Expanse update: what to expect?

Expanse 1.7.2 is planned to be released with block number 800 000 
01 November 2017   432

As reported today by the official newsletter of Expanse cryptocurrency, Explanse will be updated at block 800 000. At the moment of press, block number 786617 was mined.

What should we wait in Expanse 1.7.2?

Developers have some objectives to be resolved with this update. Among it:

  • Upgrade EXP to the latest ETH:Byzantium protocol.
  • Make EXP transactions faster.
  • Decrease uncle inflation.
  • Maintain Block Reward 8/min.
  • Byzantium Objectives:
  • Addition of ‘REVERT’ opcode, which permits error handling without consuming all gas.
  • Transaction receipts now include a status field to indicate success or failure.
  • Elliptic curve addition and scalar multiplication on alt_bn128 and pairing checks, permitting ZK-Snarks and other cryptographic mathemagic™.
  • Support for big integer modular exponentiation, enabling RSA signature verification and other cryptographic applications.
  • Support for variable length return values .
  • Addition of the ‘STATICCALL’ opcode, permitting non-state-changing calls to other contracts .
  • Changes to the difficulty adjustment formula to take uncles into account 

Also, there are some additional important information:

  • Fork Block Number: 800,000
  • New Block Target: 30 Seconds
  • New Block Reward: 4 EXP

 

Expanse partners with CHCK-N for ICO

Expanse announces its partnership with CHCK-N for ICO management services
30 August 2017   1537

Expanse, an Ethereum based blockchain platform for smart contracts, has made an exciting announcement concerning its partnership with CHCK-N for ICO Management Services. 

CHCK-N, named by the Wall Street Journal as providing “…a new level of social media marketing,” has partnered with scores of internationally known liquor brands and venues to reward consumers with free drinks in exchange for their selfies. Now the company partners with Expanse team.

The Check-In Bar partnership is an important development for Tokenlab (LAB) and Expanse (EXP) investors, as it adds immediate worldwide exposure and utility for Expanse. By providing ICO management services for Check-In Bar, we become a vehicle that helps enable their creation of a technological marketplace for the most demanded currency of the new age—emotions.

Christopher J. Franko
Expanse Co-founder

In its turn, CHCK-N chose to go with Tokenlab for ICO management services for many reasons, such as the stability of the Expanse blockchain technology and the breadth and depth of experience of the team members, as Ali Balaban, CHCK-N Co-founder, claims. 

As my co-founder, Lev Filimonov, and I began the ICO exploration process, we repeatedly heard that Expanse and Tokenlab were solid yet innovative—reputation and integrity go a long way when making such an important decision that impacts the future of our business.
 

Ali Balaban
CHCK-N Co-founder

Thus, the Tokenlab ICO is to take place over the next 6-8 weeks. Once complete, the CHCK-N ICO will take over.