Ethereum (ETH) jumps, then dumps, ahead of crucial EIP-1559 upgrade

Ethereum, the world’s most-used blockchain, jumped to over $2,700 ahead of the EIP-1559 set for later today, data from multiple sources shows.

EIP-1559 is one of the most important changes to ever happen to Ethereum. Tomorrow brings incredible progress, and we can’t wait.

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Black Astronaut ‘Aku’ Becomes First NFT Artwork to Travel to Space – Decrypt

In brief

NFT artwork from Micah Johnson featuring a young Black astronaut character, orbited the Earth via the International Space Station. It will be auctioned for charity.
Owners of Johnson’s NFTs can help develop the property, including an upcoming feature film based around the character.

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Privacy Coin Zcash Weighing Proof-of-Stake Move | Crypto Briefing

Key Takeaways

Zcash founder Zooko Wilcox wants to move Zcash to Proof-of-Stake.
The primary concern isn’t the environment, but greater security at a lower cost.
Wilcox believes the value proposition of privacy coins has never been greater than now.

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Layer 2 DEX DeversiFi Now Supports Polygon Transfers | Crypto Briefing

Key Takeaways

DeversiFi now lets users move stablecoins to and from Polygon via a bridge.
Users who transfer tokens to DeversiFi will be able to trade, earn yield and withdraw funds to Ethereum.
The bridge currently supports USDC, USDT, and DAI.

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