• Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021
    Crypto Power Lists

    The Modern Consensus 100 Most Influential People in Crypto 2021

    The individuals moving, shaking, and shaping cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology right now

    Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2021 is particularly difficult as the industry advanced from moving into the mainstream to actually being in it. And that makes “influence” a moving target.

  • Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Opinion

    Is it a good idea to buy Bitcoin right now?

    Crypto enthusiasts are proclaiming that BTC has the potential to double from its current price point, but history shows gaining exposure now is a strategy fraught with risk

    With Bitcoin romping to new all-time highs of $23,770 without stopping for breath—and the surge winning coverage in national news outlets that wouldn’t normally touch crypto with a 10-foot pole—curious investors are now examining digital assets for the first time.

  • Ethereum,  Markets Report

    Markets Report: Ethereum hits 2.5-year high, breaking $600 as CME announces 2021 futures launch

    The largest altcoin hits $620 on the back of its own futures commitment on the day that Bitcoin reaches $20,800

    As Bitcoin hits all-time highs and claims $20,000 this week, news of a different kind saw bulls double down on largest altcoin Ethereum. In a press release on December 16, CME Group, one of the first companies to launch Bitcoin futures trading in 2017, confirmed that ether futures would launch in February next year.

  • Ethereum 2.0 launches
    Ethereum

    Finally, Ethereum 2.0 launches

    The preliminary stage of Ethereum’s long-delayed proof-of-stake blockchain has gone live, with the first block mined

    Ethereum has dominated DApps for years, but the old proof-of-work Ethereum blockchain suffers from significant scalability limitations that, paired with the ongoing decentralized finance craze, resulted in slow transaction processing and high—and sometimes ludicrous—fees for the users of the network. This has pushed more than a few smart contract developers to choose competing blockchains, sidechains, or second-layer scalability solutions.