ETCDEV Team launches homepage at

The ETCDEV Team has launched their official website, located at the web address The Ethereum Classic development group’s new homepage introduces the advisors, staffers and engineers behind the blockchain’s independent programming initiatives.

Chief technology officer Igor Artamonov (Splix on Github) leads the initiative. A core developer whose contributions include playing a vital role in January’s Diehard protocol upgrade and the deployment of the BitEther (BEC) mining token contract, he is being joined by Go coder Pascal de Kloe and Rust coders Dmitry Ulanov and Stewart Mackenzie.

Having published the ETC Weekly Development Report updates via Reddit, Colibry will contribute in an organizational capacity to ETCDEV. She is joined by strategic analyst Matthew Mazur (Snaproll on Github). Prior to presenting at the Ethereum Classic Year One event in London, Mazur authored the ECIP-1017 monetary policy proposal, which places an upper bound on the issuance of ETC tokens.

ETCDEV Team advisors include Dr. Avtar Sehra, founder of the Fundonomy ETC fundraising platform and organizer of the Year One London event. Core developer Elaine Ou also serves as an advisor, having presented for ETC during January’s Construct 2017, CoinDesk’s first blockchain developer conference. They are joined by project coordinator Arvicco, a contributor to the Ethereum Classic Blog at, and developer Cody Burns, who adapted Taylor Van Orden’s MyEtherWallet’s Chrome Extension for use with Ethereum Classic.

The new website hosts information on several core projects, including Mackenzie’s new implementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Written in Rust programing language, the EVM will focus on improved performance and reliability. Ulanov is contributing toward the design of an official desktop wallet featuring a flexible SDK, codenamed “Emerald.” Pascal de Kloe will focus in March on prepping ETC Geth, a fork of the Ethereum Foundation’s original Geth client, for ECIP-1017 integration.

ETCDEV’s ECIP-1017 research will entail a full testing cycle, examining potentials for new attack vectors. Operating in a similar fashion to the Bitcoin blockchain’s cap, the upgrade proposal will serve to reduce uncertainty for institutional investors considering ETC’s potential as a store of value. Parity client support will be tested in April, followed by a private and public testnet release. Main network configuration of the ECIP is targeting a July release.

Donations benefiting the team’s research are being accepted in both Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic via the support page of the ETCDEV website.

ETCDEV — Advisors, Staffers and Engineers