Cypherpunk is one of the first public firms in the world to ever invest in Bitcoin and it opted to sell 100% of its crypto by June 2022.
Ethereum launched in summer 2015 with the aim of expanding the use cases of blockchain and cryptocurrency to encompass all manner of decentralized applications beyond Bitcoin’s initial scope, from permissionless financial services and crowdfunding to new organizational structures.
Ethereum was envisioned as a “global computer” that would allow developers to publish and execute apps powered by smart contracts — programmable scripts that facilitate the flow of digital assets.
Ethereum’s native cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH), not only provides an incentive structure similar to Bitcoin (BTC) in securing and maintaining the network but is also used as “gas” to run transactions through smart contracts. This functions as a security measure to protect the network from inefficient code and attacks by malicious actors.
At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the progress of the Ethereum space. Will it become essential infrastructure for a more open, freer internet? Or will it be surpassed by other smart contract (or traditional) platforms vying for mind and market share?
With the new integration, Reddit users will be able to purchase Ether from supported Reddit apps via FTX’s payment and exchange infrastructure platform FTX Pay.495
BTC currently makes up 41% of the total crypto market cap — its smallest market share since January.2431
Corbin Fraser, an executive at Bitcoin.com, told Cointelegraph that they are also planning to release a prepaid debit card that rewards users with crypto.1003
“Greater clarity” around the Merge has driven institutional inflows into Ethereum products, according to a CoinShares report.7627
The response comes after researchers in Israel alleged the mining pool has been manipulating Ethereum block timestamps to obtain higher mining rewards.2625
Bitcoin price aims to break from its current range and flip $24,000 to support, while altcoins are following the upside move by attempting to confirm their bottoming patterns.6092
As the global economy moves into a recession in the second half of 2002, Bitcoin will likely rally alongside gold and treasury bonds, according to Mike McGlone, a senior commodity strategist at Bloomberg.13274
Optimism and expectations increase around crypto markets, but U.S. inflation data looms large this week.4112
A valuable CryptoPunk NFT is to be fractionalized as more than 56,000 addresses sign up for a share of ownership.3418
As the Ethereum Name Service edges closer to 2 million domain registrations, its founder reflects on the parallels with the internet’s Domain Name Service.2146
Nansen CEO Alex Svanevik said that while many chains will become ghost towns after the Merge, some will be able to find their own niches.2447
The Google trends data for the popular search terms in 15 countries showed that “Ethereum” searches outscored “Bitcoin” in 14 of them.3658
The Chainlink protocol will continue operations on Ethereum after the upcoming Merge to the proof-of-stake consensus layer.3698
Matt Corallo urged the Bitcoin community to drop the us-versus-them culture, which leads to attacking projects other than BTC.7631