Cardano debuts IOHK Summit in Miami as new Shelley specifications released

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The specifications for Shelley, Cardano’s newest update that aims to bring “full decentralization” to the platform, was finally revealed. IOHK, the company behind Shelley, announced the key specifications that deal with everything from the design for the delegation and incentive mechanism to ledger rules. Cardano Makes Big Announcement Ahead of the IOHK Summit Related: Charles…

Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

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Bounty0x CMO Pascal Thellman discusses some of the potential security and incentives issues with validators on proof-of-stake networks.

Analyzing Vitalik Buterin’s Statement About Cryptos that are “Centralized Piles of Trash”

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Co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, spoke at the Blockchain Connect Conference in January about Casper CBC and Ethereum 2.0, but also criticized blockchains that boast their speed, calling them “centralized piles of trash.” At the Blockchain Connect Conference in San Francisco, the audience asked Vitalik whether CBC Casper was being designed with any transaction throughput…

Facebook Acqui-Hires Team from Blockchain Platform Startup Chainspace

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Facebook acquired its first company in the blockchain space, smart contract protocol development and research firm Chainspace. The move was likely made to acquire the company’s team of experienced crypto developers. Chainspace is an 11-person company that was started by five well-credentialed co-founders, including two Cambridge PhDs, several researchers from the University College of London,…

Ethereum Classic’s 51 Percent Attack Highlights the Challenges of Proof-of-Work Coins

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On Jan. 5th, Ethereum Classic (ETC) suffered a 51% attack losing a total of more than US$1 million spread over 15 different transactions. The scale of this attack can offer some lessons to the challenges faced by blockchains secured by Proof of Work (PoW). This is not the first majority attack that has occurred. In…

Proof-of-Stake Could Lead to Crypto Banking. Let’s Avoid That

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“Staking as a service” is taking off. We need to think hard about what this means for crypto’s evolution, warns Michael J. Casey.

Ethereum’s New Serenity Protocol Lowers the Cost of Running Staking Nodes

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Ethereum’s new Serenity update, which will enable the network to transition from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus model, has been generating a lot of hype in 2018. Apart from addressing the problem of scalability, the new chain also drastically reduces the cost for running a staking node in Ethereum 2.0, it was…

When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise

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It used to be that downtime was unheard of on blockchain networks. As new protocols and new trade-offs emerge, that’s no longer the case.

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

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Even though it’s yet to gain much notoriety, token project Spectre is innovating in a trending area – private staking for proof-of-stake blockchains.