This year seems to be going better than expected in the crypto space with various movements from the most important projects that trigger excitement and enthusiasm.

Not to mention the fact that we’re getting closer with each passing day to mainstream adoption.

Here’s the latest on Ethereum, XRP, and Monero (XMR).

Ethereum’s Constantinople upgrade is live

After having to postpone its Constantinople upgrade, Ethereum’s much-awaited move has been finally made.

The hard fork was initially set to activate back in January, but you may recall that there’s been a delay due to some concerns about a potential vulnerability that was affecting the smart contract security.

This upgrade has been designed to boost the network’s efficiency, and it will reduce the block rewards for miners by one third.

This means that they will earn 2 ETH instead of 3 for powering the network and validating all the transactions that are taking place on it.

Ripple gets shout out from Fortune magazine

Ripple and XRP have been in the spotlight a lot these days since XRP got listed on Coinbase because this was something that the whole community was waiting to happen for a long time.

Fortune just mentioned Ripple and named it as “one of the best “Small and Medium Companies” to work for in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to Silicon Valley and some of the biggest tech companies in the world. Ripple is number 17 on the list of 35 companies,” Daily Hodl reports.

Read the complete article on Fortune.

Monero highlights improvements

During a new interview with Naomi Brockwell, Riccardo Spagni, core team member and developer at Monero spoke about the coin and also addressed the increasing adoption of crypto throughout the world.

He also made sure to highlight the fact that XMR is not a store of value and detailed how the project has matured over the years.



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