Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin to Sign ‘Free Virgil Griffith’ Petition Following FBI Arrest

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is signing a petition to free recently arrested developer Virgil Griffith. Buterin argues that Griffith’s North Korean speech was basically public knowledge anyway. Reasoning aside, Griffith still ignored a U.S. travel ban. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has come to the aid of estranged developer Virgil Griffith. FBI officials recently arrested the […]

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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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Vitalik Buterin: Increasing Transaction Costs Risk Limiting Ethereum Adoption

The increased cost of transacting on the ethereum blockchain is hurting the software’s adoption, says project creator Vitalik Buterin. Speaking with the Toronto Star this week, Butertin suggested projects that are considering whether to build on the technology will likely be butted out as the blockchain is overloaded with transactions, or in his words “almost full.” […]

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CasperLabs Is Building a PoS Blockchain With Help from Ethereum’s Vlad Zamfir

A new startup called CasperLabs has launched with the aim of building a new blockchain based on a version of proof-of-stake (PoS), the experimental consensus protocol most associated with ethereum. Ethereum Foundation researcher Vlad Zamfir will serve as lead consensus protocol architect of the company, confirming earlier reports of his association with the startup. Going […]

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