Category: PoS

Bitgo Adds Near Protocol Support — Custodian to Store Near Foundation’s Treasury

Bitgo Adds Near Protocol Support — Custodian to Store Near Foundation’s Treasury

On July 19, the digital asset company Bitgo announced it has partnered with the Near Foundation and will be “the first qualified custodian to support the protocol and its assets, including its native token.” The collaboration will give institutions holding near protocol (NEAR) tokens the ability to store and stake the coins via Bitgo’s platform. […]

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Ethereum Devs Delay Difficulty Bomb — ETH 2.0 Contract Surpasses 13 Million Ether Deposits

Ethereum Devs Delay Difficulty Bomb — ETH 2.0 Contract Surpasses 13 Million Ether Deposits

On June 30, Ethereum developers delayed the network’s difficulty bomb via the Gray Glacier update, which means The Merge won’t happen at least until September 2022. Meanwhile, there’s now more than 13 million ethereum locked into the Beacon Chain worth $15.8 billion using today’s prices. More Than 13 Million Ether Worth $15.8 Billion Deposited Into […]

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Bitmain Launches 2,400 Megahash E9 Ethereum Miner Ahead of The Merge

Bitmain Launches 2,400 Megahash E9 Ethereum Miner Ahead of The Merge

On July 6, the crypto mining rig manufacturer Bitmain announced the launch of the highly anticipated Antminer E9 after revealing the device on April 15, 2021. The machine boasts speeds of up to 2.4 gigahash per second (GH/s) and Bitmain is selling the device for $9,999 per unit. Bitmain Launches Antminer E9 for $4.17 per […]

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Binance US Adds Staking Services for 7 Different Crypto Assets

Binance US Adds Staking Services for 7 Different Crypto Assets

Binance US is now offering crypto staking services and the firm details that seven digital currencies are currently available with annual percentage yields (APYs) up to 18%. Customers can earn yields on proof-of-stake (PoS) cryptocurrencies that include binance coin, solana, avalanche, livepeer, graph, cosmos, and audius. Binance US Adds Staking Services On Twitter, Binance US […]

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Solana Halts Block Production, Validators Told to Prep for a Restart, Network’s Decentralization Criticized

Solana Halts Block Production, Validators Told to Prep for a Restart, Network’s Decentralization Criticized

On June 1, 2022, the Solana network halted block production again as the blockchain network has stopped working a number of times during the network’s lifetime. According to the Solana status update, validator operators are being asked to prepare for a restart. Solana Continues to Be Plagued by Outages, SOL Downtime Denounced by the Crypto […]

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Ethereum’s Beacon Network Deals With a 7-Block Chain Reorganization

Ethereum’s Beacon Network Deals With a 7-Block Chain Reorganization

On May 25, seven blocks were reorganized on Ethereum’s Beacon chain at 8: 55: 23 a.m. (UTC) at block height 3,887,075 all the way to block 3,887,081. The reorganization was discovered by Martin Köppelmann who noted the “current attestation strategy of nodes should be reconsidered to hopefully result in a more stable chain.” Ethereum’s Beacon […]

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Ethereum Hashrate Taps an All-Time High Amid This Week’s Crypto Market Meltdown

Ethereum Hashrate Taps an All-Time High Amid This Week’s Crypto Market Meltdown

Amid the crazy week in the world of cryptocurrencies and the Bitcoin network’s mining difficulty reaching a lifetime high at 31.25 trillion, Ethereum’s hashrate tapped an all-time high on May 13, at block height 14,770,231. Cryptocurrency miners continue to dedicate large quantities of processing power toward the second-largest crypto network in terms of market capitalization. […]

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Nicehash Software ‘Fully Unlocks’ Nvidia’s Hashrate Reducing Technology

Nicehash Software ‘Fully Unlocks’ Nvidia’s Hashrate Reducing Technology

On Saturday, the cryptocurrency mining platform Nicehash revealed the company has “fully [unlocked] Nvidia’s [Lite Hash Rate]” graphic processing units (GPUs). Nicehash says the firm’s Quickminer mining software is the first protocol that can unlock LHR GPU cards by 100%. Nicehash Says Software Is the First to Fully Crack Nvidia’s Lite Hash Rate Technology According […]

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After Solana’s Co-Founder Said BTC Should Change Its Consensus Algo, Solana Mainnet Loses Consensus for 7 Hours

After Solana’s Co-Founder Said BTC Should Change Its Consensus Algo, Solana Mainnet Loses Consensus for 7 Hours

While Ethereum users participating in the Otherside metaverse land sale caused network fees to rise and created issues for the blockchain explorer Etherscan, it overshadowed Solana’s blockchain network outage. It seems a flood of inbound transactions on Saturday caused Solana’s mainnet to lose consensus for roughly seven hours. Solana’s Mainnet Loses Consensus for 7 Hours […]

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Ethereum Beacon Chain Surpasses 300K Validators, Over $28 Billion in Ether Deposits Locked

Ethereum Beacon Chain Surpasses 300K Validators, Over $28 Billion in Ether Deposits Locked

The Ethereum protocol has reached another milestone as the number of Ethereum 2.0 validators has surpassed 300,000. At the time of writing, the Ethereum 2.0 contract has over 9.6 million ether deposited worth more than $28.4 billion. Ethereum Beacon Chain Validators Jump Past the 300,000 Mark For quite some time now, Ethereum (ETH) network participants […]

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