Polkadot Developer Robert Habermeier Wins Prestigious Thiel Fellowship

Polkadot developer Robert Habermeier has become the latest cryptocurrency developer to win a prestigious fellowship from the Thiel Foundation, which was founded by PayPal co-founder and bitcoin bull Peter Thiel. Every year, the Thiel Foundation 20 to 25 entrepreneurs under the age of 23 and awards them $100,000 over a two-year period. The foundation encourages its fellows

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Ethereum Client Parity Adds Support for Encrypted Smart Contracts

Ethereum client Parity has added support for on-chain private transactions in its latest software update, providing developers with the ability to create and deploy encrypted smart contracts. Released on Tuesday, Parity 1.11.1-beta introduces several new features to the software client, which remains popular even though several bugs in Parity’s multisig smart contract libraries have given

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Parity Has ‘No Intention’ to Split Ethereum over $320 Million in Frozen ETH

Parity Technologies has “no intention to split the Ethereum chain” over a dispute involving more than $320 million worth of ETH that has been frozen for months due to a bug in a multi-signature wallet smart contract library, the company said in a statement. In the statement, which was attributed to Parity co-founders Jutta Steiner

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$330 Million: EIP-999 Stokes Debate Over ETH Frozen by Parity’s Contract Bug

The debate over a controversial Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) designed to restore a self-destructed smart contract holding hundreds of millions of dollars worth of ETH is heating up. EIP-999, written by Parity Technologies developer Afri Schoedon, calls for Ethereum to adopt a software upgrade that patches the UK-based company’s frozen multi-signature wallet contract library, allowing

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