L2 is crucial to Ethereum decentralization, censorship resistance, says researcher

Ethereum layer-2 scaling platform StarkWare has officially launched the StarkNet Foundation with the introduction of a diverse board that aims to safeguard Ethereum’s decentralization and censorship resistance. Seven individuals, including key members from the Ethereum ecosystem and wider cryptocurrency space, will head up the non-profit entity. An announcement shared with Cointelegraph outlined the role of the […]

Avalanche (AVAX) price drops 45% in a month and data points to further downside

Avalanche (AVAX) is down 45% in 30 days and in the same time the cryptocurrencies’ total market capitalization shrank by 29%. Despite the recent downturn, this decentralized application (DApp) platform remains a top contender in the layer1 and layer2 race and it ranks high in terms of smart contract deposits and active addresses. Yet, the […]

$72M Illuvium NFT Land Dutch auction saves buyers thousands on gas fees

Open-world blockchain game Illuvium managed to keep the average transaction fee for its nonfungible token (NFT) Land at about $20 by holding the Dutch auction on the Illuvium X Layer-2 scaling solution. The price to mint the NFTs was a fraction of the cost users paid to mint in Yuga Labs’ Otherside sale. Illuvium reports […]

Near Protocol eyes a Terra-like price rally after new $350M funding raise

Near Protocol (NEAR) has rallied by almost 30% after announcing on April 6 that it had raised $350 million in a funding round led by Tiger Global, a New York-based hedge fund.  NEAR price eyes 100% price rally NEAR’s price reached over $19.75, just about 2.5% below its all-time high. However, many analysts agreed with […]

AVAX traders anticipate a new ATH even as Avalanche DApp use slows

Avalanche (AVAX) jumped 43.8% between March 14 and March 31 to a $97.50 daily close, which is the highest level since Jan. 5. This layer-1 scaling solution uses a proof-of-stake model and has amassed $9 billion in total value locked (TVL) deposited on the network’s smart contracts. AVAX token/USD at FTX. Source: TradingView Subnet adoption […]

Klaytn token down 15% in a month, but network's TVL shows resilience

Klaytn (KLAY) had a promising start in March 2021, reaching an impressive $11 billion market capitalization following its debut. However, investors have exaggerated their expectations as the token’s current total value stands at $3 billion, down roughly 70%. KLAY/USD on Binance. Source: TradingView Although not as well known as the leading smart contract blockchains, Klaytn […]