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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Summit

Published February 28, 2017

One of the likely contributors to the latest rally in ETH/USD is the launch of the “Enterprise Ethereum Alliance”; a group consisting of 30 banks, technology companies and other organizations that includes the likes of Microsoft, PWC, ConsenSys, J.P. Morgan and Intel among others.

The group are making their debut with the EEA Summit which runs all day today. Full event details and free remote attendance tickets can be found here. The summit will discuss the EEA’s technical roadmap as well as Ethereum-based financial applications and some AMAs from Vitalik Buterin, Andrew Keys (ConsenSys) and Jeremy Millar (founding board member of the EEA).

Once you’ve registered for a remote ticket, visit the EEA Summit’s webcast for a live stream and details on the day’s agenda.

A bit about the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts. Together, we will learn from and build upon the only smart contract supporting blockchain currently running in real-world production – Ethereum – to define enterprise-grade software capable of handling the most complex, highly demanding applications at the speed of business.

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V1.1 Release Notes

Published February 27, 2017

Following our poll last week, I spent the last several days developing some features to integrate additional exchanges and ETH pairs to make this dashboard more useful. We have launched with 4 new exchanges, and a range of currency pairs including ETH/JPY. By default this website will display ETH/USD using weighted average exchange data from

Release notes:

  • 4 new exchanges added: Kraken, Poloniex, Bittrex, Bitfinex
  • 5 new ETH pairs added: ETH/BTC, ETH/EUR, ETH/GBP, ETH/CAD, ETH/JPY
  • Decimal granularity also available, allowing a display of values in up to 6 decimal places
  • Slight UI changes

Please note that historical data (for graphing) is currently only available for the weighted average ETH/USD pair.

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Vitalik Buterin on Governance, Infighting and Human Fallibility

Published February 10, 2017

On February 8th, Vitalik Buterin appeared on a little known “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) at Of the many questions that were answered, one in particular gave great insight into the inner workings of Vitalik’s mind and worldview. For those not familiar with Vitalik Buterin (founder of Ethereum), see his Wikipedia page.

I feel like I’ve been very fortunate over the last few years to have been paying close attention to several parallel situations at the same time: US politics, increasingly Asian politics, the Bitcoin block size debate, and the various issues inside of Ethereum, and I feel like this is increasingly giving me insights about how the world works, and how the world will work no matter who is running it because it arises out of laws of economics and social psychology that apply to everyone.

Many people, including very early on myself, thought that Bitcoin would somehow liberate us from the foibles of human politics, but the Bitcoin block size wars of the last 2 years have, in my opinion, proven conclusively that that has utterly not happened at all, and that the situation is in fact highly political from all sides. Backdoor negotiations between Bitcoin Core and Chinese miners, censorship, sketchy meetings that claim to be open to those from the other side, but where in reality the other side is only invited to fly halfway across the world 36 hours in advance – all of it is in there. I sometimes find myself visiting the /r/btc and /r/politics subreddit in the morning, and wondering “ok, seriously, which one is crazier today?”.

What all of this means is that corruption and political squabbling are not something that happens because a particular set of evil bankers is in charge, but rather they are natural results of incentives in large-scale social systems and the way human beings respond to them. Solving the problem can thus only be done by changing the underlying institutions. I spend a lot of time thinking about this, but so far I can only tell that the problem is deep and difficult. One sub-problem that I think we can make substantial progress on within a shorter time scale is building tools and institutions for epistemic self-defense – helping people figure out what is true and what is false, even in the face of powerful actors trying to give you a wrong answer or just plain confuse you.

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Aron Fischer On Ethereum’s Global Impact

Published January 13, 2017

Dr Aron Fischer is the lead engineer at two of the most anticipated Ethereum-based projects, Swarm and Colony. In this interview he discusses these two projects, as well as the possible impact that the Ethereum blockchain could have on society.

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Downtime on 4th January

Published January 5, 2017

We experienced an outage in our data collection for roughly 15 hours between 2017-04-01 14:56 to 2017-05-01 08:41. Data is now being collected accurately again. Apologies for the inconvenience caused – we are now working on a better system to ensure data is kept live 24/7.

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