Censorship of Harmful Data in Blockchains

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Public blockchains allow insertion of arbitrary data. Even specific-purpose blockchains like Bitcoin already contain a lot of non-financial data. Although this data insertion can be beneficial in some use cases (e.g. proof of existence), it can also cause damage. If a blockchain contained videos with instructions on how to torture someone, there would immediately be broad consensus that this data must be deleted. But since blockchains are supposed to be immutable databases, the question is: what can be done if this happens?

Æternity State Channels: A Peer-to-peer Browser Game

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Æternity is a promising blockchain platform with great potential for many application scopes. One such great feature is the native support for state channels.

In this article we will explore how we built a peer-to-peer browser game to explore this Æternity capability; along examine related features of the platform such as ForgAE and companion tools and the Sophia functional contract development language

A Short Guide Through the Universe of Blockchain Based Micropayment Systems

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Micropayment take place in pay-as-you-go software service models, micro donations, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In these contexts payments for values which are usually under the smallest unit of fiat money (e.g. $0.001) are needed. Prepaid cards can solve this problem. Another approach uses cryptocurrencies in the blockchain, having the advantage of allowing exact […]

Dockerized Ethereum Private Testing Environment Compatible with MetaMask and Remix

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The purpose of this configuration is to generate a Docker environment of 2 nodes connected together running on Geth and monitor them using Ethstat (at localhost:3000). Then we can use MetaMask as well as Remix to connect to the first node (localhost:8545) to send simple transtractions, like sending Ether, or complex transactions like the creation or call of a smart contract.

Using the CardContact SmartCard USB HSM in an Ethereum PoA Chain

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After testing the performance of Ethereum using PoA, we tested the usability of the CardContact SmartCard-HSM USB token on an ethereum Proof of Authority network. The HSM allows to store and use multiple encryption keys, both RSA and Elliptic Curves (including secp256k1), for applications like issuing certificates as a CA, and with any application that […]