Ethereum News

Grayscale to Fund Ethereum Classic Developers for 2 More Years

Grayscale Investments has committed to financially supporting development of the ethereum classic (ETC) cryptocurrency for another two years.

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Launches Testing Ground for Blockchain…

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the standards group where finance and other industries explore private versions of ethereum technology, has launched a testing ground to bring about certified, branded and harmonized business uses by the end of 2020.

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Ethereum, Tron and EOS Control 98% of All Dapp Volume

2019 was a good year for dapps and a particularly good one for Tron and Ethereum. That’s the upshot of Dapp Review’s new report into crypto-powered decentralized applications. The sprawling research document inspects the major dapp networks in forensic detail and provides key takeaways.

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Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith to Be Released on Bail to Parents

Virgil Griffith is slated to be released to his parents' home in Alabama pending some pre-release conditions, after a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vernon Broderick in New York Monday.

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$100M of Ethereum Tied to Plustoken Scam Sparks Wild Theories

During the last two weeks as cryptocurrency prices slid below long term foundational support, speculators assumed Plustoken scammers may be behind the dump. Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis published a report which claimed Plustoken coin sales might be dragging BTC prices down. Moreover, on December 19, Plustoken scammers moved 789,525 ETH ($101 million) from one address to another.

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Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Is Now Live

Ethereum has successfully completed the Istanbul hard fork. Hitting at block number 9,069,000, the systemwide upgrade is the network’s third in 2019, following February’s St. Petersburg and Constantinople hard forks. The months-long process culminated at 0:25 UTC on Sunday.

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China’s Internet Firewall Has Blocked Access to Ethereum Block Expl…

China's Great Firewall, used by the government to regulate access to foreign internet sites, has blocked one of the most popular sources of ethereum blockchain data.

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Ethereum Scaling Fix Cuts Time to Create a Block in Half, Test Finds

BloXroute Labs, a scalability-focused blockchain startup, was successfully able to reduce block propagation time on the Ethereum mainnet in half, according to a third-party tester.

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What the CFTC Chairman Actually Said About Ether Futures and Ethere…

The Takeaway:

  • CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert said last month that ether is a commodity, and he expects to see regulated ether futures in the U.S. in the next six months.
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‘Scam’ or Iteration? At Devcon, Ethereum Diehards Still Believe in 2.0

The Takeaway:

  • Ethereum’s creators acknowledge the blockchain wasn’t built to scale as a mainstream transaction platform.
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Ethereum’s Istanbul Upgrade Arrives Early, Causes Testnet Split

Ethereum test network Ropsten has forked into two separate chains following the activation of system-wide upgrade Istanbul.

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Why Ethereum Briefly Overtook Bitcoin in Daily Transaction Fees

Ethereum transaction fees are back on the rise and gaining parity with bitcoin transaction fees.

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DOJ Brings Extortion Charges Against Early Advisor to Ethereum, tZero

U.S. law enforcement has charged Steven Nerayoff, an early supporter of the ethereum project and a former paid advisor to Overstock’s tZero, with extortion.

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Ethereum Co-Founder Anthony Di Iorio Steps Down as Decentral CEO

Billionaire and crypto industry veteran Anthony Di Iorio, founder of the Jaxx wallet-maker Decentral, retired this week to focus on “philanthropic initiatives,” he told CoinDesk.

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Ethereum Coders Approve 6 Changes for Upcoming Istanbul Hard Fork

Ethereum core developers finalized late Thursday a list of six different code changes to be activated for ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul.

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Domain Registrar EnCirca Starts Registrations for Ethereum Addresses

EnCirca, an internet domain registrar, is launching an ethereum naming service (ENS) to provide domain names at .eth locations. The firm is in the pre-registration phase and will accept domain applications until August 10.

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Ethereum Tokens to Trade on Swiss Stock Exchange via R3 Tech

Public blockchain tokens will soon be trading on a major securities exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Swiss security token firm BlockState plans to “passport” half a dozen ERC-20 tokens from ethereum, the second-largest public blockchain, to Corda, the private distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform developed by R3.

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Why Ethereum’s Privacy Matters and What’s Being Built to Support It

Mixers. Computational data layers. Zero-knowledge proofs: these are just a few of the technologies being leveraged to enhance privacy on the ethereum blockchain.

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Above $300: Ether Price Clocks 10-Month High

The price of ethereum’s native cryptocurrency ether (ETH) surpassed $300 today to hit ten-month highs.

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Employers Can Now Pay Salaries in Ether Via Crypto Startup Bitwage

Bitwage, a startup that helps companies pay their employees in cryptocurrency, has added ether as a payroll option.

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Ethereum Classic to Test Code for ‘Atlantis’ Upgrade This Month

Ethereum classic developers are speeding up plans to test a proposed upgrade for the blockchain network.

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EY Open-Sources ‘Nightfall’ Code for Private Transactions on Ethereum

One of the world’s largest consultancy firms has released a new set of protocols for enabling private transactions atop the ethereum blockchain.

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Joe Lubin, Jimmy Song Strike $500K Crypto Bet on Ethereum’s Future

The terms of a much-hyped bet have finally been settled, and, at current prices, more than $500,000 in crypto is on the line.

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Ethereum Foundation to Spend $30 Million on Development Over Next Year

The Ethereum Foundation plans to spend $30 million on ecosystem development over the next 12 months.

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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.

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Auditor EY Unveils Nightfall, An Ambitious Bid to Bring Business to…

Big Four professional services firm EY is rolling out free software designed to help corporate clients use the ethereum blockchain – and it’s taken an unusual step to encourage adoption.

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Ethereum Core Developers Debate Benefits of More Frequent Hard Forks

How often is too often to alter consensus?

A group of ethereum’s veteran open-source developers discussed the subject in a bi-weekly meeting Friday, wherein they aired the possibility that system-wide upgrades, also called hard forks, to the software could be enacted as often as every three months.

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Ethereum’s ProgPow Mining Change Approved Again, But Timeline Unclear

“We’re going back to stuff we were tired of talking about months ago. We decided the only issue is whether there are errors in the algorithm [or] back doors in the algorithm.”

So said Greg Colvin during a heated debate during an ethereum developer call Friday over a proposed change to the network’s mining algorithm known as Progressive Proof-of-Work or “ProgPoW.”

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Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Proposes Wallet Fee to Fund Develo…

Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the ethereum blockchain project, has proposed increasing user fees on the network for the purposes of supporting developers with sustainable funding.

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Researcher Claims to Have Sleuthed $90M of Quadrigacx Funds

A new research report links a trail of 12 wallets holding Quadrigacx funds worth $90M of ethereum to Kraken, Bitfinex, and Poloniex exchanges. With Kraken confirming that it no longer holds any active Quadriga wallets, the onus is now on the other two exchanges to confirm or deny that the coins are still in their accounts.

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