Friday's summary of news from the entire cryptosphere looks at the rise of US presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his acceptance of cryptocurrency donations. We also describe a new partnership between Kleros and Ethfinex, where the Ethereum Exchange will use crowdsourced jurors to register tokens. Finally, we round off the news from hardware purse makers Ledger and Trezor.
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Andrew Yang hugs the Crypto Crowd
Andrew Yang's campaign to become US president by 2020 is growing in importance. In recent weeks, the Democratic candidate has received the attention of mainstream media and Internet forums, whose anonymous posters are still holding power with "Meming" by Trump. The tech-savvy Yang, who campaigns for a universal income of $ 1,000 a month, has spoken crypto for years.
He tweeted first about Bitcoin 2013 and then in 2018 began fundraising in cryptocurrency, which he described "huge news". Supporters can subscribe to crypto credits of up to $ 2,500, with all BTC, ETH, and ERC20 tokens accepted. Yang also last year said The crypto and blockchain technology has "tremendous potential for creating a more transparent society. A wise government would accept this and work with it. I would do that. "With Yang's campaign gaining momentum in recent weeks, some well-known cryptocurrency supporters have pledged their support for the 44-year-old, whose business background is likely to make him smile about digital assets should he do so.
Ethfinex uses the curated registry of clerics
ERC20 Token Platform Ethfinex has teamed with Blockchain's clerical dispute service clerics to "decentralize" stock market listing. In a March 7 blog post, Cleros said, "Previously, the Ethfinex listing process was when Ethfinex selected the best projects to propose a public vote, which was then conducted by users of the Ethfinex exchange." Under the new system: "The Community is now solely responsible for curating the token-proposed tokens" using clerical dispute resolution service.
Token quotes on major exchanges are sometimes controversial, with allegations of electoral fraud and other tactics by project teams and supporters eager to see Altcoin. Clerics and Ethfinex are optimistic that the solution they have developed will be more transparent and focused on the community. The announcement ended, "We are curious to see how that works, and hope that this is the first of many exchanges that make the leap into a true decentralization of token listing."
Trezor and Ledger share important security announcements
This week, the industry's two leading hardware wallet manufacturers (HWs) have released important updates to the industry. On March 4, Ledger warned Customers should not use their Monero app with the latest Monero client because the French company is investigating a serious security problem. Trezor has now announced firmware updates for its Trezor One and Model T devices. While the vulnerabilities addressed by the latest software were severe, Trezor emphasized that "there is no evidence that any of these vulnerabilities were ever exploited outside the lab to extract data."
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