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> “Laws of physics” are human constructs, and as such are socio-legally bounded and inherently…

> “Laws of physics” are human constructs, and as such are socio-legally bounded and inherently mutable. Huh? This feels like it’s veering into post-modernist territory. Laws of physics are NOT a social construct; our interpretation is, but the laws are… Continue Reading →

I don’t think this framing of blockchains vs law as some kind of Great Battle To Determine the…

I don’t think this framing of blockchains vs law as some kind of Great Battle To Determine the Future of How Society Does Dispute Resolution is productive (and yes, I am aware that I myself used to promote such framing… Continue Reading →

> He imagines a world in which crypto political and legal processes are necessarily going to go…

> He imagines a world in which crypto political and legal processes are necessarily going to go against either his personal preferred political outcomes, or against the public good, and therefore must be minimized. I think that’s putting things too… Continue Reading →

Security Alert: Ethereum Constantinople Postponement

The Ethereum Core Developers and the Ethereum Security Community were made aware of the potential Constantinople-related issues identified by ChainSecurity on January 15, 2019. We are investigating any potential vulnerabilities and will follow with updates in this blog post and… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Constantinople Upgrade Announcement

The Ethereum network will be undergoing a scheduled upgrade at block number 7,080,000, which is predicted to occur on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The exact date is subject to change depending on block times between now and then and could… Continue Reading →

Announcing an Ethereum Foundation Grant to Parity Technologies

The Ethereum Foundation is thrilled to announce a scalability, usability and security grant of five million dollars (USD) to Parity Technologies. For several years, Parity Technologies has been an invaluable member of the Ethereum ecosystem for their leadership in core… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Dev Roundup: Q1 (Boring Edition)

The last one and a half months have seen great progress for Ethereum research, and we are excited that the protocol is moving closer and closer to the point where it is ready for mainstream adoption. Progress on consensus algorithms,… Continue Reading →

Ethereum R&D Roundup: Valentine’s Day Edition

During the last month and a half, the Ethereum core development and research teams have been building upon the progress made in the last year, and with the specter of last year’s security issues now well behind us, work has… Continue Reading →

Call for Submissions! DApps Solving Real-World Issues

Help identify dApps impacting emerging economies and communities around the world! At Devcon 4, Aya Miyaguchi gave a talk about the Ethereum Foundation’s values, about Ethereum as being representative of hope for an open future, and about a better world… Continue Reading →

Devcon4 Videos and Pictures Released!

We’re happy to announce that the presentation videos from Devcon4 are now available for viewing! As promised, we recorded sessions from the following rooms: Spectrum (Main Stage), Prism (Side Stage), Radiant Orchid (Breakout Room), and Ultra Violet (Breakout Room). This… Continue Reading →

The fact that people subconsciously care more about fitting in with their social group than…

The fact that people subconsciously care more about fitting in with their social group than believing the “truth” is a fact about human nature, not something created by newfangled Silicon Valley tech companies. This is part of why the problem… Continue Reading →

I feel like I mis-explained a few things in our conversation, sorry!

I feel like I mis-explained a few things in our conversation, sorry! > Unlike the previous proposals, no committee is sampled per block This is not correct. For the sake of completeness, here is how the algorithm works, with some details… Continue Reading →

Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word in places that have historically been…

Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word in places that have historically been under-represented in the crypto space! Are there any applications being developed in or for Haiti that you think are close to seeing real usage?… Continue Reading →

Zk-SNARKs: Under the Hood

This is the third part of a series of articles explaining how the technology behind zk-SNARKs works; the previous articles on quadratic… Continue reading on Medium »

(Also posted on the Reddit thread)

(Also posted on the Reddit thread) I think the example is broken. To see why, notice that we are dealing with field elements, not integers. Field elements are integers modulo p. In the Ethereum case, p = 21888242871839275222246405745257275088696311157297823662689037894645226208583. We can make a… Continue Reading →

How the Ethereum Foundation grants program makes decisions

Our goal on the grants team is to be faithful stewards of Ethereum community resources. As part of the Ethereum Foundation’s ongoing effort to diffuse power throughout our community, we give grants that we believe will return the highest impact… Continue Reading →

Announcing Our dc⟠ıv Sponsors and Supporters!

Přátelé, Today, we’re excited to unveil our Devcon4 Sponsors. Each of this year’s six tiers of sponsorship is supporting the Foundation’s work in significant and impactful ways. We’re thrilled to involve many major and growing teams in Devcon, and to… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Foundation Grants Update – Wave IV

Greetings from the Ethereum Foundation Grants Team! As we go full steam ahead to Devcon 4, we’re back to announce Wave 4 of the Grants Program! Thank you to all the fantastic community members that have applied with creative ideas… Continue Reading →

In this specific case, I trust it because it agrees with the other signals that I was aware of at…

In this specific case, I trust it because it agrees with the other signals that I was aware of at the time (long-form discussions on Reddit, long-form posts on that github thread, opinions of people I personally know……). Edit: you… Continue Reading →

I think the simplest answer to these questions is, there are some researchers in Stanford that we…

I think the simplest answer to these questions is, there are some researchers in Stanford that we think have been doing very good work solving problems in cryptography and other fields relevant to the blockhain/cryptocurrency space, and we gave them… Continue Reading →

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