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Why Polygon's MATIC Token Has Lagged During Past Year's Crypto Rally

MATIC was overvalued at the start of the ongoing crypto bull run, one observer said.

Feb 21, 2024 at 4:25 p.m. UTC

VanEck's Bitcoin ETF Records 2,200% Volume Surge in a Day

A sudden trading volume on VanEck’s HODL product seemed “retail armyish,” one analyst said.

Feb 21, 2024 at 8:05 a.m. UTC

Polygon, StarkWare Tout New 'Circle STARKs' as Breakthrough for Zero-Knowledge Proofs

Circle STARKs are supposed to accelerate the proving process for zero-knowledge rollups, according to a white paper published by Polygon Labs and StarkWare.

Feb 21, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. UTC

STRK Tokens Claimed Hit 420M in a Day as On-Chain Metrics Soar

The Starknet blockchain hit a record-high 1.06 million transactions on Tuesday, with a peak of 45.2 transactions per second.

Feb 21, 2024 at 4:09 p.m. UTC

USDC Stablecoin Issuer Circle Dumps Tron Network; TRX Steady

Circle cited its “risk management” framework as part of the decision, among other factors.

Feb 21, 2024 at 3:48 a.m. UTC

As Crypto 'Points' Farming Grows, So Does Risk of Vague Promises

Liquid restaking protocols based on EigenLayer are offering "point" incentives attached to the vague prospect of future airdrops, but the trend carries risks.

Feb 21, 2024 at 3:29 p.m. UTC

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Why the Celestia Team Sees a Future With 10,000 Roll-Ups

Celestia’s co-founder and its COO talk about how their modular blockchain makes it easier for blockchains to scale.

Feb 21, 2024
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The Trio of Crypto Trends: Is It a Meme or Is It Hype? Ethereum Tokens, a Bitcoin Code Resurgence and Airdrop Fever

The hosts dissect three key topics: the inception of DN 404 tokens on Ethereum, the resurgence of the OP_CAT function in Bitcoin, and the ongoing airdrop season in the crypto...

Feb 15, 2024
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Bitcoin Halving, Explained

The last Bitcoin halving took place on May 11, 2020, and the next bitcoin halving will likely occur in April 2024. But what is the halving, how does it affect the price, and w...

Oct 4, 2022
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China Never Completely Banned Crypto

Despite government crackdowns and widespread reports that crypto is outlawed in China, crypto trade is still very much alive. How is that possible?

Feb 5, 2024
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Chris Dixon Talks Techno-Optimism, Permissionless Innovation and the Need for Crypto

The renowned a16z VC talks to Daniel Kuhn about his new book, “Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet.”

Jan 31, 2024
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Ripple's David Schwartz Talks 'Bottom-Up Growth' on XRP Ledger, Rebuts Critics: Q&A

Schwartz spoke to The Protocol about the aftermath of Ripple's SEC win, his method for dealing with XRP's rabid fanbase, the XRP Ledger's controversial approach to centralizat...

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