Parity Released Velocity Wallet

Parity 1.9 or Velocity is now available on the company's Github repository
26 January 2018   734

Parity Technologies, one of the largest provider of ethereum protocol software, announced on January 26 the release of Parity 1.9 or Velocity wallet.

Parity has upgraded its underlying database RocksDB, making it more stable and It now works sufficiently fast that even users with slower, older hard-disks are able to synchronise the chain, the company said. Warp-sync performance has been also improved with typical sync times over public wifi to be around an hour.

The company upgraded the devp2p protocol to use Snappy compression, which now means users’ Parity node uses approximately 50% less network traffic. Parity also improved database’s reliability with corruption issues now being automatically detected and, where possible, repaired, the company said.

The performance and stability of Aura (“Proof-of-Authority”) networks has also been updated and several protocol upgrades enabling reliability and features have been introduced on to the Kovan test network, which now has Byzantium-features enabled from block 5.067.000.

Parity continues to support several chains aside from the Ethereum Foundation’s chain: The recent “Monetary Policy Rounding Specification” protocol upgrade for Ethereum Classic is supported. Morden Classic now supports ECIP-1017 and Expanse hard-forked to Byzantium at block 800.000. Parity now also supports the Ellaism chain.

Hackathon by ETHGlobal goes to Buenos Aires

Part of ETHGlobal community and the first event in Latin America, ETH Buenos Aires will take place on May 25–27
24 May 2018   111

Hackathon and workshops will be the main activities of the coming ETH Buenos Aires. The event will be held on May 25–27 at AREA 3 in Buenos Aires. This is the chance to cooperate and learn from the developers, advisers and companies that are designing an infrastructure and applications of the future.

Here are some of the speakers and judges at the event:

The agenda for Day 2 and Day 3 are as follows:

DAY 2  
7:00 Breakfast
11:00 Panel: Token Design & Distribution
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Panel: Self regulation
19:00 Dinner
DAY 3  
7:00 Breakfast
10:00 Judging Time
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Winners Announcement
19:00 Placeholder x ETHBuenosAires After Party

A livestream of the event is going to be conducted. Among the sponsors there are Ethereum, Zeppelin, Aragon, Golem, Gnosis, Consensus and others. To learn more details about the event, including the complete agenda, you can visit the official page here.