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Block 7,080,000: Ethereum Devs Propose Activation Point for Next Hard Fork

Members of ethereum’s open-source development team have reached agreement on an activation time for Constantinople, a proposed code change designed to give users the option to update the blockchain with additional features. Speaking at a bi-weekly core developer meeting Friday, the developers assembled agreed on block 7,080,000 on the ethereum blockchain as an activation point…

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Bit.ly Says It ‘Does Not Block Cryptocurrency Sites,’ Fixes Links For Andreas Antonopoulos’ Book

On November 3, renowned Bitcoin advocate, Andreas Antonopoulos, took to Twitter to claim that URL shortening service, Bit.ly (Bitly), had blocked crypto-related links from his upcoming book. Cointelegraph has reached out to Bitly, and learned that the links “had been inadvertently blocked,” while the company has reportedly resolved the issue. Nevertheless, crypto-related bans still exist…

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3.2 GB Block Sizes: Developers Bash Bitcoin Climate Change Study as ‘Fake News’

Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd joined the backlash against a “fake news” report about Bitcoin’s impact on global warming October 29. This occurred after multiple appearances in mainstream media publications. Nature‘s ‘Naive Assumptions’ Originally published by Nature, the brief report claims that Bitcoin (BTC) 00 mining could help increase temperatures by over 2 degrees Celsius…

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Sia Network Releases Hard Fork Code to Block Crypto Mining Giants

The sia blockchain network has released the formal code for an imminent hard fork that will block miners using hardware produced by Bitmain and other major manufacturers. David Vorick, founder and CEO of Nebulous – the for-profit firm behind the $239 million distributed storage protocol – announced the release of code version 1.3.6 in sia’s official…

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Kill Switch Engaged: Sia Blockchain to Block Bitmain and Other Big Miners

After nearly a year of acrimonious debate, the Sia blockchain is moving to give big mining companies the boot. David Vorick, founder and CEO of Nebulous – the for-profit company behind the $233 million distributed storage protocol – told CoinDesk that Sia will soon move to enact a software change meant to block certain types…

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MetaMask Adds Optional Block of Top Ethereum Decentralized App

Cryptocurrency wallet and Ethereum decentralized app (DApp) extension MetaMask has blocked the most popular DApp for Ethereum, 333ETH. The Next Web reported on the block Friday, September 28. 333ETH promises “lifelong” payouts of Ether (ETH) to investors’ wallets via smart contracts upon an initial down payment. The latest in a series of popular Ethereum DApps…

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London Block Exchange Launching Crypto Pound-Backed Stablecoin

The London Block Exchange said they have permission to launch a new virtual currency, the LBXPeg. The stablecoin would be backed by UK Pound Sterling reserves. The London Block Exchange (LBX) is planning to release a new virtual currency pegged to the Pound Sterling. The startup’s CEO Benjamin Dives told Business Insider the first “cryptopound” would…

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Momentum Is Building to Block Ethereum ASICs

Several ethereum miners and developers have come forward with the goal of stopping specialized mining hardware from effectively operating on the network. Underway since April, the controversy surrounding application-specific integrated circuits (or ASICs) on ethereum rose after news broke last Thursday of a new line of specialized mining hardware that claims to generate more than six times…

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Kraken Introduces ‘Block Trading’ OTC Option for Trades of $100K or More

A short post on the Kraken blog announced a major addition to the exchange. Kraken introduced a block trading option for those who are ready to bet $100,000 or more on crypto. Block Trades by Definition Venture capitalists, investment firms, family offices, and high net-worth individual investors are often willing to gamble hundreds of thousands — perhaps…

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