DigixDAO Votes to Liquidate $64M Treasury

A project which conducted a 2016 initial coin offering (ICO) has voted to liquidate its $64 million treasury, returning funds to investors. Project Ragnarok, a measure to return ether to ICO investors from the Digix project’s treasury – which was held independently of the company in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), DigixDAO – has passed […]

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Traders Turn to DeFi to Capitalize on Tuesday’s Crypto Market Spike

Decentralized finance (DeFi) applications are popping off Tuesday, and the ETH price spike isn’t the whole story. As of this writing, ETH is up around $20 since Monday. “Cryptocurrencies are still pretty correlated so with some of the developments around Craig Wright and BSV, that ended up moving the entire market,” Paul Veradittakit, of Pantera […]

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Ethereum’s ‘Bazaar’ Development Model Will Pay Off in 2020

This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Ben Edgington advises on Eth2 across ConsenSys. Prior to joining ConsenSys, he was Head of Engineering for Information Systems at Hitachi Europe. My life would be much easier if […]

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Ethereum’s 96% Google Search Interest Plunge Has This Crucial Silver Lining

Ethereum’s search decline is slightly worse than Bitcoin’s. Roughly 96% of search interest originating from the United States has disappeared. A glance at ETH’s developer count reveals a silver lining for Ethereum. Nearly two years on from Ethereum’s all-time high, Google search interest for the No.1 altcoin has plunged 96%. Ethereum Popularity Nosedives Along with […]

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Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith to Be Released From Jail Pending Trial

According to Friday’s complaint, Griffith asked for – and was denied – permission to travel to North Korea in order to give the presentation, titled “Blockchain and Peace.” Moreover, the complaint said, Griffith subsequently “began formulating plans to facilitate the exchange of Cryptocurrency-1 between the DPRK and South Korea,” despite knowing that this would violate […]

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What the CFTC Chairman Actually Said About Ether Futures and Ethereum 2.0

The Takeaway: CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert said last month that ether is a commodity, and he expects to see regulated ether futures in the U.S. in the next six months. The ethereum network is expected to transition from its current proof-of-work consensus mechanism to a proof-of-stake model over the next year, in an upgrade known […]

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Regulated ETH Futures? Not So Fast

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. Earlier this month, Heath Tarbert – the […]

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Ethereum Targets Dec. 4 for Istanbul Mainnet Activation

Ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, is scheduled to arrive on mainnet the week of Dec. 4. The decision was made during an ethereum core developer call on Oct. 25. Later on Friday, Danno Ferrin, blockchain protocol engineer at ethereum venture studio ConsenSys, proposed activating Istanbul at block number 9,056,000 in accordance with the targeted date […]

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