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Ethereum Co-Founder Outlines Roadmap for Improving ETH Network’s Staking and Upgrades

Buterin also touched on the roadmap for Ethereum’s technical upgrades, referring to an imminent transition called ‘Danksharding’ that expands data availability and enables more transactions per block. Speaking recently at the Turkey Blockchain Summit, Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin discussed some of the platform’s plans for enhancing decentralization around staking while providing

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Circle launches ‘bridged USDC standard’ for deploying to new networks

Circle has launched a new standard to streamline the process of launching its stablecoin, USDC, on new networks, according to a Nov. 21 blog post. The new “bridged USDC standard” allows developers to launch the token through a two-phase process. In the first phase, the third-party developer has control of the

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Pyth Network’s token launch hits $468m cap, airdrops to 90k wallets

Pyth Network’s token debuts with a $468 million market cap and an innovative airdrop to 90,000 wallets. Pricing oracle service Pyth Network today launched its cryptocurrency token PYTH, immediately gaining a substantial market presence. As of its first trading day, the token’s market capitalization was approximately $468 million, with its value

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Layer 2 networks hit $13 billion TVL but challenges still remain

Ethereum Layer 2 networks reached a new milestone on November 10, reaching $13 billion of total value locked (TVL) within their contracts, according to data from blockchain analytics platform L2Beat. According to industry experts, this trend of greater interest in layer 2s is likely to continue, although some challenges remain,

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Arbitrum, the Biggest Layer-2 Blockchain on Ethereum, Says ‘Layer-3’ Networks ‘Mainnet Ready’

Orbit is one of many customizable blockchain stacks that have come to market over the past few months. Arbitrum’s competitor, OP Labs, behind the layer-2 chain OP Mainnet (formerly named Optimism), has its own version of a customizable environment, called the OP Stack, which currently powers crypto exchange Coinbase layer-2

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FTX’s stolen crypto funds linked to Russian cybercrime networks

Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic has released new findings that suggest a Russian-linked entity may be behind the high-profile hack of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The revelation comes as part of an ongoing investigation into the theft of a staggering $477 million in various cryptocurrencies from the exchange. Funds moved during SBF’s court appearance Elliptic’s

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Google Cloud Adds 11 Blockchain Networks Including Polygon, Optimism and Polkadot

GOOGLE BLOCKCHAIN: In a sign that big tech companies are nosing into blockchain, Google’s cloud-computing division is increasingly popping up in crypto news headlines, and top executives focused on Web3 are making the rounds with media. Last week, Google Cloud announced it would add 11 networks including Polygon, Optimism and

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Google Cloud Pushes Deeper Into Blockchain Data, Adding 11 Networks Including Polygon

“Over the past 18 months we’ve been investing in this space, we’ve continued to hire, we’ve continued to grow not only our business development and our go-to-market teams but also our product and engineering capabilities,” James Tromans, global head of Web3, Google Cloud, told CryptoX TV in an interview last

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