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Crypto Staking Industry’s Market Capitalization Hits Nearly $100B

The market cap of the crypto staking industry currently hinges at the $95.5B mark, up by 13.8% over the last week.

Ethereum’s Rally Causes Lido DAO To Rise By 12%

Ethereum’s recent rally caused the price of the LDO token to surge by 12%.

SEC Chairman Warns About Centralization In The Crypto Market

In his recent speech, Gary Gensler, the SEC Chairman, revealed his opinions on the increasing centralization in the crypto ecosystem.

Ethereum’s Post-Merge Censorship Issue May Hit New Highs

The introduction of MEV-Boost relays following the Merge has led to a significant increase in Ethereum ecosystem censorship. The recently reported 51% censored blocks mark a significant step towards full censorship.

Ethereum Rolls Out Shandong Testnet

Ethereum developers launched the Shandong testnet to work on the upcoming Shanghai update.

Morgan Stanley Reports Crypto Ecosystem Is Steering Away From Decentralization

According to Morgan Stanley's report, the crypto ecosystem is drifting away from decentralization, with Ethereum's transition from a PoW to a PoS model causing the token to become more centralized.

Miners Face More Trouble as Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Hits New Highs

Bitcoin mining difficulty has reached a new high, increasing by 13.55% over the previous figure. Part of the rising difficulty is attributed to Ethereum's "Merge" upgrade, which freed up more space for Bitcoin miners.

Lido Staked Ether (stETH) Regains ETH Peg

Lido Staked Ether (stETH), which previously lost its peg to Ethereum (ETH), has recovered. This follows the DAO’s decision to raise stETH's APR after Ethereum's Merge.

Binance Officially Launches Ethereum Proof-of-Work Mining Pool

Binance has officially launched mining services for Ethereum PoW miners. It is running a one-month promotion in which miners can enjoy zero fees on all earnings. However, this does not guarantee the listing of ETHW.

Vitalik Buterin Outlines Ethereum’s Priorities After Merge

Ethereum founder has shared what he thinks the next two big priorities for the network should be. He also hopes developers don’t have to rush through protocol changes again and the community becomes more pragmatic.

Santiment Reveals 46.15% Of Ethereum’s PoS Nodes Are Controlled By Two Addresses

Data from Santiment disclosed only two addresses contributed to over 45% of Ethereum’s PoS nodes, giving rise to concerns of centralization.

Ethereum’s New Staking Model May Draw SEC Attention

Ethereum’s transition to the staking model might draw the SEC’s attention. This is so because SEC expects crypto platforms offering staking services to take the Howey test to determine whether its asset is a security.

The Merge Goes Live As Ethereum Switches To A PoS Mechanism

Ethereum successfully transitioned from a PoW to a PoS consensus mechanism when the Total Terminal Difficulty (TTD) hit 58750000000000000000000 at 6:44 AM UTC.

Ethereum Ready For Merge As It Deploys Final Network Test

Ethereum's research and engineering company, Nethermind, has announced the completion of the final testnet. This success comes after their last week's hiccups with Bellatrix, a key pre-merge upgrade.

Binance US Launches High-Yield Ethereum Staking Ahead Of Ethereum Merge

With the anticipated happening of the Merge event, Binance US has launched a high-yield staking product for users. But there is a caveat stating that rewards may change depending on factors like transaction fees.

Hive Blockchain Considers Mining Ethereum Alternatives Ahead Of The Merge

Hive Blockchain begins analyzing other GPU mineable coins to optimize its mining equipment for the upcoming Ethereum Merge.

Vitalik Buterin Expresses His Concerns Over Bitcoin's Security

In a recent interview, Vitalik Buterin made predictions for the future of the crypto industry and revealed his concerns over Bitcoin's long-term security.

AntPool To Cease Maintenance Of Clients’ Assets On Ethereum After The Merge

The company stated that it cannot keep clients' assets on the Ethereum 2.0 network, but plans to settle with them before The Merge. This is attributed to the risk of censorship related to US sanctions on Tornado Cash.

Miners To Make A Choice As Ethereum Merge Approaches

Experts weigh in on the impact of the upcoming Ethereum Merge on mining pools and miners.

Ethereum Team Debunks Common ‘Misconceptions’ About The Scheduled Merge

Ethereum users have expressed their fears about the proposed Merge, prompting the development team to address the misconceptions.

Binance To Support Ethereum Merge And May List Fork Tokens

The notable Ethereum “Merge” event could lead to many forks and Binance is open to listing them on the exchange.