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Ethereum’s Etherscan Combats Hacking Attempt
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Ethereum’s Etherscan Combats Hacking Attempt

According to an official Etherscan announcement via reddit on Monday, random JavaScript alerts containing the text "1337" popped up on the blockexplorer website. A hacker (or hackers) injected the alerts into the summarized comments section provided by Disqus,...
Bank Of Canada Study Addresses Double Spending On Blockchain Systems
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Bank Of Canada Study Addresses Double Spending On Blockchain Systems

A recent report from Canada’s central bank discusses “cheating” on a blockchain through double spending and likens the potential issue to classic incentive compatibility constraints within game theory. Researchers Jonathan Chiu and Thorsten V. Koeppl from...
South Korean Officials Announce Financial Innovation Bureau
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South Korean Officials Announce Financial Innovation Bureau

The new department will make policies and recommendations about the use of crypto and blockchain technology. According to a July 17 press release, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in South Korea announced it will create a department specifically ...
Gary Gensler: From Cftc Chair to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Educator
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Gary Gensler: From Cftc Chair to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Educator

Gary Gensler was chairman of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between 2009 and 2014, right after the global financial crisis. Today, Gensler is part of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, lecturing students on blockchain technology and crypto...
Liverpool Looking to Use Blockchain to Become World’s First Climate Positive City
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Liverpool Looking to Use Blockchain to Become World’s First Climate Positive City

The Liverpool City Council is looking to become the world’s first climate positive city by the end of 2020 after agreeing to a partnership with an eco-digital company to integrate its blockchain-powered platform into daily operations.  The city of Liver...
Lition Is the World’s First Operational Peer-to-peer Energy Trading Platform
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Lition Is the World’s First Operational Peer-to-peer Energy Trading Platform

“Bringing power to the people,” is the motto of Berlin-based Lition, and the green energy blockchain trading platform is poised to do that globally. The project brings transparency and sustainability into the currently closed-off energy system and directly lin...
ETHNews Exclusive | Author John Hargrave On Upcoming ‘Blockchain For Non-Techies’ Book
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ETHNews Exclusive | Author John Hargrave On Upcoming ‘Blockchain For Non-Techies’ Book

ETHNews spoke with author John Hargrave to discuss his forthcoming book, “Blockchain for Everyone,” and learn more about accessibility in blockchain education. With the glut of blockchain-related advancements and innovations over the past few years, we so...
Liverpool Aims to Become ‘World’s First Climate-Positive City’ Using Blockchain Tech
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Liverpool Aims to Become ‘World’s First Climate-Positive City’ Using Blockchain Tech

The Liverpool City Council (LCC) announced it will be using blockchain tech to mitigate the city’s climate impact, local news outlet edie.net reported July 19. A tweet from the LCC explains that the effort to reduce the city’s climate impact is a bid to bec...
Five Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Blockchain Company
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Five Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Blockchain Company

As interest in blockchain continues to gain traction, the importance of investor education is at an all-time high. With hundreds of new projects popping up every week, it may be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Not every project can be or will be suc...
Lufthansa Announces Global Blockchain Challenge for the Aviation Industry
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Lufthansa Announces Global Blockchain Challenge for the Aviation Industry

Lufthansa Innovation Hub (LIH) and the SAP.iO Berlin Foundry have teamed up to launch the first ever Aviation Blockchain Challenge worldwide. Announced in a blog recently, the challenge seeks to explore potential opportunities and drive adoption of Blockcha...