Hedera Hashgraph Blog

Hedera Technical Insights: Rent on Hedera

Jun 14, 2019Paul Madsen

Hedera charges rent for storing crypto accounts, files, and smart contracts in the consensus state maintained by all nodes to both guard against that state growing without bound and to fund payments to those nodes to compensate for their storage costs.

Ready to launch a dapp? Here’s a helping HBAR

Jun 13, 2019Gehrig Kunz

There’s now one more reason to build your next great decentralized application on Hedera – we’re expanding our community testing program with further rewards for developers. Earn up to 100,000 ℏ by launching an app on Hedera.

Combating deepfakes with distributed ledgers

Jun 10, 2019Paul Madsen

A deepfake is a growing problem, a fraudulent copy of an authentic video or image, manipulated to create an erroneous interpretation of the events. A distributed ledger can play a role in establishing the provenance of a video and therefore aid in combating deepfakes.

Community testing phase II just started! Why the pause?

May 20, 2019Christian Hasker

Over the weekend we paused Phase II of the Community Testing Program.The reason was that we saw a small handful of users gaming the rewards system of the Hedera Portal website that has since been resolved; the ledger itself was not affected.

Dapp Talk: A New Era of Decentralized Games with Smart Contracts

May 17, 2019Gehrig Kunz

In our new Youtube series Dapp Talk we’re sitting down with our favorite projects to explore the innovation they're driving. In the first episode, we are joined by Alto.io to talk about the future of gaming with smart contracts and distributed ledger technology.

Community testing program phase II: Test the mainnet, earn hbars

May 13, 2019Hedera Hashgraph Team

We’re excited to announce that Hedera’s Community Testing Program has returned for its second phase, and is now live. Phase II will allow for up to 100,000 testing participants, with over ℏ200 million reserved for phase II (and beyond) testing program activities.

Hedera Hashgraph to Launch Phase II of Community Testing Program

May 08, 2019Hedera Hashgraph Team

Dallas, TX — May 9, 2019 — Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public ledger designed to have highly diversified governance and the most distributed consensus at scale, has announced that Phase II of the Community Testing Program for the Hedera Platform will launch on May 13th, 2019.

Hedera Hashgraph and Chainlink Collaborate to Provide a Decentralized Oracle Network for Hedera's Enterprise-Grade Distributed Public Ledger

May 08, 2019Hedera Hashgraph Team

San Francisco, CA and Dallas, TX — May 9, 2019 — Today, Hedera Hashgraph and Chainlink announced they will collaborate to integrate Chainlink’s decentralized oracle network with Hedera’s enterprise-grade distributed public ledger.

Hedera Technical Insights: Smart Contract Oracles on the Hedera Platform

May 08, 2019Paul Madsen

If smart contracts are to model real-world business processes and interactions, they must be connected to that world. Oracles — whether software, hardware, or human — enable that connection. Hedera provides a number of features that uniquely enables smart contract oracles.