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Category: Ethereum

Analysis: Are 70 percent of Ethereum’s Transaction Value the Result of a Huge Mixer?

Category: Ethereum, News, Tech

Analysis: Are 70 percent of Ethereum’s Transaction Value the Result of a Huge Mixer?

For some months the Ethereum network has processed more transactions than Bitcoin. However, a recent study discovers that 68 percent of the transaction’s value belongs to a huge mixer which obfuscates the origin of the ether. But the source could be more boring than supposed on first thought. Actually Ethereum enjoys the nimbus of being the ‘white’ blockchain. While bitcoin…

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Ethereum’s Byzantium Hard Fork Passed by Smoothly: At Least, For Now

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Ethereum’s Byzantium Hard Fork Passed by Smoothly: At Least, For Now

On the morning of October 16, Ethereum launched the first Metropolis hard fork; Byzantium. Everything seems to be all right; all clients are updated, the old chain starved, and there are no bugs in sight. And it is possible, while Bitcoin is so afraid of splitting the chain with a hard fork, that it preemptively split the chain and is…

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EtherDelta Demonstrates ICO is Not Necessary for Success as Ethereum Application

Category: Ethereum, News

EtherDelta Demonstrates ICO is Not Necessary for Success as Ethereum Application

EtherDelta has become the most successful decentralized application (dapp) in the history of Ethereum, and it is currently solely accountable for 14 percent of all transactions in the Ethereum network. Over the past year, blockchain startups have raised more capital through initial coin offerings (ICOs) than venture capital investment, securing over $1.3 billion in 2017 alone. Some of the most…

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Tug Of War, Etherplay’s First Unstoppable Game

Category: Entertainment, Ethereum, News

Tug Of War, Etherplay’s First Unstoppable Game

Scottish startup, Etherplay, released the third installation of its game that uses smart contracts and blockchain technology to create a transparent gaming experience. Etherplay: The Transparent Skill Game Platform The Etherplay platform was released in January of this year and the featured arcade-style games were met with positive reviews. In a previous BTCManager piece on July 14, Alex Lielacher explained…

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Hackers Hijack Another Ethereum ICO, This Time it’s EtherParty

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

Hackers Hijack Another Ethereum ICO, This Time it’s EtherParty

Within three months since the hacking incident of the CoinDash initial coin offering (ICO) in June that led to the loss of $7 million in funds, hackers hijacked the ICO of Etherparty’s native token FUEL, redirecting investor funds to an alternative address by hacking the website of Etherparty. On October 2, Etherparty officially began its ICO for its application which…

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Ethereum-Based Omise to Process McDonald’s Thailand Payments

Category: Business, Ethereum, Finance, News

Ethereum-Based Omise to Process McDonald’s Thailand Payments

Omise, the Ethereum-based payment gateway infrastructure provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with McDonald’s Thailand to implement its exclusive payments gateway onto www.mcdonalds.co.th and the McDelivery Thailand mobile app. Since 2013, Omise has been collaborating with local financial institutions, banks, and fintech service providers in Thailand and Japan to create a cross-bank and cross-network blockchain-based financial platform. After launching…

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Startups are Using Ethereum’s Blockchain to Combat Ticket Touting and Fraud

Category: Business, Ethereum, News

Startups are Using Ethereum’s Blockchain to Combat Ticket Touting and Fraud

To combat increasing ticket touting, fraud, and counterfeiting, startups are utilizing leading blockchain networks including Bitcoin and Ethereum to create immutable and unalterable platforms to process the sale and distribution of tickets. The greatest advantages of cryptocurrencies and decentralized blockchain networks are their distributed nature and immutability. Since blockchain networks are operated by nodes and consensus protocols within a distributed…

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Metropolis: Byzantine, the First Part of Ethereum’s Planned Hard Fork, Activates October 17

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Metropolis: Byzantine, the First Part of Ethereum’s Planned Hard Fork, Activates October 17

Recently the first part of the Metropolis hard fork launched on Ethereum’s Ropsten testnet. On October 17, the hard fork is scheduled to go live on main net. To stay part of the network, every user has to update their client. But what does Metropolis actually change? Is the hard fork a big hit – or does it disappoint against…

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Teambrella, the first Insurance DAO, starts in South America and the Netherlands

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

Teambrella, the first Insurance DAO, starts in South America and the Netherlands

Teambrella wants to solve some problems of the insurance industry by eliminating insurance companies. Utilizing smart contracts and cryptocurrencies the Russian developers have built a decentralized insurance platform. Now the first projects have launched, covering pets in South America and bicycles in the Netherlands. Due to the fees, the developers switched from Bitcoin to Ethereum. Until now, bitcoin and other…

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Pharma Giants Use Ethereum Network to Prevent Counterfeit Medicine

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum

Pharma Giants Use Ethereum Network to Prevent Counterfeit Medicine

Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Genentech, two conglomerates with a combined market cap of over $300 billion, have introduced the MediLedger project, a blockchain platform built on top of the Ethereum protocol to prevent counterfeit medicine and pills entering large-scale supply chains of pharmaceutical companies. According to Fortune, the MediLedger Project is using Quorum, an enterprise-focused Ethereum-based smart contract platform developed…

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