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Decentralized Liquidity Is the Backbone of DeFi

StarkDEX, on the other hand, uses state-of-the-art cryptographic STARK proofs to take on-chain transactions, process them off-chain, and then batch them back on-chain in order to increase throughput. The challenges of this method are purely technical, rather than social, as with Unipig (where you just have to get others to supply more liquidity over time). …

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Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Is Now Live

“Developers don’t want to build on a moving target, and backwards compatibility should be taken seriously as well,” Izquierdo said in an email to CoinDesk Friday. “Ethereum is not a toy anymore, it’s a platform with a sizable investment and a big reach, and as such changes like this need to be professionally measured before …

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Hulu is finally offering 4K and 5.1 audio on Roku devices

Enlarge / The Handmaid’s Tale, a Hulu original series. Hulu The long, give-and-take saga of 4K streaming on Hulu continues with the addition of 4K streaming for supported Roku devices. Hulu also added 5.1 surround sound capabilities on Roku. The Disney-owned streaming platform updated its user-facing help pages with the information sometime in the past …

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The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation pings, Apple says

Enlarge / From left to right: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max. Samuel Axon Earlier this week, security reporter Brian Krebs published a story explaining that Apple’s latest iPhones (iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro) periodically check the user’s location even if the user disables location services individually for each and every …

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The Motorola One Hyper brings a pop-up camera, all-screen design for $400

The Motorola One Hyper. Motorola That is a whole lot of screen. Motorola The back features a rear fingerprint reader and two cameras. Motorola A side view, which offers a look at the camera bump. Motorola Motorola has what might be the best-looking mid-range smartphone with the “Motorola One Hyper,” a $400 phone with flagship …

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Matter Labs Unveils Layer-2 Scaling Solution for Ethereum Payments

Funds move between users inside the smart contract, which is orchestrated by validators and guardians. When a contract is open, validators package transactions into blocks. Elected by guardians, validators have a near-perfect probabilistic guarantee of participating honestly with safety features such as built-in collateral (to disincentivize cheating). Users also decide when a contract closes, sending …

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Sundar Pichai becomes CEO of Alphabet and Google, as Larry Page steps down

Google co-founder Larry Page. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Google and Alphabet co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are no longer executives at Alphabet or Google. The Alphabet CEO and president, respectively, have announced they are leaving their positions. Current Google CEO Sundar Pichai will take over as CEO of both Google and Google’s parent …

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Ethereum Devs Reconsider ‘Difficulty Bomb’ Timing as Hard Forks Loom

In light of the earlier-than-expected uptick, Conner drafted EIP 2384, the Istanbul/Berlin Difficulty Bomb Delay, included in EIP 2387. In a little over six weeks, block times have increased from 13.1 to 14.3 seconds, Conner said. And, as the difficulty bomb is an exponential feature of ethereum, a one-second change has large implications down the …

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