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ETF Frenzy: Wall Street Joins the Crypto Party
Staking slowdown, Polkaworld drama and Holesky launch failure
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🤓 Ethereum Devs Playing Traffic Cops: Ethereum’s getting so popular, it's like that nightclub you can't get into anymore. Too many people staking and not enough Ether to go around? No worries. The devs have approved a tweak to slow down the staking influx by capping the number of new validators allowed to join the network every six minutes. This temporary measure will buy time for developers to find longer-term solutions.
🔥 Mark Cuban’s Wallet Got Dunked: When you're a billionaire, losing $900,000 might just be pocket change. Mr. Cuban, next time, might we suggest a cold wallet? It's less 'hot' for hackers. The hack was discovered by a blockchain sleuth who noticed suspicious activity in the wallet that Cuban hadn't used in months. Cuban later confirmed that he had transferred the remaining assets to Coinbase Custody.
🛑 PolkaWorld Stops Polka-ing: Funding denied and governance issues have led PolkaWorld to halt operations. PolkaWorld raised concerns about the treasury management under Polkadot's new open governance platform, claiming that it is affecting long-term contributors to the ecosystem. They suggested integrating the previous governance system, where experts evaluated proposals, into the current system.
📈 Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs: To Approve or Not To Approve: Franklin Templeton just entered the crypto arena with a spot Bitcoin ETF application. It's like the popular kid just walked into the party, making everyone wonder, "Should we make room for him?" The recent ruling by the SEC in favor of Grayscale's proposed conversion of its Bitcoin trust to a spot Bitcoin ETF has raised expectations for imminent approval.
🏁 The ETF Race: And speaking of ETFs, it's becoming the Wall Street version of 'The Bachelor.' Who will get the SEC's final rose? BlackRock, Fidelity, Ark Invest? These ETFs are like the high school jocks of the financial world—when they show up, everyone wants to be part of the team. Forget small fry; we're talking Olympic-sized pools of capital splashing into Bitcoin!
💪 Saylor Keeps Sailing: MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor can't get enough of Bitcoin. Despite previous rough waters, he’s determined to sail further into the crypto sea. Captain Ahab, eat your heart out.
🤦 Ethereum’s Oopsie: Holesky Testnet failed to launch. Ethereum's new test network, Holesky, failed to launch due to a misconfiguration in one of the genesis files. While some validators were able to manually start the network, it was not enough for the network to finalize. Ethereum core developers have decided to postpone the launch for about two weeks to fix the issue.
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