October 11, 2017

Ethereum News and Links

  • Byzantium hard fork is October 16.  Update your clients – geth 1.7.2 and Parity 1.7.6 (post-publication edit: Parity has released some hotfixes and the current version is now 1.7.6. Geth also released a new version)


Stuff for developers



Project Announcements

  • Reality Check: “crowd-sourced smart contract oracle”
  • StakeTree: timed release of staked Ether to fund projects.  Somewhat similar to Catallax Trust.
  • Dopameme: meme trading platform
  • Kiosk: ecommerce platform, live on Kovan.
  • Centre: Circle’s pivot is a protocol for payment apps to talk to each other (ie Venmo talks to AliPay)

Project Updates

Interviews and Talks

Token Sales

  • Vitalik: “what I am against is protocols that really do not need to have their own tokens for any technical reason shoving a token into their protocol”

Token Sale Projects


Dates of note

From Token Sale Calendar:  

Upcoming token sale start dates:

Ongoing token sales:

WARNING: list may include or even likely includes scams and quasi-scams.  Do your own research and due diligence before putting value at risk.

Want to be included?  If you are building your project on Ethereum, email weekinethereum @ gmail [period] com with 1) your URL, 2) sale date and 3) a brief but convincing description of how you are using Ethereum, preferably with a link to your Github repo.  Listings are free.  But please make sure to follow those instructions.  If you don’t follow the instructions, you likely won’t get a response.

[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 If you’re interested in what I do, you can find my somewhat out-of-date investing thesis and token sale appreciation strategies in previous newsletters.]

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