Sep 06, 2022
The Merge is the event in 2022 and the Ethereum community is more than excited for it to commence. Many hopes and dreams as well as fears are attached to the Merge. While some believe that proof of stake will put Ethereum into a pole position others fear that anything could go wrong from a technical perspective and threaten the Ethereum blockchain. Just a few hours ago the Bellatrix upgrade was shipped to the beacon chain. What is Bellatrix and when are we going to witness the full transition?
Sep 05, 2022
The upcoming Ethereum Merge is the longest anticipated event in crypto in recent years. In recent months, the markets seem to express positive expectations: the price of Ethereum has held up better than Bitcoin's. But is the Merge, expected around September 15, already fully priced in? Or will a successful Merge lead to higher prices? We check the opinion of three prominent analysts.
Sep 05, 2022
On August 31st, Offchain Labs conducted a major mainnet upgrade from Arbitrum One to Arbitrum Nitro. The launch was a success, at least as measured by daily transactions, which reached all-time highs. The Layer 2 solution is now raking in about twice as much in daily fees as its competitor Optimism.
Aug 29, 2022
Is most of the value in the crypto world going to be in the base layer? In other words, the blockchains like Ethereum and Bitcoin? Or will the applications built on them be the winners? Think Uniswap or Aave. This is the main question many followers of crypto are asking.
Aug 26, 2022
Ethereum had only one topic for the last 8 weeks or so: The Merge. During this fateful event, the Ethereum beacon chain will merge with the current Ethereum blockchain. Once that is done Ethereum will switch its consensus from proof of work to proof of stake. The whole act requires a lot of testing and careful consideration. Now that the testing has been done, the Merge is entering a stage where things are getting interesting. What is the Bellatrix upgrade and what are the next steps to proceed with the Merge?
Aug 22, 2022
Ethermine, the largest Ethereum mining pool, is no longer producing blocks that contain Tornado Cash transactions. It shows the U.S. sanctions against Tornado Cash are working their way through very quickly. Meanwhile, Ethereum experts are speculating about what a realistic defense is. Will there be a user activated soft fork?
Aug 18, 2022
The Merge might happen in September and many influencers, analysts and the broader crypto media is all about what is happening when the Merge will commence. There are some very common misconceptions about the event and it is perhaps even more important to understand what is not going to happen once the show is over and Ethereum has finally transitioned. What are the most common and typical misconceptions about the Merge and what is going to happen?
Aug 15, 2022
The Ethereum Merge is expected to take place on September 15. If all goes well, nothing will change for users and holders. But all kinds of interesting games are being played in the background. There is a suspicion that the miners will be continuing the old Ethereum blockchain. If so, what are the implications of two chains running in parallel?
Aug 11, 2022
Today the so-called Goerli testnet was "merged". It was the last test before the Ethereum Merge will actually take place. The date set for this is September 19. After the recent successful test, it is likely that this date will be met.
Aug 09, 2022
Tornado Cash is an Ethereum mixing service, meaning that user sends their crypto into a pool to mix their funds. Once that is done Tornado Cash passes on the funds to the desired destination address. In effect, it is harder to tell who the sender and recipient of a transaction is. Proponents of blockchain technology often emphasize that this enhances privacy since anybody can look into your wallet and check your financial status. But there is also a dark side to privacy tech. Why has the US banned Tornado Cash and what are the immediate consequences of the sanctions?
Aug 08, 2022
Arthur Hayes is not only the founder of the 100x Group but also had a high-profile career in equity derivatives trading at Deutsche Bank before entering crypto almost 8 years ago. Ever since Hayes has not only become rich but he is also known for his market analysis and a sense of humor that fits in with all the anons and degens out there. Over the last couple of months, Hayes has repeatedly shared his point of view on inflation, US politics, the Fed, and most importantly the crypto market. Why is this crypto legend all of a sudden bullish on Ethereum despite the generally harsh conditions?