This week in the Ethereum subreddit, the Ethereum community is grasped in the many happenings around Ethereum: 1000 developers to get trained on Ethereum free of cost; Chris Dixon’s views on Ethereum rejuvenate the community; a comprehensive discussion is made on the scalability of Ethereum; an update comes in for Parity Ethereum addressing major security concerns; ConsenSys makes game recommendations; Ethereum 2.0 makes an entry; the Plasma group releases a new tool set for development of plasma chains; the Opera browser introduces a feature allowing for quick Ethereum purchase among many others.
Here is a quick glimpse on what the Ethereum subreddit community has been busy in lately.
A throwback to Chris Dixon’s views on Ethereum
Chris Dixon has earned his place in the entrepreneurial world. As a successful venture capitalist with a deep insight along with his strategic investment procedures, Dixon’s views are valued. This week, Dixon’s views on Ehtereum remind people of how huge Ethereum can get. Dixon is a general partner at the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.
“Every 10-15 years, there’s a major new transition. . . . To me, Ethereum is the most important technology of the decade, for sure. I don’t even think it’s going to be questionable”
said Dixon just last year, shoving Ethereum in the spotlight. Dixon’s others views on Ethereum since 2016 have also been reviewed.
B9lab to train 1000 developers free of cost
B9lab is an online provider of education in blockchain. The platform is co-sponsoring 500 seats for individuals desiring to enhance their developing skills. While the platform is looking for individuals and organizations which can sponsor the rest, they will be providing a seat free of cost, for every seat that is sponsored. The online self-paced course will be availed by candidates successful in the selection process.
How can Ethereum Scale?
A technical article on Coindesk talks well in detail about how regardless of Ethereum’s limitations and issues, the blockchain can still scale. Extensive discussions are made that talk not only about Ethereum’s vulnerabilities, but also the numerous solutions to tackle them.
An update for Parity Ethereum introduced to fix security issues
On February 3rd, reports had flew in with Parity that nodes could crash with specially-crafted RPC requested to public Parity Ethereum nodes . Affected parties included the nodes that serve JSONRPC as a public service. Update Releases 2.2.9-stable and 2.3.2-beta have been introduced to fix the issue.
The fix is out—please update your nodes ASAP. https://t.co/t2bJLNuyZV
While the vulnerability only directly affects Parity Ethereum nodes that serve JSONRPC as a public service (e.g., Infura, MEW, MyCrypto, etc), we recommend everyone to update their nodes immediately.
— Parity Technologies (@ParityTech) February 3, 2019
Game recommendations drop in from ConsenSys
A medium-blog article by ConsenSys named: “You Can Make Money Right Now Playing Games on the Blockchain” lists down a number of blockchain games while also highlighting how gamers can make bits of cash with the careful play of blockchain games. Notable games like Etheremon, Cryptokitties, Chibi Fighters, CryptoAssault e.t.c. take their places in the list.
The Ethereum 2.0 Release
Pre-release of phase zero in v0.1 of Ethereum 2.0 also termed Serenity was launched earlier in week.
Buying Ethereum on Opera
The new updated Opera Browser Beta for Android devices allows its user to buy Ethereum from the browser itself. For now, the service can be used by users in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
You can now top up your #crypto wallet in Opera for Android in less than 60 seconds. Now available with @SafelloAB in Sweden, Norway & Denmark. Be the first to try it in beta: https://t.co/LAp7W08Krk#cryptoforall #web3 #OperaCrypto pic.twitter.com/ae04E4tKS4
— Opera (@opera) February 6, 2019
Redditor community takes notice of a plausible new approach to the validation process
A member of the Ethereum community makes a call to action, as he/she makes a comprehensive argument of how and why the validation process in crypto can change. The redditor, aiming to become a validator in the future, says: “I want to give up a % of my block reward as a validator to a DAO/community led fund that’s sole purpose is to sustain/implement core protocol research/audits & development,” mentioning that doing so will bring improvement in the “health and growth of our network in the long run.”
The new launch by Plasma Group
Plasma group launched a tool set that enables users to deploy, make transactions on , build with, and develop on plasma chains. The tool set is an “unaudited beta release” with which the group hopes to “lay the groundwork for a community-driven initiative to make plasma a tool for decentralization for everyone.”
A Holographic Ethereum Art leaves the community in Awe
A video showing a holographic art piece of Ethereum buzzes around in the Ethereum subreddit community.