Emin Gün Sirer

Avalanche Developers Rush Client Patch as ‘Bug’ Slows Blockchain Transactions

A "cross-chain finality" bug has forced the network into "self-healing mode."

Tech  ·  11 February 2021

CoinDesk Live Recap: The DAO Hack Is Still a Mystery

The DAO attack was a foundational episode in Ethereum history. On Tuesday, CoinDesk Live gathered a handful of blockchain veterans to look back.

People  ·  30 July 2020
Smart Contracts

Base Layer Wars Heat Up With Another $12M Committed to AVA Labs’ Avalanche Blockchain

AVA Labs has closed a $12 million private token sale. The funding round – co-led by Galaxy Digital, Bitmain, Initialized and others – comes weeks before an anticipated mainnet launch.

Tech  ·  25 June 2020
Ava Labs

Emin Gün Sirer’s AVA Labs Seeks Wall Street Business After Open Sourcing ‘Avalanche’ Protocol

AVA Labs is looking to build financial infrastructure for Wall Street businesses after open sourcing its novel “Avalanche” protocol.

Business  ·  24 March 2020
Emin Gün Sirer

Ava Labs Exits Stealth, Launches Blockchain Testnet Based on ‘Avalanche’ Protocol

Ava Labs is out of stealth, revealing a past $6 million funding round and a new blockchain testnet backed by the Avalanche consensus protocol.

Tech  ·  16 May 2019

Emin Gun Sirer: SEC ICO Guidance is ‘End of Beginning for Blockchains’

A Cornell professor who was at the center of last year's DAO hack has issued new comments on an SEC ruling on the project.

Markets  ·  25 July 2017
Emin Gün Sirer

Cornell Prof: Blockchain Exuberance Shouldn’t Cloud Consequences

A professor famed for spotting design issues in blockchains has issued new guidance to the technology's wider development community.

Business  ·  19 April 2017