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Ethereum-Based Chat Platform Lays Off 25% of Staff Due to Crypto Market Decline

cointelegraph | 12-15-2018

Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff, saying that those roles are “non-essential” to the company’s long-term growth projects

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Tron DApp Usage Jumps 48% — More Than 1 Million Transactions Last Week

ccn | 12-15-2018

The TRON Foundation launched its TRC20 exchange this week. It is a place for people to exchange tokens issued on the TRON platform. The TRC20 exchange is located at TRX.market. The TRC10 token exchange is still on Tronscan, the primary block explorer and information service for the Tron ecosystem. TRC20 and TRC10 tokens can beThe post Tron DApp Usage Jumps 48% — More Than 1 Million Transactions Last Week appeared first on CCN

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Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Can Pay $10 Million for a 12-Night Stay in Space

bitcoin.com | 12-15-2018

The Orion Span project has plans to launch a space station that will be used as a luxury hotel. Its Aurora space station is set to launch in early 2022 and a 12-night stay on the craft will set you back $9.5 million. The space hotel says it has sold out its first six months of […]The post Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Can Pay $10 Million for a 12-Night Stay in Space appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Opera Adds Cryptocurrency Wallet To Its Android Browser

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

The browser could help cryptocurrency adoption, starting with Ethereum.

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Teen Bitcoin Millionaire: “Bitcoin is Pretty Much Dead”

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

One of the youngest cryptocurrency success stories has a rather bleak outlook for the leading digital asset, Bitcoin. Erik Finman became a millionaire in his teens by investing money that his grandmother had gifted him, starting as early as 2011. At the height of the Bitcoin bull market of 2017, Finman’s stack was worth an...The post Teen Bitcoin Millionaire: “Bitcoin is Pretty Much Dead” appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Despite Downsizing, Status Maintains Commitment To Building Core Ethereum Infrastructure

ethnews.com | 12-14-2018

Status recently laid off 25 percent of its staff and reduced wages for other employees. It says it's committed to delivering on its white paper, improving the app, and building core infrastructure.

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 14

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

The number of crypto users doubled by Q3 2018, according to new research. Does this signal a likely recovery in the near future? Let’s look at the charts

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Part 2: Ethereum vs NEO – Which blockchain has better scalability and security?

cryptoinsider | 12-14-2018

Ethereum (ETH) and NEO are among the most dominant decentralized application (dApp) development platforms. In this second part of our comparison of these two blockchain networks, we shall examine in detail the different approaches taken by developers of both Ethereum and NEO to upgrade their respective networks. Readers who would first like a broad overview […]The post Part 2: Ethereum vs NEO – Which blockchain has better scalability and security? appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Brazilian Premier League Soccer Club Launches Crypto 'Fan Tokens'

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

A soccer club from the Brazilian premier league, Atletico Mineiro, joins Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in launching its own “fan token”

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Ethereum Reaches 50 Million Unique Addresses

trustnodes | 12-14-2018

Ethereum has seen an increase of 15 million new unique addresses since May 2018, adding about 100,000 new unique addresses a day to now reach 50 million (pictured above). A...The post Ethereum Reaches 50 Million Unique Addresses appeared first on Trustnodes.

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Do We Really Want To Tokenize Everything? And Can We?

coinnounce | 12-14-2018

Published on CoinnounceOver the last year, there has been considerable discussion over the tokenization of physical assets. That is, having something tangible, like a bar of gold, represented by a token on a blockchain, like Ethereum or Bytom, so that there is an immutable record of ownership of the asset. This asset can then be traded or […]The post Do We Really Want To Tokenize Everything? And Can We? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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Bitcoin Cash falling to 0? Is BCH worthless?

coinnounce | 12-14-2018

Published on CoinnounceBitcoin Cash has been falling sharply since the hard fork happened last month which led to the generation of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision. Today, Bitcoin Cash price fell below Ethereum and this is for the very first time that BCH has fallen below ETH since its inception. Bitcoin Cash is currently trading around $79 while ETH […]The post Bitcoin Cash falling to 0? Is BCH worthless? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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Ethereum Chat Startup Status Lays Off 25% of Staff

coindesk | 12-14-2018

Citing the crypto bear market, Status.IM has laid off 25 staffers and asked remaining employees to take a pay cut.

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Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down

bitcoin.com | 12-14-2018

Digital asset prices have been dipping in value again after a few days of price consolidation. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency economy is awfully close to dropping under the psychological $100 billion market valuation. Furthermore, since our last markets update cryptocurrency global trade volumes are weaker than usual, with only $11.5 billion worth of […]The post Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis – December 14

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

On the short-term trend, the price of Ethereum is in a sideways trend. Since December 7, the cryptocurrency had been trading between the levels of $$85 and $100 in a tight range. The crypto's price has tested once the upper and lower price level.

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Porsche Arranges $170m Loan Using BBVA’s Blockchain Platform

ccn | 12-14-2018

Prestige car-maker Porsche has arranged a loan to back its proposed strategic acquisitions using Spanish-bank BBVA’s ever-developing distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. The loan, valued at €150 million (the equivalent of nearly $170 million USD) is, says a press release from BBVA: “The first acquisition term loan ever arranged through blockchain technology.” Acquisition term loansThe post Porsche Arranges $170m Loan Using BBVA’s Blockchain Platform appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin Cash Falls Below Ethereum’s Price for the First Time, is This the End For BCH?

trustnodes | 12-14-2018

The price of bitcoin cash has fallen below eth for the first time since the former came into existence on August the 1st 2017. Except for a brief period during...The post Bitcoin Cash Falls Below Ethereum’s Price for the First Time, is This the End For BCH? appeared first on Trustnodes.

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XYO Network Partners With Esri For Blockchain Enabled Geographic Information System

ccn | 12-14-2018

XYO Network, a blockchain-based geographic information system (GIS) with an Ethereum token and its own blockchain network, announced today a partnership with Esri, one of the world’s oldest and largest GIS systems and mapmakers, a company founded in 1969. The partnership came about when XYO hired a former Esri employee and the partnership became anThe post XYO Network Partners With Esri For Blockchain Enabled Geographic Information System appeared first on CCN

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Crypto Platform Revolut Receives Banking License from European Central Bank

cryptoglobe | 12-14-2018

Revolut, a UK-based financial firm that allows users to buy, sell, and store digital currencies such as bitcoin (BTC), XRP, and ethereum (ETH), has announced that it has received a banking license from the European Central Bank. Established in 2015, Revolut has managed to raise $336 million in order to develop its suite of financial products. The new banking license will allow Revolut to provide a broader range of regulated financial services to its clients. According to Revolut’s management team, there is some “behind the scenes” work that needs to be done, before the company can start offering full current accounts, overdraft protection, and various other traditional financial services.

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Bitcoin Cash Tanks 13 Percent as Major Cryptocurrencies All Fall Hard

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Bitcoin Cash tanks 13 percent as major cryptocurrencies all fall hard

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Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

cointelegraph | 12-14-2018

Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com, its Ethereum blockchain-based, decentralized identity platform

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Now It’s Official: German Stock Exchange Giant to Launch Crypto Trading by Q2 2019

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerNow It’s Official: German Stock Exchange Giant to Launch Crypto Trading by Q2 2019The second-largest stock exchange in Germany Boerse Stuttgart is working on the development of a new crypto trading platform.Now It’s Official: German Stock Exchange Giant to Launch Crypto Trading by Q2 2019

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Ethereum Price Struggles for Stability Below $90

themerkle | 12-14-2018

To gauge the overall cryptocurrency market sentiment, most people look to the top currencies ranked by market cap. As of right now, none of those markets look too appealing. In the case of Ethereum, the price continues to fall at a very rapid pace. As this currency is now valued at under $87 per ETH, […]The post Ethereum Price Struggles for Stability Below $90 appeared first on NullTX.

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Market Analysis Report (14 Dec 2018)

cryptocompare | 12-14-2018

MVIS-CryptoCompare Index | CryptoCompare’s CTO Talks About the Commercial API Journey | PayPal Gets Into Blockchain, But Only Internally Among Employees | UCLA Launches First Accredited Blockchain Engineering Course

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Bitcoin Price Showing Signs of Weakness, Loses $100 to Slip Below $3300

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerBitcoin Price Showing Signs of Weakness, Loses $100 to Slip Below $3300Bitcoin price continues to slip further making new lows. On Friday, Bitcoin corrected over 3.5% to go below $3300 levels. Bitcoin Price Showing Signs of Weakness, Loses $100 to Slip Below $3300

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Nowhere Left To Go: The Crypto Safe Haven

coinspeaker | 12-14-2018

CoinSpeakerNowhere Left To Go: The Crypto Safe HavenDaria Generalova, Managing Partner at ICOBox, marketing, PR & communications specialist, shares her clues into how investors can safely store their wealth amid today's economic turmoil. Nowhere Left To Go: The Crypto Safe Haven

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Industry’s first atomic swap between ERC-20 token and Bitcoin takes place

cryptonewsreview | 12-14-2018

A native asset and a non-native asset have taken part in the industry’s maiden atomic swap of its kind… By Manoj Sharma for CNR The TenX Summit witnessed an industry first last week. It happened when a developer’s group from a TenX research and development lab, CoBIoX, showcased an atomic swap between a native asset, […]The post Industry’s first atomic swap between ERC-20 token and Bitcoin takes place appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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Crypto Price Watch: Waves (WAVES) and Maker (MKR) Continue to Showcase Strong Market Support

themerkle | 12-14-2018

At press time, around 85% of the world’s top-30 altcoins lay in the red zone, with premier assets such as Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Stellar (XLM), Bitcoin SV showcasing losses of around 10%, 5% and 6% respectively (over the course of the past 24 hours). However, in the midst of all this chaos, crypto coins such […]The post Crypto Price Watch: Waves (WAVES) and Maker (MKR) Continue to Showcase Strong Market Support appeared first on NullTX.

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Ethereum Price Analysis: Ether Burns to a Crisp

bitcoinist | 12-14-2018

Ethereum has turned into an unattended dumpster fire. Let’s take a look at the Ethereum price analysis and see what it will take to turn the price around. Ethereum Price: Market Overview 2018 has been a rough year for Ethereum price and at the moment it doesn’t look like the situation will improve. Of the top 5 cryptocurrencies, ETH price disintegration has been nothing short of harrowing and with the ICO market being declared dead byRead MoreThe post Ethereum Price Analysis: Ether Burns to a Crisp appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Bitcoin drops to $3200. $2500 next for BTC?

coinnounce | 12-14-2018

Published on CoinnounceToday, bitcoin experienced a massive selling volume which let to the price of bitcoin falling down to $3200 which is a yearly low for BTC. With the price of bitcoin falling, other major altcoins such as ETH and BCH also fell sharply against USD and other fiat currencies. The price of BCH has been falling […]The post Bitcoin drops to $3200. $2500 next for BTC? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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Bitcoin Price Drops to New Yearly Low at $3,200: What’s Causing the Decline?

ccn | 12-14-2018

On December 14, following a fairly large sell-off from the $3,400 region, the Bitcoin price dropped to a new yearly low at $3,200. As Bitcoin (BTC) declined in value, other major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) experienced large losses against the U.S. dollar, with BCH falling by more than 11The post Bitcoin Price Drops to New Yearly Low at $3,200: What’s Causing the Decline? appeared first on CCN

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Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Could Extend Losses Below $80

newsbtc | 12-14-2018

Key Highlights ETH price failed to recover above the $90 resistance and declined recently against the US Dollar. There is a new connecting bearish trend line formed with resistance at $89 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is likely to decline further below the $83 and $80 support levels...The post Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Could Extend Losses Below $80 appeared first on NewsBTC.

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The Future of Crypto

bitcoinist | 12-14-2018

When the crypto bull market was still in session, the next big thing for Wall Street was set to be Ethereum futures. Now it seems they’re back on the menu.  Futures contracts were originally invented so that farmers and merchants could hedge costs before engaging in a specific venture. For example, imagine you want to drill oil and you more or less know your production costs but don’t want to take the risk that theRead MoreThe post The Future of Crypto appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Crypto Protocol Wanchain Integrates MakerDAO’s Dai Stablecoin

ccn | 12-13-2018

For a particular set of crypto users, the need for centralized exchanges is one of the biggest stumbling blocks on the road to a completely decentralized future. Not everyone is going to prefer to use Bitcoin, and not everyone is going to prefer to use Ethereum. Indeed, not everyone is going to prefer any cryptocurrency.The post Crypto Protocol Wanchain Integrates MakerDAO’s Dai Stablecoin appeared first on CCN

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The HTC Exodus 1 ‘Blockchain Phone’ is Here and It’s Underwhelming

bitcoinist | 12-13-2018

This week saw the first reviews of the HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone, as ‘Genesis Block’ pre-orders started to ship. However, threatening to steal HTC’s thunder came crypto-related trademark applications from Samsung, amid speculation features may arrive early next year. HTC Exodus Arrival So it’s finally here; 7 months on from its announcement in May, the first units of the HTC Exodus 1 have shipped. Throughout those 7 months, hyperbole has flowed, but actual detailRead MoreThe post The HTC Exodus 1 ‘Blockchain Phone’ is Here and It’s Underwhelming appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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New York venture capitalist suggests Bitcoin and Ethereum are ‘fundamentally oversold’

cryptonewsreview | 12-13-2018

Is now the time to jump into the world of Ethereum and Bitcoin? by Manoj Sharma for CNR The author of the best-selling book Cryptoassets and a popular New York Venture Capitalist, Chris Burniske, believes that the current bear market of Bitcoin and Ethereum could be the best time to invest in the ecosystem. According […]The post New York venture capitalist suggests Bitcoin and Ethereum are ‘fundamentally oversold’ appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

bitcoin.com | 12-13-2018

On Thursday, Dec. 13, digital payments platform Revolut announced that the company has been approved for a banking license in Europe by the region’s central bank. According to Revolut, the license will help it provide better access to digital currencies and also offer traditional banking services. Also read: Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions […]The post Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Bitcoin Falls Below $3,500, Analyst Claims Likelihood of a Bounce is Diminishing

newsbtc | 12-13-2018

Bitcoin has been unable to stabilize above $3,500 which has led to a widespread sell-off that has sent most cryptocurrencies down 2% or more. Despite today’s drop, many altcoins have been able to maintain their recently established levels of support. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down 1.8% at its current price of...The post Bitcoin Falls Below $3,500, Analyst Claims Likelihood of a Bounce is Diminishing appeared first on NewsBTC.

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South Korean Internet Giant Kakao Invests in Blockchain Startup Orbs

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

South Korea’s largest messaging app operator, Kakao, has invested in Israeli blockchain startup, Orbs

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Mass Attack on Ether Wallets Underway on Well Known Port 8545 Attack Vector

cryptoglobe | 12-13-2018

A well-known Ethereum Geth node attack is again targeting vulnerable users, as it has done already several times this year and last. Although easily closed, tens of millions of dollars have been stolen already this year from the exploit.

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Bitcoin Price Near $3,400, Wider Crypto Markets See Another Mild Slump

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

After experiencing a small rebound yesterday, crypto markets are seeing another mild slump today, Bitcoin hovers around $3,400

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Ethereum Price Stabilizes at $90 Following Opera Wallet News

themerkle | 12-13-2018

It has been a very difficult year for Bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies. Ethereum, while once considered a rival to Bitcoin’s market cap, has lost over 90% of its all-time high as well. The uptrend still hasn’t materialized, albeit there is a lot of hope for the upcoming Constantinople hard fork. Assuming that doesn’t get […]The post Ethereum Price Stabilizes at $90 Following Opera Wallet News appeared first on NullTX.

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Opera Releases ‘Web 3-Ready’ Android Browser With Ethereum, DApp Support

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Opera browser has launched its “Web 3-ready” browser for Android, with crypto wallet integration, support for Ethereum and interactions with DApps

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Now is ‘Best Opportunity Of The Year’ to Buy Bitcoin, Says Weiss Ratings

bitcoinist | 12-13-2018

International rating agency Weiss Ratings has recommended now as the best time to buy Bitcoin, saying it represents cryptocurrency’s “least speculative investment.” Weiss Says Bitcoin Buy Level Near As part of a series of tweets December 11, Weiss, which has produced mixed messages about its opinion of Bitcoin in the past, now said it is “here to stay.” “(Bitcoin) is getting to such low levels that it’s becoming one of the best buying opportunities ofRead MoreThe post Now is ‘Best Opportunity Of The Year’ to Buy Bitcoin, Says Weiss Ratings appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Nearly 40% of All BCH Are on the Move, Close to 14 Million Bitcoin Cash Transferred

trustnodes | 12-13-2018

An incredible 13.6 million bitcoin cash has been on the move in the past 24 hours, worth close to $1.4 billion. While BCH usually stands far behind eth in daily...The post Nearly 40% of All BCH Are on the Move, Close to 14 Million Bitcoin Cash Transferred appeared first on Trustnodes.

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First-Ever Lightning Network Based ERC-20 Token for Bitcoin (BTC) Atomic Swap Conducted

cryptoglobe | 12-13-2018

A team of developers working for TenX, a crypto payment solutions startup, recently demonstrated the first atomic swap between TenX’s PAY token, a non-native asset, and Bitcoin (BTC), a native asset. TenX’s demonstration came during the TenX Summit, which was held on December 7th, 2018. A non-native asset is a coin or token that is not the base currency for a blockchain network. For instance, ether (ETH) is the native asset on the Ethereum blockchain, while other tokenized assets that are created according to a protocol (defined by Ethereum) are referred to as non-native assets.

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New Opera with Built-In Ethereum Crypto Wallet Gets Instant Positive Feedback

coinspeaker | 12-13-2018

CoinSpeakerNew Opera with Built-In Ethereum Crypto Wallet Gets Instant Positive FeedbackThe new ‘Opera Web 3.0’ browser with built-in Crypto Wallet was rolled out on December 13. The development lets users transact online payments using cryptos.New Opera with Built-In Ethereum Crypto Wallet Gets Instant Positive Feedback

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Ethereum Hacks on the Rise Again as Price Remains Below $100

cointelegraph | 12-13-2018

Port scanning attacks mean some Ethereum users and miners can lose their holdings to hackers

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Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades to Support Constantinople Hard Fork

coinspeaker | 12-13-2018

CoinSpeakerEthereum’s Geth Software Upgrades to Support Constantinople Hard ForkGeth, the standalone client version of Go Ethereum, has been updated such that it supports the changes needed for the Constantinople upgrade planned by Ethereum core developers to take place in January 2019.Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades to Support Constantinople Hard Fork

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Why Ethereum Co-Creator Isn’t Worried About ConsenSys Being Profitable for a While

livebitcoinnews | 12-13-2018

Joseph Lubin is the co-creator of Ethereum and the CEO of ConsenSys, a blockchain venture studio. In a recent interview, Lubin explained what ConsenSys has been up to as of late, and why it doesn’t matter if the company isn’t as profitable as it once was. Ethereum Gets Its Grand Entrance Lubin first met Vitalik...The post Why Ethereum Co-Creator Isn’t Worried About ConsenSys Being Profitable for a While appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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