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 Developers Address Potential Glitch Ahead of the Merge
The chance of an MEV-Boost failure is slim, but contingencies should ensure that the Merge still happens smoothly.
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Ethereum After the Merge: What Comes Next?
Post-Merge, the Surge, the Verge, the Purge and the Splurge will continue to make Ethereum's proof-of-stake blockchain more scalable and secure.
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Naomi Osaka on Day 2 of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on April 29, 2022 in Madrid, Spain (Robert Prange/Getty Images)
Women’s Sports Leagues and Crypto: An Overlooked Investment Opportunity?
Fans of these leagues have a relatively high knowledge of cryptocurrencies, yet fewer crypto companies invest in female athletes and teams. This feature is part of CoinDesk's...
Naomi Osaka on Day 2 of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on April 29, 2022 in Madrid, Spain (Robert Prange/Getty Images)
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Ethereum’s Mainnet Tenth 'Shadow Fork' Goes Live Ahead of September Merge
Developers focused this time on testing key releases similar to the ones in the upcoming Goerli merge – the final testnet hard fork before the real Ethereum Merge.
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Ethereum’s Merge Projected for September According to 'Soft' Timeline
The Merge will see Ethereum switch from the energy-intensive proof-of-work consensus mechanism to a more efficient proof-of-stake system.
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Ethereum has undergone another shadow fork prior to the Merge. (bildanova/500px/Getty Images)
Ethereum’s Shadow Fork 9 Goes Live in Lead-Up to the Merge
Developers are focused on testing recent updates and the releases used in the previous Sepolia hard fork. "But on a more intensive network.”
Ethereum has undergone another shadow fork prior to the Merge. (bildanova/500px/Getty Images)
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What’s in Your Bear Market Backpack?
From existential dread to blissful ignorance — reactions to Ethereum’s market slump vary across the board
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Arbitrum’s New Chain Arbitrum Nova Is Open to Developers
Nova is intended to be used for social applications and gaming, while the Arbitrum mainnet will continue to be available for NFT and DeFi projects.
The co-founders of Offchain Labs, the firm behind Arbitrum. (Offchain Labs)
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Ethereum's Sepolia Testnet Successfully Switches to Proof-of-Stake
The Sepolia proof-of-work chain merged with its proof-of-stake chain on Wednesday, taking Ethereum one step closer to its own Merge moment.
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