Ethereum 

Developers of Ethereum DEX Protocol AirSwap Disclose Critical Exploit

Ethereum (ETH) decentralized exchange protocol AirSwap’s developers announced that they have discovered a critical vulnerability in the system’s new smart contract. AirSwap’s team announced its findings and a possible solution for all potentially affected users in a Medium post published on Sept. 13. A limited vulnerability Per the release, on Sept. 12 AirSwap’s development team found a vulnerability in a new smart contract, which has already been reverted to an older version in under 24 hours after the discovery. The exploit in question could have allowed an attacker to perform…

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Blockchain 

Coinbase Launches USDC-Based Initiative to Support DeFi Developers

Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has launched the new USDC Bootstrap Fund aimed at the improvement of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). As the company announced on Sept. 10, Coinbase set up the USDC Bootstrap Fund to support developers who build DeFi protocols by investing USD Coin (USDC) directly in the protocol. Coinbase and payment startup Circle jointly launched their own stablecoin USDC in September 2018. Bringing more liquidity to DeFi protocols Bringing more liquidity to some DeFi protocols ostensibly formed the main impetus behind the idea to establish the fund. Among possible…

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Bitcoin 

OKCoin Pledges up to 1,000 BTC to Developers of BTC, BCH and BSV

San Francisco-based, fiat-focused crypto exchange, OKCoin, recently announced the launch of a voting-driven initiative to donate up to 1,000 BTC to developers of Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV). Voting starts today According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 3, OKCoin, one of the top exchanges by adjusted volume, has pledged to dedicate up to 1,000 BTC to the development of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV. The initiative, called ‘Let’s Build Bitcoin Together,’ asks crypto enthusiasts to go to the OKCoin platform…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Foundation Grants $2.46 Million to Network Developers

The Ethereum Foundation (EF) announced that over $2.46 million in grants will be given to finance Ethereum 2.0 development. In a post published on the official blog on Aug. 26, EF announced that it has “granted financial awards to various client development teams. The teams in question are tasked with creating Test Networks (testnets) compatible with multiple clients as the first phase of development approaches. The funds will go to nine companies and researchers. Many companies received funding for client development, such as Harmony which has been awarded $189,000 for…

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Blockchain 

Monero Developers Confirm Fix of Bug That Lost Balances for Ledger Wallet Users

Monero (XMR) developers have fixed a bug involving cryptocurrency hardware wallet Ledger that made user funds look like they had disappeared, they confirmed on social media on April 8. Reported in early March, the bug, which Ledger originally thought to be a synchronization problem, first came to light when a user’s balance failed to react to an incoming transaction. The problem only affected those using Ledger Nano S devices to access their XMR wallet. As of this week, the issue has officially been resolved through the issuance of a patch…

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Ethereum 

Monero Developers Consider Adopting New Proof-of-Work Algorithm in October

Privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero (XMR) plans to switch to a new proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm in October. The new algorithm follows an agreement with Arweave, which will fund an audit of the new algorithm, an Arweave spokesperson told Cointelegraph via email on May 23. Arweave, which has launched a permanent and decentralized internet, said that monero will implement the RandomX algorithm, thus replacing CryptoNight, if the audit is successful. Until now, monero developers reportedly hard-forked the network once every 6 months to ensure application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) resistance by implementing small changes…

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Ethereum 

What to Expect From the Telegram Open Network: A Developer’s Perspective

Recently, new materials surfaced about the lite client for the Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain, powered by encrypted instant messaging service Telegram. Based on the content of these documents, it is possible to make a lot of assumptions about its future, especially in regard to comparing TON with competitors — such as the Cosmos network, Polkadot and Ethereum 2.0 — as well as the overall impact of the blockchain ecosystem. Polkadot, Cosmos and TON will definitely compete for users and developers. Moreover, in 2019, every blockchain really needs to have…

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Blockchain 

EOS Developers Attempt 10% Buyback Ahead of Major Announcement

Earlier this week, it was revealed that EOS developer Block.one is attempting a 10% buyback of its stock, reportedly the second one in less than a year. It seems that some of the company’s investors are up for a big payday: The earliest backers could expect a hefty 6,567% return on their initial investments, while Michael Novogratz has already managed to secure a much more modest, though still profitable, 123% return. But why would Block.one buy its shares back in the first place? It appears that the startup’s executives are…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Core Developers Consider More Frequent and Smaller Hard Forks

Ethereum (ETH) core developers are considering implementing more frequent and smaller hard forks, according to the most recent bi-weekly meeting held on April 12. The question of time between hard forks — or network updates — was brought up by the meeting’s moderator, Tim Beiko, who referenced it as an ongoing topic of discussion. Another dev then began the discussion by referencing core developer Alexey Akhunov’s previously expressed position in favor of shorter periods between forks. To “check the temperature” of the devs’ position on hard fork timing, the dev…

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Ethereum 

Tron Has Fastest Growing DApp User Base, Ethereum Still Developers’ First Choice

A report released on April 9 by DApp (Decentralized Application) analytics website DApp.com reveals that Tron (TRX) has the fastest growing DApp user base while Ethereum’s (ETH) DApp user base is shrinking. On the Ethereum chain, there was a 4 percent decrease in the number of DApp users compared to last year. About 72,422 old users are still using Ethereum-based DApps in 2019. Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs) are responsible for more than half of the ETH DApp transaction volume, followed by gambling apps. Also, gamers were reportedly the most active ETH…

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