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cryptocurrency January 17, 2019

Despite recent belt-tightening at Brooklyn-based ethereum venture studio ConsenSys, the company’s investment arm is ramping up outreach to independent startups. ConsensSys Ventures, headed by managing partner Kavita Gupta, announced two new investments on Thursday: $1 million in the Paris-based crypto wallet and trading platform Coinhouse and an undisclosed amount in the encryption-centric browser Tenta. Gupta […]

cryptocurrency January 17, 2019

U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a template involving its open-source interoperability protocol, Ion. The hackathon will take place at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in […]

cryptocurrency January 15, 2019

Major ethereum clients, including Go-Ethereum (Geth) and Parity, have released software updates following an earlier decision to delay the planned system-wide upgrade dubbed Constantinople. The upgrade was postponed Tuesday during a developers call, a move that came after blockchain audit firm Chain Security discovered a security vulnerability in Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1283, one of […]

cryptocurrency January 15, 2019

Ethereum’s long-anticipated Constantinople upgrade has just been delayed after a critical vulnerability was discovered in one of the planned changes. Smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity flagged Tuesday that Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1283, if implemented, could provide attackers a loophole in the code to steal user funds. Speaking on a call, ethereum developers, as well […]

cryptocurrency January 15, 2019

The world’s third largest blockchain by total value, ethereum, is about to upgrade its code. Named Constantinople, the system-wide upgrade, or hard fork, is set to enact several tech improvements, most designed to increase usability and improve smart contract design, should users of the network decide to upgrade to the new software when it’s introduced […]

cryptocurrency January 12, 2019

Jutta Steiner is the founder and CEO of Parity Technologies, a blockchain infrastructure and innovation focused company building platforms and applications. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. The past year has seen an onslaught of doom-and-gloom narratives shower down on our fledgling movement, in stark contrast to the inflated hype […]

cryptocurrency January 11, 2019

“Cautious optimism.” That’s how Hudson Jameson, developer relations for the Ethereum Foundation, described the mood in the run-up to ethereum’s fifth planned system-wide upgrade, Constantinople. Expected to activate next Wednesday, Jan. 16 at about 12:00 UTC, Constantinople is a type of upgrade known as a hard fork – which means it needs to be unilaterally […]

cryptocurrency January 9, 2019

“Just rely on the fact that it’s all funded by Papa Joe.” That’s how one former employee, who asked to stay anonymous, citing fear of legal repercussions, described the sentiment that prevailed until recently at ConsenSys, the ethereum-centric venture studio headed by ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin. In other words, the entrepreneurs building blockchain apps and […]

cryptocurrency January 9, 2019

David Lu is a partner at 256 Ventures where he focuses on partnering with early stage blockchain companies and a venture partner at Virgil Capital, a quantitative cryptocurrency hedge fund. Find David on Twitter. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. Ethereum and EOS, the two major platforms on which decentralized applications (dapps) are […]

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