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Tether has blacklisted 100 addresses on Ethereum, network data shows

Tether has blacklisted 100 addresses on Ethereum, network data shows

The number of blacklisted Tether addresses on the Ethereum network has reached 100, according to new findings from The Block Research.   Eighty-four of the blacklist actions by Tether took place in 2020, with most of them happening after July.  The term “blacklisting” means that the addresses in question cannot send, receive, or redeem USDT, …

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Ethereum 2.0 testnet ‘Spadina’ goes live ahead of the mainnet release

Ethereum 2.0 testnet ‘Spadina’ goes live ahead of the mainnet release

Ethereum 2.0 developers have deployed “Spadina” — the final testnet ahead of the blockchain’s upgraded mainnet release. Spadina would run for three days as one more “dress rehearsal” after the Medalla testnet went live last month. Spadina will run along with Medalla and test deposits and genesis block ahead of the mainnet release. “The main …

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The One-Way ETH 'Burn' That Will Kick-Start Ethereum 2.0

The One-Way ETH ‘Burn’ That Will Kick-Start Ethereum 2.0

With final preparations for the launch of Ethereum 2.0 soon to be underway, CoinDesk’s Christine Kim spoke with developers Raul Jordan and Eduardo Antuña Díez about what’s left to do and what comes next. The final preparations for Ethereum 2.0 launch will soon be underway.  Lead developer at Prysmatic Labs Raul Jordan, who has been …

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Crypto exchange Kraken wants to hire an Ethereum evangelist

Ethereum scaling startup Optimism releases limited testnet of its Layer-2 solution

Optimism, the Ethereum scaling startup that is building a Layer-2 solution using a tool called optimistic rollup, has released the limited testnet of its network.  Optimism said it has opted for a gradual release process, where its network will be integrated with a small cohort of decentralized applications (dapps) one at a time, in order …

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What Developers Expect From Ethereum 2.0's Introduction

What Developers Expect From Ethereum 2.0’s Introduction

With Ethereum 2.0’s much-anticipated move to Proof-of-Stake getting closer, CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim spoke with Ethereum developer Danny Ryan and Liz Steininger, CEO of blockchain security company Least Authority on what users and investors should expect. The highly-anticipated launch of Ethereum 2.0 is expected to have little to no impact on users and decentralized …

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Ethereum under pressure from DeFI; Can Bitcoin capitalize?

Ethereum under pressure from DeFI; Can Bitcoin capitalize?

2020 saw Ethereum [ETH] briefly take over Bitcoin’s lead in the market. However, this growth was the result of the boom witnessed by the decentralized finance [DeFi] ecosystem. According to data provided by Skew, the price volatility of Ethereum and Bitcoin are converging. The converging spread of the Ether-Bitcoin 6-month at-the-money [ATM] Implied Volatility had …

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Crypto exchange Kraken wants to hire an Ethereum evangelist

Crypto exchange Kraken wants to hire an Ethereum evangelist

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is seeking an Ethereum specialist to serve as the face of the firm’s endeavors in the ecosystem. According to a job posting, the Lead Ethereum Strategist position would have internal and external responsibilities related to the second-largest cryptocurrency. Externally, the person would be tasked with appearing in media interviews and serving as …

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Over 40% of Ethereum mining revenue in August came from fees

Over 40% of Ethereum mining revenue in August came from fees

Ethereum miners generated $285.1 million in revenue in August, representing a month-over-month increase of 98.2% and a 25-month high, according to research from The Block. Last month, transaction fees on Ethereum increased significantly, fueled by the yield farming mania. Fees as a percentage of mining revenue reached an all-time high of over 40.5% of the …

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