Ethereum’s Merge: How serious is the threat of ‘regulatory capture’

Security, scalability and decentralization. These are the core pillars that blockchain networks aim to build on and approve. However, striking the right balance is quite difficult, as most of the top networks, including Ethereum, has discovered. Ethereum has struggled to uphold decentralization ever since the network rollback that undid the DAO hack. Recent events have … Read more

Vitalik Buterin Explains What to Expect After The Merge This Summer Ahead of PoS Upgrade

At the ETH Shanghai Web 3.0 Developer Summit on Thursday, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin confirmed that the merge will likely occur this summer, despite being pushed ahead several times in the past. Sponsored Sponsored After working on the proof-of-stake transition for around seven years, Buterin finally remarked that the Merge is ‘very close to happening’ at this … Read more

Ethereum Merge Testing Enters Final Phases But Price Drops Below $2K

Crypto markets may be bleeding out but testing on the world’s largest smart contract and decentralized app network, Ethereum, is still going ahead at full steam. Sponsored Sponsored Testing for Ethereum’s long-awaited Merge is moving forwards, albeit not quite at the pace that many are hoping for. The next major milestone in the Merge testing … Read more

Will Ethereum’s [ETH] Monday blues get ousted by increasing…

The movement of the ETH token seems to be like a rollercoaster that cannot decide if it wishes to go uphill or downhill. At press time, ETH  was trading at a price of $2,829 which was 3.5% down in the last 24 hours. And, ETH noted a 2.8% decline in the past seven days as … Read more

First Shadow Fork Goes Live on Ethereum Ahead of Proof-of-Stake Testing

Today saw the first Ethereum mainnet shadow fork go live. The developers of the second-largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization continue to transition the network to Proof-of-Stake (PoS). Sponsored Sponsored Ethereum developers currently working on a multi-stage transition to a PoS consensus algorithm, reached a significant landmark today. Developer Marius Van Der Wijden tweeted … Read more

Lessons Learned From Recent Outage of Polygon PoS

Earlier this month, Polygon PoS chain experienced an outage that resulted in a number of valuable lessons. After a thorough examination, the core team is ready to share its findings and explain what is being done to prevent it from happening in the future. But first, the team would like to acknowledge the disruption this … Read more

Vitalik Buterin Doesn’t Want ‘Gambley Stuff’ to Price out ‘Cool Stuff.’ So Will Ethereum Make the Cut?

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has warned crypto developers must focus on the long-term value-add of projects rather than short-term profitability.  Sponsored Sponsored He also expressed concern at the public perception of crypto, the dangers to the naive investor, increasing transaction fees, and the flaunting of wealth, all of which impact negatively on the project.  Sponsored … Read more

Vitalik Buterin Admits Naivete in Early Crypto Predictions

Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin released a Twitter thread describing various predictions made earlier in the decade and how he views those predictions at the dawn of 2022. Sponsored Sponsored As the new year dawned, Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin released a “Twitterstorm,” revisiting ideas conceived earlier in the decade. His tweets covered his opinions on Bitcoin … Read more

Here’s the ‘realistic estimate’ for post-Merge sharded Ethereum transactions with rollups

With the cryptocurrency industry entering the mainstream this past year, its underlying issues have also come to the limelight alongside it. Among the most frequently cited is the high energy consumed by the oldest and most popular blockchains including Bitcoin and Ethereum, due to their use of the Proof of Work consensus mechanism. Sustainability or … Read more

Ethereum: over 600,000 ETH burned on the ride to the Merge

It’s all hands on deck for Ethereum as the second biggest blockchain by market cap prepares for the Altair Upgrade on 27 October. Following this, Ethereum users and developers will be gearing up for the long-awaited “Merge” in late 2021 or early 2022. However, Ethereum has also marked another intriguing milestone. Burning money Crypto influencer Lark … Read more