Only 0.5% of ETH Addresses to be Active

Although the total number of addresses on the Ethereum network is growing, the number of active addresses continues to decrease
17 December 2018   1366

On Saturday, the number of unique addresses on the Ethereum network exceeded 50 million, according to data from the portal Etherscan.io.

The largest increase in the number of unique Ethereum addresses in one day was recorded on January 4 of the current year - then there were 352,888 registered, notes The Block.

Ethereum Unique Addresses
Ethereum Unique Addresses
Ethereum Active Addresses
Ethereum Active Addresses
 

Although the total number of addresses on the Ethereum network is growing, the number of active addresses continues to decrease. Coinmetrics portal defines active addresses as "unique sending or receiving addresses that are involved in the transfer of transactions on a given day."

The number of active Ethereum addresses fell by 68% from a peak of 719,093 on January 16 to 232,085 on December 15. Active addresses make up only 0.46% of all addresses on the Ethereum network.

Buterin to Propose Way to Speed Up ETH 2.0 Migration

Vitalik Buterin,creator of Ethereum, believes the eth1 system can exist as a zero shard in eth2 
25 December 2019   206

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin proposed a solution that allows you to quickly get rid of the Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm chain and move everything in Ethereum 2.0 to Proof-of-Stake (PoS).

According to him, the eth1 system can exist as a zero shard in eth2.

Validators who choose to participate in eth1 will be able to register as friendly. They are expected to support the full eth1 node in addition to the eth2 node.

A full eth1 node will load all blocks of the zero shard and maintain the updated state of the old circuit.

Buterin believes that his proposal does not make any changes to the planned procedure for the transition from eth1 to eth2. Only software for stateless clients and witness size changes in the eth1 protocol are required.