Layer-1 blockchains: How crypto winter could slow the challenge to Ethereum

Given Ethereum’s dominance coupled with the current crypto bear market, it remains questionable if L1s will flourish. This was recently highlighted in a Chainalsys blog post entitled “New layer 1 blockchains are expanding the DeFi ecosystem, but no ETH killers yet.” Ethan McMahon, an economist at Chainalysis, told Cointelegraph that Chainalysis published this report to … Read more

Anchorage launches Ethereum staking for institutional investors

Anchorage Digital, a San-Francisco-based digital platform that owns the first federally chartered crypto bank, will open an option to stake the Ethereum (ETH) for institutions. This move comes in anticipation of the Ethereum network’s long-promised shift from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol.  Anchorage announced on Tuesday its intention to introduce ETH staking — a … Read more

Finance Redefined: Three Arrow Capital and Celsius fall brings a tsunami of sell-off in DeFi

This past week, the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem faced the brunt of the bears fueled by liquidation rumors of Three Arrow Capital (3AC) and Celsius liquidations. MakerDAO decided to cut off Aave (AAVE) from its direct deposit module as a safeguard in light of the possibility that Celsius folds and crashes the price of staked … Read more

Finance Redefined: Number of DAOs surge, Solana launches $100M DeFi fund

This past week, the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem was ruled by decentralized autonomous organizations and new fund launches for the growth of the Web3 ecosystem. The total number of DAOs surged by eight times while Solana launched a $100 million DeFi fund. Optimism, an Ethereum layer-2 protocol that Vitalik Buterin recently praised for its governance … Read more

Ethereum eyes fresh yearly lows vs. Bitcoin as bulls snub successful ‘Merge’ rehearsal

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) resumed its decline against Bitcoin (BTC) two days after a successful rehearsal of its proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm on its longest-running testnet “Ropsten.” The ETH/BTC fell by 2.5% to 0.0586 on June 10. The pair’s downside move came as a part of a correction that had started a day before when … Read more

Bitcoin’s real energy use questioned as Ethereum founder criticizes BTC

The ever-raging debate around Bitcoin’s energy consumption has been re-ignited, with founding member of Ethereum Anthony Donofrio claiming that Bitcoin is using “way too much” energy.  According to figures from Digiconomist, Bitcoin (BTC) currently uses 0.82% of the world’s power while Ethereum (ETH) uses 0.34%. Ethereum researcher Justin Drake posted the figures to his 56,000 … Read more

DeFi contagion? Analysts warn of ‘Staked Ether’ de-pegging from Ethereum by 50%

The next big crypto crash could be around the corner due to Lido Staked Ether (stETH), a liquid token from the Lido protocol that is supposed to be 100% pegged by Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH). Notably, the stETH peg could drop against ETH by 50% in the coming weeks, raising the risk of a … Read more

Defi Educator Says $22 Billion in ETH 2.0 Funds Won’t Be Liquid Immediately After PoS Transition – Technology Bitcoin News

As Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake (PoS) gets closer and the network’s hashrate taps another all-time high, the Ethereum 2.0 contract is close to nearing 13 million ether worth $22.6 billion using today’s ether exchange rates. Moreover, according to a decentralized finance (defi) educator, the $22.6 billion worth of ethereum that continues to grow won’t be … Read more

3 reasons why Bitcoin is regaining its crypto market dominance

Bitcoin (BTC) is regaining its lost crypto market dominance even as it trades nearly 60% below its record highs. Bitcoin dominance at 6-month highs The Bitcoin Market Dominance (BTC.D) index, a metric that weighs BTC’s market capitalization against the rest of the cryptocurrency market, jumped to around 47% on May 27, its highest since October … Read more

Ethereum preparing a ‘bear trap’ ahead of The Merge — ETH price to $4K next?

Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), continues to face downside risks in a higher interest rate environment. But one analyst believes that the token’s next selloff move could turn into a bear trap as the market factors in the possible release of the Merge coming August. ETH to $4K? Ether’s price could reach $4,000 by 2022’s end, … Read more