DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain

DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain

The company that today settles the lion's share of U.S. securities is moving its flagship blockchain project out of the testing phase. Revealed in an exclusive interview with CoinDesk, the DTCC reports that it has completed an early version of a blockchain that could one day support the trade of $11 trillion-worth of credit derivatives. The milestone signifies a major development for the clearing house, one that also marks a continuation of the largest effort yet to adapt an existing financial infrastructure to a blockchain.
Ether Prices Hold Above $300 as Fork Fears Fade

Ether Prices Hold Above $300 as Fork Fears Fade

Ether prices continue to hold strong despite technical headwinds. At press time, the ether-US dollar (ETH/USD) exchange rate is roughly $305, up from a low of $287 in the wake of a recent software upgrade. And while the price may be down from a peak of $350 in the run-up to the release, the relative price stability may be impressive due to the supposedly shaky state of the code.
Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Can They Ever Be Safe?

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Can They Ever Be Safe?

Hard forks have earned a bit of a bad name. Long portrayed as dangerous (or at least disruptive), the mechanism is also one of the more intuitive for upgrading blockchains. Quite simply, since blockchains are built on common rules, it can seem like the easiest way to improve them is to introduce new rules (or change existing ones) – and that's exactly what hard forks, one type of a wider variety of forks, seek to do.

К Enterprise Ethereum Alliance присоединились 48 новых участников

К некоммерческому консорциуму Enterprise Ethereum Alliance присоединились 48 новых членов, включая технологическое подразделение Hewlett Packard. Об этом говорится в официальном блоге EEA. Cписок новых участников довольно разнообразный — от блокчейн-стартапов и IT-компаний до академических учреждений. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and 47 Organizations Join 200-Member Strong Enterprise Ethereum Alliance: https://t.
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 48 New Members

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Adds 48 New Members

Forty-eight companies have joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, including Hewlett-Packard spin-off HP Enterprise (HPE). The list of new members is varied, drawn from the blockchain startup ecosystem as well as the IT, finance and academic worlds. Among the new members is the University of New South Wales, which this week unveiled a new consumer loyalty research initiative that sees it offering the cryptocurrency ether as a reward for purchases.

Сеть Ethereum по-прежнему нестабильна после хардфорка Byzantium

Организациям и разработчикам лучше воздержаться от запуска крупных проектов, пока сеть Ethereum не будет полностью стабильной после недавнего хардфорка Byzantium. Об этом в комментарии CoinDesk сказал глава Parity Technologies и разработчик ядра Ethereum Гэвин Вуд.
Австралийским студентам будут начислять Ethereum за покупки на территории университета

Австралийским студентам будут начислять Ethereum за покупки на территории университета

Расположенный в Сиднее Университет Нового Южного Уэльса (UNSW) и стартап LoyaltyX подписали договор о сотрудничестве, в рамках которого намерены награждать студентов криптовалютой Ethereum за покупки, совершенные в розничных магазинах на территории кампуса. Результаты этой программы лягут в основу исследования по лояльности потребителей, проводимой Общественным университетом Австралии, пишет HypeCodes.
JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain

JPMorgan Launches Interbank Payments Platform on Quorum Blockchain

Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase is launching a new interbank payments platform powered by blockchain, the firm announced today. With the participation of two other banks – Australia-based ANZ and the Royal Bank of Canada (Australia) – the Interbank Information Network (IIN) will be built on Quorum, the ethereum-based blockchain network first unveiled last fall. Additional institutions are expected to join the initiative in the coming months, with a specific focus on the correspondent banking market.
Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway

Priced In? Ether Sees Cautious Boost as Blockchain Upgrade Underway

Ether prices rose to a six-week high of $350 today as ethereum, the second largest blockchain by total value, appears to have successfully executed a widely anticipated software upgrade. The first part of a larger technology update called "Metropolis," the "Byzantium" code was enacted this morning Eastern Standard Time with minimal contention as anticipated by developers.

В сети Ethereum состоялся хардфорк Byzantium

В понедельник, 16 октября, в 05.22 UTC на блоке 4,370,000 в сети Ethereum состоялся ранее запланированный хардфорк. Создатель Ethereum Виталик Бутерин также поделился этой новостью у себя в Twitter: Hard fork celebration! pic.twitter.com/mL1ZyJOYeA — Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) 16 жовтня 2017 р.
Ethereum Developers Find Geth Bug as Hard Fork Nears

Ethereum Developers Find Geth Bug as Hard Fork Nears

The discovery of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack vulnerability led the developers of ethereum's Geth software to release a new version just days before the Byzantium hard fork. On finding the bug, the team behind ethereum's most popular client published a new software release, yet data from blockchain analytics site Ether Nodes shows a relatively low rate – only 1.

Состоялся официальный запуск Polkadot Network

Команда разработчиков протокола Polkadot объявила об официальном запуске сети и одновременном старте кампании по продаже токенов проекта. Также разработчики предупредили о появлении фейкового сайта, создатели которого очевидно ставят цель похитить средства пользователей. WARNING SCAM: We have not issued any @Google ad.
Сеть Ethereum готовится к хардфорку Byzantium

Сеть Ethereum готовится к хардфорку Byzantium

В понедельник, 16 октября, в сети Ethereum должен состояться запланированный хардфорк Byzantium, первая часть масштабного апгрейда Metropolis, призванного сделать блокчейн более быстрым и легким. По данным Ethereum Foundation, хардфорк будет активирован на блоке 4,370,000 в промежутке между 12:00 UTC и 13:00 UTC (после 15:00 по Москве).
History Repeated? Confidence High Ethereum Will Avoid Blockchain Split

History Repeated? Confidence High Ethereum Will Avoid Blockchain Split

"There is no reason to believe that this one will be controversial." Just days away from making one of its biggest-ever upgrades, confidence is high among ethereum supporters that the world's second-largest blockchain will avoid past mistakes and successfully navigate a coming change to its codebase, projected for Sunday night. "I expect that nothing will happen," Ethereum Foundation developer and designer Alex Van de Sande told CoinDesk.
At Last? Parity Releases Revised Software Ahead of Ethereum Hard Fork

At Last? Parity Releases Revised Software Ahead of Ethereum Hard Fork

Parity, the second-largest provider of ethereum protocol software, has announced its final Byzantium release. Coming just days before ethereum is to undergo a hard fork to upgrade its underlying blockchain, Parity's release is the latest in four, all of which were found to contain "consensus bugs" – or faults in the software that would force network nodes, the computers underlying the blockchain, to split onto a different version of the protocol.
No Token Response: UNICEF Is Open to Doing Its Own ICO

No Token Response: UNICEF Is Open to Doing Its Own ICO

So-called token sales or initial coin offerings (ICOs) are getting a nod of approval from an unlikely source. Revealed in an exclusive interview with CoinDesk, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the U.N. program tasked with providing assistance to children around the globe, said this week it would be open to exploring how it could issue custom cryptocurrencies, either to further its mission or the goals of its partners. While it might seem surprising that an organization like UNICEF would make such bold claims, it's actually consistent with the organization's drive to position itself as a leader in blockchain.

Saxo Bank добавил поддержку биржевых нот на базе Ethereum

Датская брокерская компания Saxo Bank пополнила перечень поддерживаемых активов биржевыми нотами (ETN) на базе Ethereum. Об этом пишет Finance Magnates. Как отмечает издание, решение было принято в соответствии со стратегией компании и с учетом пожеланий ее клиентов.
Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

New York-based ethereum development startup ConsenSys has revealed a number of new hires, including several IBM employees and the former CEO of South Africa's central securities depository (CSD). ConsenSys announced today that John Wolpert, former global blockchain offering director, will work to advance the startup's product and venture efforts. Monica Singer, who left Strate this summer after working for the CSD since the late 1990s, is set to serve as its "Blockchain Ambassador" with a focus on financial markets.

Interview: Cryptographer Silvio Micali on Bitcoin, Ethereum and Proof of Stake

Silvio Micali is an MIT professor and Turing Award–winning cryptographer known for his work in technologies that form the bedrock of blockchains today: public-key cryptosystems, digital signatures, pseudorandomness and multiparty computations. He is also the co-inventor of the zero-knowledge proof.

Опубликован код протокола атомарного свопа между биткоином и Ethereum

Блокчейн-разработчики криптобиржи Altcoin Exchange выложили в свободный доступ код протокола, позволяющего осуществлять атомарные обмены (свопы) между сетями биткоин и Ethereum. По словам исполнительного директора Altcoin Exchange Эндрю Газдеки, публикация кода стала новой вехой в развитии атомарных транзакций.

Начал работу международный Ethereum-маркетплейс — аналог Localbitcoins

10 октября запустилась международная P2P-платформа Cryptolocator, предназначенная для торговли Ethereum и другими альткоинами. Об этом журналу ForkLog сообщила команда проекта. За последний год цена второй по капитализации криптовалюты Ethereum выросла на более чем 3000% в связи с резким увеличением спроса и запуском криптотокенов стандарта ERC20 на базе платформы.
Bitcoin-Ethereum Atomic Swap Code Now Open Source

Bitcoin-Ethereum Atomic Swap Code Now Open Source

A team of cryptocurrency startup developers is open-sourcing technology that enables trustless trading between the bitcoin and ethereum blockchains. Now available on GitHub, the code has already been used to execute what startup Altcoin Exchange claims is the first so-called "atomic swap" between the largest cryptocurrencies by market value. As a result of the release, a now larger community of developers can play around with and build on top of the code.

Биржа Nasdaq Stockholm добавила поддержку индексных облигаций Ethereum

Эмитент единственных биржевых индексных биткоин-облигаций (ETN) XBT Provider анонсировал появление первых индексных облигаций Ethereum на бирже Nasdaq Stockholm. Об этом сообщается на официальном сайте XBT Provider.
Back Above $300: Is Ether Building Momentum?

Back Above $300: Is Ether Building Momentum?

The ether-US dollar (ETH/USD) exchange may be looking to regain some of its past momentum. Ether's ongoing love affair with the psychological level of $300 continues amid low trading volume. At press time, ETH is trading in a sideways manner around the $304 level. Week-on-week, the cryptocurrency is up 4.
Ethereum Developers Optimistic Ahead of Byzantium Blockchain Fork

Ethereum Developers Optimistic Ahead of Byzantium Blockchain Fork

Ethereum's core developers assembled yesterday for a final scheduled meeting before the blockchain network, the world's second-largest by total value, undergoes its next upgrade, expected on October 16. Held via Google Hangouts at 14:00 UTC, the discussion centered on ensuring all ethereum clients upgrade their software in unison so as to avoid any unintended splits. For the fork to occur across all nodes uniformly, clients need to include the necessary changes that accompany the upgrade – called Byzantium – as well as the trigger at block number 4,370,000 that will mark the official shift to the new code.