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EOS’s first enterprise application – Zimbra X

Arjun B



EOS’s first enterprise application - Zimbra X
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On Tuesday 15th, May Buffalo of Synacor lnc. [SYNC] had made an announcement regarding the launch of Zimbra X, a new email and collaboration platform which would be the first enterprise application developed on EOSIO software protocol for decentralized applications [dApps].

Zimbra X, the new email-as-a-service version of Synacor’s old version of Zimbra email is all set to roll out to hundreds of thousands who are a part of the EOSIO community in the following months. From the beginning, Zimbra X was developed to be a container-based, cloud-native product which would have the potential to leverage according to the development of blockchain technology.

The main feature of the application was designed for reliability which enables to upgrade its components to provide new features for the application without any downtime. Zimbra X is perfectly compatible with regulated industries like healthcare and finance as it is very easy to customize.

 Zimbra X is expected to be launched and made available on the EOSIO protocol in the coming months, as it is going to be the first enterprise application to integrate with their software architecture. The users have to verify their identification before they register their account.

Synacor Inc. is a technology and services firm based in Buffalo, New York which provides managed applications, email, authentication, advertising, OTT video services and portals. They are the parent company of Zimbra X.

Himesh Bhise, the CEO of Synacor Inc. says:

“We do believe Zimbra is in an ideal position to deliver a revolutionary email product by leveraging the blockchain technology at this time. The firm has put in considerable work in developing the Zimbra X architecture for it to be flexible for any cloud environment which would enable us to quickly develop and deploy it.”

Erynn Petersen, the Senior Vice President of Platform Products of Synacor Inc. says:

“Zimbra X’s scalable high performance would enable consumer products to make use of capabilities of blockchain technology. The application is running on EOSIO technology is a result of Extensive research into various blockchain solutions and we expect EOSIO to emerge as one of the leading blockchain operating systems.”


David Schwartz of Ripple projects views on tribal behavior of crypto-industry

Priyamvada Singh



David Schwartz of Ripple projects views on tribal behavior of crypto-industry
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In a recent podcast by Internet History Podcast, the Chief Technology Officer at Ripple, David Schwartz discussed the tribal nature that surrounds the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Here, he addressed the issue as unfortunate and stated that the members of the space must understand that working together and in sync is significant to moving forward. In his words:

“They’re very much like religious battles. You have influential people who are committed to a position that like one digital asset is the best and they can’t acknowledge any of the strengths of others or the weaknesses of their own, which makes it difficult for people to make good decisions about you know which assets to use or what to use them for.”

He switched the subject to the workings of Ripple, wherein he explained that the company is focused on the use case of global payments but is also excited to see innovation in the space. Furthermore, he stated that he expects to see the XRP ledger be used in different sectors of innovation, moving beyond payments.

About tribalism, he said that there are certain social media platforms that fuel the trait, such as Twitter, mentioning the trend as hostile. He also said:

“Tribalism, it’s chasing a lot of people out of the space because of some platforms, particularly Twitter, is just extremely hostile and I think we need to fix that. Again, if the crypto markets are sending us any signals is that we’re all in this together and we need to work together to grow.”

The tribalism that he is referring to is evident in the space as the maximalists continue to promote their respective choice of coin while dissing every other token. This has also been observed in the Bitcoin ecosystem, wherein maximalists like Roger Ver and Tone Vays are involved.

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Tron [TRX] energy cost to be reduced from 20 sun to 10 sun





Tron [TRX] energy cost to be reduced from 20 sun to 10 sun
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The whole cryptocurrency market has been witnessing a steep downward trend for the past couple of weeks. Even the major cryptocurrency like Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and XRP, have lost the battle against the ice king. This negative trend has broken down most of the new projects in the market, especially the investors’ sentiments. There are also a few projects and team that are finding it hard to continue their operations because of the bear’s ever-growing presence.

Despite this, Tron [TRX], the tenth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, continues to make advancements in terms of network development. Justin Sun, the founder and CEO of Tron Foundation presented the second proposal, Proposal 9, has been approved by 2/3rd of the governing body. The proposal is aimed at making the network a developer friendly environment by reducing the energy cost from 20 sun to 10 sun, which, in turn, reduces the cost of smart contact.

Justin Sun's tweet on the proposal | Source: Twitter

Justin Sun’s tweet on the proposal | Source: Twitter

At the time of writing, the proposal had received 22 approvals and no disapprovals. The representatives who voted for the proposal includes Justin Sun Tron, Tron Society, BitGuild, Tron One, Lianjinshu, uTorrent, Crypto Guy in ZA, Infinity Stones, Alle Exchange, Tron Alliance, TronWalletMe, Raybo Tron, BitTorrent, Blockchain Org, CryptoChain, Sesameseed, callmeSR, DApp House, Tron Spark, TRX Market, Sky people, and Tron Europe.

The first proposal of the month was related to maximizing the energy limit of the network, which was also aimed at supporting the developers of the ecosystem. The proposal was approved by all 28 Super Representatives of the network. Super Representative are the representatives of the community and validators of the node who are elected by the token holders. These representatives are given the power to vote for the activation of the features of the Tron Virtual Machine, with the focus on the betterment of the entire community.

Earlier today, the CEO of the Foundation spoke about how Tron surpassed Stellar Lumens, the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. He said on Twitter:

“According to @CoinMarketCap, there are 159 trading pairs of #TRON which already surpassed 157 trading pairs of Stellar. #TRX was already listed on more than 100 exchanges, including Crypto/Crypto & Crypto/ Fiat trading pairs”

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