Post-Merge ETH has become obsolete

For years, various blockchain projects were rumored to be future “Ethereum killers,” projects that would unseat Ether from its throne and usurp its title as the top digital asset. That day seems to have come, though it appears it was an inside job. Lido-staked Ethereum (stETH) and other liquid staking derivatives are primed to render…

MEVbots backdoor drains users’ Ethereum funds via arbitrage trading bot

MEV gain, an Ethereum (ETH) arbitrage trading bot built by MEVbots, which claims to provide stress-free passive income, has been actively draining its users’ funds via a fund-stealing backdoor.  Arbitrage bots are programs that automate trading for profits based on historical market information. An investigation of MEVbots’ contract revealed a backdoor that allows the creators…

Fed interest rate hike rattles the crypto market: Dig deeper with Market Talks

In this week’s episode of Market Talks, we welcome Yashu Gola, a Mumbai-based financial analyst and technology journalist at Cointelegraph with a strong focus on Bitcoin (BTC), smart contracts, exchange assets, nonfungible tokens, commodities and global stocks. Gola has been covering the cryptocurrency industry since 2014 and does not expect to stop anytime soon. First…

Ethereum risks another 10% drop versus Bitcoin as $15.4M exits ETH investment funds

Ethereum’s Merge on Sep. 15 turned out to be a sell-the-news event, which looks set to continue.  Notably, Ether (ETH) dropped considerably against the U.S. dollar and Bitcoin (BTC) after the Merge. As of Sep. 22, ETH/USD and ETH/BTC trading pairs were down by more than 20% and 17%, respectively, since Ethereum’s switch to Proof-of-Stake (PoS. ETH/USD and…

Are there too many cryptocurrencies?

The cryptocurrency industry has grown at a staggering pace. There are now almost 21,000 different coins in existence, across a variety of subsectors. From metaverses to decentralized finance, investors are spoiled for choice. But a burning question, especially among crypto skeptics, is this: Are there too many cryptocurrencies? We’ve repeatedly seen how new altcoins can…

Sharding could resolve Ethereum scalability trilemma, says researcher

After a successful Ethereum Merge, all eyes are set on the next phase of transition that would introduce key scalability solutions on the platform, including sharding. Market experts believe sharding would be a game changer for the Ethereum network as it could potentially solve the scalability trilemma. In an exclusive conversation with Cointelegraph, Uphold’s head of research,…