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More Gold Coin Airdrop Causes Spike In Ethereum Gas Price

Decrypt
According to data from Etherscan, the More Gold Coin project has airdropped its token to over 360,000 addresses, clogging the Ethereum network and causing gas fees to rise to 20 gwei, or about 10 cents.
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ecosystem

Verizon In Search Of Blockchain Talent

The Block
Telecom giant Verizon has posted an assortment of job openings for blockchain developers, with information regarding the possibility of a customer-facing, blockchain-based privacy, security, and payments system.
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Ethereum's Hashrate Woes Leave The Network Vulnerable To Attacks

Decrypt
As Ethereum's hashrate remains 42% lower than its highest point in August 2018, the network leaves itself open to a 51% attack while the blockchain's community continues to struggle with in-fighting.
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Ethereum Community Responds To EIP-2025 Funding Proposal

Decrypt
EIP-2025 would see a .0055 ETH increase to the network's block reward for 18 months to help fund Ethereum projects, but members of the community think it would do more to ruin the ecosystem in the long run.
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Grin Pulls Off Its First Network Hard Fork

CoinDesk
To ensure ASIC mining rigs aren't built for the network's GPU-friendly mining algorithm, privacy-focused cryptocurrency Grin executed the first of four planned hard forks spread out over the network's first two years.
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Bitcoin Network Alternative Beam Prepares For Its Inaugural Hard Fork

Decrypt
With Beam set to fork on August 15, the network upgrade will add a new minimum transaction fee and implement an ASIC-resistant proof-of-work algorithm dubbed Beam Hash II.
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Vitalik Buterin Suggests Using The Bitcoin Cash Blockchain For Ethereum 'Data Layer'

Decrypt
As a temporary solution to Ethereum's scaling issues, Vitalik Buterin has suggested using the Bitcoin Cash blockchain as a data layer where transaction verification takes place.
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Two Seed CX Derivatives Receive New York BitLicense

CoinDesk
Seed Digital Commodities Market LLC and Zero Hash LLC, subsidiaries of the crypto derivatives provider Seed CX, have both been granted BitLicenses from the New York Department of Financial Services. The department has now issued over 20 BitLicenses since it was introduced in 2015.
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Ethereum Co-Founder Mihai Alisie Comments On Facebook's Libra

Bloomberg
Since Facebook announced Libra, world regulators have been quick to express their fears surrounding the cryptocurrency, but Ethereum co-founder Mihai Alisie believes the project will do more to negatively impact all the good fortune blockchain tech has been able to harbor over the years.
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Veil Announces Shutdown Just Months After Launch

CoinDesk
Veil launched in January, allowing users to place bets on Augur prediction markets. Now Veil's co-founder, Paul Fletcher-Hill, has announced that, while the service's community was strong, it was too small to keep the service functioning.
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BitMEX Owners Give Bitcoin Core Dev $60,000 Grant

Decrypt
HDR Global Trading, which owns crypto exchange BitMEX, has given Bitcoin Core dev Michael Ford a $60,000 grant to "maintain the Bitcoin network and push code live." Recently, in June, Ford become the fifth "Bitcoin maintainer," meaning he has permission to merge new code to the actual Bitcoin codebase.
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Virtual Commodity Association Set To Launch 6 Crypto Regulatory Committees

Decrypt
The Virtual Commodity Association, a group of four crypto exchanges, plans to launch six committees aimed at providing standards and regulatory oversight for the crypto industry as the association works to become a self-regulatory organization.
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Electroneum Executes 'Secret Hard Fork,' Replaces Miners With Charities And NGOs

Decrypt
Over the weekend, UK-based blockchain platform Electroneum initiated a secret hard fork, replacing its proof-of-work consensus protocol with nonprofit miners comprised of charities and non-governmental organizations.
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Tron Responds To Wave Field Community Scam Victims

The Block
Victims of the Wave Field Community Ponzi scheme, which operated on the Tron network, have accused Justin Sun and Tron of being complicit in the crypto scam by remaining silent while the operation played out. Now Sun and the network claim a warning was issued in January on its WeChat messaging group.
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Blockchains CEO Purchases Kirkwood Bank Of Nevada

Blockchains acquired slock.it earlier this year. Now the CEO has purchased the Kirkwood Bank of Nevada.
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Coinbase's 'United States Of Crypto' Survey Shows A Rise In Interest

Decrypt
Coinbase claims its survey shows that over half of all Americans, when prompted with a list of cryptocurrencies, have at least heard of bitcoin, but when unprompted, the numbers dip down quite a bit.
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Edward Snowden Touches On Bitcoin's Privacy Failings

CoinDesk
Speaking at the Bitcoin 2019 conference, Snowden stated that Bitcoin's lack of privacy was presently its biggest flaw, and he opened up about the encrypted services he used to communicate with journalists in 2013 (which he paid for with bitcoin).
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Ameen Soleimani Theorizes Ethereum Partnership With Libra

Decrypt
Over Twitter, Ameen Soleimani, CEO of SpankChain, outlined a funding and governance plan for an Ethereum organization that could work to become a member of the Libra Association. Crypto Twitter had a word or two regarding Soleimani's idea.
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2 Ethereum Improvement Proposals Approved For Istanbul Upgrade

CoinDesk
With over 30 Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) discussed during today's biweekly Ethereum developers call, EIP 2024, which adds a new precompile to the Ethereum Virtual Machine, and EIP 1702, which aims to smooth out smart contract upgradability, were both approved for the Istanbul upgrade.
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Forget Hard Forks And Soft Forks, Alternateth Is A 'Friendly Fork'

CoinDesk
In development at Ethereum-based startup ETHSignals, Alternateth will act as a kind of test network for validating ideas and working on proof of concepts before they're released to mainnet.