32% of the assets were stolen from Satoshi Pie

According to the team of cryptocurrency fund, $7 000 000 were withdrawm by the unknown within an hour
21 July 2017   6096
Ethereum

Open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.

Yesterday, on July 19, due to the vulnerability in the Ethereum wallet Parity, about 32.4% of the fund's assets or about $ 7 million were withdrawn by the unknowns from Satoshi Pie. Representatives of Satoshi Fund and the managers of the Satoshi Pie reported about it.

The report says that most of the funds were withdrawn within an hour. The project team managed to withdraw the remaining ones to a new, controlled wallet. During the course of events it became known that the attack was carried out by the White Hats Group (WHG). Also, according to the representatives of Satoshi Fund and Satoshi Pie, they are currently waiting for a refund in a new contract (without vulnerabilities), according to the WHG statement on Reddit.

As representatives of Satoshi Fund and Satoshi Pie assure, the damage is not critical and the fund will continue its activity, however its operating mode will be slightly changed. So, I / O operations will be processed once a week. Also, there will be a limit of one transaction for the deposit and withdrawal of funds at 10 BTC.

In addition, Satoshi Fund and Satoshi Pie project teams will consider moving all funds in the Ethereum ecosystem to Zeppelin smart contracts. Also in the coming days new version of Satoshi Pie whitepaper will be published.

English version of the team's message is also available.

This is not a only loss of funds, caused by the Parity hack. Such project as Edgeless Casino and Aeternity lost their money too.

We Need 100k Transactions\Sec, - Buterin

During the conversation with the head of Abra Vitalik noted that the developers are focused on several main issues - scalability, privacy and ease of use
21 March 2019   118

The founder of Ethereum, Vitaly Buterin, expressed the opinion that for the network of the second most capitalized cryptocurrency, it is vital in the long run to achieve a throughput of 100 thousand transactions per second. It is reported by The Daily Hodl.

During the conversation with the head of Abra, Bill Barkhidt, Vitalik noted that the developers are focused on several main issues - scalability, privacy and ease of use.

As far as the big problems, my top three at this point are probably scalability, privacy and usability. So scalability – the Ethereum blockchain right now can process 15 transactions per second. Really, we need 100,000.
 

Vitalik Buterin

Creator, Ethereum 

According to him, in the context of solving the problem of scaling, the Ethereum team has high hopes for sharding.

There are two major kinds of strategies that we’re working on for scalability. One is layer-one scaling and the other is layer-two scaling. Layer-one scaling basically means improving the blockchain protocol itself to process a larger set of transactions. And the main bottleneck with blockchains right now is basically every user has to download the whole blockchain. Which basically means the blockchain can’t hold more transactions than one guy’s computer can store.

And our solution to this, called sharding, basically means that you split up the different transactions to randomly selected, different groups of computers. And this basically means that the blockchain can process way more things than one single computer can hold. And that can increase scalability by maybe a factor of 1,000 or so, but then potentially even more, much later down the road
 

Vitalik Buterin

Creator, Ethereum 

According to Vitalik, Ethereum developers also continue active work on second-level scaling solutions.

So there’s two major classes of systems we’re working on in this regard. One is called state channels. And there’s a bunch of teams working on this. There’s a team called L4 in Toronto that’s done some really good work. And another project is Plasma. And there’s a lot of work that’s been done on that. OmiseGo is this decentralized exchange that’s building on plasma. There’s TheMatter. There’s more and more of these projects. And then, there’s one of our researchers, Karl Floersch, who has been working on implementation of a reasonably complete Plasma prime specification, which is the latest version of Plasma – which has some really cool features in terms of increasing scalability and reducing the amount of data you have to store.
 

Vitalik Buterin

Creator, Ethereum 

Discussing the problem of scaling, Buterin mentioned Bitcoin. According to him, developers should achieve a significant increase bandwidth of Ethereum network. Otherwise, the second cryptocurrency capitalization will not be actively involved in everyday transactions and a significant market share will remain behind BTC.

If Bitcoin wishes to just be a store of value, then realistically it’s probably fine, though I think they should switch to proof-of-stake. If they want to actually be a currency that people use for transactions, then I do think base-layer scaling, and also speeding up the blockchain and reducing block times at the base layer, is also something which is very important.
 

Vitalik Buterin

Creator, Ethereum 

On the last day of winter hardfork Constantinople hardfork took place on the Ethereum network.