Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ethereum ‘Stakeholders’ Meet To Discuss Governance, Without Vitalik Buterin’s Involvement

Ethereum players including Parity and Gnosis have committed to an action plan trying to improve ecosystem governance. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has said he did not attend nor give “permission” for approval of a roadmap cementing “governance” this week. A group of entities had committed to aiding growth of the Ethereum ecosystem, summarizing their intentions in a statement May 9. The signees, all of which attended the EIP0 Summit earlier this month, identified a need to “help understand, document and improve Ethereum’s governance.” Members of the agreement […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Bitcoin Supporter Might Be Next NY Attorney General

Good news for American bitcoin companies, someone who wants much lighter Bitlicense regulations is in the running to be the next New York attorney general. And in China, a bitcoin mining hardware producer is planning a $1 billion IPO. These stories and much more in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: Stripper Explains Bitcoin to Adult Industry, Facebook Explores Blockchain Bitcoin Supporter for NY AG A bitcoin supporter wants to replace New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who recently resigned after four women complained about non-consensual […]

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PR: Energi Mine Launch Phase 1 of EnergiToken Rewards Platform

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Manchester, UK – 10th May 2018: Energi Mine, the AI-based energy company, today announced the beta launch of its Energi Token rewards platform. Energi Mine is revolutionising the global energy market through decentralisation and blockchain technology with the ultimate goal of reducing […]

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Ethereum: Casper Is On Its Way

The Latest News Casper FFG is a much-anticipated software program and although there is no launch date just yet, it won’t be long before the system is ready for the market. At a recent conference in Canada, further details on the new consensus protocol for Ethereum were announced and it looks like things are going to be costly. 1,500 ether (approximately $1 million) will need to be put down if you would like to take part in testing this new release. Although this is a large amount […]

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Ethereum Founder Responds to Charges of “Insane”, “Plutocratic” Governance

Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s cofounder, is increasingly finding himself target of very public rumors about his role in the project’s supposed love of secrecy. Charges of lacking transparency are equivalent to mortal sins in the cryptocurrency space. Ethereum too is particularly sensitive about accusations along these lines, especially in the ongoing light of a possible US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) crackdown. Mr. Buterin and his supporters are fighting back. Also read: Venezuela’s President Launches Crypto Funded Youth Bank, Encourages Mining Farms Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Responds to Critics […]

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Colorado Blockchain Bill Voted Down In State Senate

A Colorado law that would more clearly define whether certain tokens qualify as securities was struck down in the state Senate. HB 1426, a piece of state legislation that would have created guidelines for identifying “open blockchain tokens” as securities, was voted down in the Colorado state Senate on May 9, according to public records. The bill passed handily in the state House of Representatives, but was more controversial in the senate. According to the Denver Post, the final hours of the legislative session saw a split […]

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Bitflyer on Hiring Spree – Discusses Multiple Expansion Plans

Japanese exchange Bitflyer is on a hiring spree, trying to tap talent from Wall Street. The company says coders can make $100,000, and plenty of employees earn $200,000. Besides already operating in three regions, the exchange is expanding into additional countries and adding more services. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Number One Goal Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Bitflyer, is on a hiring spree. The company is eyeing traders and bankers from Wall Street, including from its CEO’s former employer, Goldman Sachs, […]

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US: West Virginia Completes First Blockchain-Supported State Elections

The state of West Virginia has completed its trial-run of state elections on a blockchain-supported mobile platform. Polls closed in West Virginia’s primary election May 8, completing the first government-run, blockchain-supported vote in US history, ETHNews reported May 9. While most voters cast regular ballots, special voters in certain districts voted on a mobile blockchain-based platform. The blockchain-based mobile voting platform, developed by Voatz, was only available to a select group of voters. Participants were deployed military members, other citizens eligible to vote absentee under the Uniformed […]

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A Brief History of Hidden Messages in the Bitcoin Blockchain

People have been hiding messages in the bitcoin blockchain ever since the genesis block was mined. While most aren’t as famous as Satoshi’s Times headline of January 3 2009, each one will live for as long as bitcoin does, testaments to mankind’s obsession with steganography, spam, and unorthodox marriage proposals. Also read: No, There Isn’t Child Porn on the Bitcoin Blockchain The Bitcoin Blockchain Is Riddled with Messages There are six ways to encode messages in the bitcoin blockchain, using such fields as the coinbase parameter and […]

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Ukraine’s Securities Commission Chief Seeks Legalization of Cryptocurrencies as Financial Instruments

The Chairman of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission of Ukraine has indicated the regulator favors a decision to recognize cryptocurrencies as financial instruments. Timur Khromayev thinks it’s time to take the matter to the country’s Financial Stability Council. The point of no return has been passed, he says.   Also read: Ukraine to Legalize Crypto Mining as Economic Activity Beyond the Point of No Return Ukraine’s securities regulator is expected to raise the question about the status of cryptocurrencies during the next meeting of the […]

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