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cryptocurrency February 9, 2018

Ethereum’s more senior developers are calling for a public debate over what steps, if any, should be taken at the software level to return funds lost in high-profile hacks and incidents. In a bi-weekly meeting Friday, the developers took sides over a controversial ethereum improvement proposal, EIP 867, which advocates for a method of returning […]

cryptocurrency February 9, 2018

Popular Ethereum wallet interface MyEtherWallet (MEW) has released a unexpected alternative product,, one of MEW’s original developers announced in a blog post Feb. 9. MEW has become one of the most popular Ethereum and ERC20 token storage management tools over the past year, and will continue to exist along with a new project, which […]

cryptocurrency February 9, 2018

ETHNews’ Adam Reese does a deep dive into the technical implications of a recent paper that outlined three types of EDCCs that could, theoretically, be used to bribe Ether miners to change their behavior in ways that benefit the briber. This article describes the three schemes and brings in commentary and additional explanations from Vitalik […]

cryptocurrency February 9, 2018

A bill currently in the US Senate would call on federal personnel, including from the Department of Homeland Security, to develop and share with other law enforcement bodies a threat assessment describing how cryptocurrencies could be used to support terrorist activity. On February 7, the US Senate held hearings on HR2825, the Department of Homeland […]

cryptocurrency February 9, 2018

This week, officials and economists from the Federal Reserve System expressed doubts about the practicality of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. On Friday, February 9, 2018, in a thoughtful post on Liberty Street Economics, a blog kept by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Antoine Martin and Michael Lee, economists in the bank’s research and […]

cryptocurrency February 8, 2018 Ethereum News Update After a devastating January, cryptocurrencies stabilized in early February. The calming event was—to everyone’s surprise—testimony from two U.S. regulators. Jay Clayton of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and J. Christopher Giancarlo of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) provided expert guidance during U.S. Senate hearings on the future of […]

cryptocurrency February 8, 2018

Elected officials in Berkeley, California, may conduct an ICO to raise funding for affordable housing. Image from Sheila Fitzgerald. LianLian International Joining RippleNet Chinese payment provider, LianLian International, is joining Ripple’s payment network, RippleNet, to facilitate cross-border transactions. According to CoinDesk, LianLian International is only using Ripple’s underlying technology, not its cryptocurrency (XRP). The new […]