Ethereum, the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency, is in meltdown

Markets Insider Ethereum has lost 20% over the last day and is now trading at its lowest level since August 2017. The world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency has lost more than 80% of its value since peaking in December 2017. Prices for Ethereum have fallen to their lowest level in a year. The world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency has […]

Beyond Ethereum: The battle to own blockchain’s ‘layer two’

GUEST: Ethereum  —  as the current incumbent among general-purpose permissionless blockchains  —  has to date offered the best resources, tooling, and incentives for developers to build on top of its protocol. These “layer-two” projects combine off-chain software with some number of smart contracts (which may include a native ERC20 toke…Read More

What is Ethereum? | The Ultimate Beginners’ Guide

Article was originally published at CoinCentral. With the second largest market cap in the cryptocurrency world, Ethereum has drawn a lot of attention from investors and crypto enthusiasts alike. This relatively new cryptocurrency not only presents a significant change to the status quo, it also allows for the quick development and deployment of new applications. […]

AMD will get crushed in the race to be the ultimate chip maker for Ethereum miners, tech analyst says (AMD, NVDA)

AMD has received up to 20% of its total revenues from selling graphics cards used for Ethereum mining. Bitmain will put pressure on AMD, as the Chinese-based chipmaker is said to have developed its own ASIC, a graphics chip used for mining Ethereum, a Susquehanna analyst says. The analyst downgraded AMD’s shares and lowered its […]

Cryptocurrency ethereum steps closer to institutional trading

Two digital-oriented companies have teamed up to establish a benchmark price for ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market value. The New York-based blockchain application startup ConsenSys, in partnership with TrueDigital, a subsidiary of global electronic exchange for interest rate swaps trueEX, announced plans to develop a target reference index for ethereum prices. The move […]

Ethereum fixes serious “eclipse” flaw that could be exploited by any kid

Enlarge (credit: Armin Kübelbeck) Developers of Ethereum, the world’s No. 2 digital currency by market capitalization, have closed a serious security hole that allowed virtually anyone with an Internet connection to manipulate individual users’ access to the publicly accessible ledger. So-called eclipse attacks work by preventing a cryptocurrency user from connecting to honest peers. Attacker-controlled […]

Why Ethereum weathered the cryptocurrency downturn better than Bitcoin

GUEST: If 2017 was a dream for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, 2018 has been a swift return to reality. The value of Bitcoin, which increased over 1,000 percent last year, has decreased by close to 30 percent so far this year, and many other coins have followed suit. The crypto market has begun a modest recovery, but […]

Ethereum continues its slide amid heavy selling in crypto markets

Markets Insider Ethereum is trading down 18.94% on Wednesday morning amid an onslaught of selling in many major cryptocurrencies.  Ethereum has lost over 35% of its value from its peak, and is currently trading at $ 863.29. The top cryptocurrencies have followed suit, seeing some of their values decline by half from recent record highs. […]

Ripple rockets past ethereum to become 2nd most valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 14:11 Ripple has now gained almost 35,000% this year, overtaking ethereum on Saturday to become the world’s second-biggest virtual currency. Ripple has had the biggest growth in value among notable digital tokens this year. It went from less than a cent ($ 0.006523) in January to $ 2.24 on Saturday, […]

Ripple's 30,000% surge briefly overtakes ethereum as second most valuable cryptocurrency

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 14:28 Ripple has surged another 33 percent on Friday and is very close to becoming the second-largest cryptocurrency. It is up 30,000 percent in 2017. After the Friday’s price jump, ripple’s market cap hit $ 73.6 billion at 11:04 GMT, briefly leaving ethereum $ 3 billion behind. Read more While […]