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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Crypto Investors Yanked Money From ETH Products Despite a Smooth Ethereum Merge
ETH funds saw outflows for a fourth straight week, even as bitcoin (BTC) products won inflows, according to CoinShares.
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Featured Ethereum developers, left to right: (Top) Raoul Jordan, Sajida Zouarhi, Marius Van Der Wijden, (Middle) Justin Drake, Alex Stokes (Bottom) Tim Beiko, Parithosh Jayanthi, Ben Edgington
Meet 8 Ethereum Developers Who Helped Make the Merge Possible
Ethereum’s impending shift to proof-of-stake could not have happened without researchers, developers, volunteers and many, many client teams.
Featured Ethereum developers, left to right: (Top) Raoul Jordan, Sajida Zouarhi, Marius Van Der Wijden, (Middle) Justin Drake, Alex Stokes (Bottom) Tim Beiko, Parithosh Jayanthi, Ben Edgington
The Bellatrix upgrade launches the final leg in the Ethereum Merge journey. (David Mark/Pixabay)
The Final Countdown to the Ethereum Merge Has Officially Begun
The activation of the Bellatrix upgrade on the Ethereum blockchain triggers the beginning of the Merge, which will likely be completed sometime around Sept. 13-16.
The Bellatrix upgrade launches the final leg in the Ethereum Merge journey. (David Mark/Pixabay)
Central Texas Gun Works, in January 2014, became the first firearms retailer to accept online payment in bitcoin. (Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images)
As the Gun Market Moves to Crypto, Deeply Private Owners Reveal More Than They May Know
Lobbyists don’t want the government to track guns with a registry but the blockchains driving crypto act like one. This piece is part of CoinDesk’s Sin Week.
Central Texas Gun Works, in January 2014, became the first firearms retailer to accept online payment in bitcoin. (Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images)
GoDaddy pulled the plug on eth.link on July 26 (qimono/Pixabay)
Web3 Domain Name Service Could Lose Its Web Address Because Programmer Who Can Renew It Sits in Jail
Eth.link expired on July 26 and will be up for grabs on Sept. 5, according to GoDaddy.
GoDaddy pulled the plug on eth.link on July 26 (qimono/Pixabay)
The Ethereum Merge is ready to launch. (DARPA/Wikimedia)
The Ethereum Merge Has an Official Kick-Off Date
The Bellatrix upgrade, which begins the final countdown, is set to activate on Sept. 6. The Merge itself will be completed at some point Sept. 10-20.
The Ethereum Merge is ready to launch. (DARPA/Wikimedia)
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As Censorship on Ethereum Begins, Could This Open-Sourced Code Help Counter It?
Flashbots' accelerated code release comes amid U.S. regulatory crackdown on crypto mixer Tornado Cash for sanctions violations.
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Sepolia Is the First Ethereum Testnet to Get a Post-Merge Upgrade
Upgrades to Ethereum test networks – even small ones – are important steps in ensuring that the new proof-of-stake protocol runs smoothly.
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EOS Network Foundation Members Switch Support to Crypto Protocol Antelope After Hard Fork
Once the split takes place, the protocol will be led by a coalition connected to the EOS Network Foundation, following the foundation’s separation from Block.one.
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Vitalik Buterin speaks at the Blockchain Futurist Conference in Toronto. (Aoyon Ashraf/CoinDesk)
What Bear Market? Canada’s Largest Blockchain Conference Beamed With Bullish Energy
The main takeaway from the Blockchain Futurist Conference was that spirits are high despite the crypto winter.
Vitalik Buterin speaks at the Blockchain Futurist Conference in Toronto. (Aoyon Ashraf/CoinDesk)