed Ledger Technology

Last night Hedera Hashgraph accomplished a significant milestone. Following 18 months of intensive development and preparation, Hedera completed the beta launch of its “Mainnet” open access network. Hedera Hashgraph is the public permissionless distributed network operating on the revolutionary Hashgraph distributed ledger technology, created by Swirlds.

Hashgraph: World’s Most Advanced Distributed Ledger Technology

The Hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm was invented by Dr. Leemon Baird.  Dr. Baird received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.  Together with his longtime friend and colleague Mance Harmon, Swirlds Inc. was organized in 2016.  Baird and Harmon were both former faculty

Climate change and gold

It's probably fair to say that when you think of the mining industry you probably don’t think of it as being good for the environment. You’d be right to feel that way. Look at the headlines. In February of this year mining giant Rio Tinto

Gold surges in Asian markets to start the week

Sunday night China allowed its currency to weaken against the U.S. dollar bypassing the psychologically important level of 7 yuan to the dollar. In India, the rupee also weakened against the dollar as Jammu and Kashmir went into forced blackout by the government and the rupee moved

Riding the P2P wave on distributed ledger technology

There is significant disruption in the financial services industry from the rise of peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payments.  The acceleration of the P2P payment market is driven by smartphone use growth, fintech startups, and preferences of Millennial and Gen Z consumers. As background, peer-to-peer payments refer to digital money transfer

Is gold a matter of national security?

Over the weekend news out of Tehran reported that the Iranian government would be launching a gold-backed cryptocurrency. Shahab Javanmardi, the CEO of Iranian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) FANAP, commented, “Iran’s cryptocurrency will be supported by gold, but its function is similar to other
Polish central bank bashes crypto opts for gold

Polish central bank bashes crypto opts for gold

Two years ago the National Bank of Poland was widely criticized by the crypto community for running ads bashing Bitcoin and crypto currencies in general. They even created a YouTube video titled “10 differences between money and cryptocurrency that you need to know”. It’s disappointing that the