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February 6, 2019

Several Ethereum-based Services Escaped Hacking Attack Revealing JSONRPC Vulnerability

Parity Technologies has announced a fix to a vulnerability in their Ethereum node implementation that was causing their nodes to go offline. According to Parity Technologies Twitter account, «while the vulnerability only directly affects Parity Ethereum nodes that serve JSONRPC as a public service (e.g., Infura, MEW, MyCrypto, etc), they recommend everyone to update their nodes immediately.»The bug had opened up an attack vector to allow nodes to be forced offline by potential attackers. If undiscovered, the attack could have threatened a sizeable portion of the Ethereum infrastructure.As a reminder, Parity is a popular Ethereum-based platform, and over a year ago it had already [...]

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August 28, 2018

Ethereum (ETH) Daily and Weekly Chart Analysis: August 28th

All things constant, Ethereum is the worst performing coin in the top 10 adding three percent on a weekly basis paling in comparison. Though we might see a recovery in the short term—dependent mostly on the performance of BTC—the lack of consensus ahead of a critical hard fork should worry investors angling for a breather once there is a successful implementation of several EIP proposals via Constantinople.

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Consensus. That’s a necessity in blockchain Proof of work systems and must be reach whenever a block is created in a proof of work systems as Ethereum. Ironically, it is missing and rare amongst Ethereum developers split in the middle over the implementation [...]

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August 2, 2018

Elon Musk Twitter impersonators purged after promising followers bitcoin and ethereum | The Independent

Twitter has finally taken action against cryptocurrency scammers on its platform by banning impersonators of Elon Musk.

The head of SpaceX and Tesla has been a frequent target for scams that use fraudulent accounts to mimic high-profile users in an attempt to trick their followers into sending them cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum.

Mr Musk has previously spoken about the scam accounts that usually appear in replies to his tweets shortly after he posts them.

“I want to know who is running the Etherium scambots! Mad skillz,” he tweeted to his 22.2 million followers earlier this month.

His tweet prompted a response from the co-founder of [...]

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April 10, 2018

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Opposes Hard Fork to ‘Brick’ Ethash ASIC Miners – Strategic Coin

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has come out against a proposal that would alter the second-largest cryptocurrency’s mining algorithm to prevent it from being mined with specialized hardware.

Buterin, who made these comments on Friday at an Ethereum core developer meeting, was responding to a proposal from fellow developer Piper Merriam which intended to make sure that Ethereum mining remains decentralized.

Earlier this week, mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain began accepting preordersfor the first Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) miners compatible with Ethash, a Proof-of-Work (Pow) consensus algorithm used by Ethereum and a basket of other [...]

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