Proof-of-Work Proponents Question Validator Censorship as 59% of Staked Ethereum Is Held by 4 Companies

Prior to The Merge, Ethereum used to have dozens upon dozens of mining pools dedicating hashrate toward the blockchain network. That has all changed and most of the miners transitioned or plan on transitioning to other Ethash compatible coins like ethereum classic, ERGO, and the new fork ETHW. Now Ethereum blocks are verified by validators and at the time of writing, there are 429,278 validators. However, a great deal of the 13.7 million staked ethereum is held by four known providers. 4 Known Providers Hold 59% of the Staked Ethereum…

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Bitcoin Miners Driving Price Higher Kraken Report

[ad_1] On-chain data suggests a supply shock appears to have led the bitcoin price to surge over 50% in October. “There has been little profit-taking from long-term holders” of BTC, a new Kraken report found. Miners are also stockpiling bitcoin, helping create a supply shock fueling higher prices. A supply shock seems to have contributed to the BTC price appreciating by more than 50% in October, a new report by Kraken Intelligence shows. Kraken’s October 2021 Bitcoin on-chain digest, entitled Shocktober, sheds some light on the overall Bitcoin network participants…

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