A new white paper has been published detailing a potentially transformative protocol for initial coin offerings (ICOs).
The protocol, which would seek to produce an "equilibrium" between capped and uncapped token sales, represents a collaborative effort between Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and developer Jason Teutsch, the creator of smart contract scalability project TrueBit.
Barclays has become the latest major financial institution to join the foreign exchange-focused blockchain consortium founded by cash settlement system provider CLS Group.
Revealed today, the London-based bank will now work alongside the group's other members, including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Bank of China, in a bid to bring new levels of efficiency and security to the forex settlements industry. First revealed last year, the CLS consortium specifically aims to use the open-source Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to create new channels for foreign exchange.
Illinois will soon test a blockchain-like ledger that hopes to give people better control and access to their birth certificate and other identifying documents. While a ledger would be more secure, it could also lead to more permanent mistakes.
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 the high expectations?