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Ethereum Adoption Is in Overdrive Despite Crypto Market Downturn: Altcoin Daily


dailyhodl.com 28 January 2022 20:57, UTC
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The host of popular YouTube channel Altcoin Daily says that the money keeps pouring into Ethereum (ETH) despite the market dip.

In a new video, Altcoin Daily co-host Austin Arnold says developers continue to build on Ethereum regardless of market conditions.

“Even though we are watching prices consolidate and decline in the short-term, the building continues.”

Arnold points to plans announced by Ethereum-based metaverse platform The Sandbox (SAND) to start a $50,000,000 accelerator fund for metaverse startups.

“This is a huge injection of cash into the Ethereum metaverse, The Sandbox. Because of this, we are about to see a lot of building…

This isn’t just going into The Sandbox metaverse. It’s going towards building an interoperable, open network in general.”

Looking to the future, Arnold says the Ethereum scalability issues will be solved, in part, by zero-knowledge (ZK) roll-up technology, a scalability solution that runs computations off the chain and then submits a validity report.

“[ZK roll-ups make Ethereum] a little more private, a whole lot more scalable, and BitDAO just launched this $200 million initiative to advance Ethereum scaling endeavors. Progress is happening.”

According to Arnold, decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) BitDAO is launching a fund backed by big money to improve Ethereum’s scalability.

“What about scaling? Well, BitDAO just launched a $200 million zkDAO to advance Ethereum scaling via zkSync…

Major players are backing this scaling solution of zkSync through this DAO.”

According to the Altcoin Daily co-host, one nascent crypto sector will boost Ethereum even further – non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

App research Nima Owji recently revealed the social platform Reddit will soon allow users to set any NFT as their profile picture.

#Reddit is working on #NFT profile pics as well! pic.twitter.com/l2cqfSuIbK

— Nima Owji (@nima_owji) January 21, 2022

Reddit has already been dabbling in the world of NFTs, releasing their own line of Ethereum-minted digital collectibles called CryptoSnoos.

While Arnold is quick to point out that the NFT profile pictures are just a test, he also reminds his viewers of how huge an adoption event this could be for crypto.

“Reddit trial will allow users to set any NFT as their profile picture…

While this is only being tested, at the moment, it is pretty cool to see. Reddit obviously has tens if not hundreds of millions of active daily users on their platform… it should be clarified at the moment, though Reddit has stated that this is a small, internal test.”

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