Bhutan Advances Financial Inclusion and Sustainability with Ripple’s CBDC Solution

Bhutan Advances Financial Inclusion and Sustainability with Ripple’s CBDC Solution

19:52 - 22/09/2021

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Today, we are proud to announce our partnership with Bhutan’s central bank, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), who will use Ripple’s CBDC solution to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in phases. This move is driven by the nation’s desire to enhance digital and cross-border payments, expand financial inclusion efforts and extend its commitment … Continued

Grantee Roundup: August 2021

07:00 - 22/09/2021

Ethereum.org

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on a couple of projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by...
Paydek Expands Footprint to Latin America and Africa Through RippleNet

Paydek Expands Footprint to Latin America and Africa Through RippleNet

08:00 - 16/09/2021

Ripple.com

On-demand work has created new financial opportunities, benefitting both individuals and local economies. In just two short years, the industry is expected to become a $455 billion market as freelancers and independent contractors reap the benefits of a flexible schedule and remote work. However, getting paid in a timely manner is still a challenge for … Continued

Forte, Coil Join Apex Speaker Lineup

19:38 - 14/09/2021

Ripple.com

We’re less than one month away from Apex—the inaugural event that brings together developers to learn, build, share and celebrate all things XRP Ledger. In partnership with the XRP Ledger Foundation, we’re pleased to announce additional speakers who will join Alexis Ohanian, David Schwartz, Wietse Wind and Monica Long at Apex.  Chris Jimison, CTO, Forte  … Continued

Secured no. 1

07:00 - 09/09/2021

Ethereum.org

Protecting the Ethereum consensus-layer - Earlier this year, we launched a bug bounty program focused on finding issues in the beacon chain specification, and/or in client implementations (Lighthouse, Nimbus, Teku, Prysm etc…). The results (and vulnerability reports) have been enlightening as have the lessons learned while patching potential issues. In this new series, we aim...

Core Developer Apprenticeship Program: The Second Cohort

07:00 - 06/09/2021

Ethereum.org

Does development of the core protocols that power the Ethereum blockchain excite you? Are you interested in getting involved at the most fundemental and technical levels of the Ethereum protocol? I am excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the second cohort of the Core Developer Apprenticeship...

Alexis Ohanian, David Schwartz & More to Keynote Apex

17:00 - 26/08/2021

Ripple.com

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the keynote speakers for Apex, the inaugural XRP Ledger (XRPL) developer summit hosted in partnership with the XRP Ledger Foundation.  Alexis Ohanian, Founder, Seven Seven Six Seven Seven Six founder Alexis Ohanian will take the stage in Las Vegas on Sept. 29 for a fireside chat with Ripple GM Monica … Continued

Finalized no. 28

07:00 - 25/08/2021

Ethereum.org

the Ethereum consensus-layer - The Road to Altair edition 🛣⭐️ tl;dr Pyrmont upgrade successful, scenario testing underway Prater upgrade scheduled for September 2, 12pm UTC Mainnet to follow Road to Altair Pyrmont forks, testing in progress After a series of small but very valuable Altair devnets, Pyrmont – a large public testnet – upgraded...
Building Together: Execution-Layer Client Ecosystem Fundraise

Building Together: Execution-Layer Client Ecosystem Fundraise

07:00 - 24/08/2021

Ethereum.org

Ethereum’s diverse client ecosystem is at the foundation of all that we’re building together. This includes both execution-layer and consensus-layer clients, both of which are essential parts of Ethereum’s post-merge future. Supporting execution-layer (formerly “Eth1”) clients remains one of the Ethereum Foundation’s highest priorities. These client teams have supported Ethereum’s...

EF-Supported Teams: Research & Development Roundup

07:00 - 12/08/2021

Ethereum.org

2021 Pt. 2 - Welcome to London! This is an exciting time for the Ethereum ecosystem, and the pace will only pick up further as we approach Altair [1] [2] and the Merge in the months ahead. The Beacon Chain now has 6.5+ million Ether staked, and 200K+ active validators online across five clients,...

Grantee Roundup: July 2021

07:00 - 06/08/2021

Ethereum.org

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on a couple of projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by...

Finalized no. 27

07:00 - 26/07/2021

Ethereum.org

the Ethereum consensus-layer - tl;dr It’s time to upgrade for London Merge checklist and draft EIP released Altair devnets launch; clients position themselves for mainnet Upgrade for London, yes you! The hotly anticipated upgrade to Ethereum mainnet – London – has a fork block scheduled, and mainnet client releases are out. As mentioned before,...

London Mainnet Announcement

07:00 - 15/07/2021

Ethereum.org

Important Update On July 21, 2021, a consensus issue was identified on the Ropsten network, where the go-ethereum, Erigon and Nethermind implementations had different transaction validation logic than Besu and OpenEthereum. New versions of the affected clients have been released and are linked in the “Client Versions” table below. The...

Road to Devcon Meetup and Event Grants

07:00 - 15/07/2021

Ethereum.org

Community organizers are the glue that holds the Ethereum ecosystem together, and whether they’re leading large-scale events, local meetups, hackathons or seminars, we might all be wandering in the dark forest of the analog world without them. But where’s the fun in relying on chance encounters with kindred spirits identified...

Allocation Update: Q1 2021

07:00 - 01/07/2021

Ethereum.org

Happy July! Read on for the list of projects funded in Q1 of this year. But first: office hours are in session! Signups are open now through this Sunday (July 4) for teams or individuals to request a one-on-one call with the ESP team during the week of July 5-9....

London Testnets Announcement

07:00 - 18/06/2021

Ethereum.org

The long-anticipated London upgrade is now ready for deployement on the Ethereum testnets! The upgrade will first go live on Ropsten, at block 10499401, which is expected to happen around June 24, 2021. This upgrade follows Berlin, which was activated only a few months ago on the Ethereum mainnet. By...

Grantee Roundup: May 2021

07:00 - 02/06/2021

Ethereum.org

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on a couple of projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by...

Finalized no. 26

07:00 - 25/05/2021

Ethereum.org

the Ethereum consensus-layer - Steady progress tl;dr Altair progress Rayonism wrapped up; The Merge progresses Altair progress Altair, the first planned upgrade of the Beacon Chain, continues to make steady progress. Last week, we released Beacon Chain spec v1.1.0-alpha.6 – Protostellar Evolution. While this is an alpha release, barring a security or practical engineering...

Quests along the Road to Devcon

07:00 - 19/05/2021

Ethereum.org

Friends, As the Ethereum ecosystem continues to grow and mature at break-neck speeds, we continue to work hard on delivering an amazing Devcon 6. Though the timing is still unclear as to when we’ll all be able to reunite in Bogota, we want to keep our community involved along the...

A country's worth of power, no more!

07:00 - 18/05/2021

Ethereum.org

TL;DR: Ethereum will use at least ~99.95% less energy post merge. Ethereum will be completing the transition to Proof-of-Stake in the upcoming months, which brings a myriad of improvements that have been theorized for years. But now that the Beacon chain has been running for a few months, we can...
Dodging a bullet: Ethereum State Problems

Dodging a bullet: Ethereum State Problems

07:00 - 18/05/2021

Ethereum.org

With this blog post, the intention is to officially disclose a severe threat against the Ethereum platform, which was a clear and present danger up until the Berlin hardfork. State Let’s begin with some background on Ethereum and State. The Ethereum state consists of a patricia-merkle trie, a prefix-tree. This...

Core Developer Apprenticeship Program

07:00 - 13/05/2021

Ethereum.org

Get involved in developing at the protocol level! - Have you have ever been interested in getting involved in the development of the core Ethereum protocols? If so, there is a new program to discuss that’s targeted at you. As part of an EF procotol-support initiative, I’m very excited to announce the “Core Developer Apprenticeship Program”. What to expect...
The Ripple Drop: Digital Acceleration, Developer Communities and U.S. Policy

The Ripple Drop: Digital Acceleration, Developer Communities and U.S. Policy

15:58 - 07/05/2021

Ripple.com

In this first Ripple Drop for 2021, we explore the power of RippleNet to transform businesses, how RippleX is contributing to the XRPL community and the latest on U.S. crypto regulations.   Digital Acceleration in Pandemic Drives RippleNet Growth Asheesh Birla, General Manager of RippleNet, stopped by to provide an update on the global growth of … Continued

Ethereum for the Next Billion: Announcing the EF Fellowship Program

Ethereum for the Next Billion: Announcing the EF Fellowship Program

07:00 - 07/05/2021

Ethereum.org

The progress being made in the Ethereum ecosystem lately is really inspiring. Whether you’re excited by the adoption of proof of stake (and a faster, more secure, greener Ethereum), the coming Merge and other big upgrades, or by some of the many applications and solutions that have the power to...

Grantee Roundup: April 2021

07:00 - 03/05/2021

Ethereum.org

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on a couple of projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by...

Novatti Taps ODL To Improve Australian Remittance Payments To Southeast Asia

00:22 - 15/04/2021

Ripple.com

The current global payments infrastructure does not meet today’s business or consumer demands. Cross-border payments require businesses to hold pre-funded accounts in destination currencies — a costly and slow endeavor that ties up resources — leaving remitters with limited options.  RippleNet and its network of global financial institutions are changing the status quo. RippleNet enables … Continued