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StarkWare & Herodotus Break Ethereum Data Barriers
London's Herodotus, in collaboration with StarkWare, has launched an "on-chain accumulator" tool that lets users read and verify any part of Ethereum's history. This tackles Ethereum's current limitation of validating only the last 256 blockhashes. The tool uses "storage proofs," a cryptographic method, to confirm the validity of data. This could be a game-changer for creating permissionless account recovery systems and insurance protocols that rely on historical on-chain data.
What’s Happening with SBF?
As he awaits his trial scheduled for October 2nd, Sam Bankman-Fried finds himself in the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, notorious for its unsafe and unsanitary conditions. In the past two days, two notable developments have emerged: Yesterday, his legal team sought approval from a federal judge to allow him access to antidepressants while in detention. According to a letter from his doctor, Sam has been receiving psychiatric treatment since February 2019 and “has a history of Major Depressive Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).” Meanwhile, federal prosecutors claim that Bankman-Fried used funds taken from FTX customers to contribute more than $100 million to political campaigns before the 2022 U.S. midterm elections. Antidepressants won’t help here either.
Remembering Crypto Pioneer Hal Finney: 9 Years On
He received the very first Bitcoin transaction in history, sent by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Regrettably, Hal’s battle with ALS culminated in his physical paralysis and eventual passing on August 28, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 58. Finney was at the forefront of those who embraced the fascinating technology of human cryopreservation — the process of freezing bodies for potential revival in the future. Hal’s vision and unwavering belief in the power of decentralization laid the foundation for the innovations we enjoy today. His legacy lives on, inspiring countless enthusiasts worldwide to carry forward his passion for crypto and innovation.