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The proposals just keep piling in. At press time, a total of six ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs) have emerged, each hoping to alter the project’s code ahead of an upcoming software update (scheduled for October). Driving the debate is ethereum’s so-called “difficulty bomb,” a piece of code locked into the $45 billion platform that makes …

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The developer team behind ethereum is considering possible changes to a planned rollout of new technology upgrades. Addressing rumors that such plans are now under review, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin told a meeting of the platform’s open-source developers Friday that the idea is that the team might seek to alter the sequence in which Casper and sharding, …

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A hotly anticipated change aimed at ridding ethereum of its bitcoin-inspired mining process is moving forward in testing, with the platform’s popular software clients now participating in review. Following on an April software release that saw the idea formalized in code, the upgrade looks to transition the world’s second largest blockchain to a new way …

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A new version of the code behind Casper, a planned change to the way the ethereum network reaches consensus, has been published for wider scrutiny by auditors and client developers. Danny Ryan, the developer behind Casper FFG, posted a version 0.1.0 “first release” of the code to GitHub Tuesday, noting, “v0.1.0 marks us more clearly tagging …

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1,500 ether. That’s how much cryptocurrency users will need to participate in testing ethereum‘s upcoming consensus protocol, Casper, at least according to the blockchain’s creator Vitalik Buterin. During the final day of an ethereum conference in Toronto last week, Buterin took the stage to discuss his version of the software designed to change the way those …

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New code written to change the way the ethereum network reaches consensus is now ready for review, developers said Friday. Ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) 1011, known as Hybrid Casper FFG (short for “Friendly Finality Gadget”), would implement the first step in a long-planned shift away from the energy-intensive mining process and toward towards a greener …

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Is ethereum’s biggest future upgrade “fundamentally vulnerable?” That was the claim put forward by distributed systems expert and founding principal researcher of VMware Dahlia Malkhi on Friday, who used those exact words to describe ethereum’s Casper propocol at Financial Cryptography 2018 in Curacao. During a keynote presentation, Malkhi’s covered blockchain through the lens of a long-studied …

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The price of ether is shattering all-time highs. Rising to more than $1,000 for the first time ever last week, the cryptocurrency has reclaimed its place as the second-largest blockchain by total value, days after being temporarily surpassed by Ripple’s XRP token. However, as with that controversial market move, the massive uptick in value bears …

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The initial version of the Casper proof-of-stake protocol upgrade from Ethereum developer Vlad Zamfir has been released. Published on Tuesday, the code – following its presentation at the Devcon3 event in Cancun earlier this month – aims to fundamentally rework how blocks are created and propagated on the ethereum network. It’s actually one of two simultaneous …

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Ethereum developers are looking to use code for their experimental Casper proof-of-stake protocol as the basis for a new test network. During a core developer meeting today, ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin said that not only is Casper ready to be tested, but that it could provide a security boost when testing code across clients. It’s …

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Ethereum’s leading effort to reimagine how nodes in a blockchain system come to agreement is slowly but surely advancing. At least that was the message front and center at Devcon3, the open-source project’s annual technology conference, on Wednesday. The topic of casper – ethereum’s much-anticipated version of proof-of-stake consensus – was present during a number of panels at …

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