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Ethereum upgrade

Ethereum Implemented Its Final Test Ahead of the Merge


The Ethereum team executed a final test ahead of the merge event, after which the network will move to the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism. The upgrade is supposed to scale Ethereum and consume less energy than Proof-of-Work. Ethereum core developer and researcher Ansgar Dietrichs announced that...

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Ethereum Merge Is Likely to Happen After June


One of Ethereum’s core developers, Tim Beiko revealed that the much-expected upgrade will probably take place several months later after June. He tweeted about this after the team carried out a major test on April 11. In particular, devs had released a shadow fork to test the software. Beiko...

Algorand blockchain news

Alogorand Expands Its Smart Contracts Functionality


The blockchain protocol Algorand announced a technical upgrade to expand its smart contracts functionalities, allowing one smart contract to call another. Due to this option, developers can build more sophisticated apps. The upgrade also provided a new infrastructure that allows the protocol to...

Cardano blockchain upgrade

Cardano Developers Propose To Increase the Block Size


Blockchain technology company standing behind the development of Cardano, IOHK announced that the team proposed a new parameter update to expand network capacity. The new proposal suggests Cardano’s increasing block size by 8KB, making it 80KB from the current 72KB. IOHK wrote in a Twitter thread...

Polygon MATIC upgrade

Polygon’s MATIC Becomes Deflationary After the EIP 1559 Launch


The Polygon team revealed today that Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP 1559) is going live on the Polygon blockchain protocol. With the upgrade, the supply of MATIC becomes deflationary, which means that through burning, coins will be removed from circulation. Also, the step improves fee...

Ether upgrade all-time high

Ethereum Altair Upgrade Went Live, Ether Reached a New ATH


The Altair upgrade on the Ethereum beacon chain went live on Oct 28. After the successful process, the price of Ether went up by around 7.6%, hitting a new all-time high of $4.400. The Beacon Chain is the first step of Ethereum's new Proof of Stake blockchain. It will merge with the mainnet to...

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