Developers are eyeing January 16th as the date on which Constantinople, Ethereum’s upcoming network hard fork, could launch. The upgrade for the world’s second-largest blockchain was originally targeted for November, bringing with it a host of design changes aimed at streamlining the platform’s code in a bid to boost performance.
Cryptocurrency Market Updates
Customers of Bitfinex are struggling to withdraw their funds from the cryptocurrency exchange. Three weeks after being told that things were now operating normally once again, Bitfinex users are still struggling.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume, Binance has launched a new analysis wing which will develop “institutional-grade” research reports.
The well-known cyber security firm, Group – IB, partnered with the crypto-asset insurance company, Cryptolns, to grade the security levels of the top cryptocurrency exchanges across the globe.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had put a deadline of November 5 for the public to submit their comments and opinions about Bitcoin ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds).
Cinnober, a worldwide provider of exchange as well as clearing technology to traditional stock exchanges and commodities markets, is now developing a new matching engine for Bitstamp.
The cryptocurrency markets saw massive movement on Sunday night, with most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies gaining in value. Of the top 20, BCH saw the biggest gains, going up by almost 21% in trading.
South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has teamed up with crowdfunding platform seriesOne to launch a compliant security token exchange in the U.S. The joint venture was revealed in a press release from seriesOne, which adds that the exchange launch is still subject to regulatory approvals from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
The Ethereum Foundation is funding efforts to create specializing mining hardware in partnership with blockchain data storage network Filecoin. Announced at Devcon, the annual gathering of developers in Prague, Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake unveiled preliminary designs for application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs, that will support an upcoming ethereum technology called the “beacon chain.”
The distributed cloud storage blockchain network Sia has successfully completed a planned hard fork, changing its consensus rules in a way that prevents some specialized hardware from mining on the network. “All is working normally now,” David Vorick, co-founder and CEO of Nebulous, the for-profit company behind the Sia network.