Tierion SEC Settlement & Waiver

Today Tierion announced a settlement and waiver with the SEC in connection with the Company’s sale of an ERC-20 token between July 22, 2017 and July 28, 2017. This SEC settlement and waiver allows Tierion to complete the retirement of the TNT token, and to move forward without a heavy regulatory burden. This announcement does not impact the availability of Tierion’s current products or open-source software. Summary of the Settlement Terms…

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Tierion Announces Settlement with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Austin, TX., December 23, 2020 — Tierion has reached a civil settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the company’s sale of an ERC-20 token between July 22, 2017 and July 28, 2017. Under the settlement, Tierion will pay a one-time fine of $250,000 to resolve this matter, whilst neither admitting nor denying the SEC’s claims. The settlement relates specifically to the TNT ERC-20 token which is…

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Tierion Joins the League of Entropy — Replaces NIST Beacon with Drand in Chainpoint

Tierion has joined the League of Entropy , along with other industry leaders such as Cloudflare and Protocol Labs , to run drand , a distributed randomness beacon. On July 9th, 2020 Chainpoint became the first live system to utilize drand, when the NIST Randomness Beacon was replaced with drand in Chainpoint proofs. What is Drand? Drand is a distributed network that generates a random number every thirty seconds. From the drand web site…

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LSATs: Pseudonymous Authentication using Bitcoin Lightning Payments

For several months, we’ve worked with engineers at Lightning Labs to develop Lightning Service Authentication Tokens (LSATs). Our goal is to let users authenticate with services without requiring user accounts or storing any user data. LSATs combine Bitcoin micro-payments over Lightning, with standards such as the HTTP status code, macaroons , and authorization headers. Today we’re debuting a collection of open source tools for developers…

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Boltwall — Middleware for Lightning Payments & Authorization

Boltwall makes it easy to add Lightning paywall and authorization to web applications. It’s an open source middleware, written in Typescript. Boltwall supports OpenNode’s API , serverless deployments with Zeit , and time-restricted authorization. Get a Lightning based paywall running in minutes with minimal code. Example: A Simple Paywall Imagine you want to make content behind the route /protected available only to users that have made a…

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Bitcoin Header Node

Bitcoin Header Node (BHN) is a lightweight Bitcoin node that syncs and persists Bitcoin block headers. Developers can now verify Chainpoint proofs without needing a full Bitcoin node or a third-party API provider. BHN runs locally, syncs in an hour, and uses just 30MB of disk space. It’s written in Javascript and built with bcoin . Today, we’re releasing a beta version of BHN and looking for developer feedback. http://github.com/chainpoint…

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Chainpoint Launches on Microsoft Logic Apps and Microsoft Flow

Chainpoint is now available on Microsoft Logic Apps and Microsoft Flow . Developers can now anchor data to Bitcoin when creating workflows between enterprise systems and popular applications, including Salesforce, Office 365, Twitter, Dropbox, and Google services. Chainpoint lets developers anchor data to the Bitcoin blockchain and create a timestamp proof. Anyone with a Chainpoint proof can verify the existence, integrity, and timestamp of…

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Chainpoint 2018 Review

Chainpoint saw strong growth in 2018. We’re thrilled that so many organizations are using Chainpoint in real business applications. Our team worked hard to make Chainpoint the fastest and easiest technology for developers to anchor data to Bitcoin. We continue making progress toward our mission of building a global proof engine to safeguard the world’s data. Chainpoint Github Chainpoint.org Chainpoint Developer Tutorial Run a Chainpoint Node…

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Chainpoint Node 1.5.4 Release Notes

Chainpoint Node 1.5.4 is now available on Github . This release adds optional HTTPS support and improves retries for failed submissions to Core. Chainpoint Nodes must upgrade to 1.5.4 by January 2nd at 12:00 PST (20:00 UTC) to be eligible for rewards. How To Upgrade a Chainpoint Node There is a special upgrade command for Chainpoint Node 1.5.4. This special command is necessary to remove all unused references to PostgreSQL and Redis and…

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Jungla Uses Chainpoint To Improve The Auditability of Genetic Data

Jungla uses Chainpoint to guarantee their clinical evidence for genetic tests is auditable, accurate, and performant. Tierion CEO Wayne Vaughan and Jungla Cofounder and Lead of Technical Development Alexandre Colavin discuss Jungla’s integration with Chainpoint. What is Jungla? Jungla leverages state-of-the-art computational and experimental approaches to systematically generate, quality-control, validate, and distribute support to the…

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