EtherWorld's weekly: October 14, 2019

EtherWorld's weekly: October 14, 2019

(Blockchain Weekly)


World news

  • Crypto 2.0 Roundup: SEC Rumours, Swarm’s Payday and Ethereum’s Expansion
  • ‘Members’ of OpenLibra Disavow Project Days After Its Devcon Unveiling

Ethereum news

  • CFTC says cryptocurrency ether is a commodity, and ether futures are next

  • Devcon V

  • Joseph Lubin got a mission for a more open & transparent Web 3.0. 1M Ethereum developers by Devcon6.

  • Alex Stokes's Slides of presentation on 'The finality gadget'

  • Justin Drake 's Slides of presentation on 'Eth2—collaboration culture'

  • Phillip Dian, from Cornell University - Slides of presentation on 'Towards Free Will in
    Cryptographic Systems
    '. Introducing Complete Knowledge (CK) proofs that allow a user to demonstrate that they really have control of secret data, and the data isn't shackled by SGX or MPC. Implications on communication protocols, smart contract bribery prevention, ZKPs, etc.!

  • Kevin Owocki's Tweet thread of presentation ‘The Future History of the Open Internet

Ethereum Classic

  • ETC Labs CEO, announced partnerships with Gitcoin, Bloq and SWARM at Devcon V. ETC Labs Core is researching ETC state availability layer to help ETH scalability issues.
  • Bloq announced working with ETC Labs to provide blockchain infrastructure services to the Ethereum Classic and Ethereum communities via BloqCloud.
  • BloqCloud to Launch Infrastructure Services for the EthereumStack.
  • Etherplan Crowdfunded Grant Proposal to the ETC Ecosystem

Exchange, Wallet News

  • Metamask introducing Snaps: The Metamask Plugin System, a Web3 plugin. This is a script loaded over a verified and permissionless protocol like ENS, IPFS, or Swarm. These scripts have zero privilege by default, but will be able to request a variety of powerful wallet APIs from MetaMask, via a new API we call the wallet API.
  • A massive update to the MyCrypto experience is in the final stages, and to properly wrap it up, a beta version is provided, try The New MyCrypto.


Ethereum 2.0



New Projects and Protocol

  • shethExecution environment for managing shard ether

Projects and Protocols update

  • Aragon Chain: a proof of stake blockchain for the Aragon community


Funds and Grant

Blockchain Opening

Print, Video, Podcast and Interviews

  • BBC Radio 4: The Bottom Line, Cryptocurrency. Talk is focused on Libra.

Blockchain good reads

Also check: EtherWorld's collection of Good Read on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

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

Read earlier weeks EtherWorld's Weekly.

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