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Staking percentage after merge.

With other POS tokens in the top 10 by market cap having staking percentages between 70/80%, would it not be likely that the same could happen with Ethereum? If so what would the results be to the ecosystem? Ethereum is currently at only 10% staked. submitted by /u/scbill66 [link] [comments]

What’s considered a “valid” block?

I always see “valid block” as a term but never understood what’s considered a valid block. Is there a set criteria or is it whatever the majority of nodes and validators consider to be valid at any given time? submitted by /u/ericla1014 [link] [comments]

Talking with Eva Kaili, VP of the European Parliament, on MiCA regulation

The vice president of the European Parliament shares her perspective on the European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets legislation and how it would affect the industry.

RavenBay (i haven’t forgotten about you guys)

I didn’t expect the kind of response I got out the gate. I wasn’t ready and the underlying functionality was just missing. It made everything super complicated. I was awake 24/7 trying my best to wear 20 different hats which 15 could have easily been taken care of by a little coding and dev work.…
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India Freezes Peter Thiel-Backed Vauld’s Crypto and Bank Assets Worth $46 Million

India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) has frozen crypto exchange Vauld’s crypto and bank assets worth about INR 370 crore ($46,439,181). Vauld halted deposits and withdrawals last month. The Indian law enforcement agency is reportedly investigating more than 10 cryptocurrency exchanges. Indian Authority Freezes Another Cryptocurrency Exchange’s Assets The Enforcement Directorate (ED), a law enforcement and economic […]

Ethereum Price Broke Past $1,800 Despite Higher Demand At Lower Levels

Ethereum price flashed recovery over the last 24 hours after it witnessed consolidation at the $1,800 price mark. Over the last week, ETH logged 20% appreciation. It has been a bullish week for the king altcoin. The last time the altcoin traded around this price level was almost two months ago. It had failed to topple over the $1,900 zone and had retraced shortly after that. The robust support line for Ethereum price was at $1,600. Ethereum price could possibly witness a sharp change once the Ethereum Merge goes live next month. The Merge is the transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake has been a highly anticipated event for the Ethereum community. This shift from proof-of-work shall diminish the altcoin’s power consumption by almost 99.5%. If the price of Ethereum manages to stay above the $1,900 mark for a substantial period of time, the coin will manage to touch the $2,000 mark price ceiling. Ethereum Price Analysis: Four Hour Chart ETH was trading at $1,918 at the time of writing. The coin had finally managed to move past the $1,800 price region. Ethereum price has to maintain momentum over the $1,900 mark in order to touch the $2,000 price mark. Overhead resistance for the coin was at $1,970. Local support level for the coin was at $1,700 and then at $1,600 respectively. Incase ETH loses vigour and falls to the $1,600 mark, the inability to sustain at that price level can push the coin to $1,300. The amount of Ethereum traded in the last session was falling which meant that selling pressure was declining at the time of writing. Technical Analysis The altcoin’s technical outlook depicted bullishness on the four hour chart. Buying strength for Ethereum also increased as Ethereum price travelled upwards on its chart. The Relative Strength Index was parked above the 60-mark indicating that buyers dominated the market at press time. If demand for ETH continues to rise, the altcoin might be overvalued leading to a possible price pullback. Ethereum price was above the 20-SMA line, which meant that buyers were driving the price momentum. The altcoin was also above the 50-SMA line which points towards the rising price of the asset. Related Reading: TA – Ethereum Price Faces Resistance As Merge Date Is Announced ETH’s other important indicators also depicted positive price action. Moving Average Convergence Divergence is supposed to display that price momentum and reversals in the same. MACD witnessed a bullish crossover and flashed green signal bars above the half-line registering buy signal for the asset. Directional Movement Index is responsible in determining the price direction of Ethereum. DMI was positive as the +DI line was above the -DI line. Average Directional Index (Red) was bordering the 40-mark which meant that the current price direction was gaining strength. Related Reading: Ethereum Price Forecast Remains Bullish As Network Nears Another Milestone Featured image from UnSplash, chart from TradingView.com

Philippines Will Stop Accepting Crypto License Applications for 3 Years, Regulator Says

The central bank of the Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, has announced that it will stop accepting crypto license applications for three years, starting next month. The central bank is the primary regulator of the crypto sector in the Philippines. Philippines Halts Accepting Crypto License Applications The Philippine central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, announced […]

GAIMIN’s Early Access Event Opens Its Platform and Monetization App to Gamers

PRESS RELEASE. Zug, Switzerland, 12th August 2022: GAIMIN announces the opening of its gaming and monetization platform to the gaming community. Following recently completed initial testing of its monetisation and gaming platform, GAIMIN.io ltd is opening up its gaming and monetization platform to 10,000 gamers during August and September. GAIMIN’s monetization application enables a user […]

Cardano Price Sits Pretty At $0.5, Why A Breakout Is On The Horizon

Cardano has been one of the cryptocurrencies that have been able to hold despite the market crash. With the recent recovery, the digital asset has seen some movement, although it continues to trend around the same level without any significant swings upward. However, there are some things that are coming up for the network that suggests there might be some upward movement happening soon. The Awaited Vasil Upgrade The Cardano Vasil upgrade has been on that has been in the works for a while. It is a hard fork that is meant to make the network more developer-friendly, thereby encouraging more people to build on the blockchain.  Related Reading: Will Ethereum Breach $2,000 Before The Merge? However, the hard fork has been the victim of multiple postponements, which have caused some shifts in the price of ADA. The first time the hard fork was postponed was back in June due to bugs that were found in the network. The next date had to be moved once more when the developers of the network were still not done with the bugs, as they wanted to make it safe to interact with. That has seen the launch date of the hard fork moved to August. But unlike the last two previous times that saw the upgrade postponed, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has assured the community in a video that he does not believe that there will be any more delays for the hard fork.  ADA trending at $0.5 | Source: ADAUSD on TradingView.com Cardano founders recently released a document that showed that they had made a decision on the final node for the hard fork. The Node 1.35.3 had apparently fixed the pressing issues found in previous versions that had delayed the launch and provided some CLI enhancements according to them. So they expect the hard fork to launch successfully on the mainnet with this node. Cardano Price May Respond Well With a more definite answer on if the Vasil hard fork is close to completion, Cardano investors are more confident to begin making decisions regarding the token. ADA still remains stagnant at $0.5, but present accumulation trends suggest that there might be a turn in this soon. Related Reading: Ethereum Price Forecast Remains Bullish As Network Nears Another Milestone There is also the fact that the entire crypto market continues to rally behind the anticipation of the Ethereum Merge. Ethereum developers have said they expect the Merge to happen sometime in September, and with the Vasil hard fork expected to go live sometime before, it would put the two important upgrades close together. Anticipation of both of these events will likely feed each other, given they are both smart contract networks, and trigger an upward push in price. If all launches go according to plan, ADA is likely to hit $0.7 by the end of September. Featured image from Zipmex, chart from TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet…

Simple guide to understanding the ETH merge

It is a switch from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake consensus algorithm. The economical footprint of PoS is something like a 99.5% reduction in energy use, so it is more environmentally friendly. The merge WILL NOT affect fees or throughput (a latter upgrade around sharding targets that). ETH's issuance rate (about 4.5% inflation),…
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