Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum Governance is Currently Underrated

In the most recent episode of Into the Ether, Vitalik Buterin appears to discuss all things Ethereum. One of the subjects that came up was the Ethereum governance model. Eric Conner asked Buterin about on-chain governance models, and his thoughts on how Ethereum’s governance stacks up against them. Current Governance Model Underrated: Vitalik Buterin Buterin says that the current Ethereum governance model works pretty well, considering the problems it has guided the protocol through. I actually think that Ethereum governance is under-rated at this point. Because it’s not something that we can attach a cool name to and advertise. And

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Bitcoin is currently back at transaction levels of last year. After the dip of TXs alongside the price, it has been a steady increase throughout 2018. Value is exchanging hands. While price is consolidating, activity is growing fast. This is divergence.

Bitcoin is currently back at transaction levels of last year. After the dip of TXs alongside the price, it has been a steady increase throughout 2018. Value is exchanging hands. While price is consolidating, activity is growing fast. This is divergence. submitted by /u/Smilinmong
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1775 nodes out of 9616 (18.5%) are currently on version 0.16.3. Upgrade ASAP to avoid possible chainsplit!

Source: https://coin.dance/nodes#nodeVersions

Especially nodes running versions between 0.15 and 16.2 need to upgrade as soon as possible. A bug could be exploited to create an invalid block that gets nonetheless validated by these older versions. This makes a chainsplit a theoretical possibility.

A full resync with the latest software (0.16.3) showed that the bug has not yet been exploited. It probably won't happen as it isn't in the interest of the ecosystem, nor is it easy to excecute. But that's no excuse. Upgrade asap!

More info in the sticky: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/9hkoo6/new_info_escalates_importance_upgrading_to_0163/

and here: https://bitcoincore.org/en/2018/09/20/notice/

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