Ethereum

A Multi-Million Dollar Bet Ethereum's Proof-of-Stake Isn't Coming Soon

What if ethereum never switches its core consensus algorithm? It’s an idea that may sound blasphemous to developers building the world’s second-largest blockchain, where plans have long been laid for a transition away from bitcoin’s proof-of-work model to a more egalitarian alternative. Yet, entrepreneurs appear to be betting that between now and that bright future, a […]

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Ethereum News: Parity Technologies Adds Casper Code and Joe Lubin Invests in Competitor

In today’s edition of Ethereum news, we’ll cover the details of Ethereum Startup Parity Technologies adding Casper code to their blockchain toolbox and why Ethereum’s co-founder, Joe Lubin, invested in a competitor. Ethereum News: Parity Technologies and Casper Parity Technologies, an Ethereum startup, has just added an early version of the highly anticipated Casper code […]

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Ethereum Startup Parity Adds Casper Code to Custom Blockchain Toolbox

Parity Technologies has added an early version of ethereum’s hotly anticipated Casper code change to its blockchain development platform, Substrate. Released on GitHub yesterday, the code more specifically contains a mechanism to transition to the “Shasper” upgrade, that combines the platform’s in-house scaling solution, sharding, alongside its proof-of-stake consensus switch, Casper. “Shasper is combination of Casper and sharding. […]

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Ethereum Price Decline Hasn’t Hurt ICO-Funded Startups: BitMEX Research

Advertisement With the ethereum price sitting more than 80 percent below its all-time high in mid-September, the conventional wisdom said that startups who had raised funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs) were likely driving the sell-off. ICOs, after all, had been conducted almost entirely using ETH, leaving hundreds of startups sitting on a steadily-depreciating asset. […]

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Opera Has Built-in Ethereum Support, Major Browsers to Integrate Web 3.0

Advertisement Opera, the fifth most widely utilized browser behind Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari, has added built-in Ethereum support to its desktop app, enabling Web 3.0, an ecosystem that allows users can seamlessly interact with decentralized applications (dApps) and peer-to-peer systems on the blockchain. To utilize Ethereum-based dApps, users are required to have non-custodial wallets […]

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Austria Turns to Public Ethereum Blockchain for €1.15 Billion Bond Auction

Advertisement Austria will raise a total 1.15 billion euros in a federal bond auction on Oct. 2 using blockchain notarization, according to Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB), which oversees the auctions for issuing federal bonds as a neutral capital market participant for the Austrian Federal Financing Agency (OeBFA). The auction demonstrates Austria’s pioneering role in Europe for deploying […]