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  • Melon x Token Terminal: Interview with Mona El Isa

    In this blog series, we interview founders from the crypto space to learn more about them and the products they’re building. For our most recent interview, we sat down with Mona El Isa, the co-founder of Melon and Multichain Asset Managers Association (MAMA). Melon is a protocol for on-chain asset management.In this interview, we go through topics ranging from the team’s current product focus to future plans.What is Melon?Melon is an Ethereum based protocol that brings together a complete, funct… … More

  • Dharma Launches StackingStreakSweepstakes

    Starting today, you can be entered into a sweepstakes to win $50 for buying ETH on Dharma.  Eligibility Requirements:1. Buy at least $50 of ETH on Dharma by 12pm PST on Friday, 3 July 20202. All trades are valid, both crypto trades and purchases directly from a debit card3. Tweet at @dharma_hq with a screenshot of your ETH purchase from your activity feed as so: Tweet your ETH purchase card @dharma_hq to be entered to win prize $$ That’s it Sweepstakes Details:1. Once the … … More

  • Looking Back at 5 Years of Proof of Work

    Our latest report reviews the performance of Ethereum’s consensus mechanism since 2015 and looks ahead to Ethereum 2.0’s Proof of Stake.Proof of Work has upheld the Ethereum ecosystem since its launch in 2015. Since then, a number of on- and off-chain events-including security events, network upgrades, and market forces-have influenced how miners and mining pools have interacted with the network.A visualization of the funds flowing from mining pools on the Ethereum network.Historically, mining d… … More

  • Coinbase Custody selected by 21Shares for Bitcoin ETP

    Today we’re proud to announce that 21Shares AG has chosen Coinbase Custody to store its digital assets for its Bitcoin ETP. 21Shares AG is listing its 21Shares Bitcoin ETP (ISIN: CH0454664001 — WKN A2T64E) on the Deutsche Börse’s Xetra electronic venue on Thursday July 2nd 2020. Coinbase Custody will serve as custodian for the underlying assets of their Bitcoin ETP.21Shares selected Coinbase Custody after reviewing our institutional-grade offline storage solution, which includes world-class secu… … More

  • ConsenSys Codefi Announces Ethereum 2.0 Staking Pilot Program With Six Members

    Binance, Crypto.com, DARMA Capital, Huobi Wallet, Matrixport, and Trustology join Codefi Staking Pilot Program, gain early access to Ethereum 2.0 staking solutionConsenSys Codefi is launching an Ethereum 2.0 staking-as-a-service platform with institutional functionality for exchanges, custodians, funds, wallets and other potential customers. Last week, Codefi revealed its first batch of Pilot Program participants, designed to incorporate feedback and feature requests while designing and building… … More

  • Tokenised ownership is the best coordination tool since equity

    Give someone a dollar, and they will help you for a day. Give them tokenised ownership, and they will be on your side for a lifetime.Original photo by Randy FathThe token, this digital representation of ownership, is the most powerful incentivisation and coordination tool since the advent of equity thanks to its frictionless distribution and adaptable properties. While there has been healthy scepticism around token experimentations over the past two years, certain token designs are indubitably v… … More

  • Tutorial: Query Your Ethereum 2.0 Validator Balance With the Infura API

    How to query validator balances programmatically with the Infura Eth 2.0 Beacon Chain API.Every day is bringing us closer to the genesis of Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0. Major multi-client testnet efforts are well underway with the current witti testnet and the upcoming altona testnet. Interest and participation in staking on these testnets continues to rise, with over 65% of all respondents planning to stake their ETH, according to a new Ethereum 2.0 Report.One of the most basic needs for those staking… … More

  • How Infura Helps Uniswap Meet Their Interface’s Data Demands

    Behind the scenes of one of the most active DeFi protocols in the Ethereum ecosystem.Cryptocurrency exchanges and token swaps usually require buyers and sellers to create liquidity. Uniswap is a protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain that helps solve decentralized exchanges’ liquidity problem by creating these token swap markets automatically. The protocol pools token liquidity on-chain in smart contracts so that DeFi users can make trades against the reserves at any time. In terms of daily t… … More

  • Ethereum by the Numbers — May 2020

    Ethereum by the Numbers — May 2020The latest stats about blockchain adoption, DeFi activity, Ethereum 2.0 milestones, and more.May was another active month across the stack for the Ethereum community. After running the numbers, here are our three big takeaways: 1) With 430M+ monthly active users, Reddit is poised to become a major blockchain onramp with the rollout of its new Ethereum-based pilot program for a reputation system. 2) Recent security incidents in the DeFi space emphasize the need f… … More

  • Everything You Need to Know About Reddit’s New Blockchain-Based Community Points

    The “Front Page of the Internet” is using Ethereum for a pilot program of its new reputation system. Here’s what it means for Redditors and for mainstream blockchain adoption.By Coogan Brennan, Technical Trainer at ConsenSys AcademyA few weeks ago, Reddit announced a new pilot program built on Ethereum. It’s great news for adoption and we wanted to dig in a bit more into the background…What’s Reddit Again?Reddit is a collection of discussion boards (called subreddits) on various topics where mem… … More

  • Maker (MKR) is launching on Coinbase Pro

    On Monday, June 8, transfer MKR into your Coinbase Pro account ahead of trading. Support for MKR will be available in all Coinbase’s supported jurisdictions, with the exception of New York State. Per previous launches, transfers will open during business hours, Pacific time.On Monday, June 8, we will begin accepting inbound transfers of MKR to Coinbase Pro. Trading will begin on or after 9AM Pacific Time (PT) the following day, if liquidity conditions are met.Once sufficient supply of MKR is est… … More

  • Crypto as an Asset Class — Why We Think Goldman Sachs Got It All Wrong

    Crypto as an Asset Class — Why We Think Goldman Sachs Got It All WrongExecutive summaryThis article is aimed at institutional and other professional investors who are considering making an allocation to crypto. It examines the best practices for token investing that have been adopted by institutional investors globally. In this article, crypto investments refer to investments in tokens. The article excludes traditional equity investments made into startups that make use of blockchain technology…. … More

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