The price of ether neared $20 on 14th June, approaching the milestone as it appeared to break out of its old trading patterns. In recent weeks, market observers had asserted that ether had displayed a negative correlation with the older, more established digital currency bitcoin.
Security pioneer John McAfee is building an advisory board of blockchain experts as part of his latest venture. In interview, McAfee said that while the technology is secure, businesses built on top of blockchain platforms are still proving susceptible to hacks and attacks.
Representatives of the blockchain industry spoke yesterday at a North Carolina Senate Finance Committee meeting to advocate for a bill that they believe is among the more favorable seen so far at the state legislative level.
Slock.it has announced several fixes to the code that underlies The DAO, an autonomous organization that has raised over $150m worth of ether. While the problem caused alarm for some members of the community, the problem isn't with the Ethereum codebase, but its implementation, experts say.