Ric Burton got 10k ETH from Buterin for a month of work in 2014

Web3 designer Ric Burton shared how Vitalik Buterin sent him 10,000 Ethereum (ETH) in 2016 as compensation for Buton’s one-month work in 2014 via a thread he posted on Twitter. Meeting the community Burton’s story starts in 2014, just after he got “kicked out of a profitable company” he co-founded. While listening to Bitcoin-related podcasts, … Read more

Donald Trump’s NFT’s floor price drops 80% in 10 days

Former U.S. President Donal Trump’s NFT collection, Trump Digital Trading Cards, lost 80% of its value as the floor fell to 0.16 Ethereum (ETH) from 0.84 ETH ten days ago. Trump Digital Trading Cards Floor Price (via OpenSea) According to OpenSea data, 45,000 NFTs are currently owned by a total of 15,115 owners, which equates … Read more

This DAO is donating 100ETH ($123k) to crypto sleuth ZachXBT

Nouns DAO will donate 100 ETH ($123,000) to ZachXBT to fund his investigative journalism, according to a Dec. 8 tweet. Nouns will donate 100 ETH ($123,000) to @zachxbt to fund their investigative journalism. Prop #177 from @noun40__ passed: 180 for, 20 against. pic.twitter.com/7PmlaD2rXE — House of Nouns ⌐◨-◨ (@houseofnouns) December 8, 2022 According to the … Read more

Polygon co-founder addresses criticisms the project is just as bad as Solana

Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal went on the defense against “ecosystems who are feeling defeated & jealous.” The comment was motivated by a tweet from Mert Mumtaz, the co-founder, and CEO of Helius Labs, who pointed out Polygon had received more VC money than Solana and had used the funding to “pay people to use the … Read more

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 mehttps://t.co/QxCa6EoWDl — vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) December 5, … Read more

CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam snubs Ethereum, claims only Bitcoin is a commodity

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair Rostin Behnam said the only cryptocurrency that should be classified as a commodity is Bitcoin. Behnam made the comment during a private crypto event at Princeton University. Under the context of the FTX collapse, Behnam took the opportunity to argue for appropriate legislation to counter the pitfalls of an … Read more

Vitalik Buterin believes crypto still ‘needs time to mature’ before mainstream adoption

Following the ongoing debate around crypto regulation, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin joined the discussion in a series of Twitter posts over the weekend. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been the subject of much criticism over his views on DeFi regulation. Buterin decided to share his thoughts after stating that it “feels unfair to let other … Read more

Buterin advocates for censorship tolerance in special cases

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has said solo validators should be tolerated if they censor blocks in special cases in an Oct. 17 tweet. I would say “be tolerated”. Slashing or leaking or socially coordinated anything should only be considered for massive reorging of other people’s blocks, not making wrong choices about what to put … Read more

Vitalik Buterin argues that highly decentralized DAOs will be more efficient than corporations

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin laid out arguments to support the view that decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) could be more efficient than traditional corporations in the presence of highly decentralized governance models. Ongoing conversations in the crypto community suggest that highly decentralized DAOs have been inefficient. Many are of the view that protocols could become more efficient … Read more

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson calls Ethereum ‘Hotel California of Crypto’

Cardano (ADA) founder Charles Hoskinson has called Ethereum (ETH) the “Hotel California of Crypto” in response to a tweet that claimed that ETH staking withdrawals might be delayed beyond the Shanghai upgrade. The Hotel California song is about a prison where no one escapes from. Ethereum is becoming the Hotel California of Crypto https://t.co/oRUw4kxvfS — … Read more