How BlockEx Went from $24 Million ICO to Layoffs in Less Than a Year

BlockEx’s treasury couldn’t stop taking hits in 2018 – and for the London-based startup, it has meant significant delays, scaled-back ambitions and layoffs. CEO Adam Leonard confirmed to CoinDesk that “staff reductions” had taken place. “Some of it naturally as products finished and additionally to reduce burn,” Leonard said via email, declining to offer specifics on […]

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Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2019, 15:40 UTC): Constantinople hard fork activation has been set for block number 7,280,000, scheduled to hit on February 27th, according to developer Péter Szilágyi. Ethereum core developers have proposed activating Constantinople – a planned system-wide upgrade that was called off earlier this week – in late February. Also called a hard fork, […]

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OECD: ICOs Have Business Financing Benefits But Aren’t a Mainstream Option

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) thinks initial coin offerings (ICOs) may become a useful financing tool for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) – but the space is not yet mature or regulated enough for the “mainstream.” The report, published Tuesday by the international economic organization, provides a broad overview of ICOs and different […]

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Development update on Verge #14

Codebase Alpha Release We are proud to present, what we’ve worked so hard to create, The Codebase! (still in alpha). At this very moment you can click here and access our repository to find the Verge 5.0 Codebase, alpha release. Wow Manuel, finally! We’ve been waiting for this. But… Manuel, what does this mean? What does […]

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