Maven's Insights

One of the most important technological developments in our industry, the Ethereum ‘Merge’, meaning the move towards Proof-of-Stake Ethereum, took another step this month with the first mainnet shadow fork going
March saw the Ethereum network move one step closer to the much-anticipated ‘Merge’, meaning the move from Ethereum 1.0 with its Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism to Ethereum 2.0 with its Proof-of-Stake consensus
February was an eventful month in regards to exploits in the industry. Firstly, the US government was able to seize 3.6 billion USD in Bitcoin that was missing since the massive 2016 hack of crypto exchange
The Ethereum Foundation, which is the primary non-profit organization behind Ethereum development, announced that they would formally be renaming ETH2.0, which is the name of the long-awaited Proof-of-Stake
This month another milestone in the Ethereum 2.0 development was reached. The first significant merge testnet, called Kintsugi, went live. The merge refers to the fact that Ethereum 1.0 (running on Proof-of-Work)
Another update regarding one of the main pillars of the crypto economy, Ethereum. This month, the amount of ETH that was burned by the new economic policy of the Ethereum network reached 1M ETH (~4.8B USD). SEC
In the previous edition of Maven’s Insights we provided a first update on the amount of ETH, the native currency of the Ethereum network, burned under the new economic structure of the network. While last month
As mentioned in the previous edition of Maven’s Insights, August 5th saw the long-awaited ‘London’ upgrade of the Ethereum network take place. The upgrade contained one of the most important improvements to the
This month the “London” upgrade of the Ethereum network was agreed upon to take place at block 12,965,000 (which should be the 4th of August). This will be the 12th hard fork (the way to upgrade blockchains) for
ARK Investments partners with 21 Shares to market a newly proposed bitcoin ETF. ARK Investments has joined the line of firms waiting for the approval of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The firm is assisting
VanEck is moving forward with two exchange-traded products (ETPs) related to digital assets in Europe. VanEck listed its Vectors Bitcoin exchange-traded note (ETN) and Vectors Ethereum ETN on the Dutch and France
The main theme of April was without a doubt the Coinbase direct listing on NASDAQ. The IPO took place on the 14th of April. Coinbase shares, with the ticker COIN, were given a reference price of USD 250 a share. It
This month’s Maven’s Insights are special because we are not starting them with more institutional capital being allocated into Bitcoin. Instead, we are kicking it off with big news from the second major digital

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