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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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Cryptocurrency “scams” generated over 1200 complaints to Australia’s consumer watchdog in 2017, according to new figures it released this month. Local news media outlet ABC reports data it obtained from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) reveals 1289 complaints, some of which appear to relate to token offerings. Australia has remained quiet against the …

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On Feb. 16, six large-scale Blockchain projects OmiseGo, Cosmos, Golem, Maker and Raiden, that have completed successful multi-million dollar initial coin offerings (ICOs) last year, along with Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain have created the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), to fund projects and businesses within the Ethereum ecosystem. The ECF will begin with $100 …

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Cointelegraph ranks the top players of cryptocurrency and Blockchain, presenting the people responsible for making our more than $400 bln industry into what it is today. What are the criteria, you ask? Without taking any liberties, we simply calculated the number of mentions each of the participants received in the mainstream ratings, such as Forbes’ …

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Several large Ethereum-based projects have come together to create the Ethereum Community Fund (EFC), a vehicle to connect and fund the growth of Ethereum (ETH) infrastructure, according to the EFC website. The founding members of the EFC are OmiseGo, Cosmos, Golem, Maker, Global Brain Blockchain Labs, and Raiden. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum Foundation executive …

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Ethereum code editor Yoichi Hirai has resigned from his position following personal concerns that an Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) over a standardized format for lost fund recovery would potentially violate Japanese law. Hirai both tweeted his resignation as well as posted a more dramatic explanation of his reasons for resigning on Github: “My blood pressure …

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Notable ethereum stakeholders are joining forces to create a fund for projects building on the world’s second-largest blockchain. Called the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), the effort is the result of a collaboration between Cosmos, Golem, Global Blockchain Labs, Maker, OmiseGo, Raiden and Tendermint, with those involved agreeing to work to connect ethereum projects with companies that …

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5. It puts more control in the hands of investors. Contributors have much more to say and influence in the development stage of the project. If they are not happy with how the project is progressing, they can set the contract to withdraw and get a refund. This completely mitigates the risk of scam ICOs …

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