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Proof-of-Stake Could Lead to Crypto Banking. Let’s Avoid That

Proof-of-Stake Could Lead to Crypto Banking. Let’s Avoid That Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. ___________ With …

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ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem

ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem Despite recent belt-tightening at Brooklyn-based ethereum venture studio ConsenSys, the company’s investment arm is ramping up outreach to independent startups. ConsensSys Ventures, headed by managing partner Kavita Gupta, announced two new investments on Thursday: $1 million in the …

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

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 …

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Ethereum Clients Release New Software In Wake of Hard Fork Delay

Ethereum Clients Release New Software In Wake of Hard Fork Delay Major ethereum clients, including Go-Ethereum (Geth) and Parity, have released software updates following an earlier decision to delay the planned system-wide upgrade dubbed Constantinople. The upgrade was postponed Tuesday during a developers call, a move that came after blockchain …

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Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Faces Delay Due to Security Vulnerability

Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Faces Delay Due to Security Vulnerability Ethereum’s long-anticipated Constantinople upgrade has just been delayed after a critical vulnerability was discovered in one of the planned changes. Smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity flagged Tuesday that Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1283, if implemented, could provide attackers a loophole in …

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The ‘Thirdening’ Approaches: How to Watch Ethereum’s Fork as It Happens

The ‘Thirdening’ Approaches: How to Watch Ethereum’s Fork as It Happens The world’s third largest blockchain by total value, ethereum, is about to upgrade its code. Named Constantinople, the system-wide upgrade, or hard fork, is set to enact several tech improvements, most designed to increase usability and improve smart contract …

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Web 3.0’s Crypto Winter Mission: Keep Our Heads Above the Hype

Web 3.0’s Crypto Winter Mission: Keep Our Heads Above the Hype Jutta Steiner is the founder and CEO of Parity Technologies, a blockchain infrastructure and innovation focused company building platforms and applications. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. The past year has seen an onslaught …

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What to Expect When Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Happens

What to Expect When Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Happens “Cautious optimism.” That’s how Hudson Jameson, developer relations for the Ethereum Foundation, described the mood in the run-up to ethereum’s fifth planned system-wide upgrade, Constantinople. Expected to activate next Wednesday, Jan. 16 at about 12:00 UTC, Constantinople is a type of …

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