Ethereum

Ethereum is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform. Developers using ETH are able to deploy smart contracts and decentralized applications on it, which function without the involvement of intermediaries or central servers.

Ethereum itself was launched in mid-2015. Ether, the cryptocurrency that fuels the Ethereum ecosystem, has since become the second-largest by market cap. Since ETH’s inception thousands of ERC-20 tokens have been launched on it, as well as a few popular decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges.

In the near future ETH is set to move from a Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm to a Proof-of-Stake one. On this page you’ll find the latest Ethereum-related news.

Early Ethereum Investor Achieves Financial Independence After Selling All His ETH

An early Ethereum investor has revealed he has now become financially independent after selling all of his ETH, with the price of the cryptocurrency being above $1,200 at press time. On Reddit, a user going by FollowMe22 revealed in a thread that they had sold all of their remaining cryptocurrency this week, after starting to […]

Ethereum’s Price Could Surge to $10,500, Says Fundstrat Strategist

Fundstrat strategist David Grider has revelated he believes the price of Ethereum’s ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, could climb more than sevenfold to a new high at $10,500. Grider’s prediction is based on the popularity of the Ethereum blockchain and on the growing popularity of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications. Ethereum’s developers are also […]

Bitcoin’s Volatility Helped Ethereum Hit a New All-Time High: Report

The price of Ethereum’s ether has hit a new all-time high above $1,430, partly thanks to the recent volatility seen in bitcoin’s price, which moved from $11,000 to a new high near $42,000, before plunging to $30,500 and recovering to $37,000. The flagship cryptocurrency’s growing volatility, which according to CryptoCompare’s Bitcoin Volatility Index (BVIN) is […]

As $ETH Breaks New ATH, Analyst Says Ethereum Price Will Quickly Go to $5000

At 11:53 UTC on Tuesday (January 19), the Ether price finally (after three years) surged past its all-time high on Bitstamp and other crypto exchanges. Swedish crypto analyst Ivan Liljeqvist believes the ETH price will quickly reach $5,000. By 12:01 UTC, the Ether price had reached a new all-time high — $1,435.56 — and entered price […]

As $ETH Surges Toward New Highs, Former Goldman Sachs Exec Increases His Holdings

Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal, who is seen as an important influencer in the crypto community, revealed on Monday (January 18) that he had increased his ETH holdings. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management […]

Bitcoin More Likely to Succeed Than Ethereum, Investment Guru Suggests

Strategist and investment guru Lyn Alden has suggested that over the long-term bitcoin is more likely to succeed than Ethereum’s ether, as she considers ETH an “unfinished product” when compared to BTC. According to a newly published economic analysis of Ethereum, first spotted by Cointelegraph, Alden sees the smart contract network as a functional one […]

Crypto Analyst Explains Why He Believes Ethereum Price Could Hit $2000 in February

On Friday (January 15), popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) talked about the four major positive catalysts that could propel the Ether price to $2000 before the end of February. According to data by TradingView, Currently (as of 08:36 UTC on January 17), on Bitstamp, the Ether (ETH) price is trading around […]

Pantera Capital Co-CIO Explains Why His Firm Is ‘Very Bullish on Ethereum’

Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer at blockchain-focused investment firm Pantera Capital Management LP, explained in his firm’s most recent monthly newsletter why Ethereum (ETH) is undervalued. In the January 2021 issue of Pantera Blockchain Letter, which was published on Thursday (January 14), Krug started by giving an introduction to Ethereum and its ecosystem: “Ethereum is the leading asset […]

Crypto Whale Pays $7 in Fees to Move Over $1 Billion on Ethereum

A cryptocurrency whale has paid a $7.5 fee to move over $1 billion worth of Synthetix Network (SNX) tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, at a time in which the price of ETH itself is close to hitting its all-time high near $1,400. According to Etherscan data, the funds were moved from a contract called “Synthetix: […]

Ethereum Price Moves up to $1,200 as Demand Threatens to Outstrip Supply on Exchanges

The price of Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has moved back up to the $1,200 mark after falling below $1,000 earlier this week at a time in which outflows from cryptocurrency exchanges suggest demand could outstrip supply. According to Nuggets News’ Alex Saunders, data shows that exchange reserves have fallen by 3 million […]

Number of Ethereum Whales Jumps as ETH Search Interest Hits New All-Time High

Ethereum addresses with at least 10,000 ETH ($10.7 million) in them have recently jumped, even as the price of the cryptocurrency remains above $1,000 and threatens to move to its previous all-time high near $1,400. Its price and whale accumulation comes as search interest hit a new high. According to data from Santiment, the number […]

Gemini CEO Says Ethereum ($ETH) Is ‘Decentralized Amazon Cloud Computing’

On Tuesday (January 12), with Ether trading above $1000, ), Tyler Winklevoss, Co-Founder and CEO of crypto exchange Gemini, described the Ethereum network as “Decentralized Amazon Cloud Computing.” According to data by TradingView, around 06:48 UTC on Tuesday (January 12), on Bitstamp, the Ether (ETH) price got as high as $1,149.84 and as low $1,007.93 at 14:37 […]

$ETH Less Than 9% From All-Time High, Gemini CEO Says ‘When in Doubt, Ethereum’

According to data by TradingView, around 08:00 UTC on Sunday (January 10), on Bitstamp, the Ether (ETH) price got as high as $1351. According to data by CryptoCompare, this was the highest price ETH has been since 13 January 2018, when it reached its all-time high ($1422.86). Currently (as of 17:00 UTC on January 10), ETH-USD […]

Ethereum Close to All-Time High as Google Searches for It Hit New Record

Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has entered the list of the top 100’ assets by market capitalization as its price has been closing in on its previous all-time high close to $1,400 and as Google searches for it hit a new all-time high. According to data from AssetDash, Ethereum is currently the 70th […]

Ethereum ‘Might Well Go to $20,000 This Cycle’, Says Former Goldman Sachs Exec Raoul Pal

Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal has revealed he believes the price of Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, could ho to $20,000 “this cycle,” based on Metcalfe’s Law. Revealing parts of his next Global Macro Investor (GMI) research, Raoul Pal said on social media that it’s “all Metcalfe´s Law,” and that “ETH […]

Bitcoin and Ethereum Could See ‘Triple-Digit Gains’ This Year, Says Crypto Firm CEO

Greg King, CEO of crypto firm Osprey Funds, has revealed he believes the price of bitcoin and ether could both double this year, as BTC’s break to a new all-time high was part of a larger bull run, he says. According to Business Insider, King believes the recent sell-off in crypto markets, which saw the […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Points to ‘Dark Horse’ Altcoin Pick Set to Take Off in 2021

Popular crypto trader Lark Davis said he is bullish on the smart contract platform Elrond (EGLD), calling it his “dark horse” altcoin pick for 2021.

Ethereum’s Growing Transaction Fees Shouldn’t Stop Users. Here’s Why

Transaction fees on the Ethereum network have surged since the start of 2020, as demand for blockspace grew along with the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, as more users started interacting with protocols built on top of Ethereum. Data from BitInfoCharts shows that in January 2020, the average transaction fee on the Ethereum blockchain was less […]

Ethereum’s Price Is ‘Going to Rocket up’ Says Analyst Who Called BTC’s Bear Market Bottom

A crypto strategist who called bitcoin’s bear market bottom back in 2018 and goes by Smart Contracter on social media, has revealed he believes the price of Ethereum is “going to rocket up” in the near future. In a new video, first spotted by Daily Hodl, Smart Contracts tells his nearly 75,000 followers that Ethereum […]

Ethereum ($ETH) Breaks $1150, Reaching Highest Level It’s Been Since January 2018

According to data by TradingView, around 06:37 UTC on Monday (January 4), on Bitstamp, the Ether (ETH) price broke through the $1150 level to reach $1165.86 (one minute later), the highest price it has been since January 2018. Per data from CryptoCompare, as of 10:36 UTC on January 4, in the past 12-month period, the […]

Ethereum ($ETH) Breaks $975 on Bitcoin’s 12th Birthday

Around 16:25 UTC on Sunday (January 3), the Ether (ETH) price broke through the $975 level on Bitstamp to reach $975.71, its highest level since February 2018. According to data by CryptoCompare, currently (as of 16:50on January 3), Ether is trading at $956.02, up 22% (vs USD) in the past 24-hour period and up 30% (vs […]

Binance’s $10M Endorsement Leads to 90% Surge For Polkadot (DOT)

Polkadot (DOT) surged more than 90 percent in one week following a $10M endorsement and front page listing from leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

$ETH Breaks $700, VC Says It Offers ‘Best Risk-Return Right Now in Crypto’

Around 16:00 UTC on Sunday (December 27), the Ether price broke through the $700 level to reach levels last seen in May 2018. According to data from TradingView, on crypto exchange Coinbase, at 16:01 UTC on December 27, the ETH price reached $702.61, got as low as $661.54 by 21:19 UTC on December 27, and […]

IBC Chairman Khurram Shroff Predicts Crypto Replacing Bullion

IBC Chairman Khurram Shroff says cryptocurrencies will replace bullion in the future after the pandemic exposed the lack of transparency in physical good marketplaces.

Crypto Strategist: Bitcoin Reaching Critical Price Juncture, ETH Due for Pullback

Popular crypto trader and analyst Michaël van de Poppe says bitcoin has reached a critical price juncture while predicting the price of ethereum would undergo a retracement.

Popular Crypto Trader Predicts ETH will Outperform Bitcoin in 2021

Popular crypto trader SalsaTekila says he owns an “uncomfortable” amount of ethereum and predicts ETH will outperform bitcoin in the coming year.

One River Commits to Holding $1 Billion in BTC and ETH by Early 2021

One River Asset Management, a hedge fund specializing in volatility bets, has invested over $600 million into bitcoin, and committed to holding over $1 billion in both BTC and ETH by early 2021. According to Bloomberg Eric Peters, the CEO of One River Asset Management, said in an interview the firm is looking to seize […]

CME Group Announces the Launch of Ether (ETH) Futures Contracts

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has announced the launch of an ether futures contract on February 8, 2021. Each ether futures contract is set to have 50 units of ETH and the derivative will trade between 5:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT from Sunday to Friday. The contracts are eligible to be exchanged for physical […]

Why Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Sold 50% of His Bitcoin Holdings in 2013

On Monday (December 14), Vitalik Buterin, the Russian-Canadian programmer who created Ethereum, revealed why he had sold half of his BTC holdings seven years ago. Back in December 2013, Bitcoin was trading around $800. Anyway, earlier today, Vitalik offered some advice for anyone who is considering borrowing money to buy Ethereum or any other cryptoasset: Of course, […]

Grayscale Investments Adds Another $100 Million in Bitcoin and Ether

The world’s largest crypto asset manager Grayscale Investments added an additional $100 million in ethereum on December 9.

MVIS and CryptoCompare Help Canada’s 3iQ Launch World’s First Ether-based ETF

On Thursday (December 10), VanEck’s MV Index Solutions (MVIS) and leading cryptoasset market data provider CryptoCompare, announced the licensing of the “MVIS CryptoCompare Institutional Ethereum Index” (ticker: MVIETH) to 3iQ Corp., Canada’s leading digital asset manager, for their Ether Fund. On the same day, 3iQ Corp. announced that The Ether Fund had completed its initial […]

Billionaire Mike Novogratz Reveals That 50% of His Net Worth Is Invested in Crypto

On Tuesday (December 8), billionaire investor Mike Novogratz explained why he believes that institutional interest in Bitcoin is only going to increase and how much crypto exposure new investors should have. Former hedge fund manager Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, “a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, […]

$ETH Up 352% YTD, OKEx Launching Ethereum 2.0 Staking Support by December 17

Due to the increasing amount of interest in Eth2 staking, OKEx has decided to offer a “one click” service “before” December 17, which is a lot earlier than what rival Coinbase has promised. On December 1, the mainnet for Eth2’s Beacon Chain was successfully launched. This is “phase 0” on the Ethereum 2.0 development roadmap. […]

Ether Consolidating Around $600, Vitalik Says 1% of $ETH Supply in Deposit Contract

On Monday (December 7), with Ether (ETH) consolidating around the $600 level, Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin seems to be celebrating the fact that 1% of the total supply of ether, i.e. one million ETH, has been locked in Eth2’s deposit contract. According to data by CryptoCompare, as of 12:55 UTC on December 7, ETH is […]

Popular Crypt Analyst Says These Three Altcoins Are About to Take Off

Popular crypto trader Tyler Swope gave his top altcoin recommendations for the coming weeks, including Ethereum’s transition to the 2.0 network.

Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0 Launches Successfully, $ETH Up 347% in 2020

The launch of the Beacon Chain, which is the first stage in the ETH 2.0 development roadmap, took place successfully at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday (December 1). Raul Jordan, Co-Founder at Prysmatic Labs, had this this to say about the launch: The Beacon Chain is a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain, and it signals the first step in the plan to […]

Bitcoin’s Black Friday Sale Seemingly Over, With BTC Now Trading Above $18,500

Although the Bitcoin price dropped to as low as $16,270 last Thursday (November 26, also known as U.S. Thanksgiving Day), the Black Friday sale seems over now, and it does not appear that there will be any Cyber Monday discounts today. Currently (as of 10:48 UTC on November 30), Bitcoin is trading around $18,537, up […]

$488 Million in ETH Have Been Deposited on Ethereum 2.0’s Phase 0 Contract

A total of 852,288 ETH have been deposited into the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract to trigger the activation of the most ambitious upgrade of the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap. The upgrade is expected to improve its economic model, resource usage, and governance. According to data from the Ethereum blockchain, the total amount of ether […]

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Raoul Pal Now Has 98% of His Net Worth in Crypto

On Monday (November 30), Raoul Pal revealed that his liquid net worth is almost fully invested in crypto. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG Partners (which is now called “Man GLG”). Before that, […]

Ethereum Search Interest Hits Highest Level Since February 2018

As the price of Ethereum remains above the $600 mark, search interest for the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has surged to levels that hadn’t been seen since early 2018, shortly after it hit an all-time high of $1,400. According to data from Google Trends, search interest for the term Ethereum is now at 33 […]

Ethereum Addresses in Profit Hit 2-Year High as ETH Closes in on $600

The percentage of Ethereum addresses in a state of profit has reached a 2-year high of 86.117% and is seemingly still growing as the price of the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, ETH, is now close to the $600 mark. According to blockchain analytics firm Glassnode, in March of this year the percentage of ether […]

Ether ($ETH) Price Racing Toward Another New High, Up Over 360% So Far in 2020

It was a pretty good weekend for ETH HODLers, with the current bull run taking the Ether price from $510.43 to $560.01, and on Monday (November 23), Ether’s bullish momentum is not showing any signs of slowing down. According to data by CryptoCompare, around 09:35 UTC on Monday, the Ether (ETH) price broke through the $590 […]

Ether ($ETH) Surges Past $540, Crypto VC Expects It to ‘Go Much Higher’

On Saturday (November 21), Chris Burniske, a partner at crypto-focused venture capital firm Placeholder, talked about Ether (ETH) and where he expects to go in the short term and in the long run. According to data by CryptoCompare, around 08:55 UTC on Friday (November 20), the Ether (ETH) price broke through the $500 level for the first […]

Ether ($ETH) Price Breaks $500 for First Time Since June 2018

According to data by CryptoCompare, around 08:55 UTC on Friday (November 20), the Ether (ETH) price broke through the $500 level. As you can see from the three-year ETH-USD price chart shown below, the last the Ether price was this high was in June 2018. Currently (as of 10:35 UTC on November 20), ETH is […]

Crypto Trader Josh Rager Bullish on BTC and ETH, Says DeFi Token YFL Ready to Take Off

Cryptocurrency trader and strategist Josh Rager says DeFi project YF Link is poised to take off, while also being bullish on bitcoin and ethereum following November’s strong performance.

How Mike Novogratz Became a ‘Crypto Maniac’ After Buying BTC at $95, ETH at $0.99

In a recent interview, billionaire investor Mike Novogratz described how he first got into crypto. Former hedge fund manager Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, “a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology sector.” Novogratz’s comments came during an interview with Alex Saunders in episode […]

Ethereum User Accidentally Pays $9,500 Transaction Fee to Send $120

An ethereum user accidentally paid $9,500 in transaction fees to send just $120.  According to a Reddit post published last week, an ethereum user mistakenly typed the wrong transaction fee when attempting to transfer $120, resulting in a payment that cost seventy-nine times as much. Reddit user ProudBitcoiner shared their story of accidentally paying 23.5127 […]

Over 50,000 Ether Has Been Deposited Into ETH 2.0 Phase 0 Contract

The deposit contract for the Phase 0 of Ethereum’s 2.0 upgrade, which went live on November 4, has already received over 50,590 ether in deposits from community members looking to start staking once genesis is launched. Ethereum’s transition to ETH 2.0 is set to occur over a series of phases, the first of which is […]

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Sends 3200 ETH to ETH 2.0 Deposit Contract Address

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has sent nearly 1.5 million worth of ether to the ETH 2.0 deposit contract, which went live on Wednesday (November 4). According to GitHub records, the ETH 2.0 deposit contract address is 0x00000000219ab540356cbb839cbe05303d7705fa, and the eth2 Beacon Chain genesis should be taking place in early December (the earliest it will happen […]

Countdown to Ethereum 2.0 Kicks Off With Deposit Contract Launch

Ethereum 2.0’s countdown has officially begun with the release of its deposit contract on November 4; this marked the beginning of the transition to ETH 2. Developer Afri Schoeden committed the mainnet deposit contract address and minimum genesis time to GitHub around 15:00 UTC on November 4: According to GitHub records, the eth2 deposit contract address […]

Ethereum Transaction Fees Fell by 65% in October

Ethereum fees plummeted 65 percent in October alongside a decline in decentralized finance exchange volumes.

Italian Airport Employee Accused of Using Airport’s Computers to Mine Ethereum

An Italian airport worker has been caught allegedly using the facility’s computer systems to mine Ethereum.  According to a report by Italian media outlet Rai News, a 41-year old technician in the city of Lamezia Terme was caught allegedly putting mining malware on the airport’s computer systems. The report claims the staffer put the security […]

$2 Billion BTC Now on Ethereum’s Blockchain

More than $2 billion in bitcoin is now locked in smart contracts and DeFi protocols on ethereum’s network, with the majority swapped for Wrapped BTC.

And Breathe: How The Decline of DeFi May Give Ethereum a New Lease of Life

Written by: Dmytro Spilka. Dmytro is the CEO and Founder of Pridicto, a web analytics startup. His work has been featured in various publications, including The Next Web, Entrepreneur.com, Huff Post, TechRadar, Hackernoon and Bitcoin.com. Slowing cryptocurrency trading in a decentralized finance landscape that appeared to be so promising in the summer has inadvertently helped […]

Ethereum Transaction Fees Plummeted 92% Since Mid-September as DeFi Interest Wanes

The average transaction fee paid to transact on the Ethereum network has been steadily dropping since mid-September, as interest in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem has stalled. According to data from BitInfoCharts, the average transaction fee on Ethereum hit a new all-time high near $15 earlier this year in September, when interest in DeFi protocols […]

Luxury Watchmaker Breitling Partnering to Offer Digital Certificates on Ethereum

Luxury watchmaker Breitling is partnering with blockchain solutions company Arianee to issue digital certificates for its timepieces.

Ethereum DEX Volumes Plummet Following Drop in DeFi Incentives

Decentralized exchange (DEX) volume on ethereum’s network has plummeted over the last month, coinciding with a decline in incentives for DeFi products.

Villanova Sending Ethereum into Space to Test Sattelite Communication

Villanova University’s College of Engineering is sending a private ethereum blockchain into space to test its impact on inter-satellite communication.

KuCoin Hackers Move $1.26 Million in Ether to Coin Mixer

The hackers who back in September stole an estimated $200 million from Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin have started moving stolen funds to a coin mixer, a service that hides the origins of funds. Larry Cermak, Director of Research at The Block, spotted the move and wrote about it on microblogging platform Twitter. In batches of […]

DTC Capital’s Spencer Noon Predicts $30 Billion BTC Migration to Ethereum in 2021

The head of crypto investment fund DTC Capital predicts the amount of bitcoin on ethereum’s blockchain will rise to $30 billion by the end of 2021.