November 6, 2018

Devcon 4 success, MakerDAO upgrades on UX & audits, PivX decentralized exchange launched!

Happy belated 10th birthday to Bitcoin!

And a congratulations to the Ethereum Foundation for the success of Devcon 4 in Prague. Livestreams of the main stage on Day 1 is available here and of Day 2 available here.

Lots of news from Zooko of ZCash: It has been a huge week for them with the Sapling network upgrade, presentation about privacy at Devcon 4 and the friendly welcome of ZCash by governments, including New York State. Twitter thread located here.

MakerDAO gives us an update about the status of moving multi-collateral DAI onto the mainnet. Security and quality is of utmost importance. Audit is currently underway by Trail of Bits. They also have a cool, new, user-friendly interface to make it even easier for you to open up a collateralized debt position to create DAI tokens!

PIVX has launched their decentralized exchange , the first zero knowledge proof - privacy enabled exchange that does not require KYC/AML. A great experiment to test their Zerocoin protocol and masternode network.


Events

Blockcast Events:
End Nov: Blockcast Media Workshop

Upcoming Toronto Area Blockchain Events:
November 8, 2018 @ 7pm: Block 7: Scalability on the Blockchain

Upcoming Significant Blockchain Events [All times in EST (-4 UTC)]:
November 15, 2018: Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Split
Now - End of November: AION Token Swap
December 12, 2018: Bakkt Launch
January 2019: Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork

For further significant events, check our Google Calendar.


More News:

Security

MetaMask 5.0 includes an optional setting that requires dapps to ask permission to view your account address.
Mac cryptocurrency ticker app installs backdoors
How PayPal Shares Your Data

Education

Ethereum 2.0 (Serenity): Explaining Validators
On Cryptocurrency Communities

Legal

New York Awards First-Ever BitLicense to Bitcoin ATM Company
Zooko Wilcox Says Regulators Like the Privacy of Zcash

Developers

#BUIDLGUIDL — 0x0: Clevis & Dapparatus - Video series by Austin Griffith
Cornell's Town Crier Acquired By Chainlink To Expand Decentralized Oracle Network
Ethereum Engineering Effort proposal by Peter Szilágyi

General

Binance Signs Up 40,000 Crypto Traders in Its First Week in Uganda
A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada
Sundar Pichai's 11-year-old son is mining Ethereum on a computer the Google CEO built himself


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