New York legislators to vote on PoW mining moratorium this week

The New York state legislature might ban Proof-of-Work (PoW) crypto mining in the state for at least two years, citing environmental concerns.  Over the past weekend, on April 23 and 24, several crypto advocacy groups — including the Blockchain Association and Crypto Council for Innovation — rang the alarm over the upcoming vote in the […]

Ethereum Miners Vote to Increase Gas Limit, Causing Community Debate

Ethereum (ETH) miners are currently voting to expand the block gas limit from 10,000,000 to 12,500,000 gas, according to a recent tweet from Bitfly, the parent company of Ethermine pool. What is gas and the gas limit? Gas is a unit that measures the amount of computational effort required to send a transaction or perform […]

Russia’s Supreme Court Makes ‘Landmark’ Vote With Blockchain System from Kapersky Lab

Russia’s Supreme Court for the first time used a blockchain-based system to record votes in a plenary session on Friday. According to a press release, judges used the Polys app from Kaspersky Lab to record the results of voting on six issues before the court. The session was the latest to take place as a […]

Block.one Will Now Vote for EOS Candidates, But Wants Their Locations First

Block.one is about to begin wielding its juggernaut EOS allocation in the ecosystem’s governance, but the multi-billion-dollar developer house has some pre-requisites. In a note last Friday, the Cayman Island-based company, which controls 100 million EOS tokens, just under 10% of the current total supply, outlined the criteria it would use to decide on which […]