The latest in blockchain tech related news, community and workshop updates.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 15, 2018

Fidelity launches institutional platform for BTC and ETH, Tether losing its peg, SpankChain recovers stolen funds.

CEO of Spankchain got in touch with the anonymous hacker that exploited their smart contract for $40k. Funds were recovered and a small bounty was given. Parity releases their v2.0 of their Parity Signer, turning any old smartphone into a hardware wallet. CasinoFair by FunFair is now live in 8 more countries! A great summary of a successful EthSanFrancisco Hackathon by Coinbase! More ETH San Fran projects that were given attention by Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital. Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork projected for February 2019, possibly December 2018, definitely not in the next 30 days.

Tether is running into issues where it is losing its peg to the USD
, dropping to 0.95 at one point.

AION is full speed ahead with converting their ERC-20 tokens to native AION tokens. More information how to conduct the token swap here. Please note, end of November is the deadline for swaps and support will cease.


Events

Blockcast Events:
End Nov: Blockcast Media Workshop

Upcoming Significant Blockchain Events [All times in EST (-4 UTC)]:
Now - End of November: AION Token Swap

For further significant events, check our Google Calendar.


News:

Security

Ethereum Testnet Bug Found and Fixed

Education

Ethereum 2.0 overview slides by Ben Edgington
The Evolution of Digital Cash - Fidelity Digital Assets

Legal

Op-Ed: Crypto Could Use a Better Antagonist

Developers

ethers.js — Version 4.0 Release
State of the Ethereum Ropsten testnet
IOHK is pleased to announce the release of Daedalus 0.11.1 and Cardano 1.3.1

General

Fidelity Launches Institutional Platform For Bitcoin And Ethereum
Ethereum Foundation Wave 4 grant recipients
U.S. Digital Signing Giant DocuSign Integrates Ethereum For Smart Contract Signature Verification
Dev sends Bitcoin without using the web or the power grid


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