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Bugs Found in Compiler for Readable Ethereum Smart Contracts, Team Downplays Concerns

A Jan. 8 post published by the Ethereum Foundation (EF) revealed that developers are working on a new implementation of the Vyper compiler, due to “multiple serious bugs” in the existing version. The Vyperlang team responded by noting that existing Vyper smart contracts were not affected by these bugs. Vyper is an alternative programming language …

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Better Safe Than Hacked? Google and Apple Flip-Flop on Crypto

The cryptocurrency sector has many criticisms. One is that it can appear impenetrable to newcomers. Another is that it is probably easier to lose money investing in crypto than in most other areas of finance. What’s more, these issues can combine to create a lucrative environment for hackers with nefarious intentions.  Chrome browser extension makes …

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MetaMask Contributor Says Project Lacks Support From ConsenSys

A contributor of major Ethereum browser extension Metamask has reported that the MetaMask team is “totally overwhelmed” and not being prioritized by its parent company ConsenSys. In a Dec. 25 Reddit post, Reddit user lazaridiscom3 alleges that the MetaMask team is not getting the support it needs from ConsenSys, and, consequently, the whole team of …

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Crypto Incubators: An Ultimate Solution or Just a Tool for Startups?

After crypto prices went through the roof in 2017, an eruption of new tokens, companies and products occured. With such a high level of consumer and corporate interest, many promising projects were inevitably lost in the crowd. Fortunately enough, some of cryptocurrency’s biggest names offer their services to a select few projects that are they …

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ConsenSys Strategy Chief Steps Down to Launch Venture Fund

ConsenSys chief strategy officer Sam Cassatt is stepping down to launch a new venture fund, Aligned Capital, with the backing of ConsenSys founder Joe Lubin. ConsenSys said Cassatt will stay on with the ethereum venture studio in an advisory capacity. Speaking Friday at San Francisco’s TransTech Conference, Cassatt said his fund is seeking to raise …

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Weaponizing Blockchain — Vast Potential, but Projects Are Kept Secret

When Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that blockchain and artificial intelligence would “revolutionize war,” as Cointelegraph reported on Nov. 4, did he take things a bit too far? Jet engines have revolutionized warfare, and so have missiles and nuclear weapons — but shared digital ledgers?  Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, for one, …

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Joe Lubin: China Will Avoid Blockchain’s ‘Decentralizing Aspects’

China’s forthcoming digital renminbi is unlikely to use blockchain, considers Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and ConsenSys CEO Joe Lubin. In an interview for CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia on Nov. 6, Lubin argued that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has little to gain — for its purposes — from the decentralized aspects of the technology. “There’s …

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Devcon Shows Ethereum’s ‘World Computer’ Is a Movement, Not a Product

If there’s anywhere in the world where it feels right to believe in magic, it’s Devcon 5 in Osaka, Japan. The ethereum community faces a daunting task: scale its blockchain ecosystem to securely support the growing demand for mainstream use cases. Thousands of technologists and passionate fans gathered at Devcon this week to grapple with …

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ConsenSys Fully Acquires Ethereum Infrastructure Provider Infura

Ethereum (ETH) venture production studio ConsenSys has announced that it had fully acquired Infura, a blockchain infrastructure provider that the firm previously backed. According to the blog post published on Oct. 4, Infura will continue its operations as a wholly owned business unit within the studio. Infura also noted that ConsenSys’s founder Joseph Lubin was …

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Coinbase-Backed ConsenSys Alum Aims to Build GitHub for Web3

Although most developers use GitHub to organize and share open-source code, funds like Coinbase Ventures, Distributed Global and Digital Currency Group are betting on a crypto-native alternative. Former ConsenSys token guru Harrison Hines is now CEO of his own startup, Terminal, which closed a $3.7 million seed round in late 2018 for a developer hub …

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