Category Archives: ethnews

A Guide To Devcon4 Afterparties

Everyone’s excited about Devcon, of course. Learning is a lot of fun. Talking to people is sometimes less fun, but when they’re people with super cool ideas and they’re nice, then talking is pretty cool too. Plus, Prague. It’s beautiful. But if we’re honest with ourselves, really honest (and I think that’s important), then it’s the afterparties we’re… Read More »

Your One Question About The Constantinople Hard Fork, Answered

Literally no one knows when Constantinople will hit the mainnet, but it won’t be in November. The question on the tip of everyone’s Twitter feed and reddit thread seems to be, “When can we expect Constantinople?” The assumption underlying this question has often been that someone out there had the answer but just didn’t feel like sharing. However,… Read More »

North Korea’s New Big Industry: Stealing Your Crypto

Good luck asking the hermit kingdom for your money back. Cybersecurity solutions provider Group-IB is about to release a report that implicates a North Korean hacking group in $571 million worth of cryptocurrency exchange hacks. This is according to reporting by The Next Web, which says it has obtained a summary of the upcoming report. The state-sponsored hacking… Read More »

‘Mastering Ethereum’ Book Features Voices Across the ETH Community

The educational resource will be available December 10. Blockchain heavyweight Andreas Antonopoulos recently announced via reddit that he and co-author Gavin Wood’s forthcoming guide, “Mastering Ethereum,” has been copy edited and “is heading to the printers.” According to Antonopoulos, the book will help developers learn how to build on the Ethereum network. Although Wood and Antonopoulos co-wrote the… Read More »

SEC Launches FinHub For FinTech

FinHub is intended to provide a wealth of information regarding SEC regulations and be a platform for the public to directly address the agency. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced yesterday the launch of a new avenue for the public to engage with the commission on issues related to financial technology (FinTech). The effort, dubbed FinHub… Read More »

Daily Byte: 10.19.2018

Venezuela moves forward with crypto plan, new blockchain phone to be unveiled, we are all living in a pirate state crypto-wise, and Elon Musk isn’t giving away flamethrowers for crypto. Here is what’s happening for October 19, 2018: Nearly 15 Percent of All Crypto Stolen Between 2012 and 2018 Crypto market prices have been struggling to stabilize in… Read More »

Goldman Sachs Invests In Crypto Custodian Company

October 19, 2018 12:07 AM What does this mean for the rumored Goldman Sachs cryptocurrency custody services? The financial services giant Goldman Sachs, has made yet another stake in the cryptocurrency industry by investing in cryptocurrency custodian BitGo Holdings Inc, according to an October 18 press release published on BitGo’s website. According to the press release, Goldman Sachs,… Read More »

POA Network, MakerDAO Team Up On Dai Sidechain

October 18, 2018 11:00 PM The new network, xDai Chain, features Dai as its native cryptocurrency. In collaboration with MakerDAO, the POA Network has launched an Ethereum-based proof-of-authority sidechain with Dai as the native currency. xDai Chain is, according to the POA team, “the first ever blockchain where the native currency of the chain is USD-stable.” The crew… Read More »

Ticketmaster To Issue Blockchain-Powered Smart Tickets

Ticketmaster announced its acquisition of UPGRADED, a blockchain-powered smart ticket creator. Smart tickets can allow event owners and ticket sellers more control over ticket distribution and more power to prevent counterfeits. Ticketmaster announced today its acquisition of blockchain ticketing company UPGRADED. UPGRADED turns traditional tickets into smart, blockchain-secured tickets adding new features and aiding the fight against ticket… Read More »

Cryptocollectibles Get Physical

It’s an analog world. Now your cryptocollectibles can be, too. CryptoKitties, Etheremon, and BlockchainCuties are fun, but what if you could literally wear your collectible creatures on your sleeve (or on your ankle)? Why, there’s a Dapp for that! Cryptocollectibles platform CryptoGoods offers a service called Swag that lets people turn their collectible items into physical goods. Whether… Read More »