Ethereum News

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? 

Stay tuned.

Newsletter
Yearn “acquisitions” dominated headlines this week.
Finance Redefined: What’s a DeFi merger, anyway? Nov. 25–Dec. 2
Andrey Shevchenko
2020-12-03T11:12:11+00:00
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News
Potential customers in the U.S. are apparently holding off from using Ripple’s XRP-related services due to regulatory uncertainty.
95% of Ripple’s customers are not from the US, CEO Garlinghouse says
Helen Partz
2020-12-03T10:07:47+00:00
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Popular crypto data provider Messari has predicted that roll-ups will beat out layer-one alternatives as the dominant scaling solution amid Eth2’s multi-year in...
Rollups to preserve Ethereum’s DeFi monopoly despite competitors: Messari
Samuel Haig
2020-12-03T08:40:56+00:00
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News
Phishers are coming after MetaMask users in increasingly clever ways.
CipherTrace warns of surge in funds lost to MetaMask phishers
Cyrus McNally
2020-12-03T05:41:29+00:00
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Joseph Lubin believes Eth2’s development will move quicker than many are expecting, predicting the new protocol will “absorb” Ethereum in “the not-too-distant f...
Joseph Lubin says insiders are ‘very optimistic’ about how fast Eth2 will unfold
Samuel Haig
2020-12-03T04:48:50+00:00
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Despite its recent Phase 0 launch, the fully realized transition to Eth2 could still be years away from completion.
Ethereum 2.0 still has a long road ahead, MEW founder says
Benjamin Pirus
2020-12-02T19:45:00+00:00
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Price Analysis
Bitcoin reclaimed the $19,000 level, but charts suggest BTC and altcoins may consolidate for a few days before starting the next trending move.
Price analysis 12/2: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, LINK, DOT, ADA, BNB, XLM
Rakesh Upadhyay
2020-12-02T18:37:04+00:00
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News
A lot of the work is done in parallel, meaning scalability is closer than it seems.
Vitalik Buterin outlines next steps for Ethereum after Beacon Chain launch
Andrey Shevchenko
2020-12-02T17:11:57+00:00
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