Merlin Chain Launches MERL: A Major Leap Forward in Bitcoin Layer 2 Solutions

PRESS RELEASE. April 19th, 2024 — Merlin Chain, the largest Bitcoin Layer 2 protocol by total value locked (TVL), is thrilled to announce the launch of its native token, $MERL. As a significant enhancement to the Bitcoin network, Merlin Chain facilitates the rapid growth of decentralized applications (DApps) across various sectors, including decentralized finance (DeFi), […] Original

Bitcoin Dips Below $60K as Israel Launches Strike on Iran

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Eigenlayer Launches on Ethereum Amid Concerns Over Centralization and Potential Security Threats

Eigenlayer launched on Ethereum’s mainnet with over $12 billion in total value locked, aiming to create a restaking ecosystem which, while promising lucrative prospects, may introduce unforeseen risks including potential centralization and the threat of slashing cascades impacting Ethereum’s security. The launch was executed with certain safeguards, such as the temporary disabling of slashing and […] Source CryptoX Portal

Arbitrum Launches Fraud Proofs In Testnet: Why Is ARB Down?

Arbitrum, the largest Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution by total value locked (TVL), is taking steps towards decentralization. In an update on April 16, Offchain Labs–Arbitrum developers–said they have deployed the permissionless version of their fraud proofs, dubbed Bounded Liquidity Delay (BOLD), to testnet. Ethereum Layer-2s Are Popular, But There Is A Big Problem Ethereum layer-2 solutions have been gaining prominence over the years. According to L2Beat data on April 17, these platforms control over $37 billion of assets. Protocol developers and users can send transactions cheaply through Arbitrum, Optimism, Base,…

Crypto Exchange OKX Launches Proprietary New Ethereum Layer-2 Solution Called ‘X-Layer’

The crypto exchange OKX has launched the public mainnet of its new Ethereum (ETH) layer-2 (L2) network. The L2, called “X Layer,” onboarded more than 200 decentralized apps (DApps) during its testnet stage, according to a new announcement from the exchange. OKX says the network’s DApps include roughly 40 decentralized finance (DeFi) projects, 12 infrastructure projects, five growth tools, 12 bridges, 16 wallets, 10 social finance (SocialFi) platforms, and 10 non-fungible token (NFT) and gaming-focused projects. Popular DeFi projects on X Layer include Curve (CRV), Renzo and the decentralized exchange…

Bitcoin Drops As Iran Launches Missile Attack On Israel

The price of Bitcoin took a nose dive on Saturday following reports of Iran launching missile and drone attacks on Israel. Alongside the market leader, many other prominent cryptocurrencies also experienced a significant selloff as news of a brewing international conflict in the Middle East circulated on the internet. Bitcoin Suffers Major Decline For Second Consecutive Day According to multiple reports on April 13, Iran commenced a drone attack against Israel in retaliation to an attack on an Iranian diplomatic building in Syria on April 1 which claimed the lives…

Dfinity Foundation Launches Onchain Accelerator Platform

The Swiss-based not-for-profit organization the Dfinity Foundation has launched “a decentralized, onchain global acceleration platform.” The new accelerator will initially be funded by a $15 million grant from Dfinity and the ICP Asia Alliance. Fostering the Development of the Asian Web3 and AI Ecosystem The Dfinity Foundation, a not-for-profit organization and key contributor to the […] Source CryptoX Portal

99Bitcoins Launches Learn-To-Earn Presale and Raises $150K On First Day – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

New York, United States, April 12th, 2024, Chainwire 99Bitcoins, established in 2013, has recently begun its token presale in an effort to harness the current upward trend in Bitcoin’s value. The 99BTC team, seizing this opportunity, offers its learn-to-earn platform, a longstanding resource in cryptocurrency education. What is 99Bitcoins? 99Bitcoins has been breaking down technical concepts and onboarding newcomers to the crypto world for over ten years as the team can show by the numbers on its social media accounts: over 700,000 YouTube followers, 16,000 Twitter followers and 2 million…

Tate Berenbaum Launches ‘AO Ventures,’ With $35M for Arweave Development

April 11: QED Protocol, the world’s first zk-native blockchain protocol, together with StarkWare, zkLink, Mina Protocol, O(1) Labs, announced the launch of the L2O Consortium, a group of projects and protocols committed to bringing Bitcoin’s native security, internet scale, and interoperability to applications and Layer 2 solutions. According to a press release: “The consortium is developing reference implementations, tools, and resources for developers looking to build DApps or deploy Layer 2s on top of Bitcoin and enable trustless interoperability between applications by coordinating standards across solutions, leveraging ordinals and zero-knowledge…