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Jack Dorsey announces plan for developer platform focused on bitcoin financial services

Jack Dorsey announces plan for developer platform focused on bitcoin financial services

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, said Thursday that the payments services business is working to create “an open developer platform” focused on bitcoin-tied financial services. Square is creating a new business (joining Seller, Cash App, & Tidal) focused on building an open developer platform with the sole goal of making it easy to create non-custodial, …

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Lisk Unveils Agenda for Annual Blockchain Developer Event Lisk.js, Taking Place May 21st-22nd

Lisk Unveils Agenda for Annual Blockchain Developer Event Lisk.js, Taking Place May 21st-22nd

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Bitcoin Core developer Pieter Wuille departs Blockstream to join Chaincode Labs

Bitcoin Core developer Pieter Wuille departs Blockstream to join Chaincode Labs

Pieter Wuille, a long-time developer for Bitcoin Core and a co-founder of Blockstream, announced Monday that he has joined Chaincode Labs, a cryptocurrency-focused research and development firm. “Very excited to announce I’m joining Chaincode Labs today, where I plan to keep working on protocol improvements to Bitcoin!” Wuille wrote in a post on Twitter. “I’m …

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Meet a Freelance Cypherpunk Developer in Africa

Meet a Freelance Cypherpunk Developer in Africa

In this audio interview, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen and Fodé Diop, founder of the Dakar Bitcoin Developers meetup in Senegal, talk about bitcoin in Africa.  For more episodes and free early access before our regular 3 p.m. Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica, iHeartRadio or RSS. This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com, Bitstamp and Nexo.io. From how mobile devices offer the primary point of …

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Alchemy Goes Public With Developer Platform in Bid to Grow DeFi Ecosystem

Alchemy Goes Public With Developer Platform in Bid to Grow DeFi Ecosystem

Blockchain infrastructure startup Alchemy, which helps decentralized finance (DeFi) projects run or access nodes, just launched its full suite of products to the public, after a two-year closed beta serving teams including MakerDAO and Kyber Network.  DeFi projects like MakerDAO, 0x and others all use Alchemy’s solutions to access Ethereum blockchain data, rather than run …

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ConsenSys fintech exec says Libra could become a ‘developer magnet’ if the stablecoin project takes off

ConsenSys fintech exec says Libra could become a ‘developer magnet’ if the stablecoin project takes off

Lex Sokolin is worried that Libra could be detrimental to open-source crypto development in the long-run. Sokolin, ConsenSys’s co-leader for fintech and DeFi, recently sat down with The Block’s Frank Chaparro and Ryan Todd for an episode of The Scoop. Conversation topics ranged from how Libra could be a tool that governments use to “fight …

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Ready Layer One: Base Layer Protocols Team Up for Virtual Developer Event

Ready Layer One: Base Layer Protocols Team Up for Virtual Developer Event

Togetherness is the message of Ready Layer One, a conference being planned for early May by the Web3 Foundation, Near, Cosmos, Tezos, Protocol Labs and Polkadot, all entities involved in building new blockchains designed to serve as the primary layer for distributed applications. Other blockchain projects may yet join in. The website describes the virtual …

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