Smart Contract Devs Liable for How dApps are Used: CFTC’s Quintenz

One of the top markets regulators in the United States said yesterday that he believes smart contract developers should in some instances be held liable when their blockchain applications are used in conjunction with illegal activities. Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), made this statement on Monday at the GITEX

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Vitalik Says Ethereum Can Scale to 500 tx/s Using Zcash Technology

Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin has a plan to scale the Ethereum network to accommodate a ~3,200 percent increase in transactions without the use of second-layer technologies such as Plasma. Buterin: ZK-SNARKS Could Help ETH Scale to 500 tx/s Writing on an ETH research forum in a post originally published on Saturday, Buterin said that Ethereum

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This Third-Party DApp Lets You Tokenize Your CryptoKitties

So you spent upwards of $100,000 to purchase one of the hottest digital felines on CryptoKitties — now what? That’s the question plaguing many users of CryptoKitties, which remains the most popular decentralized application (dApp) on Ethereum, per DappRadar, but — despite receiving $12 million in venture funding — is struggling to grow its active

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Ethereum DApp Bancor is Building a Bridge to the EOS Network

Bancor, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX) protocol and one of the most popular decentralized applications (dApps) on the Ethereum network, has announced that it will bring trustless token trading to the recently-launched EOS blockchain. Israel-based block producer and Bancor partner LiquidEOS made the announcement — which has since been heavily edited — on Monday. Funded

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Ethereum Co-Founder Invested in Bitcoin at $1 in 2011, What’s Changed?

Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of Ethereum and Cardano, entered the cryptocurrency sector when Bitcoin was valued at just over $1. Since then, the infrastructure supporting the market and blockchain systems has changed drastically, at an exponential rate. In an interview with Mpho Dagada, Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK, a technology company that leads the development

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Japanese Social Media Giant LINE Launches Cryptocurrency, DPoS Blockchain

Japanese social media company LINE is doubling down on its bet that cryptocurrency has a bright future. The publicly-traded LINE announced on Friday that it has launched its own cryptocurrency, named “LINK,” complete with an independent blockchain designed to serve as a platform for decentralized applications (dApps). A LINE representative told CCN that the blockchain

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EOS Searches for Solutions as RAM Exploit Plagues Users

The EOS community is once again left looking for solutions now that developers have identified a smart contract bug that allows malicious contract authors to effectively consume network resources owned by other users. EOS Smart Contract Exploit Consumes RAM To reduce spam, EOS requires users to purchase a scarce in-network resource called “RAM” to deploy

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Ethereum and EOS Only Have 8 dApps Combined with 300+ Active Users

According to Kevin Rooke, a cryptocurrency researcher, Ethereum and EOS currently have a combined eight decentralized applications (dApps) with more than 300 active users. Yet, both blockchain networks have multi-billion dollar market valuations with Ethereum at $28 billion and EOS at $4.6 billion. Are Current dApp Usage Rates Not Important? Last year, Coinbase co-founder and

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Joe Rogan Discusses Ethereum-Based Twitter, in Light of Alex Jones

On the Joe Rogan podcast (JRE podcast), American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings and Joe Rogan discussed Ethereum-based Twitter alternative Peepeth, which allows anyone to release permanent tweets embedded into the blockchain, without censorship. Throughout the podcast, Rogan and Jennings went back and forth on the Alex Jones situation, sharing the general sentiment that Facebook, YouTube, and

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Gnosis Creator: Ethereum Adoption is About dApp Network Effect, Not Users

Martin Köppelmann, the creator of decentralized marketplace Gnosis, has said that the adoption of Ethereum should be measured by the network effect of decentralized applications (dApps), not the number of users on the blockchain network. Interconnected Ecosystem of dApps As a decentralized computing platform, the Ethereum blockchain network enables dApps and users to process data

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