News and Links
Top — ENS
- A beginner’s guide to buying an ENS domain.
- More Nick Johnson: State of the ENS: week 1 and A developer’s guide to ENS concepts
- Ens.trade: Name trading, running on the Kovan testnet
- Make sure you reveal your bids, otherwise your ETH will burn.
- ENS subdomains-as-a-service?
Protocol and releases
- What Ethereum Research will be working on for the next few years
- Latest Casper research call
Stuff for developers
- Town Crier: Scrape data feeds to put data on chain, using Intel SGX as trusted hardware. Announcement post. Definitely check out the back and forth between Oraclize and Town Crier in the comments.
- Oraclize publishes “A Scalable Architecture for On-Demand, Untrusted Delivery of Entropy.” See also the tl;dr. Oraclize is agnostic whereas Town Crier is Intel SGX.
- Guide to using Truffle with JPMorgan’s Quorum
- uPort push notifications
- Tips and Tricks for Metamask in your UI
- Etherchain’s open source token explorer
- An intro to LLL
- Introducing Swap, a peer-to-peer decentralized trading platform Demo video.
- Should we make checksummed hex addresses mandatory?
- It’s a strange world we live in when big name VCs like Fred Wilson are posting about Pepe Cash. Jack & The Giant Joint-Stock Pepe indeed.
Interviews and Talks
- We’ve seen the slides, now we have video: Alex Fisher’s Intro to Ethereum talk
- Aaron Watson podcast interview of Ujo’s Jesse Grushack
- Omar talks to Griff Green and to Taylor from MyEtherWallet
- Coinfund Q&A with Aragon, Basic Attention Token, and Storj
- Arthur Falls has rebooted the State Change podcast. As we all know, episode 42 is the answer to the question of life.
- Latest issue of The Etherian
- Colony’s vision for MMO games
- Matchpool says it will release alpha in a month
- Etheroll 3–6 month roadmap
- Aragon token sale code is deployed on the public chain
- Why most blockchain projects will fail
- Sikoba Green Paper draft — I like how they try new things in token sale mechanics
- “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]
- May 15 — Sikoba private sale
- May 15 — Etheroll token becomes tradeable
- May 17 — Aragon sale begins
- May 19 — Storj sale begins
- May 19 — ConsenSys Ethereal Summit in Brooklyn
- May 25 — William Mougayar’s Token Summit at NYU
- May 30 — Mysterium sale begins
- May 30 — Bancor Network sale begins
- May 31 — Basic Attention Token sale begins
- June 7 — Cofound.it sale begins
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.]
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