For now; may be worth mentioning Casper FFG :)

For now; may be worth mentioning Casper FFG 🙂

I recommend the book I linked to in the article:…

That said, I first recommend getting comfortable with number theory and abstract algebra; there are plenty of materials for either of those… Continue reading on Medium »

Geth 1.8 – Iceberg¹

After waaay too much time under development, we’re proud to finally announce version 1.8.0 of the Go Ethereum client: Iceberg! The release fixes a lot of pain points felt by the community and ships a few notable new features, tallying… Continue Reading →

Exploring Elliptic Curve Pairings

Trigger warning: math. Continue reading on Medium »

Thanks a lot for the feedback!

Thanks a lot for the feedback! > # someBytes: private(bytes32) # error: “Base type with units can only be num, decimal” You should have just done someBytes: bytes32 . Perhaps we should add an explicit error message that redirects programmers to this… Continue Reading →

Farewell and Welcome

It is with sadness that we announce that Ming Chan, who has served as Executive Director at the Ethereum Foundation for nearly three years, is leaving the Foundation. Since her arrival in 2015, she has played a critical role in the… Continue Reading →

To Infinity and Beyond!

Dear Ethereum community (and wonderful Etherheads!), Today, January 31, 2018, is my last day as Executive Director of the Ethereum Foundation. I’m pleased to have been able to guide the Foundation as ED with my fellow directors, team leads, and… Continue Reading →

Ethereum JS Ecosystem Updates

It’s been a fairly busy for the last couple of months for the Ethereum javascripters. To start with, there was a really great hackathon with IPFS. You can read Dan Finlay’s excellent write up here. Also, during this time Aaron Davis (Kumavis)… Continue Reading →

Ethereum scalability research and development subsidy programs

The Ethereum community, key developers and researchers and others have always recognized scalability as perhaps the single most important key technical challenge that needs to be solved in order for blockchain applications to reach mass adoption. Blockchain scalability is difficult… Continue Reading →

Q4 Roundup

Ethereum has grown very rapidly in the last few months. Transaction volume on the blockchain has more than doubled, surpassing 10 transactions per second for days at a time. The number of new accounts created per day passed 100,000, and… Continue Reading →

Introduction of the Light Client for DApp developers

The first version of the Light Ethereum Subprotocol (LES/1) and its implementation in Geth are still in an experimental stage, but they are expected to reach a more mature state in a few months where the basic functions will perform… Continue Reading →

Security alert — Chromium vulnerability affecting Mist Browser Beta

Due to a Chromium vulnerability affecting all released versions of the Mist Browser Beta v0.9.3 and below, we are issuing this alert warning users not to browse untrusted websites with Mist Browser Beta at this time. Users of “Ethereum Wallet”… Continue Reading →

Regarding bandwidth requirements for stateless clients, I can give some precise numbers.

Regarding bandwidth requirements for stateless clients, I can give some precise numbers. Currently, there are ~16M accounts, and tries have up to ~1M storage keys. Hence, a Merkle tree branch for a given account would have ~log16(16M) ~= 6.25 nodes, which… Continue Reading →

December Roundup

December marks a month of continued progress in the Ethereum ecosystem. Research on proof of stake and sharding continues after the research team’s workshop in Singapore in November, the light client slowly keeps getting better, Whisper and Swarm keep moving forward,… Continue Reading →

Not just regulation, but also government *use* of the technology.

Not just regulation, but also government *use* of the technology. I look forward to applications in identity, transparency of gov finance, etc.

As I’ve mentioned in other places, ensuring access to bank accounts for startups is important.

As I’ve mentioned in other places, ensuring access to bank accounts for startups is important. Often there are significant barriers to this even in environments where the regulator is ostensibly friendly.

Devcon3 videos available now!

To accommodate the biggest post-devcon request, we’re happy to announce that Devcon3 videos are now available for viewing! As promised, we recorded sessions from both the main hall and breakout hall on all four days of Devcon3. Given we had two… Continue Reading →


A big thanks to our attending dev community, presenters, internal team, sponsors, enthusiasts, volunteers, event team, students and other stakeholders for coming together for another phenomenal Devcon3! First of all, yes, video of all sessions, both from the Main Hall and Breakout… Continue Reading →

Security alert [12/19/2016]: Forums Database Compromised

On December 16, we were made aware that someone had recently gained unauthorized access to a database from We immediately launched a thorough investigation to determine the origin, nature, and scope of this incident. Here is what we know:… Continue Reading →

> by giving up on the “fixed known supply” model in favour of the “this is a product that is sold…

The philosophical problem with this approach is: sold by whom? These projects are generally designed with the philosophy that the central… Continue reading on Medium »

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