Ethereum News

Many Ether Whales Might Be Leaving for Bitcoin: Data

While ether’s (ETH) price has risen by nearly 50% this year, the number of addresses holding large amounts of the currency, popularly known as whales, has declined significantly. 

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Schlesi Testnet Is Latest Step in Long Road Toward Eth 2.0

Another Eth 2.0 testnet, Schlesi, is live in what amounts to one more step in the trek toward the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Eth 2.0, the next iteration of the Ethereum blockchain.

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Ether Futures Activity Grows Ahead of July Protocol Upgrade

BitMEX announced an ether quarterly futures product Friday, which it described as “the only one of its kind available in the market.” Settled in bitcoin, the contract trades the ether-dollar pair, and expiry is in June. This coincides with the scheduled ETH 2.0 launch in July, which Ethereum researchers are confident will happen, as CoinDesk previously reported.

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Thursday’s Market Madness Strained Ethereum’s Killer App: DeFi

So many people were trying to use the Ethereum blockchain during Thursday’s market meltdown that many applications simply stopped working as intended. 

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NBA Player Spencer Dinwiddie Taps Broker-Dealer in Push to Tokenize…

An initiative by National Basketball Association (NBA) player Spencer Dinwiddie to tokenize the value of professional athletes' contracts has engaged a specialist investment bank to manage an upcoming offering.

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Mind the Gap: Why ETH Price and DeFi Adoption Aren’t in Sync

In his 1991 book, "Crossing the Chasm," management consultant Geoffrey Moore defined a crucial gap between the early adopters of a new technology and the larger populations of users that come later. Decentralized finance (DeFi) may now be approaching a gap of its own. 

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SEC ‘Safe Harbor’ Proposal Lauded by Token Fans, DeFi Builders at 0…

The token industry is applauding SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s “Safe Harbor” proposal, calling it a mature response to the 2017 ICO bubble.

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China’s Coronavirus Whistleblower Is Now Memorialized on Ethereum

Someone has just created a smart contract on ethereum with source codes in the shape of a monument in memorial of Dr. Li Wenliang, the whistleblower of China's coronavirus outbreak, who died of the disease.

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Ethereum’s Value Transfer Is Now Dominated by Stablecoins

The Ethereum (ETH) blockchain has become home to a number of stablecoins. On January 29, Messari researcher Ryan Watkins explained that the stablecoin value transfer issued on the ETH chain recently flipped the number of native ether transactions. Essentially, Ethereum’s value transfer is now largely made up of stablecoins like tether, pax, and dai.

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Stablecoins ‘Flip’ Ethereum’s Native Currency in Transfer Value

A greater share of value is being transferred via stablecoins over the ethereum network than its own native cryptocurrency ether (ETH), according to research conducted by crypto data aggregate Messari.

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Harmony Kicks Off Migration From Ethereum and Binance Chains to Its…

Holders of the ONE token from the team at Harmony should make plans to swap their ERC-20 (ethereum) or BEP-2 (binance chain) tokens for the coin on Harmony's blockchain if they want to be able to participate in staking and other network activities. 

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Grayscale to Fund Ethereum Classic Developers for 2 More Years

Grayscale Investments has committed to financially supporting development of the ethereum classic (ETC) cryptocurrency for another two years.

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Launches Testing Ground for Blockchain…

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the standards group where finance and other industries explore private versions of ethereum technology, has launched a testing ground to bring about certified, branded and harmonized business uses by the end of 2020.

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Ethereum, Tron and EOS Control 98% of All Dapp Volume

2019 was a good year for dapps and a particularly good one for Tron and Ethereum. That’s the upshot of Dapp Review’s new report into crypto-powered decentralized applications. The sprawling research document inspects the major dapp networks in forensic detail and provides key takeaways.

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Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith to Be Released on Bail to Parents

Virgil Griffith is slated to be released to his parents' home in Alabama pending some pre-release conditions, after a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vernon Broderick in New York Monday.

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$100M of Ethereum Tied to Plustoken Scam Sparks Wild Theories

During the last two weeks as cryptocurrency prices slid below long term foundational support, speculators assumed Plustoken scammers may be behind the dump. Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis published a report which claimed Plustoken coin sales might be dragging BTC prices down. Moreover, on December 19, Plustoken scammers moved 789,525 ETH ($101 million) from one address to another.

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Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Is Now Live

Ethereum has successfully completed the Istanbul hard fork. Hitting at block number 9,069,000, the systemwide upgrade is the network’s third in 2019, following February’s St. Petersburg and Constantinople hard forks. The months-long process culminated at 0:25 UTC on Sunday.

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China’s Internet Firewall Has Blocked Access to Ethereum Block Expl…

China's Great Firewall, used by the government to regulate access to foreign internet sites, has blocked one of the most popular sources of ethereum blockchain data.

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Ethereum Scaling Fix Cuts Time to Create a Block in Half, Test Finds

BloXroute Labs, a scalability-focused blockchain startup, was successfully able to reduce block propagation time on the Ethereum mainnet in half, according to a third-party tester.

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What the CFTC Chairman Actually Said About Ether Futures and Ethere…

The Takeaway:

  • CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert said last month that ether is a commodity, and he expects to see regulated ether futures in the U.S. in the next six months.
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‘Scam’ or Iteration? At Devcon, Ethereum Diehards Still Believe in 2.0

The Takeaway:

  • Ethereum’s creators acknowledge the blockchain wasn’t built to scale as a mainstream transaction platform.
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Ethereum’s Istanbul Upgrade Arrives Early, Causes Testnet Split

Ethereum test network Ropsten has forked into two separate chains following the activation of system-wide upgrade Istanbul.

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Why Ethereum Briefly Overtook Bitcoin in Daily Transaction Fees

Ethereum transaction fees are back on the rise and gaining parity with bitcoin transaction fees.

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DOJ Brings Extortion Charges Against Early Advisor to Ethereum, tZero

U.S. law enforcement has charged Steven Nerayoff, an early supporter of the ethereum project and a former paid advisor to Overstock’s tZero, with extortion.

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Ethereum Co-Founder Anthony Di Iorio Steps Down as Decentral CEO

Billionaire and crypto industry veteran Anthony Di Iorio, founder of the Jaxx wallet-maker Decentral, retired this week to focus on “philanthropic initiatives,” he told CoinDesk.

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Ethereum Coders Approve 6 Changes for Upcoming Istanbul Hard Fork

Ethereum core developers finalized late Thursday a list of six different code changes to be activated for ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul.

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Domain Registrar EnCirca Starts Registrations for Ethereum Addresses

EnCirca, an internet domain registrar, is launching an ethereum naming service (ENS) to provide domain names at .eth locations. The firm is in the pre-registration phase and will accept domain applications until August 10.

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Ethereum Tokens to Trade on Swiss Stock Exchange via R3 Tech

Public blockchain tokens will soon be trading on a major securities exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Swiss security token firm BlockState plans to “passport” half a dozen ERC-20 tokens from ethereum, the second-largest public blockchain, to Corda, the private distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform developed by R3.

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Why Ethereum’s Privacy Matters and What’s Being Built to Support It

Mixers. Computational data layers. Zero-knowledge proofs: these are just a few of the technologies being leveraged to enhance privacy on the ethereum blockchain.

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Above $300: Ether Price Clocks 10-Month High

The price of ethereum’s native cryptocurrency ether (ETH) surpassed $300 today to hit ten-month highs.

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