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Ethereum's core developers have agreed to activate Constantinople in a testing environment, next month, according to a bi-weekly video call on Friday, September 14th 2018. As per CoinJournal's report, Constantinople is a new upgrade of Ethereum’s four-stage development plan designed to enforce specific reforms that will help in obtaining signature...
Note: The following is a story of the events that led to the survival of the original Ethereum chain after the hard fork related to The DAO incident was activated. The story is told from the perspective of the author. Within hours of Ethereum’s hard fork to reassign funds away...
The discussion around scaling Bitcoin has continued into the summer months of 2017, with BIP 148 and SegWit2x now the two most talked about proposals. A key similarity between these proposals is that they both intend to activate the Segregated Witness (SegWit) improvement; however, up to this point, the...
The general way in which rule changes have been made to Bitcoin so far is through the use of soft forks, specifically the process outlined in BIP 9 (at least these days). Soft forks are backward compatible — users are not required to upgrade their software clients in order...
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin was interviewed on the most recent episode of Epicenter. During the interview, Buterin was asked for his reflections on The DAO. The DAO was a venture capital fund of sorts with essentially no barrier to entry. After raising over $100 million worth of ether in an...