CasperLabs seek to build a PoS protocol based on Zamfir;s work on the in development Ethereum CBC Casper protocol. According to the post, his work at Ethereum ;will be ongoing.;Notably, Zamfir said that:
In response to these concerns, Ethereum co founder Vitalik Buterin stated, during a developers meeting on February 15, that the scheduled codebase modifications will not create vulnerabilities on the Ethereum blockchain . According to statements from other Ethereum developers, the Skinny CREATE2 feature, which is part of the ethereum improvement proposal (EIP) 1014, could potentially introduce a security threat to the Ethereum network.As CryptoGlobe covered, Skinny CREATE2 allows users to interact with a smart contract that has not yet been issued on the Ethereum blockchain. As explained by Ethereum s developers, Skinny CREATE2 enables interactions with addresses that do not exist yet on chain but can be relied on to only possibly eventually contain code. This feature may be exploited because smart contracts could be programmed to alter their address after they ve been issued, according to several Ethereum developers.
During #160;Ethereum Core Devs Meeting #54, which was hosted by Hudson Jameson (a communications officer at the Ethereum Foundation), and included core developers such as #160;Afri Schoedon ("Hardfork Coordinator"), Martin Holst Swende ("Security Lead"), Antoine Toulme, and Brett Robertson, one of the main topics discussed was ProgPow, a shorthand form of "Programmatic Proof of Work" that "can be seen as the successor of the Ethash algorithm with enhanced ASIC resistance."Here are a couple of the things said about ProgPow at the core developers meeting on January 4:
A high resolution image of the mural is available online. Boyart says that, although some information can be gleaned by observing the online photo, "To solve the puzzle enterly, you must be physicaly sic in front of the mural. "
Announced on Friday, the W3BCLOUD computing architecture will be developed through a collaborative effort involving ConsenSys, AMD, and United Arab Emirates based investment company Halo Holdings. W3BCLOUD will be used to power ;optimized datacenter solutions for emerging blockchain workloads;, the announcement #160;noted.The W3BCLOUD solution may be used by software programs developed for commercial enterprises and governments. As the "first independent cloud computing blockchain " enabled infrastructure, W3BCLOUD will provide "increased transaction throughput " with enhanced security. Commenting on the new initiative, Joseph Lubin, the founder of Brooklyn, New York based ConsenSys and co founder of Ethereum, remarked: #160;
Lubin's comments, which were delivered via Twitter, came a day after #160;technology news outlet The Verge #160;reported #160;that #160;ConsenSys, an Ethereum focused blockchain incubator ("venture studio") and solution provider, was planning to spin off most off of its 50 startups ("spokes"), and that this could mean up to 60% of the company's staff #160;could be laid off.ConsenSys, which was #160;founded #160;in 2015 by Lubin, currently has "over 1100 employees distributed globally in every continent except Antarctica." It primarily sees itself as "a #160;venture production studio focused on building and scaling tools, disruptive startups, and enterprise software products powered by decentralized technology, specifically Ethereum," and describes its mission as using "these solutions to power the emerging economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet."
The TradeLens platform is a ;global supply chain; solution that has been built using distributed ledger technology (DLT). PAV, which trades under the name Valenciaport, has been integrated as an ;early adopter; which means that it will contribute to the platform;s initial stages of development.Launched on August 9th, 2018, TradeLens has been built to "promote " transparency, and "more efficient and secure global trade ", while also allowing independent parties on its network to quickly share information.
On October 19th, TRON Block Explorer had tweeted that on October 18th the TRON network had had its highest ever daily transaction volume:
At 6pm PST Saturday, an unknown attacker drained 165.38 ETH ( $38,000) from our payment channel smart contract which also resulted in $4,000 worth of BOOTY on the contract becoming immobilized. Of the stolen immobilized ETH BOOTY, 34.99 ETH ( $8,000) and 1271.88 BOOTY belongs to users ( $9,300 total), and the rest belonged to SpankChain.To compensate for lost funds, SpankChain is planning an airdrop of ETH to its affected users. In addition, SpankChain s website will be down for at least 2 3 days while the smart contracts are being upgraded.
The perpetrators of this scam are using YouTube videos about Fortnite to lure gamers into downloading a file containing malware. Some videos also claim to offer free season passes. As you can see below, these videos are all over YouTube, and although some are slowly being taken down, there are always more to replace them.
Vitalik s original comment came in a thread where he s influence was being discussed. He said:
Supply zones: $400, $450, $500Demand zones: $150, $100, $50
The company behind the website, MindGeek, announced that it was allowing users to purchase premium subscriptions with privacy oriented cryptocurrency Verge (XVG). It has since expanded to allow users to pay with Tron (TRX) and ZenCash which has since rebranded to Horizen. Many believed this was the kind of move that would help spur mass adoption of cryptocurrencies, although data shows otherwise. Pornhub revealed through an email to The Next Web that cryptocurrencies do not even account for 1% of the purchases made on the website.
The move, first spotted by The Next Web, sees users who use MetaMask and head to 333ETH s address receive a warning message about the app, which claims their security could be at risk as the app tested positive on the Ethereum Phishing Detector, which includes malicious and compromised websites.Given the warning users are currently unable to use the website using MetaMask. Its developers have clarified they ll be adding an ability to bypass the block, as they have no intention of promoting censorship.
Additionally, the Constantinople upgrade is intended to make the necessary (and incremental) changes required for the Ethereum blockchain to scale effectively. Addressing the smart contract platform s severe scalability issues, Ethereum co founder Vitalik Buterin has said that the world s largest DApp network will eventually be able to process 1 million transactions per second (TPS).Moreover, the Constantinople hard fork is expected to make adjustments to Ethereum s economic policy, which partly focuses on delaying the difficulty bomb (for approximately 12 months) often referred to as the Ethereum Ice Age.
Buterin added that the average educated person has heard of distributed ledger technology (DLT) by now at least once. He also remarked: The blockchain space is getting to the point where there s a ceiling in sight.
Last year, the digital currency industry saw the launch of numerous initial coin offerings (ICOs), which used the Ethereum blockchain to develop their platforms. Commenting on this viral trend, Kyle Chapman, a market analyst at venture capital firm Cosimo Ventures, said:When people saw the trends in ICOs as they kept going up, it #39;s easy to understand why people think this could be a long term store of value.
Here are two diagrams from IBM's website showing how the system is designed to work:
According to local news outlet China Times, Baidu has recently shut down some of its most popular cryptocurrency related forums, known as Post Bar services. Among the forums taken down are Digital Currency Bar and Virtual Currency Bar. When searching for these forums online, users are greeted with a message that reads:
According to a recently published video, the partnership will let Pornhub users pay for their subscriptions using cryptocurrency as if they were using a credit card without worrying about sending over payments every month.