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  • Major Financial Clearinghouse Is Exploring Ethereum for Digital Asset Management

    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s new prototype leverages the Ethereum blockchain to streamline capital markets activity.The financial services industry has taken another step forward into blockchain-based digital assets with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s recent release of their Project Whitney Case Study. The platform, which uses Ethereum as its core technology, embraces a new approach to the representation of value in capital markets and signals an era of in… … More

  • Ethereum JavaScript Libraries for Dapp Development: web3.js vs. ethers.js

    A technical guide to the differences between Web3.js and Ethers.js, the two most popular JavaScript libraries for interacting with the Ethereum blockchain and developing dapps.Web3.js and ethers.js are JavaScript libraries that allow developers to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. They are both great libraries — either library will likely meet the needs of most Ethereum developers. This article is a comparison of web3.js and ethers.js, focusing on their similarities and differences, so that… … More

  • Looking Back at 5 Years of Proof of Work

    Our latest report reviews the performance of Ethereum’s consensus mechanism since 2015 and looks ahead to Ethereum 2.0’s Proof of Stake.Proof of Work has upheld the Ethereum ecosystem since its launch in 2015. Since then, a number of on- and off-chain events-including security events, network upgrades, and market forces-have influenced how miners and mining pools have interacted with the network.A visualization of the funds flowing from mining pools on the Ethereum network.Historically, mining d… … More

  • Coinbase Custody selected by 21Shares for Bitcoin ETP

    Today we’re proud to announce that 21Shares AG has chosen Coinbase Custody to store its digital assets for its Bitcoin ETP. 21Shares AG is listing its 21Shares Bitcoin ETP (ISIN: CH0454664001 — WKN A2T64E) on the Deutsche Börse’s Xetra electronic venue on Thursday July 2nd 2020. Coinbase Custody will serve as custodian for the underlying assets of their Bitcoin ETP.21Shares selected Coinbase Custody after reviewing our institutional-grade offline storage solution, which includes world-class secu… … More

  • Nervos CKB Development Update #37

    By Ian Yang.Jun 1 to Jun 28, 2020TL;DRReleased ckb v0.33.0.Continue working on chain sync performance.Changes in CKBWe have:Released CKB v0.33.0.Improved chain sync performance. (#2067, #2081)Added a new sub-command replay to verify the local chain (#2045)Fixed a vulnerability that ckb process crashes on invalid input. (GHSA-pr39–8257-fxc2)Added document to explain different protocol handles in tentacle. (ProtocolHandle)Supported updating log levels dynamically via RPC (#2113)Added RPC truncate … … More

  • Privacy Upgrades for Hyperledger Besu 1.5

    The most recent set of enhancements to the enterprise-friendly Ethereum client.Last year, PegaSys released support of private transactions in Besu, using Orion as the private transaction manager. Since then, the PegaSys team has been working to build out supporting privacy features. The most recent set of enhancements include:Ability to add and remove members from privacy groups.Filters and subscriptions for private contracts.Web3j and web3js support for private transactions and filters.Privacy … … More

  • Price Discovery in the Bitcoin Spot & Derivatives Markets

    by Luisa Eguren, Bryan Fondufe, Caleb Hogan and Claire MatthewsIntroductionAs four first year MBA students at the MIT Sloan School of Management, we worked with the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology to determine the nexus of price discovery between the bitcoin spot and derivatives markets as part of Blockchain Lab, an action-learning lab offered by MIT. To answer this question, we performed field research with individuals both in traditional financial markets and in crypto markets, as well … … More

  • Blockchain in Europe: Learnings From the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

    For two years, ConsenSys has led the team behind the European Commission’s main blockchain think tank and policy advisory body. Here are our takeaways about the state of the ecosystem.In May, ConsenSys successfully concluded its 27-month mandate from the European Commission to run the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum. The purpose of the Observatory has been to facilitate a dialogue between European policy makers and Europe’s blockchain thought leaders and community. In this post, we summarise… … More

  • W3BCLOUD Raises $20.5 Million to Roll Out Data Centers for the Blockchain Economy

    The joint venture between Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) and ConsenSys gears up to operate its first Ethereum blockchain data centers.W3BCLOUD, a joint venture between Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) and ConsenSys, announced today that it has completed its initial close of $20.5M in convertible notes from Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) and ConsenSys, along with several family offices in the United Arab Emirates. With this first round of funding, W3BCLOUD will ramp and operate it… … More

  • ConsenSys Codefi Announces Ethereum 2.0 Staking Pilot Program With Six Members

    Binance,, DARMA Capital, Huobi Wallet, Matrixport, and Trustology join Codefi Staking Pilot Program, gain early access to Ethereum 2.0 staking solutionConsenSys Codefi is launching an Ethereum 2.0 staking-as-a-service platform with institutional functionality for exchanges, custodians, funds, wallets and other potential customers. Last week, Codefi revealed its first batch of Pilot Program participants, designed to incorporate feedback and feature requests while designing and building… … More

  • How to Fetch and Update Data From Ethereum With React and SWR

    Configure your dapp’s frontend so token balances and fund transfers update in your users’ Ethereum wallets.Ethereum allows us to build decentralized applications (dapps). The main difference between a typical application and a dapp is that you don’t need to deploy a backend-at least as long as you take advantage of the other smart contracts deployed on the Ethereum mainnet.Because of that, the frontend plays a major role. It is in charge of marshaling and unmarshaling the data from the smart con… … More

  • Tutorial: Query Your Ethereum 2.0 Validator Balance With the Infura API

    How to query validator balances programmatically with the Infura Eth 2.0 Beacon Chain API.Every day is bringing us closer to the genesis of Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0. Major multi-client testnet efforts are well underway with the current witti testnet and the upcoming altona testnet. Interest and participation in staking on these testnets continues to rise, with over 65% of all respondents planning to stake their ETH, according to a new Ethereum 2.0 Report.One of the most basic needs for those staking… … More

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