Valid Points

Valid Points: Ethereum Emerges From Bitcoin’s Shadow

Ethereum is finally either catching up to or surpassing Bitcoin across a number of key metrics.

Tech  ·  25 August 2021

Valid Points: Ethereum 2.0 Trends Toward Decentralization

Also: Tomorrow, the first backward-incompatible upgrade for the Beacon Chain will activate on the Pyrmont test network.

Tech  ·  18 August 2021
Ethereum Mining

Valid Points: EIP 1559 Hasn’t Affected Ethereum Miner Revenue

Plus: The first hard fork for Ethereum 2.0 is scheduled for testnet activation.

Tech  ·  11 August 2021

Ethereum Devs Grapple With Worst-Case Scenarios

Is Ethereum ready for the “London” hard fork?

Tech  ·  28 July 2021
Ethereum Mining

Valid Points: The Problem With MEV on Ethereum

Will the transition to proof-of-stake come soon enough?

Tech  ·  14 July 2021
Ethereum Mining

Valid Points: The Fate of Ethereum Miners When There’s Nothing Left to Mine

Also: Why there’s growing demand for bitcoin on Ethereum.

Tech  ·  7 July 2021

Valid Points: Why EIP 1559 Matters to Eth 2.0 Validators

Also: The amount of ETH held in smart contracts reaches a new all-time high.

Tech  ·  23 June 2021

Valid Points: The Challenge of Decentralized Staking Pools on Eth 2.0

Plus: Is the term Eth 2.0 'validator' a misnomer?

Tech  ·  16 June 2021

Valid Points: New Deposits to Ethereum 2.0 Reach Record High in May

Eth 2.0 deposits hit a record high last month, and now the first Ethereum node has launched into outer space where it now resides aboard the ISS.

Tech  ·  9 June 2021

Valid Points: The Risks and Rewards of Sharding

A sharded blockchain enables blockchain capacity and transaction throughput to increase along with the number of nodes, such that scalability does not sacrifice network decentralization.

Tech  ·  26 May 2021

Valid Points: What Eth 2.0 Validators Can Expect After the ‘Altair’ Upgrade

The Eth 2.0 network is preparing to take its training wheels off.

Tech  ·  19 May 2021

Valid Points: MEV on Eth 2.0: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Greater variance in validator income raises important questions about the dynamics of staking on Ethereum under PoS.

Tech  ·  12 May 2021

Valid Points: Eth 2.0 Validators Earn Record $3M as ETH Soars Past $3K

ETH hit several new all-time price highs this past week as developers made progress with their plans to expedite the merging of Ethereum and Ethereum 2.0.

Tech  ·  5 May 2021

Valid Takes: More Ethereum Upgrades to Come After Proof of Stake, Buterin Says

The Ethereum 2.0 network had its first major incident on Saturday; Vitalik projects many more upgrades in Ethereum's post-merge future

Tech  ·  28 April 2021