Margaux Nijkerk

Margaux Nijkerk

Margaux Nijkerk reports on the Ethereum protocol and L2s. A graduate of Johns Hopkins and Emory universities, she has a masters in International Affairs & Economics. She holds a small amount of ETH and other altcoins.

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StarkWare CEO Eli Ben-Sasson, speaking at ETHDenver on Thursday. (Danny Nelson)
StarkWare Unveils New 'Stwo' Cryptographic Prover That's 'Blazingly Fast'
The upgraded prover should lead to faster and cheaper transactions, according to StarkWare. The news comes just a week after StarkWare and Polygon announced Circle STARKS, a n...
StarkWare CEO Eli Ben-Sasson, speaking at ETHDenver on Thursday. (Danny Nelson)
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Jesse Pollak Discusses Base, Optimism, and the Evolving Landscape of Layer 2 Solutions
A Preview to ETH Denver, hosts delve into strategies aimed at democratizing Ethereum accessibility for all attendees, ensuring inclusivity across the community.
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Steven Goldfeder, CEO of Offchain Labs, the primary developer behind Arbitrum, speaks Thursday at ETHDenver. (Danny Nelson)
Trading Platform Robinhood, Layer-2 Arbitrum Team Up To Offer Swaps To Users
Users of Robinhood’s self-custody wallet will have access to Arbitrum swaps in the next coming months. Arbitrum's ARB surged on the news.
Steven Goldfeder, CEO of Offchain Labs, the primary developer behind Arbitrum, speaks Thursday at ETHDenver. (Danny Nelson)
Recovery seed phrases for crypto wallets, like this 12-word version imagined by ChatGPT, would not be needed under the new Coinbase Wallet SDK feature. (CoinDesk/PhotoMosh)
Coinbase Adds 'Smart Wallet' Feature, So Lengthy Seed Phrases Aren't Needed
The smart wallet will be an addition to Coinbase Wallet SDK, and the embedded wallets feature will be powered by "wallet as a service."
Recovery seed phrases for crypto wallets, like this 12-word version imagined by ChatGPT, would not be needed under the new Coinbase Wallet SDK feature. (CoinDesk/PhotoMosh)
Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)
Avail, an Ethereum Data Network to Rival Celestia, Raises $27M In Seed Round
The funds will be used to build out its three core products, "Avail DA," "Nexus" and "Fusion Security."
Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)
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Are We Ready for the Speculative Frenzy? Airdrop Controversies, Smart Contracts, and Liquid Restaking Critiques
Ether.fi CEO Mike Silagadze joins as Guest Host to discuss the controversies and issues surrounding the Starknet airdrop, the phased rollout of Soroban smart contracts on the...
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EigenLayer CEO Sreeram Kannan (University of Michigan, modified by CoinDesk)
Eigen Labs, Developer Behind Restaking Protocol EigenLayer, Raises $100M From A16z Crypto
Pioneering restaking project EigenLayer, a project led by Sreeram Kannan, isn't even live, but investors are piling in. A16z Crypto is affiliated with the venture capital firm...
EigenLayer CEO Sreeram Kannan (University of Michigan, modified by CoinDesk)
Co-founder of Polygon Brendan Farmer (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
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.
Co-founder of Polygon Brendan Farmer (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
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Starknet Token STRK Begins Trading at $5 After Mammoth Airdrop
Fully diluted value of STRK reached as high as $50 billion with an initial market cap of $3.64 billion.
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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...
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