Week in Ethereum News
September 26, 2017

Ethereum News and Links

  • Byzantium hard fork scheduled for October 17 on block 4,370,000.  Listen to the latest dev call.  Agenda.  Hudson’s notes and recap of the call
  • On Sep 22, Raiden announced a token sale and got lots of pushback. The pushback seemed largely a result of surprise in the community due to expectations from previous Raiden comments that monetization would be through Raidex.  Yet the pushback reminded me of how people in the community told Gnosis that no one would buy their tokens due to the Dutch auction structure – and then sold out at an absurdly high valuation.
    • To correct a common community misconception that has sprung up from Vitalik announcing he’d donate to second layer solutions, here’s more Vitalik, “I think some misinterpreted my remarks as me on my financial high horse accusing cash-strapped Raiden devs of greed. Not my intenti[o]n at all.”
    • Today: the Raiden Network Token Model.  tl;dr: native token for channel monitoring service, light node, pathfinding, etc.
  • Interactive Coin Offerings paper by Jason Teutsch and Vitalik Buterin.


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:

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 If you’re interested in what I do, you can find my somewhat out-of-date investing thesis and token sale appreciation strategies in previous newsletters.]

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