Vitalik Buterin Proposes Privacy Solution for Ethereum (ETH) Transactions

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, has proposed a new implementation for Ethereum that would provide a degree of anonymity to ‘one-off’ ETH transactions. With cryptocurrency adoption gaining steam throughout the first half of 2019, some of the industry focus is beginning to shift on towards privacy and protecting the anonymity of cryptocurrency users–all while maintaining […]

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‘Tackling Real World Issues’: Hackers at ETH New York Build Apps Geared Towards Social Change

If building decentralized financial applications was the motto topic of Ethereal, the ethereum hackathon ETH New York was all about discussing the social impact of such applications. Speaking to a group of high school students at ETH New York, Mariano Conti – head of smart contracts at the MakerDAO Foundation – asked foundational questions surrounding […]

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Just 376 Individuals Hold 33% of All Ether Cryptocurrency: Chainalysis

A third of all ether, ethereum’s native cryptocurrency, is owned by just 376 whales as of May 1, new research indicates. Blockchain analysis startup Chainalysis published a study on Wednesday, indicating that, while these 376 individuals control 33 percent of the circulating supply in 2019, that number is actually down from levels seen in 2016 and […]

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‘Facebook Coin’ Will Be More Like Bitcoin Than Starbucks Rewards, Says Analyst

Speculations about the purpose of Facebook’s planned digital coin are getting wilder. Ignoring key features like independence and decentralization, one analyst predicts that ‘Facebook Coin’ would look more like Bitcoin or Ethereum than your Starbucks reward points. Facebook Coin Might Encourage Viewing Ads With growing interest, many are trying to envision Facebook’s planned ‘FaceCoin.’ Lacking […]

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‘Shocked He Went There:’ Crypto Takes Sides On Binance’s Alleged Bitcoin Reorg Plan

Cryptocurrency’s best-known figures continue to debate exchange Binance’s handling of its $40 million hack amid claims executives planned to undo past Bitcoin transactions.  Binance CEO Rejects Reorg In a lengthy debate still playing out on social media, Binance received mixed reviews after CEO Changpang Zhao appeared to suggest there was a plan to conduct a […]

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