The Ethereum ecosystem is set for a “huge testing milestone” with the Ropsten testnet Merge set to be conducted on June 8. According to the Merge testnets page on Github, Ethereum DevOps engineer Parathi Jayanathi submitted a pull request for the Ropsten testnet Merge configuration code on Monday, suggesting the implementation is ready to go.
Ether (ETH) price has been trying to establish an ascending channel since the May 12 market-wide crash that sent its price to $1,790. Currently, the altcoin’s support stands at $2,000, but the high correlation to traditional markets is causing traders to be highly skeptical s cryptocurrency market recovery. Ether/USD 4-hour price at Bitstamp. Source: TradingView
The US Department of Commerce is calling for submissions on how it can establish a framework that will bolster American economic competitiveness in digital assets including crypto and stablecoins. The Department of Commerce (DoC) intends on publishing a series of 17 questions in a request for comment through the International Trade Administration. The request will
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
On May 17, United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told the Wall Street Journal that the 50-basis-point rate hikes would continue until inflation is under control. Powell’s emphasis on a hawkish policy suggests that monetary conditions are likely to remain tight in 2022, which could limit the upside in risky assets. On-chain market intelligence
In times of high stress and market turmoil, sports entertainment has served as a valuable escape for people around the world as they get a chance to root for their favorite players and teams while briefly forgetting about the worries of the world. Amid the ongoing market volatility and falling crypto prices, sports fans have
Gary Gensler, chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has cited concerns about cryptocurrency enforcement in its budget request for the next fiscal year. In written testimony for a Wednesday hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, Gensler said he supported President Joe Biden’s request to budget more than $2.1
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
Bitcoin (BTC) headed toward an “interesting” liquidity area on May 18 as United States stock markets opened with a bearish bang. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC price nears “interesting” rematch with lows Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it broke through the $29,000 support after the Wall Street open.
Seven major crypto companies — Binance.US, Circle, Solana Foundation, The Aave Companies, Hedera, TRM Labs and Civic — joined hands to launch a community-driven scam reporting tool. Named Chainabuse, the tool aims to enable crypto users to issue warnings and discuss ongoing fraudulent activity such as scams and hacks in real-time. Launched on Wednesday, the
Ahead of Ethereum’s highly anticipated switch to proof-of-stake (PoS), cyber security firm Cloudflare is set to launch and fully stake Ethereum validator nodes over the next few months. It aims to study energy efficiency, consistency management, and network speed of the PoS network as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and to help “build
Technical analysis suggests that a recent uptrend in the price of Aave (AAVE) is showing signs of exhaustion based on early development of a classic bearish reversal pattern. Is AAVE headed to $70? Dubbed a “rising wedge,” the pattern surfaces when the price rises inside a range defined by two ascending, converging trendlines. As it
A report commissioned by South Korea’s federal government recommends the domestic crypto industry adopt a licensing system for exchanges and token issuers as a way of protecting investors. The report issued by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) to the National Assembly, the country’s legislature, also calls for new regulations to mitigate insider trading, pump and
Crypto venture fund giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has highlighted that development and demand on Ethereum is “unmatched” despite the network’s high transaction fees. The firm does warn, however, that its “popularity is also a double-edged sword” given Ethereum prioritizes decentralization over scaling, resulting in competing blockchains stealing market share with “promises of better performance and
United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner Kristin N. Johnson was named the sponsor of the agency’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) on Tuesday. She replaced CFTC chair Rostin Behnam in that role. Johnson was nominated to be a CFTC commissioner by U.S. President Joe Biden in September 2021, at the same time as
Unless they have been cut off from all networks for a week, any crypto-investor is aware of the disaster that has affected the Terra (LUNA) project and its stablecoin UST. Salvage proposals for Terra project have multiplied since the start of the LUNA collapse. Do Kwon, the boss of the Terra blockchain, came out of