Vitalik Buterin

Meet the Russian Oligarch Launching a Metal-Backed Crypto Token

The Takeaway Norilsk Nickel, a Russia-based metal company, is launching a palladium-backed token and an exchange for tokenized commodities. CEO Vladimir Potanin, one of the richest industrialists in Russia, told CoinDesk about the project in an exclusive interview. The token is based on Hyperledger Fabric and developed with the support of IBM, Potanin says. Norilsk …

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Bitcoin History Part 18: The First Bitcoin Wallet

</header> <strong>Bitcoin users today are blessed with a panoply of feature-rich software and hardware wallets. When Bitcoin launched, however, there were no wallets. It took Satoshi Nakamoto to engineer the first desktop client, and his creation proved surprisingly resilient, serving the community faithfully for years.</strong> Also read: Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox …

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ERC20 Tether Transactions Flip Their Omni Equivalent

</header> <strong>Crypto enthusiasts have noticed that the Ethereum blockchain has come awfully close to reaching capacity due to the added transactions stemming from the Tether (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/USDT” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>USDT</a>) network. The transaction count since mid-August shows the ERC20 version of tether has surpassed the original version that uses <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener …

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Vitalik Buterin: Increasing Transaction Costs Risk Limiting Ethereum Adoption

The increased cost of transacting on the ethereum blockchain is hurting the software’s adoption, says project creator Vitalik Buterin. Speaking with the Toronto Star this week, Butertin suggested projects that are considering whether to build on the technology will likely be butted out as the blockchain is overloaded with transactions, or in his words “almost full.” …

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Alcor Life Extension Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Alcor Life Extension Foundation has revealed the company is accepting bitcoin cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) donations. Alcor was convinced by Bitcoin.com’s executive chairman Roger Ver to add <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> acceptance, the same person who convinced Alcor to accept <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> payments …

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UK Judge Strikes Out Craig Wright’s Libel Lawsuit Against Roger Ver

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>According to documents from the U.K.’s High Court of Justice published on July 31, a judge has denied Craig Wright’s libel lawsuit against Roger Ver. Wright filed the charge against Ver when the early bitcoin investor told the public he believed Wright was a “liar and a fraud.” However, the court found …

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Meet Vitalik Buterin’s Mom. Her Mission Is Inclusion, Not Ethereum

Sometimes, spreading the crypto gospel becomes a family business. Natalia Ameline, mother of ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin and co-founder of the educational nonprofit CryptoChicks, is trying to establish blockchain literacy programs around the world. She told CoinDesk that CryptoChicks has run programs so far from Pakistan to Toronto with 608 students and young developers. CryptoChicks …

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Bitcoin Cash Milestones: Delivered Code, Upgrades and Platform Development

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) platform and protocol development have seen a lot of delivered code and projects over the last two years. The upgrades will help Bitcoin Cash scale to the masses, and many of the added features are protocol developments that are unique to <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” …

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Bitcoin Cash Multi-Party Escrow, Retail Adoption, and Upgrade Discussions

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Another week has passed for the Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) community and as usual, there’s been a bunch of announcements and developments. <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> supporters this week saw the release of a multi-party onchain escrow system, Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin discussed using the <a …

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Bitcoin’s Big Price Drop Is the Latest in a Long History of Flash Crashes

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On Wednesday, June 26, the price of <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> came close to reaching $14K. One hour later, it had dropped by close to 18%. Such events are known as a flash crash, a moment in time where a rapid-sell off happens and often times a few exchanges become …

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