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 ---
Saturday Mar 24th 2018

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

Status To Host Virtual Hackathon For Experimental API - $25K Total Purse




Status is celebrating the launch of its experimental API by hosting a weeklong virtual hackathon. It starts on June 3rd, and is free to enter and open to anyone.

Status Research and Development Gmbh, based in Zug, Switzerland, has created the world’s first mobile Ethereum client that runs entirely on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology. It turns a mobile device into a light client node on the Ethereum network, placing access to the entire Ethereum ecosystem at your fingertips.

Essentially a messaging platform and mobile browser for the Ethereum blockchain, the Status application program interface (API) has been designed from the ground up with non-technical users in mind. Status functions as a point of entry for people to start using virtual currencies and exploring decentralized applications (Dapps). Dapps use P2P protocols rather than going through centralized servers like regular smartphone apps. APIs are the engines under the hood of the connectivity of the Internet. They carry your requests through the pipelines of the Internet and return the results to you. 

Status co-founder Carl Bennetts said, I “the launch of the Status API will eventually allow developers to integrate their existing decentralized applications more tightly with Status’ user interface, and also create decentralized chatbots.”        

In an effort to improve its API, which is still in alpha development, Status will host a week-long virtual hackathon to identify bugs and to network with other developers who can provide valuable expertise and feedback. Individuals and hacker-teams from around the world will be experimenting with Status’ API, and be vying for a $10,000 first prize (as well as $6,000 second prize, $3,000 third prize, and six $1,000 prizes for runner-ups), which will be paid out in Ether.

Bennetts told ETHNews:

“Admittedly our API is highly experimental, so it’s all about gathering feedback, and finding bugs at this point, which will be invaluable to us. For participants, I hope this will give the winning teams some startup capital to focus more of their time on Ethereum-based projects.”

Guidelines for the competition include: making existing desktop web-Dapps mobile-compatible, creating a decentralized chatbot using Status’ new API, and extending Status itself with new API commands.

About the hackathon, Bennetts said:

“We’re super excited to see what developers build! Part of the beauty of a hackathon is that you can try to create something completely wild, that you wouldn’t normally attempt in your day job. It’ll also be interesting to see how designers will begin to think about chat contexts and how messaging will enable friendly interaction between people and DApps in a few years from now.”

For more information visit

Jordan Daniell

Jordan Daniell is a full-time staff writer for ETHNews with a passionate interest in techno-social developments and cultural evolution. Jordan enjoys the outdoors, especially astronomy, and likes to play the bag pipes and explore southern California on foot in his spare time. Jordan lives in Los Angeles and holds value in Ether.

ETHNews is committed to its Editorial Policy

Like what you read? Follow us on Twitter @ETHNews_ to receive the latest Status, Virtual Hackathon or other Ethereum technology news.