Traders get bullish ahead of the Ethereum Merge, piling into call options

In less than three months, investors have gone from a state of extreme fear to becoming aggressively bullish on crypto. Nearly three months ago, one of the largest crypto projects, Terra/Luna, blew up — erasing over $60B in market value and setting off a chain of liquidations. Since mid-June, crypto markets have staged a significant…

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Ethereum rises ahead of the Merge expected to arrive in September

Ethereum ($ETH) is up nearly 50% in the past month, outperforming Bitcoin ($BTC), up 15%. Investors are looking past the bankruptcies and instead focusing on the upcoming Merge… What’s the big deal? We have a final timeline for the Merge — the highly anticipated upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain network. In July, Ethereum’s foundation member…

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Ethereum moves one step closer to the merge

Ethereum ($ETH) — the second-largest crypto — just took another big step closer to the highly anticipated merge. The network upgrade will bring Ethereum from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake — and is expected to be one of the biggest catalysts in crypto. Catch up: Here are the major implications on the price of Ethereum. But upgrading…

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Ethereum makes a big milestone in the most watched event in crypto

Ethereum ($ETH) took one step closer to completing the most anticipated blockchain upgrade in history. Catch up: What is the Ethereum merge, and why is it such a big deal? Don’t blink, or you might miss out… ICYMI: The merge upgrades the Ethereum network from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). This addresses environmental concerns and…

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Ethereum Name Service: Dot-eth is the new Dot-com

In Web2, we have IP addresses identifying sites that map to a top-level domain (i.e., “.com,” “.org,” “.gov,” etc.). In Web3, users have a crypto wallet with as many as 42 characters. Try remembering “0xd8dA6BF26964aF9D7eEd9e03E53415D37aA96045.” There’s an easier way. Rebuilding the internet Ethereum Name Service ($ENS) is a domain name registration protocol that connects an…

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Crypto powers higher with key catalysts on watch

Crypto bears, this segment is not for you. Ethereum ($ETH), Bitcoin ($BTC) and other cryptos are breaking out — as major cryptocurrencies break key resistance price levels. What’s the big deal? Markets are showing signs of moving past peak fear levels seen in the past month — and investors are becoming increasingly bullish: “Ethereum merge”…

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Catalyst: The biggest blockchain upgrade is coming to Ethereum

Ethereum ($ETH) — the second-largest crypto by market cap — is about to glow up. The biggest blockchain upgrade is coming a.k.a. the merge… Proof of what? Proof of stake (PoS) and proof of work (PoW) are the two main methods blockchains use to verify and add transactions (i.e. the consensus mechanism). There are many…

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Crypto markets roar back — is this the bottom?

Crypto markets are roaring back — with the total crypto market cap rising over 30% to $1.9T in the past two weeks. What’s the big deal? The crypto market cap is still down over 30% since peaking at $2.9T in November. But in the past 7-days: Ethereum ($ETH) is up 18% and Bitcoin is up…

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