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Ethereum Launches ETH 2.0 Multiclient Testnet - Medalla
Ethereum software developers proudly launched the blockchain project they have been perfecting these past few months, the Ethereum 2.0 multiclient testnet, Medalla.

Ethereum Hit 1 million Daily Transactions since May 2018
As reported by leading Ethereum block explorer Etherscan, Ethereum hit over 1mn daily transactions on 28 June, the first time since May 2018.

Ethereum Devs Launch Spadina Testnet, What Needs to be Perfected for ETH 2.0?
Ethereum developers have launched a short-term testnet, dubbed Spadina, in preparation for Ethereum 2.0 mainnet.

IKEA Permits Invoice-Payment through Ethereum Blockchain
IKEA recently permitted an invoice to be paid from Nordic Strore through the Ethereum blockchain.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Discusses ETH 2.0 Progress and Bitcoin-Ethereum Debate
On Peter McCormack's talk show, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin discussed the challenges faced by Ethereum 2.0 and the debate between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Ethereum—The Whole Forking History
Ethereum is the second most recognizable name in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, next to Bitcoin. Ethereum was created to overcome the limitations of Bitcoin, which is essentially just a system for decentralized money, and push the boundaries of blockchain technology and decentralization. Like Bitcoin, it is supported by a peer-to-peer node network, meaning that it is essentially a decentralized server run by a vast number of computers with no central administrator or intermediary.

Ethereum Foundation Brings Blockchain to UNICEF
The Ethereum foundation team made a series of donations to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in a move considered both charitable and good for blockchain adoption.

Ethereum Dominates Bitcoin on CEX.IO Crypto Exchange
Chief Technology Officer of CEX crypto exchange has reported that Ethereum (ETH) on its platform has spiked up in the past week, as opposed to Bitcoin.

Bitcoin and Ethereum are Risking a Second Price Dip
Reasons why both Bitcoin and Ethereum are at risk of a second price dip this week.

Ethereum Revamps Website And Transitions to Staking with Latest Testnet Release
Ethereum Foundation is transforming their website and adding new designs to ethereum.org to deliver a more user-friendly and educational experience for the Ethereum community.

Ethereum Dominates European Blockchain Startup Scene
LeadBlock Partners, a European Venture Capital fund that invests in early-stage B2B Blockchain solutions, has announced that Ethereum is a prominent gamechanger among all the European blockchain startups.

Ethereum Uncovers Blockchain Bugs to Stabilize Medalla Testnet
Ethereum developers discussed the technical issues that went wrong during the launch of Medalla testnet and that could have been improved to make the release smoother.

UK Financial Watchdog FCA Bans Crypto Derivatives Trading For Retail Investors
The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued its final rules banning the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs).

New Zealand's Tax Authority Demands Info on Crypto Investors
New Zealand's Internal Revenue Department has asked all companies to pass on customers' personal details as well as the type and value of their crypto assets.

Coinbase and Venmo Users Angered by Privacy Issues—Fintech Firm Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit
A second lawsuit has been filed against the fintech company Plaid, for violating user data privacy agreements they hold with major financial accounts that use Coinbase and Venmo.

New York Regulatory Authority Approves 8 Cryptocurrencies for Listing and Trading
The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) approved 8 cryptocurrencies for trading, and 10 for custody by licensed entities.

Ethereum Developer Indicted for Blockchain and Crypto Expertise Sharing in North Korea
A judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice has enough evidence to move to trial against Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith after he allegedly aided in the circumvention of U.S. Sanctions that have been placed on the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.

Arca Digital Asset Investment Firm Gets Approval from SEC to Tokenize US Treasury Bonds
Los Angeles-based digital asset investment firm Arca has launched trading for its new digitized security investment product that runs on the Ethereum blockchain.

Is Blockchain’s Immutability the Holy Grail for Logistics?
The logistics industry can leverage on blockchain’s immutability in propelling order tracking, administrative efficiency, and dispute resolution.

Sparks Fly: Bitcoin and Ethereum Debate on ETH’s Total Supply Goes Viral
Over the past few days, a central debate has been ongoing on crypto Twitter, fueled by Bitcoin and Ethereum advocates. Both Bitcoiners and Ethereans disagree on which cryptocurrency is better for use.

Ethereum is an Ideal ICO Platform, Asserts Roger Ver
Roger Ver, a proponent of Bitcoin Cash, noted that ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) were experiencing a dormant trend. However, he acknowledged that Ethereum could come in handy in eradicating this challenge because it offers a fantastic ICO platform.

Chainlink DeFi Token Soars; DeFi Booms, But Poll Indicates Many Still Don’t Understand It
As of now, the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry is valued at $6 billion in value.

NBA Sacramento Kings Leverage Blockchain for Authentic In-Game Gear Purchases
Sports teams continue to adopt and implement blockchain into their business models, helping fans and security.

Etherscan Made 100% Inaccessible by China's Great Firewall
Etherscan.io, one of the most widely used Ethereum block explorers, was found to be inaccessible from IP addresses inside of mainland China. According to the tests performed locally, the country’s Great Firewall, which is used by the government to regulate citizens’ access to foreign internet sites has blocked the Ethereum blockchain data site.

Ethereum's Switch to Proof-of-Stake Will be 'Substantial' to the Industry, Binance Research Suggests
Binance’s latest research report published on Oct. 28 stated that Ethereum’s upcoming switch to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) from Proof-of-Work (PoW) is expected to take a ‘most substantial’ portion of the crypto market’s attention.

Six Cryptocurrency Trends to Watch in 2020
A quick look at some of the main developments and events on the horizon that are set to shape the digital asset market throughout 2020.

As it Happened: Binance Denies Ripping Off $1 million From a User's Account
Binance, one of the largest crypto exchanges based on trade volume, has hit back at embezzlement claims made in November 2018 after it froze a user’s account with crypto assets worth $1 million. It claims that its actions were based on a tip-off by the South Korean police to return the funds to a scam victim.

Blockchain Tokenization | The Toolbox
What do Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Businesses need to look at as they start approaching This new Technological "Tool" to add Value Economically?

Ethereum 2.0 Rival Raises $21.6M Round Led by Andreessen Horowitz for Web-Scale Decentralized Application Platform
Decentralized applications startup Near Inc announced $21.6 million tokens raised led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Joined by other investment firms, including Libertus, Animal Ventures, Notation Capital, Blockchange, Pantera Capital, and Distribution Global, the token sale is the network’s second funding, following a $12.1 million round last July.

How Bitcoin Donations Supported the Noble Cause of Taming Australian Bushfires
The harm caused by the Australian bushfires necessitated immediate response, and the Crypto Fire Alliance, a group of Australian and international blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses, stepped in to curb the situation through philanthropy.

Upbit Exchange Hacked For 50 Million Dollars in Ethereum
CEO of Upbit, wrote a report explaining the reasons why deposits and withdrawals were not functional on the exchange at the moment, noting that a shocking total of 342,000 ETH were stolen from the Upbit Ethereum Hot Wallet.

Expert's Take: What to Expect in 2020 for the Crypto Ecosystem?
A review of 2019 and what to expect for 2020. A startup advisor and investor standpoint.

Malaysia’s Largest Bank Signs Blockchain Partnership for Remittance
The largest bank in Malaysia Maybank partnered with the National Bank of Cambodia to sign MoU for cross-border remittance using NBC’s blockchain-based Bakong payment system.

UEFA's Exclusive Sales Agent and AlphaWallet to Trigger Mass Crypto Adoption through Euro 2020 Blockchain VIP Ticketing
Euro 2020 tickets will now be available for purchase using Ethereum thanks to a new collaboration between UEFA, FIFA and Alpha Wallet.

Austrian Telecom Provider Adds Cryptocurrencies to its Payments Network
With A1 Telekom’s move to accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies as a means of payment, Austrians now have more options in digital transaction payments

CertiK Announces the Completion of British Pound Backed Stablecoin on Binance
According to the Exchangers representative, the token was going to be referred to as Binance GBP and was going to be fully backed by British pounds reserves. He also stated that in the nearest future more fiat currency backed stablecoins would be introduced on the platform

Singapore’s Court of Appeal Finds Crypto Exchange Culpable of Malice in Momentous Ruling
In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal in Singapore noted that Quione, a cryptocurrency exchange, was disloyal to reverse several transactions on its network. This action constituted a breach of contract; hence the law had to take its discourse.

Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Growing, But US Needs To Adopt A Solid Blockchain Policy
In order to be ahead of other countries in the ever-growing industry of blockchain, the US needs to come up with an enforceable and consistent blockchain policy.

Investment Funds for 2020 | Index Funds Centralized Decentralized and the Blockchain
On the outset, this article has been written to put in perspective Index Funds as we know them, which new kind of Index Funds are developing with Cryptocurrencies (Digital Assets) and what developments are taking place in the Global Capital Markets with Blockchain developments.

Ethereum Istanbul Hard Fork Successfully Completed and Supported by Major Exchanges
Ethereum has successfully hit block number 9,069,000, where the Istanbul hard fork has been completed. Istanbul is Ethereum’s eighth hard fork overall, addressing issues such as denial-of-service attack resilience, interoperability with equihash-based proof-of-work and gas costs, which is the cost to send a transaction on the Ethereum network.

Ethereum Express Establishes Two Pilot Projects Encompassing Over 48,000 Users
Ethereum Express (EEX), a community-driven decentralized ecosystem, has revealed the launching of two pilot projects that will comprise of more than 48,000 users. These initiatives are utilizing the Proof-of-Authority-based Ethereum Express blockchain to boost the productivity of their business procedures.

Litecoin Foundation Partners with Cred to Let Crypto Holders Earn Interest
Litecoin Foundation has announced a partnership with Cred to begin offering interest on Litecoin held as collateral. Cred customers can freeze their coins with Cred and earn up to 10% annual interest on their digital assets.

LocalBitcoins Seller Charged by US Homeland Security for Money Laundering
Kenneth Rhule, a localBitcoins seller is charged by the US Homeland Security for conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business. Rhule can face up to forty years in prison on account of fraudulent activity alongside illegal marijuana production and distribution.

Uniswap’s UNI Price Drops by 30%, but DeFi Protocol Still Winning
Uniswap’s very own UNI dropped by more than 30% over the weekend, plummeting from its all-time high of $8.39, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

ConsenSys Acquires US Brokerage Firm to Tokenize Outdated Municipal Bonds Market
ConsenSys has made a major acquisition of a U.S brokerage Firm to put traditional municipal bonds on the blockchain.

Venezuela’s Central Bank Considers the Potential of Bitcoin and Ethereum
In the face of global isolation from international financial systems and imposed US sanctions on state-run PSDV (Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.) , Venezuelan’s Central Bank is looking to explore Bitcoin and Ethereum payment systems.

Standard Chartered Bank Partners with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to Improve Customer Experience
Standard Chartered Bank joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance – an open-source blockchain community. But why?

Ethereum Network Planned Hard Fork Delayed Due to Late Acceptance of EIPS
The blockchain infrastructure company running the core of the Ethereum network has delayed the planned hard fork launch until September 6th. 

Official State-Run Publication Reports Blockchain Development in China to Reach $2 Billion In 2023
Chinese publication, Xinhua, reports that blockchain technology will reach $2 billion in 2023 as well as this, blockchain development in China is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate of 65.7% from 2018 to 2023.

Bitcoin's Largest Competitor Ethereum Quickly Gaining Ground in Colombia
The South American region has been very receptive to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. Countries such as Venezuela have experienced extreme situations ranging from inflation of their currency to other economic situations which ultimately renders them useless to persons within that geographical location have been left with little or no choice but to seek refuge in cryptocurrencies.

June 1: Sell in May Postponed to Sell in June?
For the past few weeks, there have been quite a bit of talk/shill/promoting of ETH and I think largely driven by a combination of factors that I've described earlier (i.e. growing daily active addresses, more than 60 bil gas being used, $7bn in stablecoins and Greyscale's ETH demand). Other protocol tokens such as Cardano, Zilliqa and NEO also followed the ETH move, albeit less exaggerated.

Ethereum Continues to Grow in Use and Price in 2020, But Why?
If Ethereum can continue to dominate gaming spaces and build on its marketplace, fighting off other platforms in the market, then 2020 could be a significant year for the cryptocurrency. Learn more about why below.

Market Watch: Stock vs Crypto Performance, Tesla, Apple, Bitcoin and Ethereum Compared
What it the correlation between crypto and the stock market? We analyze Nasdaq, Dow, Apple, Tesla, Microsoft, Bitcoin, Ethereum. Unlimited QE is the most important factor.

April 20: Too Many Have Missed the ETH Lining Because They're Expecting BTC
Trading Crypto with Eugene is a series of daily commentary on the crypto market and trading advice from Eugene Ng of Matrixport, a veteran trader with 10 years of experience in top-tier global investment banks. Hope you find it helpful!

April 29: Don't Fight the Fed for Now
With today's spotlight on FOMC and a few large tech (FB, Microsoft) earnings, I suspect risk assets to trade well into, and may potentially sell after "the fact".

There Would Be No Bull Market If There Was No Bear Market...
Daily commentary on the crypto market and trading advice from Eugene Ng of Matrixport, a veteran trader with 10 years of experience in top-tier global investment banks.

Jul 23 Trading Analysis: If only Robinhood has ETH listed
Trade strategy: Buy out of the money BTC and ETH calls; BTC 10 to 10.5k calls and ETH 300 to 350 calls for the next few weeks. Let's not get ahead of ourselves; whether we actually FOMO and chase, we will have to monitor for continued "recycled capital" and hopefully fresh inflows to keep the MoMo going,,,,,

Bitcoin Evaporated 30 Billion Market Cap Amid Coronavirus Pandemic and Bearish Economic Outlook
There's a sea of Red for stocks and cryptocurrencies this week. Bitcoin has dipped below USD $6000 for the first time since May 2019. The selloff of cryptocurrencies has extended to altcoins which the price of Ethereum and Bitcoin SV have dropped 30% and 40% respectively.

Reasons Why the Bitcoin Price will Plunge Soon
Why the Bitcoin price could plunge soon? Reasons include technical analysis, DeFi hype collapse, US Dollar index and gold price correlation, and economic conditions

April 23: ETH Eating The Stablecoin World
Will ETH-inspired rally continue to drive the market? Will oil stabilize despite a fundamental short-term storage environment with a popular flawed ETF product? Will halvening next month start getting the market excited? Bottom line: mixed messaging.

May 13: ALT Coins Give You Wings
Trade Strategy: Similar to yesterday. I've closed my long volatility trades, and will start to sell some volatility here and whenever it spikes. While implied volatility has sharply declined from 100% to 80% since Sunday, the longer-term average before the 12 March crash is around 55-60% so there's still juice to be short vol.

Bakkt Announces the Promotion of the Company’s Former Chief Product Officer to CEO
Having previously worked in Google and PayPal, Mike Blandina is to leave his position as Chief product officer of Bakkt, for his new role as CEO. The chairman of ICE has expressed strong confidence in his ability to steer the company to excellence.

Exclusive: Why is Everipedia Built on EOS, not on Ethereum?
Wikipedia Co-Founder Larry Sanger is happy to embrace the changes in the online encyclopedia with blockchain. Joined in Everipedia as Chief Information Officer (CIO) Dec 2017, Larry shares to our readers why Everipedia is built on EOS instead of Ethereum! He also mentioned 4 advantages of blockchain on the encyclopedia, yet efficiencies are not the main advantage!

Exclusive: Access, Connectivity and Inclusion—How UNICEF Leverages Blockchain to Close the Digital Divide
Christina Lomazzo is the Blockchain Lead for UNICEF’s Office of Innovation; whose work mainly involves leading the blockchain efforts at UNICEF Ventures where she heads up a diverse team of six. Together they invest in early technology prototypes that they assess and determine could have an exponential impact on UNICEF’s operations and ability to fulfill its mission across the developing world.

DappRadar—Redefining Accuracy and Transparency in the State of Dapps
Skirmantas Januskas is the CEO and founder of DappRadar a website that lists the best Ethereum Dapps and ranks them by DAU (Daily Active Users) showing the authentic acceptance and usability of Dapps. DappRadar recently added full token tracking for EOS Dapps which has reportedly uncovered that the EOS Dapp ecosystem may be undervalued by 1 billion dollars.

Exclusive: Can Web3 Foundation Achieve a Truly Decentralized Web?
Following the technical underpinnings of Polkadot in Part 1, Jack Platts, Head of Collaborations Web3 Foundation reveals their effort towards the goal of decentralized web! He also explained the governance and technical challenges in achieving a decentralized web!

Amun AG: What are the Top Valuation Approaches for Altcoins?
We continue to explore the top Bitcoin valuation approaches stated in Part 1, which include NVT, NVRV, NVHR, Cost of Mining and Active Address method. In addition, we also looked at the field of altcoin valuation, including Ethereum, top privacy and payment coins.

DappRadar—What is the Dapp of 2019?
In the second part of our exclusive interview with Skirmantis Januskas, CEO and Founder, DappRadar - we discuss Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake, the growing Dapp ecosystem and the DeFi revolution instigated by MakerDao.

Bitfinex: The Crisis Tested Liquid Exchange King for Bitcoin and Ethereum Trading
During the March 12 stock market crash instigated by the coronavirus pandemic’s disruption to the world economy, cryptocurrency exchanges experienced a massive sell-off of Bitcoin and Ethereum. When the liquidation panic finally settled down, Bitfinex emerged as one of the few exchanges that had been able to take the extreme volatility in stride.

Reddit Ethereum-Based Rewards Rolled Out on r/Cryptocurrency and r/FortniteBR Subreddits
Reddit, the popular content aggregating website has created the community points to incentivize users to create high-quality posts and comments.

Proof-of-Stake Founder Sunny King, on his Crypto Journey Inspired by Elon Musk and Steve Jobs
In the recent conversation with CoinMarketCap, Proof-of-Stake Founder Sunny King revealed how his crypto journey is inspired by Steve Jobs and Elon Musk! He also debunked the myth that energy consumption contributes to the intrinsic value of cryptocurrencies.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Thinks Mining Monero on HTC Phones is a “Fool’s Game”
Ethereum co-creator has downplayed the partnership between HTC and Midas Labs, which enables Monero mining on mobile phones.

How Blockchain Technology Can be Used to Leverage Booming TikTok and Influencer Trends
Blockchain technology has been a growing hot topic, with companies integrating it more and more into their ecosystem for better security, decentralization, and lower costs, among other things.

Canadian Blockchain Project to Assist Mongolian Nomadic Farmers Fight Income Instability
Convergence.tech, a Toronto-based digital transformation company, has finished a blockchain-powered project aimed at assisting Mongolian nomadic farmers maximize returns on their cashmere product.

Ethereum-Based Wallet MetaMask Adds Token Swaps to Its Features
MetaMask recently announced a new add-on to its browser which can facilitate decentralized finance (DeFi) transactions for Ethereum-based tokens.

EY, Microsoft and ConsenSys Create a Platform For Enterprises on Ethereum Mainnet
Global accounting firm EY have launched their open-source Baseline protocol which aims to address privacy issues to encourage enterprise adoption of public Ethereum.

Vitalik Buterin Presents Ethereum 2.0: The Three Things You Need to Know
Vitalik Buterin, having recently attended DevCon 5 held in Osaka Japan, visited Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex, at an Ethereum Meetup hosted by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong along with the Fintech Association of Hong Kong.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Considers Creating App Store After Google Demands 30% Cut
Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buterin considers competing with Google Play and Apple's App stores dominance.

Vitalik Buterin Believes Proof-of-Stake Algorithm Will Make Ethereum More Secure Than Bitcoin
Proof-of-stake (POS) system is gradually making its way to reach the top position and overtaking proof-of-work (POW), which is currently much older and the most widely used blockchain consensus algorithm. Now, the proof-of-stake protocol is the major point of discussion among several blockchain users as it is slowly rising in popularity and being adopted by many cryptocurrencies.

Is Ethereum's Move to PoS Really an Upgrade?
Proof-of-Work is a solution to the Byzantine Generals' Problem. Ethereum's move to PoS looks more like a downgrade into previous solutions that Satoshi Nakamoto tried to avoid.

Bitcoin Gets an A, EOS Gets an F in Latest Blockchain Report
Coin Metrics, the research and analytics firm, have ranked the top ten blockchain networks through a multi-variate analysis. The results may surprise many in the community as popular developer chain Ethereum was a awarded a mere B classification while popular chains EOS and Binance Chain took positions at the bottom of the list with an F grade.

Are Ethereum Nodes Ready for a New Hard Fork on New Year’s Day?
The Ethereum network is expected to undergo a scheduled upgrade, named Muir Glacier at block number 9,200,000, predicted to occur on New Year’s Day 2020.

Power Ledger Partners with Power Club To Roll Out Blockchain Plants in South Australia
Powerledger enters into a partnership with Powerclub, an Australian electricity wholesaler for better energy usage, allowing the integration of power club's blockchain ledger application.

The Networked Ledger—The Evolution of Blockchain Software from Bitcoin to Ethereum
A look at origins and how blockhain has evolved and continues to disrupt our systems of industry and finance, from Bitcoin to Ethereum

Ethereum and Formula 1 Racing Team Up for Blockchain-Based Gaming
In-game purchasing and item collection has seen growing popularity in the gaming industry. Gamers are investing time and money into attaining the best items money can buy.

Blockchain in healthcare symposium Abu Dhabi 2020
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Bitcoin Dominance Hits 70% at 30-Month High While Altcoins are Dying
Bitcoin now accounts for just over 70 percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization as of September 3rd according to CoinMarketCap.

ETH 2.0 Gold-Backed Stablecoin
Ethereum Gold backed tokens. Will this be the return of the gold standard? In crypto form.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and LINK Could Benefit From Trump's TikTok Ban
President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that seeks to ban TikTok from the United States, following the controversy that the Chinese-owned app raises serious security concerns and that it collects personal information on its users.

Women in Blockchain: Sam Shrager of BCB Group
The Women in Blockchain Series describes the journeys of some of the pioneer women driving initiatives and changing the nature of work by leveraging this revolutionary technology.

Which Cryptocurrency Has the Highest ROI as of Q1 2020? Bitcoin Only Ranked 5th
Which cryptocurrency has the highest Return on Investment (ROI) as of Q1 2020? We have compared the ROI of the top 30 cryptocurrencies with the highest market capitalization on CoinMarketCap.

Fidelity: 60% of Institutional Investors Believe that Digital Assets Have a Place in their Portfolio
Fidelity Digital Assets surveyed 774 institutional investors across the United States and Europe, and 80 percent of those who were surveyed found something appealing about digital assets. The research was conducted from November 2019 to early March 2020 and is the second consecutive year that Fidelity Digital Assets has conducted this survey for US institutional investors and the first for European investors.

China Unveils Blockchain Services Network Aimed to Build Ecosystem Along with Hyperledger, Ethereum and EOS
Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, EOS, ChainSQL, WeBank’s FISCO BCOS, and Baidu’s Xuperchain are also planned to be added to the “ecosystem play,” and “internet environment,” as explained by Zhiguang Shan, the Chairman of the BSN’s Development Association. This network of blockchains will be available for those who are interested to take part in it, including small to medium-sized businesses.

What Will Cryptocurrency Speeds Look Like in 2020?
Each year, more people are converted to the benefits of cryptocurrency. Some are spurred to make the change from traditional fiat currency based on the security and safety features that are present in the blockchains. Others are increasingly convinced it's the future of finance by the transaction speed that cryptocurrency offers.

Is Ethereum 2.0 Ready For the Bull Run?
The initial stage of Ethereum 2.0 is set to start in a few months, with many experts arguing that it may be the catalyst for a huge industry bull run. Adam Cochran, a partner at MetaCartel Ventures DAO, released a blog which outlined why he believes Ethereum 2.0 “could prove to be the largest economic shift in society.” So, is Ethereum 2.0 ready for the bull run?

Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
DeFi stands for decentralized finance, which owns the blockchain advantages, thus removes trusted third parties and more. DeFi will have profound impact to traditional financial industries.

Trump’s Proposed Capital Gains Tax Cuts Could Benefit Ethereum 2.0 Stakers
President Donald Trump has proposed a capital gains tax cut which may greatly benefit United States cryptocurrency traders—particularly those planning to stake on Ethereum 2.0.

Litecoin vs Ethereum: The 8 Differences that You Should Know
Litecoin and Ethereum have proven to be among the most fundamental digital assets in the crypto space. According to the Coin Market Cap, Ethereum is ranked the second most popular cryptocurrency after Bitcoin, whereas Litecoin is ranked seventh. Despite their popularity, their intentions are entirely different. It, therefore, becomes crucial to comprehend their unique aspects.

Will DeFi Migrate to New Blockchain Platforms with the Surge in Ethereum Gas Prices?
The rise of DeFi in 2020 has made experts question whether Ethereum could sustain the sheer volume of transactions in the long run.

ConsenSys Reveals How the Ethereum Network Weathered the COVID-19 Pandemic Market's Flash Crash on Black Thursday
While much debate has raged about the state and action of crypto’s main player Bitcoin, new insights generated using ConsenSys’ analytics suite, Alethio have revealed how Ethereum has endured the evaporation of liquidity in the global markets.

Ethereum, EOS, & TRON: Which Blockchain Will Continue to Dominate the Dapp Ecosystem in 2020?
By measuring the success of how individual blockchains: Ethereum, EOS, and TRON have been performing in the first month of the new year, the data from January 2020 gives an insight into the year ahead.

Bitcoin Dropped Below $10K, 3 Reasons Bitcoin and Crypto Market Will Crash Again
3 reasons the Bitcoin and crypto market are ready for a second crash. Here's why.

Blockchain Interoperability—What are the Key Drivers?
Blockchain Interoperability, the ability to connect different blockchain ecosystems, is gaining a lot of traction today. But, first of all, it is necessary to understand if we need interoperable blockchains. What problems do they solve? Or will they create more troubles? And finally, what are the various challenges involved in going down the path of interconnecting blockchains?

ConsenSys Picked to Help Develop Phase 2 of Hong Kong's CBDC Project
Blockchain firm ConsenSys has revealed that it has been awarded a cross-border payment network study project by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin: Centralized Digital Currencies Without Privacy Are a Huge Step Back
Vitalik Buterin the Ethereum co-founder believes that mainstream adoption of digital currencies is inevitable, with or without blockchain, but will that currency be sovereign, corporate or decentralized?

Consensys Report: CBDC are Risk-Free Compared to Facebook Libra
In a recent white paper entitled Central Banks and the Future of Digital Money—Consensys offers an insightful and practical overview of the potential and risks of CBDC. The research paper also offers an example of how the Ethereum blockchain can be leveraged to design and build a CBDC and takes a deep dive into what the practical implementation of a CBDC would require.

Bitcoin Millionaires at an All-Time High as Analysts Warn of a Pullback Before BTC Moves Higher
Bitcoin’s price has remained stable overnight, currently trading at the $13,000 level. However, other cryptos have not been able to hold their strength.

Bitcoin and the Crypto Market Could Go Down Again—Market Recap and Price Analysis
Both the stock and crypto market could go down, the bitcoin price appears ready to drop.

Mike Novogratz Intends to Donate Most of His Bitcoin Holdings to Charity, But With a Condition
Mike Novogratz has stated that he would be donating most of his Bitcoin (BTC) holdings to charity.

Bitcoin Price Just Crashed Below $10,000—Here's Why and What's Next
The Bitcoin price just declined below $10,000 for the first time since it surged above 10,000 on July 27.

Bitcoin Set to Recover From the Coronavirus Pandemic-Triggered Global Financial Crisis?
The price of Bitcoin has seen a decline of 8 percent from the start of this year until early April, and 90% of Finder’s survey panel believe is caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Although COVID-19 made up for most of the explanation for the dip, many believe that the Plus Token scam also had an impact.

Ethereum Releases Validator Launchpad for ETH 2.0 Testnet
Ethereum software developers finally released the validator launchpad for ETH 2.0, which enabled users to participate in the testnet’s Proof-of-Stake.

Ethereum’s Zinken Testnet Launch Is a Huge Success, Buterin Says “Scalability Will Go Up” on Eth 2.0
Ethereum developers have finally achieved a successful testnet release with Zinken.

Ethereum User Paid $2.6 Million in Transaction Fees to Send Just $130
A user paid millions of dollars in Gas fees just to send $130 worth of Ether.

Ethereum 2.0 Testnet to Launch: Can the Blockchain Network Keep Up With the Surge in Demand?
With the number of transactions on Ethereum recording an all-time high and shooting up over the past few months, crypto experts are speculating on whether the network can keep up with the high demand whether its scalability is reliable enough.

Ethereum Price Set to See Higher Gains as ETH 2.0 Beacon Chain Genesis Expected Soon
As the ETH 2.0 beacon chain genesis is coming to fruition soon, it could be a catalyst for Ethereum’s price surge. Here's why.

Ethereum Hits Major Bullish Milestones in Anticipation of the ETH 2.0 Staking Upgrade
Ethereum wallets containing 32 more or more ETH, the amount needed to stake a validator node under the upcoming ETH 2.0 upgrade has hit an all-time high. The number of Ethereum network balances with 32 ETH or more has been nearing 120,000, in anticipation of the proposed ETH 2.0 update. Validating nodes will be replacing miners in the current proof-of-work system to validate transactions to maintain the Ethereum blockchain. Over the year, the number of wallets holding at least 32 ETH has risen around 15 percent, according to Nansen AI. Although the ETH 2.0 upgrade has been delayed several times, the major upgrade is expected to be deployed in July.

Ethereum Transaction Fees Record Lowest Price Since Beginning of DeFi Boom
Ethereum transaction fees recorded its lowest price since July, when the decentralized finance (DeFi) boom began. What does this mean?

Ethereum Transactions Hit A Record-High of 1.4 Million
The Ethereum network has reached a notable milestone in its daily transactions after hitting an all-time high of 1,406,016 as availed by Etherscan data on September 17. It broke the previous record of 1.35 million attained on January 4, 2018.

Ethereum Price Fails to Hold $400—Will ETH Suffer from a Correction Ahead?
While Bitcoin has managed to pull ahead in the cryptocurrency market, Ethereum’s price has still been lagging behind. What's next for ETH?

Ethereum Launches Final Testnet Before Officially Releasing ETH 2.0 Mainnet
The software developing team for Ethereum 2.0 has finally announced that they will be launching ETH 2.0’s testnet on August 4.

Ether Surges Ahead of Bitcoin and Sets the Record for 2020
Ether underwent a 20% surge, and the increase in pricing can be attributed to the rising popularity of DeFi applications and the resulting number of dividends pay-outs.

Jay Z-Backed Ethereum App Platform Officially Opens Doors to Public
Blockchain startup Alchemy has recently announced that the blockchain developer platform was perfected and now open to any companies or individuals looking to build smart contract-based projects.

Ethereum to Implement New "Devcon Improvement Proposals" for Devcon Colombia 2021
Ethereum has announced a new way for its crypto community to get more involved for next year’s Devcon event.

60% of Ethereum Supply Has Been at a Standstill for More Than a Year—What's Next for ETH?
Ethereum's circulating supply has been limited because 60% of it has remained stagnant for more than a year, according to EthHub co-founder Antony Sassano.

Ethereum to Launch Another Testnet for ETH 2.0 After Spadina Fails to Achieve Finality
Ethereum developers announced that they will be launching another testnet next week, dubbed Zinken, following the low participation rate on Spadina.

Cause for Concern? Ethereum's 15 Minutes of Extreme Volatility Explained
Ethereum’s price on the crypto market underwent a lot of fluctuations in the span of 15 minutes yesterday, causing quite a stir in the crypto community.

Ethereum’s Medalla Experiences Critical Bug, but Prysmatic Labs Says ETH 2.0 Launch Is Unaffected
One of the top client teams staking on Ethereum 2.0 testnet announced that the crash that recently occurred was a learning experience and was salvaged.

Ethereum Calls On Hackers to Attack Ethereum 2.0 in Exchange for Bug Bounty
With Ethereum's plans to launch its 2.0 protocol network, the open-source platform has also decided to tweak its blockchain project to perfection by calling all hackers and challenging them to break into two Ethereum 2.0 attack networks.

Ethereum’s Price to Move Higher to Follow Bitcoin’s Bullish Uptrend as Support Levels Secured
Ethereum’s price has not been performing as well as Bitcoin’s price recently, as BTC has seen strong rallies in the past 48 hours.

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Says Layer 2 Scaling Solution Has ‘Basically’ Succeeded
Ethereum has been seeing an upward trend, and demand may increase further in anticipation of the upcoming ETH 2.0 update expected in Q3 2020. Ethereum is scheduled to undergo a major change of its consensus mechanism, transitioning from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Ethereum has been expecting its scaling to occur for some time, and according to Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin, it could already be happening. Vitalik Buterin recently tweeted that the Ethereum blockchain network’s “layer 2 strategy has basically succeeded.”

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Concerned About Security Risks That Come With High ETH Transaction Fees
By now, it is no secret that Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and his team are busy perfecting Ethereum 2.0 and preparing it for its official launch.

Federal Reserve Backs Ethereum Powered AMERIBOR as a Viable Replacement in Setting Interest Rates
US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backs the replacement of LIBOR with AMERIBOR. AMERIBOR is an Ethereum based lending protocol that is aimed at removing the inadequacies of the LIBOR index.

Ethereum Crypto Crashes to $340 After SushiSwap’s Alleged Exit Scam
The price of Ethereum (ETH) crashed recently, dropping to a low of $315 over the weekend, after hitting an all-time high of $487 last Wednesday.

Vitalik Buterin Sceptical About DeFi Yield Farming, Compares It to US Federal Reserve Money Printing
Vitalik Buterin has criticized the yield farming craze observed from the DeFi sector, comparing it to the US Federal Reserve’s mass printing strategy.