• launch of Ethereum 2.0
    Ethereum

    Lead developer formally proposes launch of Ethereum 2.0

    The moment that the Ethereum community has been waiting for finally seems at hand: The move to a faster, more energy efficient proof-of-stake blockchain has begun

    Ethereum 2.0 will move the No. 2 cryptocurrency’s blockchain from a Bitcoin-style, energy-hungry, proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism to a faster, more energy efficient proof-of-stake (PoS), in which blocks are confirmed by validators who essentially post a bond to ensure good behavior.

  • Bison Trails double-signing software
    Technology

    Bison Trails to support privacy-focused Oasis Network

    The move is part of the ongoing collaboration between the infrastructure-as-a-service firm and privacy-focused blockchain foundation

    Bison Trails will support the Oasis Network following collaboration on the protocol’s development over the last year. That will make setting up a node on the proof-of-stake network possible with just a few clicks.

  • Bison Trails double-signing software
    Technology

    Bison Trails tries to ‘de-risk’ staking with double-signing protection software

    In what is described as an industry first, the company wants to minimize penalties for customers running a node on a proof-of-stake network

    The technology “addresses one of the most unaddressed problems” in the industry: slashing penalties costing a validator part of their stake if a message is double-signed for the same block.

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Mission and money: Three Celo validators talk staking for the Libra competitor

    Wade Abel, Aaron Boyd, and Pranay Mohan took very different routes to becoming validators on Celo’s payments-focused, proof-of-stake blockchain

    By making it cheaper and easier to make payments, Celo validators are supporting both earning money and supporting a social mission aimed at the unbanked.

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