Hedera Hashgraph Blog

February 2020 development update: HCS live on mainnet

Feb 13, 2020Donald Thibeau

The Hedera Consensus Service is now live on the mainnet. This blog posting details the the latest mainnet release, which includes an update to mirror node v.0.5.4, updated SDKs, fees supporting new HCS API calls, and the "SDK Extension Components".

Hedera Hashgraph Launches Hedera Consensus Service, making it possible to add decentralized trust to any application

Feb 13, 2020Hedera Hashgraph Team

Dallas, TX — February 13, 2020 — Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public distributed ledger, today announced that the Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) is open to developers on the Hedera mainnet.

Hedera Named to Constellation ShortList™ for Blockchain Technology Services

Feb 12, 2020Hedera Hashgraph Team

Dallas, TX — February 12, 2020 - Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform, has been named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Blockchain Technology Services in Q1 2020.

ABFT for Correctness and Liveness

Feb 07, 2020Paul Madsen

For some consensus algorithms, it is possible to prove that they are Asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerant (ABFT). But what does that mean, and what are the practical implications? This blog will explore what an ABFT proof can guarantee about the correctness, finality, and liveness of a consensus algorithm.

Hedera Hashgraph to Leverage Armanino TrustExplorer in New Strategic Partnership

Feb 05, 2020Hedera Hashgraph Team

Dallas, TX — February 5, 2020 — Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade, public distributed ledger platform, has announced a strategic partnership with Armanino LLP, one of the 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S.

CDC and WHO’s Coronavirus Data Now Searchable Via Acoer, Powered by Hedera Hashgraph

Feb 03, 2020Hedera Hashgraph Team

Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX — February 3, 2020 — Acoer, developer of blockchain-enabled applications, today announced that it is helping its healthcare and life sciences clients to easily track and visualize the Coronavirus outbreak with its HashLog data visualization engine.

Hedera January Update on Business Operations and SAFT Amendment Proposal

Jan 27, 2020Mance Harmon

As part of the recent business and coin economics review, the senior leadership team at Hedera has examined every part of Hedera’s strategy and operations.

How Hedera calculates the HBAR / USD exchange rate for SDKs and applications

Jan 16, 2020Paul Madsen

Having up-to-date and accurate HBAR to USD conversion values is an important aspect of network operations at Hedera. We utilize the current price of HBAR across various applications and services. If you’ve ever wondered how we do that conversion, look no further.

Evolving Blockchain Gaming: SkyPeople's RPG FiveStars Provides Transparent Stats

Jan 14, 2020The SkyPeople Team

SkyPeople, a game development company, builds blockchain-based games. The team is building their upcoming game, FiveStars, with new use cases and technology in mind including Hedera Consensus Service.