ETHERLive delivers real-time price and volume data across 16+ exchanges to users in a clear and easy-to-understand package. Users can get up-to-the-second updates for each exchange/currency pair, as well as aggregated market averages for each exchange, currency, and the market as a whole. It also provides a global converted average of all the currency pairs monitored by ETHNews, converted to USD.


24hr ---

The Basics

Learn the basics of Ethereum and various cryptocurrency technologies

Learn More

What is Ethereum?

Understand the underlying principles of the Ethereum Platform

Learn More

The Blockchain

Discover the revolutionizing technology known as the blockchain

Learn More

Press Release

Submit a press release for consideration on ETHNews

Submit Press

Story / Dapp

Submit a story or DAPP to be considered for publication on ETHNews.

Submit Story


Submit "Ethereum Explainer" content for consideration to be featured on ETHNews

Submit Topic
ETHNews Logo
Ether Price Analysis
Contact Us

Distributed Digest: Wednesday, March 13, 2019




SpankChain updates its roadmap, Dappi is a new tool to create smart contract interfaces, and MakerDAO encourages individuals to donate cryptocurrency on Pi Day.

Your daily distillation of crypto news for Wednesday, March 13, 2019:

SpankChain Pushing Button

SpankChain yesterday published an updated roadmap for 2019 moving forward. The team's current focus is to launch the SpankPay software development kit.

By March's end, SpankChain aims to release a JavaScript library for the SpankPay button to allow merchants to incorporate a cryptocurrency payment option on their platforms, a minimum viable version of an analytics dashboard for merchants, and developer documentation. Later, the team intends to upgrade SpankPay so that it can become a "PayPal for porn."

Dappi Interfaces

A new Ethereum developer tool called Dappi was recently released into the wild. With Dappi, individuals can create EDCC (aka smart contract) interfaces, whether that be an embeddable widget or a full-fledged UI.

Dappi's interface-creation process occurs in three steps: choosing or pasting a smart contract, selecting and predefining its functions, and then customizing its appearance. With the link generated from Dappi, a user can embed the interface on a website, a blog post, a livestream video, or practically anywhere else on the web.

The Dappi tool is free to use. Interested users can join the wait list.


For this year's Pi Day on Thursday, March 14, MakerDAO encourages the community to celebrate by donating Dai, xDai, ETH, or other supported ERC20 tokens to charity via the @SendCrypto bot on Twitter. The donation process takes the form of a simple tweet, for example, "@SendCrypto @EFF $3.14."

Further, Maker plans to match donations up to the first three thresholds – $3.14, $31.41, and $314.15 – of pi. For instance, if a charity reaches the $314.15 level, Maker will donate the sum of all three thresholds, which is $348.70, to the charity.

More details about Maker's #PiDai celebration can be found on the team's blog.

Dani Putney

Dani is a full-time writer for ETHNews. They received their bachelor's degree in English writing from the University of Nevada, Reno, where they also studied journalism and queer theory. In their free time, they write poetry, play the piano, and fangirl over fictional characters. They live with their partner, three dogs, and two cats in the middle of nowhere, Nevada.

ETHNews is committed to its Editorial Policy

Like what you read? Follow us on Twitter @ETHNews_ to receive the latest SpankChain, SpankPay or other Ethereum ecosystem news.