Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Goes Live – November 5

πŸ“ˆ 30 Second Cryptocurrency Price Summary

Current Bitcoin Price:Β $14,639

Bitcoin price has rocketed through the $14,000 mark today, currently above $14,600 to begin Thursday.

Top-20 altcoins are looking stronger over the last 24 hours, as Ethereum jumps 5%, XRP rises 1%, and Litecoin gains almost 5%.

Top Stories for November 5, 2020 πŸ”₯

πŸ‘‰ Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Goes Live

Ethereum 2.0’s deposit contract has been activated, enabling validators to begin depositing the 32 Ether required for staking.

Following the deposit of 32 ETH by 16,384 validators, the Ethereum 2.0 “beacon chain” will be launched to enable the very first activity on the Ethereum 2.0 chain.

πŸ‘‰ Industry Leaders Agree On Necessity Of Blockchain Voting System

Cryptocurrency industry leaders including Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao and Vitalik Buterin have agreed that blockchain voting systems would provide a vast improvement over current processes.

The discussion has been sparked by controversy and uncertainty over the 2020 US presidential election, which has been drawn out as votes are counted.

πŸ‘‰ Bitcoiner Wins Senate Seat For Wyoming

Cynthia Lummis, a former Republican congresswoman who won a seat in the US senate this election, is a confirmed Bitcoin holder.

Lummis purchased her first Bitcoin in 2013 following a tip from her son-in-law, and has previously Tweeted that she wishes to defend Bitcoin against potential overstepping of government.