Christine Kim

Christine Kim is a News Reporter for CoinDesk. Email: christine@coindesk.com.

MakerDAO Votes to Increase Fees 4% on Ethereum Stablecoin DAI

| Christine Kim

Users of the dollar-backed stablecoin DAI have staked MakerDAO governance tokens in favor of supporting a 4 percent raise to stablecoin fees.

Lightning Labs Releases ‘Loop’ Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels

| Christine Kim

California startup Lightning Labs released today a new feature to improve usability of the bitcoin payment channel network, lightning.

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Welcome to Athens: Tezos Completes ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote

| Christine Kim

Tezos – one of the 25 ranking cryptocurrencies by market capitalization – has just concluded its first round of on-chain governance voting.

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How Ethereum Applications Earn A+ Security Ratings

| Christine Kim

More than 1.2 million ethereum applications have used a little-known security tool from Amberdata to help avoid costly errors from smart contracts.

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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MakerDAO Weighs Fourth Fee Hike as DAI Stablecoin Remains Below $1

| Christine Kim

MakerDAO token holders could soon be voting on another proposal to increase fees on the loans that issue new holdings of the stablecoin DAI.

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Privacy Cryptocurrency Grin Votes to Fund Third Full-Time Developer

| Christine Kim

The community behind privacy-focused cryptocurrency Grin has recently decided to fund its third full-time developer.

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A Blockchain to Connect All Blockchains, Cosmos Is Officially Live

| Christine Kim

A new proof-of-stake blockchain called the Cosmos Hub has just launched on mainnet.

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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…

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Proposes Wallet Fee to Fund Developers

| Christine Kim

The creator of the world's second largest blockchain proposed today on Twitter a new norm for the ecosystem – a flat wallet fee of 1 gwei.