Week in Ethereum News
September 19, 2017

Ethereum News and Links

  • Toshi (formerly known as Token) is now live on main net. As early technology, Ethereum needs to progress in scalability, privacy and usability.  Ethereum needs apps like Toshi, Status, Leth, imToken, etc to make Ethereum usable by non-nerds.  You can message me @EvanVanNess and make sure to rate Toshi’s Week In Ethereum app.
  • MicroRaiden:  “off-the-shelf micropayment solution.“  Live on Kovan, main net “very soon.”
  • Fizzy: Largest insurance company in the world copies Etherisc’s flight delay insurance, currently live for flights between Paris and the US. (Oracle problems?)
  • Cosmos published Shanghai Accord – Ethereum Scaling Agreement, which is mostly Vitalik expressing support for Cosmos building things that make Ethereum more scalable by moving stuff to another chain through interoperability
    • Vitalik: “This is the real “ethereum scaling roadmap” – it’s a combination of continued improvements to increase the scalability of the base chain, together with the ability for anyone to make their own system that hooks into ethereum that provides its own scalability as well as possibly other properties that the base chain does not.“


Stuff for developers


Project Announcements

Project Updates

Interviews and Talks

Token Sales


Dates of note

From Token Sale Calendar: (didn’t have time for comprehensive update for the newsletter before I had to get on my flight, please click the link for an updated list of sales)

Upcoming token sale start dates:

Ongoing token sales:

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.

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 If you’re interested in what I do, you can find my somewhat out-of-date investing thesis and token sale appreciation strategies in previous newsletters.]

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