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Year: 2019

cryptocurrency March 13, 2019

After U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton backed a colleague’s analysis that tokens like ethereum may not be securities this week, panelists at the TOKEN2049 event are raising questions over one criteria suggested by the regulators. Asked whether and how regulators have the power to define a threshold that William Hinman, SEC director […]

cryptocurrency March 13, 2019

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Abra is now letting users deposit and withdraw ether (ETH) directly from its app. Previously, users could only make deposits into the app via a U.S.-based bank account, an American Express card, bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH) or litecoin (LTC). Then, if they chose, they could have their balances converted into a […]

cryptocurrency March 11, 2019

Ethereum mining pool Sparkpool has located and verified the accidental sender of an unusually high miners’ fee and agreed to split the amount. In a statement provided to CoinDesk, Sparkpool said it received an email from an anonymous user on Feb. 25, claiming that they had made a mistake by attaching the 2,100 ether (ETH) fee […]

cryptocurrency March 11, 2019

Dovey Wan and Martina Long are partners at Primitive Ventures, a crypto asset investment fund. ––––––––– Recently, there has been discussion regarding a proposal to migrate ethereum away from proof-of-work called ProgPoW (short for programmatic proof of work). Proponents of ProgPoW want to flip the paradigm of the cryptocurrency mining industry on its head. Their thought […]

cryptocurrency March 8, 2019

Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the ethereum blockchain project, has proposed increasing user fees on the network for the purposes of supporting developers with sustainable funding. “I propose we consider supporting a community norm that client [and] wallet [developers] can [and] should charge a 1 gwei/gas fee for [transactions] sent through their wallet,” tweeted Buterin Friday. […]

cryptocurrency March 7, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets (FDAS) will take its time about adding support for ethereum, the executive in charge of the new platform said. The digital asset trading and custody branch of Fidelity Investments, which went live this quarter, has developed an internal framework for evaluating any cryptocurrencies that may be added in the future, according to […]

cryptocurrency March 6, 2019

ConsenSys-backed media startup Civil finally launched its CVL token today after months of delay. Many independent newsroom employees and Civil Media partners will now receive the token compensation packages they were promised in 2018, Civil Media CEO Matthew Iles told CoinDesk. All the earnings from this ongoing token sale will go to the nonprofit Civil […]

cryptocurrency March 5, 2019

The open-source developer group behind the dollar-pegged, ethereum-backed stablecoin DAI is considering whether higher fees could help stave off mounting liquidity issues. During the weekly developer call on Feb. 28, some token holders, including MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen, voiced concerns about whether the peg, the mechanism by which the cryptocurrency holds a stable value, can continue […]

cryptocurrency March 3, 2019

“When the Ethereum Foundation was founded, the Ethereum Foundation was ethereum. People in the Foundation were the ones that were building ethereum. Now, that’s not the case.” That’s Aya Miyaguchi, executive director of the Ethereum Foundation, the non-profit organization founded and dedicated to the continuing development of the world’s second-largest blockchain by total value. Since […]

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