iStock.com/Evgeny Gromov Ethereum News Update Ever since the dawn of cryptocurrencies, two things have been true: 1) Retail investors are excited about distributed ledgers/blockchain technology, and 2) Institutions are not. Now that paradigm is changing. You don’t have to go back very far to see what I’m talking about. At the end of 2017, Ethereum […]
So-called “sharding” may still be theoretical, but the promising implications of the concept are becoming more and more real. At least that’s the case on ethereum, where developers are beginning to see the scaling solution, which would essentially split the blockchain into parts that would run on different servers, as an opportunity to test fundamental assumptions […]
On Tuesday, five companies that sought to conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Massachusetts were ordered not to sell unregistered or non-exempt securities in the state. On March 27, 2018, the secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, William Francis Galvin, issued consent orders regarding five companies that sought to conduct ICOs in the state. All […]
Several core developers are seriously discussing the possibility of using rent fees to fund the continued presence of individual EDCCs on the Ethereum network. If a contract’s rent is not paid, it would become inaccessible, at least temporarily. At a recent workshop in Taiwan, Ethereum developers, including Raul Jordan, Vlad Zamfir, Philip Daian, and founder […]
East Africa-based charity GiveDirectly has expanded into cryptocurrency with a $1 mln donation in crypto tokens from decentralized payment network OmiseGO, it announced Tuesday, March 27. The donation, which OmiseGO contributed together with Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin, will see GiveDirectly continue an experimental scheme aimed directly at refugees, providing 12,000 grants to families in Uganda. […]
Coinbase has announced its intention to support ERC20 tokens on its exchange, reversing previous statements from January, in a blog post published March 26. In the post, Coinbase said its decision to support ERC20, which is the technical standard used for smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain and the protocol used for many of the […]
What is Auctus? Auctus is the world’s first blockchain based retirement planning platform, powered by Ethereum smart contracts, which allows users to create diversified portfolios, consisting of traditional asset classes and cryptocurrencies. — Raphael Vantroost | CEO ICO Alert Quick Facts Smart contract powered retirement plan platform 1 ETH = 2,000 AUC tokens March 27, 2018 — March 31, 2018 […]
iStock.com/juststock Ethereum News Update As Ethereum prices continue to fall—alongside the rest of the market, I might add—investors are concentrating their funds in Bitcoin, otherwise known as digital gold. Bitcoin has drawn these comparisons for much of its history, though the reasons have evolved with time. At first, investors argued that Bitcoin’s fixed supply mirrored […]
Could adding a new fee help preserve ethereum in the long term? It’s a contentious statement in light of the debates ongoing across blockchains over how and when users should pay to support what amount to global computing networks. However, the concept is now gaining notable momentum on ethereum, most recently from the creator of the […]
On Thursday, the SEC’s director of trading and markets stated that no registered exchanges or alternative trading systems (ATSs) currently support cryptocurrency trading. This is despite at least one company’s interest in trading digital assets through an ATS. On March 22, 2018, Brett Redfearn, director of the division of trading and markets for the US […]
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