In June, we took a look at activity around bridges on Ethereum. Key highlights included the dominance of Polygon and USDC as well as the peaking of growth in May. A lot has happened since then. …


On 11th August, we saw the single largest cryptocurrency hack of all time. $611 million dollars were stolen from PolyNetwork. The humongous amount wasn’t the only unique characteristic of this hack. Unlike most hacks, this one had an ongoing narrative accompanying it, supplied by messages sent to and from the…


Image credit to Shannon Tremaine.

At block 1,265,000, Ethereum pushed its London upgrade with the long-awaited EIP 1559. The upgrade went off without a hitch and had thousands tuning in to watch parties celebrating the occasion.

In this article we look at data from the blockchain in its first 2 days after London. …


Image credit to SpaceX.

Since adding ENS (Ethereum Name Service) Name Tags to Etherscan in May, we’ve kept an eye out for its adoption. The subsequent month has seen tremendous take up of ENS names within the community. For this month’s analysis, we decided to take a deeper look into this recent growth of…


With the increasing number of EVM chains (three recently announced Etherscan-built explorers!), more of a spotlight should be shone on activity in the addresses bridging Ethereum with them.

In last month’s article, we touched briefly on it. This month we take it further, exploring:

  • Balance held by the respective bridges

ETH prices have relentlessly climbed over the course of 2021. Unfortunately for many Ethereum users, this has come at the cost of relentlessly climbing gas prices as well. Prices in the 100's of Gwei have been the norm in 2021 with even 1,000+ Gwei seen at times.

Since late April…


Data for this article was taken from Etherscan & Flashbots between blocks 11834049 and 12196601 on Ethereum.

Maximal Extractable Value (MEV — previously, Miner Extractable Value) has cast a theoretical shadow over Ethereum and other smart contract blockchains since the release of Flash Boys 2.0 in 2019. …


Update: Since publication of this article, EIP 1559 has been confirmed to be deployed in the London hard fork, slated for July 2021!

TL;DR majority of miners opposed, other stakeholders support

With the extreme congestion seen in Ethereum recently, a topic long-discussed has reared its head once again: EIP 1559…


2021 has been bullish so far for ETH and tokens that live in the Ethereum ecosystem. With virtually all token prices performing well, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking ourselves genius investors.

Categorizing and comparing tokens provides a better sense for their relative performance. Inspired by this…


2020 was a challenging year for the whole world. At the same time, it proved to be a positive one for Ethereum — the ecosystem grew unabated on many fronts, making strides into earning our market cap. …

Harith Kamarul

Community @etherscan

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