Week in Ethereum News
October 4, 2017

Ethereum News and Links

  • Project Transparency: “voluntary initiative aims to encourage disclosure of wallets controlled by a project and provide a voluntary explanation of any expenditure greater than 0.5%” Participant list so far: Aragon, Cofound.it, District0x, Encrypgen, Etherisc, Hcash, Iconomi, Indorse, Lykke, Santiment, Dappbase, GATCOIN, Iconiq Lab, Virgil Capital, Musiconomi and Maecenas.  This exercise in industry self-regulation is being led by Santiment.  Hopefully more projects join.


  • Casper finality gadget with one message type, and simpler fork choice rule
  • Light client protocol v2
  • Vitalik: “Plasma trades off in a different direction: if there is an attack, then it will take O(N / C) time for everyone to withdraw back to the root chain, so the higher the scaling the more an attacker can cause delays”
  • Vitalik: “quadratic sharding is largely figured out at least theoretically”
  • How does Ethereum work anyway? by Preethi Kasireddy was fantastic If you want to brush up on the basics of Ethereum.  Or send to your friends.

Stuff for developers



Project Announcements

Project Updates

Interviews and Talks

Token Sales

Token Sale Projects


Dates of note

From Token Sale Calendar:  

Upcoming token sale start dates:

Ongoing token sales:

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

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 If you’re interested in what I do, you can find my somewhat out-of-date investing thesis and token sale appreciation strategies in previous newsletters.]

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