What is Ethereum Enterprise?
Ethereum is currently in its evolved Homestead phase, a lot of companies and banks including: Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, Intel, Thomas Reuters, BP, ING, UBS, Santander, Credit Suisse and many more got their eyes on Ethereum. The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) emerged from the great interest in Ethereum and its wide-ranging applications. This alliance connects the Fortune 500 companies (the world’s top 500 companies), start-ups, academics and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts.
Why is the Ether price rising?
The news about the EEA and other numerous positive reports, such as the announcement of the next phase Metropolis to be reached at the end of June 2017 (Metropolis Update), drove up the Ether price. The decline in the Bitcoin course, which was triggered, among other things, by the rejected ETF and the disagreement in the “block size” debate, also pushed the price. The all time high from June 2016 (almost 19€) was surpassed by lengths. At the end of March 2017 the price scratched the 50 € mark.
When will Casper/PoS arrive?
A much discussed question, and unfortunately there is only one answer: “No one knows that exactly.” In his talk in Taipei: “Hard problems in Cryptoeconomics” Vitalik Buterin speaks about Casper among other things: