27 Jun '16, 7pm

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The ethereum community is inching closer to blacklisting funds taken from The DAO. Software patches were released late last week that, if accepted by a majority of miners, would place a hold on funds siphoned from The DAO earlier this month. Specifically, the patch would make it so that miners running the new software won’t be able to accept transactions from blacklisted addresses affiliated with the troubled fund. The patch works by giving miners the opportunity to flag that they support the soft fork, and then use their clients to lower a metric called the 'block gas limit', which puts a cap on the amount of gas (an element of ethereum transactions) that can be included in a block. Miners, which compete to add new transaction blocks to the network, can already change their own block gas limits, but in this specific case, the mechanism allows for a form of miner-based vot...

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