Fake MyEtherWallet is in the AppStore top

The "unofficial" MyEtherWallet app burst to top three in the "Finance" category at AppStore
11 December 2017   1593

The fake app doesn't have any relation to the electronic purse for storing ETH and other coins. This is reported by TechCrunch.

Before fake MyEtherWallet app Nam Le created two gaming applications about combat pandas, but never had anything to do with electronic wallets or other crypto-currency applications.

The application allows users to create or import wallets for storing crypto-currency assets outside the exchanges. At the same time, an unknown developer is more likely to gain control over private keys to manage wallets.

In addition, the application is built on the basis of open source, but the developer made it paid, trying to monetize public technology.

It's not clear how the application managed to get through the AppStore check and get into the top rating.

Constantinople Hardfork Code to be Included in Geth

Go-ethereum (Geth) v1.8.20 assumes that hardfork in the main Ethereum network will take place at block 7,080,000 (approx. between 14th - 19th Jan 2019)
13 December 2018   106

Developers of Geth, one of the most popular clients of Ethereum, presented a new version of the software with the included code of the upcoming hard fork Constantinople.

Go-ethereum (Geth) v1.8.20 assumes that hardfork in the main Ethereum network will take place at block 7,080,000.

Consensus regarding the block number for activating hard forks was reached last week during a regular video conference of leading Ethereum developers. According to Afri Shedona, release manager of another popular client of the network Parity, a block of 7,080,000 will be mined between January 14 and 18, 2019.

At the same time, Ethereum Foundation’s head of security noted that the new version of the go-ethereum client would contain a kind of “emergency switch” that would postpone the upgrade if something went wrong.

Originally scheduled for November, the Constantinople contains a number of changes and code optimizations designed to ease the transition to the Proof-of-Stake algorithm. In particular, they include the transfer by 18 months of the so-called “bomb of complexity”, which contributes to timely upgrades, and also suggests a decrease in the reward to miners from 3 to 2 ETH for the mined block.