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Bloqboard lets you lend others your hard-earned crypto – TechCrunch

Bloqboard lets you lend others your hard-earned crypto – TechCrunch Vitaly Bahachuk wants you to share your crypto. His company lets you lend cryptocurrency peer-to-peer via smart contract, ensuring you can send your buds some red hot Ether and, in theory, they have to pay you back. Further, it allows …

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SpankChain spanked – TechCrunch

SpankChain spanked – TechCrunch SpankChain, a cryptocurrency aimed at decentralized sex cams, has announced that a hacker stole about $38,000 from their payment channel thanks to a broken smart contract. They wrote: At 6pm PST Saturday, an unknown attacker drained 165.38 ETH (~$38,000) from our payment channel smart contract which …

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The collapse of ETH is inevitable – TechCrunch

The collapse of ETH is inevitable – TechCrunch Jeremy Rubin is currently a technical advisor to Stellar, a Bitcoin Core Contributor, investor and advisor to early-stage crypto startups, starting a company for Bitcoin scalability and privacy solutions, and a freelance consultant for cryptocurrency tech fundamentals and due diligence. Previously, Jeremy …

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions – TechCrunch

Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions – TechCrunch Sometimes smart contracts can be pretty dumb. All of the benefits of a cryptographically secured, publicly verified, anonymized transaction system can be erased by errant code, malicious actors, or poorly defined parameters of an executable …

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Crypto and venture’s biggest names are backing a new distributed ledger project called Oasis Labs – TechCrunch

Crypto and venture’s biggest names are backing a new distributed ledger project called Oasis Labs – TechCrunch A team of top security researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT have come together to launch a new cryptographic project that combines secure software and hardware to enable privacy-preserving smart …

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This smart contract scanner will ensure your token is tip-top – TechCrunch

This smart contract scanner will ensure your token is tip-top – TechCrunch A group of researchers at ETH Zurich have created an Ethereum smart contract scanner that will check your smart contracts for bugs, exploits, or potential problems. The researchers, Dr. Petar Tsankov, Dr. Hubert Ritzdorf, Prof. Martin Vechev, and …

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Fantasy sports platforms could have a big future in blockchain – TechCrunch

With the number of fantasy sports players in North America heading past 60m, and the industry said to be worth over $7 billion, fantasy sports games are clearly on the rise. On the web, the two biggest players are FanDuel and DraftKings, which between them control 90% of the market. …

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Blockchain engineers are in demand

Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. Over $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone. Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 jobs openings for every single blockchain …

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People have spent over $1M buying virtual cats on the Ethereum blockchain

Launched a few days ago, CryptoKitties is essentially like an digital version of Pokemon cards but based on the Ethereum blockchain. And like most viral sensations that catch on in the tech world, it’s blowing up fast. Built by Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio AxiomZen, the game is the latest …

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