Browsing the "Smart Contracts" Tag

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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.

Connecticut Lawmakers Seek to Legalize Blockchain Smart Contracts

| Yogita Khatri

The Commerce Committee of the U.S. state of Connecticut has filed a new bill that would authorize the commercial use of blockchain smart contracts.

Japanese Finance Giant Nomura Invests in Smart Contract Auditing Startup

| Yogita Khatri

Japan financial group Nomura has invested in Y Combinator-backed smart contract auditing startup Quantstamp.

Facebook Beefs Up Its Blockchain Efforts With Startup Hires

| Zack Seward

Facebook appears to be doubling down on its blockchain efforts with the hiring staffers from smart-contract startup Chainspace.

Smart Contract Auditor Lets Go 80% of Staff in Crypto Winter Cutbacks

| Brady Dale

After an initial boom, smart contract auditing firm Hosho went from from 37 employees to seven after business slowed in 2018.

Russia’s Sberbank Uses Smart Contract to Settle Three-Way Repo Deal

| Yogita Khatri

Russia’s Sberbank has settled a three-way repurchase agreement using blockchain tech, calling it a "world's first."

Blockchain Smart Contracts Subject to Financial Laws, Says CFTC Primer

| Yogita Khatri

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says smart contracts are covered under financial rules in its new primer on the technology.

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Bitcoin Smart Contract Startup RSK Unveils New Infrastructure Project

| Christine Kim

RSK Labs is operating under a new banner, with an emphasis on creating a range of open-source protocols for blockchain infrastructure.

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Ethereum Energy Project Now Powers 700 Households in 10 Cities

| Alyssa Hertig

Little-known ethereum project Lition is live and quietly helping German citizens hunt down cheaper energy options.

Pantera Capital Backs Blockchain Security Startup’s $5.5 Million Round

| Wolfie Zhao

Smart contract security startup Synthetic Minds has raised $5.5 million from investors including Pantera Capital.