The Real Discussion About Ethereum’s Next Hard Fork Is About to Begin

More than two dozen ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs) have been submitted for review and inclusion in ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade or hard fork, dubbed Istanbul. The list – with 28 official EIPs and at least one other set to be added – include changes to the $27 billion network that impact its mining algorithm, code […]

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$19 Million: Ethereum Foundation to Fund Work on 2.0 Upgrade, Plasma and More

The Ethereum Foundation detailed Tuesday how an estimated $30 million will be spent by the organization on key projects within the ethereum ecosystem. The group said that $19 million has been earmarked over the next 12 months to be put towards “building the ethereum of tomorrow.” Namely, this includes an ambitious scaling upgrade dubbed ethereum […]

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‘Tackling Real World Issues’: Hackers at ETH New York Build Apps Geared Towards Social Change

If building decentralized financial applications was the motto topic of Ethereal, the ethereum hackathon ETH New York was all about discussing the social impact of such applications. Speaking to a group of high school students at ETH New York, Mariano Conti – head of smart contracts at the MakerDAO Foundation – asked foundational questions surrounding […]

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Blockchain Project Thundercore Releases Code for ‘Pala’ Consensus Protocol

Public blockchain platform provider ThunderCore has just released proof-of-concept code for a new consensus protocol, dubbed Pala, on GitHub. According to Elaine Shi, chief scientist for ThunderCore, the work represents “a dream consensus protocol.” As stated on the newly released GitHub page: “Pala is a byzantine fault tolerant consensus protocol…It can achieve low latency and […]

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Foam Turns to Token Grants to Build Out Decentralized Mapping Platform

Foam is accomplishing what few token issuers have: A consistently engaged community that actually uses its token beyond speculation. Following a $16.5 million token sale in 2018, the geolocation data startup has launched a token-curated registry (TCR) with about 140 monthly participants in April and a scavenger hunt that garnered 500 user contributions to its […]

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Ethereum 2.0’s Nodes Need to Talk – A Solution Is ‘Hobbits’

Developers working to create the next iteration of the ethereum blockchain have developed code intended to help client developers boost their testing efforts ahead of the upgrade. Ethereum 2.0 is by far the biggest upgrade on the agenda of developers said to bring massive improvements to scalability and usability on the now four-year-old blockchain network, […]

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Murder, Censorship and Syria: Crypto and the Future of Uprisings

Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a reporter at CoinDesk, covering how cryptocurrencies are being used in areas of economic, social and political unrest. This article is part of her ongoing dispatches from Rojava, Syria.  In August 2011, a hackerspace in Damascus, Syria, was stormed by armed guards. Known as Aikilab, the guards stripped the place; televisions, computers and […]

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French Lender Societe Generale Issues $112 Million Bond on Ethereum

UPDATE (April 23, 20:45 UTC): This article has been updated to note that Societe Generale issued the bonds to itself, and to include other details from a rating agency report. ——— French financial services giant Societe Generale Group has issued about $112 million worth of bonds in the form of a security token on the […]

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Struggling Ethereum Giant ConsenSys Seeks $200 Million VC at $1 Billion Peg

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