Ethereum Incubator ConsenSys Slashes Headcount 14% in Latest Strategic Shift – CoinDesk

Ethereum venture studio ConsenSys is shifting focus – and downsizing as a result. The Brooklyn, N.Y., company announced at an all-staff meeting Tuesday its latest restructuring would shrink the firm’s headcount by approximately 14 percent. When asked, ConsenSys did not explain how many individuals the cuts would affect or state its current headcount. “In the […]

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Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith Pleads Not Guilty to Violating North Korea Sanctions – CoinDesk

Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act on Thursday.  Griffith was arrested in November on allegations he spoke at a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea last year, where he allegedly taught his audience how to use cryptos to evade sanctions. A complaint […]

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Launches Testing Ground for Blockchain Interoperability – CoinDesk

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the standards group where finance and other industries explore private versions of ethereum technology, has launched a testing ground to bring about certified, branded and harmonized business uses by the end of 2020. The EEA TestNet will operate as a pre-certification sandbox, where forks of ethereum can be standardized according […]

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Ethereum Classic Successfully Completes ‘Agharta’ Hard Fork – CoinDesk

Ethereum Classic successfully completed the “Agharta” hard fork at block number 9,573,000 at 06:26 UTC on Sunday, according to etcnodes.org. Similar to the network’s last backwards-incompatible upgrade in September, Atlantis, Agharta makes ethereum classic more interoperable with sister-chain ethereum. As part of the hard fork, the Constantinople and St. Petersburg upgrades deployed in tandem on […]

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Bitcoin Sign Guy Is Back, Bringing Sound Money to Urbit’s ‘Sound Computer’ – CoinDesk

If bitcoin is digital cash and ethereum is digital law, Urbit is digital land.  The highly ambitious cloud computing project imagines nothing less than a rewiring of the internet, allowing users, not corporations, to own their online identities and data. While most blockchain projects rely on Amazon Web Services and other behemoths for essential infrastructure, […]

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