The price of Ethereum (ETH/JPY) today is ¥14,696 JPY with a total market cap of ¥1,548,773,414,574.
Decentralized finance ("DeFi") is used to describe financial applications built on top of public blockchains like Ethereum. These applications can be built and deployed by anyone without permission, and those who use them reap the benefit of the blockchain's security and privacy guarantees.
Gaming is now a $137B industry and the market for buying in-game items or "virtual goods" is in the tens of billions of dollars. These items typically allow players to customize the appearance of their character; equipping rare weapon "skins" or donning unique items of clothing [...]
In 2 days time on January 16th, Ethereum will deploy its first network upgrade since October 2017. Dubbed "Constantinople", the upgrade will implement several "Ethereum Improvement Proposals" (EIPs) on the Ethereum network with one such EIP reducing the amount of ETH tokens entering circulation each year.
Bitcoin has now survived for 10 years without a single fraudulent transaction being validated on its blockchain. The legitimacy and value of Bitcoin is now - at least for those who care to understand it - beyond doubt. What now for the next 10 years?
After a wild year of price rises and falls, what fundamental changes can we expect from the cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2019?