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Ethereum’s 8th Birthday Marks Strong Growth and DeFi Innovation

31 Jul, 2023

04 Nov, 2023

  • Ethereum celebrates its 8th birthday with a price of $1,867.40 and a 0.35% increase in 24 hours.
  • Ethereum remains the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, trailing only behind Bitcoin.
  • Ethereum’s Total Value Locked (TVL) reaches $23.131 billion, reflecting widespread adoption in DeFi applications.

Ethereum, the pioneering blockchain platform, is celebrating its 8th anniversary with resounding success and achievements in the world of cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi). As it reaches this milestone, Ethereum stands tall with a price of $1,867.40, boasting a 0.35% increase in the last 24 hours. This continuous upward trajectory is a testament to the platform’s resilience and innovation, solidifying its position as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, closely following the footsteps of Bitcoin.

Ethereum’s market capitalization is an impressive $226,035,441,114, indicating its strong presence in the cryptocurrency market. The 24-hour trading volume is $4,786,276,130, highlighting the active trading activity surrounding the token.

Ethereum’s journey began with its inception in 2013 when Vitalik Buterin introduced the concept of a decentralized open-source blockchain system featuring its own native cryptocurrency called Ether (ETH). Since then, Ethereum has become a prominent platform that facilitates not only the transfer of its native currency but also serves as the foundation for executing decentralized smart contracts.

The groundbreaking nature of Ethereum’s technology and the potential it unlocked for various blockchain applications quickly garnered support from the crypto community. In the summer of 2014, Ethereum conducted a groundbreaking initial coin offering (ICO) and raised $18.3 million in Bitcoin, selling over 60 million Ether tokens at $0.311 per ETH.

Ethereum’s Total Value Locked (TVL) is currently $23.131 billion, as reported by DefiLlama, the largest DeFi data aggregator at the moment. TVL refers to the total amount of assets that are locked or staked in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols on the Ethereum blockchain. It is an essential metric that showcases the adoption and utilization of DeFi applications on the Ethereum network.

In a celebratory event honoring Ethereum’s eighth birthday, Sandeep the co-founder of Polygon, joins forces with the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik, in Bengaluru:

On Twitter, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin celebrated Ethereum’s birthday in India with other developers. Investor Ryan Sean Adams noted Ethereum’s success, highlighting that it has now secured over $400 billion in value and generates billions in annual profits through its validator rewards and gas fees.

At eight years old, Ethereum has proved itself as a pioneer, innovator and staple in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Despite volatility and macroeconomic headwinds, Ethereum continues to build momentum and community. As it enters its ninth year, Ethereum remains a leading contender to become the blockchain backbone of tomorrow’s decentralized internet and finance applications.

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