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Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer. A cryptocurrency wunderkind, he is known for co-founding Bitcoin magazine and Ethereum. When he reached 23 years old, Ethereum became the second-most valued cryptocurrency platform after Bitcoin with a market cap of over $65 billion. Since then, the cryptocurrency community has kept a keen eye on Vitalik as its boy genius. 

Buterin was born in January 31, 1994, in Kolomna, Moscow Oblast, Russia. He moved to Canada with his parents at the age of 6. At a young age, he showed signs of spectacular skills, with the alleged ability to calculate three digit multiplications faster than any human being of his age. This prodigy-like character lend to his being somewhat of an oddball amongst his peers. The isolating social scenario of being treated like an oddball math genius and an immigrant led to Vitalik spending more time on the internet. Dmitry Buterin, his father, is also a computer scientist. Naturally, Vitalik began to show a predisposition towards programming, economics and mathematics. He completed his schooling at the Aberald School in Toronto with a goal to make learning a vital drive in his life. Learning did not only mean academics or programming, since he has also spent a lot of time and effort into World of Warcraft. Along this line of passionate learning, he ventured into the world of cryptocurrencies. 

After hearing about Bitcoin from his father, Vitalik began researching and writing about cryptocurrencies. This started with an online project of selling articles for Bitcoins on various forums. The project eventually became Bitcoin Magazine, the first publication dedicated to cryptocurrencies. He has also contributed to Ledger, a scholarly journal with research of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology. He then released the white paper for Ethereum in 2013, arguing that Bitcoin needed a scripting language for application development. Since then, Vitalik has been making history. From a fake death hoaxes to potentially being a crypto-ally with Vladimir Putin, Vitalik is one of the most important figures in the cryptocurrency space today. 

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Bitcoin Brawl: Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Takes on the Crypto Twitter Shills19.2
The euphoria that followed the bitcoin price’s climb to a new 2019 high above $11,000 couldn’t last forever, and it wasn’t long before some low-volume drama broke out over the weekend on Crypto Twitter. Seemingly apropos of nothing, Dan Held (@danhedl), a pal of Anthony Pampliano and legend of Bitcoin Twitter, reminded everyone that Ethereum mastermind Vitalik Buterin had once tried to raise money...
PR: Legislators Support V20 Summit in Response to New FATF Rules
[Osaka, Japan, 18 June 2019] Legislators have shown their support for the V20 Summit which is set to take place alongside the G20 Leaders Summit in Osaka, Japan, 28 & 29 June 2019. The event will convene G20 representatives, national blockchain associations, the world’s leading Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) and legislators from jurisdictions to discuss implications and explore possible t...
Google + Cryptocurrencies
The competition in crypto business is high to the point that crypto companies/startups neglect to accomplish their objectives. Dozens of cases, this disappointment is because of the powerlessness to lift the site rank high and get the sweetest organic traffic. Search engine optimization for cryptoprojects is an unquestionable requirement, particularly with the furious rivalries. Doing SEO in this ...
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) Will Enable Faster Decision Making Tools For Leaders
We live in a world where technology is moving forward faster than ever. Blockchain, AI, DAOs, and Soft robotics, are some examples of disruptive technologies becoming adopted slowly by society to make their lives easier. People can argue in favor or against it about its ethical problem of taking away jobs. One thing is certain, it is a little late to stop it, you can only take advantage of it.
Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Slams Bitcoin SV: ‘Obviously a Complete Scam’49.2
By CCN: Ethereum wunderkind Vitalik Buterin maintained his hardline stance on Bitcoin SV in a recent interview, calling Craig Wright’s cryptocurrency a “complete scam.” Speaking with YouTuber Hardcore Crypto, Buterin left little room for interpretation regarding his thoughts on BSV. The Ethereum co-founder also gave his thoughts on decentralized exchanges and the worryingly centralized accumulatio...
Skin in the Game: Uncovering the Adult Industry’s Crypto Fetish
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Strides in Altcoin Launches Are Helping to Fuel the Crypto Bull Run22.8
After more than a year of waiting, it’s official — crypto is making a comeback. By midway through May, Bitcoin broke the $8k barrier, and the global crypto market cap hit its annual high of over $260bn. Although analysts aren’t predicting the same price mania we saw in December 2017, the overall market sentiment is still far more bullish than it has been in the last twelve months.
This AI-powered bot is learning how to tweet like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin30
There’s a new form of artificial intelligence that mimics Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin with alarming accuracy. Vitalik Boterin is a bot powered by machine learning (ML). It regularly tweets unique nuggets of wisdom that read eerily similar to the real deal, like this one. The idea that *all* problems can be solved by "maximalism" is to many people a familiar theme of this space; I call it "...
Vitalik Buterin Eyes Research on Privacy Coin Monero’s Traceability40.8
By CCN: Vitalik Buterin has expressed an interest in incorporating privacy features into Ethereum. He is partial to the ZK-SNARKS technology that is used in privacy coin Zcash. Nonetheless, his senses appear to be particularly keen about any developments surrounding privacy protocols. This became clear when a research paper was published entitled: “FloodXMR: Low-cost transaction flooding attack wi...
William Shatner Beams Up Ethereum-Based Proof-of-Authenticity Token36
By CCN: William Shatner announced he’s partnering with Mattereum to launch an Ethereum-based system that authenticates and digitally transfers ownership of physical items including collectibles. He tweeted: “Today I am announcing that I am partnering with Mattereum and other technology creators to establish an authentication system, it establishes an irrefutable, internationally recognized proof o...
Bitcoin’s Software Has Been Rolled Back Before
When Binance lost $40 million to hackers this week, the crypto community discussed reorganizing the chain after it was suggested by a developer from MIT. Many people were upset by this proposition, declaring that there was no way a coordinated effort with miners could be pulled off. However, most bitcoiners don’t seem to remember that a similar centralized decision was made in 2013, when Btc Guild...
Leading Altcoins Still Sluggish: Bitcoin’s Dominance Despite Failing $6,000 for Now
Looking just at the weekly graph of performance for the crypto-verse against the US Dollar, we can see a good seven-days with the weekend closing a speedy return above major points for many altcoins following the crypto pioneer. Ripple’s XRP, TRON TRX or IOTA (MIOTA) have stepped up and woken up from their slow movement attempting to keep up with ETH or BTC.
Crypto Tidbits: Elon Musk Tweets ‘Ethereum’, Square Sees Massive Bitcoin Demand, Facebook Cryptocurrency Nears7.4
Another week, another round of Crypto Tidbits. Over the past 72 hours, Bitcoin (BTC) has begun to rapidly pick up steam. As of the time of writing this, the cryptocurrency is currently trading at $5,800 on most major exchanges. It isn’t clear what catalyzed this surge, which has primarily materialized in BTC, not altcoins, but the past week has seen a string of positive developments come to light.
Ethereum co-founder predicted the bottom for bitcoin, the future looks bright for crypto78
Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum and one of the crypto titans, accurately called the bottom of the 2018 bear market. Amidst the mass layoffs and restructuring of ConsenSys, and contrary to the “epic amount of fear, uncertainty, and doubt” in the market, Lubin asserted the industry has a “very bright” and exciting future.
Top Blockchain Platforms to watch out in 2019
Blockchain technology came into existence when a paper titled “Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system” was announced by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. However, the word “blockchain” was never used in the paper specifically. The paper discusses a “peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” where network adds timestamps to the transactions by hashing them into a chain of hash-based proof-of-work.
Elon Musk Wants Crypto’s Best Ideas. Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Delivers 1351.6
By CCN.com: Elon Musk is getting deeper and deeper down the cryptocurrency habit hole. After yesterday’s mysterious tweet which read simply “Ethereum,” the Tesla chief then asked Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin for suggestions on what to develop on the blockchain platform. What should be developed on Ethereum? — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 30, 2019 Buterin responded with a list of 13 real-world u...
Vitalik Buterin schools Elon Musk on Ethereum’s best use-cases28
The most recent conversation between Elon Musk and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin seems to have shifted from trolling to legitimate discussion. Earlier this morning, the Tesla founder mysteriously tweeted “Ethereum.” Seven minutes later, he took it back with a cheeky “jk” (‘just kidding.’) Musk continued to poke fun, even after Buterin invited him to attend an Ethereum developer’s conference....
Retired Dogecoin CEO Elon Musk trolls Ethereum and its co-founder Vitalik Buterin36
Elon Musk has been trolling the Ethereum cryptocurrency and its co-founder Vitalik Buterin on Twitter. The Tesla founder simply tweeted the word “Ethereum” early this morning, but shortly later took it back (hehe). jk — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 30, 2019 In response, Vitalik invited Musk to an Ethereum developers conference in October, scheduled for somewhere in east Asia. Musk told Buterin to “...
Here’s Why Ethereum (ETH) Is in the Early Stages of a Possible Mega Rally
Despite low volatility, Ethereum (ETH) has been performing well over the past few weeks, but the cryptocurrency could go even higher in the long run. Because of this, believers and traders are ramping up as they reckon that the second most valuable coin is in the early phase of a super rally. At spot rates, the coin is changing hands at $155, down 10.1 percent in the last week after retracing from...
The Future of Mining and the Importance of ASIC Resistance
Mining is a staple aspect of major decentralized networks like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, etc.. Over the years, due to the profitability of earning block rewards, mining has become a business operation studded with billion-dollar companies like the infamous Bitmain. Proof of Work networks have evolved due to the rise of mining farms: fewer independent nodes are adding hash power to the netwo...
Money 2.0 Stuff: Are you not entertained?
For an industry so uniquely captivated by monetary policy, I was rather surprised to see Vitalik Buterin’s update to Ethereum’s Proof of Stake reward specification seemingly pass under the radar. With Ethereum researchers suggesting that Phase 0 of Serenity could arrive before year end, this latest announcement could be the closest thing we have to a credible commitment to Ethereum’s future, long-...
Craig Wright Wants to Prove He’s Bitcoin Creator Satoshi, In Court60
By CCN: Australian crypto entrepreneur Craig Wright insists he’s bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto and is eager to prove his claims in court. On April 14, Wright fired off several angry letters, threatening to sue crypto podcaster Peter McCormack and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Wright accused McCormack and Buterin of defaming him when they called him “a fraud” and said he was lying when h...
Vitalik Buterin in Free Speech Battle Cry Defends #DelistBSV21.6
By CCN: Vitalik Buterin is known first and foremost as the creator of Ethereum, but he’s also famous for his disdain of centralized exchanges. After previously wishing that centralized exchanges would all “burn in hell”, now Buterin is coming to their defense. In an exposition reminding the crypto community about the pillars of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Buterin tackles one of t...
Crypto Law Scene Gets Even Crazier: Craig Wright Responds To Bitcoin SV Debacle2
What a crazy few weeks its been for crypto law. Earlier this month the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), known for enlisting heavy-handed regulatory measures, finally cleared the waters about initial coin offerings (ICO), releasing a guidance document, opening a “Crypto Specialist” job position, and publishing a no-action letter against a blockchain project.
How a Crypto Newbie Spent a Year Traveling the World on a Single Bitcoin, Documenting (Almost) Everything14
In late August 2017, R.R. Hauxley, an architect from Portland, Ore., purchased one bitcoin for just north of $4,700. On September 1, he began a year-long journey that would take him to 20 nations total—from China to Ethiopia to Denmark—on that single bitcoin. Now he’s working on a documentary film, or perhaps even a series, about his travels, which coincided with bitcoin’s dizzying late-2017/early...
Blockchain And Entertprises — A Match Made In Heaven
As the world becomes increasingly digital, do not be surprised when you see more and more businesses upgrade their databases to a blockchain architecture. Not only is this nascent technology more efficient and secure than traditional data storage methods, but it is also faster and better for scaling, often allowing the latency of a network to fall several times while the transaction throughput inc...
Insiders: Ethereum Development Consortium ConsenSys Seeking $200M2
2018’s Bitcoin bear market hasn’t been kind to industry startups. Save for a few exceptions in Binance and BitMEX, crypto companies got slammed across the board. South Korean exchange giant Bithumb, for instance, was reported to have lost $180 million over 2018, partially as a result of a brutal hack that likely lost the platform business in large quantities.
Economists Are Missing A Trick With Crypto12
Economists have been reluctant to embrace crypto. A quick look at early publications on the Blockchain Research Network (a research database that I run) tells a tale familiar to any serious student. So far academics have mostly asked whether questions like “is bitcoin really  money?” and, unsurprisingly, this reductive line of inquiry failed to entice many actual economists.
USDT-Tron could be something special for the Crypto Ecosystem
The professional feud between the Tron Foundation’s founder, Justin Sun, and Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin is well-known. The full ‘battle’ can be read here on Chepicap or ToshiTimes. Depending on your philosophy, it seems like Justin appears to be winning on the surface. With USDT-Tron’s official launch be tomorrow, can a stablecoin put Tron (TRX) far ahead of its competition?
Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Becomes Parody of Himself in Bizarre Crypto Rap36
At the Community Ethereum Development Conference (EDCON 2019) in Sydney, Australia, Vitalik Buterin set an interesting precedent for prominent crypto developers: he got on stage and rapped about Ethereum scaling. Vitalik Buterin: Crypto’s Next Rap Genius? In case you’re wondering, this isn’t a punishingly delayed April Fools’ joke.  Here’s the proof: Buterin’s rap debut starts: “Proof-of-stake is ...
Here’s why Crypto needs more: scientists, solid foundations, real utility of apps, regulatory clarity, UX improvements, and Less Speculation, In-fighting, and drama
Over the past few years, famous cryptocurrency personalities have been attacking each other and their different views regarding specific issues and ideas on the future of the crypto space. However, for the crypto space to continue its development, there is a need to have more scientists, solid foundations, real utility apps, and so much more.
Polkadot, the parallel chain protocol
Polkadot has a rich history going all the way back to the founding of Ethereum. In 2013, Polkadot’s founder Gavin Wood was working for 0xlegal, a legal software provider, as its Director of Technology. Wood has been following Bitcoin for a couple of years and came across a story about Ami Taaki, the renowned anarchist revolutionary and Bitcoin contributor. He decided to reach out to Taaki and to h...
Ethereum Fundamentals Strong, But Analyst Warns Of ETH Pullback
According to Anthony Sassano, an Ethereum (ETH) fanatic and industry content creator, recently revealed that by many measures, his favorite blockchain is doing just fine. Inspired by a similar chart from Kevin Rooke, Sassano compared Ethereum’s fundamentals to those seen on May 22nd, 2017, when ETH surpassed $150 last. And taking one glance at the chart below, it is clear to see that there are dra...
Tron CEO Trolls (?) Vitalik, Teases Unlikely Ethereum Alliance21.6
Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun recently announced on the CryptoChick podcast that his crypto project would be officially collaborating with Ethereum. Wait, what? Justin Sun: Tron Will Collaborate with Ethereum This Year Justin Sun appeared on an episode of Rachel Wolfson’s TheCryptoChick podcast this week where he discussed the launch of the Tether stablecoin on Tron. While most of the podcast ca...
Vitalik Buterin Urges South Korea to Deregulate Blockchain, Embrace Crypto55.2
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and a bipartisan group of lawmakers urged the South Korean government to deregulate the blockchain industry. They say the current laws are overly restrictive and therefore, inhibit innovation. Buterin made the remarks while speaking at a meeting of the South Korean parliament, News1 reported. “Blockchain is a technology that can be run without cryptocurrencies, ...
Ethereum Creator Rips Crypto Conference for Hosting Bitcoin SV ‘Shills’26.4
Readers may remember the legendary moment last year when Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin responded to a talk by Craig Wright to call him a “fraud.” Buterin had endured enough of what he viewed to be baseless claims on the part of Wright, who at the time was talking about “dishonest miners” in the crypto economy. Bitcoin SV Proponents Rant about “Legal Ramifications” of SegWit As the year wore ...
Elon Musk Signals Boosts Dogecoin: Becomes First & Last Dogecoin CEO
While Elon Musk has yet to formally delve into the blockchain space, he has long been a fabled member of this community. Since finding his way to the headlines of the world’s media, the Tesla chief executive’s pro-innovation mindset has struck a chord with many enamored with cryptocurrencies. Musk’s vision to better society’s facets through innovation seemingly lines up with the raison d’etres of ...
Elon Musk Reveals His Favorite Crypto – Hint: It’s Not Bitcoin122.4
Billionaire Elon Musk has a favorite cryptocurrency — Dogecoin (DOGE). We knew Musk was a fan of crypto after he touted the brilliance of bitcoin, suggesting paper money would eventually disappear. His preference for Dogecoin comes as a welcome surprise and has emboldened the meme-happy community. After months of the crypto community trying to get Musk’s attention with the BTC Lightning Torch, the...
Our Five Favorite April Fools’ Crypto Jokes6
Like most other industries, crypto has humorous tendencies. Make no mistake, while many Bitcoin diehards are entrenched in a holy war against institutions, they have a propensity to have some fun, especially on April Fools’ Day. Now that what some call Crypto Fools’ day has come and gone, Blockonomi thought that it would be great to gloss over some this year’s funniest industry jokes.
4 things that concern Vitalik Buterin about moving Ethereum to Proof-of-Stake42
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin recently took to Reddit to discuss some of the biggest roadblocks ahead the network’s transition to Proof-of-Stake (PoS). According to Buterin, there are currently four major hurdles ahead of implementing Proof-of-Stake. Here they are: 1. Having lower than expected participation rates in validating 2. Stake pooling becoming too popular 3. Sharding turning out mo...
Blockchain’s Big Thinkers Embrace Market Radicalism8
Detroit, as much as anywhere else in America, is a lasting symbol of how free-market capitalism can create massive prosperity—and how it can fail catastrophically. In the first half of the 20th century, the auto industry, the innovation vanguard of its day, made the city a global titan. But since its 1950 peak, shifting market conditions (and a helping of ferocious racism) have cut Detroit’s popul...
Crypto Castle Was Once the Face of Bitcoin Mania. Now Things Are Different14
When was the top? When was the peak of crypto fever? Maybe it was on Dec. 17, 2017, when the price of bitcoin came close, so tantalizingly close, to kissing $20,000? Or maybe it was the glut of magazine covers like Fortune’s “BLOCKCHAIN-MANIA!” Or maybe when a certain boxer announced, while shilling an ICO, “You can call me Floyd ‘Crypto’ Mayweather”?
TRON Founder Justin Sun Mocks Vitalik Buterin in Ethereum Death Jab13.2
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is once again on the receiving end of Ton co-founder Justin Sun’s jibes. Early Sunday, Sun took to Twitter promising to build a monument in honor of Ethereum when TRON cryptocurrency vanquishes the second-largest coin by market cap. TRON is currently in the 11th position. In the same tweet Sun also ‘praised’ Buterin’s contribution to the blockchain sector. Howev...
Justin Sun Brags About 1M Twitter Followers, Thousands of Which Appear Fake13.2
It’s not just crypto exchange data that’s being manipulated. Tron Founder Justin Sun recently bragged about his popularity on Twitter, saying he was the “first one in crypto world to break through 1 million” followers. Indeed, Sun’s Twitter profile displays 1.01 million followers, which surpasses those amassed by many of his peers, including chief rival Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin, who boast...
Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries Volume 11 Tuur Demeester
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Ethereum V.S. Tron ‘War’ Continues; Justin Sun Looks To Memorialize Vitalik Buterin
One of the weirdest non-wars in the crypto space has continued, as Tron’s beloved leader, Justin Sun, has eclipsed one million followers on Twitter. In a recent tweet, the Ripple Labs alumnus, known for his flamboyant online person, remarked that when the Tron blockchain succeeds, he intends to build a monument. No, it won’t be a monument of Tron’s logo nor its avocado mascot (more on that later),...
Vitalik Buterin Clarifies Fiat Holdings: Analysis of Ethereum Founder’s Net Worth6
Vitalik Buterin, one of the most influential people in crypto and the figurehead behind Ethereum, recently clarified his fiat holdings in response to an analysis of his transaction history on his main wallet address. Based on Buterin’s cryptocurrency wallets, cash holdings from ETH sales, equity, and his annual salary, CryptoSlate estimates Buterin’s net worth at $79 million.
Ethereum Founder Vitalik Could Be Worth $100M+, Crypto Investor Speculates
Crypto investors are curious folk. Almost every stakeholder wants to know who Satoshi really is. So, it should come as no surprise that some have delved into blockchain data to determine the net worth/asset value of some of this space’s leading figures. Alex Sunnarborg, who heads cryptocurrency hedge fund Tetras Capital, recently divulged a bit about the financial status of Vitalik Buterin, the cr...
Vitalik Buterin Cashed Out Large Sums of ETH During 2017 Crypto Frenzy44.4
Ethereum mastermind Vitalik Buterin, who holds 350,000 ETH in his main wallet address, allegedly cashed out $40 million worth of ETH between June 2017 and February 2018. The findings came to light by Alex Sunnarborg, a founding partner of the crypto hedge fund Tetra Capital, who dug into Vitalik’s historical account data. The Breakdown of Vitalik’s ETH Movements According to Etherscan, Buterin has...
Blockchain Should Think More About Mobile And UX
Let’s face it — there is absolutely no way to deny that technology has absolutely revolutionized human civilization forever. While we used to work to create our own food through agriculture, we can now click on a device that fits in our pocket and has products and goods of all kinds shipped to our front doorstep within a day or two, and access information immediately and for free when it otherwise...
Booming Ethereum Price Good for Ecosystem: Founder Vitalik Buterin28.8
Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin was live from New York on Wednesday night. He was spotlighted in a live-stream interview with Laura Shin for the crypto journalist’s Unchained podcast, a sold-out event that was held at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Buterin remained diplomatic with his responses, even inserting bits of humor and moxie where appropriate. The blockchain pioneer field...
Where’s Ethereum 2.0 At? Vitalik Buterin Gives A Much-Needed Update4.6
Somehow, some way, a group of crypto crusaders managed to convinced Vitalik Buterin to grace the world’s first Ethereum Supermeetup, hosted at Token2049, with his presence. Justin Sun, the founder of rival blockchain Tron, may have been standing in the back of his room with a smirk on his face and a man-turned-avocado, but the Ethereum founder took to the stage anyway.
Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum Governance is Currently Underrated23.4
In the most recent episode of Into the Ether, Vitalik Buterin appears to discuss all things Ethereum. One of the subjects that came up was the Ethereum governance model. Eric Conner asked Buterin about on-chain governance models, and his thoughts on how Ethereum’s governance stacks up against them. Current Governance Model Underrated: Vitalik Buterin Buterin says that the current Ethereum governan...
The Ledger: Vitalik on Gaming and Ethereum’s Killer App, Mt. Gox CEO Not Guilty, Circle’s Jeremy Allaire4
I spent last week in Hong Kong at the Token 2049 conference, where I moderated a panel on cryptocurrency investing and caught up with dozens of entrepreneurs and investors in the industry. While the mood was a tad more somber than last year’s inaugural event (where it literally rained crypto), there was one subject people couldn’t stop buzzing about: gaming.
Ripple & Forte’s $100M Deal Aims to Take Blockchain Gaming Mainstream
The so-called “crypto winter” has slammed industry participants en-masse. But, there has been one firm that has been seemingly been left unfazed. The San Francisco-based Ripple Labs was recently revealed to have made a purportedly cash-only $100 million deal with a blockchain gaming upstart, which intends to build out a web of decentralized applications built by gamers, for gamers.
Cardano (ADA) Attempt to Break Above $0.4800: Latest News Summary
Per time of writing one of the only in the green among leading coins by market capitalization is Cardano (native token ADA  ranked 11th) counting 3.35% increase in the last 24-hours. Despite that it is lower compared to Yesterday (10th of March) the transaction volume of ADA is currently on the rise reaching for the big $40 mln ($39.1 mln present) on various crypto-exchanging platform.
Ethereum Creator Suffers Blowback for Proposing New Crypto Wallet Fees18
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has proposed a “sustainable” way to fund cryptocurrency wallet development: a tiny per-transaction fee that goes to the wallet’s developers. Ethereum Creator: Crypto Wallets Should Charge Transaction Fees In his view, the fee should be the smallest unit of Ethereum and should be a flat fee, rather than a percentage, so as not to “create a perverse incentive to not ...
Reviewing EOS’s Ongoing Development Since Its Mainnet Launch In June 2018126
EOS, a third-generation blockchain-based cryptocurrency platform designed to enable the “vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications,”, has “at least 260 projects being built” on its network. That’s according to Block.one, a Caymans Islands-headquartered technology company that raised a record $4 billion via an initial coin offering (ICO) in order to develop EOS, which has also b...
Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople Upgrade Set to Launch February 28th
Ethereum (ETH)–The long-anticipated launch of Ethereum’s Constantinople upgrade is set to occur later this week. Specifically, the update is scheduled to go live during Ethereum’s 7,280,000 mined block, which at the current rate of production should occur on Thursday Feb. 28. However, there is some variability in the exact timing of the update, given to the rise and fall of mining that could cause...
‘Tectonic Shift’: CasperLabs Nabs Ethereum Developer Vlad Zamfir18
CasperLabs announced that Ethereum developer Vlad Zamfir, the creator of CBC Casper, will be coming on as their lead architect. CasperLabs is working on a proof-of-stake blockchain. They don’t have much else about them out there; their website is still in landing page mode. Zamfir is the authority on CBC Casper. CBC stands for “correct-by-construction.” Vitalik Buterin explains it like this: CBC C...
The FBI Is Seeking Bitconnect Victims to Aid in its Investigations of the Ponzi Scheme
The Bitconnect ponzi scheme managed to rope in a lot of investors in the two year period it was operational. From February 2016 till January 2018, BCC was the coin that guaranteed profits for many investors. Some estimates put customer losses to around $1 Billion due to its eventual collapse. Bitconnect’s business plan allowed its investors to lend Bitcoin for interest.
Charles Hoskinson Cardano (ADA) Creator: We are Here For a Very Long Time
During YouTube’s Cryptocurrency Virtual Summit, the co-founder and creator of the 11th largest digital coin by market capitalization – Charles Hoskinson, also co-founder of Ethereum [coin lead by Vitalik Buterin], dug dipper into the progress which Cardano made until now since its debut and what kind of mindset does it take to run a project of this scale even during cold weather.
How to Invest Like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin32.4
If you’ve ever wanted to model your crypto portfolio after that of Ethereum wunderkind Vitalik Buterin, your chance has finally arrived. Buterin responded to an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit by disclosing his current crypto holdings and other financial interests. Based on Buterin’s statement, we can estimate that he owns less than $5 million in cryptocurrencies besides Ethereum and ETH-based t...
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An Advanced Guide to CryptoEconomics
Almost all cryptocurrencies today require their users to attach fees to their transactions. The miners then add transactions paying the highest fees into the blockchain and derive an income stream. This mechanism, dubbed as “fee market” is superficially appealing(as it’s driven almost entirely by such fees), and has led some to push hard for a blockchain vision.
As Decred Turns Three, It’s Still Set on Real Decentralization4
On this day in 2016, a new cryptocurrency project called Decred airdropped 840,000 tokens to 2,972 community members—four percent of the planned total supply. In the three years since, Decred has been quietly building one of the most interesting projects in crypto, largely ignoring the hype cycle and speculative bubble. Now, surrounded by the shattered dreams of a hundred ICOs, the project looks i...
Watch: Ethereum Creator Says Crypto Projects Like EOS & Tron are ‘Centralized Piles of Trash’51.6
At a recent cryptocurrency conference, Vitalik Buterin answered a question about whether an Ethereum upgrade would have “any transaction throughput goals.” Buterin took the opportunity to cast shade on Ethereum alternatives like EOS, NEO, and Tron. Ethereum Pioneer Throws Serious Shade at ‘Centralized’ Crypto Networks Buterin says: “So I’ve noticed a lot of misconceptions here. Because, like, ther...
Bitcoin Had a Fairer Launch Than Any Altcoin
What constitutes a fair coin launch? It’s a question that has had some of the brightest minds and brashest projects in the space debating the best way to kickstart a cryptocurrency. Every crypto, Bitcoin included, has attracted criticism over a distribution schedule that favored early adopters. To date, no other coin has come close to matching the egalitarianism of Bitcoin’s launch.