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Will a large an unintended Hard fork disrupt the Ico as we know it?

A wise man once said it's the unknown unknowns that crash markets. So how would an unexpected hard fork recreating the code affect the current landscape of Erc20 Tokens in the ICO market? Will it be good, bad or indifferent? Speculation of a sudden upgrade basically a code rewrite similar to the highly publicized DAO is rumored to be a possible outcome of the "accidental" delete of the code library that corresponds with a large well known ICOS wallets. One possible solution Some developers believe that the EIP is the solution. So what is the EIP exactly? According to GitHub...

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Blockchain Video Platform Viuly to Airdrop Tokens to Ethereum Holders on November 10th

Viuly, the company working to build the online video sharing platform of the future, has announced plans to distribute its VIU tokens to all current Ethereum holders. This follows a recent strategic decision from the startup to expand its current user base and encourage adoption of its decentralized video sharing revolution available at https://viuly.io. On November 5th, a snapshot of the Ethereum blockchain was taken, after which every Ethereum personal wallet owner holding at least 0.1 ETH will receive a share of VIU tokens on November 10th. VIU tokens, ERC20 compliant built on the Ethereum protocol, are the native currency...

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Vitalik Buterin's "modest proposal"

The creator of the multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency Ethereum, 23 year old hacker Vitalik Buterin, has this week revealed details of his “modest proposal” that lays out the next three to four years of the currency’s technical development. At the heart of the plan is a technical change known as “sharding”. The plan hints at issues that still need to be solved on the platform. The Ethereum nodes are required to store every event that ever occurred on the network, so Buterin has stressed that the final solution needs to mitigate the storage costs that will otherwise increase exponentially as the...

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What would a new Fed governor mean for Bitcoin?

Donald Trump is widely expected to appoint a new chairperson of the Federal Reserve in the coming days. At the moment, the smart money is on former Fed governor Jerome Powell. Like almost everyone who is involved in the finance industry, Powell has shared his opinions on Bitcoin in the past and its safe to say that he's not a huge fan of Bitcoin or the concept of cryptocurrencies in general. "I have nothing against Bitcoin" While Powell is a cryptocurrency sceptic, he is not a zealot in the same league as JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon. He has gone...

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Russian Duma orders Blockchain research

The Russian parliament, the Duma, has ordered that “expert analytical research and opinion polls” relating to Blockchain will take place in 2018. This marks another point in Russia's increasingly formalised and regulatory approach to anything cryptocurrency related, motivated largely by a desire to investigate how cryptographic technology is used to launder the profits of organised crime. The Duma’s financial markets committee and first vice-speaker, Aleksandr Zhukov, confirmed that the initiative is designed to research “standard legal regulation of Blockchain technology uptake on Russian financial markets based on global experience." This comes after a statement in October by Russian leader Vladimir...

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