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The mainnet for decentralized encyclopedia startup Everipedia is now live. The blockchain-based Wikipedia competitor announced the launch on Thursday, allowing users to earn its IQ tokens for adding or editing articles to the platform. These tokens, in turn, will let users participate and vote on network governance issues. Everipedia’s developers hope that this type of model …

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A blockchain startup that sets out to offer cross-blockchain payments has announced it is planning to bring its existing stablecoin – a cryptocurrency tied to a stable asset – to the EOS network. Called Havven, the Australia-based project said in a release on Wednesday that it is expecting to issue its nUSD stablecoin on EOS …

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A blockchain startup aimed to offer cross-blockchain payments has announced it is planning to bring its existing stablecoin to the EOS network. Called Havven, the Australia-based project said in a release on Wednesday that it is expecting to issue its nUSD stablecoin on EOS by the end of this year after the U.S. dollar-pegged token …

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Malicious cartels just might be lurking on your blockchain. At least, that’s the latest finding from Cornell University researchers Philip Daian, Tyler Kell, Ian Miers and Ari Juels, who reached the conclusion in a paper published last week on a vote manipulation scheme it termed a dark decentralized autonomous organization, or “dark DAO.” Describing the dark …

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EOS protocol maker Block.one has received new backing from a number of big-name investors, including PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. In a fresh round of funding – the amount of which was not disclosed – Block.one, the company behind what has now become the fifth-most valuable cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has added Thiel, Bitmain and hedge fund …

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Block.One has decided to start voting with its hoard of EOS tokens. Announced last week, the decision finds the startup that created the EOS software, now powered by the fifth most valuable cryptocurrency, breaking with precedent in a move that may have come as a surprise to those following the project’s decentralized launch. That’s because …

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Block.one, the company that designed the EOS blockchain software, has appointed a former executive from Jefferies Group LLC to lead its $1 billion venture capital arm. Block.one announced Thursday that Michael Alexander, who previously served as the chief executive officer of Jefferies’ Asia branch, will now head EOS VC. Based in Hong Kong, Alexander will manage …

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Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Blockchain governance is hard. That’s the only reliable conclusion to draw from the chaotic, contentious rollout …

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EOS is experiencing a full-blown constitutional crisis. Block.one – the company that designed the EOS protocol but turned the code over to the community to launch – on Thursday proposed that the rules governing users’ behavior on the platform be scrapped and replaced with a “v2.0.” EOS was envisioned by its founders as a ” holistic …

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“They have to figure their own shit out.” Those were the harsh words of one of EOS’ top “block producers” – the network participants in charge of maintaining the blockchain – on Monday as the world’s fifth largest cryptocurrency attracted public ridicule for its current state of confusion. As told to CoinDesk by Kevin Rose, co-founder and …

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A research group linked to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released its latest evaluation of blockchain networks – with perhaps surprising results. The China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID) Blockchain Research Institute – which aims to provide an independent rating system for the blockchain space – has placed the just-launched EOS network in the …

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The Tezos Foundation has a message for the community: the code belongs to its users. Revealed in a statement on Monday, the non-profit is now directly pledging to take steps that will find it less involved in operations once the much-anticipated blockchain is launched. It’s a move reminiscent of the recent EOS launch, which has …

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EOS, the blockchain network that has been live for just over a week, is raising eyebrows for its unconventional approach to governance – again. In an “Emergency Measure of Protection Order” dated June 22, the EOS Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF) – a body set up to resolve disputes in the community – directed the block producers …

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Taylor Pearson is the author of “The End of Jobs” and writes about entrepreneurship and blockchain technologies at TaylorPearson.me. Following acrimonious debates within the bitcoin and ethereum communities over the past few years regarding governance decisions that ended in forks, there has been a wave of projects offering on-chain governance. This is a system for deciding …

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In an effort to stop several thefts, seven accounts of the EOS blockchain were frozen on June 16. At face value, many will see this move by the 21 block producers (BPs) in charge of validating transactions on the newly live blockchain as a success in stopping malicious actors from bilking several users out of …

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You may have missed it, but over the weekend, transactions on the live EOS blockchain came to a complete – yet temporary – halt. Coming less than 48 hours after the much-anticipated blockchain network went live, the announcement kicked off a social firestorm (not to mention a reported 5 percent drop in the value of …

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After a messy weeks-long process, CoinDesk broke the news yesterday that the EOS blockchain is officially live. To some, it’s already an event for the cryptocurrency history books. Still, if you haven’t been following the event closely, it might beg the question, ‘What is EOS anyway?’ When we talk about EOS, think about a cloud …

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The EOS blockchain is now live. At press time, the blockchain has received more than the 150 million votes needed to determine the individuals or entities that will maintain the distributed network, the world’s fifth largest by total value, thus ending a weeks-long process that had been among the most complex the evolving cryptocurrency market …

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Who do you trust with your private key? That’s the question that may be on the minds of EOS token holders, who while incentivized to help the much-anticipated technology finally go live, haven’t yet done so. As EOS is set up to enable self-governance by its users, it’s these individuals and companies who have to make the …

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