Shenzhen-based miner manufacturer Linzhi has published a statement in response to a “tentative” decision, made by ethereum developers Friday, to block specialized hardware, or ASICs, from securing the platform in exchange for rewards. This would involve the implementation of “ProgPoW” in an upcoming upgrade, a code change that is optimized for graphic card, or GPU, hardware. […]
Ajit Tripathi is a partner at ConsenSys, where he specializes in global financial services business development and corporate venture strategy. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. One year ago, I wrote an article for CoinDesk in which I humbly argued that the price of ether didn’t matter and what everyone […]
Members of ethereum’s open-source development community tentatively agreed Friday to implement a new algorithm that would block specialized mining hardware, or ASICs, pending further testing on the proposed code. If accepted by the network of users that run the ethereum software, the code change, dubbed “ProgPoW,” would block ASICs, such as those made by major […]
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dr. Glen Weyl speaks with the calm of a man who has history on the mind. With an unbroken gaze and an unambiguous delivery, the author, economist and Microsoft researcher calmly espouses a clear and revolutionary vision: that the world’s hierarchies can be challenged and reconceived with the power of markets. But if his […]
Arwen Smit is the founder of MintBit, a boutique blockchain consultancy, and DOVU, a tokenized startup for the mobility sector. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. From security token offerings to the crypto winter, a lot has happened in 2018. Beyond the flashy headlines, though, larger trends are manifesting. I […]
Kosala Hemachandra is the founder of MEW (MyEtherWallet), an open-source, client-side interface for generating ethereum wallets and interacting with the ethereum blockchain. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. For the most part, Bitcoin and Ethereum have held the title of the top two cryptocurrencies with the largest market capitalization. But […]
Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————–————————–————————–————————–————————–————————– Are ether futures just around the corner? Last week, the US Commodity Futures Trading […]
A U.S. news article has been stored in its entirety onto the ethereum blockchain, in what its writer claims is a world first. Maria Bustillos, editor with the journalist-owned Popula news site, announced Monday that she had archived an article originally published in Death and Taxes magazine onto the ethereum and the IPFS protocol. As a […]
Ethereum venture studio ConsenSys is spinning out or cutting off funding for a number of its portfolio startups, or “spokes” in company parlance, three sources with knowledge of the situation tell CoinDesk. According to a report published Thursday by The Verge, roughly 50 percent of ConsenSys’ 1,200-person workforce could be let go as a result […]
Parity Technologies has launched Substrate, a tool that lets users create customized blockchains for decentralized applications. The firm announced Tuesday that Substrate is now available as a beta version, adding that the open-source tech was designed to be “as generic as possible” to allow flexibility when designing blockchains. The included API also lets users create […]
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