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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Ethereum Name Service Founder Nick Johnson (ENS)
Ethereum-Based Domain Protocol ENS Seeks Own L2, Possibly With ZK Rollups
ENS’s proposal, dubbed “ENSv2,” will completely overhaul the network’s registry system, and transform it into a layer 2.
Ethereum Name Service Founder Nick Johnson (ENS)
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Clarity, Blockchain Integration, and the Wormhole Interoperability Initiative
Dan Reecer, COO of the Wormhole Foundation, explains that open-source code and decentralization are essential for transparency and trust in the blockchain industry.
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Fantom Foundation CEO Michael Kong (Fantom)
Fantom Foundation Creates Sonic Foundation, Labs for New Sonic Chain
Alongside the new entities, Fantom raised $10 million in a funding round that will go towards Sonic’s ecosystem development.
Fantom Foundation CEO Michael Kong (Fantom)
StarkWare CEO Eli Ben-Sasson, speaking at ETHDenver on Thursday. (Danny Nelson)
Layer-2 Network Starknet Gets Ethereum Virtual Machine With Zero-Knowledge Proofs
The zkEVM, called Kakarot, already in testing, will be available via the Starknet Stack.
StarkWare CEO Eli Ben-Sasson, speaking at ETHDenver on Thursday. (Danny Nelson)
Ethereum Foundation researcher Dankrad Feist (Bradley Keoun)
Second Ethereum Foundation Researcher Acknowledges Advisory Deal Paid in EIGEN
The news set off a debate on the social-media platform X about whether advising the EigenFoundation might constitute a conflict of interest – given the flagged risks to Ethere...
Ethereum Foundation researcher Dankrad Feist (Bradley Keoun)
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Inside the MIT Brothers' Ethereum Exploit
Flashbots’ Hasu discusses the recent MEV Boost exploit, emphasizing the ongoing MEV challenges and the need for decentralized solutions.
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The exploit on Ethereum allegedly worked by tricking ultra-fast crypto trading bots. (Shutterstock, modified by CoinDesk)
How MIT Brothers Allegedly Cheated a Noxious-But-Accepted Ethereum Practice for $25M
First came "The Bait." In an indictment, U.S. prosecutors detailed the incredibly complicated Ethereum exploit – in which attackers targeted the controversial area of "maximal...
The exploit on Ethereum allegedly worked by tricking ultra-fast crypto trading bots. (Shutterstock, modified by CoinDesk)
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Vitalik Buterin's Ethereum Wallet Proposal, Scribbled in 22 Minutes, Gets Positive Reviews
After a technical proposal to improve Ethereum wallets met with some opposition, a familiar figure swooped in last week to devise an alternative.
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Avalanche Incubator Colony Lab Co-founders Wessal Erradi and Elie Le Rest (Colony Lab)
'Liquid Vesting' Is Oxymoronic Blockchain Feature That Lets Early Investors Sell Without Waiting
The new feature from Colony Lab, a developer and project incubator in the Avalanche blockchain ecosystem, called "liquid vesting," lets early investors, such as founders or VC...
Avalanche Incubator Colony Lab Co-founders Wessal Erradi and Elie Le Rest (Colony Lab)
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Blockchain Fundraising's New Frontier of Node Sales
Node sales are becoming a popular fundraising method in the blockchain industry, where projects sell nodes instead of tokens or equity.
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