Vitalik Buterin Wants to Give Up the Ethereum Mantle Maybe in Five Years

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Just some cat-talik. “Is that Chinese?” – I asked a friend. “Is he using google translate or is that grammatically correct?” I wondered while seeing Vitalik seemingly converse in typed Chinese. “No, it all reads well.” – I was told. Vitalik speaks fluent Chinese now, – he said. Well, […]

Ethereum Developers Eye Proof-of-Stake Shift with New Geth Update

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The team behind ethereum’s most popular user client have released a new update that includes support for alternative consensus systems. Late last week, the developers behind Geth unveiled version 1.6, featuring support for a “plugable consensus model” in anticipation of ethereum’s shift from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. In the past year […]

Microsoft Office Add-in Certifies Documents on Bitcoin & Ethereum Blockchains

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Microsoft has created an add-in for Microsoft Office utilizes Stampery, a blockchain-based timestamping architecture that verifies and certifies documents. Stampery has added Microsoft Office as a client to improve its customer reach, according to Microsoft. Stampery provides a public API so users can integrate their own applications with its […]

Inside TrueBit Ethereum’s Lesser-Known Scalability Effort

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An under-the-radar effort to supercharge ethereum smart contracts is gaining momentum. While it may seem like another in-progress scalability project, TrueBit is distinguished by its developer team, including developer Christian Reitwiessner, creator of the network’s Solidity smart contracting language, and mathematician Jason Teutsch. Announced last year, TrueBit’s goal is to […]

Survey How Did Bitcoin and Ethereum Perform in Q1

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Will bitcoin hard fork amid its escalating scaling debate? Was ether’s price rally a result of the newly launched Enterprise Ethereum Alliance? Q1 was an extremely eventful time for each of the two leading public blockchain protocols, bitcoin and ethereum, as both saw progress and controversy. As part of CoinDesk’s forthcoming […]

Deadline Looms on Ethereum Classic DAO Withdrawals

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Holders of Ethereum Classic DAO tokens must withdraw by April 15th. Otherwise, their value will vanish. There are still 1,609,982 ETC remaining to be withdrawn from the public “Robin Hood” Ethereum Classic (ETC) contract. After April 15th, this weekend, investors will no longer be entitled to withdraw 0.73 ETC for every 100 DAO […]

Who Needs VC Ethereum and the JOBS Act Could Change Investing

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Finance is already on the verge of being disrupted, thanks to blockchain platforms like ethereum. But now that regulatory easing brought on by the JOBS Act in the US is starting to play a role, venture capital itself could be the next industry to undergo radical change in the face of new, blockchain-based business […]