Saturday, January 19, 2019

ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem

Despite recent belt-tightening at Brooklyn-based ethereum venture studio ConsenSys, the company’s investment arm is ramping up outreach to independent startups. ConsensSys Ventures, headed by managing partner Kavita Gupta, announced...

Did Ethereum Developers Engage in Insider Trading Over the Constantinople Bug?

On or around January 10th, ethereum’s price suddenly dropped with some speed for no obvious reason, falling from circa $150 to $120, a 20% drop. Bitcoin and the rest followed...

Is Ethereum Being Sabotaged?

With much of Metropolis finished, save for one or two complicated features, a decision was made in 2017 to split the upgrade into Byzantium and Constantinople. Byzantium went into effect...

US W-2 Employees Can Now Get Paid in Bitcoin

News Cryptocurrency payroll and HR company Bitwage has announced a rollout of new payment tools for businesses executives claim “closes the loop” in Bitcoin salaries...

Sergio Demian Lerner Says the Constantinople Bug “Was Evident and Well-Known”

A long time crypto security researcher has come out to say the Constantinople bug was revealed months ago. Sergio Demian Lerner says: “At Coinspect we discussed a months ago the “vulnerability”...

Ethereum Chain Splits, An Estimated 10% of Miners Stay on Constantinople

Ethereum is currently undergoing a chain-split after a planned upgrade was called off at the very last minute. “We were not able to get in contact with every single mining...

Ethereum’s Ice Age Has Kicked-In, New Issuance is Going Down

The stable new supply (pictured above) of 20,000 eth, which applied for all of 2018, has now given way to an automatic reduction in new issuance as ethereum’s ice...

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2019, 15:40 UTC): Constantinople hard fork activation has been set for block number 7,280,000, scheduled to hit on February 27th, according to developer Péter Szilágyi. Ethereum core...

Constantinople Now Scheduled for 27th February, ProgPoW Decision Seemingly Reversed

Ethereum developers have now set a new block number for Constantinople which is to occur at block 7,280,000, estimated to be on or around 27th of February. That’s in about six...

Crypto Prices See Calm as ZB.Com Bypasses Binance to Become Top Exchange

Friday, Jan. 18 — crypto markets continue to see calm, with all top ten coins seeing mixed 24-hour price changes capped within a 3 percent range, as Coin360 data...

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