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Ethereum ‘Almost Full’ as Controversial Coin Gobbles Up Capacity

  • Vitalik Buterin expressed concerns over scaling last week
  • Tether’s use of Ethereum has grown as its utilization exploded
Cryptocurrency Mining As Bitcoin Slides Amid Stocks Rout
Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

The digital ledger behind the supposed better version of Bitcoin is running out of capacity.

That was the warning last week from Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, who noted that the cost of processing transactions done in the digital token Ether on the underlying blockchain may get too expensive for some users.