Smart Contracts

Vitalik Buterin Dismisses Rumors New Constantinople Feature Allows Attack Vector

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin and other core devs have dismissed allegations that a new smart contract creation feature set…

Smart Contracts Are No Problem for the World’s Legal Systems, so Long as They Behave Like Legal Contracts

Cryptocurrencies have been a headache (if not a nightmare) for the law. Ever since Ross Ulbricht launched the Silk Road…

Facebook Beefs Up Its Blockchain Efforts With Startup Hires

Social media giant Facebook is growing its blockchain efforts by hiring staffers from the smart contracts startup Chainspace. The news…

Smart Contract Audits Firm Hosho Reduces Staff Due to Auto Tooling Boost and ICO Downturn

Smart contracts auditing firm Hosho has laid off a significant number of staff, citing an increased amount of automated tooling,…

Smart Contract Auditor Cuts 80% of Staff in Crypto Winter Cutbacks

Hosho was founded under the premise it could safely sell smart contract shovels in a tokenized gold rush – in fact,…

London-based Project Uses Microsoft Architecture to Make Blockchain Easier for Developers

On Dec. 19, the London-based company Stratis revealed to the public its project that includes sidechains, smart contracts, an ICO…

Bahamian Firm to Boost Local Economy with Blockchain-Based Sunken Treasure Project

Bahamian tech company PO8 has developed a project that aims to register data of excavated sunken artifacts on blockchain, according…

Swiss University ZHAW and Telecoms Firm Swisscom Develop E-Signature for Smart Contracts

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and major telecoms firm Swisscom have developed an integrated, certified e-signature to legally…

Smart Contracts Don’t Necessarily Disrupt Traditional Contract Law, Expert Argues

Blockchain-based smart contracts indubitably fall subject to private international law, a legal expert has argued in a post published to…

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