Crypto Developer’s Arrest for Aiding North Korea Echoes Eerily Prophetic 2008 NYT Profile

Crypto Developer’s Arrest for Aiding North Korea Echoes Eerily Prophetic 2008 NYT Profile X Dear reader, some third-party applications like Twitter, Youtube, Google, and our comment function are utilizing cookies. By rejecting this cookie consent, you might not be able to read the full article due to embeds.Privacy Policy […]

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MakerDAO Proposes New DAI Ceiling After Hitting $100 Million Cap

The MakerDAO loan system, administered by the Maker Foundation, hit its debt ceiling Wednesday with roughly $100 million worth of the stablecoin DAI issued and more than $339 million worth of ethereum locked up as collateral. On Thursday, the Maker Foundation proposed a new debt ceiling of 120 million DAI, which will now be voted on […]

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Ethereum Targets Dec. 4 for Istanbul Mainnet Activation

Ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, is scheduled to arrive on mainnet the week of Dec. 4. The decision was made during an ethereum core developer call on Oct. 25. Later on Friday, Danno Ferrin, blockchain protocol engineer at ethereum venture studio ConsenSys, proposed activating Istanbul at block number 9,056,000 in accordance with the targeted date […]

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Zcash Will Get a Gateway Into Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

When cryptocurrency fans gathered in Osaka, Japan, this week for the Devcon developer conference, the halls were filled with buzz about smaller projects seeking access to ethereum’s decentralized finance smorgasbord, especially loans and financial products, via interoperability. “Connecting to other chains doesn’t seem to be an ethereum developer’s priority,” Summa co-founder James Prestwich told CoinDesk. […]

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Devcon Shows Ethereum’s ‘World Computer’ Is a Movement, Not a Product

If there’s anywhere in the world where it feels right to believe in magic, it’s Devcon 5 in Osaka, Japan. The ethereum community faces a daunting task: scale its blockchain ecosystem to securely support the growing demand for mainstream use cases. Thousands of technologists and passionate fans gathered at Devcon this week to grapple with […]

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7 Ethereum Projects Are Getting $175,000 in Grants From ConsenSys

Venture studio ConsenSys is giving $175,000 to seven different open-source software projects on the ethereum network. Announced on Oct. 10, these projects include a forward-looking ethereum software client called Lighthouse, an oracle network for off-chain data called Tellor and a mobile decentralized app-builder called Alice, among others. About the new wave of grant recipients, ConsenSys […]

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‘Scam’ or Iteration? At Devcon, Ethereum Diehards Still Believe in 2.0

The Takeaway: Ethereum’s creators now acknowledge the blockchain wasn’t built to scale as a mainstream transaction platform. A planned reboot meant to address some of those issues, known as Eth 2, is at least two years away. There is no plan for how or when to migrate tokens and smart contracts onto Eth 2, according […]

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