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SEC could approve Bitcoin futures ETF in October, analysts predict

“A launch could come as soon as October, and we believe the SEC should permit several at once to avoid handing out a first-mover advantage,” Bloomberg ETF analysts said. 6369 Total views 21 Total shares The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to approve a Bitcoin (BTC) futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) by the end of October, according to Bloomberg ETF experts. Bloomberg ETF analysts Eric Balchunas and James Seyffart&

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Retirement Strategies

Retirement Strategies A lot of people imagine retirement as a time when they can finally do all the things they’ve been postponing for one reason or another. A number look forward to traveling and exploring exotic places or spending more time with their loved ones. Others plan on starting their own businesses or a new career in a completely diverse field. Whatever retirement denotes in a person, each and everyone one of them is going to need money to fulfill their dreams. But will

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Ethereum 2.0 set to undergo first hard fork upgrade

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin published a plan on Monday for the first hard fork of the new Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain, tentatively named HF1. The hard fork would allow the developers to introduce several key upgrades to the recently launched Beacon Chain, which would also serve as a useful test for deeper changes in the future. The biggest practical change is the support for light clients — nodes that would have minimal resource requirements and could run on mobile devices.

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, BCH, EOS, XMR, XTZ

Demand and supply metrics determine the price of an asset and data from Glassnode, an on-chain data firm, shows that Bitcoin’s (BTC) liquid supply has been decreasing since June 2020. This signals that traders owning Bitcoin are not selling their holdings. While the supply is shrinking, demand has been going up in the past few months as an increasing number of institutional investors have been buying Bitcoin. Bloomberg recently reported that Morgan Stanley Investment Management’

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Best Retirement Planning Software-how To Find The Right Software For You

Best Retirement Planning Software-how To Find The Right Software For You What’s the best retirement planning software to help you achieve your retirement goals? Most of the retirement planning finance software is very simple to use, and offers a clear cut formula to mapping out your retirement plan-something most people don’t do until too late. Numerous retirement planning software programs are being sold today, which can often times make it difficult to choose the best one for yo

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USDT-settled futures contracts are gaining popularity, here’s why

When BitMEX launched its Bitcoin (BTC) perpetual futures market in 2016, it created a new paradigm for cryptocurrency traders. Although this was not the first platform to offer BTC-settled inverse swaps, BitMEX brought usability and liquidity to a broader audience of investors. BitMEX contracts did not involve fiat or stablecoins and even though the reference price was calculated in USD all profits and losses were paid in BTC. Fast forward to 2021, and the Tether (USDT) settled cont

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Why some cryptocurrencies are worth $40,000, while others stay at $0.40

At the time of publication, one Bitcoin (BTC) values $47,247, while one Dogecoin (DOGE) is worth around $0.068. If you are new to crypto or markets, you may initially think: Hey, DOGE is cheaper than Bitcoin, and if it picks up enough steam, maybe it could catch up to BTC and rise over $20,000, too. This way of thinking, however, is illogical. Why? Market capitalization and asset supply.  Market cap is the combined dollar value of an asset’s circulating supply. It changes as the

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0x takes initial steps towards decentralizing governance

In a post today on their governance and research forums, the team behind decentralized finance (DeFi) DEX protocol 0x announced initial plans to decentralize their governance by creating a “community-owned treasury seed-funded by 0x Labs.” “As we continue our mission to create a tokenized world where all value can flow freely, 0x Labs intends to experiment with seed-funding a community treasury managed by a DAO,” reads the post. “To establish the DAO, 0x Labs will identify

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Bitcoin loses $48K as analysts eye next zones for a potential BTC price bounce

It could take $44,000 or $40,600 before Bitcoin bulls take back control in what is nevertheless a welcome correction for BTC/USD. 24799 Total views 87 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) headed down to test new support on Wednesday after a breakdown of bullish trajectory sparked predictions of $44,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Old resistance provides a backdrop for BTC price rethink Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and T

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Who takes gold in the crypto and blockchain Olympics?

Every four years (usually), the world comes together in a celebration of sport and competition at the Olympic Games. In the spirit of Tokyo 2020, let’s look at countries that are deserving of gold medals across different spheres of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. The variety of sports featured at the Olympics have changed over the years, and the current summer Olympics in Japan features a total of 33 different sports. Exciting competitions like skateboarding and surfing were ad

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23 and counting: VanEck and ProShares file for ETH futures ETFs

The latest two filings bring the total number of ETF applications this year to 23. 3893 Total views 384 Total shares Two more Ether (ETH)-based exchange-traded funds have been filed this week, bringing the total to 23 crypto ETF filings so far in 2021. VanEck and ProShares are the latest firms to reveal plans for institutional products focused on Ethereum. According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, VanEck is see

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How will regulatory troubles and mandatory KYC impact Binance Coin (BNB) price?

Data shows traders have mixed emotions about BNB’s future, given Binance’s regulatory troubles and new mandatory KYC policy. 12255 Total views 182 Total shares Binance Coin (BNB) rallied 30% in two weeks, but the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization seems to be struggling to break the $450 resistance. Coincidently, this is the same top from June 3, which was followed by a 48% correction down to $225. Given the similarity o

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Five DeFi projects and Kraken tip in $250K each to support Eth2 client teams

The Ethereum Foundation will pass the donations on to open-source developer teams including Besu, Erigon, Geth, Nimbus and Nethermind. 5427 Total views 74 Total shares A group of DeFi projects and U.S. crypto exchange Kraken have donated $250,000 each to the Ethereum Foundation to support client teams working on the Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 upgrade. On Aug. 24 the Ethereum Foundation announced that the donations were made by Kraken, Compound Grants, L

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Crypto City: Guide to Melbourne

This “Crypto City” guide looks at Melbourne’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’s even a short history with all the juicy details of famous controversies and collapses. Fast facts City: Melbourne Country: Australia Population: 5.15M Established: 1835 Language: English Australia’s second-largest city may lack Sydney’s amazin

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Traders pile into altcoins after Bitcoin price bounces at a key support

Protocol upgrades and a new cross-chain Ethereum bridge back the rally in TLOS, GNO and ALPHA. 8706 Total views 38 Total shares The wider crypto market has a wait-and-see feel to it on Aug. 25 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) dipped to $47,360 before rebounding off the lower support of the ascending channel to reclaim the $48,000 level.  Despite the swift turnaround, analysts are still wary and well-known financial analyst John Bollinger warned i

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Swiss B2B bank InCore launches new tokenization tool using Tezos

InCore Bank has also announced the upcoming launch of Tezos custody, staking and trading services targeting financial institutions. 5396 Total views 35 Total shares Deutsche Boerse-backed digital asset firm Crypto Finance AG and Swiss business-to-business transaction bank InCore are launching a new tokenization tool based on the Tezos blockchain. InCore Bank officially announced on Tuesday a new collaboration with Crypto Finance AG and Swiss I

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Walmart seeks crypto product lead, Dogecoin Foundation returns, Coinbase amasses $4B war chest: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 15-21

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 Walmart seeks crypto product lead to drive digital currency strategy On Aug. 16, it was reported that U.S. retail giant Walmart was seeking out an experienced crypto expert who can develop and

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Price analysis 8/23: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, DOGE, DOT, SOL, UNI, BCH

Select altcoins are likely to move higher even as Bitcoin price takes a breather after hitting $50,000 for the first time in months. 36538 Total views 36 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) rallied above the psychological hurdle at $50,000 today for the first time since May 15. The sharp rally of the past few days has turned the sentiment bullish, with many expecting the resumption of the bull run. Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano told C

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Price analysis 8/20: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, DOGE, DOT, SOL, UNI, BCH

Bitcoin has resumed its move toward $50,000 and this is likely to send altcoin prices higher. 55768 Total views 73 Total shares Wells Fargo, in partnership with NYDIG and alternative assets manager FS Investments, has registered a new investment fund dubbed “FS NYDIG BITCOIN FUND I,” which will offer the bank’s wealthy clients an opportunity to gain indirect exposure to Bitcoin (BTC).  In another sign of growing institutional interest, fi

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1,000 true fans? Just two will do with NFTs: Li Jin of Atelier

It was once said that the internet would make it possible for anyone with 1,000 fans to make a living, but Li Jin believes that in the age of NFTs, one or two serious supporters may be enough. Jin is a flag bearer for the “passion economy,” which she describes as an economic system that allows and encourages people to make money while following their passions. For Jin, NFTs are a new tool that helps creators in the passion economy reach their “true fans” and form lasting relationships

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Coinbase will buy $500M in crypto and invest 10% of all future profits in digital assets

CEO Brian Armstrong expects the percentage of profits spent on cryptos to grow over time. 11866 Total views 62 Total shares Leading United States exchange by trade volume Coinbase has revealed plans to add half a billion dollars worth of crypto to its balance sheet. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced that the company’s board had approved the crypto spending spree in a Friday tweet, adding that Coinbase also plans to invest 10% of all prof

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Solana hits record high with SOL price up over 218% in six weeks — What's behind the rally?

SOL price keeps rising as the U.S. securities regulator registered a Solana-centric fund for institutional investors and crypto market data network Pyth announced going live on the Solana blockchain. 10545 Total views 451 Total shares Solana (SOL) prices printed another milestone of nearly $85 high on Aug. 27 as traders assessed a flurry of optimistic fundamentals, including Solana's potential foray into Wall Street. On Aug. 24, digital asset ma

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Altcoin Roundup: Layer-one protocols chip away at Ethereum’s dominance.

Layer-one projects register a steady inflow of new users as the cost of using the Ethereum network gives projects like Avalanche and Cardano room to gain a foothold in the market. 9951 Total views 64 Total shares The rise of decentralized finance and nonfungible tokens has transformed the blockchain ecosystem and generated near unimaginable riches for investors, but none of this would be possible without the strong foundation offered by layer-on

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Bitcoin in line for 'phenomenal' weekly close if BTC price holds $49K

The final hurdle for Bitcoin bulls this week could still cancel out recent losses if downward BTC pressure stays away. 9802 Total views 337 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) held $49,000 on Aug. 28 after the United States Federal Reserve sparked a run-up toward critical resistance. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView All eyes on $49,300 on the weekly chart Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD

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Will Polkadot save decentralized finance from Ethereum’s scaling problems?

Polkadot may beat Ethereum 2.0 in the transaction fee race. 13852 Total views 357 Total shares Web 3.0, interoperability and layer zero are all terms tossed around when describing Polkadot. But what do they mean, and how will they impact the internet and cryptocurrency market? Cointelegraph Research’s new report explores how Polkadot is tackling distributed ledger scalability and centralization of the web simultaneously.  For starters, imagin

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XRP price skyrockets by 17% as double bottom chart pattern takes shape

Ripple’s XRP token is in the middle of a bullish breakout, which could open the door to $1 next. 21597 Total views 287 Total shares XRP’s price swung higher on Wednesday as its parent company, Ripple, entered an agreement with SBI Remit to back a remittance corridor from Japan to the Philippines. Positive news boosts XRP’s price The Ripple blockchain’s native cryptocurrency, also ranked as the sixth-largest digital asset by market capit

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The crypto effect: Trading altcoins at the edge of addiction

Am I the only person who sees cryptocurrency charts when I shut my eyes, hovering just beyond the limits of my focus like an old TV set that’s been permanently burned in by a paused video game? Am I alone in spotting elements of token names, logos and symbols in food packaging at the supermarket?  Or are you also catching fleeting glimpses of crypto candlesticks hidden among the everyday objects before you or just beyond the edge of your vision? These neon mirages scorched into

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Chainlink (LINK) looks for momentum while pro traders target $40

LINK price is struggling to maintain its bullish momentum, but derivatives data shows a clear path to $40 in the long term. 12607 Total views 464 Total shares Chainlink is the leading oracle provider, and the project has onboarded over 281 crypto projects in 2021. Some of these include heavyweights, like Huobi's ECO Chain, the Hedera Governing Council and Alchemix.  Launched in October 2020, Chainlink's verifiable randomness function, or VRF, h

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3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price has gained 85% this month

Major protocol improvements, attractive staking rewards and real-world adoption from banks back the current bullish price action seen in XTZ. 13585 Total views 415 Total shares The Ethereum (ETH) network is currently the dominant layer-one protocol in terms of smart contract deployment and active users, but the race to become the 'world’s computer' is far from settled because competing protocols are gaining traction by offering solutions to hi

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DeFi TVL hits a record $157B as Ethereum competitors attract investors

Interoperability-focused projects that offer cross-chain bridges and lucrative liquidity mining pools are seeing an influx of funds right as DeFi’s TVL hits a new all-time high. 8918 Total views 181 Total shares Altcoins and decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens have been on a tear for the last two weeks and, as the end of August approaches, many projects are seeing their tokens reach all-time highs. Data shows that a majority of the top-10 DeF

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Walmart seeks crypto product lead, Dogecoin Foundation returns, Coinbase amasses $4B war chest: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 15-21

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 Walmart seeks crypto product lead to drive digital currency strategy On Aug. 16, it was reported that U.S. retail giant Walmart was seeking out an experienced crypto expert who can develop and

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SEC wants ‘terabytes’ of Slack communications from Ripple

The SEC said that the previous production of Slack messages from Ripple was incomplete, and a massive quantity of data has not been collected. 15242 Total views 209 Total shares The legal battle between the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC and blockchain-based payments firm Ripple continues, with the regulator wanting further access to Ripple’s internal communications. The SEC filed a motion with the Southern District of New Y

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Cosmos (ATOM) rallies after launching a cross-chain bridge and wrapped Bitcoin

ATOM price booked triple-digit gains after the network built out its DeFi ecosystem and works on cross-chain bridges for ETH and BTC. 13841 Total views 481 Total shares Momentum for the top layer-one protocols has been on the rise throughout August as the highly anticipated rollout of the London hard fork on the Ethereum (ETH) network has done little to address the network's high transaction fees and delayed confirmations.  One of the biggest b

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Have your stake and earn fees too: Tushar Aggarwal on double dipping in DeFi

Proof-of-stake protocols were designed to encourage users to lock up their coins, but synthetic assets are circumventing that design to allow double-dipping in DeFi.  One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Asia, Tushar Aggarwal wears many hats: He started the crypto podcast Decrypt Asia , works as a venture scout with LuneX Ventures , and runs Persistence , a platform that lets users earn liquidity rewards while they stake coins.  Aggarwal’s platform issues synthetic assets, perhaps better

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SEC could approve Bitcoin futures ETF in October, analysts predict

“A launch could come as soon as October, and we believe the SEC should permit several at once to avoid handing out a first-mover advantage,” Bloomberg ETF analysts said. 7240 Total views 21 Total shares The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to approve a Bitcoin (BTC) futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) by the end of October, according to Bloomberg ETF experts. Bloomberg ETF analysts Eric Balchunas and James Seyffart 

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US Congress submits 18 crypto bills in 2021, Visa buys $150K CryptoPunk, MicroStrategy snaps up more BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 22-28

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Will Polkadot save decentralized finance from Ethereum’s scaling problems?

Polkadot may beat Ethereum 2.0 in the transaction fee race. 17353 Total views 357 Total shares Web 3.0, interoperability and layer zero are all terms tossed around when describing Polkadot. But what do they mean, and how will they impact the internet and cryptocurrency market? Cointelegraph Research’s new report explores how Polkadot is tackling distributed ledger scalability and centralization of the web simultaneously.  For starters, imagin

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, LUNA, VET, XTZ

Bitcoin’s consolidation near $50,000 reflects a steady market and this could attract buyers to altcoins like ADA, LUNA, VET and XTZ. 28456 Total views 265 Total shares On Aug. 27, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that the central bank will start tapering its $120 billion monthly bond purchases by the end of the year, but the interest rate hikes would have to wait until the job market and inflation pass a more stringent test. In re

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Cosmos (ATOM) rallies after launching a cross-chain bridge and wrapped Bitcoin

ATOM price booked triple-digit gains after the network built out its DeFi ecosystem and works on cross-chain bridges for ETH and BTC. 16422 Total views 80 Total shares Momentum for the top layer-one protocols has been on the rise throughout August as the highly anticipated rollout of the London hard fork on the Ethereum (ETH) network has done little to address the network's high transaction fees and delayed confirmations.  One of the biggest be

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Bitcoin loses $48K as analysts eye next zones for a potential BTC price bounce

It could take $44,000 or $40,600 before Bitcoin bulls take back control in what is nevertheless a welcome correction for BTC/USD. 31398 Total views 87 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) headed down to test new support on Wednesday after a breakdown of bullish trajectory sparked predictions of $44,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Old resistance provides a backdrop for BTC price rethink Data from Cointelegraph Markets

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Have your stake and earn fees too: Tushar Aggarwal on double dipping in DeFi

Proof-of-stake protocols were designed to encourage users to lock up their coins, but synthetic assets are circumventing that design to allow double-dipping in DeFi.  One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Asia, Tushar Aggarwal wears many hats: He started the crypto podcast Decrypt Asia , works as a venture scout with LuneX Ventures , and runs Persistence , a platform that lets users earn liquidity rewards while they stake coins.  Aggarwal’s platform issues synthetic assets, perhaps better

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In crypto, no one cares who you are: Here’s why that’s a good thing

Blockchains provide a trust-free anonymous intermediary for objective transactional actions, putting wealth transfer back in the hands of the individual and out of the hands of centralized control.   This, unsurprisingly, has stepped on the toes of a number of governments. To make matters worse, supporting this technology can be misconstrued as taking a stance against your home nation and can pose a massive risk to someone’s reputation. So, what can we do about it?  One exciting phenom

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Traders pile into altcoins after Bitcoin price bounces at a key support

Protocol upgrades and a new cross-chain Ethereum bridge back the rally in TLOS, GNO and ALPHA. 9484 Total views 38 Total shares The wider crypto market has a wait-and-see feel to it on Aug. 25 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) dipped to $47,360 before rebounding off the lower support of the ascending channel to reclaim the $48,000 level.  Despite the swift turnaround, analysts are still wary and well-known financial analyst John Bollinger warned i

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, LUNA, VET, XTZ

Bitcoin’s consolidation near $50,000 reflects a steady market, and this could attract buyers to altcoins like ADA, LUNA, VET and XTZ. 38373 Total views 403 Total shares On Aug. 27, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that the central bank will start tapering its $120 billion monthly bond purchases by the end of the year, but the interest rate hikes would have to wait until the job market and inflation pass a more stringent test. In r

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, LUNA, VET, XTZ

Bitcoin’s consolidation near $50,000 reflects a steady market, and this could attract buyers to altcoins like ADA, LUNA, VET and XTZ. 40136 Total views 403 Total shares On Aug. 27, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that the central bank will start tapering its $120 billion monthly bond purchases by the end of the year, but the interest rate hikes would have to wait until the job market and inflation pass a more stringent test. In r

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3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price has gained 85% this month

Major protocol improvements, attractive staking rewards and real-world adoption from banks back the current bullish price action seen in XTZ. 24422 Total views 415 Total shares The Ethereum (ETH) network is currently the dominant layer-one protocol in terms of smart contract deployment and active users, but the race to become the 'world’s computer' is far from settled because competing protocols are gaining traction by offering solutions to hi

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Judge allows Ripple to depose SEC official who decided ETH is not a security

Bill Hinman could be called to testify on his 2018 comments regarding Ethereum’s security status. 50185 Total views 168 Total shares San-Francisco-based fintech firm Ripple has notched up another small victory in its ongoing battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Netburn has denied the SEC’s motion to suppress the deposition of the former director of the SEC’s Division of Corporati

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London’s impact: Ethereum 2.0's staking contract becomes largest ETH holder

The aftereffects of the London upgrade begin to emerge as the Eth2 staking contract becomes the single largest Ether holder. 11915 Total views 359 Total shares Recently, the Ethereum network reached a new staking milestone. On Aug. 17, the Ethereum 2.0 staking contract became the single largest holder of Ether (ETH), surpassing Wrapped Ether (WETH). According to data from Etherscan, the Eth2 deposit contract now holds over 7.14 million Ether tok

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CELO, Fantom and Keep3rV1 rally after liquidity mining programs launch

Newly launched incentive programs and protocol upgrades were followed by 50% rallies in CELO, FTM and KP3R. 6484 Total views 96 Total shares The cryptocurrency market once again finds itself waiting for some form of catalyst to get the prices moving, and this week commenced with the market moving sideways as Bitcoin (BTC) struggles to find its footing near $48,000.  Several altcoins have managed to break free of the wider market malaise and pos

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Ethereum traders expect volatility ahead of Friday’s $820M options expiry

Overly-confident Ethereum options traders are nervously watching the $3,200 level ahead of this week’s $800 million ETH options expiry. 34387 Total views 28 Total shares Ether (ETH) will face a critical $820 million monthly options expiry on Friday, Aug. 27. That will be the first time that $3,000 and higher options will have a real fighting chance, even though bulls seem to have missed a good opportunity to dominate the expiry because they we

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3 ways traders use Bitcoin futures to generate profit

Most traders think futures contracts are only used to place ultra risky high leverage bets, but the instruments actually have a variety of uses. 20406 Total views 215 Total shares Whenever there's data out on futures contracts liquidation, many novice investors and analysts instinctively conclude that it's degenerate gamblers using high leverage or other risky instruments. There's no doubt that some derivatives exchanges are known for incentiviz

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Have your stake and earn fees too: Tushar Aggarwal on double dipping in DeFi

Proof-of-stake protocols were designed to encourage users to lock up their coins, but synthetic assets are circumventing that design to allow double-dipping in DeFi.  One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Asia, Tushar Aggarwal wears many hats: He started the crypto podcast Decrypt Asia , works as a venture scout with LuneX Ventures , and runs Persistence , a platform that lets users earn liquidity rewards while they stake coins.  Aggarwal’s platform issues synthetic assets, perhaps better

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Crypto leaders are obsessed with life extension. Here’s why

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is on a mission to make humans immortal. Buterin, 27, proposes the idea that “aging is an engineering problem.”  He is not alone in his combined interest in Bitcoin and biohacking. Famous biomedical aging researcher Aubrey de Grey, Xanadu architect and Agoric chief scientist Mark Miller, Bitcoin Cash billionaire Roger Ver and former chief technology officer of Coinbase and a16z general partner Balaji Srinivasan, are all fascinated by the pursuit of lon

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DeFi TVL hits a record $157B as Ethereum competitors attract investors

Interoperability-focused projects that offer cross-chain bridges and lucrative liquidity mining pools are seeing an influx of funds right as DeFi’s TVL hits a new all-time high. 9537 Total views 181 Total shares Altcoins and decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens have been on a tear for the last two weeks and, as the end of August approaches, many projects are seeing their tokens reach all-time highs. Data shows that a majority of the top-10 DeF

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XinFin (XDC) hits a new ATH after fresh partnerships and exchange listings

XDC price soared to a new all-time high shortly after a round of new partnerships, protocol integrations and exchange listings. 10533 Total views 98 Total shares Enterprise adoption of blockchain technology is an important long-term goal of the cryptocurrency community because the integration of digital currencies with daily business activities will bring new users into the ecosystem and provide a boost to on-chain activity. One protocol that ha

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Cream Finance to repay stolen Ether and Amp via protocol fees

Cream Finance has identified the AMP integration error that caused a nearly $19 million loss for the protocol and aims to pay users back. 2212 Total views 31 Total shares Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Cream Finance will pay back its users following a $18.8 million flash loan hack that occurred on Aug. 30. Cream has published a post-mortem to the AMP flash loan exploit, promising to replace the stolen Ether (ETH) and Amp (AMP) tokens by a

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Price analysis 8/27: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, DOGE, DOT, SOL, UNI, LUNA

Bitcoin and altcoins saw a strong bounce off their respective support levels, a sign that traders are still buying on dips. 31745 Total views 10 Total shares Asset managers and companies currently hold over 6% of Bitcoin’s (BTC) circulating supply, according to Buy Bitcoin Worldwide. A breakdown of the data shows that Bitcoin fund issuers and asset managers hold about 4%, public companies account for nearly 1% and private companies own roughly

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka shows interest in Dogecoin, launches NFT

Osaka has been in talks with her agent about cryptocurrencies after reading about Dogecoin on Twitter. 7737 Total views 61 Total shares Naomi Osaka, a top professional tennis player from Japan, has been open about diversifying her investments in cryptocurrency after noticing the hype around Dogecoin (DOGE), which was primarily led by Elon Musk. In a recent Bloomberg interview, Osaka revealed that she has been in talks with her agent about crypto

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Is Ethereum’s rally signaling the next bull market phase for Bitcoin above $50K?

Ether showing strength, while Bitcoin is consolidating in a range beneath $50,000. 23482 Total views 150 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) has been seeing some consolidation below $50,000 as a psychological barrier. However, during this pullback, several big altcoins have been surging in price, suggesting that the alt season isn’t over yet. Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s price faces a crucial resistance to break through, while Ether (ETH) is already cracking

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Former US president calls crypto a 'disaster waiting to happen'

He seemingly dismissed the crypto market's potential in favor of strengthening the U.S. dollar in a recent interview. 18260 Total views 68 Total shares In an interview with Fox Business released on Tuesday, former United States President Donald Trump was questioned about his views on the health of the Wall Street markets, the current administration's progress and the potential of Bitcoin (BTC) and the cryptocurrency market. In response to the la

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US Congress submits 18 crypto bills in 2021, Visa buys $150K CryptoPunk, MicroStrategy snaps up more BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 22-28

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 Congress has put forward 18 bills on digital assets in 2021 so far The U.S. Congress has been ramping up its efforts to provide a regulatory framework for crypto in 2021 and has put forward

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CELO, Fantom and Keep3rV1 rally after liquidity mining programs launch

Newly launched incentive programs and protocol upgrades were followed by 50% rallies in CELO, FTM and KP3R. 7883 Total views 96 Total shares The cryptocurrency market once again finds itself waiting for some form of catalyst to get the prices moving, and this week commenced with the market moving sideways as Bitcoin (BTC) struggles to find its footing near $48,000.  Several altcoins have managed to break free of the wider market malaise and pos

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Ethereum price breaks $3,500 and hits 3-month highs against Bitcoin

The second-largest cryptocurrency reaches its best levels against Bitcoin and the dollar in more than three months. 24702 Total views 155 Total shares Ethereum’s native asset, Ether (ETH), has extended its rally on Wednesday to log multi-month highs against Bitcoin (BTC) and the United States dollar. The ETH/BTC exchange rate rose 3.13% to hit 0.07475 for the first time since June 9. Meanwhile, bids for ETH/USD climbed 3.4% to $3,546, the high

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Data suggests UNI is 36% overvalued and SUSHI is trading at a discount

An exchange token valuation methodology suggests that SUSHI is trading at a 33% discount and that UNI’s price is 36% overvalued. 9439 Total views 70 Total shares Just looking at Binance Coin’s (BNB) reported market capitalization, one might conclude that the token is the dominant asset when compared to other exchange tokens. Although there is no direct relationship between Binance’s exchange volume (or revenue) and token economics, traders

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Have your stake and earn fees too: Tushar Aggarwal on double dipping in DeFi

Proof-of-stake protocols were designed to encourage users to lock up their coins, but synthetic assets are circumventing that design to allow double-dipping in DeFi.  One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Asia, Tushar Aggarwal wears many hats: He started the crypto podcast Decrypt Asia , works as a venture scout with LuneX Ventures , and runs Persistence , a platform that lets users earn liquidity rewards while they stake coins.  Aggarwal’s platform issues synthetic assets, perhaps better

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Traders use this classic trading pattern to determine when to ‘buy the dip’

Ascending channels provide a steady signal on the strength of an uptrend and the optimal levels to open positions during a pullback. 16278 Total views 62 Total shares Traders use various technical analysis tools to identify emerging trends and profitably trade that direction. One popular trend-defining pattern that traders often rely on is called the price channel.  An ‘ascending channel’ or a “bullish price channel” is formed by drawin

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It probably came as little surprise last year when crypto intelligence firm Chainalysis declared East Asia “the world’s largest cryptocurrency market,” accounting for 31% of all cryptocurrency transacted during the previous 12 months. The region has a broad base of retail users along with a solid foundation of crypto traders and institutions, and China alone was at the time mining around two-thirds of all the Bitcoin in the world.  In July 2021, Fidelity Digital Assets surveyed 1

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Bitcoin price continues to press higher within its range and altcoins broke out after ETH rose above a key resistance level. 34710 Total views 221 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to break above $50,000 but analysts remain confident due to strong on-chain metrics. Analyst Willy Woo believes that investors have been accumulating Bitcoin and a break above $50,000 could result in a quick up-move to $60,000. Another positive voice was that o

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The definition of a crypto wallet should be broadened and applicable to Web 3.0 and the entire decentralized technology industry. 6376 Total views 131 Total shares Digital wallets are software constructs that mimic physical wallets and provide the functionality of storing, using and categorizing payment instruments. The journey of digital wallets started with payments and morphed to other forms of stubs such as digital passes, tickets and boardi

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BTC price action stays frustratingly dull as altcoins take the chance to put in a serious performance, led by Ether. 21783 Total views 62 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) revisited weekly lows on Wednesday as the new month got underway with a fizzle rather than a bang. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin lingers in “price stability” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD hitting lo

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Bitcoin’s consolidation near $50,000 reflects a steady market, and this could attract buyers to altcoins like ADA, LUNA, VET and XTZ. 50809 Total views 403 Total shares On Aug. 27, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that the central bank will start tapering its $120 billion monthly bond purchases by the end of the year, but the interest rate hikes would have to wait until the job market and inflation pass a more stringent test. In r

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Altcoins have made big gains on the total market share of the cryptocurrency markets, but JPMorgan analysts have concerns. 20522 Total views 53 Total shares JPMorgan analysts have warned clients that cryptocurrency markets are looking frothy after the August trading boom saw spot market trading volumes once again top $1 trillion.  In a note to clients reported by Markets Insider, the JPMorgan analysts suggested valuations in crypto markets, es

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US Congress submits 18 crypto bills in 2021, Visa buys $150K CryptoPunk, MicroStrategy snaps up more BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 22-28

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This week’s sharp rally in Bitcoin and Ether signals that bulls are back in control and altcoins are likely to follow. 35682 Total views 68 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) finally broke above the $50,500 resistance and Ether (ETH) has risen above the $4,000 mark. This suggests that there is growing interest in cryptocurrencies and several legacy finance companies are initiating steps to tap into this increasing demand. One of the world’s largest

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He seemingly dismissed the crypto market's potential in favor of strengthening the U.S. dollar in a recent interview. 18856 Total views 68 Total shares In an interview with Fox Business released on Tuesday, former United States President Donald Trump was questioned about his views on the health of the Wall Street markets, the current administration's progress and the potential of Bitcoin (BTC) and the cryptocurrency market. In response to the la

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The SOL price rally also appeared in the wake of “Ignition,” a global hackathon to build new platforms on the Solana blockchain. 38415 Total views 114 Total shares Solana (SOL) started Friday at a new record high as investors continued to bet positively on its success in the decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFT) sector. The SOL/USD exchange rate reached $146.28 for the first time in history, following a 35% month-to-date

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If you thought remote work was game-changing, wait until video game work gains traction. Blockchain-based NFT games such as Axie Infinity and Splinterlands have demonstrated that a play-to-earn business model has the potential to revolutionize the gaming industry. Pandora’s box has been opened, so to speak, and play-to-earn is here to stay. There are already people logging on to an online video game to spend their days earning a living. In this piece, we will explore what a world where earn

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The “rising popularity” of initial coin offerings is considered the main reason for growing scams and exploits among retail investors. 6111 Total views 24 Total shares The United States Securities and Exchange Commission published a new alert about investment scams related to digital assets and cryptocurrency.  The announcement, shared by the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Division of Enforcement’s Retail Strate

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FTT price soared to a new all-time high after the FTX exchange added LedgerX to its ever-expanding list of acquisitions and partnerships. 5853 Total views 60 Total shares Real-world adoption and brand awareness are one of the best ways for a blockchain project to increase its value and attract new users to its ecosystem.  One project that has seen massive growth throughout 2021 thanks to its increasing public exposure and exciting protocol laun

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Ripple files motion to expose XRP holdings of SEC employees

The court has reportedly given the U.S. SEC until Sept. 3 to respond to Ripple’s motion to compel the authority to provide data on its employees’ XRP holdings. 26363 Total views 271 Total shares Ripple has filed a motion to compel the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose its internal cryptocurrency trading policies as part of the ongoing legal battle with the securities regulator. James Filan, an attorney closely foll

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This week’s sharp rally in Bitcoin and Ether signals that bulls are back in control and altcoins are likely to follow. 56794 Total views 68 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) finally broke above the $50,500 resistance and Ether (ETH) has risen above the $4,000 mark. This suggests that there is growing interest in cryptocurrencies and several legacy finance companies are initiating steps to tap into this increasing demand. One of the world’s largest

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Bitcoin price continues to press higher within its range and altcoins broke out after ETH rose above a key resistance level. 39831 Total views 221 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to break above $50,000 but analysts remain confident due to strong on-chain metrics. Analyst Willy Woo believes that investors have been accumulating Bitcoin and a break above $50,000 could result in a quick up-move to $60,000. Another positive voice was that o

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Proof-of-stake protocols were designed to encourage users to lock up their coins, but synthetic assets are circumventing that design to allow double-dipping in DeFi.  One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Asia, Tushar Aggarwal wears many hats: He started the crypto podcast Decrypt Asia , works as a venture scout with LuneX Ventures , and runs Persistence , a platform that lets users earn liquidity rewards while they stake coins.  Aggarwal’s platform issues synthetic assets, perhaps better

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There’s a firm sense of “alt season” across crypto markets Thursday, with one analyst calling the next phase of a “super bull cycle.” 41053 Total views 198 Total shares Cardano’s ADA token surged to new all-time highs on Thursday as an altcoin comeback gripped cryptocurrency markets. ADA/USD 1-day candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView Cardano joins Ether in serious gains Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView

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On-chain data is showing more and more similarities to mid- and late-2020 — the springboard period for the Ether and Bitcoin bull market. 15151 Total views 71 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) have started showing “remarkable” bullish divergences that echo the start of bullish price trends. That’s according to the latest data collected by on-chain analytics firm Glassnode this week. BTC, ETH data mimics “mid to late 2020” I

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The latest bout of buying has pushed SOL/USD’s quarter-to-date gains up by more than 450%. 13063 Total views 70 Total shares Solana (SOL) bulls have largely ignored its overvaluation risks as the blockchain asset goes after another milestone price level. The SOL/USD exchange rate almost reached $200 on Tuesday as investors continued to treat Solana as a long-term competitor to Ethereum, the world’s leading smart contracts platform. More bu

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XRP price has bounced back from its July lows but some indicators are starting to suggest that the rally is due for a pullback. 72366 Total views 10 Total shares XRP price almost surged to its three-month high following a strong uptrend continuation on Aug. 14. Nevertheless, its wild weekly run-up triggered overvaluation risks, thus raising possibilities of an imminent price pullback. In detail, the XRP/USD exchange popped 11.78% higher to rea

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This week’s sharp rally in Bitcoin and Ether signals that bulls are back in control and altcoins are likely to follow. 59439 Total views 68 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) finally broke above the $50,500 resistance and Ether (ETH) has risen above the $4,000 mark. This suggests that there is growing interest in cryptocurrencies and several legacy finance companies are initiating steps to tap into this increasing demand. One of the world’s largest

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To read Part 1 of “How to prepare for the end of the bull run,” click here. So, you’ve made a million bucks this cycle and you’re trying to work out how to transform those life-changing gains into money in the real world before the inevitable crash. But at the same time, you don’t want to sell now and miss out on potential upside. So, what should you do? For Quantum Economics founder Mati Greenspan, the answer is simple: Be optimistic. He’s not an advocate of trying to ti

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Judge allows Ripple to depose SEC official who decided ETH is not a security

Bill Hinman could be called to testify on his 2018 comments regarding Ethereum’s security status. 50271 Total views 168 Total shares San-Francisco-based fintech firm Ripple has notched up another small victory in its ongoing battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Netburn has denied the SEC’s motion to suppress the deposition of the former director of the SEC’s Division of Corporati

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SOL price nears $200 after FTX’s Solana-enabled NFT marketplace goes live

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Bitcoin price continues to press higher within its range and altcoins broke out after ETH rose above a key resistance level. 40125 Total views 221 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to break above $50,000 but analysts remain confident due to strong on-chain metrics. Analyst Willy Woo believes that investors have been accumulating Bitcoin and a break above $50,000 could result in a quick up-move to $60,000. Another positive voice was that o

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To read Part 1 of “How to prepare for the end of the bull run,” click here. So, you’ve made a million bucks this cycle and you’re trying to work out how to transform those life-changing gains into money in the real world before the inevitable crash. But at the same time, you don’t want to sell now and miss out on potential upside. So, what should you do? For Quantum Economics founder Mati Greenspan, the answer is simple: Be optimistic. He’s not an advocate of trying to ti

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How the Bitcoin model can solve the social media dilemma

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Near Protocol, Algorand and PowerPool rebound while Bitcoin consolidates

NEAR, ALGO and CVP notched gains in excess of 37% while the wider market attempts to recover from Tuesday’s sharp correction. 8444 Total views 64 Total shares The wider cryptocurrency market appears to be in the early stages of a recovery with many altcoins regaining their footing after correcting by 20% to 30% on Sept. 7 when Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $43,000.   Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph M

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To read Part 1 of “How to prepare for the end of the bull run,” click here. So, you’ve made a million bucks this cycle and you’re trying to work out how to transform those life-changing gains into money in the real world before the inevitable crash. But at the same time, you don’t want to sell now and miss out on potential upside. So, what should you do? For Quantum Economics founder Mati Greenspan, the answer is simple: Be optimistic. He’s not an advocate of trying to ti

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Bitcoin suddenly retests $50K in possible ‘shakeout’ as analysts stay bullish on BTC

A classic volatility surprise excites rather than concerns traders, but altcoins lose out heavily. 19955 Total views 141 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) kept traders on their toes on Tuesday as a sudden price dip sparked a retest of $50,000.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC still “fine” at $49,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it shed $2,000 in two hours Tuesday. Th

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Ripple’s XRP token is in the middle of a bullish breakout, which could open the door to $1 next. 21830 Total views 287 Total shares XRP’s price swung higher on Wednesday as its parent company, Ripple, entered an agreement with SBI Remit to back a remittance corridor from Japan to the Philippines. Positive news boosts XRP’s price The Ripple blockchain’s native cryptocurrency, also ranked as the sixth-largest digital asset by market capit

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Fetch.ai ignores the Bitcoin-led market meltdown by notching a 60% gain

FET's price spiked by 60% in an otherwise red market thanks to a growing number of real-world use cases and protocol upgrades. 11266 Total views 74 Total shares The real-world adoption of blockchain technology is a slowly developing process. It requires the proper use cases and a willing public open to new experiences when venturing outside of their comfort zone. An increasing number of real-world applications appear to be the motivating factor

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PRE, ANT and MIOTA lead altcoins higher as increasing bullish momentum has analysts calling for Bitcoin price to overtake $50,000. 13641 Total views 112 Total shares Optimism across the crypto market continues to rise as bullish developments in the price of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) renewed discussions about a 2013-style double-pump rally that could push Bitcoin's price past $100,000.  The positive price action hasn’t been limited to

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Experts agree that a $100,000 price tag for Bitcoin by the end of the year would also exponentially boost Ether’s price. 19531 Total views 197 Total shares Industry experts see Tuesday’s crypto market plunge as a “false dip” while reiterating the $100,000 Bitcoin (BTC) price for the end of the year.  In a new report by Standard Chartered’s cryptocurrency research unit, Bitcoin is predicted to hit $100,000 “in late 2021 or early 2022

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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.   Victory for the regulators After a tumultuous summer of crackdowns, the Chinese regulators are declaring their victory in eliminating illegal cryptocurrency trading activities in the country. This revelation came in the outlook section of the “China

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Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, is a figure surrounded by mystery, and this intrigue continues today despite many aspects of the founder’s influence being studied at length.  A particular point of interest has been a large amount of unmoved Bitcoin mined in the early days of the blockchain’s existence that is attributed to Satoshi. Much like a sunken treasure captures the imagination of explorers, this BTC’s existence and its dormancy have been the subject of exten

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Belgian startup debuts Bitcoin payments for parking tickets

The company says it expects Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to come into greater everyday use, especially once tokens become more environmentally friendly. 4732 Total views 100 Total shares Seety, a digital parking startup based in Belgium, has introduced crypto payment support for parking tickets. According to a report by DataNews on Thursday, the company, which is one of the firms bootstrapped by Belgian accelerator program Start it @KBC,

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Institutional investment, new governance features and a groundbreaking project with the government of El Salvador are just a few of the factors behind ALGO’s rally to a new all-time high. 26503 Total views 49 Total shares Real-world adoption is what really matters when it comes to being a successful blockchain project and one project that benefited from a recent uptick in adoption is Algorand (ALGO), a pure proof-of-stake protocol aiming to be

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Ethereum price spikes to a 3-month high above $4,000

Traders set their targets at a new all-time high after ETH price rallied above $4,000 for the first time in three months. 14066 Total views 141 Total shares Ether (ETH) returned to $4,000 on Sept. 3 for the first time since May as a solid week of gains culminated in a major price milestone. Against month-to-date gains of $600, the pair reclaimed the historic level it had lost in the dramatic trend reversal that rocked the cryptocurrency market r

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Kraken Australia CEO talks the August market report and BTC price slump

“We always see corrections when we get to all-time highs. I think it’s a natural part of the cycle,” said Kraken Australia CEO Jonathon Miller. 9328 Total views 23 Total shares Kraken Australia CEO Jonathon Miller described Tuesday’s Bitcoin (BTC) crash as a natural correction after BTC was “dragged up” by the overheated Ether (ETH) and nonfungible token (NFT) markets. In its August report, Kraken notes that the supply of Ether on ce

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Shanghai Man: China declares victory over crypto — Is this the end of the crackdown?

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.   Victory for the regulators After a tumultuous summer of crackdowns, the Chinese regulators are declaring their victory in eliminating illegal cryptocurrency trading activities in the country. This revelation came in the outlook section of the “China

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Bitcoin targets $51K ‘final resistance’ as ETH nears $4K for the first time since May

It’s all systems go for cracking “final hurdle” resistance for both Bitcoin and Ether as the weekend nears. 24201 Total views 70 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) passed $50,500 later on Friday as a return to the $50,000 mark put bulls firmly back on the scene. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin lines up a $51,000 offensive Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD gaining ground aft

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Altcoin Roundup: High Ethereum fees kick-start a liquidity migration to layer-1 platforms

Ethereum competitors and layer-one projects are capitalizing on the network’s untenable gas fees by launching mining and developer incentives that are also boosting token prices. 26013 Total views 67 Total shares In the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, the race to establish a highly scalable, user-friendly network capable of being adopted on a global scale is a never-ending marathon where new competitors regul

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How to prepare for the end of the bull run, Part 1: Timing

Bobby Lee “blames” his brother Charlie — the founder of Litecoin — for causing the 2017/2018 Bitcoin price crash. He’s joking of course. Sort of. Charlie famously sold the last tranche of his Litecoin holdings in December 2017 for $350 each. Bobby remembers seeing the news hit Twitter. “I was like, gosh, that probably marks the peak,” he says. “I said to him jokingly, like ‘you just caused the end of the bull market’.” Of course, Charlie wasn’t the real reason the bu

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Ethereum layer-twos reportedly processing more transactions than Bitcoin

With an average gas cost of $40, it is no surprise that layer-two platforms are surging in terms of usage. 12807 Total views 54 Total shares Layer-two scaling protocols for Ethereum have surged in adoption in recent months as gas prices climb again, and the layer-two ecosystem is now processing more daily transactions than the Bitcoin network, according to recent findings. According to CoinMetrics data collated by industry analyst and Week In Et

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Cardano launches smart contracts after successful hard fork

Cardano has completed its Alonzo hard fork to introduce Plutus-powered smart contract scripts. 48336 Total views 204 Total shares On Monday, IOHK tweeted that the upgrade had been completed successfully at epoch 290, facilitating the creation and execution of smart contracts on the public blockchain for the first time. Despite celebrating the milestone, Cardano notes that it is still in the “early days for the project,” asserting that now

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Cointelegraph Research: Is Solana an ‘Ethereum killer?’

With significantly lower transaction costs and faster transaction speeds, could Solana be the most dreaded Ethereum killer? 31981 Total views 73 Total shares Solana has been a trending topic due to the successive weeks of price increases seen by its SOL token. At the time of writing, SOL traded at around $207, which is an 11,400% surge from less than $2 back in January. At its present worth, Solana sits among the top 10 cryptocurrencies by marke

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NFT sales and floor prices plummet as demand wanes and gas prices soar

This week’s market-wide correction lead to a sharp decline in NFT sales as decreased demand for digital collectibles led to a drop in the floor price of most major projects. 7142 Total views 47 Total shares The nonfungible token (NFT) sector has seen an explosion of interest all throughout 2021 and the month of August witnessed record-breaking trading volumes as one-of-a-kind digital collectibles sold for prices in excess of $1 million dollar

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SEC wants ‘terabytes’ of Slack communications from Ripple

The SEC said that the previous production of Slack messages from Ripple was incomplete, and a massive quantity of data has not been collected. 15567 Total views 209 Total shares The legal battle between the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC and blockchain-based payments firm Ripple continues, with the regulator wanting further access to Ripple’s internal communications. The SEC filed a motion with the Southern District of New Y

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Ethereum layer-twos reportedly processing more transactions than Bitcoin

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Gala Games (GALA) rallies 265% shortly after Binance listing announcement

An exchange listing and a foray into NFTs and play-to-earn gaming back GALA’s 270% rally to a new high. 8093 Total views 55 Total shares Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and play-to-earn gaming are two of the hottest trends in the crypto sector because each presents new avenues for attracting users and the unique character of each niche allows participants to generate wealth rather than having to spend money to become a part of the community. Gala Ga

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Cointelegraph Research: Is Solana an ‘Ethereum killer?’

With significantly lower transaction costs and faster transaction speeds, could Solana be the most dreaded Ethereum killer? 32421 Total views 73 Total shares Solana has been a trending topic due to the successive weeks of price increases seen by its SOL token. At the time of writing, SOL traded at around $207, which is an 11,400% surge from less than $2 back in January. At its present worth, Solana sits among the top 10 cryptocurrencies by marke

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How the crypto workforce changed in the pandemic

The pandemic has put hundreds of thousands of businesses out of action, saw others fold and decimated great swathes of the economy.  But, crypto thrived in this distributed environment. As the world clamped down and everyone was forced to decentralize, the crypto world shone. Perhaps crypto, born of a crisis, is most at home in one. Working from home is where we all have spent most of this crisis. Gaurang Tovekar is the CEO and co-founder at Indorse, a blockchain-powered enterprise SaaS plat

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Bitcoin price risks losing weekly uptrend as NFT launch sends Tezos (XTZ) to 3-month highs

It’s a rags-to-riches story for Tezos this week, while Bitcoin bulls fail to find momentum for a full recovery from Tuesday’s major price dip. 17951 Total views 97 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) ranged below a critical weekly close target on Friday as analysis warned its multi-week uptrend was in danger.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC price lags $1,500 below crucial level Data from Cointelegraph Markets P

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Judge orders Ripple to hand over 1 million Slack messages to the SEC

Ripple is now required to produce terabytes of Slack messages to the SEC that were previously withheld due to an apparent data error. 33973 Total views 92 Total shares United States Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has ordered Ripple to produce 1 million missing Slack messages among employees that the Securities and Exchange Commission has sought to access.  Despite Ripple’s protestations that complying would cost up to $1 million, the judge de

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Cointelegraph Research: Is Solana an ‘Ethereum killer?’

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NFT potential takes quantum leap with Koii Network’s new Dynamic NFT standard

They decay! They grow back! They transform with the passage of time (sometimes into zombies!) Koii Network’s new NFT standard introduces a host of fresh possibilities to the world of blockchain collectables. 4038 Total views 41 Total shares In April of this year, an anonymous buyer purchased a copy of Action Comics #1 for $3,250,000 USD — the highest figure on record for a vintage comic book. Published in 1938 and featuring the first-ever ap

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AMC adds Ether and Litecoin to year-end crypto adoption plans

The cinema operator has expanded its plans to accept crypto payments for movie tickets with the inclusion of Ether and Litecoin. 20324 Total views 356 Total shares AMC Entertainment will not only accept Bitcoin (BTC) payments for movie tickets by the end of 2022 but will also include other popular digital currencies in its crypto acceptance policy. Tweeting on Thursday, the company’s CEO, Adam Aron, announced plans for AMC to accept three othe

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The crypto effect: Trading altcoins at the edge of addiction

Am I the only person who sees cryptocurrency charts when I shut my eyes, hovering just beyond the limits of my focus like an old TV set that’s been permanently burned in by a paused video game? Am I alone in spotting elements of token names, logos and symbols in food packaging at the supermarket?  Or are you also catching fleeting glimpses of crypto candlesticks hidden among the everyday objects before you or just beyond the edge of your vision? These neon mirages scorched into

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The ongoing NFT boom: Can supply of nonfungibles outweigh demand?

Why do classic NFTs from 2017 continue to trade for high prices, and will new projects be as successful, even if NFTs lose value over time? 3316 Total views 10 Total shares Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have taken the cryptocurrency sector by storm in 2021. The growing interest in these digital collectibles resulted in record-breaking trading volumes during the month of August, with individual NFT sales exceeding more than $1 million dollars on

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BTC price falls back to $47K as weekly close neatly tracks Bitcoin futures gap

It’s a modest weekly gain for Bitcoin buyers as Saturday’s progress comes full circle back to square one the next day. 11309 Total views 97 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) retested $47,000 on Sunday as the weekly close looked set to hinge on the CME futures gap. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin comes full circle after erasing gains Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed mixed signals f

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Data shows parabolic-style growth in layer-two-based DeFi and DEX platforms

Layer-two-based DeFi and DEX platforms have seen an incredible surge in user activity, revenue and total value locked since the launch of Arbitrum and Avalanche’s cross-chain bridge. 8799 Total views 60 Total shares In the increasingly competitive landscape of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, protocol innovation and the ability to solve the biggest problems facing the crypto community are necessary for any project that looks to have

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Evolve or die: How smart contracts are shifting the crypto sector’s balance of power

Smart contract capabilities are rendering old-school megalithic crypto projects obsolete as blockchains evolve beyond just being a medium of exchange. 15757 Total views 85 Total shares One of the familiar themes seen in previous crypto market cycles is the shifting market caps, popularity and ranking of the top 10 projects that see significant gains during bull phases, only to fade into obscurity during the bear markets. For many of these projec

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Price analysis 9/15: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, UNI, LUNA

Buyers continue to scoop up Bitcoin and altcoins on dips, a signal that there is strong demand at lower levels and that bullish momentum is building. 31633 Total views 82 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is leading the recovery in the crypto sector and the cryptocurrency briefly rallied to $48,429 on Sept. 15, before pulling back to test the underlying support levels. While speaking during a live stream at the SALT conference, Ark Invest CEO Cathie W

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Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

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 Cardano launches smart contracts after successful hard fork After years of anticipation, Charles Hoskinson’s brainchild, Cardano, finally launched its smart contract functionality via the

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Japanese remittance firm to use Ripple ODL for money transfers to the Philippines

Japan’s first On-Demand Liquidity service implementation helps Ripple drive the adoption of crypto-enabled services. 16614 Total views 15 Total shares Showcasing the use of cryptocurrency in monetary transfers, Ripple has become a known partner for traditional institutions that wish to revamp their cross-border remittance services. Taking this vision further, Ripple announced a new partnership with Japan’s SBI Remit to transform remittance p

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Multimillion-dollar investment rounds spark rallies in Avalanche and Audius

Increased use of cross-chain bridges and sizeable investments from a variety of venture capital firms are boosting the price of AVAX, CELR and AUDIO. 6293 Total views 14 Total shares Altcoins continue to book notable gains on Sept. 16 as a slew of celebrity endorsements, major investments and the growing popularity of cross-chain bridges catch investors' attention. Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Ma

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Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

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 Cardano launches smart contracts after successful hard fork After years of anticipation, Charles Hoskinson’s brainchild, Cardano, finally launched its smart contract functionality via the

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Shanghai Man: China’s version of McJob meme, eCNY airdrops, Canaan’s record revenue

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. Regulatory noise In this week’s column, the Man in Shanghai is determined to squeeze all of the regulatory noise into one section so as not to waste too much of your time. Let’s begin.  It wasn’t much, just a warning from the Hebei Provincial gover

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Veteran trader explains when it’s the best time to cash out of the market

Veteran trader Charlie Burton gives tips on how investors can manage their emotions in bull markets and the importance of sticking to a defined set of trading rules. 48278 Total views 63 Total shares 2021 has been a wild ride for the cryptocurrency market as Bitcoin shocked its naysayers by setting a new record high at $64,863, and the DeFi and NFT sector made headlines around the world.  Crypto traders need to be wary of times like these because the notoriously

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Price analysis 9/20: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, UNI, AVAX

Bitcoin and most major altcoins have dropped to their critical support levels, which is likely to attract strong buying from the bulls. 27120 Total views 50 Total shares The crypto markets and the U.S. equity markets sold off on Sept. 20 on fears that the collapse of Chinese property giant Evergrande could not only hurt China but also have wider implications in other markets. When the sentiment is bearish, traders dump positions that they perce

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Ethereum 'head & shoulders' chart pattern puts ETH price at risk of dropping to $2K

The bearish setup positions Ethereum price to extend the decline toward $2,000. 29958 Total views 183 Total shares Ethereum's native token Ether (ETH) rates may fall to a two-month low after it slid below support at around $2,954, based on a classic trading pattern. The $2,954 level represents a so-called neckline constituting a head and shoulders setup. In detail, the said support level appears to be a floor to three peaks, with the middle one

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Avalanche recovers from Evergrande-led sell-off as AVAX rebounds over 30%

The sharp bounce back in the Avalanche market still faces risks of exhaustion as the price forms a bearish wedge setup. 3943 Total views 28 Total shares Avalanche (AVAX) prices recovered on Sept. 22, paring a portion of losses that hit cryptocurrencies at the beginning of this week, led by worries about potential contagion in China’s housing market. The AVAX/USD exchange rate surged by as much as 12.05% to log an intraday high at $66.08. The p

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Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

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Visa to acquire cross-border payments fintech Currencycloud

The lines between traditional payments networks and fintech continue to blur with Visa’s acquisition of the London-based firm. 7497 Total views 8 Total shares Visa officially announced on Thursday that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Currencycloud, a fintech platform supporting about 500 banking and technology clients across more than 180 countries. The new acquisition aims to improve Visa’s foreign exchange business and exp

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Shiba Inu (SHIB) jumps 40% on Elon Musk’s cryptic endorsement, Coinbase listing

Nonetheless, the Dogecoin-knockoff token was down by more than 80% from its record high of $0.00005. 28853 Total views 37 Total shares Shiba Inu (SHIB) crept up Friday as traders assessed its addition on Coinbase, one of the world’s leading crypto exchanges. The SHIB/USDT exchange rate jumped up to 16.42% to $0.00000950 for the first time since June 29, 2021. The latest move uphill came as a part of an overall bullish trend that started Thursd

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Ethereum eyes $6.5K bullish target as ETH price chart paints ‘cup and handle’

The success rate for cup-and-handle patterns in forex and stock markets, on daily timeframes, are 65% and 68%, respectively, per a Harvard study. 37096 Total views 312 Total shares Ethereum blockchain’s native asset, Ether (ETH), faces the prospect of exploding toward $6,500 in the coming sessions. The bullish analogy takes cues from a textbook technical pattern dubbed “cup and handle.” In detail, a cup and handle structure develops after

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Sell or hodl? How to prepare for the end of the bull run, Part 2

To read Part 1 of “How to prepare for the end of the bull run,” click here. So, you’ve made a million bucks this cycle and you’re trying to work out how to transform those life-changing gains into money in the real world before the inevitable crash. But at the same time, you don’t want to sell now and miss out on potential upside. So, what should you do? For Quantum Economics founder Mati Greenspan, the answer is simple: Be optimistic. He’s not an advocate of trying to ti

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Price analysis 9/22: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, UNI

Positive news about China’s Evergrande meltdown and the Fed’s intent to continue its current monetary policy catalyzed a strong recovery in the price of Bitcoin and altcoins. 21372 Total views 86 Total shares The crypto markets and United States equity markets are attempting recovery on Sept. 22 as fears of a widespread contagion due to Chinese developer Evergrande defaulting on its debt recede. Bridgewater Associates co-chairman and co-chie

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Bitcoin in ‘good shape’ as long as BTC price stays above $40K — Mike Novogratz

The veteran Bitcoin bull says he’s not “nervous” about crypto on the back of the institutional investor demand he has witnessed. 19064 Total views 90 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) won’t be making Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz “nervous” unless it dips below $40,000. In an interview with CNBC on Sept. 21, the infamously bullish investor calmed fears about the latest sell-off across cryptocurrency. Novogratz on institutions: “I see

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Crypto markets soar after Fed commits to printing and Evergrande plans to pay its debt

The crypto market staged a roaring comeback after Evergrande makes a deal to pay its debts and the Fed signals a continuation of its current monetary policy. 21486 Total views 160 Total shares The cryptocurrency ecosystem is showing signs of a recovery on Sept. 22 following a 48-hour corrective stint which saw Bitcoin and altcoins sell-off to their swing lows. Equities and crypto investors were clearly worried about the possible bankruptcy of Ch

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Too ‘grande’ to fail — Bitcoin price stumbles at $44K as China plans for Evergrande’s implosion

Predictions include a short-term low at $42,000 as overnight progress turns into consolidation. 17451 Total views 81 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) faced stiff resistance above $44,000 on Thursday, Sept. 23, as China told governments to prepare for property giant Evergrande to collapse. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Buyers line up to snag sub-$40,000 BTC Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed v

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Ripple files motion to expose XRP holdings of SEC employees

The court has reportedly given the U.S. SEC until Sept. 3 to respond to Ripple’s motion to compel the authority to provide data on its employees’ XRP holdings. 27035 Total views 271 Total shares Ripple has filed a motion to compel the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose its internal cryptocurrency trading policies as part of the ongoing legal battle with the securities regulator. James Filan, an attorney closely foll

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Crypto markets soar after Fed commits to printing and Evergrande plans to pay its debt

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Bitcoin bulls make a run on $45K after Twitter debuts crypto tipping

Bitcoin price rallied to $44,800 and takes aim at flipping the $45,000 level to support shortly after Twitter launched a new crypto tipping service. 11433 Total views 63 Total shares Bullish optimism is on the rise across the cryptocurrency market on Sept. 23 as prices continue to recover from this week's volatility which was the result of regulatory pressure on the crypto sector, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on the Fed's interest r

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Altcoins see a 35% bounce after Bitcoin reclaims $43,000

LPT, COTI and AXS lead altcoins higher after ETH hits $3,000 and Bitcoin bulls take control of $43,000. 13322 Total views 57 Total shares The sharp correction that threatened to pull Bitcoin (BTC) and altcoin prices back toward their swing lows appears to have dissipated now that Evergrande has informed investors that it intends to make an on-time payment on its debt. With global markets feeling reassured, major equities, Bitcoin and altcoins pr

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Data shows parabolic-style growth in layer-two-based DeFi and DEX platforms

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Price analysis 9/22: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, UNI

Positive news about China’s Evergrande meltdown and the Fed’s intent to continue its current monetary policy catalyzed a strong recovery in the price of Bitcoin and altcoins. 26179 Total views 86 Total shares The crypto markets and United States equity markets are attempting recovery on Sept. 22 as fears of a widespread contagion due to Chinese developer Evergrande defaulting on its debt recede. Bridgewater Associates co-chairman and co-chie

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Infrastructure bill passes, Coinbase posts $1.6 billion in Q2 profit, $600 million stolen in DeFi hack: Hodler’s Digest, Aug.8-14

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 Infrastructure bill passes US Senate — without clarification on crypto On Tuesday, the controversial infrastructure bill passed in the U.S. senate In a 69-30 vote. The bipartisan bill p

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Old FUD, new BTC price dip — Weeks-old China crypto ‘ban’ sparks Bitcoin price drop to $42K

Old news suddenly gets picked up on social media, sparking an instant crypto price crash. 33935 Total views 164 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) suddenly lost $2,000 in an hour on Sept. 24 as what appeared to be old news over a Chinese regulatory ban hit social media. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin vs. China: Don’t believe the “FUD” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked BTC/USD as

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Shanghai Man: RMB stablecoin in Shanghai, Evergrande FUD, and FTX gains ground

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.   This week, the word “Evergrande” found its way into the vocabulary of every western investor. After years of watching the corporation’s football team on TV and drinking its bottled water, Crypto Twitter was the last place the Man in Shanghai expec

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Altcoins see a 35% bounce after Bitcoin reclaims $43,000

LPT, COTI and AXS lead altcoins higher after ETH hits $3,000 and Bitcoin bulls take control of $43,000. 13464 Total views 57 Total shares The sharp correction that threatened to pull Bitcoin (BTC) and altcoin prices back toward their swing lows appears to have dissipated now that Evergrande has informed investors that it intends to make an on-time payment on its debt. With global markets feeling reassured, major equities, Bitcoin and altcoins pr

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US Congress submits 18 crypto bills in 2021, Visa buys $150K CryptoPunk, MicroStrategy snaps up more BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 22-28

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 Congress has put forward 18 bills on digital assets in 2021 so far The U.S. Congress has been ramping up its efforts to provide a regulatory framework for crypto in 2021 and has put forward

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Price analysis 9/20: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, UNI, AVAX

Bitcoin and most major altcoins have dropped to their critical support levels, which is likely to attract strong buying from the bulls. 29102 Total views 50 Total shares The crypto markets and the U.S. equity markets sold off on Sept. 20 on fears that the collapse of Chinese property giant Evergrande could not only hurt China but also have wider implications in other markets. When the sentiment is bearish, traders dump positions that they perce

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Solana attributes major outage to denial-of-service attack targeting DEX offering

The Solana Foundation says bots spammed the Grape Protocol IDO on Raydium with 400,000 transactions per second, bringing the network to its knees. 10186 Total views 32 Total shares Solana has attributed the 17-hour outage it suffered last week to a denial-of-service attack aimed at Grape Protocol’s Sept. 14 initial DEX offering (IDO). In a Tuesday blog post, the Solana Foundation stated that bots spammed the network as Grape launched its IDO

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Bitcoin in ‘good shape’ as long as BTC price stays above $40K — Mike Novogratz

The veteran Bitcoin bull says he’s not “nervous” about crypto on the back of the institutional investor demand he has witnessed. 19330 Total views 90 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) won’t be making Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz “nervous” unless it dips below $40,000. In an interview with CNBC on Sept. 21, the infamously bullish investor calmed fears about the latest sell-off across cryptocurrency. Novogratz on institutions: “I see

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Price analysis 9/22: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, UNI

Positive news about China’s Evergrande meltdown and the Fed’s intent to continue its current monetary policy catalyzed a strong recovery in the price of Bitcoin and altcoins. 26701 Total views 86 Total shares The crypto markets and United States equity markets are attempting recovery on Sept. 22 as fears of a widespread contagion due to Chinese developer Evergrande defaulting on its debt recede. Bridgewater Associates co-chairman and co-chie

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Solana attributes major outage to denial-of-service attack targeting DEX offering

The Solana Foundation says bots spammed the Grape Protocol IDO on Raydium with 400,000 transactions per second, bringing the network to its knees. 10212 Total views 32 Total shares Solana has attributed the 17-hour outage it suffered last week to a denial-of-service attack aimed at Grape Protocol’s Sept. 14 initial DEX offering (IDO). In a Tuesday blog post, the Solana Foundation stated that bots spammed the network as Grape launched its IDO

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It is time for the US to create a ‘Ripple test’ for crypto

The SEC’s approach to crypto must be modified to more clearly articulate how securities laws should apply to digital assets. 18845 Total views 7 Total shares Most crypto enthusiasts are less than pleased with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s past approach to crypto. This is not because legitimate businesses oppose regulation but because of the breadth, complexity and uncertainty associated with the current regulatory re

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Ethereum forming a double top? ETH price loses 12.5% amid Evergrande contagion fears

The pattern's neckline support near $1,984 emerges as Ether's downside target. 37186 Total views 17 Total shares Prices of Ethereum's native asset, Ether (ETH), slumped on Sept. 20 amid a broad sell-off in the cryptocurrency market, led by worries about a potential housing bubble crisis brewing in China. The ETH/USD exchange rate dropped as much as 12.52% to $2,911 on the Coinbase exchange, hitting its lowest levels since the beginning of August

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Derivatives data favors Ethereum bulls even with this week's crash below $3K

Losing the $3,000 mark just days before Friday's $1.55 billion ETH options expiry nearly doomed Ether longs, but derivatives data shows bulls are still in favor. 3134 Total views 55 Total shares Ether (ETH) has been in a bearish trend since early September, and this week's Evergrande-led market crash drove the price below $2,700 on Sept.20, its lowest level in 47 days. Curiously, just three weeks ago, Ether was testing the $4,000 psychological b

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Bitcoin loses $44K support as stocks, Evergrande nerves hit BTC price

Sentiment takes a battering amid surprise at the extent of the Bitcoin price “nuke.” 19075 Total views 103 Total shares Bitcoin’s (BTC) fell below critical $44,000 support on Monday as concerns over China spilled over into crypto markets. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC’s price sinks through support Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD shedding 2% in an hour to hit local

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Crypto markets soar after Fed commits to printing and Evergrande plans to pay its debt

The crypto market staged a roaring comeback after Evergrande makes a deal to pay its debts and the Fed signals a continuation of its current monetary policy. 22560 Total views 160 Total shares The cryptocurrency ecosystem is showing signs of a recovery on Sept. 22 following a 48-hour corrective stint which saw Bitcoin and altcoins sell-off to their swing lows. Equities and crypto investors were clearly worried about the possible bankruptcy of Ch

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Before NFTs: Surging interest in pre-CryptoPunk collectibles

NFT hunters are suddenly rediscovering these forgotten vintage collectibles Love them or hate them, blockchain collectibles are having a moment. It’s good art. It’s bad art. It’s good, bad art. Folks are flipping apes and robots and pixely punks. Tweets (which are arguably ownerless) are worth millions to the right buyer. Literal children — we’re talking humans who weren’t even alive yet when Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin white paper — are suddenly whales, and it just m

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How the crypto workforce changed in the pandemic

The pandemic has put hundreds of thousands of businesses out of action, saw others fold and decimated great swathes of the economy.  But, crypto thrived in this distributed environment. As the world clamped down and everyone was forced to decentralize, the crypto world shone. Perhaps crypto, born of a crisis, is most at home in one. Working from home is where we all have spent most of this crisis. Gaurang Tovekar is the CEO and co-founder at Indorse, a blockchain-powered enterprise SaaS plat

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Bitcoin bulls make a run on $45K after Twitter debuts crypto tipping

Bitcoin price rallied to $44,800 and takes aim at flipping the $45,000 level to support shortly after Twitter launched a new crypto tipping service. 12864 Total views 63 Total shares Bullish optimism is on the rise across the cryptocurrency market on Sept. 23 as prices continue to recover from this week's volatility which was the result of regulatory pressure on the crypto sector, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on the Fed's interest r

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Second-largest Ethereum mining pool to suspend all operations

Launched in China in 2018, SparkPool controls over 22% of Ether’s hash rate as of Monday, second only to Ethermine. 39936 Total views 89 Total shares Sparkpool, the second-largest Ethereum mining pool in the world, is suspending operations due to the ongoing Chinese crackdown on crypto. The mining pool officially announced that it has suspended access to new users in mainland China on Monday in response to Chinese authorities initiating new m

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Ethereum 'head & shoulders' chart pattern puts ETH price at risk of dropping to $2K

The bearish setup positions Ethereum price to extend the decline toward $2,000. 33147 Total views 183 Total shares Ethereum's native token Ether (ETH) rates may fall to a two-month low after it slid below support at around $2,954, based on a classic trading pattern. The $2,954 level represents a so-called neckline constituting a head and shoulders setup. In detail, the said support level appears to be a floor to three peaks, with the middle one

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Bitcoin breaking new highs in Q4 will ‘temporarily turn alts to dust’ — Analyst

Things will get exciting in quarter four, but not before a convincing floor is put in across crypto, analysts say this week. 28056 Total views 100 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) was busy losing its overnight gains on Sept. 27 as resistance continued to prove too much for bulls.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Analyst on Bitcoin: “Right now, we’re stuck” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView sh

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SEC wants ‘terabytes’ of Slack communications from Ripple

The SEC said that the previous production of Slack messages from Ripple was incomplete, and a massive quantity of data has not been collected. 15623 Total views 209 Total shares The legal battle between the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC and blockchain-based payments firm Ripple continues, with the regulator wanting further access to Ripple’s internal communications. The SEC filed a motion with the Southern District of New Y

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Ethereum alternatives and layer-one solutions see steady gains in September

Multi-million-dollar incentive programs and the ease of cross-chain transfers are boosting the value of L1- and L2-based tokens and raising the TVL in their associated DeFi platforms. 17678 Total views 48 Total shares The competition among layer-one smart contract platforms has been on the rise in the past couple of months as traders and developers continue to embrace Ethereum network alternatives that offer faster transaction times and lower f

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Peruvian stablecoin launches on Stellar blockchain

Anclap expects to launch two more Stellar-based stablecoins for Chile and Colombia later this year. 8150 Total views 211 Total shares Latin American stablecoin issuer Anclap is expanding its Stellar-based stablecoin network by launching a new stablecoin in Peru,  Cointelegraph en Español reports. Pegged to Peru’s official fiat currency, the Peruvian sol (PEN), the new stablecoin is designed to enable instant transactions across Anclap

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Verifone to enable crypto payments at major retailers through BitPay

One of the world’s largest point-of-sale providers has partnered with BitPay to allow U.S.-based merchants to accept crypto payments 3075 Total views 80 Total shares Crypto payments are becoming increasingly popular as Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital assets continue to go mainstream. This has become the case for both crypto holders and non-crypto owners who are primarily interested in the concept of using cryptocurrencies for payments. Recent

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Bitcoin bulls make a run on $45K after Twitter debuts crypto tipping

Bitcoin price rallied to $44,800 and takes aim at flipping the $45,000 level to support shortly after Twitter launched a new crypto tipping service. 13093 Total views 63 Total shares Bullish optimism is on the rise across the cryptocurrency market on Sept. 23 as prices continue to recover from this week's volatility which was the result of regulatory pressure on the crypto sector, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on the Fed's interest r

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Ripple is helping Bhutan pilot a CBDC

The company claimed its CBDC solution would allow Bhutan’s central bank to deploy a digital ngultrum “without compromising financial stability or monetary policy objectives.” 7616 Total views 33 Total shares The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan is partnering with Ripple to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the mountainous kingdom. In a Wednesday announcement, Ripple Labs said Bhutan’s central bank would be taking advantag

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, AVAX, ALGO, XTZ, EGLD

Bears continue to pressure BTC price but any signs of consolidation could lead to a breakout in AVAX. ALGO, XTZ, and EGLD. 28747 Total views 73 Total shares China has attempted to stifle the crypto sector’s growth on several occasions in the past 12 years but barring a minor blip, the blanket bans on crypto-commerce have not altered the long-term growth of cryptocurrencies. This shows that no one country, even if it is the second-largest econo

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Average Aussie crypto portfolio grew 258% in FY 20–21, survey reveals

Older Australian crypto investors outweigh the new generation in initial investment, but the younger crowd is more active in daily trading. 5226 Total views 59 Total shares The average portfolio size on Australian cryptocurrency exchange BTC Markets has grown from $577.65 (795.5 AUD) to $2,069.16 (2849.5 AUD) in the financial year 2021, signaling a 258.2% increase in portfolio holdings, according to exchange data compiled by Statista on a recent

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Another Ethereum mining pool forced to close due to China crackdown

BeePool, the fourth-largest Ethereum mining pool will shut down operations following Beijing’s anti-crypto posture. 10784 Total views 44 Total shares BeePool, the fourth-largest Ether (ETH) mining pool, is closing amid China’s crypto crackdown. The China-based Ether mining pool announced on Tuesday it would suspend operations “in response to the latest regulatory policies.” Effective immediately, the registration of new users and the add

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XRP price chart 'bull flag' puts the next bullish target at $1.50

In the ongoing SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit, the judge has sided with the latter over its request for "fair use" access to internal documents from the U.S. regulator. 31703 Total views 89 Total shares The price of XRP edged higher on Sept. 2 as traders assessed Ripple Labs gaining an edge over the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in an ongoing courtroom battle. The XRP/USD exchange rate surged 4.74% to reach $1.296 for the first time

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Old FUD, new BTC price dip — Weeks-old China crypto ‘ban’ sparks Bitcoin price drop to $42K

Old news suddenly gets picked up on social media, sparking an instant crypto price crash. 36703 Total views 164 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) suddenly lost $2,000 in an hour on Sept. 24 as what appeared to be old news over a Chinese regulatory ban hit social media. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin vs. China: Don’t believe the “FUD” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked BTC/USD as

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Verifone to enable crypto payments at major retailers through BitPay

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Big investors pivoting from Bitcoin to Ether futures: JPMorgan

Ether futures are currently trading at a premium as investors make the switch from Bitcoin-based products. 11358 Total views 99 Total shares American multinational investment bank JPMorgan has revealed that institutional investors are starting to shy away from Bitcoin futures in favor of Ether derivatives. In a note to investors on Wednesday, analysts at the Wall Street bank said that Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hav

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El Salvador buys the dip as Bitcoin Law goes live, 101 Bored Ape NFTs sold for $24M, Ukraine passes crypto legislation: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 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 Ukraine passes legislation to recognize and regulate crypto The Ukrainian parliament adopted the draft law “On Virtual Assets” Wednesday, which legally recognizes crypto in the country

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Bitcoin volatility continues as BTC price closes in on critical weekly close

It’s all about what happens to Bitcoin price action by the end of the week as $1,000 swings up and down remain. 21743 Total views 69 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) briefly fell below $42,000 on Saturday, Sept. 25, as the weekend looked set to deliver an unimpressive weekly close. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader: Bitcoin “fine” above $38,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC

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Cool green mayor giving a grand in Bitcoin to each resident

Cool Valley, Missouri, a small town of about 1,500 in the St. Louis County area, found itself the subject of international attention recently after its mayor, Jayson Stewart, announced that he planned to give each resident up to $1,000 in Bitcoin.  Stewart, a passionate environmentalist who spent years cleaning up the world’s oceans and ran on a platform of correcting old mistakes, believes Bitcoin education holds keys to growing the prosperity, well-being and sustainability of his town.

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Stablecoin launch and NFT integration back Coti’s rise to a new all-time high

Coti’s price rallied to a new high after a series of partnerships, exchange listings and a pivot toward NFTs lure new investors to the project. 7735 Total views 17 Total shares The blockchain ecosystem has evolved significantly over the past decade as smart contract capabilities have moved the industry from being a simple medium of exchange to a bustling ecosystem full of decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFT). One project t

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Judge orders Ripple to hand over 1 million Slack messages to the SEC

Ripple is now required to produce terabytes of Slack messages to the SEC that were previously withheld due to an apparent data error. 34360 Total views 92 Total shares United States Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has ordered Ripple to produce 1 million missing Slack messages among employees that the Securities and Exchange Commission has sought to access.  Despite Ripple’s protestations that complying would cost up to $1 million, the judge de

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Analyst nails Bitcoin monthly close 2 months running — His October target is $63K

Bitcoin price action exactly conforms to PlanB’s predictions for a second time, and if history repeats itself, BTC/USD should be at $63,000 by the end of the month. 7856 Total views 47 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) was keen to retain $44,000 on Oct. 1 as the monthly close sparked a late show of strength. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC monthly close matches PlanB’s prediction Data from Cointelegraph Markets

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Ethereum bears look to score on Friday’s $340M weekly ETH options expiry

Derivatives data shows bears have sufficient incentives to keep ETH price below $3,000 heading into the $340 million options expiry on Oct. 1. 12209 Total views 36 Total shares Ether (ETH) price has seen quite a bit of volatility lately and to the surprise of many traders, the $4,000 level continues to present considerable resistance. Currently, the price is respecting the upward channel, which started in August. But every time the support is te

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NFT trading game Axie Infinity launches AXS staking program

Axie Infinity players can stake their AXS tokens, with rewards to follow up soon. 14322 Total views 37 Total shares Axie Infinity, a play-to-earn nonfungible token (NFT) game based on the Ethereum blockchain, announced the launch of a staking program for its native token, Axie Infinity Shards (AXS).  AXS holders can start staking their tokens, while the rewards will be activated in 24 hours to ensure all time zones could stake beforehand, accor

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VORTECS™ Report: This key trading algo spotted bullish altcoin setups even as BTC price fell

Even in a red market, solid gains can be made. Here’s how Cointelegraph’s unique trading tools highlighted the assets with the strongest historical outlook. 6857 Total views 34 Total shares Last week was challenging for crypto traders, with Sept. 24’s FUD-triggering crypto-ban news out of China wiping out much of the gains that investors had managed to rake in earlier in the week. Between Sept. 18 and 25, the top 100 altcoins shed as much

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El Salvador buys the dip as Bitcoin Law goes live, 101 Bored Ape NFTs sold for $24M, Ukraine passes crypto legislation: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 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 Ukraine passes legislation to recognize and regulate crypto The Ukrainian parliament adopted the draft law “On Virtual Assets” Wednesday, which legally recognizes crypto in the country

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Crypto recovers on positive Fed and Evergrande news, then drops amid China FUD; Sorare and Dapper Labs raised a combined $930M: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 19-25

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 Crypto markets soar after Fed commits to printing and Evergrande plans to pay its debt The crypto markets were showing signs of recovery during the week as the U.S. Federal Reserve commit

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The value of a legacy: Hunting down Satoshi’s Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, is a figure surrounded by mystery, and this intrigue continues today despite many aspects of the founder’s influence being studied at length.  A particular point of interest has been a large amount of unmoved Bitcoin mined in the early days of the blockchain’s existence that is attributed to Satoshi. Much like a sunken treasure captures the imagination of explorers, this BTC’s existence and its dormancy have been the subject of exten

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Crypto City: Guide to Tokyo

This “Crypto City” guide looks at Tokyo’s crypto culture, the city’s most notable projects and people, its financial infrastructure, at which retailers accept crypto and where you can find blockchain education courses — and there’s even a short history with all the juicy details of famous controversies and collapses. Fast facts City: Tokyo Country: Japan Population: 14M Founded: 1603 Language: Japanese The largest city in Japan — actually an amalgamation of 23 different war

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3 factors that can send Ethereum price to 100% gains in Q4

Three bullish indicators converge as Ethereum’s native token, Ether, climbs over 9% on Oct. 1 to cross $3,000, a psychological resistance level. 37822 Total views 122 Total shares Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), has the potential to double its market valuation in the coming months, thanks to a confluence of supportive technical and fundamental indicators. Ether's price soared by more than 9% on Oct. 1 to hit nearly $3,300 for the first

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Fidenza: Tyler Hobbs wrote software that generates art worth millions

Computer scientist turned generative artist Tyler Hobbs writes code artistically, which then creates visual art that has sold for millions. Along with 998 siblings, Fidenza #313 was minted for 0.17 ETH on June 11th, after which it was immediately sold for 0.58 ETH. Just over 10 weeks later, the NFT nicknamed “Tulip” sold for 1,000 ETH on Opensea —  $3.3 million at the time. Fidenza is the brainchild of Tyler Hobbs, 34, who quit his computer engineering job to work as a full time

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Powers On… Don’t worry, Bitcoin’s adoption will not be stopped

In a series of  recent interviews and speeches, United States Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler has called the cryptocurrencies market the “Wild West” due to its unregulated and allegedly fraud-filled atmosphere, predicting that the coins were doomed to fail. Powers On… is a monthly opinion column from Marc Powers, who spent much of his 40-year legal career working with complex securities-related cases in the United States after a stint with the SEC. He i

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Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

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 Cardano launches smart contracts after successful hard fork After years of anticipation, Charles Hoskinson’s brainchild, Cardano, finally launched its smart contract functionality via the

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Analyst nails Bitcoin monthly close 2 months running — His October target is $63K

Bitcoin price action exactly conforms to PlanB’s predictions for a second time, and if history repeats itself, BTC/USD should be at $63,000 by the end of the month. 31697 Total views 98 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) was keen to retain $44,000 on Oct. 1 as the monthly close sparked a late show of strength. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC monthly close matches PlanB’s prediction Data from Cointelegraph Market

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, LUNA, ATOM, XTZ, AXS

Bitcoin’s strong recovery to $49,000 has boosted bullish sentiment and it may provide further incentive for LUNA, ATOM, XTZ and AXS to rally in the short term. 14762 Total views 35 Total shares The sentiment in the crypto markets can change quickly as seen from the Crypto Fear and Greed Index, which has risen from levels of extreme fear on Sept. 30 to neutral today. The sentiment may improve further if Bitcoin (BTC) breaks out and sustains abo

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Judge orders Ripple to hand over 1 million Slack messages to the SEC

Ripple is now required to produce terabytes of Slack messages to the SEC that were previously withheld due to an apparent data error. 34379 Total views 92 Total shares United States Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has ordered Ripple to produce 1 million missing Slack messages among employees that the Securities and Exchange Commission has sought to access.  Despite Ripple’s protestations that complying would cost up to $1 million, the judge de

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Axie Infinity hits a new ATH at $155 while Bitcoin bulls aim for $50K

AXS, CVP and POLS lead altcoins higher while Bitcoin bulls search for a way to reclaim the $50,000 level. 4442 Total views 30 Total shares The wider cryptocurrency market fell under pressure on Oct. 4 as the momentum generated by Bitcoin’s (BTC) weekend spike above $49,000 was overshadowed by more global concerns related to the global financial system, rising inflation and supply chain challenges.  Despite these struggles, many altcoins manag

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OMG eyes a new all-time high after unveiling its 'Boba Network' layer-2 solution

Since hitting a bottom below $3 on July 20, OMG price has hiked 380% and now targets a new multi-year high. 21539 Total views 43 Total shares In September the frenzy that propelled the nonfungible token (NFT) sector quieted down but a burst of fresh energy emerged as the layer-two sector heated after the successful launch of Ethereum (ETH) scaling solutions like Arbitrum and Optimism.  Another project that has benefited from the sector's transi

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Shanghai Man: RMB stablecoin in Shanghai, Evergrande FUD, and FTX gains ground

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.   This week, the word “Evergrande” found its way into the vocabulary of every western investor. After years of watching the corporation’s football team on TV and drinking its bottled water, Crypto Twitter was the last place the Man in Shanghai expec

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Bragging rights: Twitter previews verification badge for NFT profile pics

Users will have the option to set crypto collectibles as their profile pic to impress everyone. 5277 Total views 64 Total shares Twitter has unveiled an in-development tool that will enable users to display a verified nonfungible token (NFT) as their profile picture. Mada Aflak, a senior software engineer at Twitter, shared a video demonstrating functionality that allows users to add NFTs to their accounts. Users can simply edit their profile, c

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Traders pile into altcoins after Bitcoin bulls take hold of $50K

LINA, SCRT and PRE each rallied by 20% and Bitcoin’s attempt to flip $50,000 to support could extend the current rally seen across the altcoin market. 4194 Total views 22 Total shares Bitcoin is back above $50,000 and bulls are currently attempting to secure a daily close above the oft-disputed level.  The strength of Bitcoin (BTC) has also helped to kickstart momentum in the altcoins and at the time of writing, several tokens are seeing gain

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Axie Infinity hits a new ATH at $155 while Bitcoin bulls aim for $50K

AXS, CVP and POLS lead altcoins higher while Bitcoin bulls search for a way to reclaim the $50,000 level. 5898 Total views 61 Total shares The wider cryptocurrency market fell under pressure on Oct. 4 as the momentum generated by Bitcoin’s (BTC) weekend spike above $49,000 was overshadowed by more global concerns related to the global financial system, rising inflation and supply chain challenges.  Despite these struggles, many altcoins manag

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6 Questions for Lisa N. Edwards of Getting Started In Crypto

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 Lisa N. Edwards, a cryptocurrency trading specialist who runs and co-owns Getting Started In Crypto. Lisa is an Elliott Wave specialist trader with 20-plus years of experience in traditional stocks and commodities, now exclusively trading cryptocurrency. She runs and co-owns Getting Started

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Ethereum fractal from 2017 that resulted in 7,000% gains for ETH appears again in 2021

The eerie deja vu scenario can see Ether hit $13,000 within six months if history repeats. 89636 Total views 327 Total shares Bids for Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), could rise to $13,000 in the next two months if history repeats itself. Ether saw a fractal indicator from 2017, consisting of at least four technical patterns that were instrumental in pushing ETH price up by over 7,000%. The same set of bullish indicators have flashed onc

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Crypto recovers on positive Fed and Evergrande news, then drops amid China FUD; Sorare and Dapper Labs raised a combined $930M: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 19-25

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 Crypto markets soar after Fed commits to printing and Evergrande plans to pay its debt The crypto markets were showing signs of recovery during the week as the U.S. Federal Reserve commit

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Morgan Stanley acquires more GBTC, Alibaba to halt crypto mining gear sales, and a possible scenario for $6 million BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 26-Oct. 2

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 DOGE co-founder sets sights on Ethereum bridge and NFTs for mass adoption Billy Markus, the co-founder of the beloved Dogecoin (DOGE), emphasized the importance of completing an Ethereum-

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Evolve or die: How smart contracts are shifting the crypto sector’s balance of power

Smart contract capabilities are rendering old-school megalithic crypto projects obsolete as blockchains evolve beyond just being a medium of exchange. 19529 Total views 85 Total shares One of the familiar themes seen in previous crypto market cycles is the shifting market caps, popularity and ranking of the top 10 projects that see significant gains during bull phases, only to fade into obscurity during the bear markets. For many of these projec

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Want to improve blockchain infrastructure? Work under layer-two solutions

The DeFi sector is not undergoing the dynamic shift toward layer-two adoption alone — NFTs are following suit. 11918 Total views 88 Total shares There has been a lot of talk about how blockchain unlocks endless enterprise opportunities. And although all this buzz has not entirely translated to tangible results, the explosion of the decentralized finance and nonfungible token (NFT) markets has laid down markers on what is achievable and how blo

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Mirror opens access to its blockchain blogging platform to all

The Mirror Protocol now accepts any contributor as long as they have an Ethereum address and wallet. 6401 Total views 32 Total shares Ethereum-based decentralized blogging platform Mirror has opened its doors to the wider public after months of running vote-based contributions only. Mirror was launched in December 2020 to enable selected writers to publish on the decentralized blogging platform. Contributors could gain access by getting voted fo

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Fan tokens: Day trading your favorite sports team

With the pandemic separating fans from their stadiums and sports clubs from their revenues, fan tokens are now big players in the game, helping teams generate revenue and bringing fans together again. Though stadium seats in some countries have been filled with paper cut-outs of fans to present a well-intentioned yet creepy facade of normality during the pandemic, the distance between the teams and their followers has grown farther apart. One solution is found in sports fan tokens. Through f

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Société Générale proposes historic $20M DAI loan in exchange for bond tokens

The digital assets division of the international bank wants to provide home loan-backed security tokens as collateral for the loan. 5276 Total views 39 Total shares One of France’s leading banks has turned to decentralized finance pioneer MakerDAO to propose the submission of bond tokens as collateral for a loan of the DAI stablecoin. The historic proposal, called “Security Tokens Refinancing,” was submitted to Maker’s governance forums

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Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

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 Cardano launches smart contracts after successful hard fork After years of anticipation, Charles Hoskinson’s brainchild, Cardano, finally launched its smart contract functionality via the

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MakerDAO founder's plans to address climate change and pivot back to ETH

Rune Christensen believes MakerDAO’s collateral should be mobilized to capital into sustainable investments. 6103 Total views 50 Total shares MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen has published an essay outlining measures that could be taken to make the protocol a vehicle for addressing climate change. In a lengthy Tuesday post published to the MakerDAO governance forum, Christensen asserts that MakerDAO should strive to ensure that all of its co

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Compound crisis averted? Securing exposed COMP could be just the start

Compound protocol has placed $150 million worth of COMP tokens at risk, but a bug fix is likely to remedy the situation after giving the community a scare. 2100 Total views 30 Total shares As the decentralized finance (DeFi) market continues to pique the interest of investors across the globe, a few incidents have shone a major spotlight on the vulnerabilities various platforms operating within this space are continually exposed to.  For exampl

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Ethereum risks drop below $3.2K as ETH price faces heavy resistance

A confluence of at least three different bearish indicators appears on Ethereum's multi-timeframe charts, suggesting that its ongoing bull run risks exhaustion. 16153 Total views 61 Total shares Ethereum's native token Ether (ETH) is at risk of falling below $3,200 in the coming sessions as its rally comes face-to-face with a strong resistance zone. In detail, the price of Ether swelled by almost 22% on a month-to-date timeframe in the wake o

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Is Axie Infinity overheating? AXS price hits record high following 100% QTD rally

The gaming token, which reached $150 in the early UTC hours of Monday, risks correcting below $90 as a key technical indicator identifies its overbought conditions. 13648 Total views 38 Total shares AXS, the native token of Axie Infinity, a play-to-earn nonfungible token (NFT) game built atop the Ethereum blockchain, rallied more than 100% on a quarter-to-date (QTD) timeframe to refresh a new record high above $155. Nonetheless, the cryptocur

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CoinSwitch Kuber becomes crypto unicorn, Bitcoin returns to a $1T market cap, and a bullish 2017 Ethereum fractal resurfaces: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 3-9

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 Indian crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber raises $260M Indian crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber closed a $260 million Series C funding round this week at a valuation of $1.91 billion, adding

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AMC Theatres debuts crypto payments for e-gift card purchases

The major American theater chain wants to let customers buy movie tickets with crypto by 2022. 4303 Total views 103 Total shares American cinema giant AMC Theatres is steadily approaching its goal of accepting cryptocurrency payments by year-end, now debuting crypto purchases for electronic gift cards. AMC customers can now buy digital gift cards with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) directly through the AMC website, mobile app and theaters,

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Bitcoin price is back at $50K, but exactly how 'bullish' are the bulls?

Bitcoin's futures markets premium and options risk gauge show no signs of excessive leverage or FOMO from traders — yet. 17379 Total views 48 Total shares Cryptocurrency markets rallied 12.5% over the past seven days to reach a $2.44 trillion market capitalization. However, that move doesn't seem to be inspiring confidence because the same level was tested 16 days ago when a 27% retrace followed Ether's (ETH) attempt to break $3,650 over the n

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Crypto City: Guide to Tokyo

This “Crypto City” guide looks at Tokyo’s crypto culture, the city’s most notable projects and people, its financial infrastructure, at which retailers accept crypto and where you can find blockchain education courses — and there’s even a short history with all the juicy details of famous controversies and collapses. Fast facts City: Tokyo Country: Japan Population: 14M Founded: 1603 Language: Japanese The largest city in Japan — actually an amalgamation of 23 different war

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US Senator Warren introduces bill to study crypto’s role in ransomware

The Ransom Disclosure Act aims to help the Department of Homeland Security gather critical data on ransom payments in cryptocurrency and fiat. 3760 Total views 75 Total shares As cryptocurrency adoption continues apace in the United States, lawmakers want to better understand how it’s used — for both legal and illegal purposes. The Ransom Disclosure Act, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Deborah Ross, would require vi

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3 reasons why Terra (LUNA) price hit a new all-time high

The successful launch of the long-awaited Columbus-5 upgrade is just one of the factors in LUNA’s ascension to a new record high. 16672 Total views 26 Total shares Protocol upgrades are one of the biggest drivers of momentum because they show developers' dedication to fixing bugs, incorporating user requests and adding new features that make the protocol competitive and shore up the token's value. One project that has seen its token price rall

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Bitkraft VC launches $75M investment fund for blockchain gaming

Bitkraft’s new $75-million token fund has already closed investments in six different projects. 6829 Total views 28 Total shares Esports, gaming and interactive media investment platform Bitkraft VC has established a $75-million token fund for investing in blockchain gaming and digital entertainment. The fund uses a “stage-agnostic” strategy, meaning that it will put money in companies and startups at any business development stage. Apart

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Axie Infinity hits a new ATH at $155 while Bitcoin bulls aim for $50K

AXS, CVP and POLS lead altcoins higher while Bitcoin bulls search for a way to reclaim the $50,000 level. 6448 Total views 61 Total shares The wider cryptocurrency market fell under pressure on Oct. 4 as the momentum generated by Bitcoin’s (BTC) weekend spike above $49,000 was overshadowed by more global concerns related to the global financial system, rising inflation and supply chain challenges.  Despite these struggles, many altcoins manag

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Is Axie Infinity overheating? AXS price hits record high following 100% QTD rally

The gaming token, which reached $150 in the early UTC hours of Monday, risks correcting below $90 as a key technical indicator identifies its overbought conditions. 13854 Total views 38 Total shares AXS, the native token of Axie Infinity, a play-to-earn nonfungible token (NFT) game built atop the Ethereum blockchain, rallied more than 100% on a quarter-to-date (QTD) timeframe to refresh a new record high above $155. Nonetheless, the cryptocur

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Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen awarded NFT trophy after tournament win

Following the competition, a replica of Carlsen’s NFT trophy was auctioned off to a fan for 6.88 ETH. 5466 Total views 103 Total shares For the first time in chess history, grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has been awarded a nonfungible token (NFT) trophy for winning an international chess tournament, Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT). The tournament minted a number of NFT trophies and collectibles to indefinitely preserve the game’s most defi

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Crypto scoring big with European football

The Beautiful Game. Soccer, or football, as those living in the “old world” tend to call it. It’s a sport that has many names, a sport that commands a support base of some 4 billion people.  The power of football is undeniable. Its best players, the Ronaldos and the Messis, are some of the most recognizable people on the planet. Its biggest teams have millions of fans scattered across the world and broadcasters reach more than half of the people on the planet. The European football in

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AMC Theaters' acceptance of Dogecoin follows viral community appeal

Over the past week, social memecoin DOGE has risen 25% above the previous psychological price threshold of $0.25. 12042 Total views 99 Total shares Following an overwhelmingly positive response to a Twitter poll on Sept. 21, CEO of AMC Theater Adam Aron announced Wednesday that the chain would officially accept Dogecoin payments for digital gift cards via BitPay Wallet.  The Dogecoin community — notoriously passionate for adoption initiatives

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Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen awarded NFT trophy after tournament win

Following the competition, a replica of Carlsen’s NFT trophy was auctioned off to a fan for 6.88 ETH. 5545 Total views 103 Total shares For the first time in chess history, grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has been awarded a nonfungible token (NFT) trophy for winning an international chess tournament, Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT). The tournament minted a number of NFT trophies and collectibles to indefinitely preserve the game’s most defi

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Navigating the NFT minefield: It should be made easy for first-time buyers

In order to sustain the growth of NFTs, it is important that new buyers aren’t deterred from purchasing NFTs due to high gas fees. 9488 Total views 44 Total shares Whether it’s baseball players or shiny Pokemon cards, collectibles have been a cultural mainstay in human behavior since the Renaissance. Memorabilia from famous films or items of clothing worn by a celebrity can be auctioned and sold for eye-watering amounts. Take the prototype B

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Judge orders Ripple to hand over 1 million Slack messages to the SEC

Ripple is now required to produce terabytes of Slack messages to the SEC that were previously withheld due to an apparent data error. 34425 Total views 92 Total shares United States Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has ordered Ripple to produce 1 million missing Slack messages among employees that the Securities and Exchange Commission has sought to access.  Despite Ripple’s protestations that complying would cost up to $1 million, the judge de

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Polkadot eyes breakout to $75 after DOT price rally sets up classic bullish reversal

The inverted head and shoulders pattern hints at a decisive breakout move in the Polkadot market. 10567 Total views 65 Total shares Polkadot (DOT) chart technicals suggest it may rally to a new record high near $75 if DOT can manage to close above its $41–$43 range decisively. That’s according to a classic bullish reversal setup known as an inverse head and shoulders (HS) that forms when the price undergoes three selloffs during a period o

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Bitkraft VC launches $75M investment fund for blockchain gaming

Bitkraft’s new $75-million token fund has already closed investments in six different projects. 7067 Total views 28 Total shares Esports, gaming and interactive media investment platform Bitkraft VC has established a $75-million token fund for investing in blockchain gaming and digital entertainment. The fund uses a “stage-agnostic” strategy, meaning that it will put money in companies and startups at any business development stage. Apart

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Binance Coin eyes $560 next after BNB price 'Cup and Handle' breakout

BNB price gets a boost as Binance launches a $1 billion blockchain fund. 7286 Total views 65 Total shares The ongoing price boom in the Binance Coin (BNB) market is painting a classic bullish chart pattern with an upside target of $560. Dubbed as Cup and Handle, the pattern appears when the price forms an advance that appears like a U-shaped trend (Cup). That follows up with a formation of a descending channel range (Handle). A breakout above th

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Ripple is helping Bhutan pilot a CBDC

The company claimed its CBDC solution would allow Bhutan’s central bank to deploy a digital ngultrum “without compromising financial stability or monetary policy objectives.” 7899 Total views 33 Total shares The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan is partnering with Ripple to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the mountainous kingdom. In a Wednesday announcement, Ripple Labs said Bhutan’s central bank would be taking advantag

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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. 20866 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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XRP price chart 'bull flag' puts the next bullish target at $1.50

In the ongoing SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit, the judge has sided with the latter over its request for "fair use" access to internal documents from the U.S. regulator. 31880 Total views 89 Total shares The price of XRP edged higher on Sept. 2 as traders assessed Ripple Labs gaining an edge over the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in an ongoing courtroom battle. The XRP/USD exchange rate surged 4.74% to reach $1.296 for the first time

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Price analysis 10/15: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, UNI

Hopes of a BTC ETF approval sent Bitcoin charging toward a new all-time high and several altcoins are also breaking out of bullish setups. 27919 Total views 44 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) rose within a few steps of $63,000 today for the first time since April 18. The recent surge in the price may have been caused after various documents pointed to the eventual approval of a futures-based BTC ETF by the United States Securities and Exchange Commis

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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. 20916 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 responsibility behind a crypto lender’s asset listing

With the lack of regulation and common standards, a lot depends on crypto companies’ social responsibility and blockchain-based CSR. 4415 Total views 34 Total shares Crypto lenders are the institutions situated between consumers and the untamed, blockchain-based, and often unregulated space of cryptocurrencies. As such, they are in a peculiar position when it comes to responsibility towards their customers and the assets for which they provide

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Shanghai Man: Fiat on-ramps dry up in China, crypto topics censored on social media

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.   This week China is back to work after its week-long national day celebrations, an event that is always filled with flag-waving, military parades and enthusiastic nationalism. This year’s version was intensified by the recent homecoming of Huawei execu

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Why HODL for 48 hours? Because your altcoin wallet will thank you

Even in the fast-paced cryptocurrency market, favorable conditions that fuel massive rallies often take days to materialize. 46174 Total views 77 Total shares It might seem that the volatility of digital assets’ prices and the lightning speed with which crypto markets move would mean that those who act fastest secure the heftiest rewards. And, in certain cases, this holds true. For example, when an announcement of a token’s listing on Coinb

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The responsibility behind a crypto lender’s asset listing

With the lack of regulation and common standards, a lot depends on crypto companies’ social responsibility and blockchain-based CSR. 5016 Total views 34 Total shares Crypto lenders are the institutions situated between consumers and the untamed, blockchain-based, and often unregulated space of cryptocurrencies. As such, they are in a peculiar position when it comes to responsibility towards their customers and the assets for which they provide

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6 Questions for Yat Siu of Animoca Brands

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 Yat Siu, the co-founder, group executive chairman and managing director of Animoca Brands, who leads various NFT projects. A veteran technology entrepreneur and investor, Yat is the co-founder, group executive chairman and managing director of Animoca Brands — a global leader in blockcha

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

Analysts say Bitcoin has started its journey toward a new all-time high and the sideways action from altcoins suggests traders are shifting funds into BTC. 34248 Total views 55 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) resumed its rally on Oct. 11 and climbed close to $58,000. This marks an almost 100% recovery from the May plunge and shows that any regulatory action by China is having only a temporary effect. The strong rally in Bitcoin in the past few days h

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Ethereum price hits $3,800, boosting bulls' control in Friday's ETH options expiry

ETH price recaptured the $3,800 level and derivatives data signals bulls are well-positioned for Friday's $385 million options expiry. 12412 Total views 75 Total shares Ether (ETH) entered a slightly bullish channel earlier this month and currently, the price is marching toward the $3,800 level. Despite the recent turbulence, Ether bulls are set to bag a $53 million profit on Oct. 15's weekly options expiry.  Investors also appear to be disinte

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DeFi picks up the pace as alternate blockchains and NFTs boom

On the back of the incredible crypto market recovery and the boom in NFT markets, the DeFi market has grown 18% in October. 14366 Total views 27 Total shares As September ended, the cryptocurrency markets recovered from the so-called “September curse” handsomely to hit a market capitalization of $2.32 trillion. The decentralized finance (DeFi) market has been an integral part of this growth. The total value locked (TVL) in DeFi protocols gre

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Q3 saw significant crypto market recovery from May crash, says new report

Despite anti-crypto regulatory policies, the cryptocurrency market made steady gains throughout Q3 2021. 2478 Total views 38 Total shares Cryptocurrency data aggregator CoinGecko has released its Q3 2021 report showing massive gains across several crypto market sectors. Following the May market crash, Q3 began on a low ebb for the crypto space, with market capitalization dipping even further in late July below the $1.2 trillion, less than half o

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

Analysts say Bitcoin has started its journey toward a new all-time high and the sideways action from altcoins suggests traders are shifting funds into BTC. 34488 Total views 55 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) resumed its rally on Oct. 11 and climbed close to $58,000. This marks an almost 100% recovery from the May plunge and shows that any regulatory action by China is having only a temporary effect. The strong rally in Bitcoin in the past few days h

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Famed Brit photographer Platon’s NFTs have stars in their eyes

Platon, the British photographer famous for his close-up portraits of world leaders, is using NFT photos of the human iris to show how humans can be reduced to a unique but unrecognizable image. He even did one self-portrait of his own iris — but, if placed in an iris lineup, he could not tell his own from anyone else’s. Platon only uses one name – like Prince, he says. His first human portrait reduction took place in June 2021, when he auctioned 12 anonymous irises as NFTs, each one pr

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Following Bitcoin’s all-time high, DeFi TVL hits a record high above $233B

The total value locked in DeFi protocols soared to $233.8 billion as rising token prices and the increasing integration of stablecoins helped send the metric to a record high. 3529 Total views 69 Total shares Bullish sentiment is running high across the cryptocurrency market on Oct. 20 as Bitcoin’s (BTC) surge to a new all-time high at $67,000 thrust the digital asset into uncharted territory and investors are closely watching to see how altco

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Ripple launches $250M fund for NFT creators

“We believe NFTs embody the promise of tokenization and represent a tipping point for its embrace by the mainstream,” said Ripple. 6681 Total views 75 Total shares Ripple Labs is launching a fund for creators, marketplaces and brands to explore new use cases for nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, on its ledger. In a Wednesday announcement, Ripple said the $250 million fund would be focused on accelerating adoption in the crypto space by working wi

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Rarible introduces zero-cost NFT minting feature

The platform is seeking to lower the Ethereum gas fees that restrict many investors in the emerging nonfungible token market. 9143 Total views 57 Total shares Nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace Rarible has introduced a new functionality titled “lazy minting” that promises users the ability to create nonfungible tokens at zero cost — all while enhancing environmental sustainability on the platform. Instead of the traditional method whereby

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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. 21206 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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Bitcoin sheds 6% in battle for all-time high support amid falling funding rates

Bitcoin markets are getting slowly cleansed of irrational exuberance with a classic drawdown toward $60,000. 10189 Total views 21 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) briefly dipped below $63,000 on Oct. 21 as a standard correction cooled the market. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin battles for new support at old peak Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it came off all-time high

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Slow and steady is path to crypto riches says YouTube star

When Nicholas Merten saw a video explaining Bitcoin in November 2011, he brushed it off, later lamenting that “I unfortunately did not do the right thing.” It’s hard to blame him, after all, he was only 13.  Now 23, he runs DataDash , a YouTube channel with over 470,000 subscribers, making it among the largest focused on the cryptocurrency industry. There, he shares tips about trading and makes thoughtful, balanced, and interesting commentary on various relevant topics along with o

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Bitcoin extends correction as Ethereum sees ‘picture perfect rejection’ at all-time highs

A copycat move from ETH leaves investors noticeably disappointed and puts the brakes on the “up only” trend of the past week. 33011 Total views 130 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) stayed closer to $60,000 on Oct. 22 after the largest altcoin, Ether (ETH), failed to cement new all-time highs. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView ETH all-time high? Blink and you’ll miss it Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and Tradi

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Mono X launches mainnet on Ethereum and Polygon

The platform will offer a suite of four assets on Ethereum, and a further five on Polygon. 6468 Total views 21 Total shares Automated market maker (AMM) MonoX has announced the official launch of its mainnet platform, offering investors a full complement of swap and liquidity capabilities on the Ethereum and Polygon blockchain networks. With the release of this new service, Mono X is aiming to establish a cost-effective and accessible infrastruc

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Bitcoin extends correction as Ethereum sees ‘picture perfect rejection’ at all-time highs

A copycat move from ETH leaves investors noticeably disappointed and puts the brakes on the “up only” trend of the past week. 38336 Total views 130 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) stayed closer to $60,000 on Oct. 22 after the largest altcoin, Ether (ETH), failed to cement new all-time highs. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView ETH all-time high? Blink and you’ll miss it Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and Tradi

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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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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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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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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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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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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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