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?
QNT, SFI and XYO gained more than 20% while bulls attempt to push BTC and ETH back to their local highs.3538
- A DeFi startup incubator program will enable select blockchains to quickly attain high levels of liquidity
A new incubation program targeted at early-stage DeFi platforms will see them reach their desired levels of liquidity through co-financing and multi-coin farming.219
Think Ethereum is going to morph into a deflationary asset over night? Not so fast!45448
Steady fundamentals and rising demand for UST and LUNA are just a few of the reasons why the altcoin has gained 162% in the past two weeks.8045
The DeFi economy continues to be built on Ethereum. A new report from ConsenSys highlights the extent to which the Ethereum network drives decentralized finance.5680
Ether has more potential than Bitcoin as a newer cryptocurrency, and the latest EIP-1559 will help the token trade more like a fixed asset, Pantera Capital CEO said.20074
What will ease the burden of DeFi users and remove some of the barriers to entry for newer market participants? This project sees the future of DeFi as multichain co-existence.4667
Bitcoin price has hit a few barriers, but many altcoins appear positioned for continuation.26359
NFTs are getting enterprises excited about the future of finance, but regulations are still needed to reach mainstream adoption.8053
Ether risks bearish exposure as ETH’s price rises against falling volumes, but three crucial on-chain indicators suggest a dissenting scenario.16155
Ether's price might be bullish in the short term, but there are a handful of factors that could keep the price pinned in its current range.57147
Crypto and stock traders view the inverse head-and-shoulders pattern as an early signal that a bullish trend reversal is in the making.18651
As the decentralized space is growing at lightning speed, projects need to adapt to the multichain future or risk becoming irrelevant.9233
ETH might have rallied 35% off its $1,750 low, but derivatives data shows pro traders are not so bullish.51062