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Ethereum’s Shanghai Public Testnet to Hit the Floor in February End

Shanghai upgrade’s tentative timeline is set for March 2023, and the Ethereum developers are scaling back and targeting early February to launch its public testnets. The high-profile upgrade seeks to enable validator staking withdrawals. This feature is currently lacking in the Ethereum network, and the devs deem it the highest priority for the first quarter of 2023. Following the planned hard fork, the users will be able to access coins that have been staked on the network....

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Talking Ethereum 2.0 With ConsenSys PM Matt Nelson: When Can ETH Validators Unstake?

Ethereum’s transition to Proof-of-Stake has undoubtedly been the most significant technical accomplishment in the blockchain industry in 2022 and perhaps even beyond. To facilitate the process, those who wished to secure the Beacon chain had to deposit a minimum of 32 ETH to become validators. The economic incentive to do so was (and still is) represented by the yield that users receive on the staked amount. However, there’s a catch – users are unable to withdraw their stake...

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Will Ethereum’s Bear Market Continue in 2023? 6 Key Considerations (Op-Ed)

Other than PayPal’s launch of the MetaMask integration, which is positive news for Ethereum, recent news about the world’s largest smart contract blockchain is mostly a yawn. Compared to last year this time, ETH is trading at a 68% discount, highlighting the exacerbated bear market of late. But it’s also worth outlining that it was the cryptocurrency market’s most boisterous bubble with its most catastrophic collapse, knocking out one crypto business and altcoin after another...

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Fidelity’s Crypto Arm to Provide ‘Institutional Ethereum Capabilities’

Fidelity Digital Assets – the cryptocurrency subsidiary of the finance giant Fidelity Investments – will allow its institutional clients to trade Ether (ETH). The service will be available on the company’s crypto platform from October 28, 2022. Fidelity Expands its Crypto Scope Earlier this month, the company doubled down on its cryptocurrency efforts by introducing an Ethereum Index Fund. In a recent Twitter announcement, Fidelity Digital Assets revealed the launch of...

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It’s Over 9000: ETH’s Supply Change Since The Merge

The Merge was this year’s biggest event. It marked the long-awaited transition of Ethereum from a Proof-of-Work governance consensus to a Proof-of-Stake one. Besides other benefits, one of the most notable differences was the supply change. Since miners no longer mine ETH, the issuance has dropped by over 99%. At the time of this writing, the supply change of ETH since the Merge has surpassed 9,000 and sits at 9,700. This is to say that only 9,700 ETH has been added to the...

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Activity Stagnates Post-Merge Ethereum, Sidechain on Losing Side

Ethereum pulled off a stunning technical upgrade that saw the popular blockchain transition to the proof-of-stake consensus model for processing transactions after six years of work. However, post-merge activity on layer-2 has dropped. According to the latest stats by Dapp Radar, the already descending unique active wallets and transactions have further dropped by 35% from August to September. A similar trend was seen in terms of Ethereum’s TVL, which fell by 5.6% to $31.41...

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Ethereum Merge – a Turning Point, NFT Wave 2.0, and MyEtherWallet’s Approach to User Data: COO Brian Norton (Interview)

The Ethereum ecosystem is among the fastest-growing in the cryptocurrency industry, especially in the past few years. With the foray of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications in 2020, it became obvious that crypto users needed tools to interact with various DApps in a way that’s accessible to those who don’t necessarily have coding knowledge. Even though popular before that, this was when self-custody wallets, like MyEtherWallet, became mainstream. During EthCC 5 in Paris...

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Bloomberg’s Mike McGlone Predicts When BTC Will Tap $100K and ETH $6K

Mike McGlone – Senior Commodity Strategist at Bloomberg – argued that the crypto winter might last longer than previous market declines and the reason for it is the “Fed’s sledgehammer.” In the next few years, though, he expects the industry to emerge stronger than ever, with Bitcoin tapping $100,000 and Ethereum trading at $6,000 by 2025. He also touched upon “The Merge,” claiming that the event got “too hyped,” which is now causing short-term pain to investors. He also...

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ETHW Fiasco: 90% Price Drop, Replay Attacks, Justin Sun’s Poloniex Supports Rival Chain

Despite being touted by some as the natural continuation of Ethereum, which stayed on proof-of-work, EthereumPoW has had a rocky start. The first few days after the hard fork, it saw multiple technical bugs, while the native cryptocurrency plummeted by 90% in days. As the Ethereum Merge was coming close, Chandler Guo – a popular Chinese miner – proposed a hard fork that will see the creation of EthereumPoW – a duplicate version of the blockchain to continue to be based on...

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