Ethereum was the first generalist blockchain to popularize Decentralize Finance (DeFI) through its use of smart contracts. In turn, they created a rich ecosystem of dApps as web interfaces to the blockchain’s smart contract, so far accounting for 3,778 dApps across 6,730 smart contracts. Such dApps have recreated virtually the entire financial system – borrowing, lending, … [Read more...] about Diving in: Why are 81% of Ethereum’s Beacon Chain nodes in the U.S. and Europe?
Eth2’s Altair upgrade goes off smoothly with 98.7% of nodes now upgraded
The Ethereum 2.0 Altair Beacon Chain update has gotten off to a successful start, with 98.7% of nodes already upgraded. On Oct. 27, Ethereum 2.0 developer Preston Vanloon tweeted that the Altair upgrade had been “activated successfully.”Altair is the first upgrade to the Beacon Chain since it went online in December 2020 and is likely the last before the merge with the Ethereum … [Read more...] about Eth2’s Altair upgrade goes off smoothly with 98.7% of nodes now upgraded
Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus pushes for DOGE nodes to do their part
Recently, Billy Markus has begun actively promoting nodes on Dogecoin. The project’s co-founder jokingly said, “if you don’t run a dogecoin node, you are satan,” while distributing material on how to set one up.Markus also posted a tweetstorm recommending existing nodes update to the latest version, 1.14.4, so that more users (in the future) can benefit from lower transaction … [Read more...] about Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus pushes for DOGE nodes to do their part
Helium (HNT) gains 40% after $111M fundraise and 100K active nodes milestone
Among the more than 11,000 listed cryptocurrencies exist a few projects that offer a revolutionary use case capable of improving the way society operates through the integration of blockchain technology. One such project is Helium (HNT), a decentralized peer-to-peer 5G wireless network that made headlines on Aug. 10 thanks to the successful completion of a token sale that … [Read more...] about Helium (HNT) gains 40% after $111M fundraise and 100K active nodes milestone