Vitalik Buterin fake death crashes Ethereum

Ethereum lost 14.5% in 24 hours due to a fake "death"
26 June 2017   5467

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

The fake news appeared on 4chan’s /biz/ thread at 4:30PM EST on 25th June. The post had a header “Vitalik Buterin confirmed dead”, but no proof link was inside.

The "news" started to be actively discussed, however, none of the commentators could confirm the death of Vitalik.

After some time, comments became more and more "scary" due to the fact that there was no response from Buterin. But it is necessary to remember that he lives in Singapore, so, it was early morning there. 

Also, someone edited Wikipedia page about Vitalik, put it to past tense. 

Vitalik Buterin wiki page
Vitalik Buterin wiki page

Some "news" sites began to add details on Vitalik's fake death. Still, no proofs. 

Fake death news

Luckily, it was a hoax and Vitalik is alive and doing great.

This tragic "news" had a big negative effect on Ethereum's rate. 

Ethereum Chart
Ethereum Chart

In general, Ethereum lost 14.5% in 24 hours.

HTMLCoin swap process comes to an end

On March 27 HTMLCoin finalizes the swap procedure of old HTML5Coin into HTMLCoin at a rate 3:1 and thus the migration to a new blockchain will be officially completed
21 March 2018   30

In full accordance with the swap schedule, March 27 marks the end of the swap procedure of the old HTML5Coin token into new HTMLCoin token. This final stage of the swap that lasted roughly 14 days is considered to be late stage and thus the rate is 3 (old) : 1 (new).

A special web form was prepared so that the users could fill it out and perform the swat themselves (therefore it was called 'Self-swap service'). The users can use this form for both the HTML5Coin wallet addresses and YoBIT exchange withdrawal code called 'Yobit code'. The HTMLCoin team warns that sometimes the YoBIT exchange withdrawal function may not work and recommends repeating the procedure later or contact HTMLCoin support for help with the withdrawal.

The actual swap are going to be handled on Saturday, March 31. The official end date of the swap procedure is set on March 28. This swap is due to the migration of HTMLCoin to a new blockchain with new features for freelancers and segregated minorities (e-learning programs, job hunting and connections, freelance mobile app). These rich features all aim to empower freelancers and vulnerable communities to new bold opportunities, learn new skills and apply them immediately. Freelancers-Business platform is set to connect companies and freelancers to help adopt these innovative concept.

As of the moment of publication, the HTMLCoin market indicators are as follows:

Average price: $0.000541

Market cap: $35,579,234

Volume (24h): $70,079