Ether

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Ether (ETH) is the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain, functioning as a fuel for operations within the network. It serves multiple purposes: as a digital currency, it can be bought, sold, and held as an investment; as a utility token, it's used to pay for transaction fees and computational services on the Ethereum network. Ether is integral to running decentralized applications (dApps) and executing smart contracts on Ethereum, providing the necessary resources for these operations. As Ethereum evolves, especially with upgrades like Ethereum 2.0, Ether's role remains central, facilitating not just transactions but also the broader ecosystem of decentralized finance (DeFi) and various blockchain-based applications.

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Open Positions in Deribit’s Ether Options Hit Record High Above $500M
Ether option contracts listed on Deribit, the largest crypto options exchange, are more popular than ever.
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Bitcoin Price Drops 4% After Latest Rejection at $12K Resistance
Bitcoin fell by $400 Wednesday morning, having failed once more to move above a long-held resistance level.
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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $12K; Uniswap Crosses $1.5B Locked
Traders are optimistic bitcoin’s price can sustain $12,000 while crypto locked in Uniswap has exploded in the past week.
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Ether prices since mid-June (CoinDesk)
Ether Price Hits 2-Year High
The two-year high was reached alongside a drop in the number of coins held in exchange addresses.
Ether prices since mid-June (CoinDesk)

CoinDesk 20 Bitcoin Price Index
Market Wrap: Bitcoin Over $11.7K; Uniswap Passes $500M in Daily Volume
Bitcoin’s price jumped to $11,784 while the top decentralized exchange crossed a half-billion dollars in daily trading volume.
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CoinDesk 20 Bitcoin Price Index
Market Wrap: Bitcoin Climbs to $11.5K With Record Amount in DeFi
Bitcoin made gains Friday, both in price and what's locked in DeFi.
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CoinDesk 20 Bitcoin Price Index
Market Wrap: Bitcoin’s Powell-Induced Price Swing; Ethereum Still High on Gas
Bitcoin's price gyrated by over $450 during and after Fed Chair Powell’s comments while Ethereum’s gas congestion continues.
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CoinDesk 20 Bitcoin Price Index
Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $11.1K; Ether Mining Difficulty at Year High
Bitcoin’s price plunged Tuesday while DeFi is giving Ethereum miners more fee revenue, causing difficulty to hit a 2020 record.
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Ether volatility is brewing. ("Approaching Thunder Storm, Martin Johnson Heade/Metropolitan Museum of Art, modified by CoinDesk)
First Mover: Ether Price Swings Make Bitcoin Look Tame as DeFi Speculation Spreads
The success of DeFi on the Ethereum blockchain has brought traders more than just congestion and high transaction fees: Volatility in ether prices.
Ether volatility is brewing. ("Approaching Thunder Storm, Martin Johnson Heade/Metropolitan Museum of Art, modified by CoinDesk)