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Ethereum's Buterin Proposes 'Stealth Addresses' to Enhance Privacy Protections
In a new blog, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin outlines a stealth address system that can help overcome the blockchain’s lack of privacy protections.
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Latest Ethereum ‘Shadow Fork’ Brings Blockchain’s Shanghai Upgrade Closer to Reality
The first set of testing has commenced for the much anticipated Shanghai upgrade, expected in March, that will enable staked ether withdrawals. Some minor glitches were reported.
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The =nil; Foundation Raises $22M to Build Marketplace for Zero-Knowledge Proofs
The funding round led by Polychain Capital aims to make zero-knowledge projects more decentralized, and easier to build.
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Ethereum Development Firm Flashbots Eyes Unicorn Status as It Seeks to Raise $50M: Report
Crypto venture firm Paradigm has committed to leading the investment, according to the report.
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SSV DAO Starts $50M Fund to Push Ethereum's Decentralization Plan
The ecosystem fund follows SSV's $10 million grant pool announcement last year to help teams develop staking projects on Ethereum.
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What Ethereum Tech Trends Are Weathering the Bear Market?
Zero-knowledge, staking and MEV are among the core tech concepts that have continued to attract attention amid the market slump.
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DeFi Service Frax Finance Gains Momentum Amid Ether Staking Narrative, FXS in Focus
High yields on Curve-related pools have attracted millions of dollars' worth of ether to Frax in the past few weeks.
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Crypto Developers Grew in Numbers Amid Bear Market, VC Firm Electric Capital Says
Developers are focusing on alternative ecosystems to Bitcoin and Ethereum, helping them grow faster, the VC firm said in a report.
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Ethereum Startup Obol Labs Raises $12.5M to Decentralize Validators
Co-led by Pantera and Archetype, the funding round is targeted toward building out distributed validator technology (DVT) on Ethereum.
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Developers Keep the Candle Burning During Chilly Crypto Winter
A new report released by Web3 developer platform Alchemy suggests that while this past year saw token trading slow, the number of smart contracts deployed on Ethereum continues to grow.
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