ETH Transactions on GDAX Are Temporarily Offline

A regulated U.S based exchange GDAX reported that it was investigating the issue with Ethereum transactions which were not possible to be processed
25 January 2018   442

The Global Digital Asset Exchange for trading Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies announced on January 25 that Ethereum sends were temporarily offline. Outgoing ETH transactions have not been successfully sent since approximately 7:20 p.m. PST on January 25.

Buterin Donated $763k to Fight Possible AI Rise

Creator of Ethereum donated $763k worth ETH to Machine Intelligence Research Institute
22 February 2018   201

The non-profit organization Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), which studies potential hazards of artificial intelligence, published data on donations collected in December last year. As it turned out, 66% of the funds were received in the crypto currency, Bitcoin.com reports.

66% of the funds donated during the campaign were in the cryptocurrency (mostly Bitcoin and Ethereum). The largest transfer came in the end - $ 763,970 in Ether from Vitalik Buterin. This was the third largest donation in the history of the organization after a $ 1.25 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project in October and $ 1.01 million in Ethereum in May.

It should be noted that the main goal of MIRI is to create a secure artificial intelligence, as well as to study the potential dangers and opportunities that may arise when creating AI. The organization has representative offices in the USA and Canada.

The total amount of MIRI donations in December 2017 was $ 2,515,148 - twice the initial target of $ 1.25 million.