The price of the second largest cryptocurrency, Ether, is up 6.14 percent. According to Gadgets 360’s crypto price tracker, it was at around $1,385. The energy efficient ‘Merge’ upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain was launched on 15 September. This is expected to speed up transactions and reduce energy consumption. In this upgrade, Ethereum developers are recoding its mining protocol from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) system to Proof-of-Stake (PoS). This is likely to greatly reduce the energy consumption of Ethereum. More than $100 billion of decentralized finance (DeFi) apps are supported on this blockchain, and because of this, the upgrade has been cautious. The upgrade may also bring relief to investors in the crypto derivative token called stETH.
Apart from these two big cryptocurrencies, Binance Coin, Cardano, Solana, Avalanche, Polygon and Tron recovered in price. Mime coins Dogecoin and Shiba Inu also edged up. However, Tether, Ripple, Binance USD and Litecoin declined in price.
Crypto firm Mudrex told Gadgets 360, “There was a drop in the crypto market last week due to some macroeconomic reasons. Those involved in this market are worried about rising inflation and bearishness. Might speed up.” According to CoinMarketCap, the global market capitalization of crypto is up nearly 4.60 percent to over $967 billion. In November last year, bitcoin made a high of over $67,000. Since then it has declined significantly. Due to the fall in its price, investors as well as the firms associated with this segment have suffered a big loss. Regulators in many countries have also warned investors about cryptocurrencies. This has also increased the pressure on the market.
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