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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

  • Dharma Launches StackingStreakSweepstakes

    Starting today, you can be entered into a sweepstakes to win $50 for buying ETH on Dharma.  Eligibility Requirements:1. Buy at least $50 of ETH on Dharma by 12pm PST on Friday, 3 July 20202. All trades are valid, both crypto trades and purchases directly from a debit card3. Tweet at @dharma_hq with a screenshot of your ETH purchase from your activity feed as so: Tweet your ETH purchase card @dharma_hq to be entered to win prize $$ That’s it Sweepstakes Details:1. Once the … … More

  • Announcing MetaMask Version 8

    Everyone’s favorite way to use Ethereum applications now comes with a host of new features!Today, we’re rolling out MetaMask Version 8. This represents a major upgrade to MetaMask and offers a number of new features that no wallet has delivered before.Unparalleled Privacy ControlMost wallets today either manage a single account, or expose the currently selected user current account to all connected sites — broadly revealing users’ private information.In MetaMask V8, when you connect to a website… … More

  • Dharma Submits Compound Prop 12 to Update cDAI Interest Rate Model

    Summary Five days ago, we made an informal proposal on Compound Governance Discussion board to update the cDAI interest rate model. Post here. Over the past five days, our post saw excellent discussion and community validation. And as such, today we submitted a formal proposal to update the cDAI interest rate model on Compound. Proposal Transaction: Compound Governance Proposal: https… … 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

  • Dharma Votes to Pass Prop 11

    Context:Dharma is a voting delegation in the new Compound open governance system. We have decided to record our governance decisions in blog posts, so that the community can see our reasoning and voting record over time. Proposal Title: COMP Distribution Patch (Link) Proposer: Geoffrey Hayes Dharma Vote: Yes Rationale: Over the past few weeks, it has been clear that the COMP distribution mechanism is being exploited. This started with the cUSDT market, and quickly rotated int… … 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

  • 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

  • Dharma Votes to Pass Prop 10

    Context:Dharma is a voting delegation in the new Compound open governance system. We have decided to record our governance decisions in blog posts, so that the community can see our reasoning and voting record over time. Proposal Title: Adjusting COMP distribution speed to match Ethereum network block time and increasing higher-risk assets Reserve Factor (link) Proposer: blck Dharma Vote: Yes Rationale: This was a difficult vote for Dharma to make. We considered this proposal… … More

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