The developers agreed to an Ethereum Improvement Proposal that reduces issuance to 2 Ether per block. In a meeting on Friday, August 31, to discuss the upcoming Constantinople hard fork, the core devs reached consensus regarding the issuance of Ether (ETH) block rewards. There were three primary choices: EIP 858 to reduce the reward to […]
Japan’s police are dedicating 35 million yen toward new software. According to NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization, the country’s National Police Agency (NPA) will add about 35 million yen (or around $315,000) to its 2019 fiscal budget to fund the development of blockchain transaction-tracking software. The new project comes in response to various crimes […]
Line messaging service wants to expand and develop the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem. The popular Japanese messaging service LINE announced the launch of its own cryptocurrency and blockchain platform on August 31. According to the announcement, the company’s blockchain is called LINK Chain and is intended to be a “service-oriented blockchain network” which allows decentralized […]
Ethereum dominated the crypto market in 2017 as the smart contract platform of choice for ICOs and blockchain projects. In 2017, over 95% of projects decided to run their token sale and/or build their decentralized application using Ethereum’s ERC20 standard (or some form of it). While Ethereum clearly has first mover advantage, it seems to […]
The Bitcoin mining company expands to the Ethereum network. BTC.com is releasing an Ether (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) mining client on its portal, according to an August 30 announcement. The expansion is part of the platform’s effort to diversify its mining portfolio “to include more GPU/CPU mining options for its users.” To accompany the […]
Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum are both in the process of considering upcoming hard forks, but the decision-making and communication processes are playing out very differently: Decisions on the Ethereum blockchain seem largely decided by communities of developers, whereas the Bitcoin Cash community lets miners take the reins. The different priorities of each blockchain lay at […]
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