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Ethereum

What Is Ethereum?

Ethereum is the world’s second-largest crypto project by market capitalization and was the first to introduce smart contract functionality to the industry.
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How Does Ethereum Staking Work?

The Ethereum network has transitioned to proof-of-stake. Ethereum staking is a way ETH investors can earn a reward by locking up their coins.
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Ethereum Merge Explained: What Investors Should Know About the Shift to Proof-of-Stake

A historic overhaul of the second-largest blockchain network is complete, but questions remain. We've got answers.
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What Is MEV, aka Maximal Extractable Value?

Miners and validators have found ways to profit off of pending transactions by including, excluding or reordering transactions in any block they mine.
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What Are Rollups? ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups Explained

These Ethereum layer 2 protocols help process transactions separately from the main network to help increase speed and lower costs.
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Top Questions About Proof-of-Stake and Staking Answered

Ethereum's move away from proof-of-work has many people asking how to get involved in staking and how it works. We have answers.
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The Top ‘Ethereum Killers’ Compared

So-called “Ethereum killers” are building momentum, including a growing share of the NFT market. Here’s a closer look at four of the top competitors.
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What Is the Ethereum Merge?

Ethereum’s shift to proof-of-stake is one of the most anticipated events in cryptocurrency.
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What Is the Ethereum Name Service? How ENS Works and What It’s Used For

The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) takes inspiration from a technological challenge first contended with when the U.S. military was developing the building blocks of the internet.
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From stETH to wETH to Gwei: Understanding the Different Shades of Ethereum

It's important to understand the difference between staked ether tokens and staked ether deposits and more so that you don’t make an expensive mistake.
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What Is Optimism?

Here’s what you need to know about the layer 2 scaling solution and the Optimism token, OP, including the problems with the first OP airdrop.
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What Are EIP and ERC and How Are They Connected?

Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) are the central method around which updates and decisions are made on the Ethereum blockchain and are open to all.
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How to Check Your Ethereum Transaction

Using Ethereum-based tools like Etherscan, it’s possible to see balances, check transactions and view wallet addresses with ease.
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What Is Avalanche? A Look at the Popular ‘Ethereum-Killer’ Blockchain

The rival to the Ethereum blockchain supports a thriving DeFi ecosystem and other smart contract-driven applications.
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CryptoPunks, CryptoCats and CryptoKitties: How They Started and How They’re Going

Not all NFTs are created equal. This is both true for their uniqueness and their value, which for some select collections have far exceeded six figures, including for these three.
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How to Buy Ether

After bitcoin, ether is the best-known and widely used network in cryptocurrency. So if you're interested in buying an NFT or exploring other projects, you'll want to learn how to buy ether.
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What Are Crypto Gas Wars?

Gas wars are one of the main causes of high transactions fees on Ethereum's blockchain.
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Cuatro cosas que deberías hacer en un mercado bajista de cripto

No es fácil mantener la tranquilidad mientras tus activos cripto registran pérdidas de dos dígitos. Pero no desesperes: sigue estos sencillos pasos y aprovecha al máximo esta oportunidad de caída de precios
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What Is Ether?

Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency and handles more transaction volume than any other digital asset. But what is ether used for on the Ethereum network?
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What Are Ethereum Gas Fees?

A gas fee is something all users must pay in order to perform any function on the Ethereum blockchain.
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Cardano vs. Ethereum: Can ADA Solve Ether’s Problems?

Competition in the decentralized application space is heating up, and Cardano is looking to become a major contender.
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Ethereum Nodes and Clients: A Complete Guide

The terms “Ethereum client” and “Ethereum node” are often used interchangeably but there is a difference.
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How Does Ethereum Work?

Ethereum is a blockchain-based network that aims to make it easier to create applications that aren’t managed or controlled by one entity. Instead, they are governed by code.
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CME Ethereum Futures, Explained

Ethereum futures are now live on the CME exchange. But what does that mean exactly and how do you trade them?
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What Is the ERC-20 Ethereum Token Standard?

The ERC-20 token standard was revolutionary for creating interoperability between tokens built on the Ethereum Network.
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Which Crypto Projects Are Based on Ethereum?

Ethereum dapps are different from everyday apps because they aim to hand users more control over their online lives.
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What Is Sharding?

“Sharding” is a proposed method of splitting Ethereum’s infrastructure into smaller pieces in an attempt to scale the network.
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Everything You Need to Know About Ethereum 2.0

A new 22-page report from CoinDesk Research explains the technology behind Ethereum’s upcoming overhaul and the potential market impact of Eth 2.0.
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What Is a DAO?

A decentralized autonomous organization, or DAO, is an organization that’s governed by code instead of leaders.
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What Is a Decentralized Application?

Decentralized applications, or dapps, are typically built on Ethereum and aim to give users more control over their finances and data.
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Who Created Ethereum?

Ethereum was the first project to introduce decentralized applications; the tech that paved the way for DeFi and NFTs.
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How to Use Ethereum

Decentralized apps on Ethereum give users more control, but at a cost: ether, the platform’s native token. Here’s how to use Ethereum.
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Understanding The DAO Attack

Blockchain strategist David Siegel gives a step-by-step overview of the attack on The DAO for journalists and media members.
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