Week in Ethereum News
May 14, 2017

News and Links

Top — ENS

Protocol and releases

Stuff for developers


Interviews and Talks

Project Updates

Token Sales


  • “Bitcoin still has a black mark against it if you look at what big banks or more traditional folks in law enforcement think. Ethereum has a blank slate, and that is a chance to reach a mainstream audience.” — Brian Armstrong
  • Ethereum Foundation finances: about $90m USD. $15m USD, mostly in EUR and CHF, 500 BTC, 813k ETH. At monthly burn of $300k, that’s over 4 years of funding even if Bitcoin and Ether go to zero.
  • Vitalik: Engineering Security through Coordination Problems
  • Albert Wenger: Thoughts on Regulating ICOs. There’s been rumors of regulatory guidance coming at the upcoming conferences. Hopefully they do something smart: a safe harbor provision for projects who include a regulator-approved warning

Dates of note

[For ongoing sales, check previous week]

Bias transparency: if you host a blockchain conference and don’t use Ticketleap, I’m much less likely to include your conference, unless you have a good reason as to why we’re not a good fit. But I doubt there is one, because we’re likely a great fit. /shamelessplug

[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.]

Errors or additions: [first name] @ticketleap.com

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