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Ethereum scalability research and development subsidy programs

Posted byuserVitalik Buterin on January 2nd, 2018.

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 primarily because a typical blockchain design requires every node in the network to process every […]

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Devcon3 videos available now!

Posted byuserMing Chan on November 26th, 2017.

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 halls instead of one this year, and also added a full forth day of presentations, […]

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Geth 1.7 – Megara

Posted byuserPéter Szilágyi on September 14th, 2017.

The Go Ethereum team is proud to announce the next release family of Geth, the first incarnation focusing on laying the groundwork for the upcoming Metropolis hard forks (Byzantium and Constantinople), consisting of 125+ code contributions for various parts of the project. Byzantium fork The current incarnation of Geth contains all the Byzantium EIPs implemented and […]

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Statement Objecting To EME as a W3C Recommendation

Posted byuserJames Pitts on August 21st, 2017.

The Foundation believes Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) should not be published as a W3C Recommendation, and we are now making public the formal objection the Ethereum Foundation submitted to the W3C opposing the recommendation of EME. As a member of the W3C, the Ethereum Foundation contributes to the standards-making process and votes on matters such as the […]

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Swarm alpha public pilot and the basics of Swarm

Posted byuserViktor Tron on December 15th, 2016.

With the long awaited geth 1.5 (“let there bee light”) release, Swarm made it into the official go-ethereum release as an experimental feature. The current version of the code is POC 0.2 RC5 — “embrace your daemons” (roadmap), which is the refactored and cleaner version of the codebase that was running on the Swarm toynet […]

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From Morden to Ropsten

Posted byuserMartin Swende on November 20th, 2016.

Testing a fork The Spurious Dragon hardfork is scheduled for the coming week; block 2675000 is likely to occur Tuesday evening (CET). The block number for the testnet “Morden” was scheduled at block 1885000. Performing the fork in the test network prior to performing it in the main network was an important measure taken in […]

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Hard Fork No. 4: Spurious Dragon

Posted byuserHudson Jameson on November 18th, 2016.

The Ethereum network will be undergoing a hard fork at block number 2,675,000, which will likely occur between 15:00 and 16:00 UTC on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. A countdown timer can be seen at https://fork.codetract.io/. The Morden test network will be undergoing a hard fork at block number 1,885,000. As a user, what do I […]

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Whoa… Geth 1.5

Posted byuserPéter Szilágyi on November 17th, 2016.

The Go Ethereum team is very proud to finally release Geth 1.5, which can almost be called a complete internal rewrite of the Go Ethereum (go-ethereum) codebase. We’ve packed a huge number of changes into this release, and simply listing them wouldn’t do them justice. Instead, we’ve decided to write them up in a more informal way, explaining […]

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FAQ: Upcoming Ethereum Hard Fork

Posted byuserHudson Jameson on October 18th, 2016.

The Ethereum network will be undergoing a hard fork at block number 2463000, which will likely occur between 12:00 and 13:00 UTC on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. A countdown timer can be seen at https://fork.codetract.io/. As a user, what do I need to do? Download the latest version of your Ethereum client: Latest version of […]

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Announcement of imminent hard fork for EIP150 gas cost changes

Posted byuserMartin Swende on October 13th, 2016.

During the last couple of weeks, the Ethereum network has been the target of a sustained attack. The attacker(s) have been very crafty in locating vulnerabilities in the client implementations as well as the protocol specification. While the recent patches have led to an overall increased resiliency in the client implementations, the attacks have also […]