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Ethereum is an open source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality. It supports a modified version of Nakamoto consensus via transaction-based state transitions

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  • Spotlight on Kenya: Microinsurance for Every Farmer

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, only 3% of 48 million smallholder farmers are insured. Owning 1 acre of land and earning approximately $1.40 per person per day characterize a smallholder farmer. Smallholder farmers often own a mixture of cash crops and subsistence or non-commercial farming; and, they lack the financial and technological...

  • Verkle tree structure

    A Verkle tree is a commitment scheme that works similar to a Merkle tree, but has much smaller witnesses. It works by replacing the hashes in a Merkle tree with a vector commitment, which makes wider branching factors more efficient. Thanks to Kevaundray Wedderburn for feedback on the post. Overview...

  • How The Merge Impacts Ethereum’s Application Layer

    Ethereum’s transition to proof of stake – The Merge – is near: devnets are being stood up, specifications are being finalized and community outreach has begun in earnest. The Merge is designed to have minimal impact on how Ethereum operates for end users, smart contracts and dapps. That said, there...

  • Update on the partnership between EF and UNICEF

    How it started, how far we’ve come, what’s next - Since 2019, we have supported UNICEF’s CryptoFund with recurring contributions, and we are excited about our most recent donation too. Today, I would like to share the story of our journey together, to recognize some of the achievements of our partnership, and to speak a bit more about what’s next....

  • Finalized no. 32

    the Ethereum consensus-layer - tl;dr Kintsugi🍵 in progress – testnet to come Stakers must upgrade for Arrow Glacier Kintsugi🍵 in progress At the start of November, the Kintsugi🍵 month-long Merge sprint began! Kintsugi specs and milestones/plans were released, and now client teams are deep into the sprint with an aim to launch a persistent...

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Ethereum World News
  • Pantera Capital CEO: Bitcoin (BTC) Could Hit $115k after Halving

    Quick take: Bitcoin (BTC) has once again reclaimed $9,000 with 5 days until halving.  Pantera Capital’s CEO, Dan Morehead, sees a scenario where BTC hits $115,212 by August 2021.  His analysis is based on the change in the stock-to-flow ratio across each halving.  The hype and excitement surrounding the Bitcoin halving event is once again evident in the current price of BTC. At the time of writing this, Bitcoin has just broken both the $9,000 and $9,100 resistance levels and

  • BitTorrent (BTT) Throws Another Jab at Filecoin (FIL)

    In brief: In a recent tweet, the team at BitTorrent (BTT) has highlighted why the BTFS file system is better than Filecoin (FIL).  The teams behind both projects have been throwing jabs at each other ranging from accusations of plagiarism and going as far as claiming the other is ‘vaporware’. Filecoin’s (FIL) Mainnet is set to be launched between mid-July and mid-August.  In a recent tweet, the team at BitTorrent (BTT) highlighted why its BTFS file system is better than

  • Robinhood Secures $280M in Series F Funding, Plans to Expand Globally

    In brief: Robinhood has secured $280 Million Series F funding after an $8.3 Billion valuation.  The funding will drive a push to expand the platform globally.  Robinhood also plans on scaling the platform and offering more products to users.  The team at the popular trading platform of Robinhood has announced that the firm has secured $280 Million series F funding after an $8.3 Billion valuation. The round of funding was lead by Sequoia Capital which is an existing investor of

  • PegNet Launches Mobile Wallet for Android

    The fully-decentralized network of stablecoins, PegNet, announces the launch of the first mobile wallet for Android users to easily convert pegged asset tokens. PegNet wallet hosts 42 stable pegged asset tokens of the top fiats, cryptocurrencies, and commodities gold and silver PegNet is the first proof-of-work oracle-based stablecoin network for DeFi Fixed $0.001 cost for all transactions and conversions within the PegNet system PegNet community launches the first mobile wallet for users on the android app store. Cryptocurrency users now

  • EMX Exchange Halts Trading of USOIL-Perp After Crude Oil Crash

    In brief: Everyone was shocked when US Oil prices hit zero and global futures contracts fell hard into negative territory.  Such an event had not been anticipated by the team at the EMX exchange.  The team halted trading of its USOIL-Perp contract.  Trading of the perpetual contract is yet to be reopened as the team decides on a way forward. Yesterday’s price movement of US Crude Oil shocked everyone. The majority of traders were confident that the price of the

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Standard Chartered Banking Group Joins Ethereum Enterprise Alliance

International banking group Standard Chartered has become the latest member of a blockchain standard-building organization, the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA).

In a press release issued on Nov. 6, Standard Chartered said the move would allow it to expand its client offerings across its 60 international markets.

Standard Chartered is latest EEA banking member

“Technology enables us to facilitate trade and investment across our footprint markets, improving client experiences and offering new services,” Group Chief Information Officer, Dr. Michael Gorriz, commented.

The EEA formed in March 2017 as a collaborative effort exploring the development and implementation of blockchain solutions across economic sectors.Its membership base now runs into the hundreds, with participation from entities including Microsoft, Hyperledger and various other international banks such as Santander and Russia’s Sberbank.

A formal association with Hyperledger, which itself offers enterprise-grade blockchain tools, came in October last year.

The EEA also publishes informational material such as blockchain standards documents, among which was a dedicated effort for the telecoms industry in August.

Increasing blockchain maneuvers

“We are excited to be a part of the EEA and look forward to opportunities where we can collaborate with other leading industry players to deepen blockchain research and application in the banking sector,” Gorriz added.

Standard Chartered has already made inroads into blockchain utilization. As Cointelegraph reported, the bank recently completed a supply chain financing scheme and used the technology to send a cross-border letter of credit transaction.

The EEA formed in March 2017 as a collaborative effort exploring the development and implementation of blockchain solutions across economic sectors.

Its membership base now runs into the hundreds, with participation from entities including Microsoft, Hyperledger and various other international banks such as Santander and Russia’s Sberbank.

A formal association with Hyperledger, which itself offers enterprise-grade blockchain tools, came in October last year.

The EEA also publishes informational material such as blockchain standards documents, among which was a dedicated effort for the telecoms industry in August.

Increasing blockchain maneuvers

“We are excited to be a part of the EEA and look forward to opportunities where we can collaborate with other leading industry players to deepen blockchain research and application in the banking sector,” Gorriz added.

Standard Chartered has already made inroads into blockchain utilization. As Cointelegraph reported, the bank recently completed a supply chain financing scheme and used the technology to send a cross-border letter of credit transaction.

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