"Twas the night before DevCon, when all through the chain
Not an Etherean was stirring, not even Vlad's brain.
The blocks were all hung on the blockchain with care,
In hopes that Vitalik soon would be there."
- Lane and the rest of the Ethereum community are in Prague for DevCon this week.
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LAUNCHES & UPDATES
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THING TO KNOW
In cryptography, a nonce is usually a random or pseudo-random number generated during an authentication protocol to make sure that old communications can't be reused in replay attacks.