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 2.0: Closer Than Ever, Still Plenty of Work to Do

“Though now evolved in many ways,” Gavin Wood wrote in Ethereum’s 2015 yellow paper, “the key functionality of a blockchain with a Turing-complete language and an effectively unlimited inter-transaction storage capability remains unchanged.” Five years and thousands of bits later, Ethereum is still chugging along as a decentralized platform for self-executing code. And it has […]

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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: 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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How the EEA Made Ethereum Palatable to Big Business

Ethereum has attracted the attention of large companies for almost as long as it has been around. But it wasn’t until early 2017 that a formal business-focused consortium came into being: the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). The EEA created a concerted effort to get large corporates and tech providers on the same page when implementing […]

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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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