China’s Great Firewall Blocks Popular ETH Block Browser Etherscan

China’s Great Firewall, a tool used to ban Chinese citizens from using sites like Google and Facebook, has listed a major explorer for Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain. According to data from non-profit monitoring organization GreatFire, China allegedly blocked one of the most popular ETH block browsers, Etherscan, in October 2019. As of Dec. 3, Etherscan’s domain…

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Istanbul to Berlin: Ethereum Milestones on the Road to Serenity

Earlier this month, the Ethereum Foundation team lead Péter Szilágyi confirmed the date of the network’s upcoming upgrade, Istanbul. Ethereum’s eighth hard fork overall and the second one this year is slated to take place on Dec. 4.  Istanbul will introduce a number of improvements such as interoperability with Zcash, cheaper zero-knowledge layer two scalability…

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CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options Specifications

In mid-September, the foreign exchange company CME Group announced the launch of options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. CME Group executive Tim McCourt said there was “increasing client demand” for the firm’s bitcoin derivatives and now the company has published specifications for the options products. Also Read: French Ministry…

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Price Analysis 30/10: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, TRX, XLM

The sentiment in the crypto markets had turned bullish on the news that Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for businesses and government bodies to support the development and adoption of blockchain technology. However, just days after the comments, the Chinese state media warned that support for blockchain should not be interpreted as an endorsement…

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