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Funding Approved for Audit of Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Proposal

| Christine Kim

Funding has been raised to conduct a technical audit over "ProgPoW" – a hotly-debated proposal to change ethereum's mining algorithm.

Ethereum’s ProgPow Mining Change Approved Again, But Timeline Unclear

| Christine Kim

Ethereum core developers reaffirmed during a meeting today that mining algorithm change "ProgPoW" would be added to a coming hard fork.

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Ethereum’s ProgPoW Mining Change to Be Considered for Istanbul Upgrade

| Christine Kim

The code designed to enact ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, may feature the inclusion of a controversial mining algorithm said to…

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Ethereum’s ProgPoW Proposal: An Expensive Game of Whack-a-Mole

| Dovey Wan and Martina Long

Ethereum's ProgPoW proposal may appear to minimize the ASIC advantage, but it isn't as democratizing as claimed, argue Dovey Wan and Martina Long.

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Ethereum Coders Approve 6 Changes for Upcoming Istanbul Hard Fork

| Christine Kim

Ethereum core developers have finalized a list of EIPs for the network's next system-wide upgrade.

Privacy Cryptocurrency Zcash Prepares for ‘Friendly’ Fork

| Christine Kim

A new privacy coin, Ycash, will be created in a matter of hours. Here's everything you need to know about the spin-off.

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Meet Alternateth: A ‘Friendly Fork’ of the Ethereum Blockchain

| Christine Kim

One community member holds plans to execute a "friendly fork" of the ethereum blockchain in two months time.

The Real Discussion About Ethereum’s Next Hard Fork Is About to Begin

| Christine Kim

Ethereum core developers have discussed a list of 29 proposed code changes to be included in ethereum's next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul.

Bitmain’s Jihan Wu: ASICs Are Making Ethereum More Decentralized

| Wolfie Zhao

The Bitmain co-founder says ASIC miners are making blockchains more decentralized and ethereum's ProgPow proposal could still be "ASICable."

The RadicalxChange Movement’s Crypto-Cypherpunk Appeal

| Christine Kim

CoinDesk looks at the appeal of the RadicalxChange movement and its dream of "reinventing institutions to fix problems" such as inequality.