Eighty-seven-year-old Canadian actor and producer William Shatner has just made some mysterious tweets supporting ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin. Shatner, a popular figure for his role in the Star Trek TV series, first tweeted a “thumbs up” to Buterin on Wednesday, which was quick to turn into a discussion thread. In a reply to Shatner’s tweet, one […]
The contentious nature of the ecosystem around cryptocurrencies is partly what gives them value – academics call it “belief heterogenity.” But discord and personal sentiment alone isn’t enough to keep prices above zero, according to research from Wang Chun Wei, Ph.D., a finance lecturer at the University of Queensland in Australia. According to Wei, if it […]
UAE gets a crypto exchange, BTCC is finished mining, and hackers go after Gate.io. Here is some of what’s happening for Wednesday, November 7, 2018: Crypto Exchange Arrives in UAE The Al Zarooni Group and Crypto Bulls have launched the Cryptobulls Exchange, which they are calling the first to be registered in the United Arab […]
November 6, 2018 11:00 PM The tax office will pair blockchain technology with machine learning, according to the director-general. Thailand’s Revenue Department will use blockchain technology along with machine learning to improve the tax verification process and study methods used for tax evasion, per a November 5 article in The Bangkok Post. It reports that […]
November 6, 2018 11:26 PM Call it a gift to the cryptospace. Peter Smith, CEO and co-founder of the company and wallet service Blockchain, today announced a crypto giveaway to the tune of $125 million worth of Stellar lumens (XLM). Smith said the airdrop is in celebration of the company “adding full support for XLM […]
November 6, 2018 12:06 AM The company will start offering $10,000 and $25,000 grants in 2019 after consulting with Ethereum community members about their needs. On Friday, ConsenSys revealed a grant program for Ethereum-based projects. Joseph Lubin announced the new ConsenSys Grants program during Devcon 4 last week and is allocating $500,000 to Ethereum infrastructure […]
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to clarify when and how cryptocurrencies may be classified as securities, its director of Corporation Finance said Monday. Speaking at the D.C. Fintech Week conference, SEC director William Hinman said the regulatory agency intends to release “plain English” guidance for developers to refer to when planning token […]
A little-known ethereum project called Lition is quietly helping real German citizens find cheaper energy. Launched earlier this year, Lition is already a licensed energy supplier in Germany with clients in 12 major cities (including Berlin, Hamburg and Munich) who are now using its decentralized energy market. Built on top of the ethereum blockchain, the […]
Intel processors have a security hole, anonymous crypto takes a blow in Taiwan, and T.I. gets sued. Plus, Ethereum contracts may be dangerously homogeneous. Here is some of what’s happening for Monday, November 5, 2018: Ethereum Faces Security Risk from Lack of Diversity in Smart Contracts According to a report from researchers at the University […]
Usability and security are a balancing act. ETHNews spoke with blockchain company MyCrypto to learn more about how it weighs the two qualities when making design decisions. Both a seamless user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are paramount to the success of any application. Individuals overwhelmingly prefer easy-to-navigate interfaces over clunky, confusing screens full […]
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