Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork to Come in Mid-January, Based on Dev’s New Agreement

Ethereum core developers have decided to activate the Constantinople upgrade at block 7,080,000. Ethereum (ETH) core developers have agreed to launch the long-awaited Constantinople  hard fork at block 7,080,000, as decided in a bi-weekly developers meeting on Friday, Dec. 7. The new agreement follows the previous decision to delay Constantinople fork for late January 2019 […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 26—Dec. 2: Satoshi Makes a New Friend, Buterin Gets Negative Over Centralized Blockchains

Ohio businesses can soon pay taxes in Bitcoin, while Nasdaq looks ahead to a Bitcoin futures launch. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week […]

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Oldest Swiss University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin

Switzerland’s oldest university, the University of Basel, has awarded an honorary doctorate to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin The University of Basel has granted an honorary doctorate to Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin, according to an official statement on the university’s website today, Nov. 30. The Faculty of Business and Economics of Switzerland’s oldest university has […]

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Report: Blockchain Deployment Could Add $3 Trillion in International Trade by 2030

A new study from the WTO has analyzed the potential and possible impact of blockchain technology on international trade. The World Trade Organization (WTO) released a report on blockchain technology’s effect on international trade today, Nov. 27. Per the study, blockchain’s economic value-add on a global scale could reach almost $3 trillion by 2030. “Blockchain […]

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Ethereum’s Buterin: Misapplication of Blockchain Tech Leads to ‘Wasted Time’

Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin said that the misapplication of blockchain tech in areas where it is not needed can lead to “wasted time.” Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin said that the misapplication of blockchain technology in some industries leads to “wasted time” in an interview with business news outlet Quartz published Nov. 26. Speaking at the […]

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Japanese Banking Giant, Others Donate $800K for Blockchain Course at University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo has launched a three-year blockchain course after a $800K donation from several companies. The University of Tokyo will launch a blockchain course following a donation of nearly  $800,000 from several companies, including Japanese banking giant Sumitomo Mitsui (SMBC) and the Ethereum Foundation, Cointelegraph Japan reports Nov. 21. In a Nov. 20 […]

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Hodler’s Digest, November 5-11: Star Trek’s Captain Kirk Defends ETH Decentralization, While Fake Elon Musks Overrun Twitter

The central bank is China comes out against crypto air drops, while a flood of fake Elon Musks take Twitter promising crypto giveaways. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, […]

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Scaling-Focused Blockchain Platform MultiVAC Claims ‘Breakthrough in Sharding’

Blockchain platform MultiVAC has published its sharding data, claiming to be on the path to “solving” blockchain scaling issues. Blockchain platform MultiVAC has claimed it has reached a “breakthrough” in the blockchain scaling technology sharding, according to a press-release Nov. 5. According to the company’s release, MultiVAC reported achieving 30,784 transactions per second (TPS) using […]

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