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)
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)
The Protocol Wide
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.
The Protocol Wide
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)
The Protocol Wide
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.
The Protocol Wide
Celo Foundation President Rene Reinsberg (Celo)
Celo Community Ratifies Plan to Use Optimism's OP Stack for New Layer-2 Chain
The vote passed with overwhelming support, with 65 addresses representing 14.6 million CELO tokens signaling approval for the measure.
Celo Foundation President Rene Reinsberg (Celo)
Hyperbolic CEO Jasper Zhang (Hyperbolic)
Math Olympian in Shadow of John Nash Tries to Solve Blockchain, AI Trust Dilemma
Hyperbolic, the two-year-old startup focused on decentralized AI computing, said that it is introducing a protocol called “Proof of Sampling,” aimed at addressing challenges w...
Hyperbolic CEO Jasper Zhang (Hyperbolic)
Injective Labs CEO Eric Chen (Injective)
Injective, Underperforming in Crypto Markets, Now Plans Layer-3 Chain on Arbitrum
Injective’s "inEVM," which connects the Ethereum, Cosmos, and Solana networks, will rely on Arbitrum's Orbit toolkit.
Injective Labs CEO Eric Chen (Injective)