Only about 3.5 million Bitcoin (BTC) are available for trading, according to new data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis. The remaining 11.4 million are held as long-term investment and 3.7 million are believed to be lost. This suggests that if institutional investors enter the crypto space and invest for the long-term, the tradeable supply of
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Ether (ETH) options are having a fantastic year, with open interest on Deribit — the largest market for these options — having surged 315% to $158 million over the past two months, breaking the $150-million barrier for the first time ever. Even though Ether first came about only to serve the users of the Ethereum
Alongside the ultimate scalability and security for the Ethereum network, the upcoming Ethereum 2.0 upgrade to a proof-of-stake model promises to bring additional, new benefits to its users, too. One of the main attractions, which encourages buying Ether (ETH), is a staking model that allows receiving passive income for the validation of transactions. And here,
A blockchain bridge provides a connection that allows for the transfer of tokens or data between two different blockchain ecosystems. A significant challenge of blockchains to date is their lack of interoperability. Once a developer builds their decentralized application on any particular platform, they’re generally locked into that platform with no opportunity to leverage any
Today eight technology companies from seven different emergent economies will receive an investment of Ethereum cryptocurrency from the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund. UNICEF’s crypto-enabled investment vehicle has given these companies 125 ETH, worth approximately $28,600, to use in scaling or prototyping their respective technologies over the next six months. Companies receiving this investment have already received
The hottest Ethereum topic in June so far has been mysterious transactions that involved millions of dollars being paid to transfer small-to-medium amounts of Ether (ETH) — an activity which normally doesn’t cost more than a few dozen cents. Researchers have managed to track down the potential victim — a suspicious South Korean crypto exchange
Social content platform Reddit is continuing to push forward with its Ethereum-powered ‘Community Points’ reward system, announcing that it is seeking developers to help it scale the tokens up for use by all of its 430 million monthly users. On June 19, Reddit revealed it was partnering with the Ethereum Foundation to call for projects
F2Pool, a Chinese mining pool that recently mined an Ether (ETH) transaction with an abnormal transaction fee of 2,310 ETH, has returned 90% of the fee to its sender. Announcing the news on June 18, F2Pool said that the MiningPoolHub, the original owner of the address behind the transaction, has received back 2,079 ETH, or
MyEtherWallet, a well-known Ethereum wallet app, is releasing a feature named “Host Your Own Site” that provides an easy interface for its users to upload a website to the InterPlanetary File System, or IPFS. IPFS-based websites are tied to Ethereum-based domain name services, such as ENS and Unstoppable Domains, which feature either “.eth” or “.crypto”
PieDAO has launched USD++, a hedged basket of USD-denominated Ethereum (ETH)-based stablecoins. The decentralized organization is aiming to reduce the risks associated with holding stablecoins over the longer term and using decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols. PieDAO USD++ contains four stablecoins which have been weighted in such a way as to minimize price volatility for holders.
Civic Technologies, a San Francisco-based innovator in digital identity solutions, announced on June 16 that its Civic Wallet is now available in the App Store and Google Play. Civic Wallet has also formed a partnership with Circle Medical, a San Francisco hospital. Together, they will act as a Covid-19 vaccination-proofing tool for Circle Medical’s employees.
After a week of searches, it appears that the culprit behind at least two of the anomalous high fee transactions on Ether (ETH) was found. As reported by Chinese blockchain analytics company PeckShield on June 16, the originating address appears to be coming from Korean platform GoodCycle, a recently launched peer-to-peer exchange that provides “investment”
Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has been indicted by a grand jury for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) after speaking at a cryptocurrency conference hosted by the North Korean government last April. Griffith was initially arrested on Thanksgiving at Los Angeles Internation Airport after FBI Special Agent Brandon M. Cavanaugh alleged
Ethereum (ETH) continues to gather pace after an impressive start to the year. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap has already risen to a two-month high of $165 after a 13% rally this week. Over the past month, the cryptocurrency has rallied by more than 35% and is showing no signs of slowing down. Ethereum
Former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges filed against him by the US Attorney’s office in relation to a speech he gave at a blockchain conference in North Korea in April 2019. Griffith was arrested on Thanksgiving at Los Angeles International Airport after the FBI alleged that he breached the