Category: Ethereum

December 13, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

BBVA Switzerland expands its crypto custody service with Ethereum

BBVA services stretch across Latin American countries, where investors have extensive interest in all kinds of digital assets, as well as in Europe and Turkey. The company noted in its official announcement that it plans to continue the expansion of its portfolio of digital assets in the coming months. The new BBVA service is currently…

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August 04, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

A day before the Ethereum London Hard Fork: 4 things you should know

2. EIP-3238: Difficulty Bomb Delay EIP-3238 is being introduced to smooth the path for the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade. An important feature of Ethereum, the difficulty bomb makes Ethereum mining more challenging. When the difficulty bomb is triggered, block times will become so long that mining will no longer be profitable. This contributes to a phenomenon…

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January 28, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Reddit partners with Ethereum Foundation to build scaling tools

The official announcement stated: In many ways, this collaboration started with the Scaling Bake-Off that we hosted in this community with the Ethereum Foundation. In this new stage of our partnership, immediate efforts will be focused on bringing Ethereum to Reddit-scale production. Our intention is to help accelerate the progress being made on scaling and…

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CME Group launches Ether futures from February
December 17, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

CME Group launches Ether futures from February

Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products, said: Based on increasing client demand and robust growth in our Bitcoin futures and options markets, we believe the addition of Ether futures will provide our clients with a valuable tool to trade and hedge this growing cryptocurrency. Ethereum is the second-largest…

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Ethereum 2.0 August final testnet launch approaches
July 23, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Ethereum 2.0 August final testnet launch approaches

Beacon Chain went live on the initial testnet Sapphire in April and it used smaller 3.2 ETH deposits. After that a full 32 ETH nodes were released next month on the Topaz testnet. The Onyx testnet started in June and operated about 20,000 validators by the end of it. Altona coordinated multi-client testnet for Phase…

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Dukascopy Bank adds Ether to client funding methods
June 09, 2020 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Dukascopy Bank expands client funding range with Ether

The cryptocurrency (BTC and ETH) can be used as a payment vehicle and is automatically converted into the base currency of the account (USD) and credited to the client’s account. In the same way, withdrawn funds from a crypto-fundable account are debited in USD and automatically converted into crypto-currency and sent to the client’s registered…

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Dukascopy Bank starts CFD on Ether trading operations
December 17, 2019 BY Mariela Naydenova

UK's oldest crypto exchange drops Ethereum - the reasons

Coinfloor is UK's oldest-running crypto exchange and it now plans to drop both Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash. The delisting of Ethereum is expected to happen next month. The primary reason cited is that the future of hard forks is quite unclear and there is a current need for burdensome technical support for the coin. Coinfloor…

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Abra adds native ETH deposits and withdrawals in the Abra wallet
October 11, 2019 BY Mariela Naydenova

Ethereum derivatives? CFTC clears Ether as a Commodity

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has confirmed that Ether is now classified as "commodity". The statement came from CFTC Chairman, Mr. Heath Tarbert. After months of studying the second largest alt coin by market cap, CFTC has decided that Ether falls under this specific jurisdiction. This is what Mr. Tarbert commented on decision that Ether…

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