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Byzantium HF Announcement

Posted byuserEthereum Team on October 12th, 2017.

The Ethereum network will be undergoing a planned hard fork at block number 4.37mil (4,370,000), which will likely occur between 12:00 UTC and 13:00 UTC on Monday, October 16, 2017. The Ropsten test network underwent a hard fork on September 19th (UTC) at block number 1.7mil (1,700,000). A countdown timer can be seen at https://fork.codetract.io/. As a user, […]

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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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Geth 1.6 – Puppeth Master

Posted byuserPéter Szilágyi on April 14th, 2017.

Cramming in a lot more goodies than originally anticipated, the Go Ethereum team is proud to finally deliver the first incarnation of the 1.6 Geth release series! Glimpsing through the commit list, this is going to be a monster post! Toml configuration files For a very long time now, people were requesting that we support […]

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Security alert [11/24/2016]: Consensus bug in geth v1.4.19 and v1.5.2

Posted byuserVitalik Buterin on November 25th, 2016.

Security Alert Affected configurations: Geth Severity: High Summary:  An issue has been identified with Geth’s journaling mechanism. This caused a network fork at block #2686351 (Nov-24-2016 14:12:07 UTC). The new Geth release 1.5.3 fixes the journaling issue and repairs the fork. Details: Geth was failing to revert empty account deletions when the transaction causing the […]

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Security Alert – Mist can be vulnerable when navigating to malicious DApps

Posted byuserFabian Vogelsteller on October 27th, 2016.

Mist leaks some low level APIs, which Dapps could use to gain access to the computer’s file system and read/delete files. This would only affect you if you navigate to an untrusted Dapp that knows about these vulnerabilities and specifically tries to attack users. Upgrading Mist is highly recommended to prevent exposure to attacks. Affected configurations: All […]

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DAO Wars: Your voice on the soft-fork dilemma

Posted byuserPéter Szilágyi on June 24th, 2016.

The last week was quite hectic for all of us in the Ethereum ecosystem. The DAO has shown us that it takes much more effort to write smart contracts than we originally anticipated; but also that it takes a surprising amount of debate to reach a consensus on issues of this scale. Everybody in our community was very […]

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Homestead Release

Posted byuserJeffrey Wilcke on February 29th, 2016.

Update: We’ve released version 1.3.5 including networking hotfix for homestead 1.3.4.  Development of Ethereum started in December 2013 when two developers and a college dropout researcher decided to put their heads together and develop this amazing piece of technology. We were later joined by many like-minded individuals. Our first Proof of Concept (PoC) came on February […]

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Ethereum in practice part 3: how to build your own transparent bank on the blockchain

Posted byuserAlex Van de Sande on December 7th, 2015.

This is the third and final post on a series on how to use the Ethereum Wallet to create your own autonomous organisations. On the first post we detailed how to create a token, and on the second we shown how to generate a digital democracy controlled by these tokens. Now we will do the […]

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Ethereum in practice part 2: how to build a better democracy in under a 100 lines of code

Posted byuserAlex Van de Sande on December 4th, 2015.

This is a second post on a series on how to use the current Ethereum tools to build smart contracts without needing programming experience. Download the latest version of the Ethereum Wallet, read the first part and let’s have fun! Creating a token is fun, but what is the value of a token that doesn’t do […]

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Ethereum in practice part 1: how to build your own cryptocurrency without touching a line of code

Posted byuserAlex Van de Sande on December 3rd, 2015.

A lot of things have happened in the past few weeks in the Ethereum ecosystem, so many that it might be hard for a casual observer to understand where we are and what’s available out there. So I would like to use my first post here to give you an overview of the tools we’ve […]