Preview next week | Ethereum beacon chain will welcome the first hard fork upgrade Altair


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The 7th Wanxiang Blockchain Global Summit will be held next Tuesday to Wednesday (October 26, 27) at the W Hotel on the Bund in Shanghai.

Next Wednesday (October 27), the Ethereum beacon chain will undergo the first hard fork upgrade to Altair on Epoch 74240. Altair is a relatively small update to the beacon chain of Ethereum. The main content of the upgrade includes changes to the Ethereum 2.0 pledge parameters and rewards and punishment calculations, and the introduction of synchronization committees for the realization of light clients. Altair launched the Alpha version in May of this year, and switched from the Alpha version to the Beta version in mid-July. The Ethereum 2.0 testnet, Pyrmont, had previously conducted the Altair hard fork on August 19, and officially released version 2.0 on October 5 to support the upcoming hard fork of the Ethereum 2.0 beacon chain mainnet. Upgrade Altair.

In the previous Ethereum developer conference call, the developers stated that they have given the green light for the deployment of Altair’s upgrade. It also said that the Altair upgrade will introduce synchronization committees and some economic changes, but the Altair upgrade has nothing to do with the merger (The Merge).

According to sources quoted by The Verge, Facebook plans to discuss the name change at the company’s annual Connect conference next Thursday (October 28) to reflect its focus on building a meta-universe, but it may also be announced in advance. Currently, a Facebook spokesperson has not released any remarks. Earlier, Facebook announced plans to create 10,000 new jobs within the European Union in the next five years to help build the meta universe. And Facebook invested 50 million US dollars in September to invest in related technologies of the universe.

In addition, next Tuesday (October 26), the 7th Wanxiang Blockchain Global Summit will be held at the W Hotel on the Bund in Shanghai. Industry leaders such as Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin will serve as speakers at the summit. At present, the online live broadcast reservation channel has been opened. Log in to the International Week micro-site or visit the official website of the International Week , and you can reserve a seat for watching the summit online live broadcast. The current summit will still be broadcast live globally simultaneously, and users who have successfully made an appointment will receive the start notification as soon as the summit live broadcast starts.

In terms of policy, some exchanges and asset management platforms will officially withdraw from the Chinese market next week. The trading platform CoinBene will permanently close its services in China next Tuesday (October 26). Users in China will no longer be able to log in and use the platform’s website and App, and CoinBene reminds users to complete asset withdrawals before next Tuesday (October 26). RenrenBit, a digital currency service platform, also issued an announcement stating that the platform will be closed next Saturday (October 30), and everyone will no longer be able to log in to the platform’s website and APP. RenrenBit has previously initiated the RRB clearance procedure. The digital currency custody and asset management platform Cobo will terminate the provision of all products and services on the Cobo App (including but not limited to asset management, lending, etc.) to mainland Chinese users from next Sunday (October 31), and guarantee assets Complete the orderly clearance under the premise of safety. In addition, the cryptocurrency exchange CoinEx also issued an announcement stating that users in mainland China will be completely cleared before 16:00 next Sunday (October 31).

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October 25

  • Beta Finance launches the second phase of liquidity mining
  • British “Economist” has published the magazine cover illustrations associated with DeFi NFT will form on the digital art platform Foundation open auction
  • Flow Eco NFT Racing Game The First Racing Time Virtual Car Show Event Ends
  • Boca ecological forecasting Zeitgeist open market sales of the third installment of Zeitgeist NFT

October 26

  • The Associated Press ends the sale of “The AP Unique Moments” NFT series
  • Binance prohibits Singapore users from using features such as spot trading
  • Binance NFT’s first IGO project, DeRace, opens its first launch
  • The NFT series “Rabbitars” launched by the entertainment magazine “Playboy” opens a public auction in the form of U.S. dollar payment
  • The first auction of “Sotheby’s Metaverse” platform ends

October 27

  • MeliGames, a breeding game project on BSC, ends the sale of Meliora NFT

October 29

  • Data ownership project Swash opens IDO
  • The loan agreement between Argo Blockchain and Galaxy Digital expires

October 30

  • Deadline for voting for BIP-4 proposal initiated by Alameda Research to BitDAO

October 31

  • BSC Russia and Eastern Europe GameFi Hackathon registration deadline
  • Neo N3 token migration incentive plan ends

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