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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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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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Our goal here at Blockonomi from the very start has been to provide indepth knowledge about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, over the years we have strived to cover as many different topics as possible aimed at complete beginners in these fields up to more advanced topics. Our education section now holds over 180 articles on topics such as wallets, consensus protocols, technological advances and m...
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.
Ethereum vs Bitcoin: What are the Differences?28
Bitcoin and Ethereum are the two most well-known cryptocurrencies today, with the former the legacy cryptocurrency created by the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and the latter proposed by Vitalik Buterin in 2013. Although both cryptocurrencies have several similarities, their designs are distinctly different and the application of their networks are tailored towards different use cases.
Crypto Tidbits: BitGo Launches Bitcoin Trading, Ethereum’s Lubin Joins ErisX, Cryptopia Hacked6
Although Bitcoin (BTC) and its crypto asset brethren have effectively stabilized, seeing little-to-zero movement, this industry’s startups have continued to make strides in an array of directions. Some preeminent companies made monumental steps forward, while others took devastating steps back. Regardless, the bottom line is that the crypto sector hasn’t slowed, contrary to sentiment touted by cyn...
Ethereum Constantinople Delayed Until February 27th (Last Date of VanEck Bitcoin ETF Verdict)
Earlier this week, Ethereum World News reported that Ethereum’s long-planned Constantinople blockchain upgrade fell upon hard times, with developers drawing attention to an error in the protocol’s code, which would purportedly allow malicious attackers to drain ETH from smart contracts. As this news propagated, the market fell, with Ether falling by upwards of 5% in a few hours’ time.
Crypto Impersonation Scammers on Social Media Raked in Millions in 2018
Over the last two years, as cryptocurrencies gained mainstream attention, scammers have become far more prevalent. One particular social media scam that can be found on prominent websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is the impersonation of well-known crypto industry executives and blockchain luminaries. Unfortunately even a verified account means nothing these days and these giant corpora...
Debating crypto critics: Nouriel Roubini’s testimony before the US Senate
Late last year, Nouriel Roubini spoke before a US Senate hearing on banking, and delivered a testimony that can only be described as a FUD MOAB — a comprehensive presentation of the major criticisms levelled at Bitcoin and crypto in general, and aptly titled “Crypto is the Mother of All Scams and (Now Busted) Bubbles”. Since the testimony has been made public it has been lauded on one side as the ...
End of year crypto roundup: How did Cardano perform in 2018?36
Cardano is an open-source blockchain and smart contracts platform, supported by the namesake cryptocurrency Cardano (ADA). The project is a direct competitor to Ethereum, and the two organizations also share a co-founder between them — Charles Hokinson. Hokinson claims that Cardano has cracked the problem of scalability with blockchains through its ‘Ouroboros‘ proof of stake (PoS) algorithm. While...
Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Rebuts Criticism From Bitcoin Advocate5.4
Although Ethereum is one of the most well-recognized projects in this budding industry, it has undoubtedly gained notoriety in some circles of the cryptocurrency industry. While many have kept their apprehension self-contained, one gritty cynic took to Twitter to speak his mind, claiming that ETH is best kept a “science experiment.” Yet, Vitalik Buterin, arguably the most notable co-founder of Eth...
End of year crypto roundup: How did Ethereum perform in 2018?32
Ethereum is an open-source blockchain platform which lets anyone create and deploy decentralized applications (DApps). The project was first proposed in a white paper in 2013 by a 19 years old Vitalik Buterin. Buterin’s purpose was clear. Instead of targeting and building every single use-case over blockchain, he wanted to create something that could be used to create anything over blockchain — wh...
Vitalik Buterin Bashes Bitcoin SV and Calls it a ‘Dumpster Fire’30
In a series of tweets, Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, made his disapproval of Bitcoin Cash ‘Satoshi’s Version’ (BSV) known, calling the new hard fork of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) a “pure dumpster fire.” Buterin’s comments were made in an online Twitter debate with cryptocurrency commentator and businessman Tuur Demeester on Christmas Day. In the discussion, Buterin
Bitcoin Investor: Ethereum (ETH) Is A “Science Experiment” At Best
Tuur Demeester, an altcoin cynic, Bitcoin proponent, and crypto investor, recently compiled his years of skepticism regarding Ethereum (ETH), issuing a multi-faceted argument regarding why he’s against the current third most valuable cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Demeester, who has become a well-respected recently took to Twitter to convey his opinion via a 50-part thread, which quickly...
The fascinating evolution of the Bitcoin giveaway scam on Twitter34
2018 saw a new scam epidemic that gradually took over Twitter – and eventually the entire cryptocurrency and blockchain space: the Bitcoin giveaway scheme. It all started in January, at the height of the cryptocurrency mania. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin took to Twitter to warn users that cunning individuals had been impersonating him and spamming cryptocurrency enthusiasts with requests to...
Coinbase Rewarding Users to Learn Cryptocurrency Right Move for Industry
Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, 0x (ZRX)–Yesterday EWN reported on the development of popular U.S. based exchange Coinbase offering users a reward program to learn about cryptocurrency. In exchange for watching a series of educational videos or completing various tasks, which the company has marketed as an attempt to provide understanding and exposure for altcoins beyond the more well-known Bitcoin, use...
How Influencers Change the Market-5.8
Financial markets represent complex systems that are extremely dependent on the decisions of traders and performances of companies as well as a range of the outside factors such as politics and a social situation. Assuming that particular personalities are staying behind the changes happening to the market would be a strange thing to do, yet there are sufficient grounds to believe it might be a ca...
Coinbase to relaunch Earn.com as Coinbase Earn, the latest iteration of a product with many former identities-29.25
Coinbase announced on Wednesday the next evolution of Earn.com, dubbed Coinbase Earn. The new product will start as an educational platform where users can earn small amounts of cryptocurrencies by learning about an asset’s utility and its underlying technology. Priced at slightly more than $100 million last April, Earn.com was Coinbase’s first significant acquisition. Recode reported that a large...
Crypto Schisms and Fork Psychology
Forking within the crypto ecosystem is often controversial subject. Many crypto-enthusiasts loathe it, taking particular exception to the so-called “contentious hard fork.” They believe hard-forking damages a cryptocurrency, and say it should be avoided at all costs. They also believe forking is detrimental to the market and represents a financial burden. However, this view is limited and narrow-m...
Crypto Analyst: Ethereum (ETH) Investment Thesis is “Questionable”1.49
Although the crypto market, in general, has undoubtedly had a bad year, some digital assets have had it worse off than others. Bitcoin’s (BTC) ~83% decline from its all-time high is mere peanuts, especially when compared to the 94% loss that Ethereum (ETH) has undergone. ETH has fallen so far from its high horse that the market capitalization of XRP, Ripple’s go-to asset, has surpassed that of Eth...
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Conversation Missing the Point2.39
Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency–With the crypto markets continuing to slip into December, with Bitcoin and altcoins hitting their new relative low for the year, the tone surrounding the industry of cryptocurrency has made a decided shift towards the negative. While crypto, particularly the investment landscape, has become a punching bag throughout the year, with the bear market extending into the fi...
Scaling the Office Romance-7.21
In 1982, with the push of a button, Vint Cerf shut down the entire network. In doing so, he was making a clear point to each and every Military Researcher and Computer Scientist in the United States and around the world: TCP/IP was going to be THE standard way of communicating over the internet, whether they liked it or not.
Ethereum Constantinople To Launch In Jan. 2019, ETH Surges 10%-3.25
As reported by Ethereum World News in early-October, after developing Constantinople for months, the Ethereum core development team decided to take the blockchain upgrade to the network’s Ropsten testnet. At the time, the developers believed that if the test succeeded, Constantinople, a protocol that will decrease block rewards and divert ASICs,  would be uploaded to the mainnet by October’s end.
Institutions Still Bullish On Crypto: Grayscale Owns 1% of All Bitcoin40.38
As Bitcoin continues its chaotic price action, ceaselessly falling and ascending through key levels, some paranoid traders have feared that institutional investors have been alienated from the crypto market. Yet, reports indicate that Grayscale’s growing war chest has continued to swell, while institutional players continue to express interest in crypto assets. This, of course, makes it more than ...
Crypto Week In Review: Bitcoin ETF Talk Mounts, Nasdaq To Launch “Crypto 2.0” Futures48.36
The crypto market at large sustained its turbulent price action this week, with Bitcoin (BTC) jolting up and down between key levels of resistance and support. However, in spite of the dreary price action, this industry’s participants kept their pedal to the metal, announcing a series of developments that piqued the interest of investors worldwide. So, as recently put by Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, ...
Ethereum (ETH) Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin, Awarded Honorary Doctorate by the University of Basel-5.6
Yesterday, Friday 30th November 2018, the University of Basel held its 558th annual Dies Academicus ceremony. Founded in 1460, the University hosts this event to honor various deserving individuals for their contributions to academia and society. The recipients of this year’s awards were also made honorary doctors. Awardees during this year’s ceremony were as follows:
500-Year Old Swiss University Makes Vitalik Buterin an Honorary Doctor12.43
The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Switzerland’s oldest institution of higher learning, the University of Basel. According to the university’s Faculty of Business and Economics, which awarded Buterin the honorary doctorate, the award is ‘in recognition of his contribution to promoting decentralization and equal rights of participation in
Swiss university awards Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin with honorary PhD14.66
The University of Basel – an institution that has produced great minds like philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and psychiatrist Carl Jung – has awarded Vitalik Buterin, a prominent blockchain figure and the co-founder of Ethereum, with an honorary doctorate. The Faculty of Business and Economics has decided to grant Buterin an honorary degree for his “outstanding achievements” in the fields of crypto...
Can blockchain co-exist with GDPR? It’s complicated38.7
Our blockchain and cryptocurrency event, Hard Fork Decentralized, is just a couple of weeks away now. We’ll be discussing some of the industry’s greatest challenges, including how blockchains can stay GDPR compliant. Earlier this month at the annual Ethereum conference, Vitalik Buterin spoke to Quartz about how he thinks that IBM’s commercial blockchain offerings are “totally not the point…” Block...
Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik: IBM Blockchain Is “Missing The Point”19.38
In recent years, as “Bitcoin”, “Ethereum”, and “blockchain” became common sounds in the global vernacular, a number of innovation-friendly corporations and forward-thinking startups have sought to implement this nascent innovation into their businesses. However, while many firms seem good-willed with their blockchain ambitions, some skeptics believe that these corporations could mean ill, or, at t...
Humor: Vitalik and His Hands of Steel, Buterin HODLs Through $450 Million of Losses74.67
Ethereum is getting gutted during this market downturn, losing 60 percent of its value in the last three months alone. Despite the nosedive, enigmatic Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin has held steadfast. From all-time highs in January, Buterin has lost nearly $470 million in the value of his ETH holdings. That said, he has shown no indication of panic selling, instead displaying hands of steel.
Why It’s Overkill to Compare the Bitcoin Slowdown With History’s Biggest Bubble Bursts8.16
Skeptics forecasted it saying the crypto crash was inevitable; die-hard crypto enthusiasts called it fear to monger with a tint of hidden agenda. Skeptics seem to be having the last laugh–for now, at least. Especially after the latest Bitcoin nosedive prompted investors to weigh the asset class with some of history’s most spectacular asset bubbles.
Ethereum devs working on secret upgrade to solve its scaling woes22.68
A small group of Ethereum developers had a rendezvous to discuss a previously undisclosed upgrade that could streamline the scaling of the blockchain. The solution will purportedly be called “Ethereum 1x,” but the developers are reluctant to share more details as it is still too early-stage, people familiar with the matter told CoinDesk. Among other people, co-founders Vitalik Buterin and Joseph L...
Ethereum’s New Serenity Protocol Lowers the Cost of Running Staking Nodes38.28
Ethereum’s new Serenity update, which will enable the network to transition from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus model, has been generating a lot of hype in 2018. Apart from addressing the problem of scalability, the new chain also drastically reduces the cost for running a staking node in Ethereum 2.0, it was unveiled in a tweet on Nov. 20, 2018.
Joseph Lubin, Evangelist for Ethereum, Wants to Say ‘No’ More in 2019-9.78
Joe Lubin was once less interested in changing the world than escaping it. Half a decade ago, he was living in Kingston, helping a Jamaican model break into the music business. Having worked on Wall Street, he thought the 2008 financial crisis was only the beginning of a system-wide global collapse to which he foresaw no solution and no alternative. He had considered battening down the hatches in ...
Smart Contract Developers May Be Held Liable by the SEC14.98
Nick Szabo invented them but has reservations about what they’ve become. Vitalik Buterin adopted them but now regrets using their name. Dangerous when coded badly, and powerful when used intelligently, smart contracts have become a critical component of the cryptoconomy. Their code serves as the bond that glues the tokenized ecosystem together. Now, just to add further complexity, the SEC has begu...
IMMO Has Denied Rumors of Collaboration With the Rothschilds, and That Is Why We Are Now Surer Than Ever14.41
As reported by multiple media sources, an IMMO High1000 Evangelist, Gabriel Brack, has dispelled rumors about the involvement of the Rothschilds in creating the reserve cryptocurrency project – IMMO. Brack stated that the involvement of the Rothschild family in the creation of IMMO is purely speculative. Meaning that the intricate tangle of myths and theories, in which the media has confused IMMO,...
Meet 5 blockchain developers making a real impact in the industry38.66
While we have some things to sort out before blockchain and cryptocurrency achieves global adoption, it’s easy to forget how far the industry has come. Our blockchain event is fast approaching, so we’d like to celebrate the top DLT developers and influencers that have achieved great things. In no particular order, here is our list of five people that have had an undeniable impact on the industry: ...
Ripple’s XRP Overtakes Ethereum ETH Second Position Amidst Market Plunge12.81
Upon Bitcoin‘s [BTC] drop below the yearly lowest, the market follows and deep dives in the red leaving many HODLers speechless as the anticipated breakout went the wrong way. Among all leading coins which are experiencing double digit drops, the speedy XRP is only 8.00% in the red for the last 24-hours, which concluded with the digital asset overcoming Ethereum‘s well cemented second position and...
Humans vs Uber: Will Blockchain Help?14.43
Uber managed to gain a remarkable market share in the transport industry by implementing a simple but powerful idea. The company didn’t invest in a technology from scratch, but selected an industry with great demand and built an ecosystem with a broader supply chain. Uber realized that the difference of quality and cost expectation assurance to be competitive depending on the market dynamics.  
Zcash (ZEC) Among the Few following NEM’s Stellar Performance-1.25
With Coincheck reinstating the trading of the 17th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization – NEM, the coin rocketed upwards with 16.52% gain in the last 24-hours. The re-listing of the digital asset came over 10-months later after one of the biggest crypto-verse hacks in history. More than $0.5 bln worth in NEM tokens were taken from the leading Japanese exchange.
Vitalik Buterin On the Hard Lessons of Ethereum’s First Five Years10.25
It may be that no one can truly understand what Vitalik Buterin has been through in the five years since writing, at age 19, the white paper describing the Ethereum protocol. As he worked with a group of collaborators to flesh out his design, he came to be seen as not only the inventor of Ethereum but something like its high priest, invested with no formal authority yet wielding tremendous soft po...
Craig Wright Fooled Me: Roger Ver States As Tension Looms Over The Upcoming Hard Fork0.82
By now, everyone in the cryptocurrency industry is aware of the upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork. The currency – which is itself a hard fork of Bitcoin – has been on the spotlight in the recent past as two factions have emerged with different ideas on its future. While much of the disagreement has been civil, it has emerged that the leader of one faction, Craig Wright, has escalated the issue. In a...
Ethereum Cofounder Anthony Di Iorio Loves Decentralization—But Loves Running the Show More-7.7
Anthony Di Iorio is one of the eight cofounders of Ethereum—and arguably one of the most integral members of that much-lauded group. In 2012, he founded the Toronto Bitcoin Meetup, where he met a young man named Vitalik Buterin. Di Iorio’s crypto hub, Decentral, gave birth to one of the earliest user-friendly bitcoin wallets, and is also where he eventually teamed up with fellow Ethereum cofounder...
Star Trek Star William Shatner Defends Ethereum From Inaccurate Claims24.1
William Shatner, a renowned Canadian actor, author, producer, director and singer famous for his role in the mega-popular media franchise Star Trek, recently defended Ethereum and its technology. On November 7, Shatner tagged Vitalik Buterin, a co-creator of Ethereum, in a Tweet, publicly portraying his interest in cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. His viewpoints don’t take
Welcome To Crypto: Star Trek’s Shatner Defends Ethereum, Talks ERC Standards22.35
When cryptocurrency enthusiasts discuss adoption — the crypto industry’s buzzword of 2018 — the names of bigwig institutions, household corporations, and prominent executives and investors are often thrown around. So, it should come as no surprise that the entire crypto community was rattled when William Shatner, known for his portrayal of Star Trek’s James T. Kirk, went full “crypto-hip” on Twitt...
Ethereum Researchers Unveil Casper Draft Whitepaper, Crucial For Scalability19.38
Just days after Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of the Ethereum Foundation, discussed the “Serenity Protocol” in front of Devcon4’s crowd of thousands, a consortium of four crypto researchers unveiled a draft whitepaper pertaining to CBC (Correct-By-Construction) Casper, which aims to solve Ethereum’s scalability concerns through Proof of Stake (PoS).
Malta Attracts 5,000+ Attendees in Crypto Conference, Active Market14.37
In the cryptosphere, all eyes are on Malta, as November 1 marked the start of The Malta Blockchain Summit, a much-hyped event that looks to shine a light on the ever-growing cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. The island nation, which has established itself as a stand-out destination for companies associated with crypto and blockchain, also saw a big day on the regulatory front as its Virtua...
Here’s Why CoinGeek Support Craig Wright and Bitcoin Satoshi Version ahead of the Bitcoin Cash Software Upgrade-5.21
There is a supremacy war going on in Bitcoin Cash. And not surprising, the contention is around Bitcoin Cash network features once the upcoming software upgrade scheduled for Nov 15, 2018 is over. On one end we have a never yielding team lead by two visionaries, Jihan Wu the founder of Bitmain in a conflict with nChain’s chief Scientist Craig Wright working with CoinGeek, a large Bitcoin Cash mini...
What to Expect at the 4th Ethereum (ETH) Developer Conference that Starts Today in Prague4.86
The fourth annual Developer Conference held by the Ethereum (ETH) community kicked off today in Prague, Czech Republic. Simply known as DevCon4, the four day event will run till the 2nd of November. The annual conference is where Ethereum based designers, developers, researchers and artists meet to further educate and empower the community to build more and better decentralized applications.
Is Crypto-Finance the New Banking? Coinbase and Circle to Blacklist Suspicious IP Addresses for USDC20.28
The rapid launch of several stablecoins offerings in 2018 seems comparable to the ICO boom in 2017, with most price-stable tokens built by premier crypto companies or invested in by venture capital funds. However, such developments look largely centralized – which defeats the significance of cryptocurrencies – and forms an area of concern.
10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin20.13
When Bitcoin’s history is written, the following events will command a chapter apiece. Bitcoin is a creeping revolution that does not lend itself to listicles, and thus any such attempt is destined to fall short. What follows, therefore, is a potted history of a transformative technology whose greatest moments have yet to come. In chronological order, these are the days that shook Bitcoin to its c...
Bitfinex Investigation Outcomes: Manipulations with the Fall in the USDT, Trading Bots Involved2.78
One Bitfinex employee, with access to insider information, has shared details of the Bitfinex investigation in regards to the anomalous growth of Bitcoin and decrease in the USDT. According to the employee, Bitfinex itself was not connected to the situation. Although, a third-party connected network of trading bots, that were set up for massive USDT sales, were implicated in the Bitcoin exchange r...
Pantera’s Krug: The Next Crypto Bull Run Will Bring A 1000% Gain And Hit $2 Trillion In Market Cap2.74
Just recently, Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin went on record saying that the crypto market, and Bitcoin in particular, couldn’t possibly experience a second mega price surge in the thousands. Well, someone seems to disagree with that assessment. That someone is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Pantera Capital.  Joey Krug presides over the investment decisions of one of the largest crypto investme...
Weekly Crypto Roundup: Roubini Vs Buterin, Bithumb Sells Stake, Coinbase Lists First ERC-20 Token0.83
When one of the biggest Bitcoin critics had his day to testify before Congress, the crypto world knew it would be brutal. Popularly known as Dr. Doom, Nouriel Roubini held nothing back as he attacked crypto, but it was the aftermath that was even more exciting. Roubini called out the industry’s most renowned personality, Vitalik Buterin and the back-and-forth could end in a debate between the two....
Ethereum (ETH) Founder Claims He is Not a Billionaire–Should We Care?0.68
Ethereum (ETH)–On October 11, the crypto space erupted in a relative civil war over a series of tweets by Ethereum founder and regulator cryptocurrency figurehead Vitalik Buterin. Buterin, in response to accusations over the amount of Ether he held personally which would propel him to billionaire status, vehemently defended his position as one of the wealth–but not quite billionaire figures in cry...
Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Throws Shade at Bitcoin Bashing Economist24.41
Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin has thrown shade on prominent economist and cryptocurrency skeptic Nouriel Roubini, in response to Roubini’s earlier statements calling him a “dictator” and describing decentralization in Crypto as a “myth”. In a tweet, Buterin subtly hinted that Roubini has no idea what he is talking about and as such he should not … Continued
Dr. Doom Calls Buterin a Scammer, Ethereum’s Creator Shoots Back Revealing His Possessions-3.18
It is not a secret that the crypto community is divided into two parts, the first is actively supporting digital currencies, while the other one is zealously criticizing cryptos. One of the most prominent figures of the latter is an american economist Nouriel Roubini, known for predicting the most recent global financial crisis and called Dr. Doom. He has criticized the crypto industry quite long,...
Ethereum Price Predictions: From Zero to $100k – What do the Experts Think?-1.32
Ethereum is the number 2 cryptocurrency in the world by market capitalization, and it offers a hefty contrast to front-runner Bitcoin. Unlike the original – and still top – cryptocurrency, Ethereum offers more than just a secure means of payment or a store of value. Some of the Ethereum’s more rabid backers present it as nothing less than the future of the internet. Buying Ethereum today, they say...
Blockstream Co-Founder: Scaling Bitcoin (BTC) Doesn’t Require A Hard Fork77.41
Even in spite of the dismal market conditions, developers and industry leaders continue to push for the maturation of blockchain technologies, which will subsequently spark the growth of the industry backing crypto assets and this up and coming innovation. One of these industry leaders is Mark Friedenbach, a Bitcoin developer and the co-founder of blockchain tech startup Blockstream, who recently ...
Ethereum’s Upcoming Constantinople Hard Fork Get Postponed1.8
On Thursday, October 4th, Ethereum developers announced to postpone the upcoming Constantinople hardfork, a system-wide upgrade scheduled on the test network Ropsten. On behalf of the entire developers’ team of the Ethereum Foundation, team lead Peter Szilagyi announced that the main reason for the delay is the recently discovered vulnerability in one of the five Constantinople upgrades.
Forget Buterin’s 500 TX/S, Researchers Explore 17,000 TX/S on Ethereum60.37
In September, Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of Ethereum (ETH), stated that the Ethereum blockchain network could scale to 500 transactions per second using ZK-SNARKS, the base technology of privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash. This week, Ethereum researchers Barry Whitehat, Alex Gluchowski, Harry R, Yondon Fu and Philippe Castonguay introduced a solution called snark-based side chain, which cou...
Ethereum Blockchain To Be Used By Austria To Issue Government Bonds Worth $1.3 Billion26.97
In a news announcement on the 25th of September, the Austrian government informed the world on their decision to use the Ethereum blockchain to issue €1.15 billion ($1.35 billion) in government bonds next week on the 2nd of October. Oesterreichische KontrollBank (OeKB) will issue the bonds on behalf of the Austrian Treasury (OeBFA). In the process, the bonds will be notarized on the Ethereum block...
Zcash (ZEC) Coin Story, News/Latest Development and Price Prediction-7.18
Since Bitcoin‘s inception into the financial and technological world, with the concept of bringing forth improvements various coins have emerged also afterwards. Despite being the pioneer and current leader by market capitalization, Bitcoin [BTC] is not the best offer out there when it comes to tech-capabilities and potential. But, credits should be given to the digital gold as it is where everyth...
Long-Term Outlook For TRON: September 25, 201812.81
TRON (TRX-USD) is still considered an undervalued asset in the cryptocurrency market. The coin, as we've written, is designed to be a "token" of the new, de-centralized internet. Think of people sending it to one another to settle bills, but also as an in-game or in-app currency. It could be used to give small (think like a quarter of a penny) donations for an article or an infographic created onl...
Vitalik Buterin co-authors research showing how Ethereum can scale securely26.9
Ethereum devs are edging closer to scaling Ethereum. A new paper, co-authored by Vitalik Buterin, claims to have eliminated certain security trade-offs plaguing its new ‘sharding‘ tech. Researchers Mustafa Al-Bassam and Alberto Sonnino from University College London teamed up with Buterin to publish, what they say, is the key to fixing Ethereum’s scalability problems. They say that the paper detai...
Vitalik: Ethereum (ETH) Can Scale to 500 tps Using ZCash’s ZK-SNARKs2.94
The ability for the Ethereum (ETH) network to scale and provide a greater throughput than the current 15 – 25 transactions per second (tps), has been the subject of debate for quite sometime now. Some have even postulated that Ethereum could continue dropping in the markets as other fresh and faster blockchain projects are being developed to handle higher tps.
Devs worry Ethereum is clogged with crappy apps, but Vitalik has a fix22.7
There’s growing concern that Ethereum cannot handle anymore dApps – but founder Vitalik Buterin says he’s close to fixing the scalability issues. Afri Schoedon, part of the Parity wallet development team, recently urged new decentralized app (dApp) projects away from Ethereum. “Please stop deploying [dApps] to Ethereum,” Schoedon wrote. “We are running at capacity.” Schoedon then declared a need t...
What are the Elusive Technical Developers Doing During the Recent Blockchain Market Downturn?-1.24
The industry is inundated with exhausted project parties, anxious users, and depressed media influencers. However, the developers, who are the cornerstone of the industry, remain devoted to technical R&D and are no longer as elusive as they once were. People are starting to pay more attention to development teams as they are the most important project assets for weathering this latest storm.
Weekly Technical Analysis Of Ethereum-5.34
Ethereum has had a tough September, highlighted clearly last week which saw ETH-USD prices plummeting as low as $165 on the back of heavy selling. However, this marked an area where price action on the weekly chart had formed previous support in October 2017. This area also corresponds to a price area which falls on the lower channel trendline on the downward channel found on the weekly chart belo...
A Market In Recovery – Ethereum, Monero and Tezos Lead As Most Cryptos Reverse Downward Trend1.5
It hasn’t been the best month for cryptocurrencies, with the market shedding as much as $50 billion in the first two weeks of September alone. For some like Ethereum, the month has been outright brutal, with the most valuable altcoin registering its lowest price of the year at just over $170. However, the trend is slowly reversing and the market is seeing consistent green, with most cryptos regain...
How Sharding on The Ethereum Network Might Be Around the Corner1.79
From a crypto-trader’s point of view, the best digital asset to short in the past few days was Ethereum (ETH). The digital asset had many of its fans and HODLers grabbing onto their seats as they watched it systematically decline in value from $300 only two weeks ago, to levels below $171 three days ago. Many thought the decline was due to the general bear market, but few knew that the days of Eth...
Ryan Sean Adams Counters Ethereum FUD With Success of Maker14.68
As Ethereum faces intense pressure from bearish market forces, a number of distinctive faces within the cryptocurrency community have been making comments to counter the overall FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) sentiment seen in September. Ryan Sean Adams, the founder of crypto asset investment company MythosCapital, took to Twitter to remind its followers that Ethereum is being used for real-life a...
Vitalik Buterin Responds to Backlash on His 1000x Growth Comment4.37
Earlier this week, Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin spoke about the future of cryptocurrency during his interview at the Industry Summit conference in Hong Kong. Buterin said that as the cryptocurrency buzzword has spread everywhere, the euphoric growth as seen in last few years may not be possible soon. He said: “There isn’t an opportunity for yet another 1,000-times growth in anything in the spa...