Publicly-Listed Miner Hive Plans to Transfer ETH Hashrate to Other GPU Mineable Coins Ahead of Merge

While the cryptocurrency community prepares for The Merge, the Nasdaq-listed, Hive Blockchain Technologies, revealed in the company’s August 2022 production update that it plans to re-distribute its hashpower dedicated to Ethereum toward “other GPU mineable coins.” Hive’s Technical Team Researches Other GPU Mineable Coins On September 6, Hive Blockchain Technologies (Nasdaq: HIVE) published the company’s August production report which talks about a “record monthly BTC production” and the appointment of a new general counsel member. Hive also discussed the upcoming Ethereum network transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Hive…

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Value Locked in Lido Rises Prior to Ethereum’s Merge, LDO Token Jumps 23% Higher in 7 Days

In eight days Ethereum is planning to undergo one of the most intensive upgrades since the DAO hard fork in 2016, as The Merge aims to change the network’s consensus mechanism from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Amid the lead-up to The Merge, the decentralized finance (defi) and liquid staking protocol Lido’s total value locked (TVL) jumped 6.34% this week and the project’s native token increased by more than 23% against the U.S. dollar during the past seven days. Liquid Staking Service Lido Sees Demand Ahead of The Merge The…

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Coinbase Discloses It Will ‘Evaluate Any ETH Fork Tokens Following The Merge’

The publicly listed firm Coinbase Global has revealed the company plans to evaluate any potential forks that arise from the upcoming Ethereum upgrade known as The Merge. In a recently updated blog post, Coinbase said if a new Ethereum proof-of-work (PoW) token is created it “will be reviewed with the same rigor as any other asset that is listed” on the company’s exchange. Coinbase Updates the Public About the Possibility of an Ethereum Fork Arising Post Merge The Merge is coming soon and data shows it is roughly 16 days…

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What Is The Merge? A Brief Explanation of Ethereum’s Transition From Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake

In 23 days the Ethereum network will transition to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm after operating as a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain since July 30, 2015. While the change may not mean much to ethereum users and traders, what’s changing under the hood is a very big deal. You’ve Heard About The Merge, Why Is It a Big Deal? Next month will be a monumental time for the Ethereum network and its participants. The Merge will likely be one of the most anticipated and recognizable upgrades the blockchain has seen since…

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These Are the Crypto Economy’s 5 Most Expensive Assets per Unit in August 2022

On July 18, 2021, Bitcoin.com News researched the top five most expensive crypto assets and at that time there were two digital currencies worth five digits in value, two tokens worth four digits in U.S. dollar value, and one valued at three digits. Today, a lot has changed but currently, bitcoin and the token yearn finance are still the only two tokens with five-digit USD price values, and there’s a total of five crypto assets below them trading for four-digit prices. The Top Crypto Assets by Price per Unit in…

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The Fed Is ‘Resolute’ on Hiking Interest Rates, Tightening Monetary Policy to Tame Inflation — Gold and Stocks Sink

Several reports detail that U.S. Federal Reserve officials are resolute on tightening monetary policy and increasing the federal funds rate until inflation in America is alleviated. Chicago Fed president Charles Evans explained on Tuesday that the central bank would likely keep up the larger than usual rate hikes until inflation is remedied. The Fed Is ‘Nowhere Near’ Done When It Comes to Tighter Policy, Central Bank Has Not Seen a ‘Turn in Inflation’ The Federal Reserve is in a predicament as inflation in America is the highest its been since…

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As The Merge Gets Closer, Ethereum’s Hashrate Dropped Over 26% Since the Network’s All-Time High 45 Days Ago

While a tentative date for The Merge has been pencilled in by developers, and even though it’s quite possible it could be delayed once again, Ethereum’s hashrate has dropped 26.26% during the last 45 days. 18.21% of the hashrate loss took place after June 30, as Ethereum’s global hashrate slipped from 1,190 terahash per second (TH/s) to today’s 973.27 TH/s. While Ethereum’s hashrate decreased, Ethereum Classic’s hashrate spiked 12.07% higher during the last two days, but the added terahash was way less than the hashrate that left Ethereum during the…

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70 to 90% Down — Crypto Economy’s Decline Shakes Out $2 Trillion in 8 Months

During the past eight months, crypto assets have shed enormous value against fiat currencies like the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin has shed 69% since the leading crypto asset’s all-time high on November 10, 2021, when the digital currency’s value tapped $69K per unit. The crypto economy has seen some healing as the market capitalization of all 13,413 tokens in existence is hovering just below the $1 trillion mark. Today’s Top 10 Crypto Assets Have Lost 70 to 90% in USD Value At the time of writing the entire crypto-economy is worth…

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While Bitcoin and Ethereum Dominance Slides, Stablecoin Market Caps Reap the Rewards

During the past 30 days, $285 billion has left the crypto economy and bitcoin’s USD value hit a 2022 low at $17,593 per unit on June 18. Moreover, last month’s statistics show bitcoin’s market dominance was 2.9% higher and ethereum’s market dominance was 2.1% higher than it is today. Bitcoin and Ethereum Dominance Has Dropped Over the Last Month The crypto bear market has done some damage to the digital currency economy and many continue to wonder if the market carnage will continue. The market has seen a brief consolidation…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH on the Cusp of $1,200 Following Breakout of Key Resistance Level

Bitcoin edged marginally higher on the last Friday of the month, breaking out of its recent resistance of $21,100 in the process. ETH was also in the green during today’s session, climbing by nearly 5% to move past a price ceiling of its own. Bitcoin Following a turbulent week of trading, BTC was once again higher on Friday, as prices moved above $21,000 heading into the weekend. Less than a day after trading at a low of $20,233.56, BTC/USD rallied to an intraday peak of $21,266.39 Friday’s flurry of trading…

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