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Ethereum’s Next Blockchain Upgrade Faces Delay After Testing Failure

Ethereum’s Next Blockchain Upgrade Faces Delay After Testing Failure Repercussions are being felt in the ethereum development ecosystem after an initial test of the platform’s forthcoming software upgrade, Constantinople, failed to deliver expected results. A system-wide change initially earmarked to go live in 2018, the code release, meant to introduce five …

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How a Left-for-Dead, $0.22 Crypto Asset Became a Lifeline for Activists

How a Left-for-Dead, $0.22 Crypto Asset Became a Lifeline for Activists “It exists everywhere.” That’s how Athens-based crypto enthusiast named “Sporos” describes faircoin – a tiny, $0.22 asset that in terms of daily trading volume, is barely a glitch on global cryptocurrency exchanges. Although it’s listed at number 1,134 on …

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Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Stalls on Testnet

Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Stalls on Testnet Ethereum’s main test network, Ropsten, is currently at a standstill. Code for ethereum’s upcoming hard fork, dubbed Constantinople, was set to be activated on Ropsten at block number 4,230,000. However, according to blockchain explorer sites such as Etherscan and Blockscout, the current Ropsten network is …

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Not Everyone Wants to Fix Bitcoin’s ‘Time Warp Attack’ – Here’s Why

Not Everyone Wants to Fix Bitcoin’s ‘Time Warp Attack’ – Here’s Why Bitcoin’s open-source developers don’t agree on many things, but you’d be forgiven if you thought something best known as an “attack” might be one of them. Still, there’s a divide forming in conversation surrounding bitcoin’s long-standing “timewarp attack” – …

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Constantinople Nears: Ethereum’s Next Hard Fork Is On Track for 2018

Constantinople Nears: Ethereum’s Next Hard Fork Is On Track for 2018 Open-source coders backing the ethereum project now say its next system-wide upgrade, Constantinople, is on track for November release. Revealed in a bi-weekly developers meeting Friday, attendees said the upgrade has already been coded into all major ethereum clients, …

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Nevada’s Utilities Agency Eyes Blockchain for Energy Credit System

Nevada’s Utilities Agency Eyes Blockchain for Energy Credit System The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, a government agency charged with supervising and regulating power utility services in the state, is looking to implement blockchain for its energy credit tracking system. The commission last month investigated whether a blockchain-based solution would …

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Liquid Goes Live: Blockstream’s First Bitcoin Sidechain Has Finally Arrived

Liquid Goes Live: Blockstream’s First Bitcoin Sidechain Has Finally Arrived Three years in the making, bitcoin’s first sidechain “Liquid” is now live. Launched by San Francisco startup Blockstream, Liquid is arguably the most advanced implementation of a technology called sidechains that’s long been a holy grail for bitcoin coders (though …

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