Rethink, Renew: ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees to Rebrand Crypto Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange startup ShapeShift is planning a major rebrand this year. Announced at ETHDenver, an ethereum developer conference being held in Colorado this weekend, ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees said that starting Monday the company will be opening up a closed beta period for selected users so they can try a new version of the cryptocurrency exchange […]

Buterin-Proposed Constantinople Ethereum Feature Allegedly Introduces Attack Vector

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has proposed a new smart contract creation function dubbed “Create2.” This function reportedly introduces a new attack vector to the platform, according to a post on the Ethereum developers forum Ethereum Magicians published on Feb. 8. According to a Medium post by software developer Tim Cotten, the original create function […]

TCR Party: The #CryptoTwitter Popularity Contest Everyone’s Talking About

An experiment is playing out on Twitter that seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of token-curated registries through a Crypto Twitter popularity contest. The project is the brainchild of Gregory Rocco, a staffer at ethereum venture studio ConsenSys, who told CoinDesk that he had the idea in the shower several weeks back, leading to its Feb. […]

African Blockchain Alliance and ConsenSys Launch DLT Developer Program

The African Blockchain Alliance, an organization of blockchain experts, has collaborated with ConsenSys Academy to launch the “Blockchain Developer Program” in Africa to improve the skills of developers in the area of the distributed ledger technology (DLT), according to IT NEWS Africa on February 6, 2019. Transforming Africa through Blockchain Technology The African Blockchain Alliance, […]

Is ConsenSys Startup Token Foundry Dead or Doing Something Different?

Token Foundry set out last year to be the best platform for running initial coin offerings. The website of the ConsenSys-incubated startup said as much until as recently as January 21. Then, over the next few days, it would articulate two more missions before finally settling on a new goal: “This year we are adding new […]

ConsenSys Developer Joins Ethereum Classic Cooperative as Executive Director

Bob Summerwill, a developer at blockchain tech company ConsenSys, has joined the Ethereum Classic Cooperative as its executive director, according to an official announcement on Jan. 29. The Ethereum Classic Cooperative manages the development and growth of the Ethereum Classic (ETC) cryptocurrency’s protocol. Ethereum Classic is the result of a hard fork in 2016, arising […]

ETC Cooperative Adds Developer Bob Summerwill as Executive Director

Bob Summerwill, a former ethereum core developer, is taking over as executive director for the Ethereum Classic (ETC) Cooperative. Founded in April 2017, the ETC Cooperative is a non-profit organization created “to financially support the growth and development of the Ethereum Classic protocol,” as stated on the official website. Although having worked primarily in the […]

ConsenSys, Harvard, and Levi Strauss to Build Blockchain-Based Factory Safety Solutions

According to a press release published on January 24, 2019, a think tank comprising of Harvard University’s public health graduate school, New America, Levi Strauss Foundation, and blockchain startup ConsenSys have been awarded a federal grant worth $800,000 to develop DLT-powered solutions to track health and well-being records of factory workers. Leveraging DLT for Workers’ […]

Ínteroperability Platform Polkadot Looks to Raise $60 Million in Bear Market

Even if there are more Fortune 500 corporations and governments interested in using blockchain technology; it doesn’t change the fact that we are still in a prolonged cryptocurrency bear market that is continuing from last year. For cryptocurrency startups, it’s not exactly a prime time to raise money. Despite market conditions, crypto startup Polkadot is […]

Levi Strauss, Harvard Trial Ethereum Tech to Track Factory Workers’ Welfare

Harvard University, jeans giant Levi Strauss, and a U.S. think-tank are investigating blockchain as a means to improve labor welfare. New America announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of State has granted $800,000 for a pilot project that will develop a blockchain-based system to track the working conditions of factory workers. The first phase of […]