NFT land sells for 550 ETH, eToro to delist ADA and 1M ETH burned since August: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 21-27

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Axie Infinity virtual land slot sells out for 550 ETH A plot of virtual land in the widely popular monster-battling NFT game Axie Infinity sold for 550 Ether (ETH) this week, with the sum worth more than $2.2 million at the time of writing.  The…

1M ETH burned since EIP-1559, and Dorsey drops tbDEX white paper, Nov. 19–26

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance newsletter. ETH is burning at a rapid rate! Read on to discover the statistics behind Ethereum’s pursuit of deflationary mechanics. What you’re about to read is a shorter, more succinct version of the newsletter. For a comprehensive summary of DeFi’s developments over the last week, subscribe below. $4.24 billion in ETH burned since EIP-1559 event Blockchain analytics platform CryptoRank shared quantitative data this week that revealed an excess of 1 million Ether (ETH), worth approximately $4.24 billion, has been burned since…

Vitalik Buterin proposes calldata limit per block to lower ETH gas costs

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has proposed a new limit on the total transaction calldata in a block to decrease the overall transaction calldata gas cost over the ETH network.  Buterin’s post on the Ethereum Magicians forum, EIP-4488, highlights concerns regarding high transaction fees on Layer-1 blockchains for rollups and the considerable amount of time to implement and deploy data sharding: “Hence, a short-term solution to further cut costs for rollups, and to incentivize an ecosystem-wide transition to a rollup-centric Ethereum, is desired.” While the entrepreneur cited an alternative wherein…

BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, SHIB

Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins sold off along with global equity markets and crude oil on Nov. 26. The markets were roiled on news of a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa that is worrying scientists due to its large number of mutations in the spike protein. The sharp fall has resulted in cross-crypto liquidations of over $750 million over the 24-hour period but the funding rates across exchanges remain elevated. This suggests that the selling may not be over yet. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin’s…

Axie Infinity virtual land slot sells out for 550 ETH

In a tweet posted by Axie Infinity late Thursday, a lucrative land plot within the monster-battle fantasy nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, game sold for 550 ETH ($2.3 million). Axies are creatures that users command to duel other players, battle enemies and complete daily quests. They are also NFTs that can be bred (minted), bought and sold freely. ✨A Genesis Land Plot just sold for 550 ETH! That’s over 2.3 M USD! Our player-owned Digital nation continues to shock the world pic.twitter.com/SVvAtFNYUF — Axie Infinity (@AxieInfinity) November 24, 2021 The game…

Ethereum bulls likely to profit $130 million on ETH options despite two-week slump

Ether (ETH) investors have no reason to complain after the 344% gains accumulated in 2021 until Nov. 24. Still, analysts fear that the $4,000 resistance test on Nov. 19 is forming a descending channel that aims at $3,600 by mid-December, an 18% correction from the current $4,400 price. Despite outperforming Bitcoin (BTC) by 16% in the past month alone and the ETH/BTC pair climbing to 10-week highs, Ether seems to be struggling with its own success. Ether/USD price on Bitstamp. Source: TradingView Users continue to complain about Ethereum gas fees,…

Ethereum Prints Bullish Pattern, Why ETH Could Revisit $4.5K

Ethereum is stable above the $4,250 pivot level against the US Dollar. ETH could accelerate higher if there is a clear break above the $4,350 resistance zone. Ethereum is trading in a bullish zone above the $4,200 level. The price is consolidating above $4,250 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break above a key contracting triangle with resistance near $4,270 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could gain bullish momentum if there is a clear break above the $4,350 resistance…

Animoca to repay users 265 ETH stolen in fake NFT drop Discord hack

Hong Kong-based gaming and venture capital company Animoca Brands and subsidiary Blowfish Studios have promised users that they will repay 265 ETH (US$1.1 million) stolen in a fraudulent nonfungible token (NFT) sale on D`iscord. The fraudulent minting event occurred at approximately 3 AM AEDT on Nov 19 on the Phantom Galaxies Discord server. It saw 1,571 fake minting transactions over the course of about three hours. Phantom Galaxies is an upcoming Australian game being developed by Blowfish Studios. The Phantom Galaxies Discord server has 94,000 members. In an increasingly common…

One million ETH worth have been burned since the implementation of EIP-1559 in August

In a Twitter post published Wednesday, blockchain research firm CryptoRank revealed that over 1 million Ether (ETH) worth $4.24 billion had been burned since the introduction of the EIP-1559 protocol in August as part of the London hard fork. The EIP-1559 protocol reformed the Ethereum fee market, modifying the limit for gas fees and introducing a burn feature that takes a portion of transaction fees on the blockchain out of circulation, to be canceled permanently. Notable decentralized applications responsible for token burn contributions include popular nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, platform…