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ETHPoW Leaves Miners Fuming in Post-Merge Debut
By Samuel Haig
TROUBLED START The Merge may have launched without a hitch but ETHPoW, the Proof of Work fork of Ethereum aimed at die-hard miners, is off to a troubled start. In its first 24 hours, its ETHW coin has lost three-quarters of its value and users are complaining they cannot access the network using the information provided by the ETHPoW team, according to reports on Twitter.
Ether Is Down Nearly 10% In The Past 24 Hours
By Owen Fernau
DROP Maybe the Merge was a sell-the-news event after all. ETH has fallen just under 10% in the past 24 hours, while Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, has only dropped 2%. The DeFi Pulse Index (DPI), the largest index focused on DeFi, is down 6%.
Fans of Maker and Liquity protocols can now rely on the advanced trailing stop strategy for managing their DeFi positions using DeFi Saver, an all-in-one dashboard for sophisticated DeFi management.
A trailing stop is a dynamic type strategy that allows users to configure a percentage drop from peak market value that would trigger the full closing of a position once reached. While with a standard Stop loss, a position would get closed at a fixed price, a Trailing stop actively follows any upward market movements by the set percentage, instead continuously increasing the stop price.
The new strategy is another in the series of automated trading strategies introduced to MakerDAO and Liquity by DeFi Saver, following Stop loss and Take Profit. Setting up is straightforward. Existing Maker and Liquity users need to visit DeFi Saver and switch to the Automate tab in the dedicated protocol dashboard. Users just need to input the percentage that they want the stop price to be below the reached market peak and to select the asset to which they want their position to be closed (e.g. collateral asset or debt asset).
A trailing stop is a great method to reduce losses or lock in profits. For example, when one is using these lending protocols to go long on ETH. It’s recommended to combine a trailing stop with a standard stop loss to further minimize potential losses in case of a market downturn. Users can find both of these options available in the dedicated protocol dashboards within the DeFi Saver app.
Check out the new Trailing Stop automation for Maker and Liquity by DeFi Saver.
Deposits And Withdrawals Of ETH and ERC-20 Tokens Have Been Restarted
RELATED TOKENS Centralized crypto exchanges have re-enabled withdrawals and deposits of Ether and related tokens on Thursday, after a brief pause due to uncertainty surrounding the Merge, Ethereum’s biggest upgrade in its seven-year history.
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MEMENTO Yesterday, as crypto enthusiasts watched Ethereum transition to Proof of Stake consensus without skipping a beat, one investor decided that the occasion merited a serious memento.
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TRANSFERRED Incompatibility is inevitable when you have dozens of blockchain networks with their own smart contract formatting. This is why Bitcoin cannot simply be transferred to Ethereum in its original state. Bitcoins can be wrapped as Ethereum-compatible ERC-20 tokens, making that into Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC).
We’re in a post-merge world. And the SEC is looking at Ethereum once again after the substantial changes it recently went through.
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The Merge Goes Live in Historic Upgrade for Ethereum It’s done. The Merge was activated at 6:43 AM UTC time. The long-awaited upgrade to Ethereum occurred at block height 58,750,000,000,000,000,000,000, unifying the Proof of Stake, ‘Eth2’ Beacon Chain consensus layer with the Proof of Work mainnet and execution layer.
Miners Pile Into Ethereum Classic Minutes After Merge as Hashrate Spikes 71% It only took minutes for Proof of Work miners to flock to Ethereum Classic after The Merge activated at 6:43 UTC on Thursday morning. With Ethereum no longer reliant on mining as it changed to the Proof of Stake consensus mechanism, the hash rate of the Ethereum Classic network is at a record 106 terahashes per second (TH/s).
What The Merge Means For Proof-of-Work Miners Ethereum is not the only chain changing this week. Rival Proof-of-Work (PoW) chains are also being disrupted by The Merge. The upgrade boots PoW miners off the Ethereum network in favor of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) validators, displacing an estimated $5B worth of mining hardware.
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Rapid Consolidation of Tokens May be Blow to Decentralization
By Samuel Haig
CENTRALIZATION? The Merge was supposed to be a great leap forward in the drive toward decentralization. But one day after the historic upgrade took place, five ventures controlled more than half of the ETH locked up for Ethereum staking. To many, that may look an awful lot like centralization.
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