Ethereum News

Recent Ethereum News Stories

Expo Lets Ethereum Haters Short ETH on First Completely Trustless Margin Trading Platform

As the cryptocurrency market matures, a number of exchanges have begun to offer crypto derivatives contracts. To margin trade on these platforms, users are forced to trust their crypto capital on centralized exchange wallets. A new open-source platform leveraging...

Read More 2 min read
A Deeper Look at Sigma Prime’s Lighthouse: An Open-Source Ethereum 2.0 Client

The world of blockchain innovation is a tide pool of information that has left many cryptocurrency skeptics in the dark, but for decentralized security, a light is coming. Lighthouse: an open-source Ethereum 2.0 client, written in Rusthttps://t.co/qA4wQuHuRh — Vitalik...

Read More 3 min read
‘HyperDragons’ Video Game Employs Tenfold Protocol’s Layer-2 Scaling on Ethereum

MixMarvel and Tenfold Protocol have joined forces to apply Tenfold’s layer-2 blockchain scalability solutions to “HyperDragons,” a strategy game built on the Ethereum network, in a move that will allow expanded gameplay and decreased transaction costs. “HyperDragons” Takes Flight...

Read More 2 min read
Crypto Market Stabilizes: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Some Alts Back In Green

The wounded cryptocurrency market is showing signs of recovery after a week-long maelstrom that saw over $40 billion wiped out from the total market cap amidst manipulation speculation, black market Bitcoin dumps, and fake news accusations. Dogecoin Surprisingly Unscathed...

Read More 2 min read
Vitalik Buterin Proclaims an End to Explosive Growth as ETH Values Plummet: How Will Ethereum Recover?

Ethereum prices have plummeted over the last week, experiencing a drop in value of over 30% amidst a bloodbath that has shaved $50 billion off the cumulative cryptocurrency market cap. With ETH prices hovering around the $200 mark, Ethereum...

Read More 4 min read
ConsenSys’ Joseph Lubin and Amanda Gutterman Discuss Civil Partnership at TechCrunch Disrupt

Joseph Lubin and Amanda Gutterman of ConsenSys explained how blockchain technology and media companies go hand in hand during TechCrunch Disrupt; while the latest project ConsenSys is working with, The Civil Media Company, looks to create independent newsrooms in...

Read More 2 min read
Research: Nearly Half of Millennials Prefer Crypto Over Fiat

Since the ICO fervor of 2017, cryptocurrency and blockchain have become an international phenomenon, driving the digital economy movement. With public adoption on the rise, market research firm YouGov has conducted a study revealing recent statistics on cryptocurrency awareness....

Read More 2 min read
Crypto Market Chaos: Crypto Community Quick to Blame Goldman Sachs, Silk Road Bitcoin Liquidation More Likely

The cryptocurrency market is in the midst of a selling frenzy, with Bitcoin, Ethereum and most altcoins experiencing a sharp and sudden drop in value. A major sell-off, which began at 4:40 p.m. UTC +7:00 on Wednesday saw total cryptocurrency...

Read More 3 min read
Google Launches Plugin to Make Ethereum Blockchain Analysis an Accessible Venture

Despite its reluctance toward crypto finance and ICO advertisements, Google is not shying away from the technical prowess of blockchain networks. The search giant recently announced its new database tool, which helps explore the Ethereum blockchain. Google Steps into...

Read More 3 min read
Ethereum Details Constantinople and Casper Ahead of Major Update

Ethereum’s core developers held another meeting, Aug. 31, to further discuss the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency network’s four-stage development plan–including additional details on the Constantinople hard fork and Casper. Constantinople Due in September Not to name names, but a friend...

Read More 3 min read
CryptoKitties to ‘Bring Blockchain to Life’ in New Art Exhibit

In 2017, CryptoKitties made headlines as the world’s most popular blockchain game. Pushing further into the public eye, CryptoKitties has partnered with Meural to showcase the “Bringing Blockchain to Life” art exhibit. CryptoKitties Spreads Blockchain Awareness CryptoKitties, an Ethereum-based collectibles...

Read More 2 min read
Cboe Global Markets Hints at Launching Ethereum Futures

The introduction of cryptocurrency-based derivatives poses a potential catalyst for institutional investors to enter the sector, and with Bitcoin futures already available, Cboe Global Markets has revealed that they’re close to launching Ethereum futures. Ether Futures Coming Soon As...

Read More 2 min read
Ethereum-Based Civil Pairs with Associated Press for Blockchain-Based Content

Ethereum-based Civil, a blockchain journalism startup, has inked a licensing agreement with the Associated Press (AP) that will see the latter’s news content available for use by Civil-based newsrooms via blockchain technology. Another Giant Turns to Blockchain According to...

Read More 2 min read
OmiseGO Announces Release of OMG Network Repo and Tesuji Plasma Progress

Ethereum-based payment platform OmiseGO announced a major step forward in the quest for DLT scalability, releasing an early alpha of a Plasma-based scaling solution that may potentially increase the transaction capacity of the OMG network. Announced via a Medium post,...

Read More 2 min read
New Song “Vitalik Buterin” By Producer Gramatik Inspired by Ethereum

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency are influencing innovation and change across a spectrum of industries. The music industry already tested the waters of the financial benefits of blockchain technology, but Slovenian electro producer Gramatik has also seized inspiration from the blockchain...

Read More 2 min read
The Case for Stablecoins: A Much-Needed Asset Class or the Worst Crypto Idea?

The case of cryptocurrencies’ global relevance remains a moot point given its wildly volatile nature, an aspect which has spurred a billion dollar crypto-exchange market. However, some entrepreneurs and companies are determined to bring needful price stability to the...

Read More 3 min read
Report: Nearly $2.5 Billion Paid Annually to Ethereum Miners, ETH Issuance Woes Continue

Despite waning prices and never-ending scalability debates, the Ethereum protocol continues to rake in massive revenues for network miners, with figures confirming $2.5 billion-a-year payouts. Ethereum Miners Rake in Big Money According to a report on TrustNodes, mining revenue...

Read More 2 min read
Vitalik Buterin Goes on ‘Tweet Storm’ About Ethereum’s Casper

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin unleashed a “tweet storm,” Aug. 16, presumably to succinctly explain the Casper protocol to crypto-enthusiasts while dismissing rumors and misconceptions. The 75-tweet-long update from Buterin showcased the developer’s infuriation with commonly propagated rumors as well...

Read More 2 min read
BitMex CEO: Ether Is a ‘Sh*tcoin’ That Will Fall Below $100

Ethereum holders may be holding their breath for an impending market bottom, but BitMex CEO Arthur Hayes has dubbed the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization a “double-digit sh*tcoin” destined for sub-$100 levels. Making the colorful description in BitMex’s newsletter,...

Read More 2 min read
IOHK Calls Out Ethereum’s Casper Protocol In Favor of Own “Ouroboros”

Based on two social discussions over Reddit, H.K.-based IOHK, the parent company of Cardano and Ethereum Classic blockchains, released a detailed comparison between Casper and Ouroboros, two proof-of-stake protocols. IOHK Hits Out Starting with the fundamentals, IOHK noted that...

Read More 3 min read
What is Ethereum ERC725? Self-Sovereign Identity Management on the Blockchain

Decentralized applications (dApps) are one of the most promising applications of blockchain technology, holding the potential to completely replace centralized third-party operated platforms. User identity management, however, remains critical to any dApps and is currently managed by “trusted” third...

Read More 2 min read
Ethereum Founder, Vitalik Buterin: ‘We’re at the Tail End of a Crypto Bubble’

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin is undoubtedly an industry leader and blockchain pioneer. Following a multi-month downtrend, Buterin took to Twitter to share his outlook on the current cryptocurrency market conditions. Buterin: ‘We’re at the Tail End of a Crypto...

Read More 2 min read
Australian Bank Utilizes Ethereum for Cross-Border Shipments

A 17-ton, cross-border container of almonds was successfully transported from Australia to Germany utilizing the Ethereum blockchain, in a collaborative move between Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and five logistics organizations. Augmenting Shipping Systems The development represented one of...

Read More 3 min read
Reddit Co-Founder, Alexis Ohanian: ‘BTC $20K, ETH $1.5K by End of 2018’

Emerging from a multi-month downtrend, the cryptocurrency market is starting to rebound from its yearly lows. Showing optimism for the industry, Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian upheld his end-of-year $20K Bitcoin and $1.5K Ethereum price predictions for 2018. ‘BTC $20K,...

Read More 2 min read
Ethereum Incubator ConsenSys to Power Chinese City via Blockchain

Chinese government officials in the South Eastern province of Xiong’an have engaged the services of Ethereum incubator ConsenSys to help turn their agriculture-intensive economy to a technological powerhouse. Xiong’an’s Blockchain Push As reported by South China Morning Post on July...

Read More 2 min read
Ethereum-based DApp Ponzi Games Ranking Highest in Daily Usage

As self-proclaimed “scam” games experience the most usage amongst all decentralized applications (dApps), the emerging technology might be finding unsteady footing in the market. The triumphant success of Fomo3D and PoWH3D describe themselves as “exit scam” and “smart-pyramid” games...

Read More 2 min read
Ethereum Creator Praises Decentralized Twitter Peepeth, But Not All Users are Happy

Vitalik Buterin, co-creator of Ethereum, praised Peepeth, a decentralized, blockchain-based Twitter-like social media platform. However, not all users are happy with it. The Issue Buterin, who tested Peepeth for the first time on July 21, 2018, complimented the developers...

Read More 2 min read
Grayscale Investments Reports 56% of Incoming Crypto Capital Is From Institutional Investors

The emergence of new regulations continues to fuel an influx of institutional capital in the cryptocurrency sector. In its H1 2018 report, Grayscale Investments revealed that the majority of cryptocurrency investments are coming from institutional investors. Rising Institutional Investor...

Read More 2 min read
Ethereum’s Average Transaction Fees Temporarily Surpassed Bitcoin’s for First Time Ever

For the first time in their inception, Ethereum’s average transaction fees outstripped Bitcoin’s. Ethereum however, has since resumed its place as the more economical blockchain. As reported in a tweet by @JZay, Coin Metrics data revealed the momentary overtaking...

Read More 2 min read
MyCrypto Condemns Chinese Exchange For Spamming and Congesting Ethereum

MyCrypto, one of the most popular Ethereum and ERC20 token wallets created by the co-creator of MyEtherWallet, heavily criticized Chinese cryptocurrency exchange FCoin for congesting the Ethereum blockchain network with insignificant transactions. Condemnation of FCoin’s Absurd Business Model FCoin,...

Read More 2 min read
A New First-Person Video Game Is Rewarding Players with ERC20 Tokens

More and more companies are returning value back to their users through cryptocurrency and decentralization. Blockchain-driven startup WAR FIELD allows players to win ERC20-compliant GOLDER tokens in its new, first-person shooter game. Monetizing Gameplay for the Average Player WAR...

Read More 2 min read
Stanford Students Built 16 Ethereum-Based dApps, Without an ICO

Stanford University students demonstrate how multi-million dollar initial coin offerings (ICOs) are not necessary to create working blockchain-related products and solutions. Stanford Focuses on Active Blockchain Development Since 2017, companies from the traditional finance sector and tech industry have aggressively...

Read More 3 min read
Tether Injects $250 Million USD Into Crypto Market, Bitcoin, Ethereum Recapture Lost Ground

USD-linked stablecoin has printed another quarter-billion USD, representing a significant injection of capital into the ailing cryptocurrency market. The issuance of the new USDT, historically linked with a surge in positive market action. Tether has recently addressed community concern...

Read More 2 min read
Freedom of Press Foundation Receives 1000 ETH on First Day of Accepting Donations

Since its inception, blockchain technology has enabled users worldwide the ability to access previously restricted services and information. On June 18, Freedom of the Press Foundation received $540k worth of Ether after extending their donation options into crypto. Crypto...

Read More 2 min read
Crypto Market Bounces Back: SEC Declares Bitcoin and Ethereum are Not Securities

The US SEC has again clarified its position on both Ethereum and Bitcoin, stating that neither cryptocurrencies are securities. The announcement, made by SEC Corporate Finance Division head William Hinman, has addressed one of the most pressing issues in...

Read More 3 min read
Vitalik Buterin: Sharding and Plasma to Help Ethereum Reach 1 Million Transactions Per Second

The most prominent blockchain networks, Bitcoin and Ethereum, have struggled with scalability issues since inception – posing an obstacle for mass adoption and the everyday usage of cryptocurrency. With the ability to process only up to 15 transactions per...

Read More 3 min read
Ethereum’s Active and Unique Addresses Overtake Bitcoin

Ethereum — the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap — now claims more unique and active addresses than Bitcoin. Effectively doubling in size since December 2017, the Ethereum network now hosts 35 million unique addresses — 100,000 new registrations being...

Read More 2 min read
Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Shifts Stance on Privacy

Vitalik Buterin’s privacy stance has shifted, proclaiming status as being “considerably more pro-privacy” than previous years. Detailing the evolution of his mindset in a monologue on Reddit, the Ethereum founder outlined why he now believes “having some privacy is...

Read More 2 min read
Five Reasons to Be Bullish About Bitcoin, Ethereum and the Future of Crypto

The cryptocurrency market recently experienced a bearish run driven by a range of factors including Mt Gox “Tokyo Whale” sell-offs, delayed institutional investor participation, and regulatory pressure. With the crypto market dropping 18% since May 20, investor sentiment has...

Read More 5 min read
Amazon Partners With Ethereum Development Studio to Streamline Enterprise Blockchain Deployment

Amazon Web Services has announced a new collaboration with Ethereum development studio ConsenSys which will result in the launch of Kaleido, a blockchain business cloud designed to streamline and simplify the creation, deployment, and operation of private blockchain networks...

Read More 3 min read
CME Group Launches Ethereum Price Indexes In Partnership With ETH Futures Exchange

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has announced the launch of the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate and Real-Time Index in partnership with UK-based digital asset exchange Crypto Facilities. The two new indexes will track the price movement of ETH, delivering...

Read More 2 min read
First Regulated Ethereum Futures Launched In UK: How Will Futures Contracts Impact ETH Price?

UK-based cryptocurrency trading startup, Crypto Facilities, has become the first crypto platform to launch regulated Ethereum futures contracts, making a new derivatives contract available from 4 pm UK time on the 11th of May. The new Ethereum futures contracts...

Read More 3 min read
Ethereum Founder Provides Updates on the Progress of Casper After Community Development Conference

Last week, the Community Ethereum Development Conference wrapped up, and Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, provided significant updates on the progress of Casper, the Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus protocol that is expected to propel the future of Ethereum. Ethereum...

Read More 3 min read
EEA Aims to Standardize Blockchain Implementation With New Enterprise Ethereum Architecture Stack

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has announced the release of a new Enterprise Ethereum Architecture Stack that is set to standardize the specifications of Ethereum enterprise solutions, assisting organizations in developing Ethereum-based solutions. The new architecture stack, released on May...

Read More 3 min read
BatchOverflow Exploit Creates Trillions of Ethereum Tokens, Major Exchanges Halt ERC20 Deposits

A newly-discovered Ethereum smart contract exploit has resulted in the generation of billions of ERC20 tokens, causing major exchanges to temporary halt ERC20 deposits and withdrawals until all tokens can be assessed for vulnerability. The exploit, termed the batchOverflow...

Read More 3 min read
Crypto Trade Group Pressures SEC to Exempt Ethereum From Security Classification

An alliance of lawyers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs have recently met with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to petition for the creation of cryptocurrency “safe harbors” for specific cryptocurrencies and tokens, including Ethereum. The Venture Capital Working Group,...

Read More 3 min read
NASA Initiates Independent Research on the Ethereum Blockchain

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in conjunction with the University of Akron (UA) has just initiated a new research program that will see the two scientific powerhouses come-together to implement Ethereum-based blockchain technology for the purposes of...

Read More 2 min read
Meet Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Blockchain Powerhouse ConsenSys

As cryptocurrencies are gaining mainstream attention, much of the focus is on the two preeminent cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum. While Bitcoin’s founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, remains an obscure figure with no verified identify, the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has...

Read More 3 min read