EtherWorld's weekly: October 14, 2018

(Blockchain eNewspaper)

News

World news

  • Forbes joined Civil: A Major Milestone for Blockchain-Based Journalism. WSJ and CNN criticism on Civil's token sale.
  • PBoC Is Seeking Blockchain Talent to Help Build Its Central Bank Crypto
  • Gary Cohn, Former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council Joins blockchain start up Spring Labs
  • Korea's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Sells Stake in $350 Million Deal
  • Sandoval touts economic development at event with Elon Musk, gives proclamation to Blockchains CEO
  • Microsoft joins Open Invention Network to help protect Linux and open source

Other blockchain news

  • NEWLY LAUNCHED LIQUID A BITCOIN SIDECHAIN BY DEFINITION.
  • 7th Anniversary Litecoin. Gemini added LTC.
  • NEM PoI - Proof of Importance (POI) is one of NEM's major innovations in the blockchain industry. It's a novel algorithm that uses network theory to assign a rating of each account's importance in the network.

Ethereum News

  • Ropsten HF is scheduled for Today or Tomorrow (Monday). Mainnet HF will happen after DevCon.

  • "Due to a consensus issue with the Constantinople fork, Ropsten is currently not usable. The Ethereum dev community is investigating. Until further notice please utilize one of the other Ethereum testnets." - Infura, update October 13, 2018.

  • Visualization of the X-shard message routing and shard rotation PoC @ETHSanFrancisco. Vlad’s Sharding PoC

  • Silvana Rodriguez joined as Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Americas at ConsenSys.

  • Should VitalikButerin and Nouriel come on Laura Shin podcast for a debate?

  • Ethereum Co-founder Joe Lubin Set To Take The Stage For SXSW Keynote

Technology

  • Ethereum Core Devs Meeting #48 [10/12/18]

    • Agenda
    • Video
    • Notes
      • Every client is Constantinople -compatible. Except: Trinity, ethereumJS, exthereum.
      • Next Core Dev meeting will be in four weeks (Nov 9, 2018).
      • An intermediate Constantinople special call in one week, to evaluate the fork on Ropsten, see if it's going well, announce a preliminary block number for mainnet HF. If something goes wrong, it will be put on hold until January.
  • Casper Standup 70

  • Plasma

  • Ethereum 2.0 (Casper+Sharding)

  • Open Source Web3Design Livestream #8

Release

Projects

New Projects

  • Crypt-ON - a multiservice financial p2p platform for secure transactions based on smart contracts.
  • BlockScout - Full Featured Open-Source Ethereum Explorer
  • web3x - Typescript port of web3JS
  • shadowlands - A Python3 based, TextUI Dapp platform for Ethereum

Project updates

Miscellaneous

Print, Video, Podcast & Interviews

  • ETH San Fransisco Videos
  • EthereumJS Javascript Ecosystem/Sharding by Holger Drewes, Ethereum Meetup Vienna, October 2018
  • Gavin Wood on Polkadot, Sharding and Substrate
  • Always Be Shipping: Maurycy Pietrzak of Infura

Blockchain good reads

Wallets, Exchange, Trading & Mining

Hackathon, Conferences, Events & Developer programs

ICO

  • SECURITIES COMMISSIONER ISSUES ORDERS AGAINST 3 MORE COMPANIES PROMOTING INITIAL COIN OFFERINGS IN NORTH DAKOTA

  • Crypt-ON - October 31, 2018 - January 21, 2019 (Token Sale)

Ongoing projects ICO

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