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Valid Points: How CME Ether Futures Work and Why They

Trading in ether futures went live on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) late last Sunday with the February contract registering an opening price of $1,669.75.  In less than two weeks, the open price of the February contract has jumped 5% to $1747.75 as ether spot prices have continued to climb upwards of $1,700. In terms […]Read More

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Valid Points: Ethereum 2.0 Validators Earn Record $1.2M

“The biggest risk for Ethereum is that it could end up like the Concorde.” That’s Lyn Alden, a renowned investment strategist, who wrote a blog post a few weeks back reviewing the Ethereum protocol from an investor’s perspective.  In her post, Alden points out that one of the biggest risks for the value of ether […]Read More

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Valid Points: CoinDesk’s Eth 2.0 Validator Is Officially Staked

After two months of hard work, time and effort, we’re pleased to say the CoinDesk Ethereum 2.0 validator node is set up and our 32 ETH officially staked.  Here’s our public validator key:  0xad7fef3b2350d220de3ae360c70d7f488926b6117e5f785a8995487c46d323ddad0f574fdcc50eeefec34ed9d2039ecb Now that CoinDesk is in the queue for validators pending entry into the network, we expect our operations to begin earning […]Read More

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Valid Points: What to Expect When Ethereum 2.0 Undergoes Its

Eth 2.0 is looking at its first hard fork this year. The Ethereum Foundation-backed research team is currently organizing schematics for a  mid-2021 backward-incompatible change to the Beacon Chain, according to a Jan. 14 developer’s call. This hard fork is really not a hard fork in the traditional sense, Teku client project manager Ben Edgington […]Read More

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Valid Points: Why Eth 2.0 Shifts How Investors Value ETH

What is the intrinsic value of ether?  This is a question I’ve been wrestling with this past week as the ether price set a new all-time high of $1,439.33, according to CoinDesk’s price index. Similar to how many view the current bitcoin price bull run as being credibly different from previous cycles for reasons to […]Read More

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Valid Points: New Year, New Price Gains For ETH

Bullish price activity has tipped the total value of ETH locked into Ethereum 2.0 past $2.4 billion. Find out what other network metrics have been impacted by ether’s latest price gains.https://www.coindesk.com/new-year-new-price-gains-eth It’s safe to say that 2021 is off to a great start for Ethereum.  Since ringing in the new year on January 1, the […]Read More

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Valid Points: A Year in Review by Your Eth 2.0

In less than 48 hours, 2020 will be behind us.  It almost seems too big a task to recount all that has happened in this world, in this industry and in our own personal lives but our colleague Brad Keoun, editor of CoinDesk’s daily cryptocurrency markets newsletter, First Mover, offers an excellent start to summarizing  […]Read More

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Valid Points: Forget Staking, There Are Still Coins to Be

‘Twas the penultimate night before Christmas, when all through the network, every machine was stirring, down to even the smallest Raspberry Pi.  While businesses, the stock markets and many restaurants will be closed for the holidays, Ethereum 2.0, like all other blockchain networks, will be humming along the same as any other day of year […]Read More