Two weeks from now, token-holders for the Aragon application will put the efficacy of its on-chain governance model to the test. The Aragon project, launched in 2016, is envisioned as a way to offer users the tools to build decentralized organizations that are secured cryptographically and run natively on top of the ethereum blockchain. But […]
ConsenSys is seeking a funding boost. Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin’s Brooklyn-based venture studio is looking to raise $200 million from external investors, The Information reported Monday, at a valuation of $1 billion. The Information reports that ConsenSys is pitching Chinese investors with materials claiming the company aims to earn $50 million in revenue this year, […]
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. Wanting to “check the temperature,” the developer asking the question […]
Opera has officially launched the desktop version of its new browser with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. The browser, called “Reborn 3,” is now available for the Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems, Opera announced Tuesday. The software allows users to explore and interact with the blockchain-based decentralized applications (dapps) of “Web 3,” and the wallet […]
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. “Crypto-colonist.” “Neo-fascist.” These are two of the more critical responses to my relocation to North Syria, also known as Rojava, to assist in […]
A new startup launched by the former co-founder of Simple Bank wants to provide early-stage fintech startups with traditional banking service functionality. Sila, founded last year and until now operating in private alpha test phase, unveiled an open beta Thursday, inviting developers of fintech firms – including blockchain and crypto startups – to begin building new […]
Offchain Labs, a startup co-founded by a former Obama administration official, has raised a $3.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Pantera Capital and included participants such as Compound VC. Offchain Labs co-founder Ed Felten, a computer science professor at Princeton University and former deputy U.S. chief technology officer in the Obama […]
ConsenSys Ventures, the investment arm of ethereum development studio ConsenSys, has selected 10 blockchain startups for the second cohort of its accelerator program Tachyon. Announcing the news on Monday, ConsenSys Ventures said that the selected startups for the Tachyon 2.0 program are focused on building new blockchain-based solutions across data privacy, encryption, healthcare and decentralized […]
Vitalik Buterin, Zooko Wilcox, Simon de la Rouviere, Santiago Siri – all are prominent leaders in the blockchain technology sector who regularly attend and speak at conferences around the world. In this way, the RadicalxChange Conference in Detroit this weekend might not have seemed different than the many crypto conferences globally, but if its lineup bore […]
Sirin Labs, developer of the Finney blockchain phone, has teamed up with MyEtherWallet for an integration aimed to benefit both companies. Reported by Finance Magnates on Wednesday, the deal will see the ethereum wallet-generating service rolled out in the Finney’s built-in cold (offline) wallet. MyEtherWallet users will also be able to buy the smartphone through […]
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