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NFTs and DeFi overturn a banker‘s generational curse of poverty in 2 years

“When I started, I almost gave up multiple times. I just want to help others have a more streamlined way to get into crypto,” said Brenda Gentry, a former USAA mortgage underwriter. 8027 Total views 94 Total shares Brenda Gentry, a former USAA mortgage underwriter from Texas, believes that the cryptocurrency ecosystem offers a fighting chance to overcome the generational curse of poverty.  Gentry, or MsCryptoMom, left her decade-long job a

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MetisDAO TVL surges by 99,800% as the layer-2 race heats up

The total value locked on Metis rose by 99,881% in a month after the layer-two project integrated with numerous DeFi protocols and cross-chain bridges. 7050 Total views 61 Total shares Attracting liquidity has become a de facto arms race in the growing decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape. Projects constantly battle to attract investors’ funds by offering enticing yields for crypto holders willing to take a risk and lock up their assets, and

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Blockchain and the evolution of business models in the game industry

With the introduction of blockchain-based assets for games comes the possibility of entirely new business models and innovative development. 5736 Total views 104 Total shares The first computer games were developed in the late 20th century with the sole purpose of entertaining their audience. One of the first goals was to distract players from their routine work and provide them access to a fantasy world. Very soon, games began to compete for us

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Crypto.com shares details on security breach: 483 accounts compromised

Approximately $33.8 million in crypto assets was stolen from Crypto.com following a security breach on Monday. 8258 Total views 65 Total shares The Crypto.com security breach saga gets clarity with an official statement from the Singapore-based crypto exchange following a halt on withdrawals after detecting “suspicious activities” in user accounts. In a statement on Thursday, Crypto.com revealed that “4,836.26 ETH, 443.93 BTC and approx

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NFTs and compliance: Why we need to be having this conversation

With the huge growth in the NFT industry, the time is right to take a look at NFTs from a compliance and regulatory perspective. 1894 Total views 53 Total shares “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” — Plato The above quote has withstood the test of time. Across industries, markets, communities and ideas, people ultimately will find a way to either do good or at

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Crypto.com shares details on security breach: 483 accounts compromised

Approximately $33.8 million in crypto assets was stolen from Crypto.com following a security breach on Monday. 8050 Total views 65 Total shares The Crypto.com security breach saga gets clarity with an official statement from the Singapore-based crypto exchange following a halt on withdrawals after detecting “suspicious activities” in user accounts. In a statement on Thursday, Crypto.com revealed that “4,836.26 ETH, 443.93 BTC and approx

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Bitcoin shrugs off Russia crypto ban fears as BTC price nears $43.5K

A sharp uptick could have wider implications for the two-month Bitcoin price downtrend, one analyst reveals. 10473 Total views 71 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) surged on the Wall Street open on Jan. 20 as news that Russia was planning to "ban" cryptocurrency failed to impact price performance. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC price climbs $2,500 in 24 hours Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView sh

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Bitcoin bounces at $41K as optimism increases over stocks correlation

A quiet day for crypto markets combines with hopes that a macro uptick will lift Bitcoin and Ether higher in the coming days. 11008 Total views 65 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) rebounded strongly from $41,000 during Jan. 20 as bears hoping for a step into lower territory stayed disappointed. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD adding $1,000 after dippi

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USDC flips Tether on the Ethereum network

The total supply for USDC on Ethereum has surpassed that of Tether, putting USDT in second place on Ethereum for the first time. 7534 Total views 183 Total shares Circle’s USD Coin (USDC) has reached a major milestone by surpassing Tether (USDT) in total supply on the Ethereum network. USDC’s current supply on Ethereum as of writing is 40.06 billion tokens, just ahead of USDT’s supply of 39.82 billion. Tether has been the most popular sta

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Bitcoin bounces at $41K as optimism increases over stocks correlation

A quiet day for crypto markets combines with hopes that a macro uptick will lift Bitcoin and Ether higher in the coming days. 10811 Total views 65 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) rebounded strongly from $41,000 during Jan. 20 as bears hoping for a step into lower territory stayed disappointed. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD adding $1,000 after dippi

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Astrology charts and technical analysis: Maren Altman is a star

Are future prices written in the stars? Meet Maren Altman, presciently named for cryptocurrency, who combines astrology and day trading crypto into a winning blend. In 1973, Princeton University professor Burton Malkiel published his book A Random Walk Down Wall Street, in which he famously states that a “blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts.” Fast forward to 2013, an

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Bitcoin stays in tight range as analyst eyes potential 'interesting week' in BTC

It may be all quiet on Jan. 17 in the absence of Wall Street, but Bitcoin markets might not stay that way for long. 21036 Total views 126 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) hovered near $43,000 on Jan. 17 as its "boring" price action combined with signs that the market could be stabilizing. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Leverage comes off all-time highs Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/U

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Individual ETH miner hits jackpot with $540K block reward

An individual miner defied the odds and managed to collect 168 ETH from a solo mining pool this week worth 42 times the average block reward. 3560 Total views 30 Total shares An individual Ether (ETH) miner struck it big by mining a block on their own and receiving a reward valued at about $540,000.  The miner was operating through the 2miners Ethereum SOLO pool on Jan. 17 when they mined an entire block and received 168 ETH. That reward vastly

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Bitcoin payments decline as other cryptocurrencies grow

In 2021, Bitcoin’s usage by merchants that use BitPay fell to about 65%, down from 92% in 2020. 6886 Total views 58 Total shares BitPay Inc., one of the world’s most well-known crypto payments processors, has seen a shift in the type of digital assets used for purchases over the last year, according to a Bloomberg report. According to BitPay, Bitcoin’s (BTC) usage at businesses that use its payment system fell last year to about 65% of pr

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3 reasons why Near Protocol (NEAR) just hit a new all-time high

NEAR price enters price discovery following the successful completion of a $150 million funding round and exponential ecosystem growth. 8542 Total views 39 Total shares The layer one (L1) battle is starting to heat up again and multiple protocols have seen their token values rise in recent weeks as traders venture out to see what life is like outside of the Ethereum (ETH) network.  One L1 protocol that has seen its token price climb to a new al

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Ripple chair’s pay-off plan to convince BTC miners to adopt proof-of-stake

Billionaire Chris Larsen said that miners should view the move away from PoW as “a net positive for their longevity.” 19603 Total views 105 Total shares Ripple executive chairman and co-founder Chris Larsen has unveiled his plan for Bitcoin (BTC) miners to move away from proof-of-work (PoW), saying they should view it as “a net positive for their longevity.” He argues it could provide a major boost to the share prices of listed mining f

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Hong Kong begins discussions to introduce stablecoin regulatory framework

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority shared a list of eight questions to seek policy-related recommendations citing five possible regulatory outcomes — no action, opt-in regime, risk-based regime, catch-all regime and blanket ban. 6319 Total views 70 Total shares Hong Kong's central banking institution, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), released a questionnaire to gauge public opinion on regulations for crypto-assets and stablecoins. The st

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Shiba Inu (SHIB) fetches 30% gain on Robinhood listing rumor and bullish chart pattern

SHIB’s 30% gain initiates a bullish reversal pattern and rumors of a major exchange listing and other developments have investors playing catch with the canine-themed meme coin. 34332 Total views 102 Total shares Shiba Inu (SHIB) seems to be preparing for a bullish breakout as a falling wedge pattern begins to form. The price of SHIB has been trending lower inside an area defined by two contracting trendlines while accompanying a decline in t

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Ethereum options data shows pro traders expect strong resistance at $3,600

Derivatives analysis suggests that ETH will continue to bounce around in the $3,300 to $3,600 range for the short-term. 5200 Total views 39 Total shares Ether (ETH) price has bounced 13% from its Jan. 9 low at $2,950, but it seems premature to call the move a cycle bottom. Instead, the larger bearish movement has prevailed and although it looks primarily correlated to Bitcoin (BTC) price, regulatory concerns and a tighter United States Federal R

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Binance CEO’s net worth hits $96B, Jack Dorsey launches BTC defense fund, Bill Miller apes into Bitcoin: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 9-15

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Binance CEO CZ is the richest crypto billionaire at $96B: Bloomberg Bloomberg has estimated Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao — also known as “CZ”— to be the 11th-richest person in the

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3 reasons why Harmony (ONE) rallied back to its all-time high this week

Strong fundamentals, an influx of new users and a recently launched $300 million developer incentive are just a few reasons why ONE price is chasing a new all-time high. 10797 Total views 41 Total shares Bitcoin price is still a ways from its $69,000 all-time high but this isn't stopping altcoins from moving toward new highs.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that since hitting a low of $0.13 on Dec. 4, the price of Har

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Price analysis 1/7: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, DOT, AVAX, DOGE

Bitcoin and most major altcoins have fallen to key underlying support levels, which could be an early sign of an impending oversold bounce. 28495 Total views 85 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and the U.S. equity markets fell sharply on Jan. 5, reacting negatively to the minutes from the Federal Reserve's December FOMC meeting, which showed that the members expect the balance sheet reduction to start after the Fed begins hiking interest rates in earl

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Altcoin Roundup: 3 ways blockchain technology could further mainstream in 2022

The trend of blockchain adoption is set to continue in 2022. Here are three sectors that are likely to pivot toward DLT solutions. 9573 Total views 62 Total shares 2021 was a breakout year for the cryptocurrency sector and this year is expected to see an extension of the “mass adoption” trend. Public awareness of blockchain technology is on the rise and a new cohort of projects designed to fill more niche roles in society are likely to emerg

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Bitcoin price surges to $43K, but traders warn that ‘real pain’ is due for altcoins

Even with the abrupt surge to $42.3K, traders warn that Bitcoin and altcoins are still in for "real pain" if the current macro perspectives remain the same. 35192 Total views 58 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) fell slightly into the Wall Street open on Jan. 11 after the largest cryptocurrency failed to crack resistance above $42,000, but fresh comments from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell appear to be providing a boost to markets. BTC/US

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Was $39,650 the bottom? Bitcoin bulls and bears debate the future of BTC price

BTC bulls seem to believe the bounce off $39,650 marked the bottom, but bears warn that a looming death cross on the daily chart is a sign of further downside. 11185 Total views 133 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) price made a quick pop above $43,100 in the U.S. trading session but uncertainty is still the dominant sentiment among traders on Jan. 11 and bulls and bears are split on whether this week's drop to $39,650 was BTC's bottom.  Data from C

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North Korean hackers stole $400M in 2021, mostly ETH: Chainalysis

Hackers from North Korea have nearly doubled their thefts since 2019 by amassing $400 million in crypto via cyberattack in 2021. 4784 Total views 135 Total shares North Korean crypto hackers siphoned off nearly $400 million in crypto through cyberattacks in 2021, according to new data from Chainalysis. The type of crypto stolen has also seen a sea change according to the Thursday report from the blockchain analytics firm. In 2017, Bitcoin (BTC)

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Battle of the bots: WTF token launch drains 58 ETH

The WTF token airdrop got off to a wild launch. Users reportedly lost thousands of dollars, while one bot disappeared with 58 ETH. 1694 Total views 26 Total shares Fees.wtf is a simple service that shows Ether (ETH) users their lifetime spending amount on Ethereum blockchain transactions by measuring gas. You plug in your wallet address on its website, and it tells you how much gas you spent.  The project released its WTF token in an airdrop Fr

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Price analysis 11/12: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, DOGE, SHIB, LUNA

Bearish pressures mount against Bitcoin price and this could lead to sharp short-term pullbacks in the prices of many altcoins. 37506 Total views 38 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to weaken following the shakeout of the leveraged traders in the derivatives markets on Nov. 10. This caused the derivative funding rates to drop to the neutral territory of 0.01% across exchanges. Data analysis firm Arcane Research said in its latest weekl

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Cointelegraph Consulting: A look at Terra’s ecosystem

At the start of 2021, Terra had only two applications, but that quickly changed in a year — and it now has hundreds. 4112 Total views 36 Total shares Terra’s native staking token, LUNA, was one of the best-performing cryptocurrencies of 2021, with gains north of 13,000%. Terra has also surpassed Binance Smart Chain (BSC) in total locked value with $17.62 billion, making it the second-biggest DeFi chain just after Ethereum.  Much of this gro

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Bitcoin and Ether heading $100K and $5K in 2022: Bloomberg Intelligence

Bitcoin will be likely gaining “upper hand” versus stocks this year, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Mike McGlone. 42173 Total views 388 Total shares Despite cryptocurrency markets dropping to multi-month lows, major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) are likely to hit new all-time highs in 2022, according to a Bloomberg analyst. BTC and ETH will be heading toward $100,000 and $5,000 this year, respectively, acco

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PayPal reportedly confirms plans to explore the launch of a stablecoin

The development of an in-house stablecoin was first discovered in the source code of Paypal’s iPhone app by developer Steve Moser. 17423 Total views 112 Total shares American fintech giant PayPal Holdings has reportedly confirmed its intent to launch its own stablecoin named PayPal Coin. The development of an in-house stablecoin was first discovered in the source code of Paypal’s iPhone app by developer Steve Moser. Confirming the evidence f

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QuickSwap founder: L2s are the path to mass adoption

As Ethereum gas prices rise, the chain that inspired Web3 is becoming gentrified, with high transaction costs pushing less wealthy users onto competing blockchains or scaling solutions. This means that many use cases are becoming unfeasible in the proverbial layer-one downtown, and suburban neighborhoods are being developed to allow for a cost-effective layer-two blockchain experience.  Since getting acquainted with Polygon around the time of its launch in late 2019, Sameep Singhani

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Ethereum plunges 13%, down more than Bitcoin after Fed spooks crypto markets

Ether lost roughly 13.50% versus Bitcoin’s 9% decline in the past 24 hours. 76353 Total views 166 Total shares Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), plunged sharply hours after the United States Federal Reserve released the minutes of its December meeting, showing that it eyes a faster timetable for hiking interest rates in 2022. The minutes showed that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is in favor of raising short-term rates “soo

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Vitalik Buterin gives thumbs down to cross-chain applications

Ethereum's co-founder cites "fundamental security limits of bridges" as the key reason for his disapproval. 29138 Total views 102 Total shares In a Reddit post on Friday, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), outlined critical security concerns surrounding cross-chain bridges in the blockchain ecosystem. As told by Buterin, storing native assets directly-chain (Ethereum on Ethereum, Solana on Solana, etc.) provides a certain degree

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Ethereum futures and options data reflects traders’ mixed emotions on $3.2K ETH price

ETH’s futures markets are slightly bearish, but options traders appear to be interpreting the rally to $3,200 as a bottoming signal. 6678 Total views 36 Total shares Ether (ETH) has been an emotional rollercoaster over the past three months primarily because its price rallied twice. First, it peaked at $4,870 on Nov. 10 and at $4,780 on Dec. 1. However, the double top was quickly followed by a harsh rejection, which led to $490 million in long

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‘Overtime, we will see the NFT market broaden,’ says Ripple CTO David Schwartz

Ripple may be a bit late to the NFT party, but the XRP Ledger will attempt to become an industry game changer and challenge Ethereum's hegemony. 25434 Total views 29 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been dominating the crypto market this year. With sales topping over $2.5 billion during the first half of 2021, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that both the crypto community and mainstream creators are launching NFTs in hopes of dri

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Vitalik proposes new ‘multidimensional’ Ethereum fee structure

Calculating different gas prices for different resource usage may streamline the current fee structure for Ethereum, according to Buterin. 28207 Total views 65 Total shares Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has put his thinking cap on again in an attempt to improve the current fee structure for the network. The proposal titled “Multidimensional EIP-1559” was laid out in a blog post on Wednesday in which Buterin noted that different resourc

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Here’s how Terra traders use arbitrage to profit from LUNA and bLUNA

Clever traders have learned to capitalize on lucrative arbitrage opportunities that occasionally manifest in Terra’s LUNA and bLUNA tokens. 10323 Total views 44 Total shares The end of the year is normally a time to wind down and prepare for the holiday season, but the last few weeks of 2021 saw a crypto market that showed no signs of resting.  One of the headline-grabbing stories related to Terra reaching an all-time high in terms of the tot

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Ripple chair’s pay-off plan to convince BTC miners to adopt proof-of-stake

Billionaire Chris Larsen said that miners should view the move away from PoW as “a net positive for their longevity.” 19564 Total views 105 Total shares Ripple executive chairman and co-founder Chris Larsen has unveiled his plan for Bitcoin (BTC) miners to move away from proof-of-work (PoW), saying they should view it as “a net positive for their longevity.” He argues it could provide a major boost to the share prices of listed mining f

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Ethereum futures and options data reflects traders’ mixed emotions on $3.2K ETH price

ETH’s futures markets are slightly bearish, but options traders appear to be interpreting the rally to $3,200 as a bottoming signal. 3453 Total views 44 Total shares Ether (ETH) has been an emotional rollercoaster over the past three months primarily because its price rallied twice. First, it peaked at $4,870 on Nov. 10 and at $4,780 on Dec. 1. However, the double top was quickly followed by a harsh rejection, which led to $490 million in long

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Here are the most predictable tokens of 2021 — For those who knew where to look

Some crypto assets are more likely than others to show recurring behavior, and there is a way for savvy traders to capitalize on that. 11625 Total views 40 Total shares Digital assets’ past performance is never a guarantee of future price movement. There are never two identical situations in the crypto market, so even historically similar patterns of a token’s behavior can be followed by starkly different price action charts. Still, crypto a

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Bitcoin dips below $47K as US dollar surge dampens BTC price performance

It's not looking great for Bitcoin on short timeframes, and Ethereum is becoming an increasingly popular bet instead. 16270 Total views 45 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) crisscrossed $47,000 on Jan. 3 as the first Wall Street trading days of 2022 got off to a modest start. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Ethereum steals the limelight Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD acting in a narr

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3 reasons why Phantasma (SOUL) is chasing after new all-time highs

Cross-chain interoperability, new project launches and the popularity of NFT gaming are helping to drive the price of SOUL higher. 9303 Total views 70 Total shares Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain-based gaming projects saw a breakout in popularity over the course of 2021. This was due to their widespread appeal, which attracted the attention of crypto newbies and experienced hodlers alike. This trend helped to further initiate the mass

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These 3 cryptocurrencies are taking an even bigger hit during Bitcoin's price slump

Bitcoin's drop in the first ten days of 2022 is still less disappointing than some of its top crypto rivals that have fallen much harder. 13964 Total views 43 Total shares The cost to purchase one Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped almost 10% in the last seven days and has been eyeing extended declines as it drops below $40,000, its interim psychological support, on Jan. 10. BTC/USD weekly price chart. Source: TradingView Nonetheless, the losses su

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Price analysis 12/31: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, AVAX, DOT, DOGE

Bitcoin and most major altcoins are attempting a recovery from their strong support levels, indicating that traders continue to buy on dips. 26213 Total views 94 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins are attempting a rebound off their respective support levels, indicating that buyers continue to accumulate on dips. Data from Coinglass shows that 9,925 Bitcoin left Coinbase Pro, the professional trading arm of Coinbase, on Dec. 30, a

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New LGBTQ token aims for equity but raises red flags with community

While sporting a questionable name, the coin’s project says it wants to enable a “social and ethical” payment method. 7795 Total views 34 Total shares The cryptocurrency community has raised concerns about MariCoin (MCOIN), a new token supposedly related to the LGBTQ+ community, with some people even suspecting the project to be a scam. Launched in December 2021, MariCoin promises to enable a “social, ethical, transparent and transversal

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Hong Kong-based Coinsuper allegedly blocks customers' withdrawals

Five clients reportedly filed police complaints after token withdrawals were apparently halted, leaving them unable to reclaim around $55,000 in cryptocurrency and fiat. 3726 Total views 57 Total shares A cryptocurrency exchange in Hong Kong has reportedly stopped all withdrawal requests, according to reports. Coinsuper is the sole crypto firm in China that is licensed by the government, and was founded by a former senior UBS Group AG executive

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Ethereum plunges 13%, down more than Bitcoin after Fed spooks crypto markets

Ether lost roughly 13.50% versus Bitcoin’s 9% decline in the past 24 hours. 72135 Total views 166 Total shares Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), plunged sharply hours after the United States Federal Reserve released the minutes of its December meeting, showing that it eyes a faster timetable for hiking interest rates in 2022. The minutes showed that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is in favor of raising short-term rates “soo

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This key trading pattern hints at the continuation of Fantom’s (FTM) 125% rebound

A bullish inverse head and shoulders chart pattern suggests that FTM price could see extended upside. 12121 Total views 50 Total shares Fantom (FTM) looks poised to hit a new record high in the coming sessions after its 125% price rebound from $1.23 on Dec. 14, 2021, to $2.84 on Jan. 3, 2022, triggered a classic bullish reversal setup.  Dubbed inverse head and shoulders (IHS), the setup appears when an asset forms three troughs below a so-calle

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Bitcoin dips below $47K as US dollar surge dampens BTC price performance

It's not looking great for Bitcoin on short timeframes, and Ethereum is becoming an increasingly popular bet instead. 16179 Total views 45 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) crisscrossed $47,000 on Jan. 3 as the first Wall Street trading days of 2022 got off to a modest start. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Ethereum steals the limelight Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD acting in a narr

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Vitalik Buterin gives thumbs down to cross-chain applications

Ethereum's co-founder cites "fundamental security limits of bridges" as the key reason for his disapproval. 11104 Total views 52 Total shares In a Reddit post on Friday, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), outlined critical security concerns surrounding cross-chain bridges in the blockchain ecosystem. As told by Buterin, storing native assets directly-chain (Ethereum on Ethereum, Solana on Solana, etc.) provides a certain degree o

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3 reasons why Cosmos (ATOM) price is near a new all-time high

Newly launched cross-chain bridges to Ethereum and the upcoming Theta upgrade are expanding the Cosmos ecosystem and potential catalysts of ATOM’s recent 75% gain. 21822 Total views 76 Total shares Blockchain network interoperability is shaping up to be one of the main themes for the cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2022. New users are continuing to onboard into the growing world of crypto while both new and established projects search for the chai

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Vitalik proposes new ‘multidimensional’ Ethereum fee structure

Calculating different gas prices for different resource usage may streamline the current fee structure for Ethereum, according to Buterin. 20539 Total views 90 Total shares Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has put his thinking cap on again in an attempt to improve the current fee structure for the network. The proposal titled “Multidimensional EIP-1559” was laid out in a blog post on Wednesday in which Buterin noted that different resourc

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How to invest in cryptocurrency when the market is uncertain, explained

Uncertain markets may make for some risk, but they often produce the greatest rewards, Bitcoin being just one example of an asset that has exceeded expectations despite market conditions. Uncertain markets are defined by those that are hard to forecast how they will perform in the future. For example, it is nearly impossible for anyone to time a recession, pinpointing the exact start and end dates and which projects will thrive in difficult times. Although this can be scary, especially for n

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Bitcoin open interest matches record high amid predictions of BTC price 'fireworks' this month

Open interest combined with flat funding rates suggests that an "explosive" volatility period is inbound, analysts say. 22665 Total views 103 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is in line for "explosive" price action as derivatives markets return to form in 2022, a new forecast states. In a tweet on Jan. 4, Vetle Lunde, an analyst at Arcane Research, confirmed that BTC denominated open interest (OI) had returned to all-time highs seen in November. Open

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Bitcoin gains $1.5K in under an hour as BTC price erases days of downtrend

Bitcoin rises above $48,500 in a show of strength as over $6 billion of options expires. 18300 Total views 64 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) put in an early end-of-year flourish on Dec. 31 as an upward boost saw BTC/USD retake $48,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Options expiry fades Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD abruptly gaining over $1,500 in a single hour on Friday. A ref

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Ripple CEO blasts Dogecoin for ‘inflationary dynamics’

Starting in 2013 with a supply limit of 100 billion coins, Dogecoin eventually switched to an uncapped supply. 12777 Total views 116 Total shares The CEO of Ripple, the company behind the XRP cryptocurrency, is not a fan of the meme-based digital currency Dogecoin (DOGE). Brad Garlinghouse believes that DOGE is not good for the cryptocurrency market due to its alleged “inflationary dynamics” and unlimited supply. Global inflation is driving

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From art to gaming: The biggest NFT trends of 2021

Pop culture NFTs, blockchain art games, Metaverse NFTs, charity auctions and worldwide NFT art are the year's central themes. 7590 Total views 48 Total shares According to a recent report by Cointelegraph Research, the volume of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) sold this year could eclipse $18 billion. From artwork, music and in-game characters to videos and photographs, these minted certificates of ownership for digital assets on blockchains are well

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Internet Computer: Correction risk rises after ICP price gains nearly 60% in 5 days

The token now grapples with a notorious multi-month resistance trendline. 10318 Total views 101 Total shares Internet Computer (ICP) has entered 2022 with a bang. The ICP price rose by over 56% in the first five days of the new year, reaching a 30-day high of $38 on Jan. 5. Its massive upside move accompanied a spike in trading volumes, underscoring a strong and healthy bullish sentiment for now. ICP/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingV

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wXRP to launch on the Ethereum blockchain in December

The XRP network still appears to be innovating despite its regulatory woes. 37995 Total views 113 Total shares If all goes according to plan, Wrapped XRP (wXRP) will be coming to the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain next month, courtesy of Wrapped.com. The move is meant to enable XRP holders to interact with aspects of decentralized finance, or DeFi, such as executing smart contracts for use in borrowing and lending, swapping for altcoins, via their n

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Bitcoin dips below $47K as US dollar surge dampens BTC price performance

It's not looking great for Bitcoin on short timeframes, and Ethereum is becoming an increasingly popular bet instead. 15951 Total views 45 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) crisscrossed $47,000 on Jan. 3 as the first Wall Street trading days of 2022 got off to a modest start. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Ethereum steals the limelight Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD acting in a narr

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Ribbon Finance gains 60% after V2 launch and Avalanche integration

RBN price targets a new all-time high after its V2 launch and recent support for AVAX. 3571 Total views 60 Total shares Decentralized finance (DeFi) was one of the breakout sectors of the cryptocurrency market in 2021 and stands poised to continue to facilitate the mass adoption of cryptocurrency in 2022. This comes as institutional and retail investors embrace the emergence of Finance 2.0.  One DeFi project that has kicked off the year with a

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Polygon upgrade quietly fixes bug that put $24B of MATIC at risk

“Considering how much was at stake, I believe our team has made the best decisions possible given the circumstances,” said Polygon co-founder Jaynti Kanani. 14781 Total views 86 Total shares Ethereum-based layer-two scaling network Polygon has quietly fixed a vulnerability that put almost $24 billion worth of its native token, MATIC, at risk. According to a Wednesday blog post from Polygon, the “critical” vulnerability in the network

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Bitcoin gains $1.5K in under an hour as BTC price erases days of downtrend

Bitcoin rises above $48,500 in a show of strength as over $6 billion of options expires. 18188 Total views 64 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) put in an early end-of-year flourish on Dec. 31 as an upward boost saw BTC/USD retake $48,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Options expiry fades Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD abruptly gaining over $1,500 in a single hour on Friday. A ref

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Shanghai Man: AscendEX reopened after $80m hack, Huobi suffers key personnel departures, and government officials punished for mining activities

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   Limping out of 2021 We thought last week was rock bottom for Chinese exchanges, as BitMart was on the unfortunate end of a $150 million hack. This week, it was more of the same, as AscendEX lost $80 million to a similar style of theft affecting its

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Coinbase exec says major Ethereum scaling improvements coming soon

The chief product officer of Coinbase foresees that there will be more advances in layer-one to layer-two bridges and rollup technologies. 14918 Total views 63 Total shares Coinbase chief product officer Surojit Chatterjee is the latest to publish his predictions for the crypto industry in 2022, and he foresees major advances in the scaling of Ethereum. Industry leaders, analysts and investors have been sharing their 2022 predictions for the cry

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Bitcoin dips below $47K as US dollar surge dampens BTC price performance

It's not looking great for Bitcoin on short timeframes, and Ethereum is becoming an increasingly popular bet instead. 13693 Total views 53 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) crisscrossed $47,000 on Jan. 3 as the first Wall Street trading days of 2022 got off to a modest start. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Ethereum steals the limelight Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD acting in a narr

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Price analysis 12/29: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, AVAX, DOT, DOGE

Bitcoin and most major altcoins are facing selling at higher levels and buying on dips, signaling a consolidation in the short term. 27918 Total views 89 Total shares The SP 500 is trading near its all-time high but Bitcoin (BTC) has plunged about 30% from its all-time high at $69,000. Even after the sharp drop, Bitcoin is up 63%, year-to-date, outperforming the SP 500, which is up about 30% in 2021. Gold, which is popular as a hedge against inf

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Polygon upgrade quietly fixes bug that put $24B of MATIC at risk

“Considering how much was at stake, I believe our team has made the best decisions possible given the circumstances,” said Polygon co-founder Jaynti Kanani. 14394 Total views 86 Total shares Ethereum-based layer-two scaling network Polygon has quietly fixed a vulnerability that put almost $24 billion worth of its native token, MATIC, at risk. According to a Wednesday blog post from Polygon, the “critical” vulnerability in the network

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Turkey’s crypto law is ready for parliament, President Erdoğan confirms

Once implemented, the crypto law will implement a new economic model that can potentially help recover the lira's falling value. 19294 Total views 106 Total shares Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reportedly confirmed the completion of a crypto law draft that will soon be shared with the Parliament for mainstream implementation in the country. In an effort to counter the falling value of the Turkish lira, President Erdoğan shared pl

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3 reasons why Convex Finance surged 215% in December to hit new all-time high

Convex Finance saw its token price and total value locked hit all-time highs following several prominent exchange listings and the addition of support for new assets. 5898 Total views 17 Total shares The growth of the stablecoin sector within crypto has been one of the most impactful developments of  2021. In particular, stablecoins became integral to the expanding decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem as their total value eclipsed $162 billio

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XRP price eyes $1.50 next after bouncing 30% in just 10 days

The XRP price chart is painting a golden cross while rising inside an ascending channel. 22529 Total views 66 Total shares XRP has a good chance of hitting $1.50 in the fourth quarter of 2021 after painting a bullish crossover between its 20-day and 50-day exponential moving averages (EMA). The so-called golden cross has appeared multiple times on XRP charts in history. Its last occurrence was on Aug. 10, which followed up with an 80% price ral

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The biggest letdowns in crypto and blockchain in 2021

Even in a year when cryptocurrencies have seen their best-ever performance, there are a few things that have disappointed the community. 12133 Total views 94 Total shares 2021 has been one of the most interesting years for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, both in terms of adoption and mainstream acceptance. From governments such as El Salvador to large corporations like Tesla, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley, many in

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Terra’s Mirror protocol warns community against governance attack

The attacker launched a public poll on Mirror’s official website, which falsely proposes a freeze on the community pool in case of a scam. If executed as planned, the attacker would receive 25 million MIR tokens. 12039 Total views 52 Total shares Public blockchain network Terra has confirmed an ongoing scam attack via an official governance poll on Mirror, an in-house synthetic assets protocol.  According to Mirror, the attacker launched a pu

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Polygon upgrade quietly fixes bug that put $24B of MATIC at risk

“Considering how much was at stake, I believe our team has made the best decisions possible given the circumstances,” said Polygon co-founder Jaynti Kanani. 14013 Total views 86 Total shares Ethereum-based layer-two scaling network Polygon has quietly fixed a vulnerability that put almost $24 billion worth of its native token, MATIC, at risk. According to a Wednesday blog post from Polygon, the “critical” vulnerability in the network

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Bitcoin slips under $50K amid warning ‘new player’ Binance whale is pressuring BTC price

What appears to be a “new player” starts flipping $50,000 to resistance after some brief Christmas cheer for Bitcoin bulls. 63355 Total views 71 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) lost $50,000 for the first time in several days on Dec. 26 as exchange inflows caught up with the cautiously optimistic mood. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “New player” beefs up $50,000 sell wall Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro a

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Price analysis 12/27: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, AVAX, DOT, DOGE

Bitcoin and most major altcoins have risen from their respective support levels, indicating an improving sentiment. 32569 Total views 123 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins have bounced off their immediate support levels, indicating that the sentiment is improving and traders are buying on minor dips. Billionaire and Mexico’s third-richest person Ricardo Salinas Pliego said in his Christmas and New Year message to stay away fro

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What is a honeypot crypto scam and how to spot it?

A virtual trap to lure attackers so that you can improve security policies is what honeypot aims for! 22387 Total views 122 Total shares What is a crypto honeypot and why is it used? Smart contracts programs across a decentralized network of nodes can be executed on modern blockchains like Ethereum. Smart contracts are becoming more popular and valuable, making them a more appealing target for attackers. Several smart contracts have been target

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Terra (LUNA) hits record $20B TVL, surpassing Binance Smart Chain

Terra becomes the second-biggest DeFi chain in terms of total value locked after Ethereum. 11784 Total views 60 Total shares Terra (LUNA), an open-source stablecoin network, hit an all-time high of $20.05 billion in total value locked, or TVL, across its 13 product offerings, according to industry data. On Dec. 1, Terra's TVL was at $11.9 billion, signifying a 68% increase in less than a month. This means that the platform's users are investing

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Dogecoin Foundation works with Ethereum co-founder on DOGE staking

The new DOGE PoS version aims to allow anyone to get rewards for their contribution to running the network. 34072 Total views 258 Total shares The Dogecoin Foundation, a non-profit organization behind the meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE), is working on a staking mechanism in collaboration with Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. The Foundation on Thursday released its Dogecoin Trailmap or a “dog-walk” that the Dogecoin Foundation

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What is a honeypot crypto scam and how to spot it?

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Top crypto winners and losers of 2021

Not all digital assets have made positive price movements during the 2021 bull run. 31387 Total views 91 Total shares The year 2021 has undoubtedly been a bull market with Bitcoin (BTC) raising the all-time high price bar several times this year. But not all crypto assets have performed equally. There have been a number of losers in addition to the majority of winners in terms of price gains. Since the beginning of 2021, total crypto market capi

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Bitcoin slips under $50K amid warning ‘new player’ Binance whale is pressuring BTC price

What appears to be a “new player” starts flipping $50,000 to resistance after some brief Christmas cheer for Bitcoin bulls. 61645 Total views 71 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) lost $50,000 for the first time in several days on Dec. 26 as exchange inflows caught up with the cautiously optimistic mood. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “New player” beefs up $50,000 sell wall Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro a

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Analysts say 2022 will be ‘defined by agility and cost-efficiency’ instead of ‘blockchain purity’

In addition to BTC price hitting $100,000, analysts expect the crypto market to pivot toward “cost efficiency” and “agility” in 2022. 18274 Total views 79 Total shares The entire crypto market took great strides toward mass adoption in 2021 and now that the year is nearly complete, analysts are setting their price targets for 2022. Many analysts supported calls for a $100,000 (BTC) price before the end of 2021 and although this seems unl

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Price analysis 12/22: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, AVAX, DOT, DOGE

Bitcoin and most major altcoins are attempting a recovery to end the year on a strong footing. 27202 Total views 79 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is attempting to break above the psychologically critical level at $50,000 and close the year on a strong note. The up-move in Bitcoin has led to a sharp recovery in the value of the Crypto Fear Greed Index from 27 to 45 within a day, signaling improving sentiment. BlockFi co-founder Flori Marquez said in

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What cryptocurrencies should you watch in 2022? | Find out live on The Market Report

The holiday edition of “The Market Report” with Cointelegraph is live right now! 13705 Total views 39 Total shares Join Cointelegraph host and analyst Benton Yaun alongside resident market experts Jordan Finneseth and Marcel Pechman as they discuss some of their top cryptocurrency picks for 2022. Marcel kicks things off by tackling the question on everyone’s mind: Will 2022 be defined by a bull or bear market? Next up, Jordan and Benton each share one of th

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Analysts say 2022 will be ‘defined by agility and cost-efficiency’ instead of ‘blockchain purity’

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6 Questions for Cristina Dolan of InsideChains

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Cristina Dolan, co-founder and chief operating officer of InsureX Technologies, an alternative insurance marketplace based on blockchain, and CEO of InsideChains, which builds large consortia and marketplaces with economic token layers to facilitate the global exchange of data and transactions.

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5 cryptocurrency projects that made waves in 2021

UNI, AAVE, CRV, AXS and DOGE are a few of the top cryptocurrency projects in 2021 that helped transform the face of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and paved the way to mass adoption. 22847 Total views 52 Total shares 2021 was a breakout year for the cryptocurrency market in many respects and most investors are absolutely thrilled that Bitcoin (BTC) price established a new all-time high of $68,789. In the same timeframe, Ether (ETH) went on a parab

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Arsenal football club in dispute with ASA over ‘irresponsible’ crypto ad

Following the ASA’s decision, Arsenal announced that it would appeal against it and stated that it had provided further information regarding financial risks. 3923 Total views 32 Total shares The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a body that oversees advertising in the United Kingdom, is cracking down on non-compliant crypto advertisements.  Earlier this year, Arsenal became one of the many football clubs to collaborate with blockchain f

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A New Intro to Bitcoin: The 9 Minute Read That Could Change Your Life

By now you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. You may have heard that it’s made some people rich. You may also have heard that it’s a new form of digital money, and that it’s the future of commerce; or that it’s a criminal enterprise, and that it’s bad for the planet. The messaging is confused and confusing — which is partly because no one person controls it. Just like Bitcoin, which belongs to… well, all of us. In this short essay I want to help the Bitcoin-curious understand a few

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Bitcoin price flatlines as XRP hits $1 with ‘massive’ altcoin move set for 2022

Encouraging signs are appearing across altcoin charts, Michaël van de Poppe says, while Bitcoin offers no surprises with a comedown from 10-day highs. 36756 Total views 132 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) stuck rigidly to its tight range on Dec. 23 as price action continued to contradict strong buying activity. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Hodlers busy accumulating Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingV

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Collateral damage: DeFi’s ticking time bomb

As 2022 dawns and crypto enters a new year, an innovative collateralization model will take decentralized finance by storm. 26482 Total views 80 Total shares As 2021 draws to a close, the premier lineup in the DeFi landscape largely consists of synthetic asset platforms (SAPs). An SAP is any platform that enables users to mint synthetics, which are derivatives whose values are pegged to existing assets in real time. As long as oracles can supply

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Scalability or stability? Solana network outages show work still needed

Solana’s outages could be interpreted as mere hiccups in a new blockchain, but some suggest there’s cause for concern. 10482 Total views 71 Total shares Solana is a highly scalable decentralized blockchain developed with a unique method of ordering transactions that significantly improves its transaction throughput, to the point that it has consistently been processing over 2,500 transactions per second. It claims to be able to process 50,00

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Collateral damage: DeFi’s ticking time bomb

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Medical Q&A platform Ask The Doctor files lawsuit against Shiba Inu, engages war of words on Twitter

The Canadian platform wants to expose the true identity of Shytoshi Kusama, who volunteers as project lead for the popular Shiba Inu memecoin. 14193 Total views 78 Total shares Tuesdays can be boring, but an ongoing Twitter drama is captivating the attention of many blockchain enthusiasts. Ask The Doctor, a Canadian medical questions and answers website, announced that it would be suing Shytoshi Kusama, volunteer project lead of meme token Shiba

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Uniswap v3 contracts deployment on Polygon approved with 99.3% consensus

The deployment of Uniswap v3 contracts will be supported by a $20 million fund for a long-term liquidity mining campaign and the overall adoption of Uniswap on Polygon. 18724 Total views 118 Total shares The Uniswap community has approved the governance proposal that sought deployment of Uniswap v3 contracts over the Polygon PoS Chain. The approval comes in the form of an on-chain vote that saw the participation of over 72.6 million votes. Unisw

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Bitcoin 'Santa rally' pauses at $51.5K as funds bet on a sub-$60K BTC price for January 2022

Modest bullishness arguably is what now characterizes the market after some 6% gains overnight for Bitcoin. 18608 Total views 278 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) lost momentum at $51,500 on Dec. 24 as traders weighed the odds of a "Santa rally" coming true for Christmas.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC sees potent long-term retest Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView saw BTC/USD preserve its gai

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Vitalik Buterin outlines path to ETH 2.0, Visa launches crypto advisory, Biden’s anti-crypto nominee for Comptroller withdraws: Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 5-11

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Vitalik Buterin outlines ‘endgame’ roadmap for ETH 2.0 With the long-awaited transition to Eth2 coming closer to fruition, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin outlined an “Endgame

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The biggest letdowns in crypto and blockchain in 2021

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Arsenal football club in dispute with ASA over ‘irresponsible’ crypto ad

Following the ASA’s decision, Arsenal announced that it would appeal against it and stated that it had provided further information regarding financial risks. 3599 Total views 32 Total shares The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a body that oversees advertising in the United Kingdom, is cracking down on non-compliant crypto advertisements.  Earlier this year, Arsenal became one of the many football clubs to collaborate with blockchain f

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Powers On… Top 5 crypto legal and regulatory developments of 2021

While still leading the securities litigation, hedge fund and SEC defense national practices at my last law firm, BakerHostetler, my practice team members and I would prepare an annual list of key developments and cases in the area each December. It was usually a top 10 list that was then published by Wolters Kluwer in one of its CCH publications and by BakerHostetler as a separate publication to our law firm clients. Now that I am officially “retired” from law firm practice and these

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Ether’s growth as independent asset fuels ETH-BTC flippening narrative

There is growing data to suggest that the coming few months and years could see Ether truly deliver on its ‘flippening’ promise. 7877 Total views 52 Total shares The narrative surrounding Ether (ETH) of it fast transforming into an independent asset has been around for some time now. However, the last few months have seen this notion gain an increasing amount of mainstream traction, as is best highlighted by the fact that, since Oct. 1, ETH

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Polkadot envisions Web 3.0 disruption with multiple parachain launches

The Polkadot team invested five years into the development of the parachains, which were allocated to teams via auctions. 14860 Total views 74 Total shares Open-source blockchain platform Polkadot announced the launch of its first parachains (or parallelized chain), aimed at improving the interoperability between multiple blockchains.  According to the announcement, the Polkadot team invested five years into the development of the parachains,

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The 5 weirdest crypto stories of 2021

For some blockchain enthusiasts and stakeholders alike, it‘s been a year packed with adventures. 5174 Total views 50 Total shares In 2021, the market cap of cryptocurrencies skyrocketed 286% year over year, uplifting a $2.17 trillion industry into the stratosphere. But, with this vast creation of wealth comes the explosion of peculiar tales throughout the sector. From the suspicious death of multiple crypto-evangelists and crypto scams involvi

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‘Overtime, we will see the NFT market broaden,’ says Ripple CTO David Schwartz

Ripple may be a bit late to the NFT party, but the XRP Ledger will attempt to become an industry game changer and challenge Ethereum's hegemony. 24133 Total views 29 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been dominating the crypto market this year. With sales topping over $2.5 billion during the first half of 2021, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that both the crypto community and mainstream creators are launching NFTs in hopes of dri

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From DeFi year to decade: Is mass adoption here? Experts Answer, Part 2

I’d like to highlight that the 2021 march toward decentralized finance (DeFi) mass adoption has made significant strides. Just look at the numbers: The total value locked in DeFi has grown from around $20 billion a year ago to above $230 billion at the time of writing. But the even better news is that it is still the beginning — people have just started to realize the benefits of decentralized technologies, the true potential of blockchain that changes the world. To gain more insigh

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Inside the Iranian Bitcoin mining industry

ViraMiner is an Iranian company that sets up Bitcoin mining farms and maintains them. It has two offices in western Tehran, located in separate adjacent buildings. When Magazine visits, its old office is busy on a Monday afternoon. This place is now officially dedicated to its repairing services alone. Mining devices are stored upon each other in yellow, green and red shelves raised against a wall facing the company secretary’s desk. Across the entrance, there is a busy repair room where de

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Binance partners with Indonesian telco to develop new crypto exchange

Binance has partnered with state-owned PT Telkom Indonesia to establish a digital asset exchange in the country. 11785 Total views 87 Total shares Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has partnered with MDI Ventures, PT Telkom Indonesia’s venture capital arm, to establish a crypto exchange platform. According to a joint announcement on Wednesday, the agreement will also seek to broaden blockchain adoption throughout Indonesia, which is home t

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YFI price gains 46% in just four days after Yearn Finance's $7.5M buyback

Its "decentralized" Treasury has more than $45 million and would pursue similar YFI buybacks in the future. 10852 Total views 35 Total shares Yearn Finance (YFI) emerged as one of the best performers in the crypto market this week, rallying by over 46% in just four days to reach a two-week high above $29,100. YFI/USD daily price chart featuring its four-day bull run. Source: TradingView The gains surfaced primarily as Yearn Finance reveale

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Ripple CEO blasts Dogecoin for ‘inflationary dynamics’

Starting in 2013 with a supply limit of 100 billion coins, Dogecoin eventually switched to an uncapped supply. 12646 Total views 116 Total shares The CEO of Ripple, the company behind the XRP cryptocurrency, is not a fan of the meme-based digital currency Dogecoin (DOGE). Brad Garlinghouse believes that DOGE is not good for the cryptocurrency market due to its alleged “inflationary dynamics” and unlimited supply. Global inflation is driving

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Altcoin Roundup: Three smart contract platforms that could see deeper adoption in 2022

2021 is coming to a close and the Ethereum network still has a fee problem. Here’s how competitor networks attempted to capitalize on Ethereum’s unresolved issues. 30988 Total views 113 Total shares Decentralized finance (DeFi) dominated media headlines throughout 2021 and the sector, along with nonfungible tokens (NFTs), helped to initiate the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. While high yields on staking and instant profits from flipping

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Bitcoin bears lack 'balls' to continue selling into 2022 — analyst

After the cascade to $42,000, it's likely that bears will show themselves to be "stoneless," says popular analyst Light. 16030 Total views 66 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) bears will probably be too "stoneless" to keep prices down much longer, fresh BTC price analysis argues. In a Twitter series published Dec. 18, popular account Light summarized the events which led to Bitcoin's recent 39% correction. Sheep in bear's clothing A combination of macr

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Small Ethereum investors increase exposure as ETH loses $4K level

The number of Ethereum addresses holding less than 0.01 ETH and 0.1 ETH has been climbing since early November against an ongoing price correction. 14457 Total views 105 Total shares Ethereum's native token Ether (ETH) has dropped by over 18% after establishing an all-time high around $4,867 on Nov. 10, now trading near $3,900. Nonetheless, the plunge has not deterred retail investors from buying the token in small quantities. According to data

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Listing frenzy! Coinbase adds nearly 100 crypto assets for trading in 2021

DeFi projects, decentralized exchange tokens, stablecoins and NFT gaming: What underpins Coinbase’s extensive token-listing activity this year? 13348 Total views 61 Total shares As of today, Coinbase has 139 tradable assets. The exchange added a whopping 83 assets to its trading list in 2021, nearly double the number of assets it had accumulated in the eight years since its founding.  Is this rapid expansion a simple cash-grab? Are any of the

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Ho-ho-hodl: Crypto-themed gifts that have you covered during the Holidays

With Christmas approaching fast, we’ve listed out some of the best crypto-inspired offerings that you can gift your loved ones. 3830 Total views 56 Total shares Tis’ the season of giving and with Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to get the holiday shopping out of the way. With the digital asset market having matured as much as it has, there are now crypto enthusiasts in virtually every family and friend circle across the globe.

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From DeFi year to decade: Is mass adoption here? Experts Answer, Part 1

When I was preparing a similar article about decentralized finance last year, I knew why it was a “DeFi year” for me: The most popular question I heard then was, “Could you tell me what DeFi is?” A lot has changed since then. All my friends — and they are far from the blockchain space — now ask: “Have you heard what this DeFi project is doing?” or, “Between that and another project, which one solves this problem better?” And so on. The public discourse now stands on

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YFI, HXRO and AR post gains even as Bitcoin price dips to $45.5K

Yearn.finance, Hxro and Arweave managed to post positive gains even as BTC and ETH price saw sharp pullbacks. 3887 Total views 36 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) bulls took another beating on Dec. 17 as a midday onslaught dropped the price to $45,500. The price did manage a quick bounce back to $47,000 but sweeping a new daily low could be a sign that additional downside is in store. Amid the wider market downturn, several altcoins provided weary tra

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IMF chief economist calls for global policy on cryptocurrency

The economist's remarks come as nations around the world consider how to control cryptocurrencies. 4060 Total views 74 Total shares Gita Gopinath, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has called for a global policy to be put in place that will regulate cryptocurrency, instead of banning it. Pitching for a global policy, Gopinath, who will soon take charge as the deputy managing director of the IMF, argued that if countri

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‘I'm a huge believer in crypto technology,’ says former US SEC chair

Jay Clayton said that cryptocurrencies have numerous purposes and are connected to a variety of industries, and the SEC should be in charge of regulating only those sectors that are linked to it. 5461 Total views 96 Total shares Former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, Jay Clayton, was appointed by ex-President Donald Trump to serve in 2017.  In his tenure as head of the SEC, Clayton often defended Bitcoin (BTC) a

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IMF chief economist calls for global policy on cryptocurrency

The economist's remarks come as nations around the world consider how to control cryptocurrencies. 3854 Total views 74 Total shares Gita Gopinath, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has called for a global policy to be put in place that will regulate cryptocurrency, instead of banning it. Pitching for a global policy, Gopinath, who will soon take charge as the deputy managing director of the IMF, argued that if countri

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Ripple case with SEC to ‘likely’ reach a conclusion in 2022, says CEO

"The judge realizes this is not just about Ripple, this will have broader implications,” Ripple CEO Garlinghouse said. 15997 Total views 47 Total shares The long-standing feud between distributed ledger technology firm Ripple and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is nearing its end, according to Ripple’s CEO. Brad Garlinghouse highlighted the progress made in the case “despite a slow-moving judicial process.” Spe

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Bitmart pledges to reimburse hack victims as crypto community voices support

With cases of crypto-related exploits on the rise again, it appears that more can be done by platforms to bolster investor confidence. 5228 Total views 112 Total shares As regulatory uncertainty continues to plague the global digital asset ecosystem, there are many anti-crypto proponents who continue to harp on the fact that the industry as a whole has a long way to go when it comes to securing itself in a manner that is anywhere comparable to t

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Gravity Bridge brings Ethereum to the multichain

"An open and interoperable bridge between Ethereum and Cosmos has long been a shared vision of a fully connected Interchain," said Althea CEO Deborah Simpier. 10219 Total views 53 Total shares On Wednesday, the Interchain Foundation, a Swiss non-profit serving as a steward of the Cosmos (ATOM) ecosystem, announced the launch of Gravity Bridge as built by decentralized internet service provider Althea. Gravity Bridge enables the transfer of ERC-2

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Price analysis 11/12: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, DOGE, SHIB, LUNA

Bearish pressures mount against Bitcoin price and this could lead to sharp short-term pullbacks in the prices of many altcoins. 37341 Total views 38 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to weaken following the shakeout of the leveraged traders in the derivatives markets on Nov. 10. This caused the derivative funding rates to drop to the neutral territory of 0.01% across exchanges. Data analysis firm Arcane Research said in its latest weekl

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Bitcoin loses $48K on Wall Street open as trader warns altcoins look ‘rekt’ against BTC

Bitcoin’s dominance holds firm despite fresh U.S. dollar losses as traditional finance trading gets underway. 29923 Total views 118 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) declined as Wall Street trading opened on Dec. 13 as stocks came off Dec. 10’s record close. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD diving below $48,000 to reach multi-day lows at the time of

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‘I'm a huge believer in crypto technology,’ says former US SEC chair

Jay Clayton said that cryptocurrencies have numerous purposes and are connected to a variety of industries, and the SEC should be in charge of regulating only those sectors that are linked to it. 2392 Total views 60 Total shares Former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, Jay Clayton, was appointed by ex-President Donald Trump to serve in 2017.  In his tenure as head of the SEC, Clayton often defended Bitcoin (BTC) a

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Bitcoin continues consolidation: Are we still in a bull market? | Tune in now to The Market Report w/ Ran Neuner

“The Market Report” with Cointelegraph is live right now with special guest Ran Neuner, co-founder and CEO of Onchain Capital and founder of “Crypto Banter.” 9932 Total views 60 Total shares Join Cointelegraph host and analyst Benton Yaun alongside resident market experts Jordan Finneseth and Marcel Pechman as they break down the latest news in the markets this week. Here’s what to expect in this week’s markets news breakdown:  Bitcoin (BTC) may con

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Binance partners with Indonesian telco to develop new crypto exchange

Binance has partnered with state-owned PT Telkom Indonesia to establish a digital asset exchange in the country. 7342 Total views 88 Total shares Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has partnered with MDI Ventures, PT Telkom Indonesia’s venture capital arm, to establish a crypto exchange platform. According to a joint announcement on Wednesday, the agreement will also seek to broaden blockchain adoption throughout Indonesia, which is home to

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Visa announces new crypto consulting service for merchants and banks

Visa’s new crypto consulting services to push for mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies. 8713 Total views 108 Total shares Payments giant Visa is launching new consulting and advisory services in a move to help its clients navigate the world of cryptocurrencies.  The firm said on Wednesday that its crypto advisory practice, housed within its consulting and analytics division, will offer advice to financial institutions, retailers and other

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ZK-Rollups step into the limelight after the quest to scale Ethereum evolves

ZK-Rollups become the latest trending solution for scalability on the Ethereum network as developers strive to increase throughput capabilities while decreasing transaction costs. 11904 Total views 163 Total shares Scalability on the Ethereum (ETH) network has been a point of contention within the cryptocurrency ecosystem for years, primarily due to high fees and network congestion during periods of peak demand. The latest solution to emerge as

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Fidelity and Nexo are entering institutional lending market

The collaboration aims to give institutions access to digital assets with a new innovative product designed specifically for their needs. 4394 Total views 39 Total shares Fidelity Digital Assets — the crypto wing of Fidelity Investments — and crypto borrowing and exchange platform Nexo have announced a partnership to offer crypto custodial services, products and lending services for institutional investors.  The two firms will create a comp

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Myanmar shadow government declares stablecoin USDT an official currency

The NUG finance minister said using Tether would enhance trade speed and payment efficiency. 11592 Total views 117 Total shares Myanmar’s shadow government, the National Unity Government (NUG), led by the supporters of jailed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has declared United States dollar-based stablecoin Tether (USDT) as an official currency for local use.  Per a report published in Bloomberg, the NUG will accept Tether for its ongoing fundraisin

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3 reasons why Ethereum price can drop below $3K by the end of 2021

The bearish setup appears amid growing divergence between Ether’s price and momentum. 40811 Total views 117 Total shares Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), reached an all-time high around $4,867 earlier in November, only to plunge by nearly 20% a month later on rising profit-taking sentiment. And now, as ETH’s price holds $4,000 as a key support level, risks of further selloffs are emerging in the form of multiple technical and fundam

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Three Arrows buys 156K ETH in the weeks after CEO ‘abandoned ETH’

Only a few weeks ago, CEO Zhu Su was blasting ETH on Twitter for high gas fees and accessibility issues. Now, his company is buying the dip. 15292 Total views 156 Total shares Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has bought more than half a billion dollars worth of Ether (ETH) in the time since CEO Zhu Su publicly slammed the cryptocurrency on Twitter. Do the purchases mean he’s changed his mind, or was he just taking advantage of a ma

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3 reasons why Ethereum price can drop below $3K by the end of 2021

The bearish setup appears amid growing divergence between Ether’s price and momentum. 29742 Total views 141 Total shares Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), reached an all-time high around $4,867 earlier in November, only to plunge by nearly 20% a month later on rising profit-taking sentiment. And now, as ETH’s price holds $4,000 as a key support level, risks of further selloffs are emerging in the form of multiple technical and fundam

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Coinbase users launch online refund campaign following GYEN troubles

Many Coinbase customers are understandably frustrated after the company decided to freeze their accounts for weeks. 15687 Total views 78 Total shares Coinbase has come under fire recently following a technology snafu that reportedly resulted in the company closing many of its customer’s accounts.  When users attempted to purchase Japanese stablecoin GYEN and Powerledger (POWR), they suffered from technical difficulties. This was then followed

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Bitwise CIO ‘not so sure’ about Bitcoin hitting $100K in 2021

Many crypto people predicted Bitcoin to break $100,000 in 2021, but BTC has yet to climb higher than $68,000. 9824 Total views 39 Total shares As 2022 draws closer, some cryptocurrency investment experts are doubtful about whether Bitcoin (BTC) has enough time to hit $100,000 in 2021. Following a major flash crash in the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin is unlikely to break new all-time highs in the next three weeks and go all the way up to $100,0

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Bitcoin jumps past $50K as US CPI data shows highest inflation in nearly 40 years

CPI data is in line with forecasts but still shows a huge spike, while the long-term consequences for Bitcoin are far from universally positive. 9561 Total views 115 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) surged over $1,000 in seconds on Dec. 10 as the United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) data showed inflation in November was worse than anticipated.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView November CPI conforms to expectations

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Why the world’s largest museum is embracing NFT technology

The head of the contemporary art department at the State Hermitage reveals his vision of the future of NFT art. 3421 Total views 99 Total shares Eventually, all museums will build their digital copy in the metaverse, according to Dmitry Ozerkov, the head of the contemporary art department at the State Hermitage Museum.  Ozerkov is currently developing the “Celestial Hermitage”, a digital version of the iconic Russian museum, which will be exhibiting nonfungi

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wXRP to launch on the Ethereum blockchain in December

The XRP network still appears to be innovating despite its regulatory woes. 37570 Total views 113 Total shares If all goes according to plan, Wrapped XRP (wXRP) will be coming to the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain next month, courtesy of Wrapped.com. The move is meant to enable XRP holders to interact with aspects of decentralized finance, or DeFi, such as executing smart contracts for use in borrowing and lending, swapping for altcoins, via their n

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Three Arrows buys 156K ETH in the weeks after CEO ‘abandoned ETH’

Only a few weeks ago, CEO Zhu Su was blasting ETH on Twitter for high gas fees and accessibility issues. Now, his company is buying the dip. 14973 Total views 156 Total shares Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has bought more than half a billion dollars worth of Ether (ETH) in the time since CEO Zhu Su publicly slammed the cryptocurrency on Twitter. Do the purchases mean he’s changed his mind, or was he just taking advantage of a ma

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3 reasons why DeFiChain (DFI) price has gained 60% in December

In the last two weeks, DFI price bounced off its swing low and a number of data points suggest the project’s fundamentals will continue to improve. 8409 Total views 61 Total shares Decentralized finance (DeFi) offers one of the most widely applicable use-cases for distributed ledger technology and it is now one of the main avenues for the wider adoption of blockchain technology. Last week, as the wider crypto market corrected and Bitcoin (BTC

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Nasdaq Stockholm lists Bitcoin and Ether exchange-traded notes

The number of crypto-based exchange-traded products in Europe continues to expand as 2022 draws nearer. 6857 Total views 80 Total shares Nasdaq Stockholm has announced that 21Shares has listed its first two physically backed exchange-traded notes (ETN) on the Swedish trading platform.  The two instruments listed, with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) as underlying assets, represent a new segment for ETNs — a type of unsecured debt security that

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Assembly announces $100M capital raise, receives praise from Iota co-founder Dominik Schiener

“Assembly addresses the limitations of current scaling solutions by using the feeless base layer of Iota as an immutable trust anchor and as a trustless bridge for feeless interoperability of smart contracts,” said Schiener. 3408 Total views 80 Total shares On Friday, Assembly, a decentralized layer one smart contract network built within the Iota ecosystem, announced it had raised $100 million from private investors, including LD Capital, H

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Ethereum bulls retain hopes of $10K despite ETH price chart bear flag

Ethereum risks dropping to $3,200 as its latest ETH price decline triggers a classic bearish setup. 16178 Total views 60 Total shares Ethereum's native token Ether (ETH) looks poised to extend its selloff this week as it wobbles near a key support level of $4,000. ETH price dropped by over 5.50% on Dec. 6 to an intraday low at $3,913. In doing so, it slipped through upward sloping support that constituted an ascending channel that — more or le

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Dogecoin and Ether rank in top 10 news searches on Google in 2021

Dogecoin was the fourth-most popular news on Google in 2021 both globally and in the United States. 6640 Total views 65 Total shares Major cryptocurrencies Ether (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE) made the list of the world’s most searched terms in 2021 on Google On Tuesday, Google released its traditional annual list of the top searches for the year, breaking them down into several categories, including searches, news, people, games, movies and others

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Why the world’s largest museum is embracing NFT technology

The head of the contemporary art department at the State Hermitage reveals his vision of the future of NFT art. 298 Total views 58 Total shares Eventually, all museums will build their digital copy in the metaverse, according to Dmitry Ozerkov, the head of the Contemporary Art Department at The State Hermitage Museum.  Ozerkov is currently developing the “Celestial Hermitage”, a digital version of the iconic Russian museum, which will be exhibiting NFT art.

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Survey says crypto popular holiday gift for Americans — NFTs not so much

Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ether lead the list as the most popular cryptocurrencies Americans plan to gift during the holiday season. 6423 Total views 75 Total shares Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ether (ETH) are set to become the gift of choice for the people of the United States, a new study by crypto lending firm BlockFi revealed. Conducted in October among more than 1,250 U.S. residents, BlockFi’s “Real Talk: Happy

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3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price broke its downtrend with a 50% rally

XTZ price broke its downtrend with a swift 50% rally once news that Ubisoft’s new NFT platform is built on Tezos blockchain made the rounds in various media. 15161 Total views 51 Total shares 2021 has been a breakout year for the cryptocurrency market and aside from Bitcoin price soaring to new highs, the emergence of a vast decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem and the rising popularity of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) has thrust blockchain tech

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Ethereum acts as a 'hedge' in Bitcoin price crash as ETH/BTC hits 3-year high

The second-largest cryptocurrency posts dwarfed losses compared to Bitcoin's 21% price decline Saturday. 21035 Total views 114 Total shares Ethereum's native token Ether (ETH) plunged alongside other cryptocurrencies on Dec. 4. Still, its move downside did not deter it from hitting a three-year high against Bitcoin (BTC), the world's leading crypto by market capitalization. The ETH/BTC exchange rate jumped a little over 11.50% to hit 0.0835 BTC

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‘Overtime, we will see the NFT market broaden,’ says Ripple CTO David Schwartz

Ripple may be a bit late to the NFT party, but the XRP Ledger will attempt to become an industry game changer and challenge Ethereum's hegemony. 23932 Total views 29 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been dominating the crypto market this year. With sales topping over $2.5 billion during the first half of 2021, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that both the crypto community and mainstream creators are launching NFTs in hopes of dri

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Crypto City: Guide to Austin

This “Crypto City” guide looks at Austin’s crypto culture, the city’s most notable projects and people, its financial infrastructure, which retailers accept crypto and where you can find blockchain education courses — and there are even the juicy details of a famous controversy. Everything is bigger in Texas, including its enthusiasm for crypto. Fast facts City: Austin Country: United States Population: 974,000 Founded: 1839 Language: English The capital of the largest state

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Ethereum ‘about to go parabolic’ against Bitcoin as analysts weigh BTC bear case

ETH/BTC stays near its highest since 2018, but that’s nothing compared to its next move, one trader believes. 54717 Total views 158 Total shares Ethereum’s Ether token (ETH) is due to launch a “parabolic” attack on BTC to beat all-time highs, one analyst believes. 2-week predicts “crazy” ETH move ETH/BTC 1-month candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows ETH/BTC sitt

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Ripple CEO blasts Dogecoin for ‘inflationary dynamics’

Starting in 2013 with a supply limit of 100 billion coins, Dogecoin eventually switched to an uncapped supply. 12331 Total views 116 Total shares The CEO of Ripple, the company behind the XRP cryptocurrency, is not a fan of the meme-based digital currency Dogecoin (DOGE). Brad Garlinghouse believes that DOGE is not good for the cryptocurrency market due to its alleged “inflationary dynamics” and unlimited supply. Global inflation is driving

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Price analysis 12/3: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, AVAX

It’s clear that bears have nearly extinguished all signs of bullish momentum after BTC price falls below $52,000 and altcoins take a severe belting. 42727 Total views 133 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) have turned down from their respective overhead resistance levels, suggesting that bears continue to sell on rallies. New research in Australia suggests that the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 upgrade has turned Ether int

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3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price broke its downtrend with a 50% rally

XTZ price broke its downtrend with a swift 50% rally once news that Ubisoft’s new NFT platform is built on Tezos blockchain made the rounds in various media. 12252 Total views 84 Total shares 2021 has been a breakout year for the cryptocurrency market and aside from Bitcoin price soaring to new highs, the emergence of a vast decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem and the rising popularity of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) has thrust blockchain tech

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Survey says crypto popular holiday gift for Americans — NFTs not so much

Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ether lead the list as the most popular cryptocurrencies Americans plan to gift during the holiday season. 5019 Total views 65 Total shares Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ether (ETH) are set to become the gift of choice for people of the United States, a new study by crypto lending firm BlockFi revealed. Conducted in October among more than 1,250 U.S. residents, BlockFi’s “Real Talk: Happy HODL

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Huobi and Shiba Inu community to help BitMart overcome $200M hack

Over the weekend, hackers made away with nearly $200 million in 20 different tokens. 16207 Total views 49 Total shares Following a near-$200-million hack on the BitMart exchange, the Shiba Inu (SHIB) community and crypto exchange Huobi Global aim to help the exchange strengthen security and track inflows of stolen assets. On Sunday, crypto exchange BitMart became victim to a hot wallet compromise hosted over the Ethereum and Binance Smart Chai

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$106M worth of metaverse land sold last week: DappRadar

“Undoubtedly, Metaverse land is the next big hit in the NFT space. Outputting record sales numbers and constantly increasing NFT prices, virtual worlds are the new top commodity in the crypto space.” 23941 Total views 390 Total shares Four blockchain-based metaverse projects generated more than $100 million worth of virtual land nonfungible token (NFT) sales last week, according to data from DappRadar. A Tuesday post from the decentralized

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Price analysis 12/6: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, AVAX

Bitcoin and most major altcoins are attempting a recovery, but they are likely to face strong resistance at higher levels. 10382 Total views 43 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is attempting to extend its recovery by rising above the psychological mark at $50,000, but several popular analysts believe that BTC could remain range-bound for a few weeks or even months. On-chain analytics firm CryptoQuant said that Bitcoin “whales are still depositing BT

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Polygon’s expanding ecosystem backs MATIC’s rise toward a new all-time high

Strong fundamentals and the steady growth of the Polygon network are just a few of the factors behind MATIC’s recent rally above $2.00. 21166 Total views 63 Total shares Layer-two (L2) solutions for the Ethereum network have become a popular topic of discussion and speculation on their associated tokens backed the massive rally seen in many of the protocols this year. The parabolic growth of the decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tok

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Bitcoin Capital AG launches two crypto ETPs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Bitcoin Capital's offerings on SIX Swiss Exchange continue to grow along with the market as a whole. 3078 Total views 38 Total shares Bitcoin Capital AG released two new exchange-traded products on the SIX Swiss Exchange: the FiCAS Active Bitcoin ETP (BTCB) and FiCAS Active Ethereum ETP (ETHB), which are actively managed by FICAS AG. Institutional investo, professional and private investors in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the European Union (

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Price analysis 12/1: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, SHIB

Bitcoin continues to encounter resistance near $60,000, but this hasn’t stopped altcoins from advancing on their previous all-time highs. 27870 Total views 9 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) finished the month of November with a decline of about 7%. This was in sharp contrast to the prediction of the “worst-case scenario” of $98,000 by PlanB, the creator of the popular stock-to-flow model. Although the analyst described it as a “big miss,” h

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Adidas enters the Metaverse with NFT partnerships

"It’s time to enter a world of limitless possibilities," said the staff behind the world-renowned sports clothing line. 24261 Total views 122 Total shares On Thursday, Adidas announced it was entering the Metaverse in collaboration with Bored Ape Yacht Club, gmoney NFT, and PUNKS Comic. In an article posted on the Adidas mobile app, the developers behind the initiative said the following: This autumn, Adidas, known for celebrating ideas at the

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NFT land sells for 550 ETH, eToro to delist ADA and 1M ETH burned since August: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 21-27

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Axie Infinity virtual land slot sells out for 550 ETH A plot of virtual land in the widely popular monster-battling NFT game Axie Infinity sold for 550 Ether ( ETH ) this week, with t

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SafePal, Bifrost and Request Network soar after Bitcoin price hits $59K

BTC’s push toward $60,000, new cross-chain features and a sharp increase in user activity boosted SFP, BFC and REQ price. 6118 Total views 42 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) started the new month in strength and Dec. 1's run up to $59,053 suggests that bulls are beginning to shake off the fears stirred up by the Federal Reserve's taper talks and the emergence of a new strain of COVID-19.  Altcoins also saw their prices lift off and early hopes of

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Traders say ATOM could eventually do an AVAX-like surge to $100

Fractals, bullish technical analysis patterns and the fact that 67% of the total supply is staked are key reasons why analysts expect ATOM to hit new highs shortly. 21236 Total views 57 Total shares Cosmos (ATOM) has the potential to record major gains in the upcoming weeks primarily because its longer-timeframe chart is showing a bullish continuation pattern.  Dubbed "bull flag," the structure appears as the asset trends lower while bouncing b

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Ethereum approaches a new ATH, but derivatives data reflects mixed emotions

Ethereum price appears en-route to a new all-time high, but data shows retail and pro investors are slightly skeptical about the current rally. 15547 Total views 48 Total shares On Dec. 1, Ether (ETH) price briefly touched $4,760, exciting investors and reminding the world that the altcoin is a mere 2.2% below the $4,870 all-time high reached 20 days ago. While the spot price action might be intriguing, let’s see what’s happening in Ether’

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Ripple CEO says the SEC helped Ethereum to overtake XRP as No.2 crypto

The Ripple boss claims his company has been unfairly treated, thereby giving Ethereum the edge. 32193 Total views 119 Total shares Ripple chief executive Brad Garlinghouse has been airing his thoughts over the state of the crypto market and regulations, and a grudge over the financial regulator’s approach to Ethereum appears to have surfaced. Speaking at the DC Fintech Week virtual conference on Thursday, the Ripple boss declared that Ethereum

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Ethereum approaches a new ATH, but derivatives data reflects mixed emotions

Ethereum price appears en-route to a new all-time high, but data shows retail and pro investors are slightly skeptical about the current rally. 15518 Total views 48 Total shares On Dec. 1, Ether (ETH) price briefly touched $4,760, exciting investors and reminding the world that the altcoin is a mere 2.2% below the $4,870 all-time high reached 20 days ago. While the spot price action might be intriguing, let’s see what’s happening in Ether’

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Kraken exchange defies competitors’ regulatory concerns with SHIB listing

The move comes in contrast to other digital asset exchanges, such as Robinhood, which have avoided listing altcoins such as SHIB over regulatory concerns. 20462 Total views 124 Total shares United States-based digital asset exchange Kraken has announced it will begin supporting the viral memecoin Shiba Inu (SHIB) as of Nov. 30. There will be a minimum deposit of 373,000 SHIB ($16), and the minimum trading volume is 50,000 SHIB ($2). SHIB will in

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Bitcoin Capital AG launches two crypto ETPs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Bitcoin Capital's offerings on SIX Swiss Exchange continue to grow along with the market as a whole. 2623 Total views 38 Total shares Bitcoin Capital AG released two new exchange-traded products on the SIX Swiss Exchange: the FiCAS Active Bitcoin ETP (BTCB) and FiCAS Active Ethereum ETP (ETHB), which are actively managed by FICAS AG. Institutional investo, professional and private investors in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the European Union (

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SafePal, Bifrost and Request Network soar after Bitcoin price hits $59K

BTC’s push toward $60,000, new cross-chain features and a sharp increase in user activity boosted SFP, BFC and REQ price. 5672 Total views 42 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) started the new month in strength and Dec. 1's run up to $59,053 suggests that bulls are beginning to shake off the fears stirred up by the Federal Reserve's taper talks and the emergence of a new strain of COVID-19.  Altcoins also saw their prices lift off and early hopes of

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Shanghai Man: CZ is wealthiest Chinese person with $90B, NFT yachts, and MonoX hacked

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   Top of the food chain This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone in the crypto industry, but Binance founder CZ has been crowned the richest Chinese person in the world. The list appeared in Caijing Magazine, a financial publication based in Bei

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Increased utility in DeFi, NFTs back Ethereum’s 3-year high in its ETH/BTC pair

Ethereum price hit a new all-time high in its ETH/BTC pair and a classic technical analysis pattern suggests the altcoin has a lot more upside. 3307 Total views 80 Total shares This week, Ether (ETH) price reached a new 2021 high against Bitcoin (BTC), bringing its year-to-date returns slightly above 350% and according to technical analysis, the rally could extend even further. On Dec. 1, bids for the ETH/BTC pair hit 0.0835 BTC on Coinbase for

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Bitcoin risks lowest weekly close in 2 months, but BTC buyers stock up at $53K

Bitcoin remains attractive for seasoned hodlers, as $50,000 now becomes the point at which confidence could turn to anxiety. 23147 Total views 36 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) hovered around $54,000 on Nov. 28 as the upcoming weekly close showed signs of hitting two-month lows. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Buyers keen at $53,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed a quiet 24 hours for B

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Kraken exchange defies competitors’ regulatory concerns with SHIB listing

The move comes in contrast to other digital asset exchanges, such as Robinhood, which have avoided listing altcoins such as SHIB over regulatory concerns. 20143 Total views 124 Total shares United States-based digital asset exchange Kraken has announced it will begin supporting the viral memecoin Shiba Inu (SHIB) as of Nov. 30. There will be a minimum deposit of 373,000 SHIB ($16), and the minimum trading volume is 50,000 SHIB ($2). SHIB will in

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Price analysis 12/1: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, SHIB

Bitcoin continues to encounter resistance near $60,000, but this hasn’t stopped altcoins from advancing on their previous all-time highs. 16174 Total views 49 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) finished the month of November with a decline of about 7%. This was in sharp contrast to the prediction of the “worst-case scenario” of $98,000 by PlanB, the creator of the popular stock-to-flow model. Although the analyst described it as a “big miss,”

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wXRP to launch on the Ethereum blockchain in December

The XRP network still appears to be innovating despite its regulatory woes. 37078 Total views 113 Total shares If all goes according to plan, Wrapped XRP (wXRP) will be coming to the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain next month, courtesy of Wrapped.com. The move is meant to enable XRP holders to interact with aspects of decentralized finance, or DeFi, such as executing smart contracts for use in borrowing and lending, swapping for altcoins, via their n

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Price analysis 12/1: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, SHIB

Bitcoin continues to encounter resistance near $60,000, but this hasn’t stopped altcoins from advancing on their previous all-time highs. 12412 Total views 52 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) finished the month of November with a decline of about 7%. This was in sharp contrast to the prediction of the “worst-case scenario” of $98,000 by PlanB, the creator of the popular stock-to-flow model. Although the analyst described it as a “big miss,”

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Lines in the sand: US Congress is bringing partisan politics to crypto

Cryptocurrency is now a hot topic in United States politics. It wasn’t always like this, however, especially since just a small percentage of U.S. politicians seem to have a baseline understanding of digital currencies. Nonetheless, it’s now a wedge issue poised to morph into a destructive political football destined to occupy a new, uncomfortable space in the consistently devolving culture war. Although this is certainly uninspiring news for common sense political discourse in the Unite

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Price analysis 11/29: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, SHIB

Bitcoin and most major altcoins rebounded off their strong support levels, but the real challenge for the bulls is to sustain the momentum and clear the $60,000 resistance level. 23473 Total views 57 Total shares The crypto markets and the global equity markets staged a strong recovery on Nov. 29 in spite of the uncertainty from the newly discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19. Long-term investors seem to view the recent dip as a prime buying op

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‘Overtime, we will see the NFT market broaden,’ says Ripple CTO David Schwartz

Ripple may be a bit late to the NFT party, but the XRP Ledger will attempt to become an industry game changer and challenge Ethereum's hegemony. 23697 Total views 29 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been dominating the crypto market this year. With sales topping over $2.5 billion during the first half of 2021, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that both the crypto community and mainstream creators are launching NFTs in hopes of dri

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Acid, Bitcoin mining and a bad trip to North Korea

Ethan Lou is a journalist turned Bitcoin miner turned two-time author whose latest book, Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West , is a modern western recount a gloomy millennial’s rebirth in the wild west of crypto — complete with scammers, party drugs and a North Korean crypto conference. “Want to go to a crypto conference in North Korea in April?” is not a common question, but was asked of me by Lou in early 2019. The Pyongyang Blockchain and

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Binance resumes DOGE withdrawals days after Elon Musk’s comments

Binance users were unable to withdraw Dogecoin due to a “combination of unlikely factors,” the exchange said. 24989 Total views 103 Total shares Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by daily trading volumes, has resumed Dogecoin (DOGE) withdrawals following a system glitch caused by the DOGE wallet upgrade. The exchange officially announced on Monday that it had restarted DOGE withdrawals after experiencing a major

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‘Overtime, we will see the NFT market broaden,’ says Ripple CTO David Schwartz

Ripple may be a bit late to the NFT party, but the XRP Ledger will attempt to become an industry game changer and challenge Ethereum's hegemony. 23665 Total views 29 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been dominating the crypto market this year. With sales topping over $2.5 billion during the first half of 2021, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that both the crypto community and mainstream creators are launching NFTs in hopes of dri

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Blockchain analytics service Nansen to incorporate DeFi protocol Arbitrum

Arbitrum is currently the ninth ranked DeFi chain with $2.38 billion in total value locked. 2748 Total views 41 Total shares Blockchain data provider Nansen has announced the upcoming integration of the Arbitrum network to enable its global users, both retail and institutional-grade, to identify emerging trends in the decentralized finance (DeFi) market. Technical charts and quantitative data will be accessible to view within a bespoke Arbitrum

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1 million Shiba Inu users can’t be wrong... can they?

With over 1 million token holders, Shiba Inu looks set for great things ahead despite trading more than 50% below its all-time high. 83558 Total views 140 Total shares Shiba Inu (SHIB) has reached an adoption milestone by surpassing the 1-million-holders mark — even though the memecoin is trading 50% below its all-time high.  News of the milestone and daily price increases has energized the Shiba Inu community since the official Shiba Inu Twi

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Moon Landing initiative brings neurodiversity to NFTs and supports art nonprofits

A blend of contemporary popular culture, nostalgia and empowerment will be the main themes of the NFT exhibit. 1848 Total views 50 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, are certificates of ownership representing digital artwork, music, videos, audio, memorabilia and more. They have rapidly gained in popularity over the past year for their ability to enable everyday artists to create and sell content. In fact, OpenSea, the world’s biggest N

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Price analysis 11/24: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, CRO

Bitcoin and most major altcoins are struggling to find bullish momentum, a possible signal that prices could continue to erode. 22125 Total views 52 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins continue to be pinned below their respective overhead resistances, indicating that bears are selling on rallies. According to Ki Young Ju, CEO of on-chain analytics firm CryptoQuant, “whales are depositing Bitcoin to exchanges.” Curiously, the o

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Three Arrows Capital CEO backtracks on Ethereum abandonment comments

Su Zhu backtracked after the initial scathing comments, saying that he “loves Ethereum and what it stands for.” 10364 Total views 75 Total shares Su Zhu, CEO and founder of hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC), tweeted that he has “abandoned Ethereum despite supporting it in the past” before making a U-turn on the statement.  In the Sunday thread, Zhu claimed that Ethereum culture “suffers massively from the Founders’ Dilemma” a

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Regal to partner with Flexa to enable digital currency payments in theatres

Customers will be able to purchase movie tickets and concessions with crypto at over 500 Regal cinemas. 5031 Total views 97 Total shares On Tuesday morning, Regal, a movie operator of more than 500 locations and 7,000 screens in 42 states plus D.C., announced it would be partnering with digital payment network Flexa to enable its customers to pay for movie tickets, food and beverages in crypto. Regal will accept a wide variety of coins and token

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6 Questions for Lyn Alden Schwartzer of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Lyn Alden Schwartzer, founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy, which provides an investment research service for both retail and institutional investors. Lyn Alden began her career in engineering. After working in the automation industry as an intern, she graduated from college and start

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Moon Landing initiative brings neurodiversity to NFTs and supports art nonprofits

A blend of contemporary popular culture, nostalgia and empowerment will be the main themes of the NFT exhibit. 1656 Total views 50 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, are certificates of ownership representing digital artwork, music, videos, audio, memorabilia and more. They have rapidly gained in popularity over the past year for their ability to enable everyday artists to create and sell content. In fact, OpenSea, the world’s biggest N

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Binance CEO counters Elon Musk for bringing up Dogecoin issues

The world’s richest man pushes Binance to address some issues related to his favorite digital currency. 17823 Total views 59 Total shares Twitter has become an arena for another cryptocurrency-related battle due to Binance experiencing ongoing issues with Dogecoin (DOGE) withdrawals. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, one of the world’s biggest Dogecoin fans, took to Twitter on Tuesday to bring up issues related to DOGE withdrawals on Binance. Tagging Bin

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Ethereum ‘huge Cup & Handle pattern’ reaffirms $6.5K ETH price target

The bullish outlook appears as ETH’s price decline stalls near its old cup-and-handle resistance level, now acting as support and thus raising the potential of a strong rebound ahead. 24024 Total views 123 Total shares Ethereum’s native asset, Ether (ETH), may rebound by nearly 60% in the coming sessions as bulls pin their hopes on a classic bullish continuation pattern. Prices may rise to or above $6,500 from their current levels near $4,10

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Blockchain analytics service Nansen to incorporate DeFi protocol Arbitrum

Arbitrum is currently the ninth ranked DeFi chain with $2.38 billion in total value locked. 2460 Total views 41 Total shares Blockchain data provider Nansen has announced the upcoming integration of the Arbitrum network to enable its global users, both retail and institutional-grade, to identify emerging trends in the decentralized finance (DeFi) market. Technical charts and quantitative data will be accessible to view within a bespoke Arbitrum

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Sandbox token SAND rallies 260% in November ahead of play-to-earn metaverse launch

Nevertheless, signs of a bearish divergence between SAND’s price and momentum may hamper its ongoing upside momentum. 39722 Total views 210 Total shares SAND, the native token of The Sandbox — a blockchain-based gaming platform owned by Animoca Brands — inched higher on Nov. 23, building on its gains made across November to reach another record high. The price of SAND  rose to $5.64 after swelling 16.25% intraday, but it retraced some

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Blockchain analytics service Nansen to incorporate DeFi protocol Arbitrum

Arbitrum is currently the ninth ranked DeFi chain with $2.38 billion in total value locked. 2383 Total views 41 Total shares Blockchain data provider Nansen has announced the upcoming integration of the Arbitrum network to enable its global users, both retail and institutional-grade, to identify emerging trends in the decentralized finance (DeFi) market. Technical charts and quantitative data will be accessible to view within a bespoke Arbitrum

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Crypto prices in India tumble after crypto bill announced

The token prices on the Indian crypto exchange WazirX crashed following the announcement of a bill that would ban all private crypto. 18166 Total views 44 Total shares Regulatory discussions in India around a crypto ban caused panic selling on major crypto exchange WazirX, resulting in a massive price drop for leading cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).  Crypto prices in India crashed soon after parliament announced to in

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Southeast Asian financial institutions turn to the Ethereum blockchain

Is Ethereum the blockchain of choice for financial institutions in Southeast Asia, or will companies seek alternatives due to limitations? 10628 Total views 76 Total shares Blockchain innovation is surging throughout Southeast Asia, as the region is home to a number of fintech firms and global crypto companies. In particular, Singapore has become one of the world’s most crypto-friendly countries. This was recently highlighted in a report condu

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‘Overtime, we will see the NFT market broaden,’ says Ripple CTO David Schwartz

Ripple may be a bit late to the NFT party, but the XRP Ledger will attempt to become an industry game changer and challenge Ethereum's hegemony. 23459 Total views 29 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been dominating the crypto market this year. With sales topping over $2.5 billion during the first half of 2021, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that both the crypto community and mainstream creators are launching NFTs in hopes of dri

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Price analysis 11/24: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, CRO

Bitcoin and most major altcoins are struggling to find bullish momentum, a possible signal that prices could continue to erode. 17915 Total views 52 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins continue to be pinned below their respective overhead resistances, indicating that bears are selling on rallies. According to Ki Young Ju, CEO of on-chain analytics firm CryptoQuant, “whales are depositing Bitcoin to exchanges.” Curiously, the o

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Price analysis 11/22: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, AVAX, DOGE, SHIB

Bitcoin and most major altcoins have turned down from their respective overhead resistance levels, indicating that the short-term sentiment has turned negative. 28208 Total views 64 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) continues to be pinned down below $60,000, indicating that higher levels are attracting selling from traders. The SP 500 made a new all-time high on Nov. 22 due to reports that United States President Joe Biden had renominated Jerome Powel

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wXRP to launch on the Ethereum blockchain in December

The XRP network still appears to be innovating despite its regulatory woes. 36445 Total views 113 Total shares If all goes according to plan, Wrapped XRP (wXRP) will be coming to the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain next month, courtesy of Wrapped.com. The move is meant to enable XRP holders to interact with aspects of decentralized finance, or DeFi, such as executing smart contracts for use in borrowing and lending, swapping for altcoins, via their n

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Traders say Bitcoin’s drop to $57K is an ‘attractive entry’ for hodlers

Bitcoin’s price fell below the $57,000 level on Nov. 18, sparking a widespread sell-off in ETH and altcoins. But traders say the current range presents an “attractive entry” for hodlers. 25634 Total views 22 Total shares The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to fresh lows on Nov. 18, and the brief visit to the $56,000 level resulted in a sharp sell-off in Ether (ETH) and altcoins. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that

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Ripple case with SEC to ‘likely’ reach a conclusion in 2022, says CEO

"The judge realizes this is not just about Ripple, this will have broader implications,” Ripple CEO Garlinghouse said. 11457 Total views 47 Total shares The long-standing feud between distributed ledger technology firm Ripple and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is nearing its end, according to Ripple’s CEO. Brad Garlinghouse highlighted the progress made in the case “despite a slow-moving judicial process.” Spe

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Palau partners with Ripple on climate-friendly national digital currency

The partnership will help Palau be climate-friendly while enhancing its cross-border payments and digital currency technologies. 7325 Total views 33 Total shares Ripple, the digital payment network, has partnered with the Republic of Palau to help the Pacific island nation develop its own digital currency. The initial focus of the partnership will see the development of a United States dollar-backed digital currency to help facilitate cross-bord

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Powers On… Why aren’t more law schools teaching blockchain, DeFi and NFTs?

Blockchain technology is transformative for both our financial system and commercial enterprises, as well as for improving the human condition. More and more unbanked citizens both abroad and here in the United States now can have the capability to transfer and receive funds from loved ones with speed, economic efficiency and anonymity, where necessary, from oppressive regimes and governments and unstable economies. Traditional financial systems that have long not been available in underserve

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Seeing red? FUD that! Here’s what you should have bought instead of Bitcoin last week

Where Bitcoin leads, altcoins usually follow — but the smartest crypto traders manage to turn BTC dips into buying opportunities. 43045 Total views 117 Total shares We’ve argued many times in the past that the correlation between Bitcoin’s price and the market capitalization of hundreds of altcoins makes very little sense. Whether you buy into the idea that Bitcoin (BTC) is digital gold, or a payment mechanism, or both, it doesn’t have a

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Ethereum ‘huge Cup & Handle pattern’ reaffirms $6.5K ETH price target

The bullish outlook appears as ETH’s price decline stalls near its old cup-and-handle resistance level, now acting as support and thus raising the potential of a strong rebound ahead. 22604 Total views 123 Total shares Ethereum’s native asset, Ether (ETH), may rebound by nearly 60% in the coming sessions as bulls pin their hopes on a classic bullish continuation pattern. Prices may rise to or above $6,500 from their current levels near $4,10

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Bitcoin avoids recent lows as BTC price eyes $60K into the weekly close

Things are looking up for Bitcoin bulls after the weekend delivers some much-welcomed relief after multi-week lows. 9724 Total views 36 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) hovered near $59,000 as Nov. 21 came to a close after avoiding a retest of its recent lows. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC challenges $60,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD almost hitting $60,000 before consoli

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Institutional Bitcoin products tag record AUM despite volume pulling back

Institutional traders have locked $56 billion into Bitcoin investment products after inflows totaled $97.5 million last week. 8204 Total views 47 Total shares Institutional traders have locked a record sum of capital into Bitcoin investment products despite trade volume declining during the second half of 2021. According to CoinShares’ Nov. 15 “Digital Asset Fund Flows Weekly” report, Bitcoin (BTC) investment products saw total inflows of

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Venezuelans promised Axie Infinity scholarships for crypto training courses

The initiative is a part of the La Guaira Digital program, which aims to fast-track growth and induce economic stability in the country. 11586 Total views 119 Total shares A gubernatorial candidate from Venezuela has promised to offer scholarships for citizens interested to join the Technical Training Center for Mining and Administration of Digital Crypto Assets.  José Alejandro Terán, the aspiring governor who represents the country’s ruli

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Avalanche soars to new highs after Deloitte adoption — But risks emerge for AVAX price

The "Big Four" accountant announced that it would leverage Avalanche's blockchain for a new project. 18701 Total views 51 Total shares Avalanche (AVAX) rose to a new price high on Nov. 18 and posted weekly gains after its developer, Ava Labs, entered a partnership with "Big Four" accountant firm Deloitte. The AVAX price reached a little over $110 after rising circa 16% week-to-date (WTD), with its circulated market cap hitting $23.76 billion, al

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Traders expect Ethereum price to drop further ahead of Friday’s $550M options expiry

$550 million in ETH options expire on Nov. 19 and derivatives data suggest bears will apply more downward pressure to Ethereum price. 29192 Total views 34 Total shares Ether's (ETH) 330% year-to-date gain has been largely fueled by the growth of decentralized finance and the explosion of non-fungible tokens. Proof of this comes from OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace, surpassing the impressive mark of $10 billion in accumulated trading volume.

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How liquid staking disrupts parachain auctions on Polkadot

Understanding the available data and current standings for different types of liquid DOT among the most advanced DeFi projects on Polkadot. 8677 Total views 49 Total shares A crowd loan is a Polkadot (DOT) crowdsourcing event in Polkadot that allows the community to support project bids in upcoming parachain slot auctions. Users contribute DOT, receive rewards in project tokens and get their DOT back in two years (a standard slot lease duration)

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Seeing red? FUD that! Here's what you should have bought instead of Bitcoin last week

Where Bitcoin leads, altcoins usually follow — but the smartest crypto traders manage to turn BTC dips into buying opportunities. 33500 Total views 117 Total shares We’ve argued many times in the past that the correlation between Bitcoin’s price and the market capitalization of hundreds of altcoins makes very little sense. Whether you buy into the idea that Bitcoin is digital gold, or a payment mechanism, or both, it doesn’t have a whole

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Ripple outlines possible regulatory framework for crypto industry in US

Innovation sandboxes, applying existing frameworks on crypto, and communication between the public and private sectors were included in Ripple's suggestions. 6842 Total views 27 Total shares Ripple, the company whose executives have often criticized the United States’ seeming lack of regulatory clarity on the cryptocurrency industry, has outlined its own “pragmatic” framework. In a Tuesday post on its website, Ripple released its vision fo

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ConstitutionDAO fails to win Sotheby's auction

Proceeds of the U.S. Constitution sale will benefit the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation. 5368 Total views 47 Total shares The online group, ConstitutionDAO, has failed in its bid to purchase the last privately-owned, 1st edition print copy of the United States Constitution at a public auction at Sotheby’s on Thursday.  The "Official Edition of the United States Constitution" was instead won by an unknown bidder for $41 million (or $43.2 mi

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Shark tank star Kevin O'Leary says crypto holdings comprise 10% of this portfolio

O'Leary claims that he was never a cryptocurrency skeptic in the first place but instead, was pressured by his compliance department to "back-off" on crypto. 5020 Total views 47 Total shares In a live recording with Reddit's r/CryptoCurrency Talk Thursday, Shark Tank celebrity Kevin O'Leary discussed how cryptocurrencies now make up 10% of his investment portfolio: "At the beginning of the year, I was at 3% weighting; the target was to get 7% by

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Finance Redefined: ENS airdrops token, and SEC’s Crenshaw speaks on DeFi, Nov. 5–12

Ethereum Name Service issued its native token, an SEC commissioner published a DeFi opinion piece, and Polkadot’s parachains registered billions of dollars — all coming to you in this week’s Finance Redefined. 4830 Total views 39 Total shares Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance (DeFi) newsletter. Ethereum Name Service announced a retroactive token airdrop this week to a fanfare of crypto enthusiasts. If

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Back to back all-time highs from AVAX, ENJ and EGLD suggest it’s ‘altseason’

AVAX, ENJ and EGLD brush off the recent drop in BTC price by posting a fresh round of all-time highs. 10127 Total views 97 Total shares Its been a rollercoaster week in the cryptocurrency market after volatility returned to shake up Bitcoin (BTC) price, pushing the digital asset to lows not seen since mid-October.  As has happened frequently in the past, the drop in price of BTC was followed by a rotation into altcoins and the Altseason Indicat

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MetaMask founder Joel Dietz is a true Renaissance man

Joel Dietz, founder of MetaMask and founding team member of Ethereum, is a romantic at heart. He creates art as ‌“Cryptoapollo” that reflects the intersection between traditional art and technology. “I have a very classical romantic temperament, which can be hard to bring into the modern world since romantically inclined people can be suppressed in the modern economy, but I also love the cutting edge of technology as it applies to art in architecture and sculpture,” explains Dietz.

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Price analysis 11/17: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, SHIB, AVAX

Bitcoin and most major altcoins are attempting to hold above their immediate resistance levels, a sign that bulls could be buying on each dip. 30618 Total views 83 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) are testing psychologically important support levels at $60,000 and $4,000 respectively. Both these levels are critical to keeping the uptrend intact in the short term. While the fall may scare off leveraged traders, Bitcoin whales seem to be

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Price analysis 11/17: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, DOT, DOGE, SHIB, AVAX

Bitcoin and most major altcoins are attempting to hold above their immediate resistance levels, a sign that bulls could be buying on each dip. 27833 Total views 83 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) are testing psychologically important support levels at $60,000 and $4,000 respectively. Both these levels are critical to keeping the uptrend intact in the short term. While the fall may scare off leveraged traders, Bitcoin whales seem to be

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Ethereum price risks losing $4K on ‘rising wedge’ breakout fears

The potential price decline would also mark ETH’s return to its ascending channel support. 18320 Total views 158 Total shares A selloff in Ether (ETH) on Nov. 16 has increased the chances of its price falling below $4,000. ETH plunged 10% to around $4,100 amid an ongoing market correction led by Bitcoin (BTC). In doing so, Ether dropped below its fourth-quarter upward trendline support.  ETH/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView

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BREAKING: ConstitutionDAO fails to win Sotheby's auction

Proceeds of the U.S. Constitution sale will benefit the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation. 2016 Total views 29 Total shares The online group, ConstitutionDAO, has failed in its bid to purchase the last privately owned, 1st edition print copy of the U.S. Constitution at public auction at Sotheby’s on Thursday.  "The 'Official Edition' of The United States Constitution" was instead won by an unknown bidder for $41M (or $43.2 million after auct

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Ethereum layer-two developer StarkWare valued at $2B following $50M raise

Sequoia Capital led zk-Rollup protocol StarkWare’s Series C funding round. 4289 Total views 45 Total shares Israel-based StarkWare announced on Tuesday via Twitter that it had raised $50 million in a Series C funding round, and that the firm’s valuation is now at $2 billion. Sequoia Capital was the lead investor, among other contributors. Seven months ago, StarkWare raised $75 million in a Series B funding led by Paradigm. We are excited t

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Pew Research Center: At least 16% of Americans have owned crypto

The poll seems to indicate that crypto investors skew younger and more male than the population as a whole. 3755 Total views 52 Total shares A survey released by the Pew Research Center on Thursday found that roughly 16% of Americans have invested, traded or used some form of cryptocurrency. The number jumps to 31% for people aged 18–29, and even higher to 43% for males in the same age bracket. Black, Hispanic and Asian participants in the stu

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Chiliz (CHZ) gains 170% after launching live in-game NFTs for fan token holders

The launch of live in-game NFTs and a rapidly expanding ecosystem boosted the price of CHZ and showcased the project’s strong fundamentals. 26830 Total views 113 Total shares This year has seen a number of high profile partnerships formed between the cryptocurrency sector and major sports leagues, teams and individual players. Nowadays players engage with their fans by issuing limited edition NFTs and other perks that are associated with crypt

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Traders watch for a trend reversal after Ethereum price drops to $4,100

ETH’s 13% drop to $4,100 led to $200 million in futures liquidations, but pro traders still have reason to stay long and strong. 22174 Total views 46 Total shares Ether (ETH) traders might have a few reasons to panic after today’s 13% drop down to $4,100. The swift pullback appears to have broken a 55-day ascending channel that had a target at $5,500. ETH/USD price at FTX. Source: TradingView Those not worried about technical analysis

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Altcoin Roundup: 3 Proof-of-work protocols focused on building Web 3.0

Proof-of-work models are evolving to support the growth of Web 3.0. Here’s 3 projects that offer miners substantial rewards for supporting the network. 27687 Total views 79 Total shares The proof-of-work (PoW) consensus model is the mechanism that kicked off the revolution that launched Bitcoin (BTC) in 2009 and it was the model of choice behind many of the popular projects in the early fledgling years of the crypto ecosystem. As time progress

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ENS’ director of operations says that DAO-based governance ‘has always been the plan’

Brantly Millegan, AKA “Brantly.eth,” discussed the rise of DAO governance, ENS’ new constitution and community voting rights following the protocol’s major ENS token airdrop. 4159 Total views 18 Total shares On Monday, distributed domain protocol Ethereum Name Service, or ENS, launched its own governance token in an effort to distribute voting rights for its new decentralized autonomous organization, or DAO, to active users of the ecos

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Ripple CEO says the SEC helped Ethereum to overtake XRP as No.2 crypto

The Ripple boss claims his company has been unfairly treated, thereby giving Ethereum the edge. 31841 Total views 119 Total shares Ripple chief executive Brad Garlinghouse has been airing his thoughts over the state of the crypto market and regulations, and a grudge over the financial regulator’s approach to Ethereum appears to have surfaced. Speaking at the DC Fintech Week virtual conference on Thursday, the Ripple boss declared that Ethereum

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Institutional Bitcoin products tag record AUM despite volume pulling back

Institutional traders have locked $56 billion into Bitcoin investment products after inflows totaled $97.5 million last week. 7747 Total views 47 Total shares Institutional traders have locked a record sum of capital into Bitcoin investment products despite trade volume declining during the second half of 2021. According to CoinShares’ Nov. 15 “Digital Asset Fund Flows Weekly” report, Bitcoin (BTC) investment products saw total inflows of

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‘Musk effect’ sees crypto named after SpaceX’s Starlink satellites gain over 140% in 3 days

The supersonic price rally in the StarLink crypto market appeared as SpaceX launched 53 Starlink orbit satellites into space on Saturday. 15993 Total views 65 Total shares In a bizarre event, a cryptocurrency with the same name as SpaceX’s satellite range Starlink jumped over 140% as Elon Musk’s space technology company launched 53 of them into the Earth’s lower orbit. Written as StarLink (STARL), the little-known crypto rallied 13.70% on

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Ethereum ‘has to bounce’ as ETH bulls pin $5K rally hopes on critical support channel

Many analysts agree that the “dynamic support” could boost accumulation sentiment in the ETH market. 15714 Total views 122 Total shares Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), could see yet another strong rebound in the sessions ahead as its price falls into a trading zone with a recent history of attracting buyers. The rising trendline has been triggering ETH’s price rebounds since the beginning of October and comes as a part of a broader

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Ethereum ‘has to bounce’ as ETH bulls pin $5K rally hopes on critical support channel

Many analysts agree that the “dynamic support” could boost accumulation sentiment in the ETH market. 15621 Total views 122 Total shares Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), could see yet another strong rebound in the sessions ahead as its price falls into a trading zone with a recent history of attracting buyers. The rising trendline has been triggering ETH’s price rebounds since the beginning of October and comes as a part of a broader

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6 Questions for Anton Bukov of 1inch Network

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Anton Bukov, co-founder of 1inch Network, a distributed network of decentralized protocols. Anton has been writing code for more than 20 years (since he was 12), mostly C++, C#, Objective-C, Swift and SQL. Since 2017, he has been working on blockchain solutions, primarily smart contracts. An

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Ken Griffin says Bitcoin will be replaced by Ethereum-based currency

Generation X billionaire businessman Ken Griffin says he thinks the “passion is misplaced when it comes to cryptocurrencies.” 22663 Total views 74 Total shares Kenneth Griffin, billionaire CEO of American hedge fund Citadel, thinks a currency on the Ethereum network will replace Bitcoin (BTC) as crypto’s top dog. Citadel manages over $40 billion of capital — a quarter of the trading volume in the United States stock market. During this

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Ripple to launch ‘Liquidity Hub’ for finance firms that want to offer crypto trading

The fintech firm wants to let its enterprise clients have access to cryptocurrencies through a new service called Liquidity Hub. 8329 Total views 37 Total shares Fintech firm Ripple has announced a new service aimed at finance companies that will allow them to offer cryptocurrency trading to customers. Ripple unveiled the Liquidity Hub service in a blog post on Tuesday, touting a “crypto-first future” in which every company will need to have

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Ethereum ‘has to bounce’ as ETH bulls pin $5K rally hopes on critical support channel

Many analysts agree that the “dynamic support” could boost accumulation sentiment in the ETH market. 14944 Total views 122 Total shares Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), could see yet another strong rebound in the sessions ahead as its price falls into a trading zone with a recent history of attracting buyers. The rising trendline has been triggering ETH’s price rebounds since the beginning of October and comes as a part of a broader

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Look out below! Dogecoin risks further downside after a key support is tested

Some analysts point to Binance’s pause on DOGE withdrawals as the catalyst for the altcoin’s pullback, but data suggests overheated derivatives markets may have been a factor. 26868 Total views 39 Total shares Dogecoin (DOGE) is potentially at risk of losing critical support if the price falls from the ascending channel traded in for the last 53 days. Although technical analysis is not an exact science, a daily close below $0.26 will likely

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Pew Research Center: At least 16% of Americans have owned crypto

The poll seems to indicate that crypto investors skew younger and more male than the population as a whole. 3124 Total views 52 Total shares A survey released by the Pew Research Center on Thursday found that roughly 16% of Americans have invested, traded or used some form of cryptocurrency. The number jumps to 31% for people aged 18–29, and even higher to 43% for males in the same age bracket. Black, Hispanic and Asian participants in the stu

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MetaMask founder Joel Dietz is a true Renaissance man

Joel Dietz, founder of MetaMask and founding team member of Ethereum, is a romantic at heart. He creates art as ‌“Cryptoapollo” that reflects the intersection between traditional art and technology. “I have a very classical romantic temperament, which can be hard to bring into the modern world since romantically inclined people can be suppressed in the modern economy, but I also love the cutting edge of technology as it applies to art in architecture and sculpture,” explains Dietz.

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Price analysis 11/12: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, DOGE, SHIB, LUNA

Bearish pressures mount against Bitcoin price and this could lead to sharp short-term pullbacks in the prices of many altcoins. 23172 Total views 38 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to weaken following the shakeout of the leveraged traders in the derivatives markets on Nov. 10. This caused the derivative funding rates to drop to the neutral territory of 0.01% across exchanges. Data analysis firm Arcane Research said in its latest weekl

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Crypto kids fight Facebook for the soul of the Metaverse

With Facebook and Microsoft engaged in a virtual land grab, is there still a future for the dream of a Metaverse that’s owned and built by the community? A dinosaur walks into a bar, orders a whiskey neat and sits down with a pink elephant and a purple, hard-to-place obscure anime character. They watch a live NBA game. A good time is had by all. This is no joke. For one major crypto fund manager referred to as “Simon,” who prefers to remain anonymous (and not offer investment advice), t

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‘We'll see about 200 chains connected through Cosmos’ IBC next year,’ says Tendermint CEO Peng Zhong

In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph, Peng Zhong, CEO of Tendermint, the core developer of the Cosmos blockchain, discussed recent cutting-edge advancements in the ecosystem. 9485 Total views 6 Total shares Ever since the launch of the inter-blockchain communications, or IBC, protocol in March, which enabled the communication and transfer of digital assets across different blockchains, development activity seems to have picked up pace on

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Here’s why Bitcoin losing $6K in hours was good for BTC price action

Derivatives exchanges hosted a “shake out” of positions that quickly reset funding rates to healthy levels. 26537 Total views 96 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) traded just below $65,000 on Nov. 11 after an overnight correction canceled out previous snap gains. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “No free lunch” for speculators Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD recovering after b

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Discord community splits as CEO unveils pre-released Ethereum integration

The new feature will allow Discord users to actively participate in upcoming crypto initiatives such as NFTs, Web 3.0 and token adoption. 18240 Total views 65 Total shares Instant messaging platform Discord may soon launch support for MetaMask and WalletConnect integrations as evidenced by a pre-release screenshot shared by the platform’s CEO, Jason Citron. However, a portion of the Discord community raised concerns about the update while thre

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Price analysis 11/10: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, DOGE, SHIB, LUNA

Bitcoin’s new all-time high at $69,000 and Ether’s slow climb toward $5,000 are clear signals that bulls are in control and a hint that altcoins intend to follow. 28520 Total views 54 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) have again risen to a new all-time high on Nov. 10, indicating that the trend remains firmly in favor of the bulls. In a recent report from Kraken exchange, analysts said that the current quarter’s price action has a

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wXRP to launch on the Ethereum blockchain in December

The XRP network still appears to be innovating despite its regulatory woes. 35207 Total views 113 Total shares If all goes according to plan, Wrapped XRP (wXRP) will be coming to the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain next month, courtesy of Wrapped.com. The move is meant to enable XRP holders to interact with aspects of decentralized finance, or DeFi, such as executing smart contracts for use in borrowing and lending, swapping for altcoins, via their n

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Suddenly, Bitcoin hits new all-time high after $2K gains in minutes

Ether follows suit as Bitcoin price action abandons its correction to reach its highest-ever levels. 18187 Total views 106 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) surprised everyone on Nov. 10 as BTC price action abruptly hit new all-time highs. The BTC price jump also coincided with news that United States inflation hit a 30-year high in October, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitc

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Suddenly, Bitcoin hits new all-time high after $2K gains in minutes

Ether follows suit as Bitcoin price action abandons its correction to reach its highest-ever levels. 18095 Total views 106 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) surprised everyone on Nov. 10 as BTC price action abruptly hit new all-time highs. The BTC price jump also coincided with news that United States inflation hit a 30-year high in October, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitc

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Ethereum 2.0 node count drops to a one-month low as ETH price climbs to new heights

The plunge points at a growing lack of interest among traders and investors to become "full validators" on its upcoming proof-of-stake blockchain. 17922 Total views 79 Total shares The number of Ethereum addresses holding 32 or more Ether (ETH) reached a one-month low on Nov. 9. The number of externally owned Ethereum accounts (EOAs) holding at least 32 ETH fell to 108,949 compared to 108,965 on Oct. 22, according to data from Glassnode, a sig

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Livepeer, Loopring and Keep3rV1 rally while Bitcoin tests underlying support

LPT, LRC and KP3R saw strong gains on Nov. 9 as Bitcoin price hit a sell wall and retraced to underlying support levels. 20982 Total views 32 Total shares Altseason rumors are on the rise on Nov. 9 as altcoins capitalize on Bitcoin's move to a new all-time high and the ensuing consolidation that tends to occur after (BTC) pulls back to retest underlying support levels. As is often the case when Bitcoin has pullbacks during a bull market, some o

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To work for everyone, the Metaverse must be decentralized

Should the Metaverse ever come into existence, blockchain technology and decentralization must be at the core of this innovation. 4249 Total views 71 Total shares In his monthly crypto tech column, Israeli serial entrepreneur Ariel Shapira covers emerging technologies within the crypto, decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain space, as well as their roles in shaping the economy of the 21st century. What’s in a name? A whole metaverse is

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Kazakhstan Senate approves legislation regulating crypto service providers

The country’s legislature has passed a law that would impose financial monitoring on crypto platforms. 3054 Total views 23 Total shares According to new legislation passed by the upper house of the country’s national parliament on Monday, crypto businesses in Kazakhstan may soon be subjected to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, as reported by local news outlet Vlast.  The new law extends the country’s financial monitoring system t

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‘Overtime, we will see the NFT market broaden,’ says Ripple CTO David Schwartz

Ripple may be a bit late to the NFT party, but the XRP Ledger will attempt to become an industry game changer and challenge Ethereum's hegemony. 21505 Total views 29 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been dominating the crypto market this year. With sales topping over $2.5 billion during the first half of 2021, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that both the crypto community and mainstream creators are launching NFTs in hopes of dri

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Cosmoverse Conference 2021 kicks off in Lisbon

The event connects ATOM stakeholders, developers and enthusiasts from all over the world with the latest developments on the Cosmos blockchain. 4701 Total views 37 Total shares The team behind interoperable blockchain network Cosmos (ATOM) recently hosted the Cosmoverse Conference live from Lisbon, Portugal. Kicking off the two-day event, Zaki Manian, co-founder of decentralized finance, or DeFi, project Sommel and former lead developer at Cosmo

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Nervos debuts mainnet beta layer-two blockchain project

Following the roll-out, the platform is now welcoming Ethereum blockchain developers to build upon Nervos Network in a bid to broaden its DApp ecosystem. 6991 Total views 112 Total shares Public blockchain platform Nervos Network has announced the mainnet beta launch of Godwoken. The layer-two blockchain protocol integrates Ethereum Virtual Machine capabilities and optimistic rollup mechanics to provide instant transaction finality and low fees

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DeFi tokens see double-digit gains as Ethereum and Bitcoin chase new highs

UMA, LRC and GNO broke out on the heels of ETH hitting a new all-time high and BTC price trading above a key resistance. 8119 Total views 46 Total shares Momentum in the cryptocurrency market is back on the rise on Nov. 8 after a solid rally from Bitcoin (BTC) placed its price back above $66,000 and Ether (ETH) hit a new all-time high at $4,793. The gains from the largest two cryptocurrencies helped to kick-start a market-wide rally that lifted

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DeFi can be 100 times larger than today in 5 years

The decentralized finance sector currently represents only 0.1% of its maximum potential, and its significant growth is inevitable. 28164 Total views 225 Total shares Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a natural product made possible by blockchain technology and has the right and ready infrastructure to propel the technology to a bigger playing field. The space has grown by leaps and bounds since the Ethereum network went live in July 2015, with E

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Colombian exporter developing cryptocurrency to help transport long-horned beetles to Japan

This Colombian beetle exporter once used biotechnology to reduce organic waste. It’s now moving into cryptocurrency development. 1595 Total views 64 Total shares As reported by Reuters Thursday morning, Tierra Viva (“Alive Earth”), a Colombian exporter of long-horned beetles based in Tunja, has been developing its own cryptocurrency to avoid high commission costs on international sales. According to the outlet, the Hercules, Neptunus and e

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Bitcoin retests support, with trader forecasting BTC price dip to $55K

The odds are on for a fresh Bitcoin price dip, and Ether may join in, analysis warns. 15490 Total views 70 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) denied bulls their big break on Nov. 4 as sideways action dragged the market ever closer to $60,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC hodlers in “buy the dip” mode Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD back below $62,000 at 8 am UTC. The pair s

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Ripple and Nelnet launch $44M fund for carbon-negative crypto industry

Ripple has contributed the majority of a $44-million fund to support solar energy projects across the United States. 7854 Total views 67 Total shares Blockchain payments firm Ripple has announced a $44-million environmental, social and governance (ESG) joint venture partnership with fintech provider Nelnet Renewable Energy to fund the adoption of environmentally conscious solar energy initiatives across the United States.  According to the anno

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How blockchain technology might bring triple-A games to metaverses

For consumers or publishers of AAA games, transacting on a fee-based blockchain would simply be far too costly to bear. 5234 Total views 54 Total shares Nonfungible token-based projects like Loot and The N Project have helped spike interest in the Metaverse to an all-time high, raising hopes again that blockchain will finally break through to the masses. Will it, or is history doomed to repeat itself? The problem is that the very things that cap

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6 Questions for Daniela Barbosa of Hyperledger

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Daniela Barbosa, general manager for blockchain, healthcare and identity at the Linux Foundation and executive director of Hyperledger. At Hyperledger, Daniela is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the organization, including staff, programs, expansion and the execution o

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Price analysis 11/1: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, SHIB, DOGE, LUNA

Bitcoin and Ether closed October on a strong note, increasing the possibility that the rally will pick up pace in November. 43673 Total views 84 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) had their highest monthly close ever in October, indicating strong momentum that favors buyers. The focus now shifts to November, which has been largely bullish for Bitcoin. Since 2013, Bitcoin has closed November in the red on only two occasions, in 2018 and 2

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Ripple and Nelnet launch $44M fund for carbon-negative crypto industry

Ripple has contributed the majority of a $44-million fund to support solar energy projects across the United States. 7846 Total views 67 Total shares Blockchain payments firm Ripple has announced a $44-million environmental, social and governance (ESG) joint venture partnership with fintech provider Nelnet Renewable Energy to fund the adoption of environmentally conscious solar energy initiatives across the United States.  According to the anno

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Data shows Polkadot crashes after reaching $1B open interest — Will it happen again?

Polkadot (DOT) price crashed both times its futures open interest clipped $1 billion. Should traders expect a correction now that open interest is over this figure? 21216 Total views 87 Total shares Whenever there is relevant growth in the number of derivatives contracts currently in play (open interest), it usually means that more traders are involved. In futures markets, longs and shorts are balanced at all times, but having a larger number o

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Bitcoin retests support, with trader forecasting BTC price dip to $55K

The odds are on for a fresh Bitcoin price dip, and Ether may join in, analysis warns. 15197 Total views 70 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) denied bulls their big break on Nov. 4 as sideways action dragged the market ever closer to $60,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC hodlers in “buy the dip” mode Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD back below $62,000 at 8 am UTC. The pair s

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wXRP to launch on the Ethereum blockchain in December

The XRP network still appears to be innovating despite its regulatory woes. 32464 Total views 113 Total shares If all goes according to plan, Wrapped XRP (wXRP) will be coming to the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain next month, courtesy of Wrapped.com. The move is meant to enable XRP holders to interact with aspects of decentralized finance, or DeFi, such as executing smart contracts for use in borrowing and lending, swapping for altcoins, via their n

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Layer-two and multichain DeFi platforms see record inflows as Ethereum fees soar

Since October, multichain, compatible DeFi platforms have seen record inflows as investors and developers attempted to avoid the Ethereum network due to soaring gas fees. 9564 Total views 77 Total shares High transaction fees have been a persistent thorn in the side of investors and blockchain projects since at least 2014 when Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin stated in reference to Bitcoin: “The ‘Internet of Money’ should not cost $0.05

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Sorare CEO shares bold vision on NFTs during Web Summit 2021 opening night

The co-founder of the French tech unicorn discussed major innovations that could come as a result of developments in the NFTs industry. 4258 Total views 37 Total shares Web Summit 2021, the biggest tech conference in the world, kicked off on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, and will last until Thursday. In an opening statement, Carlos Moedas, the mayor of Lisbon, said that “My dream is that Lisbon will be the capital of innovation in the world.”

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Shanghai Man: $130M hack raises suspicions, Chinese miners head to Laos, Huobi’s moon mission

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   It was a quiet week in the mainland as much of the Chinese crypto community was either lying low, off in Lisbon, or recovering from a week-long hangover following the Shanghai Blockchain Week that concluded over last weekend. The largest blockchain-rel

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Vitalik Buterin shares positive outlook on the establishment of crypto cities

The Ethereum co-founder sees city tokens as important instruments in promoting economic equality, social initiatives and better governance. 9248 Total views 113 Total shares In a blog post published on Sunday, Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin voiced his support for utilizing the cryptocurrency phenomena to serve the interests of local governments and their citizens. Specifically, Buterin discussed the formation of city tokens and decent

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Analysts say ‘impulse move’ could send Ethereum price into the $6K to $14K range

Analysts say ETH’s breakout to a new all-time high is just the beginning and one 2017-era fractal pattern targets a $14,000 Ethereum price in the near future. 48910 Total views 284 Total shares Crypto markets have hit the ground running right from the start of November and as of Nov. 2, a near uncountable number of tokens have rallied to swing highs as Ether (ETH) broke above the $4,500 level and Bitcoin (BTC) recaptured the $64,000 level. Pol

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Illuvium, LCX and Tokemak hit new highs as Bitcoin dominance lingers

LCX, ILV, TOKE and at least 10 other altcoins hit new all-time highs alongside ETH on Nov. 3. 10872 Total views 44 Total shares During bull markets, altcoins tend to accrue gains when Bitcoin (BTC) price consolidates and run in tandem with BTC price during breakouts. This dynamic appears to be at play on Nov. 3 because multiple altcoins went parabolic at the same time that BTC made a run at $64,000 and Ether (ETH) hit a new all-time high above $

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Sorare CEO shares bold vision on NFTs during Web Summit 2021 opening night

The co-founder of the French tech unicorn discussed major innovations that could come as a result of developments in the NFTs industry. 4079 Total views 37 Total shares Web Summit 2021, the biggest tech conference in the world, kicked off on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, and will last until Thursday. In an opening statement, Carlos Moedas, the mayor of Lisbon, said that “My dream is that Lisbon will be the capital of innovation in the world.”

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Everyone’s in The Sandbox: Artists, brands and creators pile into the metaverse

New ecosystem partners, attractive creator incentives and the successful completion of a $93-million funding round are a few reasons why SAND has rallied 393% in the past two weeks. 10932 Total views 59 Total shares The blockchain gaming ecosystem has seen explosive growth over the course of 2021 as nonfungible tokens (NFT) and the play-to-earn gaming model helped create new income opportunities for people around the world while also ushering in

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CME introduces micro Ether futures as ETH nears ATH above $4.4K

Micro Ether futures will become the fourth crypto derivatives product by CME and is expected to be launched on Dec. 6. 5045 Total views 47 Total shares The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), one of the world’s biggest derivatives marketplaces, continues expanding its cryptocurrency derivatives offerings by adding a new Ether (ETH)-based product. CME announced Tuesday that it is planning to launch a micro Ether futures contract, sized at 0.1 E

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Judge rejects XRP hodlers’ bid to join SEC against Ripple case as defendants

The judge ruled that the SEC would be required to launch enforcement actions against each individual XRP holder should they be allowed to participate in the case as defendants. 21973 Total views 34 Total shares There has been another twist in the ongoing battle between distributed ledger technology firm Ripple and the United State Securities and Exchange Commission. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres ruled that individuals holding the

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Illuvium, LCX and Tokemak hit new highs as Bitcoin dominance lingers

LCX, ILV, TOKE and at least 10 other altcoins hit new all-time highs alongside ETH on Nov. 3. 9341 Total views 44 Total shares During bull markets, altcoins tend to accrue gains when Bitcoin (BTC) price consolidates and run in tandem with BTC price during breakouts. This dynamic appears to be at play on Nov. 3 because multiple altcoins went parabolic at the same time that BTC made a run at $64,000 and Ether (ETH) hit a new all-time high above $4

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Price analysis 10/29: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, DOGE, SHIB, LUNA

Ethereum is outperforming Bitcoin in the short-term and the strength of ETH in its USD and BTC pair could be a sign that the entire altcoin market is on the verge of a larger rally. 36982 Total views 11 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is still in a corrective phase but Ether (ETH) has attracted strong buying, which pushed it to a new all-time high on Oct. 29. The successful Altair Beacon chain upgrade seems to have boosted sentiment and it also paves

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Bitcoin set for record monthly close with BTC price still below ‘worst case scenario’

$60,000 would be a monthly record, but longstanding analysis demands a minimum of $63,000 by the start of November. 20823 Total views 63 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) delivered fresh retests of $60,000 support on Oct. 31 with a matter of hours left until the crucial monthly close. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Record monthly close hangs by a thread Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed lackl

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6 Questions for Yoni Assia of eToro

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Yoni Assia, the co-founder and CEO of eToro. Yoni Assia is the co-founder and CEO of eToro, the social investing network with over 23 million registered users from more than 100 countries. Yoni is widely acknowledged as a crypto pioneer, having co-written the Colored Coins white paper with E

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Sorare CEO shares bold vision on NFTs during Web Summit 2021 opening night

The co-founder of the French tech unicorn discussed major innovations that could come as a result of developments in the NFTs industry. 3151 Total views 63 Total shares Web Summit 2021, the biggest tech conference in the world, kicked off on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, and will last until Thursday. In an opening statement, Carlos Moedas, the mayor of Lisbon, said that “My dream is that Lisbon will be the capital of innovation in the world.”

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Price analysis 11/1: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, SHIB, DOGE, LUNA

Bitcoin and Ether closed October on a strong note, increasing the possibility that the rally will pick up pace in November. 19332 Total views 78 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) had their highest monthly close ever in October, indicating strong momentum that favors buyers. The focus now shifts to November, which has been largely bullish for Bitcoin. Since 2013, Bitcoin has closed November in the red on only two occasions, in 2018 and 2

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Ethereum’s new all-time high prepares ETH for 'continuation to $5,000'

Analysts say multiple factors point toward ETH rallying to $5,000 and BTC is not expected to encounter significant resistance until $85,000. 18560 Total views 190 Total shares The cryptocurrency market is in high spirits on Oct. 29 after bulls managed to lift the price of Bitcoin (BTC) back near the $63,000 support zone and Ether (ETH) has established a new all-time high at $4,460.  ETH/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView Here's what a

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Bakkt stock goes parabolic, GBTC outpaces BITO ETF and Tom Brady offers 1 BTC for 600th touchdown ball: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 24-30

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bakkt shares skyrocket after partnering with Mastercard and Fiserv On Monday, the share price of the Intercontinental Exchange-backed crypto services company Bakkt (BKKT) surged 120% on

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Ethereum hits new ATH after Altair upgrade shows clear path to the merge

The price of ETH has been on a bullish tear recently. After dropping to around $1,780 on July 21, it has since gained 147% to sit at around $4,400. 21587 Total views 108 Total shares The price of Ether (ETH) has bounced to a new all-time high (ATH) on Friday as it hit $4,400.97 at around 1:02 am UTC, according to the ETH/USD price indexes on Coinbase and CoinMarketCap. At the time of writing, ETH is currently priced at $4,380, with the asset sur

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Bitcoin eyes third weekly close above $60K as Ethereum fuels new altcoin market cap record

ETH hits all-time highs, giving altcoins their moment in the spotlight as Bitcoin consolidates just below its "worst case scenario" monthly close target. 11687 Total views 63 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) preserved $61,000 into the weekend after “aggressive” buying on Coinbase sparked multi-day highs. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Coinbase BTC buyers step up Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView

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Secret, Curve and Shiba Inu gains suggest that altseason is coming

SCRT and SHIB surge to new highs, while CRV’s rally breaks a nearly year-long sideways trend. 52277 Total views 69 Total shares Calls for an altseason continue to grow louder as the price action in the altcoin market has been on the rise for a few days. Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC) continues to consolidate below its all-time high near the $62,000 support level.  Oftentimes, moves in altcoins center around one specific sector of tokens, such as me

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Bitcoin price dips below $62K as smart money keeps an eye on ETF inflows

Mixed emotions mount around the expected launch of the third U.S. regulated Bitcoin ETF, as analysis predicts a "copy-paste" 2021 bull run for altcoins. 10347 Total views 50 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $62,000 on Oct. 26 as the expected launch of the third United States regulated exchange-traded fund (ETF) failed to budge the sideways price action. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView $61,600 support target

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Binance Smart Chain surpasses 1.5 billion lifetime transactions

The world's third-largest cryptocurrency continues to gain traction across the globe. 2607 Total views 25 Total shares Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, tweeted on Oct. 26 that the cumulative number of transactions on its Binance Smart Chain (BNB) has surpassed 1.5 billion. The network achieved this milestone a mere 14 months after its launch on Aug. 31, 2020.  According to BscScan, the daily number of transactions

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Eth2’s Altair upgrade goes off smoothly, with 98.7% of nodes now upgraded

The Altair update will introduce Beacon Chain to the Ethereum mainnet. 9290 Total views 97 Total shares The Ethereum 2.0 Altair Beacon Chain update has gotten off to a successful start, with 98.7% of nodes already upgraded.  On Wednesday, Eth2 developer Preston Vanloon tweeted that the Altair upgrade had been “activated successfully.” Altair is the first upgrade to the Beacon Chain since it went online in December 2020 and is likely the l

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SHIB plummets 20% as Elon Musk reveals he owns none

SHIB quickly crashed 20% as Tesla CEO and dog-token proselytizer Elon Musk announced he owns none of the canine-themed coins. 20573 Total views 38 Total shares Shiba Inu (SHIB), the recently surging Dogecoin-inspired ERC-20 coin, suffered a 20% retracement in two hours as Tesla founder and hypothetical DOGE CEO Elon Musk announced to Twitter that he doesn’t hold any Shiba Inu tokens. The retracement came after SHIB surged past its previous all

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Proshares’ Bitcoin ETF sees $1B in first day volume, BTC price hits new high, and Coinbase partners with NBA and WNBA: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 17-23

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin officially hits new all-time high above $65K Bitcoin (BTC) surged to new all-time highs this week, breaking the former ceiling of $64,900 from April as the asset went into price

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YouTube channels hacked and rebranded for live-streaming crypto scams

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) attributes the attacks to a group of hackers recruited in a Russian-speaking forum that sells the hacked YouTube channels to the highest bidder. 11352 Total views 87 Total shares A new report shared by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) highlights an ongoing phishing campaign against YouTube creators, typically resulting in the compromise and sale of channels for broadcasting cryptocurrency scams. The T

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Judge rejects XRP hodlers’ bid to join SEC against Ripple case as defendants

The judge ruled that the SEC would be required to launch enforcement actions against each individual XRP holder should they be allowed to participate in the case as defendants. 21719 Total views 34 Total shares There has been another twist in the ongoing battle between distributed ledger technology firm Ripple and the United State Securities and Exchange Commission. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres ruled that individuals holding the

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Analysts hold their $250K Bitcoin price target even as BTC falls below $60K

Crypto markets take a turn for the worse after hitting record highs earlier in the week, with Bitcoin down 6% near the $60,000 level. 31631 Total views 84 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) briefly fell below $60,000 on Oct. 22 as a correction after all-time highs deepened concerns about the market's strength. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader eyes $56,000 minimum BTC buy-in Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and

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Price analysis 10/20: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, UNI

Bitcoin’s breakout to $67,000 also sent the total crypto market capitalization to a new all-time high and is a signal that altcoins could soon embark on a new uptrend. 37864 Total views 44 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) surged to a new all-time high on Oct. 20, hitting close to $67,000. Ether (ETH) also broke above its immediate resistance and has started its march toward the all-time high. This pushed the total market capitalization of the crypto

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Crypto market cap hits new all-time high as BTC, ETH soar

Bullish momentum has returned to the cryptocurrency market, with Bitcoin leading the charge towards new all-time highs. 7639 Total views 108 Total shares The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies rose to new all-time highs on Wednesday, capping off a dramatic months-long recovery that reaffirmed the bullish narrative for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). The crypto market cap — an important barometer for the overall health of the di

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Fear not, investor: Finding stability amid crypto market volatility

Volatility in the crypto markets is here to stay. Thus, understanding the utility, necessity and long-term viability of projects is crucial. 5939 Total views 57 Total shares In a calendar year, the total crypto market capitalization more than quadrupled from $361 billion to more than $1 trillion in January — reaching an all-time high of around $2.6 trillion in May. Just weeks later, more than $800 million was wiped off of the total crypto mark

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Inflation fears or ETF driving Bitcoin price? The Market Report is live with Big Cheds

“The Market Report” with Cointelegraph is live right now with special guest Big Cheds, a professional trader and one of the founding analysts of Bitcoin Live. 3775 Total views 50 Total shares Join Cointelegraph host and analyst Benton Yaun alongside resident market experts Jordan Finneseth and Marcel Pechman as they break down the latest news in the markets this week. Here’s what to expect in this week’s markets news breakdown: Is the Bitcoin (BTC) excha

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Ripple and Nelnet launch $44M fund for carbon-negative crypto industry

Ripple has contributed the majority of a $44-million fund to support solar energy projects across the United States. 7464 Total views 67 Total shares Blockchain payments firm Ripple has announced a $44-million environmental, social and governance (ESG) joint venture partnership with fintech provider Nelnet Renewable Energy to fund the adoption of environmentally conscious solar energy initiatives across the United States.  According to the anno

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6 Questions for Jennifer Wines of Fidelity Private Wealth Management

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Jennifer Wines, vice president of Fidelity Private Wealth Management . Jen grew up between Mexico, Canada and the United States. Academics brought her to Boston, where she attended law school and passed the bar exam. Jen started her career at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management and late

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