EtherWorld's weekly: February 03, 2019

Parity node attack vector discovered; cross-chain swaps between Stellar and Ethereum on testnet; Fidelity Plans to Launch of Bitcoin Custody Service in March; Harry Potter–themed cryptocurrency; ProgPoW update and more...

EtherWorld's weekly: February 03, 2019

(Blockchain Weekly Recap)


Security Alert!!!

Update Parity Ethereum nodes when new releases are out; node attack vector discovered.

World news

  • Fidelity Is Said to Plan March Launch of Bitcoin Custody Service. Service may help institutional investors ease into crypto.
  • A new Harry Potter–themed cryptocurrency is like a more private version of Bitcoin
  • Iran Has Launched a Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency ‘Peyman’ in Effort to Avoid US Sanctions. Bitcoin (BTC) ban lifted as Iran’s Central Bank issues new draft rules on cryptocurrency
  • Rate 3 introduces cross-chain swaps between Stellar and Ethereum on testnet.
  • A Bitcoin-Backed Stablecoin Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) Has Launched on the Ethereum Blockchain. WBTC delivers the power of Bitcoin with the flexibility of an ERC20 token.
  • CoinGate introduced DAI stablecoin payments for merchants.
  • Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX loses access to its wallets.
  • Cryptos Would Only Have Value in ‘Dystopian’ Economy: JPMorgan
  • A Hacker (20-year-old college student) Who Stole $5 Million By SIM Swapping Gets 10 Years in Prison.

Ethereum News

Other blockchain News



New Projects and Protocols

  • Groundhog Network : Introducing a suite of tools to power the crypto subscription economy. It is a recurring subscription payments on Ethereum.
  • Introducing P4: Private Periodic Payment Protocol
  • DEX.AG: Introducing DexIndex, an open-source tool to find prices on Ethereum DEX's in real time.
  • EthArmbian: Ethereum on ARM. Geth and Parity clients update., IPFS and Swarm packages. Raiden Network and Trinity client installers.
  • Web3 Labs (formerly have today announced web3j-libp2p a JVM friendly libp2p implementation in Kotlin

Project and Protocol updates

  • Status: Founding a Company with the Stable Coin DAI. Announcing the Statusphere Ambassadors
  • 2M ETH locked in MakerDAO
  • Announcing TokenCard Visa® Debit Cards: Soon™ Step 2 Completed! ✅ TokenCard users convert tokens from their wallet to fiat (GBP/EUR) to load their debit card, which can then be used for standard transactions online or offline just as with any other debit or credit card anywhere Visa is accepted.
  • Bounties Network is partnerning with UNICEF and ETHDenver to prototype a new “positive action token”.
  • Kyber network WBTC Is Now Live On Ethereum.
  • Aragon comes back to the desktop, launches a desktop app.


Print, Video, Podcast & Interviews

  • Coinbase Speaker Series: Eli Ben Sasson Co-founder & Chief Scientist (East) of StarkWare and Founding Scientist of ZCash. Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, and Alejandro Machado of the Open Money Initiative to talk Crypto and use cases in developing countries.

  • How blockchain can fight plastic pollution. Joe Lubin on CNN

  • Chris Dixon on Ethereum: "To me, Ethereum is the most important technology of the decade, for sure. I don’t even think it’s going to be questionable."

  • Peer to Peer funding platform built on Tezos. Interview with CEO of Peter Meronek

  • AraCon 2019 Videos

  • ATMarketplace App store walkthrough video series #1

Blockchain good reads

EtherWorld's collection of Good Read on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Jobs and Vacancies

Hackathon, Conferences, Events & Developer programs (Event Calendar)

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