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  • Ethereum by the Numbers — June 2020

    Ethereum by the Numbers — June 2020The latest stats from the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem, including network growth, dapp adoption, developer activity, DeFi trends, and Eth2 progress.Network8,035 (+584). Live mainnet nodes globally.103M+ (+4M). Total unique addresses.111.5M+. (+409k). Total ether supply.1,111,318. (+195k). Peak daily transactions in May.2,000. The number of transactions per second per chain that the SKALE network can support, which just launched on mainnet.56. The number of min… … More

  • Ethereum JavaScript Libraries for Dapp Development: web3.js vs. ethers.js

    A technical guide to the differences between Web3.js and Ethers.js, the two most popular JavaScript libraries for interacting with the Ethereum blockchain and developing dapps.Web3.js and ethers.js are JavaScript libraries that allow developers to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. They are both great libraries — either library will likely meet the needs of most Ethereum developers. This article is a comparison of web3.js and ethers.js, focusing on their similarities and differences, so that… … More

  • Announcing MetaMask Version 8

    Everyone’s favorite way to use Ethereum applications now comes with a host of new features!Today, we’re rolling out MetaMask Version 8. This represents a major upgrade to MetaMask and offers a number of new features that no wallet has delivered before.Unparalleled Privacy ControlMost wallets today either manage a single account, or expose the currently selected user current account to all connected sites — broadly revealing users’ private information.In MetaMask V8, when you connect to a website… … More

  • How to Fetch and Update Data From Ethereum With React and SWR

    Configure your dapp’s frontend so token balances and fund transfers update in your users’ Ethereum wallets.Ethereum allows us to build decentralized applications (dapps). The main difference between a typical application and a dapp is that you don’t need to deploy a backend-at least as long as you take advantage of the other smart contracts deployed on the Ethereum mainnet.Because of that, the frontend plays a major role. It is in charge of marshaling and unmarshaling the data from the smart con… … More