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Arbitrum Launches with Full DeFi Ecosystem Locked and Loaded

Arbitrum Launches with Full DeFi Ecosystem Locked and Loaded

Arbitrum, one of the most awaited Ethereum scaling solutions, has attracted $2.9M on its first day after launch, becoming the 11th largest so-called Layer 2 platform, according to L2BEAT. Offchain Labs, a blockchain software maker, launched Arbitrum on Aug. 31 with the promise to offer  lower fees and faster transactions. So far, it’s delivering: ETH…
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The Math Behind a Deflationary ETH After EIP-1559

The Math Behind a Deflationary ETH After EIP-1559

There’s a bullish case for ETH, and it’s being defined by terms such as ultrasound money, triple-halving, and deflationary asset.  Ethereum’s London hard fork is set to execute on August 5 and the included EIP-1559 upgrade has been hailed by many as a game changer for the world’s second largest cryptocurrency. Because the upgrade sets…
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What Will Change for Users and Developers After EIP-1559

What Will Change for Users and Developers After EIP-1559

Ethereum’s London hard fork upgrade, one of the biggest changes to the world’s most active blockchain, is slated to go into effect tomorrow August 5. With anticipation building about its effect on ETH and gas prices, here’s what users should expect. First and foremost, if you have ever been confused by Ethereum gas fees in…
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Ethereum Activity Heats Up Ahead of EIP-1559

Ethereum Activity Heats Up Ahead of EIP-1559

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock Following the market’s crash in May, on-chain activity on Ethereum slowed down as demand for dog-themed tokens and opportunities for yield diminished. Over the past few days, this trend has reversed as demand for NFT and gaming projects picks up. With the implementation of EIP-1559 less than a…
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EIP-1559 Locked In With London Upgrade on August 4

EIP-1559 Locked In With London Upgrade on August 4

The date is set. The upgrade, called London after Ethereum’s Devcon 1 location, includes the famous improvement proposal.  EIP-1559, as the upgrade is labeled, will go live at block number 12,965,000. The launch date is expected to be August 4. EIP-1559 will change Ethereum’s fee model so that each block will have a set “BASEFEE,”…
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Arbitrum is the Latest Layer 2 to Join the Ethereum Scaling Race

Arbitrum is the Latest Layer 2 to Join the Ethereum Scaling Race

Arbitrum, the Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum using optimistic rollups, will open its mainnet to developers on Friday and it’s already attracting one of DeFi’s biggest fish — Uniswap. That could mean help is on the way for DeFi investors who are freaking out over soaring gas fees. The launch is the latest sign…
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Mark Cuban Sends Polygon Soaring As Glitch Pings MATIC

Mark Cuban Sends Polygon Soaring As Glitch Pings MATIC

Mark Cuban still has the touch. Even as the crypto market continues to recover from last week’s crash, the price of Polygon (MATIC) has soared 25% in the last seven days. The trigger: On May 25, news broke that Cuban had invested in the next-generation Ethereum player. The performance trounced Bitcoin’s 4.8% rise in the…
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The State of Layer 2 With Ethereum Scaling is at Stake

The State of Layer 2 With Ethereum Scaling is at Stake

With transactions in the several hundreds of dollars and the chain’s blocks perpetually filled as competitors inch in, it’s not an overstatement to say the future of Ethereum depends on scaling solutions known as Layer 2s.  Layer 2 (L2) is a term for technologies which take Ethereum transactions off its main chain, enabling the network’s…
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dYdX is Latest Major DeFi Project to Move to L2

dYdX is Latest Major DeFi Project to Move to L2

Trading Ethereum-based assets is about to get cheaper. Decentralized exchange dYdX is moving its perpetual derivatives trading off the Ethereum main chain to a Layer 2 scaling solution.  dYdX, the 7th largest DEX by volume, is moving its cross-margined perpetuals contracts to a Layer 2 protocol built over the past seven months together with StarkWare,…
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Eth2 is Already Among the Largest PoS Chains

Eth2 is Already Among the Largest PoS Chains

Phase 0 of Eth2 is set to kick off on its targeted launch date of Dec. 1 now that more than 584,224 ETH (or about $350M) is staked in the deposit contract. The historic threshold was needed to deploy the Beacon Chain, the new primary source of truth for Ethereum as it transitions from Proof…