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After Ethereum’s Hardened Merge Timeline

, Ethereum Classic’s Hashrate Hits Another All-Time Record

On Thursday, following the official proof-of-stake (PoS) transition announcement from the Ethereum Foundation, Ethereum Classic’s hashrate tapped another all-time high at block height 15,806,925. The latest jump to 38. 64 terahash marks the network’s second record high in five days, as Ethereum Classic captured 38. 37 terahash per second (TH/s) on August 20, 2022.

Ethereum Classic Hashrate Spikes Following the Latest Merge Announcement

The Ethereum Foundation recently published a blog post called the “Mainnet Merge Announcement,” which gives the public more precise dates concerning The Merge upgrade. At the time of writing, The Merge is expected to go live on Sept 10-20, 2022, and when that happens, Ethash proof-of-work (PoW) miners will be forced to mine another Ethash-supporting crypto network.

Ethash miners have a few coins they can choose from, like ravencoin (RVN), ergo (ERGO), beam (BEAM), and ethereum classic (ETC). Five days ago, Bitcoin.com News reported on ETC‘s hashrate tapping an all-time high at 38. 37 TH/s at block height 15,776,674. On August 25, 2022, ETC surpassed that record as the network’s hashrate reached 38. 64 TH/s at block height 15,806,925.

Ethereum Classic's Hashrate Taps Another All-Time High Following Ethereum's Hardened Merge Timeline

There’s a great possibility ETC could surpass that record again in the near future because the network jumped over the August 20 record on August 24 at block height 15,801,069 when it reached 38. 40 TH/s. Moreover, there’s still 975. 15 TH/s of hashpower pointed at the Ethereum (ETH) network today. While there are a few different Ethash supporting coins, so far, Ethereum Classic has been the main beneficiary of The Merge.

Ethereum Classic’s 30-Day Gains Outshine Ether’s Price Rise Last Month

Ethereum classic (ETC), the network’s native token, has also managed to climb from the 20th largest market valuation to the 19th, as ETC prices jumped 10.2% higher in the last 24 hours. ETC jumped from $34. 57 per unit during the early morning trading sessions on Thursday (EST), to the day’s price high at $38. 09 per unit.

Ethereum Classic's Hashrate Taps Another All-Time High Following Ethereum's Hardened Merge Timeline

ETC has managed to climb 61.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the last 30 days. In fact, ETC‘s price rise over the past month is higher than ethereum’s (ETH) 18.4% rise in the same time period.

What do you think about Ethereum Classic’s recent hashrate spike? Comment below to let us know your thoughts on this topic.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman, the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News, is a Florida-based financial journalist. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. Redman is passionate about Bitcoin, open-source codes, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,700 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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Arthur Hayes Says Cardano Is A ‘Shitcoin’ – Here’s Why

Cardano (ADA) is a “shitcoin” without purpose that has no distinct advantage over competitors, according to BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes.

“Who gives a fuck? Zero?” said Hayes when asked “What about Cardano?” in an interview with Coin Bureau published on Sunday.

Cardano Is A Shitcoin, Says Hayes

Continuing to describe the cryptocurrency – a top ten digital asset by market cap – Hayes did not mince words: “The first wannabe Ethereum, and probably the first one to go to be irrelevant,” he said.

Typically, the popular crypto essayist and trader is well known as one of the loudest long-term Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) bulls, and often expresses interest in small-cap cryptos for short-term trading.

During the same interview, Hayes even expressed interest in the memecoin “dogwifhat” calling it the “best dog money of this bull cycle.

“I love Rare Pepe’s… I think we’re going to see a resurgence of NFT trading volumes,” he added.

The writer’s unique callout of Cardano ruffled some feathers online – especially with the network’s founder, Charles Hoskinson. On Tuesday, Hoskinson asked Hayes why he was “throwing shade” at Cardano.

“Cause your coin is a piece of shit man,” Hayes replied. “Just buy some ETH and chill.”

What Makes Cardano Unique?

Much like Ethereum, Cardano is a smart contract platform for developing decentralized applications. It also popularized as one of the first well-developed proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies, which use crypto rather than energy to secure its network.

However, many popular blockchains today now use the same mechanism, with Ethereum undergoing a massive upgrade in 2022 to adopt proof of stake. In terms of both market size and DeFi TVL, Cardano is still outsized by competitors like Ethereum, Solana, and Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

On Tuesday, Hayes published a list of the world’s most popular Dapps, and asked which of them had originated or grown most popular on the Cardano blockchain.

“From my very limited knowledge, it looks like none of them do,” he said. “That’s why ADA is dog shit.”

On Bitcoin, however, Hayes remains a bull, expecting strong money printing from the Federal Reserve to drive the asset’s price up soon.

“When printing money happens and you debase the value of time and human labor, we rejoice and say great, fuck you, we’re gonna take Bitcoin to a million,” he told Coin Bureau.

Late last year, Hayes predicted that Bitcoin would reach between $750,000 and $1 million by the end of 2026.

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