August 17th 2017

Zcash Foundation Offers $80,000 Grant To Attract Innovative Talent

Revisiting Cryptocurrency Terminology

Cryptocurrency Terminology Revisited

To ETHNews “smart contracts” are better described as EDCCs and, in many cases, an “initial coin offering,” or ICO, should be called a “token offering.” Why do we take this approach?
Microsoft Unveils The Coco Framework

Microsoft Unveils The Coco Framework

Today, Microsoft announced the Confidential Consortium Framework, a technology that strives to make blockchain systems quicker and more secure. So far, Coco implementations will include Ethereum, R3 Corda, Intel’s Hyperledger Sawtooth, and JP Morgan’s Quorum.
Blockchain Technology & The Evolution of Cryptography

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Cryptography is widely used in today’s digital world. It’s the backbone of nearly all information technology and, like our ever-evolving technology, cryptography itself is due for an upgrade. The era of quantum computing is fast approaching and will present new challenges to the cryptography that underpins our electronically-connected, global society. The key to securing the future may be in the rediscovery of a cipher from 100 years ago.
IC3 Bootcamp Winners

IC3 Bootcamp Winners

The KEVM project team was declared the winner of the IC3-Ethereum Crypto Bootcamp for creating a human-readable model of reference for Ethereum Virtual Machine programs that is reliant on the K-framework.
Waterloo To Host Ethereum Hackathon Event

ETHWaterloo Announces Inaugural Hackathon

During the second weekend of October 2017, ETHWaterloo will host an invite-only hackathon at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Over 60 teams will be asked to attend and develop decentralized applications and infrastructure on top of Ethereum.
SFSU bitcoin mining hack

SFSU Possibly Struck By Bitcoin Mining Hacker

In a recently declassified report from February 2015, the Business and Technology Resource Group found bitcoin mining software among malware on San Francisco State University’s databases. Could this indicate that a Russian hacker was somehow harnessing SFSU’s network for hashing power?

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