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Metronome Update – July 2019

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In July 2019, the team continued efforts to expand both the Metronome ecosystem and the Metronome community. Through meetups, AMAs, and even a cover story, the team helped tell the story of Metronome as a built-to-last cryptocurrency – and one that can hop between chains.  …

June 2019 Update

Metronome Update – June 2019

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The Metronome team would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the community, as June 2019 marked a major milestone for Metronome. In case you haven’t heard, Metronome’s chainhop functionality is now enabled with Ethereum and Ethereum Classic as the first chainhop pair. The first few chainhops were initiated soon after at Ethereum blockheight #8036077. …

Celebrating Metronome’s Milestone

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Yesterday, the Metronome team demonstrated that two-way, cross-chain imports/exports of Metronome (MET) — “chainhops” as we call them — between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic are now possible as of June 26, 2019, at 21:48 UTC. The first port took place soon after as of Ethereum blockheight #8036077 on 06.206.2019 at 21:50:45 UTC. …

Metronome Milestone

From Metronome, A Milestone

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Just about two years ago, Jeff Garzik and I surveyed the cryptocurrency landscape of the time. We saw an explosion of innovation as the cryptocurrency world continued its flight path towards new and novel decentralized money systems. Observing the ecosystem’s successes and failures, we asked: “What would a cryptocurrency from a blank slate look like if it had the benefit of all these lessons?”  …

Facebook’s Libra In Two Tortured Analogies

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At the start of Season Four of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Jean-Luc Picard returned home to his family vineyard on Earth to recover from his assimilation by the Borg. While enjoying one of the vineyard’s own vintages over dinner, Picard’s resentful brother remarked that the former’s spacefaring years spent drinking the artificial “synthehol” dulled his formerly discerning palate. …

Athena Trade – Metronome Discussion

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Recently, I was invited to participate in a discussion hosted at Chicago’s Athena Trade, a blockchain-centric co-working space. I took the opportunity to discuss Metronome, one of the projects that BloqLabs helped build and launch. Here are the three ideas that drove the conversation: …