The Raiden Network, a project utilizing Ethereum’s payment channels to facilitate off-chain transactions, could see a minimum viable product released as early as the end of the first quarter this year.
A group of researchers from the University of Sydney discovered a new vulnerability in the blockchain infrastructure called the "Balance attack." The vulnerability was demonstrated using an Ethereum private chain from R3.
Blockchain technology is being used to reduce the carbon footprint by spurring innovation in the electric vehicle market. Blockchainfirst is a company that recently delivered the first peer-to-peer vehicle charging cycle over the Ethereum blockchain.
The Ethereum Foundation released a joint blog post along with Zcash. They detailed their progress on integrating Zcash into Ethereum, and how they’re actively working on direct interoperability between the two blockchains.