Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie Can’t Sell Shares in His Contract, N.B.A. Says
The N.B.A. on Friday notified the Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie that he cannot use his contract as a digital investment vehicle, according to a league official.
28 SEPTEMBER 2019
US Air Force Will Use SIMBA Chain to Secure Its Supply Chain
The United States Air Force (USAF) has chosen smart contract startup SIMBA Chain to provide the blockchain which will be used to secure its supply chain.
28 AUGUST 2019
Token Startup Founder Took Steps to Sue Lubin, ConsenSys for $13 Million
Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin could soon be sued by a former employee, according to court documents filed in New York.
20 JULY 2019
Expert: Bitmain would not be able to sue ex-employees in Ukraine
An attempt by the mining company Bitmain to sue its former employees because of an agreement on refusal of business competition would have failed miserably if had happened in Ukraine. That’s what Anastasia Gurskaya, the lawyer "Klochkov and partners” told LetKnow,News.
24 JUNE 2019
Zilliqa Passes ‘Milestone’ With Addition of Smart Contracts to Its Blockchain
“Next-generation” cryptocurrency Zilliqa has announced the launch of smart contracts on its platform.
10 JUNE 2019
Kadena Releases Updated Smart Contract Language for ‘Hybrid Blockchains’
“Pact 3.0 generally makes available the features that makes hybrid blockchains a reality. … We now have the smart contract language for hybrid blockchains.”
6 JUNE 2019
Connecticut Lawmakers Seek to Legalize Blockchain Smart Contracts
The U.S. state of Connecticut could soon legalize the use of blockchain smart contracts in business.
11 MARCH 2019
Interview with Prof. Alex Norta: Building Smart Contracts Before it was Cool
Alex Norta is an Associate Professor at TalTech University School of Information Technologies: Department of Software Sciences. He has been in academia for nearly 20 years. Blockchain and smart contracts have been his focus for quite a while now. Alex has worked with some of the biggest blockchain projects in the past few years such as NEO, Qtum, Datawallet, Agrello and many more.
11 MARCH 2019
Ethereum Foundation Funds Columbia, Yale Researchers’ Work on Smart Contract Language
The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a grant to researchers at Columbia and Yale universities for the compilation of a new smart contract programming language into the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on March 6.
7 MARCH 2019
Stanford Researchers Develop Privacy Mechanism for Ethereum Smart Contract
Researchers from the Stanford University and Visa Research have developed a privacy mechanism for Ethereum (ETH) smart contracts. A paper describing the mechanism was published on Stanford University’s Applied Cryptography Group website on Feb. 20.
23 FEBRUARY 2019
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 to be released in the forthcoming Constantinople hard fork will have negative security implications. The discussion was held during a Ethereum core developer call on Feb. 15.
16 FEBRUARY 2019
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 Oxford University’s Business Law Blog today, Jan. 23.
23 JANUARY 2019
Ontology (ONT) will Develop 'Private' Smart Contracts
Ontology, a “high-performance public multi-chain project’ and “distributed trust” collaboration platform, has announced that it will be working with TEEX, a decentralized computing platform, to enhance “on-chain data privacy” and security.
6 JANUARY 2019
Russia’s Sberbank Uses Smart Contract to Settle Three-Way Repo Deal
State-owned Russian bank Sberbank has completed a repurchase agreement, or repo, using blockchain technology.
7 DECEMBER 2018
Blockchain Smart Contracts Subject to Financial Laws, Says CFTC Primer
One of the top U.S. financial regulators, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has released its second guide to understanding smart contracts, with a reminder that the technology is covered under financial rules.
28 NOVEMBER 2018
Tim Draper Stands by His Bitcoin Price Prediction of $250K in 2022
Venture capital investor Tim Draper reaffirmed his prediction that the Bitcoin (BTC) price will reach $250,000 by 2022, during a panel discussion at the Web Summit summit conference Nov. 6
10 NOVEMBER 2018
Payments Startup Wyre Acquires Bitcoin Smart Contract Developer
Crypto payments startup Wyre has acquired 100 percent of Hedgy, a venture-backed bitcoin smart contract development firm, for an undisclosed sum.
7 SEPTEMBER 2018
Propy Executes Blockchain Property Deal in California
California blockchain startup Propy announced on Monday it executed its first blockchain property in California. According to Propy, the Bitcoin-to-Bitcoin sale of 10 acres of land in Southern California was processed through the Propy’s Transaction Platform and every step of the deal was executed through Ethereum smart contracts. Propy claims this to be the first fully-recorded blockchain transaction in California.
24 JULY 2018
UK Begins Research on Law Reform for Use of Blockchain Smart Contracts
The U.K. Law Commission, an independent agency set up by the U.K. parliament to propose legal reform actions, is starting a research project on law reform to bring clarity in the current system for using blockchain-based smart contracts.
20 JULY 2018
'Secret Contracts' Developer Engima Launches Test Blockchain
A built-from-scratch blockchain aiming to enable private contracts between users has officially entered testing.
2 JULY 2018