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DVT 101: All You Need to Know on ETH Staking with Decentralized Validator Technology

By Adam Efrima The crypto space is full of buzzwords and abbreviations, and today, I’ll be discussing one that’s not quite so widespread yet: Decentralized Validator Technology, or DVT. It promises to fix a major worry about how traditional validator setups operate on Ethereum by significantly decentralizing and securing the process. Validators are the entities that build blocks in Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains, similar to miners in Bitcoin (and other Proof-of-Work (PoW)...

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What 600 Startup Applications Tell About Blockchain & AI in 2024

This is an opinion post written for CryptoPotato by Ken Timsit, Head of Cronos Labs 2023 is the year of artificial intelligence, and there’s no better time than now to take a deeper dive into the different types and use cases of AI — especially for startups and projects working at the intersection of AI and blockchain. To carry the momentum into 2024, Web3 startups should get a better sense of what to focus on when developing projects at the intersection of blockchain and AI....

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Dark Side of Crypto ETF Approval: Unveiling the Hidden Risks and Challenges for Markets and Investors

Cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have recently been trending as many companies seek approval to trade, stirring up a wave of enthusiasm and anticipation throughout the crypto community. As financial vehicles that track the price of cryptocurrencies, these ETFs offer a novel and seemingly more accessible way for investors to enter the crypto market. However, amidst the euphoria and bullish outlooks, it is crucial to cast a discerning eye on the potential dark side...

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2022 Was Crypto’s Dot Com Bust: Let’s Recap Tech Stocks After 2000 (Opinion)

The last year saw the fall of the Terra-Luna ecosystem, BlockFi, Celsius, Voyager Digital, 3AC, and Alameda-FTX. But it’s not the end of cryptocurrency. Like the Internet after the Dot Com bust, crypto is still just getting started. Sure, it’s true that several crypto firms went down in 2022. But it seems worse in the headlines than it is in reality. Cryptocurrency’s critics in news journalism and the traditional finance industry are treating the failure stories as...

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The Lesson in Alameda-FTX About Government Regulation and Crypto (Opinion)

The scale of the financial damage to crypto investors last year was colossal. Not just from FTX International going under but also the rest of them: Three Arrow Capital, Celsius, Genesis, Gemini, Voyager Digital, and BlockFi. The Bitcoin price still hasn’t recovered from the ongoing streak of crypto bankruptcies, although it deleted some of the losses from the FTX fiasco. Over crypto exchanges, BTC kept taking steep discounts all year. Every new bankruptcy headline plunged...

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5 Bullish and 2 Bearish Cases for DeFi Going Into 2023 (Opinion)

The DeFi world, along with the rest of the cryptoverse, is still in the grip of fear and dread. 2022’s crypto winter continues with no clear end on the horizon. With still no sight of a near-term market bottom forming, some investors have even taken to wondering if DeFi is dead on arrival altogether. But there are some inspiring data about the health and usage of the most prominent DeFi ecosystems today. The winners will go on to keep playing through the next big crypto...

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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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Senator Warren’s Bill Will Hurt Crypto, Not Russia (Opinion)

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is seldom reserved with her distaste for the crypto industry. Name any common criticism of Bitcoin, and she’s probably shared it already: volatility issues, environmental damage, ‘shadowy super coders’, and what have you. I won’t claim that her criticisms are entirely invalid (though I’ll cover those later), but they’ve become predictable to the point of comedy. Her reputation in the crypto community has entered the ranks of people like...

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Hedge Fund Chief’s Inflation Prediction And What it Could Mean for Crypto (Opinion)

In a CNBC interview over the week, a major hedge fund manager predicted that “massive inflation” will lead the Fed to hike interest rates six times by 2024. Crypto traders are keeping a close watch on the macro-financial environment as they wrap up another volatile month. Federated Hermes has over $600 billion in assets under management. Phil Orlando, the investment firm’s chief equity strategist, has been a long-time stock market bull but expects the big changes at the...

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How the Life of El Salvador’s People Could Change Following Bitcoin Legalization in 10 days (Opinion)

El Salvador will, in ten days, adopt Bitcoin as an official currency. It’s making massive investments in projects to develop end-user products to hold and spend bitcoin. The opportunities of this venture are enormous, though some warn there are risks. El Salvadorians Will Soon Find Imports Attractive Because Bitcoin is a deflationary cryptocurrency, and the oldest blockchain with the most of its limited currency already mined, and especially given the history of the BTC price...

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