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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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Craig Wright Wants to Prove He’s Bitcoin Creator Satoshi, In Court27.6
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 #DelistBSV13.2
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
The Bitcoin Bear Market Diaries are a series of interviews featuring various important voices and perspectives in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Each interviewee was carefully selected and asked the same group of questions. The main goal was to provide the world with a collection of commentary and opinions on the state of the current Bitcoin and crypto market. Some of the names you will recognize while ot...
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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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.