Quick take: Over 12 million Ethereum tokens have been pledged towards ETH 2.0 so far. Deposits from more than 73,000 addresses were recorded by Monday. The staking rate hit 10.72% over the weekend. More than 1/10 of ETH’s circulating supply is now locked up for The Merge. The switch from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake might happen
Summary: Ethereum core developers are in agreement that ETH’s difficulty bomb should be delayed by two to four months. The Ethereum developers also floated the idea of combining the difficulty bomb delay with the client releases for the Bellatrix hard fork on the Beacon Chain. An EIP needs to be proposed to the community for
Quick take: Tether (USDT) has launched on the Polygon (MATIC) network. Polygon’s DeFi ecosystem is set to benefit from Tether’s availability on the network. USDT issued on Tron continues to be higher than that issued on Ethereum. A total of $72.537 billion Tether is in circulation with the stablecoin remaining at the number three spot
Quick take: Over 34 million addresses that hold ETH are in loss positions. The second-largest crypto is down over 10% in the last week. Other altcoins across the market are also down as the markets hit a lull. Ethereum’s transition to PoS could still happen in August despite the reorg attack on the Beacon chain.
Summary: Polygon (MATIC) has launched an uncapped fund to assist Terra projects willing to migrate to its chain. Financing of the fund will come from $450 million already raised by Polygon, its treasury, and a $100 million ecosystem fund. Polygon is willing to deploy more capital for Terra projects migrating if needed. The fund’s launch
Summary: Avalanche has submitted an Apecoin Improvement Proposal to the Apecoin DAO to migrate the Otherside metaverse as a subnet on its blockchain. The team at Avalanche points out that the AVAX chain has ‘rapid transaction processing, higher throughput, greater ability to scale and lower gas fees.’ Apecoin subnet will have its own customizable Ethereum
Summary: Circle’s team has stated it is committed to providing weekly reserve reports for USDCoin (USDC). Tether also issued its latest assurance report on USDT’s reserves earlier this week. Both Circle and Tether’s commitment to transparency comes in the wake of increased anxiety and scrutiny of stablecoins as a result of UST’s massive crash of
Summary: Coinbase Wallet has integrated swaps on the BNB Chain and Avalanche in addition to Ethereum and Polygon. With an in-app Decentralized Exchange, Coinbase Wallet simplifies the process of swaps and will integrate other networks in the months to come. The team at Coinbase has announced that the platform’s wallet has integrated swaps on the
Summary: Bitcoin’s value has been declining for a record-breaking eight consecutive weeks. The ongoing pullback has put a notable dent in the entire crypto market performance. Fear in the Bitcoin and Ethereum derivatives markets indicates that downside selling pressure will continue for the next three to six months. However, bear markets eventually usher in bull
The total crypto market cap regained some ground over the past few days and now sits around $1.37 trillion Bitcoin shows some sideways movement as traders debate over the possible bottom Ethereum trades just under $2100 as The Merge approaches Rich Dad, Poor Dad Author remains bullish on Bitcoin After a bloodbath in the cryptocurrency
The Prysmatic Labs team said the Merge might occur as early as August Preston Van Loon shared the news at this week’s Permissionless blockchain conference Vitalik Buterin made similar comments at the ETH Shanghai Summit Merging on the Ropsten testnet is also set for June 8 The Merge transitions Ethereum from a proof-of-work blockchain to
Summary: Ledger is working on launching a browser extension on Safari called Ledger Connect. Ledger Connect will see users of Ledger Hardware wallets connected directly with Web3 applications. Initially, Ledger Connect will only be compatible with Ethereum and Solana. Ledger Connect will first be compatible with the Ledger Nano X and Mobile Safari at launch.
Summary: Seth Green is the latest victim of a phishing attack that targeted his NFT collection. According to the team at SlowMist, he lost 4 NFTs: 1 Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, 2 Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs, and 1 Doodle NFT. The exploiter sold all four NFTs for a total of 160 Ethereum worth
Summary: The number of active Ethereum addresses has remained stable relative to the ongoing crypto-market pullback. Active addresses on Ethereum have only dropped by 7% despite the value of ETH plummeting by 56% since its most recent all-time high of $4,868. Ethereum daily users are estimated to be at 551k and are constantly involved in
Summary: Yuga Labs and the Apecoin DAO board members are reportedly listening to offers on migrating ApeCoin off Ethereum. Avalanche and Flow are allegedly negotiating for Apecoin to migrate to their chains. Neither Yuga Labs nor the Apecoin DAO has confirmed the potential migration to Avalanche or Flow. The Bored Ape Yacht Club Otherdeed NFT
Summary: LUNA and UST investors are being targetted by scammers claiming to issue refunds on their investments One scammer has already amassed 2.13 Ethereum (ETH) from unsuspecting LUNA and UST community members The team at Terra has announced that official announcements and updates will only be made through their Twitter handle, @terra_money Scammers have found