The New Classic? Protesters Are Already Plotting Alternative Ethereums

An ethereum hard fork wouldn’t be complete without a protest movement (or two). The second-largest public blockchain by total value, ethereum successfully forked yesterday, activating a bundle of upgrades that make its blockchain faster and better-suited for developers. But while the shift looks to have gone smoothly (with no problems impacting transactions or contracts), groups that… Read More »


Etheruem’s blockchain may now be in the process of upgrading to new software – but that doesn’t mean notable developers aren’t reflecting on the process that was. For example, while the update appears to have been successful, at least one provider of ethereum software notably struggled with preparations for the rollout. As reported by CoinDesk, UK-based… Read More »

Hours to Go: How to Watch Ethereum

With $30 billion on the line, all eyes are likely to be on ethereum tomorrow as it seeks to navigate one of its biggest-ever updates. Will all software users upgrade to the updated blockchain? Or will a new, competing token be created? That’s exactly what the market is watching and waiting to see when etheruem hits block… Read More »


Although it’s still very early days for ethereum’s Byzantium upgrade, developers indicate that the hard fork is running smoothly so far. Speaking to CoinDesk, unofficial release manager for Byzantium, Hudson Johnston, said that the success of the fork can be attributed to “the hard work (of) developers, users and miners across the Ethereum ecosystem.” Changes enacted… Read More »

Ethereum Developers Find Geth Bug as Hard Fork Nears

The discovery of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack vulnerability led the developers of ethereum’s Geth software to release a new version just days before the Byzantium hard fork. On finding the bug, the team behind ethereum’s most popular client published a new software release, yet data from blockchain analytics site Ether Nodes shows a relatively low rate… Read More »


The hard fork software on ethereum’s most popular client Geth has been retracted due to a denial-of-service (DoS) attack vulnerability. Ethereum’s Byzantium hard fork is expected to happen in less than two days. On finding the bug, ethereum developers pushed a new software release, but data from blockchain analytics site Ether Nodes shows a relatively low rate… Read More »

History Repeated? Confidence High Ethereum Will Avoid Blockchain Split

“There is no reason to believe that this one will be controversial.” Just days away from making one of its biggest-ever upgrades, confidence is high among ethereum supporters that the world’s second-largest blockchain will avoid past mistakes and successfully navigate a coming change to its codebase, projected for Sunday night. “I expect that nothing will happen,” Ethereum Foundation… Read More »

At Last? Parity Releases Revised Software Ahead of Ethereum Hard Fork

Parity, the second-largest provider of ethereum protocol software, has announced its final Byzantium release. Coming just days before ethereum is to undergo a hard fork to upgrade its underlying blockchain, Parity’s release is the latest in four, all of which were found to contain “consensus bugs” – or faults in the software that would force… Read More »

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

New York-based ethereum development startup ConsenSys has revealed a number of new hires, including several IBM employees and the former CEO of South Africa’s central securities depository (CSD). ConsenSys announced today that John Wolpert, former global blockchain offering director, will work to advance the startup’s product and venture efforts. Monica Singer, who left Strate this summer… Read More »

Ethereum Software Sees Delay Ahead of Byzantium Fork

Signs are beginning to show ethereum’s next big upgrade might not be as smooth as expected. At press time, the parity client, maintained by U.K.-based Parity Technologies, and which supports roughly 25 percent of all ethereum nodes, has yet to release software that includes the protocol changes needed for the shift. The delays come at a time when… Read More »