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Testing for Ethereum’s Coming Consensus Change Is Moving Ahead

A hotly anticipated change aimed at ridding ethereum of its bitcoin-inspired mining process is moving forward in testing, with the platform’s popular software clients now participating in review. Following on an April software release that saw the idea formalized in code, the upgrade looks to transition the world’s second largest blockchain into... Read More

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What to Expect When Ethereum Classic Diffuses Its ‘Difficulty Bomb’

Ethereum classic (ETC) is set to fork in the coming days as part of a bid to diffuse a so-called ‘bomb’ in its code. Set for block 5,900,000, the change, in which all users of the original ethereum blockchain will need to update their software, is meant to disable a feature that is... Read More

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Experimental Voting Effort Aims to Break Ethereum Governance Gridlock

When people think of ethereum, they generally think also of the protocol’s developer Vitalik Buterin, now – off his creation – a multi-millionaire. No doubt, Buterin is a leader of sorts for the community, even if decision-making is somewhat decentralized. And above that, ethereum’s most active developers have a significant... Read More

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Ethereum Devs Publish Upgrade Proposal To Move Network Away From Mining-Related Issues

Developers of Ethereum (ETH), the largest altcoin by market capitalization, have published Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) #1011 on Friday, April 20, to create a hybrid system of consensus that seeks to push the network away from issues associated with crypto mining. The proposal consists of specifications for implementing the Hybrid... Read More

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The Code for Ethereum’s Consensus Change Is Now Ready for Review

New code written to change the way the ethereum network reaches consensus is now ready for review, developers said Friday. Ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) 1011, known as Hybrid Casper FFG (short for “Friendly Finality Gadget”), would implement the first step in a long-planned shift away from the energy-intensive mining process... Read More

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A ‘Yelp for Weed’ Startup Is Launching Its Own Ethereum Token

Cannabis social networking platform MassRoots is developing a crypto token and other blockchain-based applications for its ecosystem of more than one million users. MassRoots outlined its vision in an annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, adding that it formed a subsidiary – MassRoots Blockchain Technologies... Read More

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New Ethereum Tech Calls on Slavic Gods for Security

The Slavic god of lightning, Perun, is entering the ethereum ecosystem (in spirit at least). Inspired by bitcoin’s lightning network, a group of researchers hailing from Warsaw have unveiled a new white paper entitled “Foundations of State Channel Networks,” which outlines a protocol designed to help ethereum scale to support... Read More

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Vitalik Opposes Fork to Disable Ethereum ASICs

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. Issued in a biweekly developer meeting Friday, Buterin’s comments come in response to the launch... Read More

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Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What Happens Next?

ASIC-resistant no more? That’s the question circulating Tuesday in the wake of news that Bitmain, the China-based maker of hardware specialized for cryptocurrency software, had developed a new “ASIC” mining chip designed specifically to process ethereum transactions and claim the protocol’s rewards. Bitmain confirmed the release of its Antminer E3... Read More