A fresh update on the Ethereum blockchain has provided fresh ammunition to a new cryptocurrency, Solana, to challenge the former — a more popular and established token — and take its place of pride.

The new update, called ‘London Hard Fork’, on the Ethereum blockchain includes five Ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs). The exact date of its release could not ascertained.

There was no limit on Ethereum mining so far. Miners used to be rewarded with brand-new coins every time they validated a block and were compensated with the transaction fees paid by users. …


There are over 11,000 cryptocurrencies on the market, according to CoinMarketCap, and new coins are created every day. Unfortunately, this frenzy of coins — combined with a lack of regulation and the fact investors are hunting for the next big thing — has created fertile ground for scammers.

One way to reduce the chances you’ll lose your money is to carefully research coins before you buy them. Here are some red flags to watch out for along the way.

1. Anonymous leadership

Leadership tells you a lot about a coin. You can research the other projects they’ve been involved in, check that they…


As the decentralized space is growing at lightning speed, projects need to adapt to the multichain future or risk becoming irrelevant.

Long stuck in the shadows of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) finally took hold of the market in 2020 during the decentralized finance summer. Designed to recreate traditional financial systems with fewer middlemen, DeFi is now being used across lending, borrowing, and the buying and selling of tokens. The majority of these decentralized applications (DApps) are run on Ethereum, which saw activity on the network increase during 2020. …


Bengaluru-based crypto startup CoinSwitch Kuber recently raised $25 Mn in Series B round of funding from Tiger Global at $500 Mn valuation. Within 13 months of its operations in India, the crypto startup claims to have acquired more than 7.5 Mn users. Inc42 spoke to cofounder and CEO Ashish Singhal to understand how CoinSwitch Kuber became so successful in just 13 months.

Bengaluru-based CoinSwitch Kuber, a crypto brokerage startup has enjoyed a dream run since its India launch last year. With more than 7.5 Mn users, it claims to be India’s largest crypto trading platform. Backed by the likes of…


The competition will become clearly one-sided as the black hole of value that is bitcoin absorbs everything around it.

Bitcoin was never going to be a store of value… until it was. It was never going to become a reserve currency, right up until the point when major businesses and investors started converting their fiat treasuries into bitcoin. And the next thing the “experts” have mistakenly assumed is that bitcoin will never be a fully-fledged currency, a medium of exchange — yet that too is changing.

This isn’t Bitcoin boosterism, a bullish opinion based on wishful thinking. It’s the cold…


The RBI maintains that popular cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum do not have the intrinsic value of a ‘proper’ currency.

Think digital payments in their current formats — say, the UPI or the digital wallets, and it becomes evident that we are still stuck with the conventional banking system. Yes, we no longer do physical transactions, but we still need our bank accounts or balance in our credit cards to enable digital payments. But what will happen when India’s central bank issues a digital currency, much like the widely used private virtual currencies minus their volatility and misuse?

“The…


In the modern context, technologically challenging things such as Bitcoins find greater favour with common people compared with gold.

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”―Robert Frost

In the past few years, cryptocurrencies (especially Bitcoin) have gained material importance in the global financial system. Though the character of Bitcoin (or cryptocurrencies for that matter) is still evolving and it is not certain if it will assume the character of a currency; end up just being a collectible asset like art, wine, vintage vehicles, old coins, etc.; or just end like a bad dream. I feel, it is a debate…


It’s easy to see the allure of cryptocurrency investments. Fortunes have been made from these digital assets, and many people became wealthy by investing only meager sums. But can cryptoassets make you rich from this point forward?

Cryptocurrency has captured the imagination of investors all around the world. These digital currencies use cutting-edge cryptography — secure, coded communication — to secure and verify transactions with the help of a technology called blockchain. A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography; each block contains a coded version of the previous block, making the data…


Some economic analysts predict a big change in crypto is forthcoming as institutional money enters the market. Moreover, there is the possibility that crypto will be floated on the Nasdaq, which would further add credibility to blockchain and its uses as an alternative to conventional currencies. Some predict that all that crypto needs is a verified exchange traded fund (ETF). An ETF would definitely make it easier for people to invest in Bitcoin, but there still needs to be the demand to want to invest in crypto, which might not automatically be generated with a fund.

Understanding Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a decentralized…


There are few worse experiences for a trader than being on the wrong side of a false break in Bitcoin, or any market for that matter. A skilled technical analyst knows how to recognise and evaluate support and resistance levels. But at what point has the level been broken? Is it $1 through the level? Perhaps $100? How far does it have to go before you have the confidence to make the trade? The fear is that getting short (or long) on a break is an exposed and scary moment for traders.

The process may go like this: the market…

Adhyan Kaushik

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