It’s time to say goodbye, readers.
It’s time to say goodbye, readers.
Following reports that the alleged Capital One hacker was using servers to mine crypto, cryptojacking is on the tip of the space’s tongue. Unfortunately, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to how prevalent cryptojacking is, with a recently released study from McAfee Labs and information from the cybersecurity firm Bad Packets suggesting malicious miners are both on the rise and experiencing a downward trend.
Pantheon, a ConsenSys spoke that works to provide a suite of Ethereum-based services, has officially been adopted by Hyperledger’s technical steering committee, reportedly making it one of the first public blockchain projects to be taken on by the consortium.
The political action committee BitPAC has plans to conduct its own initial coin offering to help raise funds for US House candidate Dan Bishop.
In a recent round of funding, the Ethereum Foundation handed out grants to eight projects in preparation of the eventual Ethereum 2.0 upgrade. The foundation also created three bounty offerings for various security-related challenges.
With the launch of Panvala’s mainnet, developers in the Ethereum community can essentially pitch their projects aimed at resolving some of the network’s lingering issues, and members of the Panvala community can vote to fund the project with Panvala’s own Ethereum-based token, PAN.
With at least 40% of all issued Tether stablecoins running on the Ethereum network, the controversial but popular coin has begun testing the blockchain’s capacity, making it tough for developers to work on the network.
The ConsenSys-backed Pantheon project, which offers a suite of Ethereum-based services, sent out a proposal in a Hyperledger mailing list regarding the possibility of Ethereum joining the consortium, which would make it the first public blockchain to do so.
Blockchain firm MouseBelt has launched its Blockchain Accelerator initiative at UC Davis, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara, as well as other California universities. The initiative will span from undergraduate to PhD-level programs, specifically focusing on blockchain project development.
In an attempt to make the Ethereum network more accessible, the Ethereum Foundation has announced a plan to translate Ethereum-related resources into 15 different languages, starting with Ethereum.org and moving to “important community resources like documentation, guides, blog posts, and more.”
Along with posting videos showing the account unfollowing Tron CEO Justin Sun and the Winklevoss brothers, the mystery person (or persons) behind the @Bitcoin Twitter account also purged all tweets relating to Bitcoin Cash.
With the addition of 10 crypto projects, the Messari Disclosure Registry, which launched in November 2018, now has 53 total members, including 4 of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap.
Ethereum core developers have agreed on six code changes, tentatively set to be executed on the Ethereum mainnet in October.
User numbers have been down for decentralized prediction market platform Augur since its initially promising launch in July 2018. The platform aims to release a new-and-improved version by late September.
The Icon Foundation is preparing to turn its network into a delegated proof-of-stake system that will see ICX coin holders and a group of 100 representatives become a governing mechanism dubbed ICONSENSUS. As part of the soon-to-be upgrade, the Icon Foundation is giving away $570,000 of ICX coins to encourage new users to sign up for the pre-voting period where the 100 representatives will be elected.
Aya Miyaguchi, executive director of the Ethereum Foundation, has been appointed by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to help drive the organization’s “Mainnet Initiative,” which will work to show businesses how to adopt and use blockchain tech.
The domain name registry system fTLD Registry Services announced that it’s looking to restrict crypto companies from using .bank and .insurance domain extensions in an attempt to “further secure these trusted spaces” following an uptick in crypto firms applying for .bank domain names.
A group of blockchain startups have formed the Proof of Stake Alliance to educate regulators on blockchain tech and the proof-of-stake consensus algorithm, as well as lobby for clearer taxation policies on staking rewards.
This Tuesday, the Senate Banking Committee will convene to discuss current and potential crypto regulation plans. During the hearing, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire will testify on behalf of the Blockchain Association and ask that Congress treat digital assets as their own asset class.
Natalia Ameline, co-founder of the educational nonprofit CryptoChicks and Vitalik Buterin’s mother, has held hackathons from Pakistan to Toronto and is working to set up CryptoChicks’ next event in the Bahamas in August.