Japan’s NRI Presents Its New Blockchain Security Tool, Becomes ConsenSys‘ Development Partner

Photo: ConsenSys / Twitter While the blockchain infrastructure is actively developing, such aspects as security and protection of privacy are still considered to be rather controversial and require to be enhanced in order to increase the level of confidence of the participants of the network. NRI’s Blockchain Security Tool Japanese Nomura Research Institute’s (NRI) subsidiary that is dealing with cybersecurity […]

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Bancor Launches Cross-Blockchain Conversion Solution

Bancor, a cryptocurrency liquidity provider, announced on Monday that it has launched a new solution – BancorX – that allows users to convert between cryptocurrencies based on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains. Prior to this, cryptocurrency traders that wanted to swap Ethereum-based tokens for EOS cryptocurrencies would have to go through an exchange. Join the Leading Industry Event! Users of […]

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Behind the Scenes, CBOE Reportedly Saying Ether Futures Are Nigh

A new report from Business Insider‘s Frank Chaparro indicates that Chicago Board Options Exchange, among the world’s largest options exchanges and the first mainstream market to launch a bitcoin futures product, may have an ether futures product live by year’s end. The move would further cement ether’s position as the runner-up powerhouse crypto behind bitcoin in the space.  Also see: Old […]

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Ethereum Devs Take a Look at Potential ETH Issuance Reduction

Friday, August 24th, Ethereum Core’s developers hosted a series of guests in, among other things, discussing a possible ether issuance reduction within the Ethereum blockchain’s nigh Constantinople fork update. The project’s current issuance is 3 ETH per mined block. Discussion centered around whether that figure should stay put, or shift to 2 ETH (EIP-1234) or 1 ETH (EIP-858).  Also read: China […]

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Nimbus, Orion, Vyper, Oh My! Ethereum Ecosystem Trodding Toward Future

There’s been no shortage of fresh advancements in the wider Ethereum ecosystem this week. Community stalwart Status has introduced a sharding client in Nimbus. ConsenSys’ PegaSys team has announced Orion, a “Java-based Private Transaction Manager.” And with the beta launch of the new EVM language Vyper earlier this summer, the future-minded progress is steadily unfurling for Ethereum.  Also read: Ripple’s Triple […]

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It's Alive! Augur Ethereum Prediction Market Finally Launches on July 9th

Highly anticipated Ethereum-powered prediction market Augur sees its mainnet launch on July 9th. As part of the launch, existing Augur REP tokens will need to be migrated. This migration will be mostly automatic. However, those who hold tokens in specific decentralized exchanges like IDEX will need to move them elsewhere until the migration is complete. In advance of the shift, IDEX will […]

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