Coinbase would rather shut down staking than enable on-chain censorship — Brian Armstrong

In light of the recent ban on crypto mixing tool Tornado Cash and the subsequent arrest of the Tornado Cash developer, there has been a growing debate around what crypto services providers would choose between decentralization and censorship in form of compliance.

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EthereumPoW team plans to freeze selected contracts, community pushes back

Ethereum (ETH) is all set to transition to a proof-of-stake (PoS) network by Sept. 15-16 that would see an end to its current proof-of-work (PoW) chain. This event would eliminate PoW mining from the Ethereum ecosystem.

The terminal total difficulty has been set to 58750000000000000000000.

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Coinbase will ‘briefly pause’ ETH and ERC-20 token deposits and withdrawals during Ethereum Merge

United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced it will be temporarily suspending certain token deposits and withdrawals when Ethereum’s core developers transition the blockchain to proof-of-stake, or PoS.

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Institutional staking won’t take off unless asset lock-up solved: Coinbase CFO

Institutional staking of crypto assets, including the post-Merge Ethereum, could become a “phenomenon” in the future, but not while their assets still need to be “locked up.”
Speaking during a Q2 earnings call on Aug.

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Proposed ETHPoW Fork Poses An Existential Threat To Ethereum. Can It Succeed? | Bitcoinist.com

The ETHPoW fork proposal comes from the miners. It’s only logical that they want to keep Ethereum as a Proof-Of-Work chain, since all of their profit will evaporate overnight with the change to Proof-Of-Stake.

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Institutions flocking to Ethereum for 7 straight weeks as Merge nears: Report

Institutional investors are piling into Ether-based digital asset funds, which have recorded seven straight weeks of positive inflows, according to the latest CoinShares report. 
Said inflows reached $16.3 million last week, adding to a total of $159 million in inflows over the last seven weeks.

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Ethereum Hard Forks Will Not Receive Our Support – Chainlink – Ethereum World News

Summary:

Chainlink has declared its stance regarding the upcoming Ethereum PoS transition and possible network hard forks.
The oracle network supports Ethereum’s upgrade to a Proof-of-Stake consensus.
Forked versions of ETH’s Proof-of-Work blockchain will not be supported by the protocol.

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Ethereum price rises by 50% against Bitcoin in one month — but there’s a catch

Ether (ETH), Ethereum’s native toke, has been continuing its uptrend against Bitcoin (BTC) as euphoria around its upcoming network upgrade, “the Merge,” grows.
ETH at multi-month highs against BTC
On the daily chart, ETH/BTC surged to an intraday high of 0.075 on Aug.

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