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The Ethereum blockchain is no stranger to high-level applications, dynamic change and dramatic developments. Here you will find the news necessary to make the most of the network.


Mastercard and Cisco Join Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) was recently joined by 34 new members, including Mastercard, Cisco, Scotiabank and the Government of Andhra Pradesh, bringing the total membership of the consortium to over 150 organizations. On July 18, 2017, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance published a press release claiming that — with the 34 new members and the […]

Jul 24, 2017

Dogecoin Creator Jackson Palmer Is Concerned About Ethereum’s ICO Bubble

The one of biggest stories in cryptocurrency is the speculative frenzy around the Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) launching on top of the Ethereum platform.

Jun 21, 2017

Interview: Vitalik Buterin on Scaling Ethereum, Its Popularity in Asia and ICOs

In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin discussed some of the scaling issues Ethereum is currently dealing with, the rising interest in Ethereum in Asia and his thoughts on the ICO ecosystem in general. In late May, developers from the Ethereum-based job market platform Ethlance introduced an issue its freelancers were struggling […]

Jun 8, 2017

SALT Enables Traditional Lending Secured by Cryptocurrency

A new startup in Denver, Colorado has set out to take on the blockchain-based lending market. Secured Automated Lending Technology, or SALT for short, is a membership-based financial enterprise with its eyes set on being recognized as the first lending platform to facilitate loans collateralized by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Touted as “traditional lending secured by […]

May 25, 2017

Social Messaging App Kik Will Bring Crypto Tokens to Teen Market

Chat platform Kik has revealed that it is launching its Kin token that will deliver the basis for a decentralized ecosystem of digital services. Ontario-based chat platform Kik, which has over 300 million active users registered worldwide, including around 40 percent of American teens, has announced today that it is launching its Kin token, a […]

May 25, 2017

EEA Adds New Members to Boost Future Ethereum Innovation

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has announced that 86 new members have joined the initiative that aims to bolster innovation around the Ethereum blockchain. The EEA, founded by corporate giants such as Microsoft, Intel and BP, views the Ethereum blockchain as a potential treasure trove of innovative opportunity. Ethereum cryptocurrency founder Vitalik Buterin has praised […]

May 22, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Bullish Outlook Continues As Resistance Levels Hold

As Bitcoin continues its bull run, the top alts by market capitalization have also made strides of their own. Ripple shot to new all-time highs (ATHs) this week and Litecoin has now activated SegWit, a block size and scalability protocol change. Litecoin will continue to receive further protocol upgrades made possible through SegWit activation. Ethereum […]

May 12, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Bullish Momentum Continues

Ethereum continues to have staying power as the #2 digital currency — over a quarter of Bitcoin’s market capitalization. Over the past 24 hours, the largest ETH/USD trading volume has occurred on Bitfinex and GDAX. These exchanges make up over half of this pair’s volume, so you’d expect to have the fastest and clearest signals […]

Apr 13, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Prepare for the Resistance

Altcoins like Ethereum are often thought as experiment labs for the possibilities of what changes could eventually be brought to Bitcoin. These changes are often done through a hard fork, a non-backward-compatible upgrade that separates a digital currency into two chains, one with the changes and one without. Miners and users decide which is more […]

Mar 20, 2017

Bitbank Weighs in on Ethereum

Bitbank Group is one of the largest Bitcoin companies in the world, encompassing all aspects of the Bitcoin ecosystem. This includes exchange, mining, finance, app development, hardware production and blockchain research. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, the Bitbank Group family is comprised of four companies — Bitbank, BW, CHBTC and Bter — totaling 200 employees in […]

Mar 13, 2017

Can Ethereum Classic Classic Become Ethereum Classic’s Ethereum Classic?

Ethereum Classic is preparing another hard fork. It was announced in statements published last week that the project’s development and mining community is committing to a change in its monetary policy by December of this year. Essentially a move to a new protocol, all current Ethereum Classic users and miners should have upgraded their software […]

Mar 8, 2017

Vega Fund Takes Another Crack at Ethereum-Based VC Platform

Vega Fund Wants to Be the First Truly Decentralized VC/Crowdfunding Platform on Ethereum Vega Fund wants to be a global, decentralized, crowd-managed venture capital and crowdfunding platform built on Ethereum. The project, still in its early conceptual development phase, has issued draft versions of its white paper and business plan. Vega developers, led by co-founders […]

Mar 7, 2017

Circle Still Uses Bitcoin — But Is Also Building on Ethereum

Circle Chief Evangelist Anders Brownworth, who previously taught blockchain technology at MIT, gave a presentation on day two of the 2017 MIT Bitcoin Expo in which he mainly focused on what Circle has been working on for the past few months. Circle is a mobile payments application that aims to make sending money to anyone […]

Mar 6, 2017

Startups, Banks and Tech Giants Launch Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

A group of blockchain startups, financial institutions and other blockchain innovators is launching the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) to build, promote and broadly support Ethereum-based technology. The collective, which includes Intel, Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, Banco Santander and ConsenSys, will also launch a reference architecture, named EntEth 1.0. “This body is going to work on standardizing […]

Feb 28, 2017

Title Deed Solution Leverages Ethereum Blockchain to Secure Top Finish in Dubai Hackathon

A Synechron Inc. team placed in the top three finalists out of 131 entries in its first ever hackathon: the global blockchain hackathon at the World Government Summit Blockchain Virtual GovHack in Dubai, UAE. The results were announced February 14, 2017. The Synechron team of five employees set out to solve the problem: How can […]

Feb 22, 2017

Op Ed: Why Ethereum’s Hard Fork Will Cause Problems in the Coming Year

After the embarrassing failure of the DAO in 2016, the Ethereum Foundation moved quickly to address the problem by implementing a hard fork. On July 20, 2016, the new code went into effect, reversing transactions that allowed a hacker to bleed $50 million  out of the $150 million venture fund in the wee hours of […]

Feb 3, 2017

Has This Ethereum Classic Developer Solved Proof of Stake?

In the quest for a reliable proof of stake algorithm, IOHK CEO and Ethereum Classic developer Charles Hoskinson believes his company has made a breakthrough. Charles Hoskinson was one of the original founders and the initial CEO of Ethereum, but left the project before Ethereum’s official launch in 2015. Along with another Ethereum veteran, Jeremy […]

Jan 25, 2017

Ethereum Classic Hard Forks; Diffuses ‘Difficulty Bomb’

If the split between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic wasn’t definitive before, it is now. Ethereum Classic, the project born out of rejection of Ethereum’s reversal of The DAO, hard forked today. With that, Ethereum Classic has implemented the biggest protocol change yet, and further differentiated itself from the Ethereum project. Most importantly, the hard fork — dubbed “Die Hard” — […]

Jan 13, 2017

Barry Silbert Shares Digital Currency Group’s Perspective on Ethereum; Announces Etherscan Investment

Digital Currency Group (DCG) is perhaps the most important company in the Bitcoin and blockchain ecosystem when it comes to early-stage investments. DCG has made over 70 investments in the digital currency and blockchain space thus far, and those investments involve startups from 25 different countries around the world. Although DCG has invested in many […]

Jan 9, 2017

Plantoids: The First Blockchain-Based Artificial Life Forms

At a first, superficial glance, a Plantoid is “a welded mechanical sculpture on display in a public space — an aesthetic ornament that exhibits its mechanical beauty and begs to be appreciated by the public.” But the sculpture is only the visible part of a new, blockchain-based Artificial Life (ALife) form. You can’t buy a […]

Dec 26, 2016

Ethereum Classic Forges New Path; Revamped Monetary Policy Could Be Next

Born as a rebellion against Ethereum’s hard fork to retrieve funds from The DAO after it was “hacked” last summer, Ethereum Classic has increasingly formed a unique identity since. The continuation of the “original,” pre-fork Ethereum project seems to be letting go of plans as established by the Ethereum Foundation, and instead navigates a distinct path forward. The development community around […]

Dec 13, 2016