The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States (US) principal federal law enforcement agency, has started investigations into the alleged hack attempt on a blockchain-powered voting app in the 2018 midterm polls in West Virginia. The event has put the future of Voatz at stake notwithstanding securing funds of around $7 mln to upgrade its distributed ledger technology (DLT) voting app.
EXMO, recognised as Eastern Europe's largest cryptocurrency exchange, has just announced the second round of IEO, as well as the launch of stop orders. EXM internal token is scheduled to go on sale on October 3, 2019, at 17:00 (UTC +3) with a 5% discount applicable during the first three days.
Blackmoon announced the features for a major upcoming release to improve the platform. Moreover, the release forms the basis for further products and features planned to be rolled out this year. This includes the listing of GRAM token right after Telegram Open Network mainnet launch. Good news for Blackmoon token holders, as BMC utility will soon be significantly expanded.
IBM announces the launch of the IBM Blockchain Platform upgrade, which features a novel extension for Visual Studio (VS) Code, a wide range of industry code models and important tutorials, and the capability to effortlessly change rom development to experiment to production from within one console. The malleable blockchain-based platform is designed on a well-fared open source blockchain which can execute in almost any structure.
As February approaches its end, the cryptocurrency ecosystem is expecting two hard forks from Ethereum (ETH) this week: Constantinople and St. Petersburg upgrades. A TRON hard fork will also occur at the end of this month.
Ethereum’s (ETH) approaching Constantinople upgrade activates vectors for reentrancy attacks, as per ChainSecurity – a smart contract auditing platform, according to a Medium report on January 15, 2019. A reentrancy attack engages a particular function in a smart contract to be called several times before the smart contract is completely performed.
Ethereum’s (ETH) trading range reduced on January 15, as concentration shifted to the keenly awaited Constantinople upgrade expected in the next 24 hours. The hard fork, also known as the “thirdening” for trimming down the amount of new Ethereum discharged into circulation, is anticipated to bring technical changes to the globe’s third-biggest blockchain.
Another significant development for the Ethereum network is Constantinople, which is going to be implemented this January. This upgrade is also called “Ethereum 2.0” and the “New Ethereum”. The main aim of this fork is to improve the basic capacity of scaling within the framework of the network.