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Steemit to Automate Development Funding With New DAO

| Daniel Palmer

The blockchain project that focuses on monetizing social media sites is launching a DAO in its coming hard fork upgrade.

Meet FumbleChain, the Deliberately Flawed Blockchain

| Christine Kim

There's a new blockchain for developers to break at will. The "capture the flag" project from Kudelski Security is meant to educate.

In Big Block Hard Fork, Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Has Left Nodes Behind

| Alyssa Hertig

After a recent network upgrade, nodes separated from the bitcoin SV blockchain, highlighting why hard forks prompt much infighting among devs.

Cosmos Will Have 3 Coding Languages – Here’s Why That Matters

| Christine Kim

Ethereum rival Cosmos will offer users the choice of coding in at least three different programming languages for smart-contract development.

Litecoin Just Halved Its Crypto Rewards for Miners

| Wolfie Zhao

Litecoin, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market value, has just reduced its block reward for miners by half.

AWS Backs $100,000 Competition to ‘Change the Face of Blockchain’

| Daniel Palmer

Amazon Web Services, the Ethereum Foundation and others hope to help solve a key problem for blockchains via a new competition.

Zooko Wilcox Pushes for New Developer Fund to Support Zcash

| Daniel Palmer

Zcash founder Zooko Wilcox has called for the creation of a new "Dev Fund" to support the operations of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency.

Polkadot Tokens Valued at $75 Pre-Launch in Crypto ‘Futures’ Offering

| Leigh Cuen

They don't exist yet, but you can soon buy Polkadot tokens from CoinFLEX via a new mechanism: the initial futures offering (IFO).

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Staking Isn’t Just a Way to Earn Crypto Money – And It Shouldn’t Be

| Jake Yocom-Piatt

Staking is getting attention for all the wrong reasons, and it’s time to re-examine its role, argues Decred's Jake Yocom-Piatt.

Ethereum Classic’s Next Crypto Code Upgrade Set for September

| Christine Kim

After dissent earlier this month, ethereum classic developers decided today to recommit to a hard fork activation date in September.