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Liberal Radicalism: Glen Weyl And Vitalik Buterin Think Your (Good) Idea Should Be Funded, Even If They Hate It

Sep 5th, 2018
Alison Berreman
A newly published white paper by Glen Weyl, Vitalik Buterin, and Zoe Hitzdig offers bold new ideas about structuring power, authority, knowledge, and resource distribution. The authors seek to create a system wherein communities with divergent values can coexist, and where resources can be appropriately distributed in a way that promotes the most good for the most people.
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After Latest Core Devs Call, EIP 1234 Is A Go

Aug 31st, 2018
Daniel Putney
The developers agreed to an Ethereum Improvement Proposal that reduces issuance to 2 Ether per block.
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Layer One And Done? Maybe Not, Says Buterin

Aug 28th, 2018
Alison Berreman
In a recent blog post, Vitalik Buterin argued that there are still some significant layer one protocol changes needed for the Ethereum blockchain (and others), but that in the long term, continual significant layer one protocol solutions require too much governance to sustain decentralization.
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Deconstructing The Ethereum Issuance Debate

Aug 28th, 2018
Daniel Putney
The latest core devs’ meeting centered around various Ethereum Improvement Proposals to reduce or maintain block rewards distributed to miners. ETHNews attempts to clear up the mud surrounding the discussion.
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Ethereum Community Debates Consensus Algorithm Targeting ASIC Miners

Aug 27th, 2018
Alison Berreman
In the face of the coming difficulty bomb and reduction of block rewards, some in the community are pushing for ASIC-resistant consensus algorithm ProgPOW to maintain decentralization.
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Gitcoin Requests Feature Goes Live

Aug 24th, 2018
Daniel Putney
The bounty-issuing software improvement community’s new offering allows individuals to make bounty suggestions for GitHub issues.
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Amid Blockchain Talent Shortage, Truffle Spearheads Training Program

Aug 22nd, 2018
Daniel Putney
It’s no secret that blockchain engineers are in demand. Training programs like Truffle University aim to bring talent to the industry.
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New Plasma Spec To Support ‘Smart Contracts,’ But It Needs Some Work

Aug 21st, 2018
Alison Berreman
Three developers out of Onther Inc in South Korea released a research paper on Plasma EVM, a version of Plasma that can support "smart contracts." Sounds great, but there are some security issues.
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Ethereum Foundation Names Wave 3 Grant Recipients

Aug 20th, 2018
Daniel Putney
The foundation prioritized scalability in its most recent round of grants.
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ASIC Vs. GPU Debate Ignites Ahead Of Devcon4 And Constantinople Hard Fork

Aug 18th, 2018
Alison Berreman
As the impending Constantinople hard fork and Devcon4 draw nearer, the ongoing ASIC vs. GPU mining rig debate appears to have re-emerged. Some in the mining community are campaigning to block ASIC mining rigs, arguing that failing to do so will push GPU mining operations out of business, further plummet the value of Ether, and lead to network centralization.
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Vitalik Clears Up Confusion Around Casper

Aug 16th, 2018
Alison Berreman
Last night, Vitalik Buterin shot off a 75-message tweet storm summarizing the history of Casper, saving blockchain nerds and amateurs everywhere hours of frustrated Googling and inaccurate reddit commenting.
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Truffle Revamps Website, Offers Trio Of Dessert-Themed Services

Aug 13th, 2018
Daniel Putney
The Ethereum development framework’s new website showcases its three key products.
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Ethereum Magicians To Gather In Prague Before Devcon4

Aug 10th, 2018
Daniel Putney
The Fellowship of Ethereum Magicians plans to hold its Council of Prague prior to the global Ethereum developer conference.
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Aragon Leaves Medium Amid Growing National Debate Over Platform-Based Censorship

Aug 10th, 2018
Jeff Benson
After Medium began censoring certain cryptocurrency posts, decentralization advocate Aragon decided to move to a new platform. Will others follow?
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Aragon One And Giveth Team Up To Create Decentralized Altruistic Community

Aug 10th, 2018
Alison Berreman
Giveth and Aragon are joining to create a decentralized organization structure by fusing transparent, independent governance and altruistic purpose.
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Ethereum Network Congested, Spam Attack Suspected

Aug 7th, 2018
Tim Prentiss
The Ethereum network is experiencing copious transactions all connected to a single account, leading to broad speculation about their purpose.
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Researchers Uncover Scam Botnet On Twitter

Aug 7th, 2018
Nathan Graham
An elaborate system of malware was found to be behind cryptocurrency giveaway scams.
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Proposed Stop Guard For Dishonest Plasma MVP Exits Highlights Design Flaw

Aug 7th, 2018
Alison Berreman
Minimum Viable Plasma requires users to actively monitor and challenge exit attempts, but many users are offline most of the time. One developer suggests using an on-chain EDCC (or smart contract) to probabilistically verify the plasma chain. Though the proposal does address the concern in a wide range of scenarios, it is not a universal solution, nor is it failsafe.
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ENS, MMX To Launch DNS-Compatible Domain Names

Aug 3rd, 2018
Daniel Putney
The Ethereum address-naming provider will be integrated into Minds + Machines Group Limited’s forthcoming domain .luxe. MMX will allow current .eth address holders the opportunity to claim their DNS equivalent addresses.
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More Efficient Clone Contract Functionality Just Arrived To Ethereum Blockchain

Sep 4th, 2018
Alison Berreman
After one month in "last call" status, EIP 1167 was finalized yesterday.