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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.


BitSE Launches Blockchain-Based VeChain Platform, Teams Up With PwC

Shanghai-based Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) company, BitSE, is opening possibilities for every industry with the official launch of VeChain, a cloud product management platform built on a blockchain, at a recent event in Shanghai. Due to a shared interest in expanding the use of blockchain technologies, BitSE is  collaborating with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to boost blockchain adoption in […]

Nov 29, 2016

Colu Announces Colored Coins and Lightning Network Integration

Colu, an Israeli provider of blockchain-based technologies, has built a version of Lightning Labs’ code that is compatible with Colored Coins. This would allow for the peer-to-peer (P2P) transfer of digital assets with effectively no verification time, a higher transactions-per-second (TPS) rate and almost no fees. Colored Coins is an open source Bitcoin 2.0 protocol […]

Nov 16, 2016

Legacy Film, Video Players “Open to Possibility” of Blockchain Tech, Says SingularDTV CEO

SingularDTV CEO, Zach LeBeau, believes that achieving a decentralized and equitable global film and video ecosystem is likely to result from building more, not fewer, bridges among blockchain, digital currency and legacy players. In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine, LeBeau confirmed that SingularDTV, which is building an entertainment industry ecosystem on the Ethereum blockchain, is […]

Nov 8, 2016

ConsenSys Anticipates Moving Ujo Music Blockchain Rights Management Offering to Beta

Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), the New York City-based blockchain venture production studio, plans to move its Ujo Music rights management and royalty payments platform into closed beta mode during 1Q 2017, according to Jesse Grushack, a ConsenSys Director and Ujo product lead. The Ujo Music “open music” platform is designed to concentrate artists’ identities and businesses […]

Nov 8, 2016

OKLink Launches Blockchain Remittance Network in Korea; Government to Institutionalize Digital Currencies

In October 2015 Bitcoin Magazine covered the launch of OKLink, an open digital wallet created by Chinese Bitcoin exchange OKCoin, designed to allow national and digital currencies to instantly transact across borders and currencies, with no fees. “We can hide Bitcoin technology in the background,” said OKLink Chief Strategy Officer, Jack Liu, “and that’s what […]

Nov 7, 2016

Augur’s REP Garners Solid Community Support Ahead of Platform Launch

Following months of speculation, Augur’s digital token Reputation (REP) was launched on October 4, with the core product platform slated to go live soon. Since REP’s launch, the token has seen a great deal of popularity within the community and is positioned eighth on CoinCap’s list of most valuable currencies. Augur is a decentralized prediction-market network […]

Oct 21, 2016

Op-Ed: Yuan Internationalization Will Lead to Growth for Bitcoin

On October 1 of this year, the IMF added the Chinese Yuan (CNY) to the Special Drawing Rights basket of currencies. Only Big Boy currencies are included, and now China is part of the club: USD, GBP, JPY, EUR and now CNY make up the basket. The IMF could not ignore the currency of the […]

Oct 7, 2016

BlockApps Expands Ethereum’s Presence in China; Announces New Funding and Key Partnerships

Ethereum is gaining ground in China as innovators have announced key developments and partnerships during International Blockchain Week in Shanghai. BlockApps, an enterprise blockchain platform developer specializing in Ethereum technology, has unveiled today a pre-Series A funding round led by Fenbushi Capital, with participation from Black Pine Capital and its affiliate Jen Advisors, the Novogratz […]

Sep 23, 2016

Sztorc: Digital Cash and Prediction Markets Share Similar Histories

Bloq Economist and Bitcoin Hivemind creator Paul Sztorc has been fascinated with prediction markets for many years, and he views these mechanisms for the creation of “event derivatives” as an essential public good. Although Sztorc had been a supporter of centralized prediction market InTrade in the past, he now sees the need for a blockchain-based […]

Sep 12, 2016

SingularDTV: A Decentralized “Netflix” on Ethereum

The team behind SingularDTV, a blockchain-based digital content distribution and management platform, is planning the launch of a decentralized system in which artists and digital content creators can build, monetize, protect and manage their creations using the blockchain technology. Based on the Ethereum network and the ConsenSys venture production studio, SingularDTV relies on a tokenized […]

Sep 1, 2016

Ethereum Classic Community Navigates a Distinct Path to the Future

Ethereum Classic started off as what is perhaps best described as a protest movement, opposing a (perceived) bailout of Ethereum’s leaderless investment venture, The DAO. But the brand new cryptocurrency, which is actually the continuation of the pre-hard forked Ethereum chain, has since surprised many. Its currency, classic ether (ETC) has garnered a spot among […]

Aug 19, 2016

Lightning Fast Raiden Network Coming to Ethereum Blockchain

Scalability is one of the main challenges faced by distributed ledger technology. It is widely felt that in order to challenge traditional payment networks and assume a key role in the decentralized future of the internet, blockchains must find ways to radically improve their throughput, measured in number of transactions per second. “Today’s representative blockchain […]

Aug 12, 2016

Ethereum Experts Debate Merits of Two Ethereum Chains

Although a large proportion of the Ethereum community believed the recent hard fork would result in one chain that the entire community could get behind, it’s clear that a segment of Ethereum enthusiasts would like to see a strict adherence to the original concept of code as law. Ethereum Classic is the original Ethereum blockchain […]

Aug 5, 2016

Smart Contracts Alliance Aims to Help “Change the Landscape of Modern Business”

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association dedicated to promoting the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain technology, has announced the launch of the Smart Contracts Alliance (SCA), an industry initiative to promote the real-world application of smart contracts, educate and enhance the understanding and adoption of smart contracts, provide a […]

Aug 4, 2016

How the Great Schism Can End Badly for Both Ethereum Chains (Part 3 of 3)

Ethereum Classic is dominating the cryptocurrency news cycle. After a slumber of some days following the Ethereum hard fork that refunded investors of the raided DAO, the unforked and re-named Ethereum blockchain and its native token classic ether (ETC) surged. Exchanges enabled trade in the digital currency, investors bought in, miners pointed their hardware to it, […]

Jul 31, 2016

How the Great Schism Can End Well for Ethereum One (Part 1 of 3)

Ethereum Classic is dominating the cryptocurrency news cycle. After a slumber of some days following the Ethereum hard fork that refunded investors of the hacked DAO, the unforked and re-named Ethereum blockchain and its native token classic ether (ETC) surged. Exchanges enabled trade in the digital currency, investors bought in, miners pointed their hardware to […]

Jul 30, 2016

Urbit: The Bold Pitch to Re-Decentralize the Internet, on Top of the Internet

Urbit, the computing platform described as a “city in the cloud” by its inventors, raised more than $200,000 in four hours through a crowdsale last week. While the crypto-space has seen many spectacular crowd-sales, some more dodgy than others, Urbit has been able to excite leading venture capitalists and executives in the space, including BitGo’s […]

Jul 11, 2016

Holy DAO! Reflections on the $155 Million (And Growing) Autonomous Behemoth

DAO: a distributed, autonomous corporation.  (A backgrounder can be found here.)   Just more than a year ago, as I was completing work on Augur, a couple of old friends proposed to me a crypto-equity crowdfunding entity. It would be structured similar to “The DAO” currently being flooded with ether right now. I was skeptical, to say […]

May 20, 2016

The DAO Raises More Than $117 Million in World’s Largest Crowdfunding to Date

A new entity called The DAO, based on Ethereum, has raised more than $100 million since late April and will use the funds to support projects in the sharing economy. The DAO wants to be a model for a new kind of organization, created and run using blockchain software rather than conventional corporate structures. The […]

May 16, 2016

Akasha Project Unveils Decentralized Social Media Network Based on Ethereum and IPFS

Akasha, a next-generation social media network powered by Ethereum and the InterPlanetary File System, was unveiled on May 3 ‒ World Press Freedom Day. The signups for the alpha release are open. The project is the brainchild of Mihai Alisie, cofounder of Bitcoin Magazine. The Akasha, a Sanskrit word, is the unseen medium that pervades […]

May 6, 2016

Exploring the Centralization Risks of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

For the vast majority of Bitcoin Core contributors, the Lightning Network is viewed as the best option for scaling Bitcoin to many millions of new users. But the system has not yet been implemented on the Bitcoin blockchain, which has left many to wonder whether it is wise to put so much hope and reliance […]

May 5, 2016