The average cost of sending a transaction over the Ethereum blockchain has fallen by 82% from a September 2 peak of $11.61, down to $2.09 as of October 4. The decline may be the result of a slow down in the hype around decentralized finance (defi) protocols. According to data from Glassnode, ethereum () miners have also seen a corresponding sharp drop in total earnings from fees over the past three weeks. On Sept. 17, miners raked in 42,763 , or $14.97 million, in fees, but that tanked to just 5,898 , or $2.06 million, as of Sunday. As a […]
Ethereum’s popularity has congested the network like never before, and scalability is top of mind. Historically, and still today, many look beyond Ethereum for more scalable smart contract platforms. However, the most interesting scaling battles are being waged above Ethereum on Layer 2s (L2), not besides Ethereum on Layer 1s. One specific flavor of Ethereum L2 scaling solutions, Zk-rollups, are live and flourishing today (rollups bundle transfers into single transactions). So much so that many leading community members support simplifying Ethereum’s Eth2 upgrade to focus on a rollup-scaled ecosystem. With this in mind, the new competitive arena is between Ethereum-enhancers, […]
The new Galaxy S10 smartphone by South Korean tech giant Samsung will feature support for Ethereum and Bitcoin. This content was originally published here.
DJ PLS&TY has launched 30 limited edition vinyls of his latest EP on an Ethereum-based art and culture platform. Tommy Leas, professionally known as DJ PLS&TY in the electronic dance music industry, has launched the vinyl record of his “Very Special” EP record on the Ethereum-based art and culture exchange platform, Foundation. Foundation allows artists to sell limited-edition art, and it prices their work based on the demand it creates over time. The EP was originally released in April and the artist is now targeting crypto and blockchain enthusiasts, with a starting price of $50. With each record sold, the […]
When Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted out an email that appeared to be a job offer from Google in May, many suspected the search engine was attempting to hire him on for a secret cryptocurrency project. The real story is actually much simpler. This content was originally published here.
It’s the first successful live deployment on the Ethereum mainnet of something called a “scalable Harberger tax contract,” and it might just help save at-risk animals. Cointelegraph attended the CV Labs pitch session in Davos, Switzerland today, an event running alongside the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum. In the basement of the Pöstli Club, crypto entrepreneurs took to the stage to give brief presentations on their current projects. JonJon Clark gave the audience an engaging rundown on his project Wildcards — maybe it’s his charming South African accent, maybe it’s the fact that his company directly connects to […]
JUST MAKING EVERYTHING BETTER IS ANYTHING BUT EASY. If you watch the video of Charles Hoskins — founder of Cardano — in which he explained the Cardano project in a whiteboard session in 2017, it becomes clear that this is not a simple “we do everything better than XY” project. No, Cardano is a completely new approach in many ways. Cardano describes itself as a 3rd generation platform and wants to significantly improve those things that have been identified as shortcomings in 1st generation (Bitcoin — decentralized money) and 2nd generation (Ethereum — smart contracts) blockchain platforms. This is not […]
Bet against your friends on sports matches. Blockchain and Smart Contract technology power our betting platform, allowing you to become your own bookmaker. Our decentralized Ethereum-based platform allows users to fully customize their own bets, utilizing our own BTHR token. This content was originally published here.
Co-Founder turned venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian said that he predicts Ethereum will reach $15,000 this year. This content was originally published here.
Prices of major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ripple and ethereum took a hit following news of a potential South Korea trading ban. This content was originally published here.