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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Screengrab from the EIP-3074 proposal (Ethereum.org, modified by CoinDesk using PhotoMosh)
Ethereum Developers Target Ease of Crypto Wallets With 'EIP-3074'
EIP-3074 has drawn both support and concern from the Ethereum community, a code change that is supposed to improve the user experience with wallets on the blockchain.
Screengrab from the EIP-3074 proposal (Ethereum.org, modified by CoinDesk using PhotoMosh)
The Protocol Wide
High Stakes | Intense Competition Among Layer Two Solutions
The battle for supremacy among layer two solutions in crypto has projects vying to showcase their tech. Despite criticism, airdrops and token launches by Ren and Eigenlayer ha...
The Protocol Wide
EigenLayer founder Sreeram Kannan at ETH Denver 2024 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
EigenLayer, After Touching Off Restaking Frenzy, Plans Own EIGEN token
Sreeram Kannan, leader of the project, had previously refused to confirm any plans for an EIGEN token. That hadn't stopped crypto traders from betting heavily on the likelihoo...
EigenLayer founder Sreeram Kannan at ETH Denver 2024 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
The Protocol Wide
Runes | A Degenerate Casino on the Bitcoin Blockchain Creative
Runes and Ordinals ‘Artist’ Creator, Casey Rodarmor has just invented two of the most dramatically impactful protocols in the blockchain industry's history and embraces crypto...
The Protocol Wide
Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)
Avail Data Availability Integrated by Arbitrum, Optimism, Polygon, StarkWare, ZkSync
The chains' users will be able to opt in or out to use Avail for data availability, to stash the reams of data produced for all their transactions taking place.
Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)
Celo Foundation President Rene Reinsberg (Celo)
Celo Chooses Optimism, Concluding Bake-Off Among Layer 2s
CLabs officially proposed using Optimism’s OP Stack for the transition. The proposal will be discussed on a couple of community calls and then go to a vote among holders of th...
Celo Foundation President Rene Reinsberg (Celo)
Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)
Avail Confirms Token Airdrop Plans, a Week After Leaked Screenshots
Avail shared in a blog post that 354,605 wallet addresses are eligible to claim the 600 million tokens in their “unification drop.”
Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)
Screenshot from Kraken's promotional materials for its new wallet (CoinDesk/Kraken)
Kraken Releases Own Crypto Wallet, Joining Competition With Coinbase, MetaMask
According to a blog post shared with CoinDesk, the new Kraken Wallet will be the first from a major exchange to be open-sourced.
Screenshot from Kraken's promotional materials for its new wallet (CoinDesk/Kraken)
OKX Chief Marketing Officer Haider Rafique (OKX)
Crypto Exchange OKX's Polygon-Powered Layer 2, 'X Layer,' Hits Public Mainnet
OKX's comes as other major cryptocurrency exchanges, like Coinbase and Kraken, have also pursued their own layer 2 networks over the last year.
OKX Chief Marketing Officer Haider Rafique (OKX)
Puffer fish (Stelio Puccinelli/Unsplash)
Liquid Restaking Protocol Puffer Raises $18M, Led by Brevan Howard, Electric Capital
The fresh round of capital will be used to help launch Puffer’s mainnet.
Puffer fish (Stelio Puccinelli/Unsplash)