Blockchain Popularity, Athletes in Crypto, Mastercard Patent and more! Blockchain and Crypto as Familiar as the Internet Blockchain and Cryptocurrency usage could one day be as commonplace as using the internet. In an interview with CNBC, Jeremy Allaire, CEO and co-founder of fintech company Circle, described the industry as “a really fertile space in terms of the […]
Ethereum’s most polarizing debate is back – and, arguably, as complex as ever. Largely undiscussed since April, the question of whether the world’s second-largest blockchain would consider a system-wide software upgrade as a way to return $239 million lost due to a mishap at a major startup resurfaced with a new round of infighting among stakeholders […]
Before my one and only “mon” reached level 4, I was out of ether. Such was the end result of my first experience with Etheremon, a game inspired by Pokemon and built on the world’s second-largest blockchain, ethereum. I had around $15 worth of ether to spare, so I decided to try it out, eventually arming […]
Augur, a decentralized platform for creating predictions markets, just hit a major milestone. “The first markets have successfully resolved,” the project tweeted Wednesday. Payments of ether worth around $20,000 are now going out to the first brave crop of users, who used the betting platform without knowing for sure whether it would work as advertised. The […]
CFPB director Mick Mulvaney is preparing to hand the reins to Kathleen Kraninger. While her nomination process grows contentious, Mulvaney is leaving his mark on the agency, creating an Office of Innovation and launching a regulatory sandbox. On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a confirmation hearing for Kathleen Kraninger […]
The nonprofit organization is branching out to provide its services to the Japanese blockchain industry. This article has been updated to include exclusive quotes given to ETHNews by Ron Resnick. The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced on July 19 that it would be opening its first regional office in Japan. The consortium has appointed Kazuaki […]
The marketing team behind the Lionsgate film “Robin Hood” has partnered with financial services company Robinhood to hold a cryptocurrency scavenger hunt during this year’s Comic-Con. But why? It’s that time of year again for San Diego’s annual Comic-Con International (Comic-Con or SDCC for short). Fanboys and fangirls from around the world will gather at […]
Are Decentralized Exchanges the Solution? A decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, also known as a DEX, is a trading platform that does not hold investor funds. Instead, digital asset trades occur directly between the two transacting parties on a peer-to-peer basis and are settled on the blockchain. Decentralized exchanges provide a degree of anonymity and personal financial […]
Parity, the ethereum software client, has announced some major changes, including the stripping away of its graphical user interface (GUI). In effect, the changes mean that Parity’s “wallet” – that is, its repository of private keys – does not now exist for general, non-technical consumers. All “installers and operating-system specific packages” have also been removed. […]
The country has been one of the most aggressive in its pursuit of blockchain-related innovation. According to a document from South Korea’s fourth vice ministerial meeting on “Growth through Innovation,” which took place on July 13, 2018, the country is discussing plans to reduce taxes for the purpose of supporting blockchain development. The release was […]
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