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    Basic Attention Token (BAT) moved out of Slack, hiring Ethereum devs

    Basic Attention Token (BAT) is one of the projects who created history in raising millions of dollars for development of project through lightening ICO in June 2017. According to the team, token sale enabled them to create a user growth pool of 300 million BATs. They started with the Brave Payments beta in fall, which uses Bitcoin for automated micro-donations to publishers and at present has 162 verified publishers.

    Slack out Rocket.chat in

    After researching and testing alternatives, the BAT team has announced transition from BAT Slack to rocket.chat for open communication and collaboration with its community members. The transition will start Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11AM PDT. However, the BAT Slack will remain open as read-only for 7 days during the transition to rocket.chat.

    The reason for move as mentioned in the announcement is the participation of bad actors, trying to take advantage of the openness of Slack channel and attempting to scam participants.

    • The BAT Slack monitors witnessed an increase in incidents and reports from our community concerning false information and fraudulent messages.

    • Direct messages were used in some cases by users pretending to be BAT staff.

    • The /remind Slackbot command was used on occasion to send false information.

    • The Incoming Webhooks integration was used once to pose as the BAT APP and send messages about a fake “second sale.”

    BAT's community managers will help facilitate the transition. They are also continuing to expand the team of community managers, with the goal of having full coverage across time zones on a 24/7 basis.

    Hiring Ethereum Developers

    BAT will recruit around twenty people over several months, in small groups that match the ongoing priorities of the roadmap. They are looking for talent in machine learning, Ethereum, devops, project management, marketing, design, as well as more browser developers.

    In an announcement , BAT outlined the roadmap, they are in the Mercury phase of our platform development and they are using sale funds to hire several people to complete this phase, including BAT wallet integration into Brave and converting Brave Payments from Bitcoin to BAT. It also includes developing the on-device machine learning models that privately match catalogued ads as well as developing the framework of user-private ad experience.

    Following openings are available on the [website](link url)

    • Senior Cloud Engineer, BAT

    • Ad Tech Engineer

    • Project Manager

    • Senior Web/Marcom Designer

    • Senior UX/Product Designer

    • Chromium Engineer, Security

    • Chromium Engineer, Muon

    • Chromium Engineer, Android

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    The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced its support for the first integration of Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerant (PBFT) consensus with J.P. Morgan’s Quorum Blockchain Platform on July 5, 2017.

    AMIS, a joint venture of major financial institutions in Taiwan, in a partnership with J.P Morgan, one of the world’s largest banks, performed the implementation.

    Quorum, created by J.P. Morgan, is an open source enterprise blockchain platform built on the public Ethereum project that protects data in the enterprise but remains open and flexible for future integration and innovation. PBFT is the latest option added to Quorum and helps solve the challenge of maintaining truthful transactions in a blockchain’s decentralized system.

    AMIS’s integration of PBFT into J.P. Morgan’s Quorum using geth’s new pluggable consensus interface serves as a great example of how EEA is enabling collaboration across enterprise and public Ethereum communities,” said Alex Batlin, global head of emerging business & technology and global blockchain lead at BNY Mellon.

    EEA, established in early 2017, already has more than 100 members so far. It is the world’s most advanced enterprise and startup blockchain innovators that came together to build, promote, and broadly support Ethereum-based technology best practices, standards and reference architecture. EEA’s research and development is focused on privacy, confidentiality, scalability and security. Both AMIS and J.P. Morgan are founder members of EEA.

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    A London art gallery, has announced that they will start accepting cryptocurrency as payment for works of art. As reported, Dadiani Fine Art, a gallery in Mayfair will be accepting six leading digital currencies, including Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin and others at Dadiani Fine Art's new exhibition, which opens on July 14, 2017. The sculptures, which will be made from the exhausts of Formula One cars, are expected to sell for around £25,000 to £30,000.

    According to Eleesa Dadiani, the gallery's owner,
    We are combining old world business ethics and practice with the new world of technology – the current system is becoming stale and needs to be disrupted. Cryptocurrencies will provide a bridge from the elitist, centralist fine art market to a decentralized open source world where many more will be able to become a part of this exhilarating market."

    Adoption of digital currency as mode of payment in small businesses like this is not only a better way to grow business but also represent its acceptance in mainstream. Hope to see many more practical uses of decentralized currency in near future, which is aiming to disrupt many more industries.

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    Project updates

    • Announcing 0x.js - Official JavaScript Library for 0x Protocol

    • An AI Hedge Fund Goes Live On Ethereum

    Newbie's centre

    New Projects

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    ICO / Token sale updates

    Upcoming Events

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    Introduction

    CONNEXT, a company based out of San Francisco, is creating an API to help developers scale though an easy payment to app token integration. Essentially, this API would help DApp developers accept payments for their app tokens directly using credit cards.

    As stated in the press release on July 5, 2017, (0_1499592952617_CONNEXT PR 7_7_17.pdf) , Connext has successfully released its sandbox version in June of 2017 and will begin to process live payments in September. Remaining closer to the community, Connext is seeking suggestion and feedback from its users for further development of the product.

    Since inception, the company has gained recognition and has attracted key partners within the payments industry; ranging from specialists, banks, and regulatory professionals.

    Connext plans to scale quickly in the upcoming months while pushing developers to bring blockchain to the masses!

    Project Overview

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    Ethereum has been sailing in the blockchain deep sea for quite a while. It has dropped anchor beginning Q2 this year. Since then it has survived occasional high tide low tide and has been sailing smooth for some time. Previous quarter was venturesome for Ethereum. Lot of Ethereum based ICOs raised millions of dollars for startups, but it affected the regular transaction. Before Ethereum could recover with the tide of ICO, it has to bear the shock of DDoS attack on major exchanges Kraken and Poloniex. Then came the ‘flash crash’ of Ethereum on Coinbase – GDAX, where ETH price dipped from $318 to $0.10. This was not the end of fight for the survival of Ethereum, but Vitalik Buterin , the founder of Ethereum foundation too. Vitalik met with ‘rumored death’ after which he then condemned it in his own style. With all these ups and down today, July 08, 2017, he published ‘Roundup Q2’, the Q2 report for Ethereum foundation.

    In the last month and a half, the Ethereum network went through a rapid growth in usage. It now processes as many transactions per second as Bitcoin. To accommodate the increased load, gas limit is increased to 6.7 million. Ethereum Foundation has been rapidly putting additional resources toward increasing the efficiency of the network, alongside planning longer-term changes that will greatly increase the network’s scalability.

    Q2 achievements in nutshell

    • Involved in a number of research, and discussed various topics to do with Casper, sharding and Ethereum protocol economics.

    • Metropolis testing is rapidly moving forward and they are actively seeking additional help with finishing testing.

    • Mist team had a team meetup to share details on projects and talk about the current codebase and future roadmap.

    • Team is working on features that could implement to help prevent user errors and other related issues, including more options for node switching (including Infura support) and better options for account management (including HD wallets and mnemonic seeds – but with a twist).

    • Whisper v5 is currently only available in geth. They are currently adding swarm.js and finishing the JavaScript account management

    • For security of network, bounty submissions are going on for vulnerabilities in EthereumJS, Solidity and Cpp-ethereum.

    • Discussion and critique EVM 1.5 are being welcomed.

    • The ethereumJS team is still looking for community contributors to help the Ethereum Javascript client reach Metropolis compatibility.

    • New algorithms have been designed and implemented in order to improve log searching performance in the next version of the LES protocol (Light client).

    • The main Remix feature in the last month is the alpha release of Remixd.

    • Improving the UI interface is in progress.The Contract and Debugger tab are going to be quite nicely improved.

    • ENS integration has started, including a number of bug fixes.

    • The progress in the eth-isabelle project (formal verification) was mostly from external contributions.

    • Bamboo - End-to-end testing of the compiler is in progress.

    • In Solidity, a new feature is added makes it much easier to write tools that would otherwise need a custom-made parser. The next feature will be to also re-import this data after potential modifications, which would allow things like mutation testing.

    • The swarm team has onboarded new members and held an in-person Swarm Summit in Berlin in June, 2017. To support non-committing nodes and mobile clients, swarm will offer various light modes of operation.

    • In cooperation with the Remix team, the implementation of a fully distributed integrated contract development environment is underway.

    The next major release, POC 0.3 is scheduled to come out around Metropolis and will include obfuscation support for plausible deniability, a rewrite of the swap peer-to-peer accounting for bandwidth incentivisation among other things.

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    Aragon Q2 Development report released, Dev meet planned on July 7, 2017

    Aragon decided to delivering regular updates on the development of it's project. Jorge Izquierdo,
    Tech Lead @AragonProject published their first quarterly update on June 05, 2017 to bring the community up to speed on where they’re at and the road ahead.

    According to Development Plan, version 0.4 of Aragon was planned in June 2017, but it's delayed and the new ETAs for v0.4 are:

    • July 31st: Optimistic internal deadline for feature completion.

    • Mid August-Early September: Realistic release date for v0.4 public alpha.

    • August-October: Smart contract audits and security improvements for v0.4.

    • November-December: v0.4 private beta. Starting to onboard organizations on the Ethereum Mainnet.

    Dev meeting

    As outlined in Aragon's Community Governance Model (similar to Ethereum core development team meet), they’ll also have bi-weekly Dev Meetings. These meetings will consist of the Aragon Dev team, where they’ll be discussing the current technical developments, what has got done and what needs to get done for the next release.

    The first regular Dev Meeting will take place on Friday 7th of July at 14.00/2pm CEST, and will be streamed live on Aragon's Youtube channel and the recording made available for later viewing.

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    Project updates

    New Projects

    • NOTTAR - Notarise documents using the Ethereum blockchain

    • UnikoinGold- eSports betting platform

    • Thetoken.eth- subdomains for all major tokens

    • InPay - First Dual Blockchain Project For Ethereum Classic and Waves.

    Hiring

    Developer's Update

    ICO / Token sale updates

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    Aragon to power the district0x Network

    Luis Cuende, Project Lead @AragonProject. announced welcoming district0x to the Aragon Network Jurisdiction on June 28, 2017.

    The district0x Network, is the first resident of the Aragon Network Jurisdiction,

    The district0x Network is a collective of decentralized marketplaces and communities powered by Ethereum, Aragon, and IPFS. Markets on the network, also referred to as districts, are all built upon a shared framework comprised of smart contracts and front-end libraries which provide the functionality necessary to operate communal marketplaces which are similar to services like AirBNB, eBay, Uber, or Reddit with payments.

    To learn more about the district0x Network, check out the district0x blog, it's White Paper, and the district0x Slack.

    For more updates, technical blogs and general discussion on Blockchain Technology and Ethereum, please join us at our Website, reddit, Facebook, Medium, Slack and follow us at Twitter. Please feel free to share this post, email us with your suggestions and connect at LinkedIn.

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    The World Ecoonomic Forum (WEF) published a white paper on Realizing the Potential of Blockchain - A Multistakeholder Approach to the Stewardship of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in June, 2017. This whitepaper authored by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, provides a structured analytical framework and taxonomy for use by industry, technical, governmental, civil society and other stakeholders in considering how they might collaborate to resolve problems and unlock opportunities beyond the reach of any single actor.

    Tapscotts, co-authors of the famous book ‘Blockchain Revolution’, had announced the formation of Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) in Canada in DC Blockchain Summit 2017, focusing specifically on use cases for the blockchain technology.

    The white paper talks about the Blockchain as a new global resource and discuss it's level of governance - Platform, Application and Overall Blockchain Ecosystem. Blockchain innovators, Venture capitalists, Banks and financial services, Non-governmental organizations, Governments, regulators and law enforcement, Coders and developers, Academics and scholars and ultimately Users are the main players in the Blockchain Ecosystem.

    It further explains various governance challenges such as how to scale without weakening the network, emergence of invisible power in absence of governance, how to maintain incentives for mass collaboration, sustainability of the energy consumed, how to address major threats by consensus etc. The white paper further mentions Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger and talks about how to deal with governance challenges associated with them.

    This report helps us to understand that a distributed blockchain ecosystem need not be a disorganized one, and improved governance need not imply formal governmental legislation or regulation.” - Richard Samans (WEF Managing Board Member)

    At the end, this white paper also suggests what needs to be done; a set of actions in hope that these will prompt discussion and provide positive steps that could be taken and that will move blockchain technology forward.

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    #cryptocurrency #ethereum #blockchain #bri #WEF #whitepaper

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