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.

Grayscale Ethereum Trust Files to Status of Reporting Company With SEC

Grayscale Investments has voluntarily publicly filed a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Ethereum Trust (ETHE) to obtain reporting status. If the filing is approved by the SEC, the Ethereum Trust will be the second cryptoasset investment vehicle ever to obtain the status of a reporting […]

MVIS and CryptoCompare Launch Institutional Ethereum and Bitcoin WVAP Index

MVIS and digital asset data aggregator CryptoCompare have announced the launch of two new professional grade indices, including an institutional index for ethereum investors.

90% of Ethereum’s Supply Is in a State of Profit, Which Could Mean a Big Move Is Near

Over 90% of Ethereum’s circulating supply is now in a state of profit, which could mean a significant bearish move is coming in the near future, as the last time this happened the price of ETH dropped from $925 to $380 in 2018. According to research and analytics firm Glassnode, the percentage of the second-largest […]

Ethereum 2.0: Medalla, the Final Public Testnet, Goes Live

At 15:34 UTC (i.e. 11:34 Eastern Time) on Tuesday (August 4), the Ethereum Foundation announced that ETH 2.0’s Medalla testnet had gone live: Although Medall’s launch had originally been scheduled for 13:00 UTC, initially, the participation rate was only 57% while it had been estimated that it would be at least 80%. Here is how […]

Chainlink (LINK) Sets New All-Time High, Next Stop $10?

According to data from CryptoCompare, around 08:45 UTC on Tuesday (August 4), Chainlink (LINK) surged past the $9.60 level to reach the intraday high of $9.62, which is a new all-time high (ATH). Currently (as of 08:50 UTC on August 4), LINK is trading at $9.60, up 13.8% against USD in the past 24-hour period. […]

Happy 5th Birthday, Ethereum!

Today, Ethereum is celebrating its fifth birthday (since the mainnet went live on 30 July 2015). The original Ethereum white paper (titled: “Ethereum White Paper: A next-generation smart contract and decentralized application platform”) was written by Russian-Canadian programmer Vitaly Dmitriyevich Buterin (better known as “Vitalik Buterin”), and published on his blog in December 2013. Here […]

Open Interest in Ether Futures Hits $1 Billion All-Time High

The total value of contracts that have not yet been settled on Ethereum futures has now surpassed the $1 billion mark for the first time. According to data from market analytics firm Skew, first reported on by Decrypt, the aggregated open interest on ETH futures surpassed the $750 million mark earlier this year ahead of […]

Ethereum (ETH) Looking Overbought on Short Timeframe, After Taking $300

Ethereum has been blowing up for a week, and is breaking through important resistance levels. But there is still plenty more progress that needs to be made before we see a real, serious uptrend.

Bitcoin and Ethereum Surge to New Highs, Gold Almost at All-Time High

Around 20:20 UTC on Saturday (July 25), Bitcoin went above $9,700 for the first time since June 11 and Ethereum (ETH) surged past $300, a level last seen in July 2019. Meanwhile, gold ended the week above $1900, close to its 2011 all-time high.

Is the Decentralized Finance Space in a Bubble? What to Consider

The decentralized finance (DeFi) space has been trending in the cryptocurrency industry so far this year thanks to various developments and trends seen in it, including the introduction of governance tokens and yield farming.

Crypto Asset Manager Grayscale Adds $905 Million in Record Quarter

Multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investment has reported its largest quarterly inflows to date, as in Q2 2020 it brought in $905.8 million, nearly doubling its previous record high of $503.7 million in the first quarter of the year.

Active Ethereum Addresses Grew OVer 170% so Far This Year

The number of active addresses on the Ethereum network has been growing exponentially this year, and is already up by over 170%. ETH’s growth is beating that of Bitcoin, as BTC’s active addresses are up by about 70% YTD.

Former Goldman Sachs Manager Raoul Pal Teases Potential Breakout for Ethereum

Former Goldman Sachs manager Raoul Pal published a series of tweets showing that cryptocurrency is on the verge of a rally and may be led by an ethereum breakout. 

Tether Has Backlisted a Total of 39 Ethereum Addresses Holding USDt

Ther, the issuer of the leading stablecoin USDt, has already blacklisted 39 Ethereum addresses holding the stablecoin since November 2017.

Arca Launches SEC-Approved Digital Securities Fund on Ethereum

Los Angeles-based investment firm Arca is launching the “Arca U.S. Treasury Fund,” a digital securities fund registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), built on top of the Ethereum blockchain.

Elon Musk Rejects Rumors on Plans to Use the Ethereum Blockchain

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has recently revealed he isn’t using the Ethereum blockchain to build anything, and addressed his stance on the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

Ethereum Was Behind 85% of Dapps’ $12 Billion Volume in Q2 2020

The total transaction volumes of decentralized applications (dapps) in the cryptocurrency space hit $12 billion in the second quarter of this year, rising by $4.5 billion compared to the first quarter. Etheruem dapps accounted for 85% of the volume.

Kyber Network (KNC) Is up Over 650% YTD Thanks to Upcoming ETH Staking Rewards

The Kyber Network’ KNC token has seen its price rise over 650% so far this year thanks to an upgrade that will be introduced into the network this month, allowing users to stake tokens and earn ETH rewards while participating in governance.

Decentralized Finance Platform bZx Joins Liquidity Farming Craze

DeFi platform bZx has issued a pair of proposals that would update the platform to allow users to participate in fee generation and liquidity farming. 

Ethereum Activity Reaches 2-Year High as DeFi Craze Continues

Ethereum activity has reached a 2-year high amidst the ongoing craze for decentralized finance (DeFi) products, which now account for $1.4 billion in value. 

PlusToken Scammers Could Dump $187 Million Ether, Report

Crypto wallets tied to Plustoken scammers still at large have moved $187 million ether in the last several days, leading to concern that the coins will be dumped onto spot markets. 

DeFi Protocol Balancer Exploited for Over $450,000 Worth of Crypto

Decentralized finance protocol Balancer has been exploited for over $50,000 worth of cryptocurrency after a hacker found a loophole in its system and took advantage of it using deflationary tokens.

Crypto Whales Are Driving These Three Altcoins Higher: Report

Cryptocurrency research firm Santiment claims whale investors are accumulating Aave (LEND), Ren (REN) and 0x (ZRX), while bitcoin and ethereum lulled during the month of June. 

Ethereum Transactions Surpass 1 Million Thanks to DeFi Yield Farming

Ethereum transactions surpassed one million on June 22 amidst growing excitement for decentralized finance (DeFi) products and yield farming. 

Grayscale Ethereum Trust Plunges Over 50% as Ether Price Rises

The price of the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE), which invests in the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap ether, has plunged over 50% throughout the week, even though the price of ETH itself has been rising.

$188 Million PlusToken Moves Its ETH Stash for the First Time Since December

The alleged Chinese cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme PlusToken has moved its entire Ethereum stash of nearly 790,000 ETH, at press time worth roughly $188 million, for the first time since December 2019.

Ethereum Network Fees Have Been Above Bitcoins Transaction Fees for Two Weeks

Available data shows that over the last 16 days Ethereum users have been paying more to move funds on their network than Bitcoin users. 

Ethereum Outperforms Bitcoin Amid Surge in DeFi Popularity

Ethereum has outperformed bitcoin since the end of May amidst a general surge in popularity for decentralized finance projects. 

CryptoCompare Partners With Transak to Let Users Buy Crypto From Its Platform

CryptoCompare, the global leader in digital asset data, has partnered with ConsenSys-backed startup Transak to let its millions of monthly users buy cryptocurrencies directly from its platform.

DeFi Market Update for 22 June 2020: Aave (LEND), Compound (COMP), Synthetix (SNX)

This article provides an overview of how three important projects in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space — Aave (LEND), Compound (COMP), and Synthetix — have been doing over the past 24-hour period, covers recent news that might have affected their tokens (or might do so in the future), and looks at interesting tweets about these projects/cryptoassets from prominent members of the crypto community.

Reddit Asks Ethereum Community to Help Scale Community Points Tokens

Reddit, cooperating with the Ethereum Foundation, has asked the ETH community for ideas to help scale its recently launched Ethereum-based ‘Community Points’ tokens.

Entity Behind Mysterious $5 Million Ethereum Transaction Fees Has Been Identified

The entity that was behind the mysterious $5 million Ethereum transaction fees that baffled the cryptocurrency community last week has seemingly been identified as a little-known South Korean peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange.

Consensys Launches Early Adopter Program for Its Ethereum 2.0 Staking Solution

Codefi, the blockchain-powered commerce and finance arm of Consensys, has announced the launch of the Early Adopter Program for its new Ethereum 2.0 staking-as-a-service platform.

Mysterious Ethereum Transactions Were Likely Not a Blackmail Attempt, Researcher Argues

Last week the cryptocurrency community was baffled by a series of Ethereum transactions that paid $2.5 million in gas fees to move, in one case, as little as $130 worth of ETH. While an initial predominant theory suggested blackmail, a researcher is now arguing it could have been a bug.

Over 3 Million Ethereum Addresses Now Hold At Least 0.1 ETH

According to on-chain market intelligence startup Glassnode, the number of Ethereum addresses, i.e. the number of Externally Owned Accounts (EOAs), that hold at least 0.1 ether (ETH) has recently crossed the three million mark.

Survey: Japanese Investors Prefer Bitcoin and XRP Over Ethereum

Japanese investors prefer bitcoin and XRP over ethereum, according to the results of a new survey by BitMax

Venture Capitalist Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Hit $50,000, Ether $7,500

Placeholder Capital partner Chris Burniske predicted bitcoin would reach $50k during the next bull cycle, while ethereum would experience an even greater rally to take the price to $7500. 

Etherscan Launches Decentralized Web Search Engine Supporting .Crypto, .Eth, and .Zil Websites

Etherscan, one of the most popular block explorer for the Ethereum blockchain, has released a search engine for the decentralized web supporting decentralized .crypto, .eth, and .zil websites.

Number of Investors Holding 0.1 BTC Hits New All-Time High

The number of bitcoin addresses containing at least 0.1 BTC has reached a new all-time high, according to data compiled by analytics firm Glassnode. 

Ether Mining Pool Etherchain to Keep $2.6M Transaction Fee

Bitfly-based ether mining pool Etherchain has announced that it will keep the erroneously sent $2.6M gas fee that occurred in a pair of mysterious transactions last week. 

Two Crypto Fund Managers Dismiss Ethereums Potential as a Store of Value

Recently, a pair of crypto fund managers at Exponential Investments argued against Ethereum as a potential store of value, claiming that Ethereum lacks the scarcity of Bitcoin and is too volatile as a speculative asset. 

A Second Strange Ethereum Transaction With a $2.6M Gas Fee Baffles Experts

A second mysterious Ethereum transaction paying $2.6 million in fees has been sent by the same user, leading to speculation over whether the account belongs to a malfunctioning trading bot. 

Membership of ’32 ETH Club’ Grows 13% in Anticipation of Ethereum 2.0 Launch

The number of Ethereum wallets containing the minimum amount of Ether required for ETH 2.0 staking has reportedly grown to 120,000 in anticipation of Ethereum’s upcoming network upgrade. 

Growing Institutional Interest in BTC & ETH Helps Grayscales AUM Hit $4 Billion

On Thursday (June 4), crypto investment firm Grayscale Investments reported that its total assets under management (AUM) had reached $4.0 billion, an increase of 8.1% compared to the size of the AUM a week earlier.

First: MakerDAO Community Voting on Real-World Assets on Platform

A vote currently up on the MakerDAO platform is currently highly leaning towards a “yes”, to allow shipping contracts to be used as collateral for the DAI stablecoin.

OKEx Expands Its Derivatives Portfolio by Launching ETH/USD Options

Popular cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has rolled out its ether options, allowing investors to use these derivatives to enhance their trading strategies using the platform.

Ethereum Co-Founder Tells Binance CEO Crypto Can Do More Than Reform Money

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has told Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao that cryptocurrencies can do more than just “reform money,” adding the crypto community should expand beyond the finance mentality.

Ethereum Could Soon Outperform Bitcoin, Says Raoul Pal

Real Vision CEO and founder Raoul Pal claims that bitcoin and ethereum are both on the verge of price breakout, with the latter likely to outperform relative to the market. 

Ethereum Prices Goes Above $250 for First Time Since February 24

Around 23:30 UTC on Monday (June 1), the price of Etheruem (ETH), the second-most valuable cryptoasset (by market cap), broke through the $250 level — on crypto exchange Coinbase — for the first time since February 24.

Max Keiser: Bitcoin Dominates Altcoins in Cryptocurrency Debate

Max Keiser, avid bitcoin supporter and host of the Keiser Report, claims that altcoins fail to live up the standard set by BTC. 

Hacker Steals $1,200 Worth of ETH Using GitHub Bots

Hackers have managed to steal $1,200 worth of ether (ETH) from a Reddit user after he accidentally left his wallet’s recovery phrase in a GitHub repository for less than two minutes.

10 Reasons to Be Bullish on Ethereum

On Tuesday (May 26), Spencer Noon, an investor at crypto-focused investment firm DTC Capital, said that “we’re headed for a new $ETH bull market.”

Crypto-Focused Research Firm Says Ethereum Is ‘Significantly Undervalued’

On Tuesday (May 26), crypto-focused research boutique Blockfyre explained why its analysts believe that “Ethereum is significantly undervalued at current prices.”

Bitcoin Billionaires Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss Hold a Substantial Amount of Ether

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who became billionaires after investing in bitcoin, claim to hold a substantial amount of ether. 

Bitcoin Suisse Starts Letting Clients Trade Gold, Silver and Platinum

Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has started letting its users trade gold, silver, and platinum against the top two cryptocurrencies bitcoin and ether, as well as against fiat currencies.

Coldplays Guy Berryman Backs Crypto Startup Zumo

Coldplay’s bassist Guy Berryman is backing cryptocurrency start-up Zumo, which recently launched an application for buying and sending bitcoin and ethereum. 

Crypto Market Update for 19 May 2020: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Chainlink

This article provides an overview of how Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Chainlink (LINK) have been doing over the past 24-hour period, covers recent news that might have affected their prices (or might do so in the future), and looks at interesting tweets about these cryptoassets from prominent members of the crypto community.

Ethereum News Update: ErisX, Vitalik, OpenEthereum, dYdX, Reddit, Visas Patent

This article covers some of the most interesting Ethereum-related news for the week that ended on 17 May 2020.

Binance Freezes $27,000 in ETH Associated With the Upbit Hack of Late 2019

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen over $27,000 worth of Ether (ETH) associated with the hack of south Korean crypto exchange Upbit in 2019.

Reddit Launches Ethereum Tokens for Cryptocurrency and Fortnite Communities

Reddit has launched two Ethereum-based tokens to incentivize the creation of “quality posts and comments.” The tokens, Moons and Bricks, were launched on the r/Cryptocurrency and r/ForniteBR subreddits respectively.