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Dai Card on Connext v2.0

Three weeks ago, we announced that v2.0 of Connext is live and usable on the Ethereum mainnet. Today, we're upgrading all existing Dai Cards to use v2.0 under the hood. The Dai Card is a a simple in-browser wallet (inspired by the Burner wallet and…

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Getting to Know Erik Voorhees

Many of you are familiar with crypto OG Erik Voorhees. He's a pioneer in the bitcoin and crypto space, and widely known for founding ShapeShift. You may have seen ShapeShift's CEO in the documentary Banking on Bitcoin, learned of him when reading…

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PG&E CEO Says It Could Impose Blackouts in California for a Decade

PG&E Corp.'s chief executive said Friday that it could take as long as 10 years for the company to improve its electric system enough to significantly diminish the need to pull the plug on customers to reduce the risk of sparking fires. Bill…

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State Department Concludes Clinton Email Review, Says It Found Nearly 600 Security Violations

State Department investigators probing Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state discovered nearly 600 security incidents that violated agency policy, according to a report the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained. The…

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Paul Puey on Time Preference

The file will open in a new window. Click down arrow to download the file. Time is arguably our most valuable resource and we are constantly making choices about how we use it. But do we give enough consideration to our time? One of the theories…

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Code.org Joins the 2019 Litecoin Summit to Drive Awareness for Computer Science

We are thrilled to announce that Code.org will be joining the 2019 Litecoin Summit in Las Vegas this October. During the event, Code.org CEO, Hadi Partovi, will address attendees to share the nonprofit's mission of expanding access to Computer…

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Fidelity Investments Fully Rolls Out Crypto Custody Service, Exec Says

American financial services company Fidelity Investments has fully launched its cryptocurrency custody service. Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity Investments, revealed the development in an interview with the Financial Times published on Oct. 18.

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10 tech startups focused on improving life for older Americans

Some of the most famous and successful companies to emerge from Silicon Valley, from Facebook to Uber to Airbnb, have grown and benefited from investments and funding by venture capital firms. Startups aimed at consumers over the age of 50 account…

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Spencer Dinwiddie Discusses Digital Tokenization Plan, Happening Against The NBA's Wishes

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is eager and ready to revolutionize the way professional athletes own their own brands and intellectual property. On Monday, the 26-year-old will launch his blockchain-based investment platform DREAM Fan…

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Telegam vs The SEC: Telegram's Response

Last Friday, just 2 weeks before the launch deadline of Telegram's highly anticipated $1.7 billion Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain, the SEC filed an emergency action halting the launch and distribution of the TON token, Gram. In their…

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Q3 2019 XRP Markets Report

Ripple publishes the quarterly XRP Markets Report to voluntarily provide unparalleled transparency and regular updates on the state of the XRP market, including quarterly programmatic and institutional sales updates, relevant XRP-related…

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UNICEF targets USD 25 million in new cryptocurrency fund

UNICEF targets USD 25 million in new cryptocurrency fund The United Nations Children's Fund is the latest organization to accept crypto donations. The Swiss-based Ethereum Foundation made the first donation of 100 Ether and 1 Bitcoin. Christopher…

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CME Group Statement on Vanity Fair Article

CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group regularly monitors its markets for suspicious activity. As it relates to the Vanity Fair article published on October 17, 2019, regarding activities in the E-mini S&P 500 futures contract, the…

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Bacteria caught changing shape to evade antibiotics

Bacteria are evolving to elude our drugs at an alarming rate, so much so that the UN has declared antibiotic resistance a global health emergency with the expectation that it could kill millions upon millions each year by 2050. Researchers are…

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Etherplan Crowdfunded Grant Proposal to the ETC Ecosystem

Etherplan is an active and independent participant and volunteer in the Ethereum Classic (ETC) ecosystem. In order for Etherplan to continue, and to further develop, a research & communications plan for ETC in the next twelve months this…

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PODCAST Bitcoin ABC's Amaury Séchet on Community Censorship, Game Theory, & Culture

PODCAST Bitcoin ABC's Amaury Séchet on Community Censorship, Game Theory, & Culture TL;DR: The tension between a high signal-to-noise ratio and curating an unquestioning echo-chamber is real. The lead developer at Bitcoin ABC, Amaury…

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Quantifying operational lifetimes for coal power plants under the Paris goals

A rapid transition away from unabated coal use is essential to fulfilling the Paris climate goals. However, many countries are actively building and operating coal power plants. Here we use plant-level data to specify alternative trajectories for…

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Buy High and Sell Low? Circle Dumps Poloniex As Crypto Market Interest Wanes

Today, Circle, a US-based finance firm, has revealed that it is “spinning out” crypto trading platform Poloniex into its own independent company, in “an effort to create a competitive internationally-focused cryptocurrency…

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