Sirin Labs, developer of the Finney blockchain phone, has teamed up with MyEtherWallet for an integration aimed to benefit both companies. Reported by Finance Magnates on Wednesday, the deal will see the ethereum wallet-generating service rolled out in the Finney’s built-in cold (offline) wallet. MyEtherWallet users will also be able to buy the smartphone through […]
“We’re going back to stuff we were tired of talking about months ago. We decided the only issue is whether there are errors in the algorithm [or] back doors in the algorithm.” So said Greg Colvin during a heated debate during an ethereum developer call Friday over a proposed change to the network’s mining algorithm […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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