Week in Ethereum News
July 2, 2017


  • Karl Floersch: Casper & Smart Contract Consensus
    • Karl and Vlad talk Casper
    • Vitalik on inflation: “Once Casper comes out, ~0.5-2% annual seems feasible. Once we add partial tx fee burning and if fees go up, may go to 0 or lower.”
  • We raised the block gas limit from 4.7m to 6.7m, thus making room for more transactions
    • But we could do more?  To quote from two issues ago: “Per Vitalik, we’d be fine with an 8m-13m gas limit
    • Congratulations to everyone who helped get the limits raised. It took lots of work to override defaults and inertia.  Makes me wonder how the Tezos founders will ever not get their way in governance decisions when they hold ~20%.
    • At the moment a 4 gwei gas price (~2 cents) will get confirmed in a minute and a half
  • Matthew Di Ferrante: Towards Responsible Token Sales  

Protocol and releases

Stuff for developers



Project Announcements

Project Updates

Interviews and Talks

Token Sale Projects

Token Sales


Dates of note

From Token Sale Calendar:

Upcoming token sale start dates:

Ongoing token sales:

You can find this calendar updated daily at TokenSaleCalendar.com

[I aim for a relatively comprehensive list of Ethereum sales, but make no warranty as to even whether they are legit; as such, I thus likewise warrant nothing about whether any will produce a satisfactory return. I have passed the CFA exams, but this is not investment advice. If you’re interested in what I do, you can find my investing thesis and token sale appreciation strategies in previous newsletters.]

Newsletter housekeeping

Some time in early August, there will be an announcement that I’ve joined ConsenSys.  Here’s a logo to draw your eye in case you were going to skip over this section:


I’m very excited about this move and will have significantly more to say in the future.  The newsletters should become more regular again! In the meantime, I wanted to make it clear so that you can judge whether I favor ConsenSys projects.

My charge from Joe Lubin is pretty similar to what Status has told me: keep telling the truth and covering the space objectively, even if the truth hurts.

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