Ethereum

Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Change to Be Considered for Istanbul Upgrade

The code designed to enact ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, may feature the inclusion of a controversial mining algorithm said to allow for broader participation in its network. Discussed Tuesday during a meeting of project managers working on the world’s second-largest blockchain, Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1057, also known as Progressive Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW), has been long debated. […]

Bitcoin

Blockstream Releases Lightning Upgrade With New ‘Plugin’ Functionality

New improvements to an existing code repository are set to make it easier for developers to build their own features into bitcoin’s lightning network, the in-progress tech layer many see as the cryptocurrency’s best hope for its use in payments. Announced Thursday, Blockstream is making the largest upgrade to its c-lightning software in eight months, releasing […]

Crypto News

Exclusive: $630 Million Cryptocurrency Dash Releases ‘Biggest Upgrade’ Since Governance System

Dash’s newest upgrade enables non-financial transactions on the blockchain. | Source: Shutterstock. By CCN.com: The Dash community has been banging its head against a wall for a while now. As its developers ramp up infrastructure to make mass adoption easier, it loses users in the process. Dash dropped from a number seven crypto in 2017 […]

Ethereum

Ethereum’s Constantinople Upgrade Faces Delay Due to Security Vulnerability

Ethereum’s long-anticipated Constantinople upgrade has just been delayed after a critical vulnerability was discovered in one of the planned changes. Smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity flagged Tuesday that Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1283, if implemented, could provide attackers a loophole in the code to steal user funds. Speaking on a call, ethereum developers, as well […]

Blockchain

XRP Overtakes Ethereum Despite Looming ‘Constantinople’ Upgrade

XRP has reclaimed the position of the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap from ETH just days before Ethereum’s ‘Constantinople’ hard-fork upgrade.  Pre-Fork Drop On January 16th, Ethereum is scheduled to undergo a network-wide system update called ‘Constantinople’. Among other things, the implementation of the upgrade will reduce the block reward from 3 ETH/block to 2 […]

Crypto News

New Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Makes Blockchain ‘Immutable’ after 10 Confirmations

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A new version of Bitcoin ABC’s Bitcoin Cash software has some enhancements that are intended to prevent chain reorganizations from taking place. This is partially in response to “attacks” the network has experienced since the contentious hard fork earlier this month, and partially to prevent a similar situation as was seen in […]

Altcoins

BCash Hash War Looms With Community at Impasse Ahead Of Today’s Scheduled Upgrade

With an increasingly divided Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community at what appears to be an impasse ahead of today’s planned upgrade, the next few days will certainly be interesting for observers. Two distinct factions appear to have coalesced around the soon-to-be incompatible BitcoinABC and BitcoinSV clients respectively, both of which have planned upgrades that will make […]