Ethereum announced the launch date of the hardfork Constantinople, Bitcambio paid $ 35 million instead of $ 127. Mastercard has registered another patent.
Recently, the Ethereum blockchain team has been failing, with the result that the coin has lost second place in terms of capitalization. They began with the unsuccessful launch of the Constantinople update in November 2018. Then the community extremely negatively perceived the idea of reducing the remuneration for the block from 3 to two coins and launching a “complexity bomb”.
Errors are taken into account, and now the ProgPoW block may not be implemented in Constantinople. This will allow professional miners to be used in mining. And the update itself will be launched on the block 7 080 000, which approximately occurs between January 14 and 18, 2019. Ethereum is sure that this time the procedure will pass without technical problems.
A dispute about blockchain decentralization
As a result of a technical error, the largest Brazilian Stock Exchange Bitcambio transferred $ 35 million to its client. With the user submitting a request for a transfer of only $ 127.
The client of the exchange Kike Nunes created an application for withdrawal of a small amount, which was executed. Although, in fact, the transaction was a little larger. As a result, a legal conflict arose. The site can not cancel the operation without the consent of the client, and the client is sure that its signature is wanted by hackers. However, the parties are ready to cooperate, so none of them will incur costs as a result of this incident.
The US Patent Office conducted a procedure for registering a new application from Mastercard. This time, the giant has developed anonymous transaction technology. For this payment goes through two stages. On the first, the funds are transferred to an intermediate address, and from there they come to the recipient's wallet. As stated in the company, this technology will allow fully anonymous operations in automatic mode.
In this regard, it is worth recalling that Mastercard is the leader in the number of registered patents in the blockchain area. In the US, it shares a palm with two other giants - Bank of America and IBM.