Ethereum Constantinople Almost Ready to Launch

Ethereum’s much-anticipated Constantinople upgrade, which aims to ease the transition from Proof-of-Work (PoW) to a more energy efficient Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm, should go live in January 2019, according to a decision taken at a development meeting last week. Implementation of the upgrade has been proposed for block 7,080,000 which will occur around the middle of January, but needs approval from Ethereum’s community members first.


Justin Sun Offers to “Rescue” Ethereum and EOS Developers

Tron supremo Justin Sun has stoked the fires of the blockchain platform wars by offering to “rescue” EOS and Ethereum developers from the “collapse of their platforms”, as long as they move their creations to his platform. The timing behind this ‘offer’ don’t seem to be immediately apparent, but given that


An Introduction to Ethereum

Ethereum is arguably the second-best known cryptocurrency after Bitcoin, and for good reason. A pioneering project dreamt up by a man with a taste for unicorn t-shirts, it is the bedrock on which hundreds of cryptocurrency projects have been built and the one that really brought the theory of smart contracts into reality.

Ethereum’s Origins

Those with a technical mind will tell you that the


Does Vitalik Buterin Have the Strongest Hands in Crypto?

Vitalik Buterin may be able to lay claim to having some of the strongest hands in crypto, after it emerged that the recent drop in the price of Ethereum to the verge of double digits accelerated his losses this year to $464 million. The Ethereum founder has, by and large,


Pure Bit Goes Up in Smoke and Takes 13,000 ETH With it

Unfortunately, another ICO scam has finally burst into flames and exited with a lot of investor money. Pure Bit is a South Korean crypto exchange and it ran an ICO in secret – due to the fact ICOs are illegal in South Korea.

Pure Bit operated anonymously, with its website registered to a fake name and social media accounts accessed by fake profiles.


Teacher in China Fired for Mining Ethereum

Everyone wants to get their hands on cryptos right now, and some people are willing to go to extra lengths to do so. A teacher in China went as far as installing his own mining machines in a school to mine Ethereum. Allegedly, the teacher had been mining cryptos at home, but his power bills were negating the profits he was making. This led him to concoct the brilliant plan of moving his kit into his school and using their electricity.


Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt calls Ethereum “Underrated”

Ethereum received support from a surprising but welcome source this week, when it emerged that former Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently labeled the project “underrated” in its technical use. Schmidt, who stepped down from this role at Google in 2011, was discussing the future of technology at an event hosted by venture capital firm Village Global in September, and when the subject of blockchain came up


Vitalik Buterin Says Ethereum Can’t Succeed with Him in Charge

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin gave investors cause for concern yesterday when he revealed that he is far less involved in the development of the project than expected, fueling fears he is on the verge of stepping away from it. In an


Ernst & Young Utilizes Zero-Knowledge Proof for Private Payments

Ernst & Young (EY), one of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms, has announced the world’s first implementation of zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology on the Ethereum blockchain.


Cryptocurrency Top 10 – What a Difference a Year Makes

Bitcoin’s slight dip of about $500 to $5151 on 18th October 2017 may have seemed incidental at the time, but in hindsight it acted as the starting pistol for the epic 2017 bull run. The price of Bitcoin rocketed to almost $20k during the close of last year and, for the time being at least, has never returned to that low.