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FTX Blowup Helped Enrich the Ethereum Validators Who Run the Blockchain
They saw a surge in MEV, or profits from optimizing the order of transactions, surge amid crypto chaos early this month.
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Ethereum Merge Vastly Increased Stakefish’s Profile, but 25% of Its Employees Are Gone Anyway
Layoffs at stakefish took effect on the same day as the Ethereum Merge – just as they were set to play a key role in securing the revamped blockchain.
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Ethereum Already Showing Signs of Increased Centralization
In hours following the Merge, just two platforms added over 40% of the network's blocks.
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Buenos Aires to Deploy Ethereum Validator Nodes in 2023
The initiative aims to research and develop adaptive regulation for the crypto ecosystem, the government said.
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Scaling Ethereum Beyond the Merge: Danksharding
Danksharding would take a massive step toward turning Ethereum layer 2 networks into first class citizens.
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Will a Proof-of-Stake Ethereum Lead to More Centralization?
Lido’s staking protocol now holds 33% of all staked ether.
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Testing what will happen when Ethereum's PoW meets PoS is crucial. (Daniel Lincoln/Unsplash)
Merge Testing on Ethereum: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
Ethereum’s developers are using new testing infrastructure to assess network mechanics and client readiness ahead of the Merge.
Testing what will happen when Ethereum's PoW meets PoS is crucial. (Daniel Lincoln/Unsplash)

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Solana Goes Dark for 7 Hours as Bots Swarm ‘Candy Machine’ NFT Minting Tool
It wasn’t immediately clear how the bot traffic overcame network safeguards.
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Reminder: The Merge Won’t Solve Ethereum’s Scaling Woes by Itself
Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake might finally be around the corner, but true scale won’t come from a single upgrade.
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Ethereum Reaches a Staking Milestone
The top four staking entities on the Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain now cumulatively account for 47.5% of total deposits, with Lido making a significant jump.
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