Ethereum’s Constantinople, St. Petersburg Upgrades Have Been Activated

Ethereum’s Constantinople, St. Petersburg Upgrades Have Been Activated The Constantinople and St. Petersburg network upgrades for the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum’s (ETH), occurred today Feb. 28, according to ethstats.net. Specifically, the updates went live on the main network at block 7,280,000, in accordance with previously released schedule. Although the upgrade has two names of two originally separated updates, they…

Samsung Announces Galaxy S10 Crypto Partners, Bitcoin and Ethereum Support

Samsung Announces Galaxy S10 Crypto Partners, Bitcoin and Ethereum Support The new Galaxy S10 series smartphones by South Korean tech giant Samsung will apparently have wallet functions for Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and two other tokens. A Samsung official spoke about the phone’s new features at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 25. In its presentation, Samsung revealed various crypto…

Analyst Claims Ethereum (ETH) is Likely to See Increased Volatility as Constantinople Hard Fork Approaches

Analyst Claims Ethereum (ETH) is Likely to See Increased Volatility as Constantinople Hard Fork Approaches Ethereum, like most major cryptocurrencies, has seen increased levels of volatility over the past week, but has failed to make any lasting upwards moves that resulted in sustained higher highs. Analysts now expect ETH to increased levels of volatility as…

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Social Media Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Social Media Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks Ethereum core developer Afri Schoedon is taking a step back from social media due to an onslaught of online criticism. Tweeting Sunday that he will “no longer respond on Gitter, Skype, Discord, Slack, Wire, Twitter and Reddit,” Schoedon said that for the foreseeable future he would…

ErisX to CFTC: Regulated ETH Futures Would Result in More Robust, Liquid Market

ErisX to CFTC: Regulated ETH Futures Would Result in More Robust, Liquid Market Chicago-based crypto exchange ErisX has filed a comment letter with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in response to the agency’s request for feedback on Ethereum (ETH)’s mechanics and market. The letter, submitted on Feb. 15, sets forth the exchange’s belief that “the introduction of a…

Nasdaq to Add Bitcoin and Ethereum Indices to Global Data Service

Nasdaq to Add Bitcoin and Ethereum Indices to Global Data Service Stock exchange operator Nasdaq is adding indices for bitcoin and ethereum to its global data service later this month. The company announced Monday that it has partnered with New Zealand-based blockchain data and research firm Brave New Coin to offer information on the two new indices starting…

Ethereum Denies It Is Mulling $15 Mln Investment to Develop Verifiable Delay Functions

Ethereum Denies It Is Mulling $15 Mln Investment to Develop Verifiable Delay Functions The Ethereum Foundation has refuted alleged plans to spend a prospective $15 million on the development of Verifiable Delay Functions (VDFs) for use in its transition to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network. The clarification was made by Foundation researcher Justin Drake in private correspondence with…

Why Google Data Scientists Are Interested in Ethereum Classic

Why Google Data Scientists Are Interested in Ethereum Classic Google’s big-data analytics platform, BigQuery, just quietly added support for Ethereum Classic blockchain searches along with a range of other cryptocurrency networks. This effort will make it easier for technologists to search the blockchain for specific pieces of data. This move is just one out of many…

Ethereum Hackathon ETHDenver Partners With UNICEF on Blockchain Bounty System

Ethereum Hackathon ETHDenver Partners With UNICEF on Blockchain Bounty System Upcoming Ethereum (ETH) hardware hackathon ETHDenver is partnering with UNICEF on a blockchain bounty token system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Jan. 31. The token aims to incentivize developers to create projects which promote social good, the press release notes. ETHDenver — set to…