Ethereum at Five

Five Years In, DeFi Now Defines Ethereum

DeFi Dad is a DeFi super user sharing his money experiments and tutorials on Twitter and YouTube. He is an organizing member of the Ethereal Summit and Sessions, host of The Ethereal Podcast and a weekly contributor to The Defiant and Bankless. Ethereum has always been difficult to explain. Even the founders of Ethereum have …

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Ethereum History in 5 Charts

Five years ago this week, the first general-purpose blockchain went live on mainnet. Ethereum paved the way for a whole new use case for blockchain technology untethered from Bitcoin’s original vision as electronic cash. CoinDesk marked the milestone with a special series of stories, live–streamed conversations and even a pop-up newsletter. These charts first appeared …

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CoinDesk Live Recap: Ethereum’s DeFi Luminaries Discuss What’s Next

For decentralized finance (DeFi) to make its mark, it must reach beyond the crypto bubble, said MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen. “Compared to where we’re going next, we’ve still just scratched the surface of what this technology will do,” Christensen, whose lending platform recently topped $1 billion in committed assets, said. He was joined by fellow …

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CoinDesk Live Recap: The DAO Hack Is Still a Mystery

The DAO exploit of 2016 was a $55 million heist that forever altered Ethereum’s trajectory. On Tuesday, CoinDesk Live gathered a handful of blockchain veterans to look back at the incident. Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer, white-hat hacker Griff Green and MyEtherWallet founder Taylor Monahan were joined by Bloomberg reporter Matt Leising to …

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CoinDesk Live Recap: Ethereum Culture, Explained

What makes Ethereum culture click? Maker Foundation board member Tonya Evans and former ConsenSys chief marketing officer Amanda Cassatt joined CoinDesk senior reporter Leigh Cuen on Monday to discuss Ethereum’s ethos in an hourlong conversation streamed to the CoinDesk homepage. “In terms of its structure and what it accomplishes in the world, it’s by default …

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Ethereum as Lifestyle Brand: What Unicorns and Rainbows Are Really About

The lights were dimmed during the last day of Devcon in October 2019. A hush fell over the auditorium in Osaka, Japan. A haunting melody rippled through the crowd of roughly 1,000 people. Everyone knew the dance was about to begin.  Ethereum leaders, including inventor Vitalik Buterin, plus Hudson Jameson and Aya Miyaguchi of the …

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Everything You Need to Know About Ethereum 2.0

Ethereum 2.0 is coming.  The yearslong upgrade – intended to radically transform the world’s largest smart-contract platform – is inching closer to deployment. The Ethereum Foundation recently announced “Medalla,” a final testnet before the mainnet launch of the Eth 2.0 beacon chain. As of July 10, some developers, including Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, estimate the oft-delayed …

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