Elrond Brings Its High Throughput And Fully Sharded Blockchain Infrastructure To The Trusted IoT Alliance

Elrond Network, the scalable public blockchain that deploys sharding technology has announced that it has entered the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA), joining a retinue of high-profile enterprises and developer organizations to create a collaborative consortium ecosystem at the forefront of IoT innovation.

The McKinsey Global Institute projects that nearly 30 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, encompassing an overall IoT economic impact value between $4 trillion and $11 trillion by 2025. TIoTA’s 2025 goals include building a secure, interoperable, and scalable IoT ecosystem based on blockchain technology that is capable of facilitating M2M payments, autonomous supply chain management, and many more applications across multiple industries.

Elrond Network is ideally suited for the push into the next generation of the Internet, where scalable, public infrastructure will be necessary to support the frictionless transfer of value. Elrond is one of the blockchain projects spearheading the experimentation of scalable, interoperable infrastructure for the underlying technology.

The platform relies on a horizontal database partitioning technique called sharding, and, when blended with the network’s Secure Proof-of-Stake consensus (SPoS), provides a decentralized and highly performant blockchain. As a result, Elrond presents an optimal backbone for the ongoing work of TIoTA, and the network will be of use to the TIoTA’s enterprise members for hackathons and challenges meant to solve real-world problems.

The TIoTA Consortium is comprised of numerous projects at the bleeding-edge convergence of IoT application development and blockchain technology. Alongside major corporate partners, Elrond is positioned favorably to support the growth of TIoTA’s leading open-source software foundation.

Elrond Founder and CEO, Beniamin Mincu, commented: “Our immersion with the Trusted IoT Alliance is a significant step forward for realizing the practical and real-world applications of what Elrond Network can achieve. Alongside the likes of TIoTA’s enterprise, IoT and blockchain members, Elrond’s public, sharded blockchain can provide the infrastructure that is necessary for the digital economy to blossom.”

“Elrond provides a scalable value transfer protocol for the digital economy,” said Anoop Nannra, Chairman of the Trusted IoT Alliance and Head of Blockchain at Cisco. “We are thrilled to have Elrond join our organization and contribute to our collective goals to establish best practices for the market and too commercialize trusted initiatives.”

Elrond’s integration with TIoTA comes amid a flurry of recent developments for the project. The Elrond Testnet is already live and has demonstrated the performance of more than 10K transactions per second. Similarly, Elrond recently announced their partnership with decentralized oracle service, ChainLink, who made waves recently under the agreement with Google.

Binance Offers 25 Bitcoin For Any Information To Fight KYC Data Hack

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is in trouble again. It was only a few weeks ago the exchange got hacked and lost over 40 million dollars and from the past few hours rumors been circulating suggesting the KYC data of users of the exchange has been compromised.


A channel in the popular social media communication app Telegram has been posting KYC pictures, with customer selfies and other data, claiming it is from the data they are withholding from Binance. The vigilant exchange took quick notice of this and later released a statement saying this is all false just to create some FUD. Adding that they have also received threats and harassment demanding 300 bitcoin in exchange for withholding more photos.

The statement released by the exchange also mentions that the team is investigating the issue, and has offered “up to 25 bitcoin” for any helpful information that is legally actionable to fight this. “Please remember that protecting our users’ privacy and keeping our systems secure, including the funds stored within, is our utmost priority. We have numerous measures in place to ensure the safe-keeping of our users’ information, and we will continue to maintain the highest degree of transparency while serving our community.” concludes the statement.

Even though the legitimacy of this leak is yet to be confirmed, online discussion groups and crypto communities are filled with messages from concerned users, especially those who have submitted their KYC data to the exchange.