Kraken Users Are Staking More Than $1B in Crypto

More than $1 billion worth of cryptocurrencies have been staked through Kraken’s staking service, the crypto exchange announced on Tuesday. A third of that amount is in ether, roughly more than 300,000 ETH, according to a spokesperson from the San Francisco-based crypto exchange. Other popular cryptocurrencies on Kraken’s staking services include tezos (XTZ) and polkadot […]

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What Is Proof-of-Stake?

Proof-of-stake is a method of maintaining the integrity of a cryptocurrency, preventing users from printing extra coins they didn’t earn. While a different method, called proof-of-work, is currently used by Bitcoin and Ethereum – the two largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization – Ethereum has plans to migrate to proof-of-stake to make the platform more scalable […]

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Why Cartesi’s Zero Assumptions Staking Is a Game-Changer for PoS

Cartesi is a layer-2 platform for the development and deployment of scalable decentralized applications. It provides a bridge between Linux and blockchains like Ethereum, allowing developers to build their dApps off-chain in a familiar Linux environment, without compromising on-chain decentralization and security. Whether you’re interested in Cartesi’s tech stack as a developer or a user, […]

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Valid Points: The Risks and Rewards of Staking on Eth 2.0

It’s alive! Welcome, everyone, to the first issue of Valid Points.  Today, we’re commemorating the historic launch of Ethereum 2.0, which marks the beginning of Ethereum’s live transformation into a proof-of-stake blockchain. The new blockchain is said to be several times more efficient, scalable and secure than the current decentralized application network.  While Ethereum 2.0 […]

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Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain Goes Live as ‘World Computer’ Begins Long-Awaited Overhaul

Serenity is knocking. The first stage of the next-generation proof-of-stake (PoS) Ethereum 2.0 is now live as of 12:00 UTC Tuesday, according to Beaconcha.in. A generalized blockchain for decentralizing computer-based applications – from iPhone games to government bonds – Eth 2.0 has been under construction since the genesis of the current proof-of-work (PoW) network in […]

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