Latest Ethereum Anniversary News

  • Ether Rockets 50% in 5-Year Anniversary Month: What’s Behind the Rally?
    Ether Rockets 50% in 5-Year Anniversary Month: What’s Behind the Rally?
    As Ethereum turns five years old, Ether is up 50% over the past month with two main catalysts driving the uptrend, namely DeFi and ETH 2.0. The price of Ethereum’s Ether token has seen strong momentum in July.
  • MEW Founder: ‘The Full Reality of ETH 2.0 Is Still Years Away’
    MEW Founder: ‘The Full Reality of ETH 2.0 Is Still Years Away’
    MyEtherWallet’s founder believes ETH 2.0’s beacon chain will launch this year but says the ‘full reality’ is still some way off. Kosala Hemachandra, the founder of MyEtherWallet (MEW), has told Cointelegraph the fully-fledged version of ETH 2.0 is still years away. The first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade was originally set for Jan 2020 but then postponed to coincide with this week’s fifth anniversary.  It’s since been delayed again with a launch now expected sometime between November and early 2021. While Hemachandra believes Phase 0 will launch sometime this year, he points out the full version of ETH 2.0 will not be up and running before 2022: "I think the full reality of ETH 2.0 is at least a couple of years away.” Beacon chain is only Phase 0 ETH 2.0, also called Serenity, consists of three phases — Phase 0: beacon chain, Phase 1: shard chains, and Phase 2: shard chain execution.
  • 5 Years In, Ethereum Network Growth Echoes Nvidia’s Pre-2016 Bull Run
    5 Years In, Ethereum Network Growth Echoes Nvidia’s Pre-2016 Bull Run
    The Ethereum network appears to be following the likes of Nvidia and other tech sector giants whose use case and growth strategy model evolved over time. In July 2016, a mere four years ago, Nvidia was a $26-billion company focused on GPU chips and graphic card production.
  • Despite Its Success, Ethereum Doesn’t Get Media Attention It Deserves
    Despite Its Success, Ethereum Doesn’t Get Media Attention It Deserves
    Ethereum celebrates its fifth anniversary but can’t seem to step out of Bitcoin’s shadow in the mainstream press. Ethereum’s perception in the media has been on a roller-coaster ride since its inception in 2015, but the blockchain and its native Ether (ETH) cryptocurrency are clearly still seen as being in second place behind Bitcoin (BTC). While Bitcoin rose to fame due to the notorious Silk Road darknet marketplace and its price climax of $20,000 back in 2017, Ethereum has had fewer notable interactions with the mainstream media, even though some might reference how it enabled the initial-coin-offering craze and made trading virtual cats a worthwhile pastime. Vitalik Buterin is Ethereum personified Ethereum’s co-creator Vitalik Buterin has been, and still is, significantly influential in shaping its image in the media.