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Ethereum’s upcoming hard fork, Constantinople, will activate in a testing environment next month, core developers agreed on Friday. As detailed by CoinDesk, Constantinople features various backward-incompatible changes designed to increase efficiency on the ethereum network, alter its economic policy and delay the so-called “difficulty bomb.” Speaking in a biweekly video call, developers said the upgrade …

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There are free-riders in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. At least, that’s the contention of a new paper, shared with CoinDesk on Monday, written by ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, Microsoft researcher Glen Weyl and Ph.D. of economics at Harvard, Zoë Hitzig. And free-riders pose a problem. Described in the paper, free-riders are people or businesses that profit from the …

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Do you believe in God? Would you put your cryptocurrency holdings on it? Augur, an ethereum-based platform for betting on the outcome of real-world events, aims to be a repository of crowd-sourced knowledge for journalists, investors and policymakers, as well as an effective tool for hedging against adverse outcomes. But it’s also become one other …

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A group of crypto startups and organizations are sponsoring a new blockchain research center headquartered at Stanford University. The Center for Blockchain Research is being led by Dan Boneh and David Mazières, two professors who have specialties in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The research outfit plans to “develop best practices” for blockchain by bringing the university scientists …

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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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“Sleep? What’s this word you talk about?” It’s safe to say ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin‘s joke during the first day of EDCON, an ethereum developer conference now taking place in Toronto, had some truth to it, both for himself and the developers who took the stage with him to discuss one of the $76 billion …

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Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin said yesterday that ethereum’s in-house scaling solution, sharding, is moving closer to completion. Tweeting that “sharding is coming,” Buterin shared a new code repository that documents a partial proof-of-concept for what is called the “fork choice rule,” the code for how ethereum shards interact with the main blockchain. As detailed by CoinDesk, …

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It turns out, Vitalik wasn’t exactly joking. Sure, that might be what most people thought when ethereum’s creator published a controversial proposal on April Fool’s Day, but the post has prompted a very real, very serious conversation about whether the underlying economics of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency should be altered. In fact, in the weeks since …

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Vitalik Buterin is coming out against a proposal that would find the blockchain he created changing its software to limit the performance of mining hardware designed to yield a greater cut of the network’s rewards. Buterin’s comments, issued in a biweekly developer meeting Friday, come in response to the launch of a new product by mining …

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It wasn’t the talk he was supposed to give. At the Deconomy conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin scrapped a plan to discuss his 12-month vision for the world’s second-largest blockchain, opting for a more general discussion on blockchain and its potential. That said, the discussion with fellow ethereum research …

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Just trolling – but maybe we should do it anyway. That’s the gist of a tweetstorm Monday from Vitalik Buterin, in which the ethereum creator said his proposal to create a hard cap on the supply of ether tokens was intended as an April Fool’s “meta-joke.” While he said he originally just wanted to see …

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Could adding a new fee help preserve ethereum in the long term? It’s a contentious statement in light of the debates ongoing across blockchains over how and when users should pay to support what amount to global computing networks. However, the concept is now gaining notable momentum on ethereum, most recently from the creator of the …

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Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, presented a Blockchain scaling solution called Plasma Cash, an even “more scalable” version of an existing solution called Plasma, during a talk live streamed on YouTube at the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris on Friday, March 9. Plasma Cash was developed by Buterin and developers Dan Robinson and Karl Floersch. …

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In a surprise appearance at the ethereum community conference EthCC in Paris Friday, ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin presented a scaling solution for Plasma, a system of smart contracts that seeks to increase the computational potential of the world’s second-largest blockchain. Created by Buterin and Bitcoin Lightning Network co-creator Joseph Poon last year, the scaling solution …

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The non-profit dedicated to advancing and maintaining ethereum’s software  has officially announced the recipients of its first wave of development grants. A total of 13 projects received more than $2.5 million combined to work on scalability, security, development experiences, user interface study and other derivatives of the ethereum blockchain, according to a Wednesday announcement. The …

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At the beach, they say, all your troubles melt away. But that’s not entirely the case for researchers who spent part of this week at the Financial Crypto 2018 conference on the Caribbean island of Curacao, discussing the decentralization of the two largest crypto protocols, bitcoin and ethereum – or where they’re lacking in this regard. Presented …

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During a meeting with Herman Gref, the president of Russia’s largest bank Sberbank, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the importance of not falling behind in Blockchain development. Sberbank already introduced Blockchain in their document transfer and storage systems by partnering with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in December of last year. The bank is …

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Ethereum’s governance model isn’t flawed, it’s just badly communicated, the cryptocurrency’s creator Vitalik Buterin said in a developer meeting Friday. Coming amidst a heated debate over a proposal that seeks to standardize a method by which changes to the ethereum software would be considered as a way to retrieve lost funds, developers discussed how to clarify …

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The “world computer” is ensnared again in a heated debate. Sparked by a controversial code proposal called EIP 867, ethereum’s development forums have become something of a battleground, crowded with bitter commentary, snide pull-requests and coordinated attempts to erase the idea from the platform’s repository. For those unfamiliar, the conflict surrounds an effort to make it easier …

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Investors need more control over ICOs At least, that’s according to ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin. One of the early thinkers to shape the crypto funding mechanism concept, he hasn’t quite put the idea aside, last month proposing it could be combined with a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to best allow investors to have a say in …

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