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Ethereum's Potential Surge: VanEck Predicts ETH Value to Reach $11.8k by 2030 Amid Booming Smart Contract Adoption
In a recent report, investment management firm VanEck predicts that the Ethereum (ETH) token price could surge to $11,800 by 2030.

Ethereum Co-founder Jeffrey Wilcke Moves $41.13M Worth of ETH to Kraken
In a significant cryptocurrency transaction noted a few hours ago, Jeffrey Wilcke, the co-founder of Ethereum, moved a substantial amount of 22,000 Ethereum ($41.13 million) to the popular digital currency exchange, Kraken.

Massive Atomic Wallet Hack Revealed: Over $35M Stolen across Multiple Cryptocurrencies
On-chain investigator ZachXBT has reported a significant security breach on Atomic Wallet, a leading non-custodial decentralized wallet wallet. The hacker targeted various cryptocurrencies, managing to steal more than $35 million across different chains, according to ZachXBT's updates on Twitter.

Microsoft Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Deal with Nvidia-Backed CoreWeave, Former Ethereum Miner, for AI Computing
According to CNBC, Microsoft is set to expand its footprint in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector with a multi-billion dollar deal with CoreWeave, a cloud computing startup once known for its Ethereum mining operations.

Ethereum Improvement Proposal 4844 Implementor Call: Deneb API Versioning, Execution Header Updates, and Devnet 6 Planning
Terence.eth, a well-known Ethereum Community Developer, shared significant updates following the recent Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 4844 implementor call.

Coinbase Incubated Base Network Sets Sights on Mainnet Launch: A Boon for Ethereum Layer 2 Ecosystem
Base, an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) network backed by Coinbase, is preparing for a mainnet launch, bringing its secure, low-cost solution for decentralized app (dApp) development to the forefront of the blockchain world.

Vitalik Buterin Advises Caution in Expanding Ethereum Consensus Roles
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has published a thought-provoking blog post cautioning the blockchain community about the hazards of overextending Ethereum's consensus mechanism beyond its central functions of block validation and network security.

UK Legislators Advocate for Treating Crypto Trading Similar to Gambling Regulations
The report also calls for a shift in the regulatory approach towards unbacked cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin and Ether. Due to their volatility and lack of intrinsic value, the committee argues that these assets pose substantial risks to consumers, likening speculation in these assets to gambling.

Grayscale Launches New Entity to Manage Growing Funds
Cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments has launched a new entity, the Grayscale Funds Trust, to manage its publicly traded financial products in-house. The company has also filed a registration statement for three new cryptocurrency-focused ETFs, including a Bitcoin Composite ETF, Ethereum Futures ETF, and a Privacy ETF.

Grayscale Files for Three New Crypto ETFs
Grayscale Investments has filed a registration statement with the SEC for three new cryptocurrency-focused ETFs, including a Bitcoin Composite ETF, Ethereum Futures ETF, and a Privacy ETF. Grayscale also announced the launch of its Grayscale Funds Trust to manage its publicly traded financial products in-house.

Trader Spends $118k in Ether on Memecoin
A single trader has spent $118,000 in gas fees on the Ethereum network to purchase $155,000 worth of memecoin called Four (FOUR). The trader paid $119,157 in Ether (ETH) for a Uniswap trade of 84 Wrapped Ether (WETH) for 13.8 billion FOUR tokens. The rise in gas fees has caused debates in the crypto community over its impact on mass adoption.

Google Cloud and Polygon Labs partner for Ethereum scaling
Google Cloud will provide framework and developer tools to aid Polygon Labs’ Ethereum scaling protocol. The partnership aims to streamline developer integration for decentralized applications on Polygon.

Polygon and Google Cloud Partner for Ethereum Scaling Tools
Polygon Labs and Google Cloud have partnered to enhance the development of Ethereum scaling protocol's infrastructure and tools. Google Cloud's framework and developer tools will benefit Polygon's core protocols and simplify developer integration to build, launch and grow Web3 products and decentralized applications (DApps) on Polygon. The partnership is expected to advance Polygon's zero-knowledge development, resulting in faster and cheaper transactions. Polygon will use Google Cloud's Blockchain Node Engine to remove the need for Polygon developers to configure and run Polygon PoS nodes.

Circle Launches Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol for USDC
Circle has released a mainnet protocol allowing users to transfer USDC between Ethereum and Avalanche. The Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol (CCTP) eliminates the need for USDC bridges and aims to reduce fragmentation in the Web3 ecosystem.

Ethereum Network's Gas Fees Skyrocket Amid Memecoin Frenzy
Ethereum's gas fees have hit a new multi-month high due to the growing memecoin frenzy. While this has brought in more revenue for the network, it has also caused congestion and difficulty in processing transactions.

1inch Joins Ethereum's zkSync Era for Faster DeFi Transactions
1inch, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol, has deployed its aggregation and limit order protocols on Ethereum's zkSync Era. The move is aimed at leveraging faster and cheaper transactions on the layer-2 scaling solution.

Ethereum staking volume surpasses withdrawal volume post-Shapella upgrade
After the successful Shapella upgrade, Ethereum's staked ETH volume has surpassed the withdrawal volume for the first time. According to data from Nansen, more ETH is currently being staked than withdrawn, with the staking volume reaching 124,000 ETH, while the withdrawal volume is at 64,800 ETH. The majority of validators are restaking their unlocked Ether, and early withdrawals are primarily staking rewards.

Ethereum Layer 2s See Surge in Popularity in Q1 2023
Alchemy's Q1 2023 report shows Ethereum layer 2 networks, including Optimism, Arbitrum and Polygon, saw a 44% increase in bridged crypto assets compared to Q4 2022, and a 518% increase compared to Q1 2022. The report suggests this growth may have been driven by successful airdrops from Optimism and Arbitrum. Additionally, the deployment of smart contracts related to layer 2s increased by 160% compared to Q1 2022, despite a 30% decrease from Q4 2022.

Ethereum Beacon Chain Sees Over $2 Billion Worth of ETH Withdrawn in Four Days
Over 1 million ETH, worth $2.1 billion, has been withdrawn from Ethereum's Beacon Chain within the first four days of the Shapella hard fork, with nearly 87% of active validators now able to withdraw their staked Ether. Despite initial community uncertainty about the impact of Shapella on ETH's price, the first four days have resulted in close to a 10% rise, with much of the withdrawn stake being reinvested in the Beacon Chain for interest compounding purposes.

BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Private Chain Collaborative Testing
Blockchain security firm BlockSec has launched the Phalcon Fork toolkit for collaborative testing on private chains forked from the Ethereum mainnet. The toolkit provides more control for developers over testing, analysis, and debugging of transactions, while retaining services and states from the Ethereum mainnet. It also includes an integrated faucet for free fork network Ether (ETH) and Fork RPC for integration with Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible development frameworks.

Shapella Upgrade, Privacy Concerns, Hacks, and Financial Inclusion
The DeFi space had a busy week with the successful completion of the Shapella upgrade on Ethereum, concerns over privacy related to staking, a major DeFi hack, and a partnership between Fonbnk and Tanda to increase financial inclusion in Africa. The top 100 DeFi tokens had a bullish week, and Glassnode predicted only a small percentage of staked ETH would be withdrawn.

BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Collaborative Testing on Ethereum Mainnet
Blockchain security firm BlockSec has launched Phalcon Fork, a toolkit that enables collaborative testing on private chains forked from arbitrary transaction positions and block numbers on the Ethereum mainnet. The toolkit offers greater control over testing, analysis, and debugging on testnets, with features such as snapshots and a faucet for acquiring free fork network Ether. The Phalcon Fork user manual touts advantages over traditional solutions such as Goerli, including retaining services and states from the mainnet and maintaining full control over block information.

EOS EVM Mainnet Launch Improves Interoperability Between EOS and Ethereum
The EOS Network Foundation has launched the EOS EVM mainnet, which emulates Ethereum's Virtual Machine and aims to improve interoperability between EOS and Ethereum. This allows for the deployment of decentralized applications (DApps) written in Solidity, offering access to lower fees and faster transactions of the EOS network. Other projects have also been prioritizing EVM compatibility, including Astar Network's smart contracts and Polygon's zkEVM.

Ethereum's Shapella Upgrade Complete
Ethereum's Shapella upgrade has been successfully completed, allowing validators to withdraw their staked Ether on the Beacon chain. Over 44% of active validators have the ability to request partial or full withdrawals, with most withdrawals being for staking rewards. Major exchanges have announced their support for ETH unstaking, with several already processing withdrawal requests.

Ethereum Upgrade Raises Concerns as Bitcoin Dominance Continues
Ethereum's Shanghai upgrade has led to concerns among investors, particularly regarding a potential sell-off of tokens unlocked after the upgrade, causing uncertainty in the market. Meanwhile, Bitcoin's dominance rate continues to rise and is currently at the highest level since July 2021.

Sentiment Recovers Stolen Funds with Bounty
Lending protocol Sentiment has recovered stolen funds from a recent hack by offering the hacker a $95,000 bounty. The hacker returned over $771,000 in Ether, and Sentiment also received an additional 51.75 ETH. The incident highlights the importance of companies taking bug bounties seriously.

Ethereum Projects Launch MEV Blocker to Minimize Invisible Tax
27 Ethereum projects have launched MEV Blocker, a solution to reduce maximally extractable value (MEV), or Ethereum's invisible tax. MEV Blocker is a free tool developed to counter MEV bots that hijack transactions and inflate prices for users. It sends at least 90% of profits back to users and can protect them from frontrunning and sandwiching when using any Ethereum DApp.

Blockchain-Powered Satellite Contributes to Ethereum Scaling
Cryptosat, a blockchain-powered satellite orbiting Earth, has contributed entropy to the Ethereum KZG ceremony from space. The satellite's Verifiable Random Beacon service generated the entropy, which was signed by the satellite itself and can be verified using the public key of Crypto2. This contribution will strengthen the security of the next version of Ethereum, which is scheduled for an upgrade on April 12.

Vitalik Buterin Proposes Zero-Knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machines on Ethereum Layer 1
Vitalik Buterin suggests implementing zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machines (zk-EVMs) on the Ethereum base layer to accelerate the verification process on the blockchain without compromising decentralization and security. The technology enables smart contract execution on the blockchain with ZK proofs. It would be the third type of Ethereum client, along with the consensus and execution clients. By integrating zk-EVMs at the Ethereum layer 1, Ethereum would remain decentralized and new clients could be developed, further decentralizing Ethereum at the base layer.

Astar Network Launches Second Iteration of Smart Contracts
Astar Network is launching the second iteration of its smart contracts that support both Ethereum Virtual Machine and WebAssembly Virtual Machine on its mainnet on April 6. The Astar team invited community members to a panel discussion led by its executives and Polkadot developers to discuss how WASM can be utilized.

Crypto Donations to Exceed $10 Billion in a Decade
The Giving Block's annual report predicts that crypto donations will surpass $10 billion by November 2032, with USD Coin being the most popular cryptocurrency used in donations. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin holds the record for the largest crypto donation of the year, giving $9.4 million through his philanthropic fund.

DeFi Giants Launch on Ethereum Layer 2 zkSync Era
Some of the biggest names in decentralized finance, including Uniswap, Sushi, Maker, and Curve, are set to launch on zero-knowledge proof roll-up zkSync Era on March 24. The Ethereum layer 2 scaling network has opened to users in alpha after four years in development, enabling faster and cheaper transactions.

MetaMask Launches Ethereum Staking Marketplace
MetaMask Institutional has announced a new staking marketplace that allows institutional clients to manage ETH staking through vendors such as ConsenSys Staking, Allnodes, Blockdaemon, and Kiln. The marketplace aims to simplify access and management of solo staking and enable institutions to become Ethereum network validators.

KyberSwap announces first ever $ARB token liquidity pools, liquidity mining and trading campaigns on Arbitrum
Since launching in 2021, Arbitrum has emerged as one of the most promising Layer 2 solutions, with its ability to scale Ethereum and enable faster and cheaper transactions.

Arbitrum's ARB Token Airdrop Triggers OTC Trading
The announcement of the ARB token airdrop by Arbitrum Foundation has triggered over-the-counter (OTC) trading of the unreleased tokens. ARB marks Arbitrum's official transition into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), giving ARB holders the power to vote on key decisions governing Arbitrum One and Arbitrum Nova. The airdrop will grant 11.5% of the total supply to eligible Arbitrum users and 1.1% to DAOs in the Arbitrum ecosystem.

Arbitrum Airdrop Boosts zkSync Growth
Arbitrum's recent airdrop of its governance token has generated significant hype, which has helped another layer-2 scaling solution, zkSync, see significant growth in the last week. Despite not having a native token or announcing any airdrop, zkSync has seen a surge in the number of addresses bridging to its platform, with over 39,000 addresses bridging over $871 million in the last seven days.

Euler Finance hacker returns $5.4M
The hacker who drained $197 million from Euler Finance in the biggest DeFi hack of 2023 so far reportedly returned around $5.4 million in Ether to the company. The funds were sent in three transactions from the hacker's address to Euler Finance's deployer address, but it remains to be seen if the hacker will return the rest of the stolen funds.

Coinbase warns of delays for ETH unstaking after Ethereum Merge
Coinbase users may face delays in unstaking their ETH after Ethereum's Shapella upgrade, due to on-chain processing. Coinbase advises users to be patient and offers a liquid staking option, "cbETH."

Privacy blockchain platform Aztec to shut down Aztec Connect
Privacy-oriented blockchain platform Aztec is set to shut down Aztec Connect, its network's privacy infrastructure serving as the encryption layer for Ethereum. Aztec will no longer run a sequencer from March 2024, and the current system will no longer publish rollup blocks processing Aztec Connect transactions.

Hedera Mainnet Exploited, Leading to Theft of Liquidity Pool Tokens
Hedera Hashgraph has confirmed a smart contract exploit on its mainnet, resulting in the theft of liquidity pool tokens from decentralized exchanges (DEXs) that use code derived from Uniswap v2 on Ethereum. The suspicious activity was detected when the attacker attempted to move the stolen tokens across the Hashport bridge, leading operators to temporarily pause the bridge. The exact amount of tokens stolen is unknown, and the Hedera team is working on a solution to remove the vulnerability.

Bitcoin NFTs to Hit $4.5B Market Cap
Galaxy Digital's research unit predicts that the Bitcoin nonfungible token (NFT) market could reach a $4.5 billion market cap by March 2025 based on conservative estimations. The report also outlines bear and bull case scenarios for the market.

Ethereum Testnet Successfully Upgrades for Upcoming Shanghai Hard Fork
Ethereum's Sepolia testnet has undergone a successful upgrade simulating the upcoming Shanghai hard fork expected to take place on the mainnet in March. The upgrade, called "Shapella", allows validators to withdraw their staked Ether and rewards on the execution layer.

wBTC Supply Hits 9-Month Low After Major Burn
The supply of wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC) has hit its lowest point since May 2021 following a significant burn of 11,500 wBTC linked to Celsius. The current total supply of wBTC stands at 164,396, with a monthly growth rate of -7.39%. wBTC is an ERC-20 token that mirrors the value of Bitcoin and is pegged 1:1 with its price. It is managed by the decentralized autonomous organization wBTC DAO.

Liquid Staking Protocol Lido Activates "Staking Rate Limit" After Record Inflows
Lido Finance, a liquid staking protocol for Ethereum, activated a "staking rate limit" after more than 150,000 ETH was staked in a single day. The mechanism aims to address any negative effects of high inflows, limiting the amount of staked Ether that can be minted within a 24-hour timeframe.

Slim Odds of Slashing and Best Practices to Avoid it
According to Ethereum core developer Superphiz, just 0.04% of ETH-staking validators have been eliminated.

Forsage Founders Indicted for Alleged $340 Million "Global Ponzi" Scheme on Ethereum Blockchain
Oregon's federal grand jury indicted Forsage's founders. "Global Ponzi and pyramid scam" investors lost $340 million on the site.

Coinbase Layer 2 Network
Coinbase's new layer-2 network, Base, has Ethereum supporters. One lawyer thinks the launch "opens the way" for the SEC to expedite its "secondary market agenda."

Original Snow Crash Manuscript Goes Up for Auction
Snow Crash-inspired NFTs will also be auctioned.

Coinbase Announces Launch of Ethereum Layer-2 Network
Coinbase will gradually decentralize the chain but not create a new network coin.

LinksDAO and Spey Bay Golf Club
"LinksDAO" may acquire a $900,000 Scottish golf course. Voting closes on Feb. 22 at 12pm ET, with 88% of voters supporting the acquisition.

Alexis Ohanian bought 50000 ETH
Ohanian founded 776 Venture Capital using his early ETH and Coinbase investments.

Tim Beiko announced Shapella upgrade
Full and partial validator withdrawals alter the consensus layer.

ZenGo's NFT Hack Detector
The display compares OpenSea NFT trading amounts to floor pricing.

Kimchi premium refers to when the price of BTC cheaper
CryptoQuant data shows that South Korea's Kimchi premium has fallen again, fluctuating between -0.24 and 0.01 between Feb. 17 and 19.

Kimchi premium refers to when the price of BTC cheaper
CryptoQuant data shows that South Korea's Kimchi premium has fallen again, fluctuating between -0.24 and 0.01 between Feb. 17 and 19.

The amount of ETH burned will continue to increase as transaction fees are burned
Since September 2022, traders have started withdrawing ETH from exchanges.

Polygon Announces Beta Launch of Zero-Knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine
Polygon's zkEVM Ethereum scaling solution will deploy on mainnet beta March 27.

LidoDAO is considering selling or staking its $30 million
LidoDAO, the decentralized autonomous organization behind Lido, is considering staking or selling its $30 million ETH treasury to meet unexpected market swings.

Reversing Censorship on Ethereum
Ethereum presently has 47% OFAC-compliant blocks, the lowest since Oct 11.

Crypto Assets Conference 2023 (CAC23A) | March 29 to March 30, 2023 | Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
As crypto jargon makes its way into everyday business, Bitcoin and Ethereum disrupt the traditional understanding of currencies and the use of DeFi in traditional banking is increasingly inevitable - the world of digital assets evolves and matures in unprecedented style. With Web3 having the ability to revolutionize how society interacts and tokenization transforming the concept of ownership, blockchain technology has more use cases than ever before. Increasingly, established industries adapt to these use cases and a future without digital assets becomes unthinkable.

Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Donates 50 ETH
Vitalik Buterin donated crypto to Turkish disaster aid.

$46 million in ill-gotten crypto on the move again
The Wormhole hacker transferred another $46 million to MakerDAO to take advantage of arbitrage profits.

Ethereum staking service Rocket Pool reaches $1 billion in total value
Decentralized network operators get 7.26% annually.

Chiliz Launches Layer-1 Blockchain to Support Growth
EVM-compatible Chiliz Chiliz 2.0 Blockchain as fan tokens rise.

Alameda Research's FTX Tokens worth millions transferred
Many think the latest money transfer is part of the bankruptcy process, with officials liquidating funds to repay creditors.

Digital Currency Group Sells Shares in Subsidiary's Crypto Funds
As the crypto empire struggles, Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group has divested interests in Grayscale Investments funds.

Lido Announces Upcoming Upgrade, Introduces New Staking Router
Staking liquid Lido V2 will allow Ethereum staking reward withdrawals and better staking infrastructure.

Starkware to Open Source Proprietary Prover
Starkware's chief of product, Avihu Levy, thinks it will boost project confidence in Starknet Prover.

StarkWare to Open Source Proprietary Prover
Starkware's chief of product, Avihu Levy, thinks it will boost project confidence in Starknet Prover.

Russia largest bank is moving forward with the plan
Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank, will begin open DeFi platform testing in April 2023.

Ethereum to Launch Zhejiang Public Withdrawal Testnet
Staked Ethereum is frozen until the Shanghai update.

Azuki's Twitter Account Hacked, Over $750,000 Stolen
Azuki, a popular nonfungible token project, had its Twitter account hacked, stealing almost $750K in USDC in 30 minutes.

New York State Introduces Bill Allowing State Agencies to Accept Crypto
The crypto sector has attacked New York's "BitLicense" and crypto mining restrictions.

The new procedures included the requirement that all future code changes be approved by the DAO
"Aave V3" was launched in March 2022 and deployed on numerous EVM-compatible blockchains soon after. V3 helps consumers save money and enhance capital efficiency. It permits riskier collateral. HDAO: Restructure and Burn for a Better Future
With the new HDAO ( HDAO) proposal passed in the recent meeting between HDAO private investors, HDAO foundation, and the HDAO development team, HDAO foundation decided to restructure the HDAO distribution and move the entire HDAO from Ethereum, and Tron networks to Polygon network.

Validator Infrastructure Developer Launches New Fund to Support Ethereum Proof-of-stake created a $50 million fund to encourage Ether (ETH) staking technology research. DVT, an open-source protocol, distributes validator duties over numerous nodes. Vitalik Buterin's Eth2 roadmap relied on the protocol.

Ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake created a $50 million fund to encourage Ether (ETH) staking technology research. DVT, an open-source protocol, distributes validator duties over numerous nodes. Vitalik Buterin's Eth2 roadmap relied on the protocol.

Dogecoin Foundation Launches Core Developer Fund
On Dec. 31, the Dogecoin Foundation unveiled a new fund that would be handled by its members in a multisignature wallet. The team disclosed the fund's wallet address for openness. Doge developers have dismissed allegations that the network is switching to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus method.

Ethereum bulls awaken after four years to transfer 22,982 ETH.
Recently, two inactive accounts transferred 22,982 ETH to new addresses. Genesis and Poloniex ETH tokens transferred 13,103.99 ETH and 9,878 ETH, respectively. On transfer day, the asset cost approximately $1,200 per ETH.

Ethereum developers chose eight updates for Shanghai
The Shanghai update comes after the Merge and proof-of-stake consensus. Beacon Chain staked ETH will be unlocked, permitting withdrawals. Shanghai testnet launched Oct. 18.

Launch of Ethereum Climate Platform to reduce PoW emissions
The coalition aims to redress the network's former proof-of-work (PoW) carbon emissions. It was formed by Web3 firms, civil society leaders and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The group will invest in climate projects that promise to mitigate Ethereum's past emissions.

Wrapped Tokens Issued by FTX or Alameda Slumps, No Longer Redeemable
Following the filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy from FTX, the wrapped tokens issued by the crypto exchange or its sister trading shop Alameda Research have now undergone a price decline.

Binance Publishes Details of Holdings in its Hot Wallet
Binance has posted a snapshot of its hot wallet reserve to lead the exchange's transparency push

Billions of Dollars Exit Exchanges as Investors Scuttle Towards Safety
Investors are withdrawing their funds from exchanges amid the FTX implosion

Wintermute-Backed Decentralized Exchange Bebop Expands to Polygon
Following its launch on the Ethereum blockchain in June, Bebop, a decentralized exchange incubated by crypto trading firm Wintermute, has now expanded support to Polygon.

Crypto Prices This Week: Market Cap Stays above $1 Trillion, BTC, ETH, DOGE, SHIB, AR
The crypto market is generally higher at the start of this week but continues holding a sideways pattern.

Circle to Introduce Euro Coin and Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol to Solana in Early 2023
USD coin issuer and digital financial technology firm, Circle, is now set to expand its Euro Coin and its cross-chain transfer protocol to the Solana ecosystem in the first half of 2023.

Ethereum is Getting Closed to Being Completely Censored Because of OFAC Regulations
Ethereum is becoming more compliant with OFAC sanctions per on-chain data

Fidelity Launches a New Commission-Free Crypto Trading Product
Fidelity Investments has launched trading support for Bitcoin and Ethereum at zero commission

Vitalik Buterin Shares Opinion On Crypto Regulation
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin on Sunday, shared his opinion on crypto regulation, expressing that he is happy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are getting delayed.

Crypto Market Watch: Weekly Price Trend Update
Here is a brief on the most significant crypto price uptrend over the past week.

Zksync 2.0 Goes Live, Promises Lower Gas Fees, Faster Transactions on Ethereum Mainnet
ZkSync 2.0 is a Layer 2 solution working to scale Ethereum.

Bitcoin Surges Past $20,000, Ether Bounces As USD Weakens
Bitcoin surged on Tuesday breaking back above the $20,000 level while major altcoins led by Ether rose on a positive market upturn as the US dollar fell.

CFTC Chair Suggests Ether is Commodity, Let Congress to Regulate Crypto
Crypto regulation is inevitable. That is the message coming from both CFTC and SEC. But this has led to a political conflict between the top U.S. financial regulatory agencies.

Aussie Regulator Halts 3 Crypto Funds Belonging to Holon Investments
The Australian regulator, ASIC has issued a stop order, halting three major funds linked to Holon Investments

TempleDAO Hacker Moves Stolen Funds to Sanctioned Crypto Mixer Tornado Cash
According to data from block explorer, Etherscan, the attacker of the TempleDAO hack, has moved the funds stolen via the recently sanctioned crypto mixer, Tornado Cash.

Why Ethereum Whales Selling Their Holdings?
Data shows Ethereum whales' address holdings have reduced by more than 3 million ETHs over the last five weeks, indicating that whales have maintained redistribution of their holdings on the market since the Merge.

Market Update: US Inflation Data Push Bitcoin Below the $19,000 Support Zone
A steep volatility trailed the September inflation data that was released by the BLS today. Bitcoin last seen trading below $19,000

Coin Center Files Lawsuit against Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions
Backing a second lawsuit, Coin Center sues the Treasury Department and the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) over its sanctions on the Ethereum mixer, Tornado Cash.

Charles Hoskinson Officially Cut Ties with XRP Community
Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has publicly declared to cut ties with the XRP community.

Crowd Sentiment towards Crypto Turns Bearish as Inflation Data Looms
The crypto market has not yet been able to find the right footing based on tightened macroeconomic factors and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

zkSync Parent Firm Sets to Launch Layer 3 Testnet ‘Pathfinder’ in Q1 2023
Matter Labs has announced a new layer 3 Ethereum scaling prototype called ‘Pathfinder,' which will be released in Q1 of 2023 and could turn out to be the first Layer 3 network built on the Ethereum blockchain.

Charles Hoskinson Changes Ethereum Classic Twitter Account to Ergo's
Charles Hoskinson, the blockchain leader known as one of the key figures responsible for creating Ethereum Classic and Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the parent company of Cardano recently converted the Twitter account of Ethereum Classic ( ETC) to that of Ergo Proof-of-Work network on the 6th of October

Kim Kardashian Charged $1.2M by the SEC For EthereumMax Promotion
American TV reality superstar, Kim Kardashian has been charged by the United States Securities Commission (SEC) for the promotion of EMAX Token, the native coin of the EthereumMax protocol

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Shares Insights on Possible ETH Price Drop Post-Merge
The run-up to the Merge event of the Ethereum protocol saw a number of anticipation from members of the Ethereum community and broader crypto investors on how the coin’s price will be influenced positively

Could Current DeFi Rebound be Indicative of Broader Market Revival?
The growth of the DeFi subsector is quite unusual as the combined market cap had a 0.69% growth over the same time frame.

Germany’s Deutsche Telekom Rolls Out Ethereum Validator Node, Staking Support
Deutsche Telekom is the latest institution to offer Ethereum staking services to its customers.

Binance Launches Mining Pool for ETHW Protocol
Crypto exchange Binance has announced the launch of the mining pool for the Ethereum Proof-of-Work (ETHW) protocol.

Hacker Steals $950,000 from Crypto Vanity Address as Exploits Continue
$950,000 in worth of cryptocurrencies are stolen afresh from vanity Ethereum wallets. Anyone using the Profanity tool to generate their addresses is at risk

Ethereum Network's Transaction Prices has Declined: The Block
The Ethereum network's gas fees have declined significantly since 2021, according to The Block.

Ethereum Supply Slowed after ‘the Merge,’ Will It Drive Investment Narrative?
Ether might become deflationary when the coins from block subsidy are lower than those burned. Also, ETH will become a deflationary asset when more people transact with the coin than those who stake it.

Ethereum Worth Nearly $195M Staked in ETH 2.0 Deposit Contract Over the Past Week
More investments continue trickling into Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract based on the historic highs noted.

Despite Current Turmoil, Crypto will Rise Again Based on its Own Model - Pantera CEO
Dan Morehead CEO of Pantera Capital has shared his view on the current state of the blockchain economy in a recent interview with Real Vision’s Co-founder & CEO Raoul Paul

Colorado Becomes First US State to Accept Crypto as Tax Payments
Colorado has set the ball rolling as the first U.S. state to offer residents the option of paying taxes in cryptocurrencies.

Nasdaq to Offer Institutional Crypto Custody Services
Nasdaq Global Select Market is reportedly on track to dive deeper into the digital currency ecosystem, with preliminary plans to offer custody services of Bitcoin and Ethereum for institutional clients.

Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes Attributed to Primary Catalyst of Crypto Bear Market
The decision by the federal reserve (Fed) to continuously hike interest rates to tame runaway inflation has been detrimental to the crypto market as bears continue to bite.

Ethereum Slips Below $1,350 as Total Liquidation Hit $300 Million in 12 Hours
Ethereum has not been able to get the right footing since the much-anticipated Merge went live on September 15.

Bitcoin Sinks to $18.5K Due to Regulatory, Interest Hike Concerns
Bitcoin fell to a three-month low as cryptocurrencies took a dip ahead of global monetary tightening concerns and amid regulatory concerns.

BlockSec Shares Alerts of ETHPoW Tokens Persistent Attack
According to an alert shared by blockchain security firm, BlockSec, the ETHW protocol suffered a replay attack with the hacker carting away 200 ETHW tokens.

Altcoin Watch: Top 2 Tokens to Watch This Week
With the instability in the market, here are key tokens that are likely to define the market trend this week.

Grayscale Investments Files Claim over Ethereum Proof of Work Token after the Merge
Grayscale Investments, a leading investment partner for digital currencies is set to distribute Ethereum Proof of Work (ETHPoW)

Ethereum PoW Fork Token Price Drops Over 60% A Day after Mainnet Launch
ETHPoW was trading as high as $60.68 on Thursday morning after the merge, but on Friday the new token experienced a huge plunge.

Active Addresses of Ethereum Hit Monthly High with $22B Being Staked before the Merge
Ethereum continues to be at the centre stage after undergoing its biggest software upgrade called the Merge. As a result, active ETH addresses have skyrocketed after hitting a monthly high.

Ethereum Under Potential SEC Scrutiny after The Merge: WSJ
Ethereum's latest software update may have caught the Securities and Exchange Commission chair's attention to categorize the second-largest crypto as a security.

Ethereum to Undergo 4 Phases to Tackle the Scalability Issue after Merge
Since the Merge is the first step toward solving the scalability trilemma, Ethereum will have to undergo four more steps to solve this issue.

Ethereum Energy consumption, Carbon Footprint Reduce 99.99% after Merge
Ethereum completed a massive software upgrade that is said to have slashed its carbon footprint and energy usage.

Ethereum PoW Hardfork Token's IOU Accepts Trading on 5 Exchanges
At least five crypto exchanges, including Coingecko, FTX, MEXC Global, Bybit, and FTX.US, accept ETHW, the latest listed an IOU of the potential token for trading.

Ethereum PoS Might Be Still Heavily Centralized: Santiment Data
According to data from blockchain analytics provider, Santiment, there seems to be a heavy centralization in the new protocol per validator’s count after the Merge of Ethereum.

The Merge is Complete: Ethereum
The upgrade - known as the Merge - has shifted Ethereum into a more environmentally sustainable framework by reducing Ethereum’s energy consumption.

The Merge Begins, ETH’s Weekly Social Engagements Increase by 53%
The much-anticipated Ethereum merge is set to see the light of day begins, ETH’s weekly social engagements increased by 53%.

Opinion: The Merge- Key Questions to Answer
For the upcoming Ethereum Merge, some of the issues and answers to some of the questions often come up about crypto’s biggest event.

Ethereum Classic Hash Rate Surges 200% Ahead of Ethereum Merge
Ethereum Classic’s hash rate has risen from 30 TH/s to 64 TH/s in the last 30 days. The surge indicates an increased mining activity on the Ethereum Classic network.

CME Group Rolls Out Ether Options for Upcoming Merge
CME Group, a leading derivatives marketplace, has launched the options of Ether futures, given that the much-anticipated merge has been pushing demand.

Hard-fork to be Deployed Within 24 Hours of The Merge: Ethereum POW
EthereumPoW (ETHW), the splinter of the proof of work from the Ethereum blockchain, announced its plan to launch a hard-fork mechanism within 24 hours after the Merge.

Top 3 Altcoins to Watch This Week: ETH, MATIC, and ADA
The underlisted three tokens should be watched as the broader market keeps watch as the Ethereum blockchain transitions from the Proof-of-Work (PoW) model to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) version

Opinion: Why the Ethereum Merge will be a game-changer for DeFi?
Ethereum’s upgrade from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake is about long-term value creation, not short-term price movement, argues CEO Wei Zhou.

Ethereum’s Speculative Action Goes through the Roof as the Merge Edges Closer
Since the Ethereum merge has been awaited with bated breath by the crypto community, the network’s speculative action has skyrocketed.

ETC Group to Launch New ETP Based on Upcoming Ethereum Hard Fork
ETC Group has joined a growing list of firms that will list products associated with Ethereum’s potential forked ETHW token.

SEBA Bank Floats Ethereum Staking Service for Institutional Investors
Swiss-based digital bank SEBA has announced the launch of its Ethereum staking service, tailored to fit the needs of institutional investors.

Hiccups Surface as Bellatrix Upgrade Sets Stage for Ethereum Merge
With the much-anticipated merge being around the corner, the Bellatrix upgrade went live, curtain raising for this event.

HIVE Blockchain Exploring GPU Mineable Coins Ahead of Ethereum Merge
For the upcoming Ethereum merge, HIVE said it has already started exploring mining other GPU mineable coins with its fleet of GPUs. The miner said it is implementing beta-testing this week, before the merge.

Aave Halts ETH Lending Ahead of Ethereum’s Merge
Aave has temporarily suspended giving out Ether loans to avoid risks associated with the upcoming Merge.

The Merge: Why Ethereum Investors Must Remain Cautious as Bellatrix Upgrade Goes Live
The Bellatrix Upgrade is set to go live on the Beacon Chain of the ETH Network today as the entire community prepares for the forthcoming merge of the current PoW chain with the PoS model.

Ethereum Miners Realized $756M in August Pending The Merge
Miners on the Ethereum blockchain have made the sum of $756 million while gearing up for The Merge that will take place later in this month

Decentralized NFT Marketplace Sudoswap To Launch Ethereum Token Airdrop
The launch of the Ethereum airdrop token will enable Sudoswap to reward its active users and raise awareness of its native tokens.

Ethereum Miner Addresses Hits 4-year High Ahead of the Merge
Ethereum miner addresses have continued to grow and are now at a 4-year high according to on-chain data

ETH Merge Will Propel Narrative of Cryptos Being Eco-Friendly: Head of Sales at Moneycorp
Once Ethereum shifts to a PoS consensus mechanism, validators will replace miners in the confirmation of blocks because they will use the staked Ether. As a result, prompting a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly approach.

Opinion: Why Ethereum’s ‘Merge’ Won't Lower Gas Fees?
The Merge won’t make the network much faster or be able to process more transactions per second, which means gas fees won’t change much.

Crypto Exchange OKX Unveils Precautionary Measures Ahead of the Ethereum Merge
With the Ethereum merge just around the corner, crypto exchange OKX has given a service update that includes suspension of ETH deposits and withdrawals during the much-anticipated event.

Binance Plans to Halt Ethereum Deposit and Withdrawals During The Merge
The largest crypto exchange in the world by trading volume Binance has announced that it will be halting the deposit and withdrawal of ETH and ERC-20 during The Merge slated for Sept 15

Coinbase Says it Will List Potential Forked Tokens Following Post-Ethereum Merge
Ethereum's merge is drawing nearer. Coinbase has said it will evaluate potential fork tokens that might emerge after the merge.

Ethereum Takes the Lead in GitHub Development Activity
Ethereum continues to scale heights because it has jumped to the top position in terms of GitHub development activity, according to market insight provider Santiment.

Crypto Venture Capitalist Breaks Down Potential Winners and Losers from Ethereum Merge
Ethereum’s long-awaited transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake, namely the Merge, is approaching. Crypto experts have continued to talk about the impacts associated with such upgrades. Announces Suspension of Ethereum Transactions During POS Merge
The exchange stated that its services fully support the Ethereum merger, and announced that it will stop the deposit and withdrawal of