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May 24, 2024

Lido’s Execution Client Diversity Improves as Geth Usage Drops Below 50% for the First Time

After a series of incidents last winter that showed the risks to Ethereum of a supermajority client, the node operators of the largest decentralized staking protocol have now shifted to running more non-Geth clients.

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Senator Cynthia Lummis on Why Crypto Now Has Bipartisan Support in Congress - Ep. 651

Episode #651 | May 24, 2024

Senator Cynthia Lummis on Why Crypto Now Has Bipartisan Support in Congress

Are we ushering in a new era of crypto legislation? U.S. Senator from Wyoming Cynthia Lummis definitely thinks so.

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April 11, 2024

Empire DAO: A New Blockchain Approach to Co-Working Spaces?

Mike Fraietta, founder of Empire DAO, wants to transform how people interact with each other in the home office era.

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Bitcoin

May 21, 2024

What Is CheckTemplateVerify (CTV) Proposal for Bitcoin? BIP-119 Explained

BIP-119’s CheckTemplateVerify (CTV) would enable Bitcoin users to choose how and when they spend BTC, enabling smart-contract like payments and enhances security features.

May 20, 2024

Bitcoin Has Traded Mostly Sideways Since the Halving. What Could Boost Its Price?

The dominant cryptocurrency’s price typically begins its ascent about a month after the event.  

May 20, 2024

Runes’ Share of Bitcoin Fees Has Dropped Sharply One Month After Launch

Runes cooling down after their much-hyped debut also coincides with a big drop in the average transaction fee on Bitcoin.

May 16, 2024

Large Institutions Betting Big on Bitcoin ETFs Revealed in SEC Filings

Entities such as Millenium Management—one the top five largest hedge funds in the world—have invested billions in the spot bitcoin ETFs launched in January.   

Business

May 24, 2024

Weekly Recap: Ethereum Spot ETFs Approved, Bankman-Fried’s Move

This week in crypto: Grayscale CEO steps down, Genesis settles with NYAG, Uniswap Labs rebuts SEC allegations, and more!

May 23, 2024

After ETH, Which Crypto ETF Will Be Approved Next?

With ETH ETFs getting the green light, the race heats up: Will Solana, Dogecoin, XRP, or Litecoin be next?

May 23, 2024

Coinbase Announced its New York Users Can Start Trading XRP Again

The decision comes during a week when numerous NY-based members of Congress have voted for bills at odds with the SEC. 

May 22, 2024

Largest AI Tokens by Market Cap in Red After Nvidia’s Q1 Earnings Report

Nvidia’s Q1 2024 revenue exceeded analysts’ estimates, while the price of the largest artificial intelligence tokens dropped. 

DeFi

May 24, 2024

Lido’s Execution Client Diversity Improves as Geth Usage Drops Below 50% for the First Time

After a series of incidents last winter that showed the risks to Ethereum of a supermajority client, the node operators of the largest decentralized staking protocol have now shifted to running more non-Geth clients.

May 22, 2024

Ethereum ETF Hype Drives $100 Million Growth in Ethena’s USDe in Past Three Days

Increased odds of the SEC approving spot ether ETFs have led to a jump in Ethereum open interest and perpetual funding rates across the market, helping push the staking yield of USDe to 37.2%.

May 22, 2024

DeFi Protocol Pendle Reaches All-Time High as Total Value Locked Tops $5.78 Billion

Pendle’s smart contracts are among the largest holders of Ethena’s synthetic dollar USDe, as well as several liquid restaking tokens such as wrapped eETH and ezETH.

May 21, 2024

Who’s to Blame for the Underperformance of Low Float, High FDV Tokens?

Amid a heated debate around “low float” coins, Binance will now focus on small to medium projects for listing on its platform.

Ethereum

May 24, 2024

Lido’s Execution Client Diversity Improves as Geth Usage Drops Below 50% for the First Time

After a series of incidents last winter that showed the risks to Ethereum of a supermajority client, the node operators of the largest decentralized staking protocol have now shifted to running more non-Geth clients.

May 24, 2024

Why ETH Spot ETFs Could Benefit Stakers and Make Ethereum More Resilient

ETH spot ETFs without staking rewards could give a financial boost to direct stakers and balance Ethereum’s staking ratio.

May 24, 2024

Ethereum L2 Networks Reach Record High of 7 Million Distinct Addresses

The growth in distinct addresses on Ethereum L2s shows that Ethereum’s scaling strategy is working.

May 24, 2024

Weekly Recap: Ethereum Spot ETFs Approved, Bankman-Fried’s Move

This week in crypto: Grayscale CEO steps down, Genesis settles with NYAG, Uniswap Labs rebuts SEC allegations, and more!

NFTs

May 10, 2024

Weekly Recap: Binance’s Controversial Client Management and Ethereum’s EIP-7702 Progress

This week in crypto: Robinhood faces SEC enforcement action, Grayscale retracts its Ethereum Futures ETF application, Fantasy.top and Pump.fun rise in DeFi rankings, and more!

May 3, 2024

Weekly Recap: CZ’s Sentence, DeFi Tokens Tumble, and Tether’s Triumph

This week in crypto: Stablecoin regulation stalls, Hong Kong debuts spot ETFs, a16z buys into Optimism, FTX unloads Solana holdings, and more!

April 26, 2024

How OpenSea’s Weekly NFT Volumes Plummeted From $1 Billion to $20 Million in Just 2 Years

Magic Eden recently surpassed OpenSea in weekly trading volume for the first time, highlighting how the competitive landscape among NFT marketplaces is continuing to shift. 

April 26, 2024

Weekly Recap: DOJ Action on Samourai Wallet, SEC Attorneys Resign

This week in crypto: Renzo’s ezETH depegging crisis, Changpeng Zhao faces SEC penalties, Grayscale introduces Bitcoin Mini ETF, and more!

Regulation

May 24, 2024

Weekly Recap: Ethereum Spot ETFs Approved, Bankman-Fried’s Move

This week in crypto: Grayscale CEO steps down, Genesis settles with NYAG, Uniswap Labs rebuts SEC allegations, and more!

May 24, 2024

Senator Cynthia Lummis on Why Crypto Now Has Bipartisan Support in Congress

Are we ushering in a new era of crypto legislation? U.S. Senator from Wyoming Cynthia Lummis definitely thinks so.

May 23, 2024

The Chopping Block: Response to SAB-121, ETH ETF, & More

What’s Shaping Crypto’s Future? ETH ETF Approval, Biden’s Crypto Policy, and High FDV Token Controversies – The Chopping Block Ep 650

May 23, 2024

FIT21 Bill Heads to The Senate: Should We Really Be Excited?

The US House has passed the FIT21 bill, which many regard as the first step in establishing a clear regulatory framework for digital assets.

Tech

May 23, 2024

What Is Multi-Party Computation (MPC) And How Does It Work on Blockchains?

Multi-party computation (MPC) uses additive secret sharing to divide and distribute private information among independent parties without revealing secret information. 

May 22, 2024

Exploiter Returns Stolen Funds After Gala Games Froze $180 Million

The Gala Games exploiter has returned a little over $20 million a day after the protocol froze 90% of the stolen funds.

May 21, 2024

Q&A With Farcaster: How Crypto Social Media Goes From 100,000 Users to One Billion

Dan Romero and Varun Srinivasan give a peek at how more decentralization is coming to Farcaster, personal takeaways from their time at Coinbase, and other insights.

May 10, 2024

Weekly Recap: Binance’s Controversial Client Management and Ethereum’s EIP-7702 Progress

This week in crypto: Robinhood faces SEC enforcement action, Grayscale retracts its Ethereum Futures ETF application, Fantasy.top and Pump.fun rise in DeFi rankings, and more!

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The Chopping Block: Response to SAB-121, ETH ETF, & More - Ep. 650

Episode #650 | May 23, 2024

The Chopping Block: Response to SAB-121, ETH ETF, & More

What’s Shaping Crypto’s Future? ETH ETF Approval, Biden’s Crypto Policy, and High FDV Token Controversies – The Chopping Block Ep 650

Episode #646 | May 16, 2024

The Chopping Block: Crypto in US Politics & Roaring Kitty Is Back!

What’s Driving Today’s Crypto Debates? U.S. Elections’ Crypto Impact, Regulatory Outlook, and GameStop’s Viability

For Beginners

MultiParty Computation

May 23, 2024

What Is Multi-Party Computation (MPC) And How Does It Work on Blockchains?

Multi-party computation (MPC) uses additive secret sharing to divide and distribute private information among independent parties without revealing secret information. 

security tokens

May 22, 2024

What Are Security Tokens in Crypto?

Security tokens enable companies to raise capital through the issuance of regulated crypto tokens while investors gain access to more investment opportunities in tokenized form.

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