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Just over a decade ago, when I was a freelance journalist, three police officers from the Greater Manchester police terrorism unit came knocking at my door. When I asked why they had shown up at my flat, they told me they wanted to talk to me about the book I was in the middle of writing. Not the kind of thing you’d expect to hear in a democracy, where the writing of books should never be the conc...
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...
An analysis of the Cooperative’s October balance sheet suggests the organization is insolvent with its liabilities greatly exceeding its liquid assets. To meet its liabilities, the organization may need to liquidate a large portion of its RHOC holdings or find another way to renegotiate or refinance its obligations, giving credence to allegations that the organization is “functionally bankrupt.”
In the same way all economic movements have done throughout history, blockchain finance challenges our traditional conceptions of ‘value,’ and, in turn, our ideas about identity and freedom. The new digital economy is now being built by a worldwide community who share common goals of decentralization, transparency, and financial inclusion.
The third Blockchain Connect Conference was held on Jan 11, 2019 in San Francisco. The most anticipated part of the conference was definitely the closing speech by the founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin. How will Ethereum continue to develop? Vitalik highlighted CBC Casper and Ethereum 2.0 at the conference.
If you are an Ethereum aficionado, you know that one of their lead researchers, Vlad Zamfir, has been an integral part of the blockchain team since 2014. He is now primed to collaborate with the VC-based startup Casper Labs to speed up the Casper upgrade, although Ethereum will be partially funding his research. Casper Labs has
To kickstart the weekend, we’ve curated a handful of short but compelling stories from across the crypto sphere. First up, we’ll revisit the fallout from Wallet Fail’s demonstration of hardware wallet cracking. We’ll then move on to a Patreon alternative that’s powered by cryptocurrency and a viral tweetstorm about everything that’s allegedly wrong with Ethereum.
RHOC was an investors’ dream. Ranking 30th on CoinMarketCap and led by an all-star team including Vlad Zamfir, the coin was well on its way to stardom as the token behind RChain – the blockchain platform hoping to rival Ethereum. No doubt it stood out among the likes of Tezos and EOS, focusing on implementing the first proof-of-stake validation and eventually hosting multiple decentralized apps (D...
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).
Blockchain networks, specifically public blockchains, exist as decentralized networks that need to maintain byzantine fault tolerance to retain authenticity. This is not only difficult in itself but requires novel forms of distributed governance to achieve long-term sustainability of the network as a whole, balancing human intuitions and algorithmic governance.
The cryptocurrency market entered a major correction on Monday, losing over $10 billion in market cap. Although the market correction is widespread across altcoins, all eyes are on Ethereum which has slipped below $200, yet again. At the press time, Ethereum is trading at $197.82, losing nearly 10% in the last 24-hours.
Earlier this month on September 7, senior blockchain developer at Rocket Pool – Danner Langley – unveiled the roadmap for Ethereum 2.0. In addition to addressing issues regarding scalability, the Ethereum 2.0 also considers other important aspects including efficiency, sustainability, and flexibility.
Ethereum developers achieve yet another major milestone in the development of Ethereum’s scalability solution ‘Sharding.’ At the Ethereum hackathon EthBerlin last week, blockchain researcher Vlad Zamfir unveiled a proof-of-concept for Sharding along with developers Tim Beiko, Steve Marx, and others.
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...
Ethereum researcher and developer Vlad Zamfir has created the first successful proof-of-concept of second-layer scaling solution Sharding with developers Tim Beiko and John Marling. At ETH Berlin, one of the world’s largest Ethereum hackathons, Zamfir said in an interview with Rachel Rose O’Leary at Coindesk that Ethereum developers will be able to run the proof-of-concept … Continued
On Thursday, September 13th, cryptocurrency market posted a much-needed recovery of 5% surging over $200 billion. This came as a major relief after a heavy sell-off witnessed in the altcoin space starting this Monday. After a severe bloodbath, almost all of the top-twenty digital currencies have turned green today.