Users of Android phones and desktop computers have had the option to use Opera’s blockchain-friendly browser for months now, but iPhone owners have been left out of the fun. That’s now changed with the launch of the latest version of Opera Touch for iOS. As per a blog post from the firm, the new browser […]
Mixers. Computational data layers. Zero-knowledge proofs: these are just a few of the technologies being leveraged to enhance privacy on the ethereum blockchain. Privacy for a public blockchain network is a bit of an oxymoron, given that, by nature of the technology’s design, data must be shared and widely distributed on the network in order […]
The price of ethereum’s native cryptocurrency ether (ETH) surpassed $300 today to hit ten-month highs. The world’s second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization climbed above the psychological hurdle at 01:10 UTC and extended gains further to $306 – a level last seen on August 19, 2018. As of writing, ETH is changing hands at $304, […]
Two Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) have been approved for inclusion in ethereum’s next major upgrade, Istanbul. These are the first two code changes to be officially approved for the Istanbul upgrade, which is tentatively targeted to activate on ethereum mainnet in October. In today’s bi-weekly call, developers discussed which of the nearly 30 EIPs for […]
iStock.com/josefkubes Bitcoin Price Recovers If you like your investments to be exciting—if at times unnerving—then cryptocurrency is the market for you. While the bitcoin price soared to new heights in 2018, it came crashing down just as fast in a massive meltdown that had many detractors dolling out “I-told-you-so’s” left and right. But now the […]
One ethereum community member is about to begin what one might call a “friendly fork” of the ethereum blockchain. Called “Alternateth,” James Hancock, project team lead at ethereum startup ETHSignals, told CoinDesk in interview that he hopes the network will act as “a sister chain” to ethereum validating ideas and proof-of-concepts before adoption on the […]
Internet security provider Cloudflare is introducing the Ethereum Gateway to its Distributed Web Gateway toolbox enabling users to interact with the Ethereum network without installing any software. This is part of Cloudflare’s Distributed Web Gateway project to expand the decentralized web ecosystem and enhance its reliability, speed, and ease of use. Instead of downloading and […]
Two blockchain-focused startups are teaming up to enable Amazon purchases with ethereum. In a press release published Friday, crypto payments firm CLIC Technology said it is collaborating with blockchain infrastructure provider and B2B platform Opporty to develop an app-like browser extension allowing Amazon customers to pay for items in the ether (ETH) token, even though […]
Another top executive is leaving ConsenSys. Chief marketing officer Amanda Gutterman is the latest to depart the ethereum venture studio, according to two sources familiar with the matter. She becomes the third executive departure in recent months, with Andrew Keys announcing his new project on June 6 and former ConsenSys Ventures head Kavita Gupta stepping […]
Two ethereum startups have teamed up to help bring bank account-like protection to users of the second-largest blockchain. Insurance cooperative Nexus Mutual and wallet provider Argent plan to offer a combination of smart contracts and insurance to keep Argent users’ funds safe from hackers. First, the smart contract is designed to prevent thieves from draining […]
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