DigiCash Creator David Chaum Emerges With New Elixxir Platform

David Chaum, who gained fame for constructing a digital currency long before Bitcoin, has emerged to introduce a new platform, Elixxir, at Consensus Singapore. He claims Elixxir will be able to process thousands of transactions per second.

David Chaum, widely seen as the inventor of digital cash, and a well-known advocate for blockchain technology, is now ready to unleash a new platform he claims can churn through thousands of transactions per second.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Chaum’s Elixxir platform produces blocks first and then sees them filled up as transactions are recorded, cutting down on processing time.

Chaum says the overall system processes and stores less data, which lessens potential security vulnerabilities and slashes the amount of required energy.

Introducing Elixxir

A press release says Elixxir was the product of almost two years of behind-the-scenes development.

Chaum officially unveiled the platform at CoinDesk Consensus Singapore. At the conference, he shared a technical breakdown of Elixxir and invited people to participate in the platform’s community.

According to Chaum, there are some fundamental solutions that are still needed for blockchain to make the “critical leap” from “store-of-value to consumer-scale payment and messaging.” He thinks Elixxir can solve many of these problems.

Overall, the Elixxir blockchain’s transaction processing speed essentially enables its “use as a smartphone app.”

In an interview, Chaum heralded the breakthroughs as a “game changer”, and asserted it was now possible to “actually meet the requirements to go to consumer scale.” He says Elixxir will be released as an open-source project.

David Chaum…Cryptocurrency Pioneer

David Chaum has been hard at work on ideas related to cryptocurrencies since the 1980s.

However, he told the Wall Street Journal how his 1990s invention, DigiCash, would not have ever been used at the time due to a lack of knowledge about the Internet.

Chaum, also referred to as the “father of online privacy,” is also well-known for his cryptography and secure election systems expertise, having founded the International Association for Cryptologic Research and the Voting Systems Institute. 

Binance US Says It Will List NANO, Price Surges

Binance.US, Binance's trading platform for customers based in the U.S., announced on Thursday (November 14) that it is going to add support for one more cryptoasset: NANO.

Binance.US, which was launched in September 2019, is a digital asset exchange that is "powered by matching engine and wallet technologies" licensed from Binance but is operated by San Francisco-based BAM Trading Services.

Other cryptoassets that Binance.US has listed in the past few weeks include:

  • November 14: Qtum (QTUM)
  • November 7: VeChain (VET)
  • October 29: Waves (WAVES)
  • October 24: Dogecoin (DOGE)
  • October 22: BUSD and IOTA
  • October 17: Algorand (ALGO) and Zcash (ZEC)
  • October 15: Dash (DASH)
  • October 10: Chainlink (LINK) and Ravencoin (RVN)

The new trading pair—NAN/USD—is set to go live at 21:00 EST on 21 November 2019 (or 02:00 UTC on 22 November 2019).  Only once trading in this pair has gone live will withdrawals be possible.

This latest addition means that by tomorrow Binance.US will have the following trading pairs on offer:

  • BTC Pairs: ETH/BTC, XRP/BTC, BNB/BTC, LTC/BTC, BCH/BTC, and BTC/BUS.
  • USD Pairs: BTC/USD, ETH/USD, XRP/USD, BCH/USD, LTC/USD, BNB/USD, USDT/USD, ADA/USD, BAT/USD, ETC/USD, XLM/USD, ZRX/USD, LINK/USD, RVN/USD, DASH/USD, ALGO/USD, ZEC/USD, BUSD/USD, IOTA/USD, DOGE/USD, WAVES/USD, NEO/USD, ATOM/USD, QTUM/USD, and NANO/USD.
  • USDT Pairs: BTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, XRP/USDT, BCH/USDT, LTC/USDT, BNB/USDT, ADA/USDT, BAT/USDT, ETC/USDT, XLM/USDT, ZRX/USDT, NEO/USDT, ATOM/USDT, VET/USDT, and QTUM/USDT.

This news seems to have helped the price of NANO. According to CryptoCompare, at the time of writing, NANO is trading at $0.9048, up lmost 5% in the past 24-hour period:

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