Daily 10: Ethereum to Hard Fork in Under a Month, 0x Simplifies Crypto Purchasing with New Solution

December 10, 2018



As always, the crypto and blockchain ecosystem saw plenty of action over the past 24 hours. To help you keep up with all that’s going on, I pieced together a 19-part thread. Below, we’ve got ten of the thread’s most noteworthy additions including some big news re Ethereum’s roadmap, multiple partnerships for players in the blockchain oracle space, and a major release by the 0x team. Enjoy!


[1] The core developers of Ethereum (ETH) partook in their 51st meeting earlier today. Ethereum Constantinople has been scheduled for block #7080000 (≈16th January)! Next meeting date is 4th January (14:00 UTC).


[2] 0x (ZRX), an open protocol for decentralized exchange on the Ethereum blockchain, unveiled 0x Instant. Purchase crypto with just one click via your favourite dApps, price feeds, NFT marketplaces, non-custodial wallets and more!


[3] Big news out of M.I.T.’s Digital Currency Initiative (DCI), sharing the first issue of ‘Cryptocurrency Research Review’! Looks at papers on CBC Casper, UTXO accumulators, and the economic limits of Bitcoin and the blockchain.


[4] Decentralized oracle network Chainlink (LINK) partnered with blockchain-based remittance solution platform, ETHA (ETA). Thanks to Chainlink, ETHA’s smart contracts can access off-chain data feeds and APIs to validate and execute actions (e.g., bank transfer).


[5] Another player in the blockchain oracle space, Rhombus, partnered with fellow ConsenSys-backed startup OpenLaw – who are building out a technology stack to help power next-generation smart legal agreements – to begin automating standardized derivatives contracts.


[6] Top-tier cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Pro announced support for the following four Ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens: Civic (CVC), district0x (DNT), Loom Network (LOOM) and Decentraland (MANA). This marked the first of a four-phase launch by Coinbase Pro (formerly GDAX).


[7] Hours earlier, Coinbase revealed that they are exploring the addition of 31 new digital assets including MakerDAO (MKR) and Zilliqa (ZIL). The list is largely comprised of Ethereum-based tokens. It is easier for Coinbase’s engineers to integrate the ERC-20 standard with existing back-end infrastructure.


[8] Blockchain-based dApp platform, RISE (RISE), has successfully executed its consensus soft fork. Now, the RISE blockchain runs in accordance with an altered dPoS. These changes were detailed last month by Andrea Baccega (CTO) in this recent blog post.


[9] Taking the reins for The Block’s inaugural edition of ‘FUD Fridays’ was Arjun Balaji (Founder & M.P., Shomei Capital). Covering EOS, Arjun details EOS’ network architecture and the teething problems endured since transferring to mainnet earlier in the year.


[10] The EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum published a 33-page report on blockchain for government and public services. Produced by Ethereum development studio ConsenSys AG.


Want to see all 19 parts of today’s thread? All you have to do is click through down below.

I compose threads like these several times a week. Following @mwill_crypto will allow you to read them hot off the press. If you loathe a clogged feed then, by all means, give me the flick and follow @NuggetsNewsAU instead. They actually do interviews and what not. Whereas I…well I just tweet about them!

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