Bitcoin Suisse Partners With Evolute, Prepares For Ethereum 2.0 Launch

  • Bitcoin Suisse will utilize Evolute‚Äôs financial services platform to integrate external asset managers and allow them to operate with safety and security.
  • The Switzerland-based company also announced that it is ready to handle Ethereum 2.0 staking.

Ethereum Foundation Announces Eth2 Staking Grants, Testnet

  • The organization has announced the "Eth2 Staking Community Grants" round, in an attempt to support a more "delightful" staking experience.
  • A number of client developers have also released a 16,000 validator testnet with v1.0 mainnet configuration, and are expected to release a 100,000 validator version next week.

LiquidStake Launches, Offers Collateral Liquidity To Ethereum 2.0 Stakers

  • LiquidStake clients can use the ETH staked through the platform as collateral to borrow USDC loans.
  • While the platform is strongly centralized, it will allow investors to maintain liquidity while having the opportunity to stake their ETH into the new Beacon Chain.

Live Coverage: Ethereum 2.0 Launch

  • Ethereum 2.0's deposit contract is now live and accepting stakes from investors.
  • Once the milestone of 16,384 validators and 524,288 ETH staked is reached, Beacon Chain will activate the genesis event.

Ethereum 2.0 Expected To Launch Within A Month, Deposit Contract Goes Live

  • ConsenSys released the official deposit contract address for Ethereum 2.0, inviting community members to become validators.
  • Stakers should use the official Launchpad provided by the developer team and be wary of potential scam attempts.

Luxury Watch Maker Breitling Puts Timepieces On Ethereum

  • Starting 13 October, all watches created by Brietling will come with a digital passport that certifies their origin through the use of blockchain technology.
  • The company already trialed its digital passport in March, when it first partnered with Arianee to release a limited edition "Top Time" chronograph.

Ethereum 2019 Vs Ethereum 2020

  • Ethereum was down 7.5% in 2019 overall due to version 2.0 delays, the trail of the bear market, and heavy criticism.
  • In 2020, the story is different, with ETH already up 200% and the DeFi hype train at full speed.

Ethereum 2.0 Bug Bounty Program Goes Live

  • The program was created with the aim to find and fix potential bugs in Phase 0 of Ethereum 2.0's beacon chain.
  • Developers can start working on the attacknets and earn rewards for their discoveries, suggestions, and fixes.

Ethereum 2.0 Testnet “Spadina” Fails, “Zinken” Testnet Is Announced

  • Spadina was positioned to be the final dry run before the official release of Ethereum 2.0.
  • Due to various issues, most notably configuration parameters, "at least" one more testnet will be launched, Zinken, prior to Ethereum 2.0 genesis.

The Crypto Market Is Preparing For Ethereum 2.0

  • Several delays and a couple years of flying under the radar have set up Ethereum's Beacon Chain as a catalyst to a possible crypto market renaissance.
  • Phase 0 launch is just around the corner and the market is preparing for the expected increase in demand for ETH.