Bitcoin and major altcoins are witnessing a tough battle between the bulls and the bears, indicating indecision in the near term.
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?
Ethereum co-founder and ConsenSys founder Joe Lubin says ETH’s relatively stable value through crypto winter is reason to be bullish about Ethereum’s future.2507
Ethereum block statistics show that the average number of blocks mined each day showed little to no change, while the total block size per month increased by 7%.1652
Alameda linked wallet bought 1 million FTT, worth $2.3 million, before opening a loan position on the decentralized crypto lending platform Abracadabra.4279
The purported sales are the latest measures the embattled firm has taken following moves in recent months to raise capital and preserve liquidity.3413
CEO Joe Lubin says that the layoffs were due to concerns about “macroeconomic and geopolitical” issues that may affect the venture capital markets.1368
Discover the unique world of phygital NFTs and how they combine the physical and digital realms to create a new level of ownership and authenticity.23
Liquid staking protocol Lido unveils upgrade plans for v2, set to unlock stETH withdrawals and introduce Staking Router architecture.6697
$117 million heads into crypto investment products in a single week, with the vast majority going straight into Bitcoin.3956
MetaMask eyes a multichain-friendly future with the ongoing development of Snaps allowing future blockchain integrations and extensions to its browser-based service.5684
More and more DeFi Protocols have begun supporting LSDs to offer a more flexible way to stake and earn.9072
The initial Decentralized Infura marketplace, which is currently in development, is expected to include up to 10 Web3 data providers.2027
The U.S. dollar’s rise has put brakes on Bitcoin’s price recovery, but lower levels are likely to attract buyers for BTC and altcoins such as Dogecoin.4734
At StarkWare Sessions 2023, Visa’s Cuy Sheffield shared the company’s vision for digital assets.19428
The prover is the crucial engine Starkware uses to roll up hundreds of thousands of transactions and compress them into a tiny cryptographic proof written on the Ethereum blockchain.12169