Ethereum’s Centralization Endgame Makes The Case For Building On Bitcoin

In a recent blog post called “Endgame”, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin addressed the concerns around undue centralization of Ethereum. But not so that he might dismiss those claims. Nay, he’d rather confirm them. Source There are a couple of noteworthy comments in the beginning of this article, such as “average ‘big block chain’,” and “acceptably … Read more

Bitcoin’s Proof Of Work Is Well Worth Its Fees

Recently, in an apparent response to a largely-flawed critique of stablecoins from the Open Markets Institute, cryptocurrency exchange FTX clarified its position on transaction fees for withdrawals. Its blog post was striking in that it appeared to associate proof-of-work (PoW) blockchains with high fees (which users are partly responsible for upon withdrawal) and proof-of-stake (PoS) … Read more

The Coercion Of Ethereum’s Difficulty Bomb

Can open-source blockchains be coercive? In a recent debate between Erik Vorhees and Alex Gladstein, Vorhees asserted that “there is nothing in Ethereum that is based on coercion, period.” Vorhees went on to clarify: “I have a pretty high standard of coercion. It’s basically like physical violence or the threat of physical violence, or theft … Read more

Yes, Bitcoin Is A Smart Contract Platform

What is a smart contract? This is a question that, these days, has become impossible to answer without starting the digital equivalent of a bar fight. The minute that term is thrown out in a conversation, most people immediately think “Ethereum,” or “Solana,” or “TRON” or any of these decentralized in name only (DINO) projects … Read more

Bitcoin Vs. Ethereum As Settlement Networks

The below is from the latest monthly report by the Deep Dive, Bitcoin Magazine‘s premium markets newsletter. To be among the first to receive these insights and other on-chain bitcoin market analysis straight to your inbox, subscribe now. “We need to move NFTs onto the Layer 2 ecosystem to cut fees. However, doing that *right* … Read more

Reddit Chooses to Leverage Arbitrum’s Layer-2 Tech With Community Point ETH-Based Tokens

On July 22, developers working on the platform Reddit, the social news discussion aggregation forum, revealed that the team was scaling Reddit’s community points program with the Ethereum Layer-2 solution Arbitrum. Currently, Reddit developers are testing the community point tokens on top of the Rinkeby testnet and will migrate to the Ethereum mainnet after testing … Read more

Ethereum Gaming Token Axie Infinity Taps Another All-Time Price High

On Friday, the game token utilized within the Axie Infinity gaming realm has once again captured another all-time price high at $32.17 per unit. The game token has outperformed a great majority of crypto assets by commanding more than 844% in gains during the last month. Axie Infinity Outperforms Crypto Competitors The cryptocurrency community is … Read more

Former Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Arrested for Signing Into His Coinbase Account: Report

According to reports stemming from investigative journalist Matthew Russell Lee, from Inner City Press, former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith has violated the terms of his bail and has been taken into custody. According to the reports, the U.S. Attorney’s Office revoked Griffith’s bond because he allegedly tried to access the crypto exchange Coinbase. Report Says … Read more

‘Ethereum: The Infinite Garden’ Documentary Project Raises 1,036 Ether

A documentary project called “Ethereum: The Infinite Garden” has raised 1,036 ether to complete its fundraising proposal. The project will use these funds to finance the first feature-length Ethereum documentary, that will cast members from the community and key individuals from the Ethereum Foundation, including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. The initiative aims for a 2023 … Read more

Bitcoin Slides Under $30K, Stablecoins Eclipse Trade Volumes, Crypto Interest Depletes

The price of bitcoin has slid under the $30K zone on Tuesday, dipping to $29,300 per unit during the early morning trading sessions (EDT). The global cryptocurrency market capitalization of all the crypto coins in existence is $1.19 trillion as it decreased by more than 6% in the last day. Bitcoin’s Market Cap Sees $19 … Read more