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Ethereum Startup Aragon Weighs Launching a Second Network on Polkadot

Ethereum startup Aragon is considering building a second network on the blockchain interoperability protocol known as Polkadot. While the firm stressed that it still intends to launch the Aragon Network on the ethereum blockchain this year, CTO Jorge Izquierdo revealed at its Aracon conference this week that it may additionally launch aragonOS, a framework to build […]

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A Bitcoin-Backed Stablecoin Has Launched on the Ethereum Blockchain

A new token backed one-to-one with bitcoin is now live on the ethereum blockchain. “Wrapped BTC” (WBTC) officially launched its ERC-20 token Wednesday evening. The project was first unveiled in October as a joint initiative between decentralized exchange startups Kyber Network and Republic Protocol, as well as cryptocurrency custody company BitGo. As stated on the […]

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Levi Strauss, Harvard Trial Ethereum Tech to Track Factory Workers’ Welfare

Harvard University, jeans giant Levi Strauss and U.S. think-tank New America are investigating blockchain as a means to improve labor welfare. New America announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of State has granted $ 800,000 for a pilot project that will develop a blockchain-based system to track the working conditions of factory workers. The first phase […]

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Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2019, 15:40 UTC): Constantinople hard fork activation has been set for block number 7,280,000, scheduled to hit on February 27th, according to developer Péter Szilágyi. Ethereum core developers have proposed activating Constantinople – a planned system-wide upgrade that was called off earlier this week – in late February. Also called a hard fork, […]

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Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a template involving its open-source interoperability protocol, Ion. The hackathon will take place at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in […]

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ICOs Raked in $13 Billion Despite 90% ETH Price Drop, New Research Finds

ICOs made almost $ 13 billion in profits from their token sales despite the 2018 cryptocurrency bear market, new research from BitMEX reveals. BitMEX: ICO Issuers ‘Gave Themselves $ 24 Billion’ Published January 16, the third instalment of the trading platform’s dedicated series on ICO statistics also suggests ICO teams “gave to themselves” tokens worth […]