December 11, 2018

Ethereum Constantinople upgrade for Jan 16, 2019, Ethereum Satelitte on SpaceX Falcon 9, A primer on IPFS (Interplanetary File System)

Ethereum Constantinople upgrade will occur on mainnet at block 7080000. Approximately on January 16, 2019.

Vitalik Buterin provides examples in a Twitter thread for non-financial applications of blockchain including academic credentials, self-sovereign identity and auctioning compliance (integrity of processes).

The SEC delayed its decision on the VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF for the last time. With a *final* deadline set for February 27. Opinion Twitter thread by lawyer Jake Chervinsky on why the ETF is unlikely to happen by then.

For anybody that is interested, there is a community callout by Justin Drake for contributions of interest/inflation opinions for the economics of ETH 2.0.

XYO Network Headed to Space - Definitive Agreement Executed to Bring XYO Into Orbit With Launch of Blockchain Satellite on SpaceX Falcon 9 (Press Release)


Events

Blockcast Events:
December 16, 2018 @ 11am: Blockcast Media Workshop

Upcoming Significant Blockchain Events [All times in EST (-4 UTC)]:
January 16, 2019: Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork (Block 7,080,000)
January 24, 2018: Bakkt Launch (Delayed until Jan 2019)

For further significant events, check our Google Calendar.


News:

Security

Two identities, one man: the story of $800 million hedge fund fraudster Boaz Manor who led the alleged $31 million Blockchain Terminal ICO

Education

A primer on IPFS (Interplanetary File System: IPFS allows us to retrieve content based on what the content is, not where the content is)
Vitalik Buterin: A CBC Casper Tutorial

Legal

Jay Clayton: SEC Balancing Crypto Innovation And Investor Protection

Developers

Latest ETH 2.0 implementors call // Latest What’s New in ETH 2.0 by Ben Edgington

General

The Next 3 Billion in Financial Services by Angela Strange (a16z Crypto)
Introducing Offers to Lend: Lenders can now create peer-to-peer loan offers on Bloqboard using the Dharma protocol
Samsung is Building Cryptocurrency Wallets for Bitcoin and Ethereum Based ERC 20 Tokens


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