Bitcoin remains attractive for seasoned hodlers, as $50,000 now becomes the point at which confidence could turn to anxiety.
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?
If Australia can embrace the crypto asset class, it could very realistically see an injection of new capital into its markets and the broader economy.3129
The Bitcoin assets under management (AUM) market fell 9.5% to $48.7 billion in November while altcoin-based crypto funds such as Ether saw their AUM rise 5.4% to $16.6 billion.11117
Over 2,000 data points consistently demonstrate a singular truth: Crypto asset prices tend to increase when this quant algorithm identifies bullish conditions.26100
Nonfungible tokens could be a step toward new social interactions, a notion that might not be as far-fetched as it sounds.4643
1 million Ether has been burned since the London hard fork, Square released a beta white paper for a decentralized exchange and Grayscale predicted a $1-trillion metaverse market — all coming to you in this week’s Finance Redefined.9509
Buterin issued a decrease-cost-and-cap proposal that aims to reduce unprecedented levels of strain and risk breaking the network.22676
Among many features, OKEx staff demonstrated how users could automate their trading process with no required coding knowledge on the namesake platform.4674
Bitcoin and most major altcoins are on the verge of starting a deeper correction, which will signal that a short-term top may be in place.30114
A blend of contemporary popular culture, nostalgia and empowerment will be the main themes of the NFT exhibit.1677
According to the game's developers, it's the largest sum ever paid for virtual real estate.15465
$1.25 billion in ETH options expire on Nov. 26 and bulls are better positioned above $4,200.15202
New blockchain games prove the technology’s ability to demonstrate accountability, providing fairness and exciting gameplay for all players.2152
On a net basis, however, the supply of Ether is still inflating at about 1.2% per year.11989
Bitcoin and most major altcoins are struggling to find bullish momentum, a possible signal that prices could continue to erode.21892