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Talk to any three blockchain entrepreneurs, and at least one of them will pitch a way for internet users to own their own data. Recent privacy debacles at Yahoo, Equifax and Facebook have driven home the realization that anyone with a smartphone is walking, talking, searching, eating, posting, browsing fodder for advertisers, machine learning algorithms …

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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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Cboe Global Markets may now be close to launching an ether futures product, following a recent comment from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official indicating that the agency doesn’t consider ethereum’s native cryptocurrency a security. On Thursday, the SEC’s director of corporation finance William Hinman notably said that, based on his understanding of “the ethereum …

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“Based on my understanding of the present state of ether, the ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of ether are not securities transactions.” So said William Hinman, director of the division of corporate finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at a Yahoo! All Markets Summit event in San …

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The World Cup may be completely analog, but don’t tell that to crypto developers. Soft launching now, a new company called CryptoStrikers is entering the so-called “crypto collectibles” market with tokens commemorating the stars of this year’s World Cup. The thing is the tokens it’s offering aren’t the same you’ll see listed on a popular …

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Ethereum is not a security, at least in the view of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) director of corporate finance William Hinman. Speaking at the Yahoo! All Markets Summit: Crypto event in San Francisco Thursday, the official told the audience that the agency “doesn’t see a lot of value in treating ether today as …

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In an informal statement made at Yahoo Finance’s All Market Summit: Crypto, William Hinman, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s director of corporate finance, indicated that the regulatory agency has no plans to deem ether a security. “… based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its …

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Some members of the crypto community were surprised Tuesday when the U.S.-based exchange startup Coinbase announced that it plans to list ethereum classic (ETC). ETC traces its origins back to 2016 and the collapse of the DAO, the ethereum-based, smart contract-powered funding vehicle that fell apart following a debilitating code exploit. The network is known …

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Young women coders in Afghanistan are getting a chance to use ethereum’s cryptocurrency. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Code to Inspire (CTI), a non-profit for teaching women in Afghanistan to write code, has partnered with the Bounties Network to allow students to accept ether (ETH) for fixing vulnerabilities for businesses or projects posting bounties. And according …

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The price of ethereum classic, the cryptocurrency that was hard forked off the ethereum blockchain in July 2016, surged for 25 percent on Tuesday, following the news that it is being added to crypto exchange Coinbase for trading. The U.S. exchange announced on Tuesday morning in a blog post that it is now starting the …

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In several countries throughout Africa, citizens are spending an average of 27 cents to top up their mobile airtime, and they’re using a crypto token to do it. That might sound strange to many in the crypto industry, since the vision of today’s blockchains allowing the movement of millions of microtransactions across the globe has …

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From the mists of ideation, a first wave of ethereum dapps is starting to emerge. Launched in 2015 with the promise that developers could use its technology as a “secure backbone” for a new kind of software application, ethereum has long held the promise of enabling such innovations, all “without any possibility of downtime, censorship …

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Ethereum is transparent to the core. Much like bitcoin, the platform uses this transparency as part of its security – with it in some ways ensuring that users cannot fake transactions. However, new anxieties are emerging regarding this transparency and the potential problems that such data exposure might have for businesses. In the past, these …

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Even Pokemon Go might need a blockchain. While an augmented reality mobile app used to collect funny-looking, digital critters might sound like a silly (or useless) service to re-architect with blockchain, the developers at ethereum startup FOAM make a compelling case. “The problem is that people lie about their location,” said Ryan John King, the co-founder …

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A critical consensus bug has been uncovered in a testing environment used by one of the two principal softwares crucial to the operation of the world’s second-largest blockchain. Revealed last night by UK-based Parity Technologies in a blog post, the issue was found to cause those running the software to fall out of sync, meaning …

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Ripple’s former CTO Stefan Thomas is going up against Ethereum with the launch of a new smart contracts platform. Well, “new” isn’t quite right – the platform Thomas released implementations for today is Codius, an open-source project that Ripple released in beta in 2014 but shelved the following year. Now, though, having announced his departure from …

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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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“[For the] entirety of the history of technology, open-source software developers have had to live like paupers.” While this is a bit of an exaggeration, Kevin Owocki has a point: making a living can be rough for developers of open-source software, that is, software for which the code is made freely available to use, modify …

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“Convergence” may mean different things to different people in blockchain, but it’s a word that’s appearing more in more in public rhetoric of late. For some, it simply means that innovations developed on a public blockchain powered by a cryptocurrency can be leveraged on a private blockchain used by enterprises, and vice versa. But to others, …

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Catalonia is continuing to test the boundaries of centralized power in Spain, this time with the help of decentralizing blockchain technology. Despite the police crackdown that followed last October’s failed bid for independence, the Catalan Government plans to airdrop an energy trading token to people in the northeastern Spanish region. The plan is to incentivize …

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