Zcash launched on Friday, October 28th. Mining for ZEC started low but over the weekend, drew mining power away from ETH and toward ZEC. Nonetheless, it does not appear to have induced significant amounts of net new mining activity.
EtherCamp is holding its second annual hackathon
SingularDTV is an Ethereum-based token “for a Blockchain Film & Television Entertainment Studio & Distribution Portal, with a Smart Contract Rights Management Platform” Their crowdsale ended in 15 minutes on October 2nd. They raised $7.5 million.
More exchanges allow Ethereum Classic trading. The Ethereum Foundation says they will focus on the hard-forked Ethereum blockchain. Concerns on replay attacks between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic are valid, and users are advised to split their balances.
Ethereum Classic has launched, showing support for an Ethereum that didn’t repossess DAO funds.
Voting on the Ethereum Hard Fork has begun. Many expect the community to support it.
Xaurum is holding an open sale of its Xaurum currency from July 18th to July 30th. Xaurum is designed to function as a digital currency with a gold-backed price floor, some built-in brakes on volatility, and mechanisms that guard against deflation.
The DAO has been attacked, millions lost and and the Ethereum community is considering a fork to recover the stolen funds. The reaction to this attack will forever change Ethereum.