Bitgo engineer Jameson Lopp is a Bitgo employee no more. The developer, who is one of the best known figures in bitcoin, has been coaxed away to Casa, a startup seeking to create a secure wallet for the crypto rich.
Casa is a cutting-edge cryptocurrency storage solution for high net worth individuals. The digital wallet requires users make three individual requests to transfer funds before any transaction is authorized.
The wallet itself uses five access keys. These must be stored in five different locations hence the likelihood of an individual being coerced into turning over private keys is very minimal.
Casa’s commitment to providing the highest level of security for cryptocurrency users has attracted the interest of one of the space’s most respected engineers.
There is also an emerging trend in the blockchain powered gaming which comes with unicorns. It aims to create an addictive, innovative, and fun game that is designed to make Ethereum and blockchain gaming accessible.
Unicorn is not the first game to make use of a blockchain or cryptocurrencies. It is, however, one of the more interesting examples of how the technology can be deployed to create a decentralized and flexible marketplace for digital goods.
The popularity of the game reflects the skyrocketing values of digital currencies. They are generated by code, and bred by spending Ether tokens on smart contracts that use two base cats to create a new one.
CryptoKitties has also been plagued by network slowdowns, little game progression and automated bots that snipe deals. It’s also placing a new load on the currency itself.
Like Bitcoin and Ethereum, CryptoKitties allowed speculators to make a lot of money if they got in at the right time.
CryptoKitties, the viral blockchain-based game that sparked a global craze for collecting cartoon cats, is about to get a whole lot bigger, which could mean another pile-up for the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency.
While CryptoKitties may be a step towards mainstream adoption, the game has also highlighted some underlying issues that still need work despite having increased sixfold, accounting for more than 15% of the total traffic on Ethereum.