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🚀 MOON Token Surges 150% Amid Increased Project Decentralization
The value of the MOON token (Moons) has dramatically soared by over 150% following an announcement by the moderators of the r/cryptocurrency community on Reddit. They revealed a plan for complete decentralization and a major overhaul of the project's strategy, moving away from the inflationary model.
Reflections on PayPal's New Stablecoin (PYUSD)
Tether CTO: "The launch of PayPal stablecoin doesn’t impact Tether as the firm does not serve U.S. users. If PYUSD launches in international markets, it could have a positive impact on the crypto industry and potentially erode revenues for payment giants like MasterCard and Visa." Co-founder of zkLend: "PayPal will indeed bolster the perception and acceptance of cryptocurrencies, but it can lead to a diminished market share for decentralized stablecoins, threatening the very principles of decentralization that underpin the crypto space." Analysts at JPMorgan: "This could boost Ethereum activity and enhance Ethereum’s network utility as a stablecoin/DeFi platform. PYUSD could fill the void left by the $20 billion shrinkage of Binance's BUSD stablecoin, which was forced to shut down by U.S. regulators earlier this year." Co-founder of Sei Network: "The gas fees of using PYUSD will be ridiculous, which will disincentivize its usage. To help make the user experience better, PayPal will either need to subsidize transaction costs or will need to help support PYUSD on other networks with cheaper gas fees." It's worth noting that PayPal currently serves 435 million customers globally.
🔥 OP Labs Introduces a Fault-Proof System on OP Goerli
OP Labs, backing the Optimism network, launched a testnet version of its novel fault-proof system aimed at bolstering both efficiency and decentralization. At present, OP Stack employs centralized sequencers to bundle and send transactions to Ethereum. However, this method prohibits users from challenging the process in case of fraudulent transactions.
Remembering Crypto Pioneer Hal Finney: 9 Years On
He received the very first Bitcoin transaction in history, sent by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Regrettably, Hal’s battle with ALS culminated in his physical paralysis and eventual passing on August 28, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 58. Finney was at the forefront of those who embraced the fascinating technology of human cryopreservation — the process of freezing bodies for potential revival in the future. Hal’s vision and unwavering belief in the power of decentralization laid the foundation for the innovations we enjoy today. His legacy lives on, inspiring countless enthusiasts worldwide to carry forward his passion for crypto and innovation.