A multinational investment bank and financial services company, Societe Generale SFH have shared that they have successfully issued security tokens worth of €100 million, based on the Ethereum blockchain. In the official announcement, SFH commented, “ issued EUR 100 million of covered bonds in the form of “security tokens” (home financing bonds or “OFH”) directly registered on the Ethereum blockchain.”
The co-founder of Ethereum, Vtalik Buterin has advice South Korea to deregulate the blockchain industry and start embracing cryptocurrency. Buterin then commented, “Blockchain is a technology that can be run without cryptocurrencies, but there is no crypto without blockchain. Public blockchains rely heavily on cryptography. Therefore, cryptocurrencies are absolutely necessary.”
CryptoKaiju, a UK-based blockchain startup has launched its second generation, Ethereum-powered crypto collectibles called Jaiantokoin. Oliver Carding, co-founder of CryptoKaiju commented “The demand was so high that people were still requesting Genesis up until last month. Months after selling out we are still receiving weekly requests from people looking to buy one.”
An announcement has been made by Parity Technologies regarding their plan to establish solutions for the Ethereum blockchain. Parity will be using a new node programmed in rust to establish a various solution for the Ethereum and Bitcoin networks which will allow the users to have extra options and cryptocurrency protocol will become more decentralized.
An announcement has been made by the Ethereum wallet provider MyEtherWallet (MEW) regarding the launching of the alpha version of its new open source ethereum blockchain explorer. However, in a tweet following the recent announcement: “Keep in mind that it’s still in Alpha – please report any issues and suggestions, and help us improve the platform!”
Ren and AZTEC ( a Ethereum-based zero-knowledge privacy protocol) have joined together to built a private decentralised exchange on the Ethereum blockchain. Their main focus area is o accelerate the adoption of privacy in the public blockchain domain and facilitate private balances, transfers, and trades, with their applications respecting the privacy and sovereignty of users and their data.
The list of top 20 of projects experiencing the most developing activity has been released today by the Enterprise Ethereum Company, ConsenSys. ConsenSys then explained, “The GitHub data illustrates some interesting trends regarding developer activity in the blockchain space in regards to open source projects.” Based of the data collected, 16 of the projects are built on Ethereum’s blockchain.
Huobi Global announced that they have recently added the support for the Ethereum based version of Tether in their platform. The CEO of Huobi Global, Livio Weng commented, “By offering services for ERC20 Tether, we want to make the trading experience easier for both retail and institutional traders. we’re seeking to enhance user experience and better serve the trading community.”
Binance Chain will support DPoS in the future and it will be a fusion of DPoS and pBFT. It also plans to move Binance coin (BNB) to its own DEX from Ethereum blockchain in early 2019. And the new platform will be into three types: fiat to crypto exchange, DEX and crypto to crypto centralized exchanges.
Parity Technologies, an Ethereum blockchain infrastructure developer said it had received notification of a loophole which would allow an attacker to shut down nodes running its client. Parity confirmed on social media that it had issued a patch to fix the vulnerability within hours, with nodes running the affected versions nonetheless required to update their software.