Vitalik Buterin reveals exciting use cases for Ethereum ecosystem

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin published a blog post to illustrate use cases that excite him about the Ethereum ecosystem. The post looked at money, DeFi, digital identity, DAOs, and hybrid apps showcasing the breadth of utility within the Turing complete blockchain network. What in the Ethereum application ecosystem excites me — vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) December 5, … Read more

How the latest uptick in whale interest really helps Ethereum [ETH]

A look at what ETH whales are up to this week as sell pressure tapers off Can ETH bulls secure enough momentum for a bigger uptick? Ethereum (ETH) would have been a healthy option for short traders this month considering its downside so far. However, its bearish preference caught many long traders off guard. Fortunately … Read more

99% ETH OFAC compliance to slow block time to 3hrs but not censor

As the Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) compliance levels continue to increase on the Ethereum blockchain, a researcher for Scroll ZKp attested to the fact that a censored transaction will still confirm faster on the ETH chain as opposed to a Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain transaction. If 99% of Ethereum validators were OFAC compliant, a censored … Read more

Ethereum sees some heavy accumulation but is it enough for a substantial move

Buying pressure is building up supported by ETH whales and retail accumulation ETH sell pressure is gradually tapering out and may give way to a strong bullish bounce ETH holders who bought the dip last week may have enjoyed some upside but it has been rather limited. This is because last week’s crash left investors … Read more

A look at similarities between the 2000 dot-com bubble & post-COVID-19 bubble

Despite the prevailing differences between the 2000 dot-com bubble and the post-COVID-19 bubble, they still share numerous similarities. The 2000 tech bubble began in the late 1990s and continued until 2002, while the post-COVID-19 bubble started in 2019 and lasted until 2022. Let’s have a look at both eras: Dot-com Bubble:  The dot-com bubble, also … Read more

Ethereum censorship debate heats up as censored blocks hit 65% – FUD or simple fix?

The founder of Gnosis Safe, Martin Koppelmann, took to Twitter to debate the importance of reviewing the state of censorship on the Ethereum blockchain. Koppelmann stated, “there is no wide agreement that this needs to be fixed.” However, several responses debated Koppelmann’s thesis, commenting, “the amount of blocks processes by OFAC censored is misleading.” The … Read more

Vitalik says making ZK proofs ‘understandable’ is necessary for Ethereum

Making zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) “understandable and accessible” to people is necessary to keep the Ethereum ecosystem “open and welcoming” to people without a mathematics degree, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted Oct 26. ZKPs are often referred to as “moon math” because of their complexity. I’m so happy that Ethereum has such a strong culture of … Read more

Ripple starts testing XRPL sidechain compatible with Ethereum

Peersyt Technology has launched a sidechain that integrates Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) into Ripple’s XRP Ledger (XRPL). The sidechain is available on XRPL Devnet for developers to start testing before it goes live. 📢Thrilled to announce the launch of the first #XRPL #Sidechain compatible with #EVM!🔗 This #Devnet version with its #Explorer and #Bridge is … Read more

Arbitrium’s Offchain Labs acquires leading Ethereum client

Arbitrum’s parent company Offchain Labs has announced its acquisition of Prysmatic Labs, a core Ethereum development team. Prysmatic Labs is the engineering team behind Prysm, Ethereum’s leading consensus layer client. Prysm is an Ethereum proof-of-stake client that pioneered the Ethereum merge. Offchain Labs said the move to onboard Prysmatic Labs finds root in their shared … Read more