What Is the Blockchain Scalability Trilemma?

In the context of decentralization, security, and scalability, the Blockchain Trilemma refers to the generally held notion that decentralized networks can only deliver two of the three benefits at any given moment. In this article, we more closely into the matter, assessing all the most relevant aspects of the blockchain scalability trilemma. The Trilemma Vitalik Buterin invented the term "blockchain trilemma," which refers to a conundrum that blockchain engineers face while balancing three competing demands at once: decentralization, security, and…

Ethereum is Plagued by Single Points of Failure, Claims Jack Dorsey

Twitter’s co-founder and former CEO, Jack Dorsey, called out Ethereum for being insufficiently decentralized on Monday. Under one of Vitalik Buterin’s Twitter posts, he alleged the protocol has “one, if not many, single points of failure.” Decentralization and Social Media Vitalik’s initial tweet did not relate to Ethereum at all. Rather, the network’s founder offered his thoughts on Elon Musk’s recent $43 billion offer to completely take over Twitter. While he doesn’t oppose Elon running the show, he stood against…

Ethereum Push Notification Service Gets $10M Series A Funding

The recently launched Ethereum Push Notification Service has raised more than $10 million in Series A funding, taking the company’s valuation to $131 million. The blockchain’s novel service could bring a new dawn to web3 messaging, as investor interest piques. What is the EPNS? Ethereum Push Notification Service is a blockchain-based messaging service built to delve right into web3’s potential. Launched in January, the decentralized protocol for notifications works across most devices, from browsers to Android and iOS. According to…

Ethereum 2.0 Upgrade Not to Occur By June, Says Lead Developer

Tim Beiko – a leading Ethereum development coordinator – has stated the network will not implement proof of stake by June. This contradicts Vitalik Buterin’s development timeline from January, where he claimed that it should be in place by Q2 2022. Another Delay for the Merge Delays to Ethereum 2.0 are hardly unprecedented. Developers expected the upgrade to be in place within 2 years of the project's launch in 2015. Vitalik now admits to having been dead wrong about that…

Ethereum Successfully Deploys Merge Test on Shadow Fork

The Ethereum team has successfully developed a test for "The Merge" on a private mainnet, marking a significant step toward realizing Ethereum 2.0. Merge Testing on Shadow Fork Yesterday, Ethereum engineers launched a critical Merge test in preparation for the Ethereum network's upgrade to Ethereum 2.0.  Ethereum 2.0 represents the network’s consensus switch from the current Proof of Work mechanism to Proof of Stake.  According to core Ethereum developer Tim Beiko, Ethereum’s Merge Test was successfully deployed on a private…

Introduction to NFT Smart Contracts

In the crypto community, NFTs are generating enormous hype. More and more artists have begun to produce and collect their NFTs. They aim to join the bandwagon and ride the NFT wave. Today we will talk more about the technology that made the rise of NFT possible. After a quick general introduction about smart contracts, we will look into the matter more closely. Understanding the Logic Behind a Smart Contract Smart Contracts are pre-programmed and automated computer systems that govern…

Buterin Says “Ethereum Is Neutral, But I Am Not” to Putin’s Ukraine Invasion

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, spoke out against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Russian-Canadian crypto guru said he is "very upset" with Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, and his "special military operation." In a recent tweet, Buterin said: This is a crime against the Ukrainian and Russian people. I want to wish everyone safety and security, even though I know there won’t be. He further underlined his point of view, which is different from that of the blockchain network…

Bitcoin, Ether, And USDT Are Most Active in Ukraine As Cash Transactions Are Almost Dead

Ukraine is switching from fiat to crypto transactions as the Russian invasion gradually strangles the country's financial stability. While cash use declines and fiat availability drops, Ukrainians turn to BTC, Ether, and USDT to transfer assets. Furthermore, crypto donations are landing in their wallets from worldwide users as a sign of solidarity. The question is, how much will crypto influence Ukraine's resistance? Restrictions on Cash Use in Ukraine Soon after Russia invaded Ukraine, the latter’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, instated the…

Ethereum Founder Says Canada’s Crypto Seizures Are Dangerous

Cryptocurrency advocates, including Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, are calling out Canadian authorities for seizing crypto amid the ongoing "Freedom Convoy." Canada is facing massive protests against the government's COVID 19 policies and vaccine mandates. While mostly peaceful, the protests included blocking roads and honking truck horns to cause a disturbance. Still, protesters have received a lot of support, both at home and abroad. This includes a sizable sum in donations, including in crypto. That is something that the government wants to…

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