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Coinbase launches its own Layer 2 network for building decentralized apps

The network, known as Base, is designed to be a low-cost, secure, and developer-friendly environment that Coinbase said will serve as a bridge to bring users into the crypto economy.

Blur founder Pacman puts the NFT marketplace war into perspective

Blur founder Pacman is hopeful that the major NFT trading applications will soon find a middle ground and cooperate on creator royalties.

Forsage founders indicted over $340M DeFi ‘Ponzi scheme’

According to the Department of Justice, Forsage employed smart contracts which were coded in ways consistent with a Ponzi scheme.

Only 0.04% of Ethereum validators have been slashed since 2020, says core dev

Only 226 validators have been slashed since Ethereum staking began, with 75 of those coming from one single event in Feb. 2021.

Price analysis 2/22: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, MATIC, SOL, DOT, SHIB

BTC and altcoins are pulling back sharply, but is today’s correction a simple lower support retest, or a sign of worse things to come?

Breakdancing medic’s NFT auctioned at Sotheby’s — Grant Yun, NFT creator

Artist name: Grant Riven Yun Location: Milwaukee Date minted first NFT: Feb. 3, 2021Which blockchains? Ethereum, Counterparty (Bitcoin) Who is he? Grant Yun has always been an artist at heart with an early aspiration to have his work featured at a major auction house. A curious and motivated individual, Yun is studying medicine while juggling his work […]

Security team creates dashboard to detect potential NFT hacks in OpenSea

The team flagged almost $25 million worth of NFTs hacked through offline signatures at the time of writing.

Ethereum Shapella upgrade gets new date, making way for un-staking ETH

The upgrade is only for the Sepolia network and a subsequent upgrade for Goerli network would be introduced in March.

Reddit co-founder bought 50,000 Ether during pre-sale, for $15K

Alexis Ohanian is extremely bullish on cryptocurrency, even using the proceeds from his early Ether investment to found a crypto-focused venture capitalist firm.

LinksDAO likely to put in ‘compelling offer’ to buy Scottish golf course

If the final tally remains in favor of the purchase, the LinksDAO acquisition committee will officially put out a “compelling offer” to purchase the golf course.

Coinbase staking 'fundamentally different’ to Kraken's — chief lawyer

After the SEC’s crack-down on Kraken, Coinbase’s legal head outlined the differences between Kraken’s staking product and its own.

Ethereum derivatives data suggests $1,700 might not remain a resistance level for long

ETH derivatives data shows bullish traders becoming more comfortable with the $1,700 price level, creating an opportunity for further rallies.

Ethereum price rally hit crucial resistance as institutional investors are in ‘wait and see’ mode

ETH’s rally paused at key resistance levels according to on-chain and technical data, but the downside risk appears limited based on the network’s activity.

Green consumers want supply chain transparency via blockchain

Ethical consumption is a trend on the rise as the world grapples with exhausted landscapes. Initiatives like the EU Digital Product Passport may force the trend forward.

Nifty News: PROOF cancels NFT conference, Bitcoin meme creator cashes in $150K and more

The conference known as “Proof of Conference” was slated to run in May has been canceled due to “less interest than anticipated,” according to co-founder Kevin Rose.

Fake Ethereum Denver website linked to notorious phishing wallet

Hackers continue to create fake Web3-enabled websites to fleece unsuspecting victims’ browser-based wallets, with Ethereum Denver being the latest victim.

Ethereum's deflation accelerates as Shanghai upgrade looms — Can ETH price avoid a 30% drop?

A deflationary Ethereum supply does not necessarily mean a bullish market for ETH, at least in the near term.

South Korea’s Kimchi premium turns to discount

The "Kimchi premium" has flipped to discount again, and could be saying something about crypto market sentiment, at least in South Korea.

5 ways to monetize your digital art with NFTs

Monetizing digital art with NFTs provides proof of ownership, increased value and potential for royalties.

SEC sues Do Kwon, Paxos ready to litigate, SBF’s VPN: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 12-18

Top Stories This Week Paxos ‘categorically disagrees’ with the SEC that BUSD is a security The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has defined the stablecoin Binance USD (BUSD) as a security in a Wells Notice sent to its issuer, Paxos Trust Company. The SEC alleges the organization failed to register BUSD under federal […]