Ethereum price spikes as Biden government borrows another AUD$45 billion from Fed
The American government has requested the Federal Reserve to issue a $32.5 billion loan.
- Ethereum’s value is currently up 5% over the last 7-day stretch.
- Daily transactions associated with the Ethereum network have increased by 6% since February 2022.
- Prominent DEX aggregator 1inch has released a P2P crypto trading module earlier this week.
After surging past the all-important $3,000 psychological threshold recently, Ethereum (ETH) has again showcased a major price correction, with the altcoin’s value dropping by a sizeable -7.5% over the past 24 hours. At press time, ETH is trading at $2,648.
These developments come at a time when the Biden administration has asked the Federal Reserve to issue $10 billion to help with its ongoing efforts to protect Ukraine against Russia. The American government has also requested the Fed to dole out $22.5 billion for various coronavirus pandemic relief efforts.
As far as Ethereum’s fundamentals go, the network is currently processing daily transactions worth $6.7 billion, representing a 6% increase over the past 30 days. However, these numbers are nowhere close to what the ecosystem witnessed during Q4 2021, wherein daily ETH-related transactions amounted to a whopping $9 billion.
Month-over-month, Ethereum-based dApps have also seen a 10% decrease in terms of their total active addresses, which comes as a surprise since the smart contract network is still viewed by most investors as being the world’s go-to platform for NFT and DeFi development.
1inch launches crypto swap module
Decentralized exchange aggregator 1inch revealed earlier this week that it had formally launched a peer-to-peer (P2P) module within its existing trading platform, allowing users to specify the person or wallet that they wish to fulfill their trade order with.
On a technical note, a spokesperson for the firm added that their P2P service is being governed by a smart contract framework that offers an extremely high level of decentralization.
When making use of the P2P module, participants can set the swap amount to the current market rate or adjust the metric by intervals of 5%. Also, expiration dates associated with a particular order can be set as low as 10 minutes to as high as seven days.
Anti-war crypto donations continue to flow in for Ukraine
As war tensions mount between Russia and Ukraine, a growing forum of anti-war protestors has turned towards the use of cryptocurrencies to help the latter with its military efforts.
Numbers-wise, over the last seven days, officially maintained donation addresses by the Ukrainian government have accumulated about $1,500 in ETH and around $350,000 in Tether (USDT) stablecoin.
Furthermore, independent entities — including Braiins, the world’s oldest mining pool — have recently donated 10 Bitcoin plus a portion of its hash rate to help Ukraine. Web 3.0 humanitarian aid initiative RELI3F processed a total of 185 ETH to three separate crypto funds meant to provide residents of the Eastern European nation with immediate relief.
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Disclosure: The author owns a range of cryptocurrencies at the time of writing.