EtherWorld's weekly: December 02, 2018

(Blockchain eNewspaper)

Quote of the week

"Blockchain is more than a market. It’s a movement." -Joseph Lubin

News

World news

  • FedEx Institute of Technology Partners with XYO Network to Build Out Location-Based Technology Capabilities.
  • Amazon Managed Blockchain - Easily create and manage scalable blockchain networks
  • Nasdaq, VanEck Partner to Launch ‘Crypto 2.0’ Futures Contracts
  • Tax paying through crypto in Ohio.
  • Uganda To Regulate Cryptocurrencies to prevent scams and protect investors.
  • Singapore’s CapBridge gets central bank approval to operate private exchange
  • The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has released a guide on smart contracts.
  • SEC cracks down on initial coin offerings. Two Celebrities Charged With Unlawfully Touting Coin Offering. Jay Clayton, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently discussed the current regulatory climate surrounding initial coin offerings (ICOs). Clayton emphasized that all ICOs must register with the SEC to ensure compliance with U.S. law.
  • US Treasury Designates Iran-Based Financial Facilitators of Malicious Cyber Activity and for the First Time Identifies Associated Digital Currency Addresses
  • Announcing Blockchain Revolution Global by Don Tapscott at Toronto.
  • GBX Announces New Fiat Onboarding Options in GBP and EUR

Other blockchain news

  • Bitcoin Q&A: Why "energy consumption" math sucks - Andreas M. Antonopoulos. Can you have a secure blockchain without mining or energy consumption? Do the energy consumption statistics often shared by the media make sense? Why should the focus be on energy generation, not energy consumption? Energy consumption in Bitcoin has almost nothing to do with the number of transactions. Should we start pricing in the externalities of carbon? How does Bitcoin mining fund alternative energy solutions?
  • Bitcoin Cash: Original Bitcoin is Reborn with Bitcoin SV (BSV); BCH Hash War Ends
  • Ethereum Classic security alert
  • ZCash November 30, 2018 - Weekly Update (Engineering & Community + Comms)
  • NEO St. Petersburg Competency Center announces NEO distributed storage system.
  • EOS User Agreement v2.0 - An Open Source Proposal for EOS Governance. EOS mainnet didn’t even make it a year before Dan decided to go work on something else.

Ethereum News

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Technology

Projects

New Projects and Protocols

  • The AZTEC protocol enables confidential transactions on the Ethereum network, with a working implementation live on the Ethereum main-net. Zero-knowledge proofs for ERC-20 token transfers on Ethereum mainnet?
  • Roll: the protocol for social money
  • Ethermat: Ethereum blockchain state importer
  • Ethertify: Leading the path to a decentralized web. Security, privacy, data integrity, authenticity, transparency, auditability, fault tolereance, immutability and time-stamping.
  • Neufund: Neufund is an equity fundraising platform on the Blockchain.
  • octopus: Security Analysis tool for WebAssembly module and Blockchain Smart Contracts (BTC/ETH/NEO/EOS)

Project updates

  • GiveCrypto’s November Monthly Report
  • Guidelines on importing markdown content into Kauri. You can now import your articles into Kauri.
  • Quantstamp Community Update Nov. 29, 2018
  • Upgrading Aragon Voting Part 1: The Ethereum Storage Time Machine
  • Writing a Truebit Task in Rust
  • Zilliqa: Announcing Testnet v3.0 — Codename: Mao Shan Wang
  • Kaleido Announces the First Blockchain-as-a-Service Subscription Plans Built for the Full Spectrum of Enterprise Ecosystems
  • Polkadot - Never Fork Again
  • Status - Two Point Oh: The Tale of Two Ethers
  • Giveth - The Unicorn DAC, a non-hierarchical decentralized governance experiment.
  • Gnosis Safe is live on main net.
  • Cryptocup Integrates Dai to Offer a Stable Prize Pool

Miscellaneous

Print, Video, Podcast & Interviews

  • Vitalik Buterin says IBM’s corporate blockchain is missing the point in an interview with Quartz.
  • Joseph Lubin, co-founder of #Ethereum, discusses the Blockchain Ecosystem and the structure of ConsenSys.
  • Steven Becker, MakerDAO President on the Boom in 'Stablecoins'
  • Get to know a Core Dev, with Péter Szilágyi
  • Parity: Blockchain Infrastructure with Gavin Wood
  • Justin Drake - Ethereum’s Audacious Roadmap to Build a True World Computer
  • Karl gives a longer overview of the Lattice1 and Grid+ from DevCon4 in Prague!
  • How the Airbnb of Data Storage Plans to Take on Amazon S3 - Shawn Wilkinson, founder of Storj
  • Ether podcast - Eric Corner talked with Hudson Jameson about DevCon, Ethereum's future, governance, and much more.

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