Ethereum’s long-awaited migration to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism, which has been pushed back time and time again, looks set to occur sometime in August. Hopefully.  Preston Van Loon, a core developer of the Ethereum (ETH) network, told attendees at the Permissionless conference that the transition, known as the Merge, would occur sometime in August
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In a bid to combat illegal activity and ‘regulatory arbitrage,’ a Swiss-based think tank has urged greater international cooperation on cryptocurrency regulation. On Monday, the Basel Institute of Governance and the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators released a paper calling for further coordinated action against unlawful crypto-markets. Among the proposed solutions are greater cooperation
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Crypto venture fund giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has highlighted that development and demand on Ethereum is “unmatched” despite the network’s high transaction fees. The firm does warn, however, that its “popularity is also a double-edged sword” given Ethereum prioritizes decentralization over scaling, resulting in competing blockchains stealing market share with “promises of better performance and
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Indian crypto businesses are struggling with the new tax policies as trading volumes have dried up and many established crypto firms are looking to relocate to more crypto-friendly jurisdictions. While many developed countries and even several of its Asian counterparts are actively studying and formulating better crypto regulations, the Indian government has maintained a “blockchain,
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In a new development for the decentralized finance space, Ethereum scaling platform Polygon has partnered with layer-3 project Orbs to launch a program that supports DeFi builders through the DeFi accelerator platform DeFi.org.  In an announcement, Polygon and DeFi.org noted that the program will provide funding opportunities, mentorship and market exposure to chosen projects. Building on
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Aave (AAVE) has announced a new project called the Lens Protocol that focuses on helping developers build social networking decentralized applications (DApps) on the Polygon blockchain.  Apart from social media DApps, the liquidity market protocol creators aim to use nonfungible token (NFT) technology along with Lens’ open-source blockchain tech to allow developers to create marketplaces,
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Ether (ETH) price has been trying to establish an ascending channel since the May 12 market-wide crash that sent its price to $1,790. Currently, the altcoin’s support stands at $2,000, but the high correlation to traditional markets is causing traders to be highly skeptical s cryptocurrency market recovery.  Ether/USD 4-hour price at Bitstamp. Source: TradingView
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Bitcoin (BTC) headed toward an “interesting” liquidity area on May 18 as United States stock markets opened with a bearish bang. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC price nears “interesting” rematch with lows Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it broke through the $29,000 support after the Wall Street open.
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Financial companies in Israel are increasingly moving into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), with two competing credit card firms working on BTC investment and cashback features. Two Israel-based credit card companies, Max and Isracard, have inked partnerships with crypto-related platforms in order to allow cardholders to purchase Bitcoin, the local news agency Calcalist reported on May
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