Two long-anticipated upgrades appear to have officially activated on the ethereum blockchain, the world’s second-largest by market value, without incident. At 19:57 (UTC), the sixth and seventh system-wide upgrades to the software, dubbed Constantinople and St. Petersburg, respectively, rolled out on the main network at block number 7,280,000. As seen on blockchain monitoring website Fork Monitor, there is […]
In less than 24 hours, the world’s second largest blockchain by market capitalization is expected to activate its sixth and seventh system-wide upgrades, at which point its global user base will be asked to make two near-simultaneous changes to its code. Known as Constantinople and St. Petersburg, both upgrades will be implemented as “hard forks,” […]
Ether price volatility could spike in the days ahead, courtesy of an upcoming ethereum upgrade scheduled for Thursday. The Constantinople hard fork, a planned two-part upgrade to the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, is scheduled to occur once block 7,280,000 on the ethereum blockchain is mined. At the time of writing, ether’s block height is 7,272,826, meaning the […]
Pascal Thellman is CMO at Bounty0x, a simple service for earning crypto, and an advisor at PolyGrowth, a crypto PR firm. — As proof-of-stake (PoS) networks gear up in an effort to compete with proof-of-work (PoW) blockchains, significant attention has been placed on their validator mechanisms and incentive structures for maintaining valid consensus. In particular, […]
The author of two widely acclaimed books on cryptocurrency offered advice to developers building ethereum, the world’s second-largest blockchain, this weekend, arguing they should be careful to avoid fragmenting their technical community through infighting. Andreas M. Antonopoulos, whose books “Mastering Bitcoin” and “Mastering Ethereum” are now standards for developers learning both protocols, gave a keynote address […]
View: ETH’s is above the 100-day moving average (MA) with a $180 target along the 200-day MA. ETH/BTC pair has moved above the 200-day moving average (MA) for the first time in 242 days. RSI is beginning to change structure (ETH/USD) forming higher lows and higher highs and is at its highest point since May 2018. […]
A project funded by one of 2017’s largest initial coin offerings (ICOs) is facing fierce competition from a brand-new competitor funded by a modest grant. Bancor, which raised $150 million during the ICO craze, was founded to make it easy to trade even illiquid ethereum tokens. That’s the same mission as Uniswap, which launched in November […]
Cryptocurrency mining pool Sparkpool has said it is temporarily freezing a mysterious 2,100 ether payment it received Tuesday and is waiting for the sender to reach out for a solution. The transaction was received as an apparent reward for mining just one block on the ethereum blockchain, but the amount is roughly 600 times the […]
NChain chief scientist Craig Wright has criticized ethereum to a top U.S. regulator, while again claiming to be bitcoin’s pseudonymous inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto. In a response to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) request for input on crypto asset mechanics and markets, the Australian entrepreneur briefly set out his case that he is Nakamoto […]
Rhombus has released new products designed to help further connect decentralized, ethereum-based blockchain applications to real-world data, the startup announced this weekend. Revealed at the ongoing ethereum conference ETHDenver, the blockchain-based “oracle” service will now support currency pairs, asset pricing and blockchain network data. These products can be used for free by developers competing in the annual ETHDenver hackathon. […]
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