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ATOM rallies 100% in a week: What’s behind the rerating of Cosmos?

ATOM, the native cryptocurrency of the Cosmos blockchain protocol, has rallied by over 100% in the past week.  Analysts are attributing the rally of ATOM to two major fundamental factors. First, in recent weeks, layer one blockchain protocols, like Avalanche (AVAX) and Polkadot (DOT) have gone through a major rerating. Second, the utility of ATOM that enables holders of the cryptocurrency to earn through swap, gas, and transaction fees could make it more compelling for investors. ATOM/USDT 1-

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Jack Dorsey commits $1M to Coin Center on top of Grayscale’s $2M donation

2021 is shaping up to be a generous year for cryptocurrency donations. On Wednesday, Coin Center, the leading cryptocurrency nonprofit in Washington, D.C., announced that it had raised millions in additional funding from high-profile names in the crypto industry.  Jerry Brito, Coin Center’s executive director, tweeted that his organization had received enough donations to claim the $1 million in matched contributions from Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest crypto fund manager. Les

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Monero community wants Elon Musk to add XMR as Tesla payment option

The Monero community has posted a proposal to add XMR as a payment option on the Tesla website. Shortly after Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors hinted that they may start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments its electric cars, the Monero community suggested that XMR could also be a good payment option. After posting a CCS proposal on Feb. 9, the Monero community has raised 890 XMR ($155,000) in a move to add Monero as a payment option for a new Tesla alongside Bitcoin.  As part of the proposa

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OKEx integrates .crypto domain-based payments from Unstoppable Domains

Global cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced Feb. 9 that it has integrated support for blockchain-based addresses from Unstoppable Domains into its customer wallets. This means that rather than needing to provide individual wallet addresses for each token type, users can send and receive any of the many currencies supported by both OKEx and Unstoppable Domains via a single .crypto or .zil domain name. In practice, this functionality was already available for incoming transactions.

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Cardano (ADA) price rallies 139% following smart contract implementation

Cardano’s (ADA) price has increased 100% since Feb. 1 as social media engagement and excitement about the addition of smart contract functionality is propelling ADA to its highest price level since the bull market of January 2018.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that ADA rose from $0.35 on Feb. 1 to its current price of $0.71, a move which has elevated Cardano to the 4th ranked cryptocurrency by total market cap. ADA/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

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Coinsquare launches Quick Trade mobile app with instant funding

Coinsquare, the Toronto-based digital currency platform, has announced a new mobile trading application designed to simplify the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies in Canada.  Quick Trade was officially unveiled Monday, allowing commission-free transactions of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BTC). A total of 15 trading pairs are available at launch, with “many more digital assets to be onboarded over the coming months,” the company said. The

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Blackrock CEO calls Bitcoin an untested asset in a ‘very small market’

Just one week after asset manager Blackrock appeared to be preparing to invest in Bitcoin futures, CEO Larry Fink has some mixed messages on crypto. In an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Fink referred to Bitcoin (BTC) as a volatile asset within “a very small market.” The CEO’s remarks continued, with fascination over the media coverage of Bitcoin, given that the “asset category is so small compared to other asset categories.” “[Bitcoin] could be another store of w

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3 reasons why Uniswap (UNI) token hit a new all-time high above $15

Uniswap’s decentralized exchange has emerged as one of the critical pieces in the decentralized finance sector, with the DEX benefiting from the first-mover advantage after it became the go-to exchange for new projects and traders in 2020.  In late 2020, 400 UNI tokens were distributed to all wallet addresses that previously provided liquidity on the platform at at its peak thhe impromptu airdrop was worth north of $3,500. By late October of 2020 the DeFi market has sold-off sharply and this

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Robinhood users are still limited to one GameStop share

Troubled trading app Robinhood has been narrowing the list of restricted stocks on its platform but is still keeping major restrictions on GameStop shares.  According to its website, Robinhood has lowered its list of restrictions to eight different stocks including GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry, Express, Genius Brands International, Koss, Naked Brand Group and Nokia. Robinhood previously limited trading for as many as 50 stocks on Friday, CNBC reported. As per the new restrictions, Robinhood users

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Robinhood reportedly shelves IPO plans in wake of GameStop PR disaster

Trading app Robinhood may have put its plans for an initial public offering on hold after public opinion turned against the company in the wake of its response to the short squeeze on GameStop (GME). According to Fox Business Network’s Charles Gasparino, sources inside Robinhood say the company’s only focus is surviving the fallout from the drama it currently finds itself engulfed in, and will pause its plans for an IPO launch for now.  SCOOP: Ppl inside @RobinhoodApp tell @FoxBusiness pla

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Microsoft wins US patent for ‘ledger-independent token service’

Microsoft’s new device is designed to allow developers to write code for managing tokens in a manner that is blockchain agnostic. 6401 Total views 63 Total shares American tech giant Microsoft has won a blockchain-related patent for techniques for implementing a cross-chain token management system. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted the patent to Microsoft’s subsidiary, Microsoft Technology Licensing, on Tuesday.

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Blockchain is as revolutionary as electricity: Big Ideas with Jason Potts

Economics Professor Jason Potts is co-director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University. He sees blockchain technology as a fundamental institutional technology revolution comparable to the emergence of companies and the internet — perhaps even as world-changing as the invention of electricity. What’s the last big technological change that had the same sort of impact that you believe blockchain will have? I think the obvious one is the internet, which was a profound revolut

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7 New Rules of Money for 2021

Practical Wisdom - Interesting Ideas Practical Wisdom is honoured to have you onboard our exciting journey. With each video, we will teach you something interesting about our exciting world. The world is an amazing, fascinating place, brimming with wonder, astonishing ideas, events and things. Here, we gather some of the world’s most profound ideas, thoughts and events, on topics ranging from science, health, economics, business, happiness, history, and much more. We try our best to mak

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Minting, distributing and selling NFTs must involve copyright law

Nonfungible tokens would be problematic without the validation and verification of copyright ownership in the NFT-minting process. 6714 Total views 49 Total shares Everyone is wild about nonfungible tokens (NFTs). The first half of 2021 alone saw NFTs from Andy Warhol, NFTs of the code for the World Wide Web, the first-ever Tweet and, of course, the famous $69 million NFT sale of Beeple’s “Everydays.” Whether this explosive rise of NFTs is

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Blockchain is as revolutionary as electricity: Big Ideas with Jason Potts

Economics Professor Jason Potts is co-director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University. He sees blockchain technology as a fundamental institutional technology revolution comparable to the emergence of companies and the internet — perhaps even as world-changing as the invention of electricity. What’s the last big technological change that had the same sort of impact that you believe blockchain will have? I think the obvious one is the internet, which was a profound revolut

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FTX’s Bankman-Fried remains cautious about nascent NFT space

The prominent crypto mogul highlighted the rapid adoption of nonfungible tokens as a potential cause for investor caution. 2841 Total views 109 Total shares In an interview with CNBC’s Street Signs Asia released Tuesday, Sam Bankman-Fried expressed optimistic caution surrounding the pace of nonfungible tokens’ (NFT) growth over the last year, warning investors that they could become vulnerable to the volatile market dynamics if improperly ed

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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. 55862 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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3LAU introduces blockchain music platform Royal with $16M raise

The upcoming blockchain-based music investment platform is open to using different blockchain technologies. 4513 Total views 89 Total shares Electronic dance music producer and DJ Justin Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, has officially announced the launch of a blockchain-based music investment platform Royal. The announcement comes in conjunction with the platform raising $16 million in a seed funding round led by crypto-focused invest

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Visa invests $150,000 in NFT CryptoPunk asset

Visa has made a sizable investment in the NFT space, acquiring a popular digitally pixelated CryptoPunk. 7828 Total views 10 Total shares Credit card giant Visa has made a substantial splash on its emergence into the nonfungible token (NFT) space with a $150,000 acquisition of a CryptoPunk, the collective of digital artworks that pioneered the mainstream culture of the space back in 2017. In a blog post announcement released on Monday, Cuy She

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Let’s be clear: Blockchain technology is infrastructure

With continued dialogue between the blockchain industry and the U.S. Congress, there is still hope that regulatory legislation will arrive at a mutually beneficial resolution. 10432 Total views 164 Total shares In recent weeks, the blockchain industry made headlines as it engaged in intense discussions with lawmakers after a $28 billion crypto tax reporting proposal unexpectedly became part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (BID). Ultimatel

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Monero price rises 20% after Atomic Swap implementation

The Monero Project introduced a new trustless way to exchange between Monero and Bitcoin last week. 11474 Total views 140 Total shares Monero (XMR), the largest privacy-focused cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has posted a 20% price surge following the launch of the Atomic Swap implementation program last week. On Friday, the Monero Project officially announced a rollout of the Atomic Swap implementation developed by the cross-blockchai

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Bitcoin rejects $51K after Michael Saylor reveals new BTC purchase — What’s next?

Bitcoin is correcting after a big announcement from Michael Saylor and facing crucial resistance at $51,000. 65619 Total views 115 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is currently facing a crucial resistance to breakthrough after a massive rally of 70% since the recent low in July at $28,000. This resistance is found in the psychological area between $50,000 and $51,000 and can be classified as the final hurdle before a new all-time high. This correction

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Cointelegraph Consulting: Going down the Metaverse

The Metaverse allows people to interact with one another, digital objects and the physical world through their avatar in a virtual environment. 6926 Total views 25 Total shares As nonfungible token sales appear reanimated after a nearly two-month dry spell from their apex in May, a particular NFT application is gaining popularity more than ever: metaverses. Metaverses have gained their fair share of media attention lately, with big moves coming

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Price analysis 8/9: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, XRP, DOGE, DOT, UNI, BCH, LINK

Bitcoin’s break above the 200-day SMA suggests that the downtrend could be over, and that may pull buyers back into altcoins. 38562 Total views 17 Total shares Bitcoin’s (BTC) recovery from $29,482.61 on July 21 has continued to surpass one resistance after another. On Aug. 9, Bitcoin rose above the 200-day simple moving average, an indicator watched by institutional investors to determine whether the asset is bullish or bearish. A positive

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Forget Lambos, NFTs are the new crypto status symbol

NFTs continue to dominate the crypto conversation, with PNGs on social media profile pictures becoming the new hype. 4805 Total views 87 Total shares Not so many years ago, Lamborghinis were the main “flex” for crypto “moon-boys” as token prices reached astronomic valuations. Several high-profile cryptocurrency proponents made it a habit of arriving at conferences behind the wheels of exotic supercars and “when Lambo” was a popular r

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Fetch.ai launches NFT platform for AI-generated art

Artificial intelligence could provide nonfungible token creators with a more streamlined approach for creating and selling their digital art. 7369 Total views 256 Total shares Blockchain artificial intelligence lab Fetch.ai has launched a new NFT marketplace for AI-generated art, giving users the ability to create digital collectibles in a collaborative setting through machine learning technology.  The new platform, dubbed Colearn Paint, allows

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Blockchain technology can change the world, and not just via crypto

Blockchain offers great efficiency — and this is the main reason it will be increasingly prevalent over the next decade. 11509 Total views 348 Total shares Over the last three or four years, blockchain adoption has expanded tremendously, and each industry is exploring different use cases for the technology. There are multiple aspects of blockchain — from business to technical and more — but with the way the industry is exploding, it’s re

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3LAU introduces blockchain music platform Royal with $16M raise

The upcoming blockchain-based music investment platform is open to using different blockchain technologies. 4987 Total views 89 Total shares Electronic dance music producer and DJ Justin Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, has officially announced the launch of a blockchain-based music investment platform Royal. The announcement comes in conjunction with the platform raising $16 million in a seed funding round led by crypto-focused invest

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Shanghai Man: Hack of little-known Poly Network highlights East-West crypto divide

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.   After ThorCHAIN and Chainswap were exploited, it’s safe to say that hacking cross-chain bridges seems to be the style of the season. This week, it was local project Poly Network that was fleeced of $615 million before leading the crypto co

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Cointelegraph Consulting: Going down the Metaverse

The Metaverse allows people to interact with one another, digital objects and the physical world through their avatar in a virtual environment. 7466 Total views 25 Total shares As nonfungible token sales appear reanimated after a nearly two-month dry spell from their apex in May, a particular NFT application is gaining popularity more than ever: metaverses. Metaverses have gained their fair share of media attention lately, with big moves coming

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India CBDC pilot may commence in December, says RBI governor

India’s central bank is carefully considering the merits of issuing a digital rupee, while CBDC exploration continues to gather steam across the globe. 3965 Total views 202 Total shares The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could commence preliminary central bank digital currency (CBDC) trials before the end of the year. Speaking to CNBC on Thursday, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said that the central bank was “being extremely careful” in its han

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Work hard at playing: How video game job markets may develop 

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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New Blockchain Lab aims to modernize the mortgage industry

Business consulting firm Zventus announces a blockchain lab designed to revolutionize the mortgage sector. 15493 Total views 76 Total shares Global business provider Zventus announced a new blockchain initiative on Monday called the “Mortgage Blockchain Lab.” The lab is meant to collate the resources of several mortgage experts, technology firms and academic institutions to collaborate on blockchain research and development focused on the mo

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Blockchain technology can change the world, and not just via crypto

Blockchain offers great efficiency — and this is the main reason it will be increasingly prevalent over the next decade. 12118 Total views 348 Total shares Over the last three or four years, blockchain adoption has expanded tremendously, and each industry is exploring different use cases for the technology. There are multiple aspects of blockchain — from business to technical and more — but with the way the industry is exploding, it’s re

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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. 17247 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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China mining shock may not be over yet, experts suggest

Despite Bitcoin’s perceived hash rate recovery, analysts noted that the recent 150 EH/s reading was based on a short 24-hour window. 4934 Total views 29 Total shares Earlier this year, the Chinese government took the momentous step to ban any crypto mining operations based within its borders, causing a massive exodus of hashing power — 168 exa hashes per second (EH/s) to nearly 86 EH/s as of June 23, representing a drop of nearly 40% — fro

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Cointelegraph Consulting: Going down the Metaverse

The Metaverse allows people to interact with one another, digital objects and the physical world through their avatar in a virtual environment. 7628 Total views 25 Total shares As nonfungible token sales appear reanimated after a nearly two-month dry spell from their apex in May, a particular NFT application is gaining popularity more than ever: metaverses. Metaverses have gained their fair share of media attention lately, with big moves coming

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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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Internet Computer to release 10,000 free NFTs in debut drop

Dfinity’s clown-based collectibles are seemingly inspired by musical duo Insane Clown Posse and the early NFT project, CryptoPunks. 58838 Total views 125 Total shares Dfinity’s Internet Computer has announced the release of 10,000 nonfungible tokens (NFT). Users are eligible to claim their free token Wednesday at 8 pm UTC. Conceptualized by brothers Przemek and Tomasz Chojecki, alongside Adam Stępnik, the trio was inspired to create the ava

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How does the infrastructure bill affect the mining industry in the US?

The uncertain language — intentional or not — of the infrastructure bill poses an existential threat to the U.S. Bitcoin mining industry. 6211 Total views 10 Total shares On August 10, the United States Senate voted to pass a $1 trillion bill to revitalize America’s infrastructure. From the standpoint of the crypto community, miners in particular, the Senate’s foray into crypto legislation has been a disaster. Unless the language definin

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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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ShapeShift open-sources its upcoming version 2 platform code

The Erik Voorhees-led company is making strides to fully decentralize its corporate structure. In July, ShapeShift announced the largest airdrop in history as part of its decentralization pledge. 1525 Total views 29 Total shares As part of its ongoing decentralization efforts, non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift announced Thursday that it has open-sourced the code of its upcoming version two platform, giving developers the opportuni

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Nigeria’s central bank issues draft guidelines on e-naira CBDC project

The CBN says the proposed central bank digital currency will offer parity of value and will operate as a non-interest-bearing CBDC. 4297 Total views 10 Total shares The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued preliminary guidelines for its proposed e-naira digital currency. In a sensitization document sent to commercial banks in the country, the CBN outlined several design features of the central bank digital currency (CBDC). According to the d

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ShapeShift open-sources its upcoming version 2 platform code

The Erik Voorhees-led company is making strides to fully decentralize its corporate structure. In July, ShapeShift announced the largest airdrop in history as part of its decentralization pledge. 1572 Total views 29 Total shares As part of its ongoing decentralization efforts, non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift announced Thursday that it has open-sourced the code of its upcoming version two platform, giving developers the opportuni

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Shanghai Man: Hack of little-known Poly Network highlights East-West crypto divide

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.   After ThorCHAIN and Chainswap were exploited, it’s safe to say that hacking cross-chain bridges seems to be the style of the season. This week, it was local project Poly Network that was fleeced of $615 million before leading the crypto co

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Russian man gets three-year sentence for stealing a friend’s mining rig

The 34-year-old convict was reportedly unable to make use of the stolen mining equipment due to a “lack of relevant knowledge.” 2748 Total views 11 Total shares Authorities from Russia’s Zavolzhsky district have found a 34-year-old local man guilty of stealing cryptocurrency mining equipment worth more than 1.6 million Russian rubles (nearly $22,000). According to a report shared by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Yaroslavl Region, the s

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Crypto exchange OKEx launches DeFi hub and NFT marketplace

OKEx is expanding its decentralized finance footprint with a DeFi Hub and a marketplace for creating and selling NFTs. 3298 Total views 45 Total shares Global crypto exchange OKEx is ramping up its decentralized finance (DeFi) efforts with the introduction of DeFi Hub, a decentralized digital asset ecosystem that includes a marketplace for nonfungible tokens (NFTs).  According to a Thursday announcement, the crypto spot and derivatives exchange

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New Blockchain Lab aims to modernize the mortgage industry

Business consulting firm Zventus announces a blockchain lab designed to revolutionize the mortgage sector. 17041 Total views 76 Total shares Global business provider Zventus announced a new blockchain initiative on Monday called the “Mortgage Blockchain Lab.” The lab is meant to collate the resources of several mortgage experts, technology firms and academic institutions to collaborate on blockchain research and development focused on the mo

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Chinese banks explore e-yuan for selling investment funds and insurance

Bank of Communications and China Construction Bank are working with fund managers and insurers to facilitate e-yuan payments for Chinese citizens. 2395 Total views 35 Total shares Government-backed Chinese banks have reportedly started exploring new use cases for the digital yuan by allowing citizens to use it to buy insurance products and investment funds online. The South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday that leading Chinese banks such

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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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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. 18885 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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Survey finds Europeans want home countries to regulate crypto, not EU

A recent poll regarding European cryptocurrency policy saw the participation of 31,000 respondents across 12 member states of the European Union. 2394 Total views 30 Total shares A large-scale poll across 12 European Union member states revealed that a majority of Europeans would prefer local governments to create and regulate cryptocurrencies.  Redfield Wilton Strategies carried out a survey for Euronews, polling 31,000 respondents from Esto

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Shanghai Special: Crypto crackdown fallout and what happens next

The summer of regulatory action has now become a global phenomenon. Lawmakers and politicians are waving their fingers and making threats toward the industry’s leading virtual asset service providers — a term coined by the FATF to describe exchanges, wallets, custodians and even DeFi platforms.  But when it comes to crackdowns on cryptocurrency, few places do it with the effectiveness and experience of the Chinese government. Unlike in the United States, China’s regulators are n

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US defense contractor Simba Chain raises $25 million to boost NFT efforts

The $25 million funding round, led by Valley Capital Partners, will enable Simba Chain to dedicate resources to new trends in the blockchain space. 3558 Total views 10 Total shares The United States-based blockchain startup Simba Chain, which provides technology for several U.S. defense organizations, raised fresh funds to scale the business and tap new opportunities like nonfungible tokens (NFTs). The $25 million Series A funding round was led

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VeChain Thor mainnet reaches 10 million blocks milestone with no downtime

Supply chain management platform hits blockchain milestone as major consensus upgrade nears. 12652 Total views 293 Total shares Supply chain platform VeChain has reached a milestone in terms of uptime and processed blocks on the VeChain Thor mainnet. The VeChain Foundation posted the achievement on its Twitter feed on Wednesday, adding that it was “a major milestone that is testament to our public blockchain’s scalability, security, and roc

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ICPunks to release 10,000 free NFTs in debut drop on the Internet Computer

ICPunks clown-based collectibles are seemingly inspired by musical duo Insane Clown Posse and the early NFT project, CryptoPunks. 93684 Total views 125 Total shares ICPunks has announced the release of 10,000 nonfungible tokens (NFT) on the Internet Computer. Users are eligible to claim their free token Wednesday at 8 pm UTC. Conceptualized by brothers Przemek and Tomasz Chojecki, alongside Adam Stępnik, the trio was inspired to create the avat

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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. 27914 Total views 149 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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Russian Sberbank plans to register its digital asset tool in September

As the largest banking and financial institution in Russia and one of the world’s biggest public companies, Sber’s move into digital assets is a significant one. 4041 Total views 7 Total shares Sber, the largest banking institution in Russia, continues progressing with the development of its blockchain-based platform for issuing digital assets. Anatoly Popov, deputy chairman of the executive board at Sber, said that the bank is planning to h

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VeChain Thor mainnet reaches 10 million blocks milestone with no downtime

Supply chain management platform hits blockchain milestone as major consensus upgrade nears. 12851 Total views 293 Total shares Supply chain platform VeChain has reached a milestone in terms of uptime and processed blocks on the VeChain Thor mainnet. The VeChain Foundation posted the achievement on its Twitter feed on Wednesday, adding that it was “a major milestone that is testament to our public blockchain’s scalability, security, and roc

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ICPunks to release 10,000 free NFTs in debut drop on the Internet Computer

ICPunks clown-based collectibles are seemingly inspired by musical duo Insane Clown Posse and the early NFT project, CryptoPunks. 96285 Total views 125 Total shares ICPunks has announced the release of 10,000 nonfungible tokens (NFT) on the Internet Computer. Users are eligible to claim their free token Wednesday at 8 pm UTC. Conceptualized by brothers Przemek and Tomasz Chojecki, alongside Adam Stępnik, the trio was inspired to create the avat

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VeChain Thor mainnet reaches 10 million blocks milestone with no downtime

Supply chain management platform hits blockchain milestone as major consensus upgrade nears. 12897 Total views 293 Total shares Supply chain platform VeChain has reached a milestone in terms of uptime and processed blocks on the VeChain Thor mainnet. The VeChain Foundation posted the achievement on its Twitter feed on Wednesday, adding that it was “a major milestone that is testament to our public blockchain’s scalability, security, and roc

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An Ethereum blockchain upgrade, crypto regulatory battles, and Bitcoin price discussion: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 1-7

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 Square to acquire Australian fintech Afterpay in $29B deal Jack Dorsey’s digital payments firm Square entered into a $29 billion stock deal to purchase Australian buy now, pay later (BNPL)

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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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Nigeria plans CBDC rollout, Salvadoran retirees protest Bitcoin Law, Twitter to add BTC and ETH tipping feature: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 29-Sept. 4

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 Nigeria’s central bank partners with fintech firm Bitt Inc. for CBDC rollout Central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs,  which some have described as the spawn of Satan, made headlin

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British tween earns almost $400K on NFT sales without a bank account

Benyamin Ahmed created and tokenized digital pictures of whale emojis and sold them in the form of NFTs during school vacation. 28769 Total views 168 Total shares A 12-year-old boy from London reportedly earned nearly $400,000 by selling a series of nonfungible tokens (NFT) during the school holidays. In an interview with Geo.tv, Benyamin Ahmed shared his excitement about being able to make money online by selling NFT artworks “without having

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Shanghai Man: Hack of little-known Poly Network highlights East-West crypto divide

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.   After ThorCHAIN and Chainswap were exploited, it’s safe to say that hacking cross-chain bridges seems to be the style of the season. This week, it was local project Poly Network that was fleeced of $615 million before leading the crypto co

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How will blockchain technology help fight climate change? Experts answer

For some time, the global climate crisis was a hot topic to debate. But the discourse has changed and a consensus has been reached, moving the conversation toward how to stop — or at least to lessen — the ongoing issue of climate change. Two pivotal moments in reaching this point were the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whose mission is to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all,” and the Paris Agreement, an

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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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Korean crypto ‘Jedi Master’ plans to launch second VC blockchain fund

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Bitcoin and select major altcoins are still facing selling at overhead resistance levels, indicating that the next leg of the uptrend may have to wait. 33151 Total views 81 Total shares There is an old proverb which says that history does not always repeat, but it tends to rhyme. If that holds true for Bitcoin (BTC), then a strong up-move may not happen in the month of September.  Bybit data shows that since 2013, Bitcoin has closed September i

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Cryptocurrency can actually make a difference by helping people

The simplicity of crypto could be a game-changer for charities. One influencer is capitalizing on this to save a sanctuary for at-risk youth. 8735 Total views 82 Total shares Between Bitcoin (BTC) breaking the $50,000 hurdle and the upswell in the altcoin markets, crypto has never been more appealing to speculators. But, stacking profits through trading is worthless unless that money is spent. Luckily, charitable organizations are waking up to t

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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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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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Kaspersky ranks cryptojackers among top malware threats in Africa

Some of the most common methods of duping crypto investors include false advertisements claiming to sell mining equipment and fake websites posing as crypto exchanges. 2952 Total views 25 Total shares Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has detected more than 1,500 fraudulent entities targeting potential crypto investors and miners just in the first half of 2021. Kaspersky’s research shows that 0.60% of users from South African countries hav

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New fund aims to put hundreds of millions toward Algorand DeFi growth

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Here’s why Algorand's price just rallied to a new multi-year high

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. 26273 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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ShapeShift open-sources its upcoming version 2 platform code

The Erik Voorhees-led company is making strides to fully decentralize its corporate structure. In July, ShapeShift announced the largest airdrop in history as part of its decentralization pledge. 1774 Total views 29 Total shares As part of its ongoing decentralization efforts, non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift announced Thursday that it has open-sourced the code of its upcoming version two platform, giving developers the opportuni

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British tween earns almost $400K on NFT sales without a bank account

Benyamin Ahmed created and tokenized digital pictures of whale emojis and sold them in the form of NFTs during school vacation. 28951 Total views 168 Total shares A 12-year-old boy from London reportedly earned nearly $400,000 by selling a series of nonfungible tokens (NFT) during the school holidays. In an interview with Geo.tv, Benyamin Ahmed shared his excitement about being able to make money online by selling NFT artworks “without having

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Iota Foundation to support EU blockchain initiative

The Iota Foundation is one of seven enterprises chosen to support the early-stage innovation of a European blockchain venture. 11567 Total views 29 Total shares The European Commission's blockchain initiative has selected the Iota Foundation as one of seven projects to participate in the preliminary stage of designing an EU-wide distributed ledger technology platform.  The initiative seeks to increase the efficiency and accountability of the Eu

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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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Stablecoin crisis: Huge risk or FUD? - Cointelegraph video report

In our latest video report, Cointelegraph addresses the systemic risk posed by stablecoins. 6517 Total views 29 Total shares In Cointelegraph's latest video report, we discussed the systemic risks posed by stablecoins to the stability of both crypto and traditional markets.  Stablecoins have become the backbone of the crypto ecosystem, as they play a crucial role in the functioning of crypto trading and decentralized finance. Their market capitalization has grow

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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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CryptoPunks floor price slips below 80 ETH as NFT trading volume deflates by 50%

The drop came in sync with the overall crypto market decline in recent sessions. 1772 Total views 35 Total shares The minimum cost to buy a CryptoPunks nonfungible token (NFT) from secondary marketplaces dropped below 80 Ether (ETH) on Sept. 14. Larva Labs reported that the so-called "CryptoPunk 1417," a pixelated avatar of one of 3840 women created by digital artists Matt Hall and John Watkinson, is listed for sale at 79.99 ETH (almost $266,168

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Fidenza: Tyler Hobbs wrote software that generates art worth millions

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Bitcoin ledger as a secret weapon in war against ransomware

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

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Bitcoin technicals: Incoming ‘golden cross’ presents potential bottom for BTC price

However, some crucial Bitcoin price levels must be broken before the bullish party can start. 37106 Total views 97 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) and the cryptocurrency market had a shakeout this week as the fake news surrounding Litecoin (LTC) caused a spike in volatility. However, the structure of the market didn’t change. In fact, Bitcoin’s price might be bottoming out as a golden cross is starting to form. Next to that, the exchange reserves

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Zabu token price flatlines after $3.2M attack on Avalanche blockchain

Zabu confirmed that the attacker successfully pulled out 4.5 billion tokens in Zabu Farm Contract and stole around $600K. 8601 Total views 21 Total shares Zabu Finance, a DeFi application on the Avalanche blockchain, has reportedly been exploited for crypto tokens worth $3.2 million. The removal of a large number of tokens eventually reduced the value of Zabu tokens to zero. Zabu Finance announced the exploit by asking for help from Avalanche an

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Bitcoin and select major altcoins are still facing selling at overhead resistance levels, indicating that the next leg of the uptrend may have to wait. 33530 Total views 81 Total shares There is an old proverb which says that history does not always repeat, but it tends to rhyme. If that holds true for Bitcoin (BTC), then a strong up-move may not happen in the month of September.  Bybit data shows that since 2013, Bitcoin has closed September i

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New report reveals top-graded exchanges at three-year peak volume dominance

The CryptoCompare report ranked the performance of several crypto exchanges across metrics such as security and asset diversity to conclude their findings. 3235 Total views 26 Total shares Recent data from market analyst firm CryptoCompare reveals that the leading six cryptocurrency exchanges, as per the company's analytical model, were responsible for a three-year high in spot volume throughout the month of August.  The metric grades all crypt

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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

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NFT gaming company Animoca Brands acquires majority stake in Bondly

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BTC and most altcoins are attempting to capitalize on the market-wide oversold bounce of Sept. 8, but the recovery could be thwarted by sell pressure at overhead resistance levels. 49719 Total views 75 Total shares Analysts are attributing Bitcoin’s (BTC) plunge on Sept. 7 to the liquidation of over-leveraged positions. According to Bybt data, about $3.68 billion worth of long positions were liquidated in the last 24 hours in the Bitcoin optio

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Sommelier partners with Mysten Labs to launch Cosmos smart contracts

Mysten Labs' engineers formerly created the blockchain network on Facebook's Diem and Novi crypto projects. 3403 Total views 21 Total shares Sommelier, a co-processing protocol to the Ethereum Virtual Machine, or EVM,  announced a research and development partnership with Mysten Labs to increase liquidity transaction speeds and launch smart contract applications on the Cosmos blockchain on Tuesday. Founded in 2020 by Zaki Manian, a core develop

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Indians opt for state-run blockchain platform amid bulk SMS regulations

India’s SMS regulation requires businesses to comply with pre-registered messaging templates to counter spam and fraud. 4348 Total views 81 Total shares India’s state-owned telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has registered 7,477 businesses on its blockchain-based communication platform after authorities imposed new regulations to protect consumers from spam and fraud. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) established mess

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Estonian ‘auto liquidation’ DeFi platform Minterest raises $6.5M

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‘We are at war’ with crypto, says Turkish President Erdoğan

The Turkish government’s plans for cryptocurrencies draw a stark contrast to its central bank digital currency intentions. 13521 Total views 61 Total shares Turkey is eager to become a blockchain hub as a country with one leg in Europe and another in Asia. However, the same passion doesn’t apply to cryptocurrencies, as Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdoğan reiterated recently. Erdoğan hosted a question-and-answer event in Mersin, Turkey w

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John Cena calls his own NFT sales a 'catastrophic failure'

World Wrestling Entertainment offered 500 gold tier packages with Cena's NFT for $1,000, but only a fraction of them sold. 41154 Total views 80 Total shares Professional wrestler and actor John Cena said fans only purchased 7.4% of his World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) that he made available last month. Speaking at Florida Supercon 2021 on Sept. 12, Cena said it was a mistake to market his WWE NFTs as part of a pac

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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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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. 32119 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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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. 16403 Total views 38 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 hav

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

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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. 7670 Total views 57 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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Bitfinex launches the first L2 bridge from CeFi to DeFi

The bridge will facilitate ERC-20 token transactions between centralized and decentralized exchanges. 3729 Total views 31 Total shares Crypto exchange Bitfinex has today announced a market-debut service to bridge its centralized platform with the layer-2 decentralized trading platform and subsidiary DeversiFi.  The bridge will provide users access to the permissionless and privacy-centric experiences of decentralized finance (DeFi) systems, in

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Gaming is on track to boost the adoption of DeFi platforms. Here is a look at the latest developments that are pushing the play-to-earn business model. 5996 Total views 102 Total shares The past few months have seen decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms gain a cult-like following on the backdrop of a bullish cryptocurrency market. That revolution of digital money is now moving into the gaming industry, creating an intersection between DeFi and

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DeFi platform Vee Finance exploited for $35M on Avalanche blockchain

Vee Finance says it suffered a $35-million attack just a few days after launching its mainnet on Avalanche last week. 8666 Total views 45 Total shares Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Vee Finance reported $35 million in losses in an exploit, just a few days after launching its mainnet on the Avalanche network. After pausing services due to suspicious activity on Monday, Vee Finance confirmed that its platform was under attack resulting in a

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Charitable sustainable NFTs for the United Nations’ 17 SDGs

A green post-COVID-10 recovery in accordance with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals is possible with blockchain and NFTs. 3295 Total views 112 Total shares In her monthly Expert Take column, Selva Ozelli, an international tax attorney and CPA, covers the intersection between emerging technologies and sustainability, and provides the latest developments around taxes, AML/CFT regulations and legal issues affecting crypto and

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

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Cointelegraph Consulting: How Avalanche is reimagining DeFi

Avalanche is rapidly redefining the DeFi landscape with lower costs and faster transactions. Should Ethereum holders worry? 9139 Total views 67 Total shares It’s not the first time that the native token of the Avalanche blockchain has encountered wild fluctuations. In February, AVAX shot as high as $60 only to reach a nadir in June and July. But after bottoming at $9.34, AVAX is now beyond $60 and is currently trading at $76. This has earned i

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Estonian ‘auto liquidation’ DeFi platform Minterest raises $6.5M

Minterest aims to channel all fees, interest and revenue back into the protocol for its users. 3645 Total views 31 Total shares Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Minterest has just secured $6.5 million in funding for a long-term yield optimization platform. The private fundraising round was contributed to by a number of venture capital companies, including KR1, Digital Strategies, Bitscale Capital, PNYX Ventures, CMT Digital and others. The

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NFT gaming company Animoca Brands acquires majority stake in Bondly

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Bitcoin-based security token offering approved in Germany

Germany joins countries such as France, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal by greenlighting the Bitcoin-based EXOeu token. 7501 Total views 39 Total shares German financial regulators have approved a security token offering (STO) based on a Bitcoin (BTC) sidechain. Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has greenlighted the EXOeu token by game publisher Exordium, making local retail investors eligible to participate in the sale

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The increased use of Ethereum 1.0 has made it difficult for the network to scale due to increased gas fees and slower transaction times. Crypto developers have adopted the Ethereum (ETH) 1.0 blockchain for its decentralized applications with offerings, including lending, borrowing, pooling and trading as a service. Unfortunately, increased adoption has become a double-edged sword, resulting in high network congestion, increasing gas fees and slow transaction times. To tackle these concerns,

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BBA pushes for crypto regulatory clarity in Massachusetts

The Boston Blockchain Association has published crypto regulatory advisory guidelines for lawmakers in Massachusetts to consider. 2182 Total views 49 Total shares The Boston Blockchain Association, or BBA, together with Boston-based media house Media Shower and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, are working to lobby for favorable crypto regulations in Massachusetts. According to a release issued on Monday, the BBA in collaboration with Media Showe

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Price analysis 9/1: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, DOGE, SOL, DOT, UNI, LUNA

Bitcoin price continues to press higher within its range and altcoins broke out after ETH rose above a key resistance level. 41053 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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Solana and Arbitrum knocked offline, while Ethereum evades attack

Solana’s validators are preparing a new release after the network was brought down by a sudden surge in transaction volume, while Ethereum evaded a malicious attack. 29505 Total views 120 Total shares Surging Ethereum rival, Solana (SOL), has shed 15% of its value over the past 24 hours after suffering a denial-of-service disruption. On Tuesday at 12:38 pm UTC, Twitter account Solana Status announced that Solana’s mainnet beta had been suffe

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CBDCs can cut cross border remittance costs by half: BIS report

A BIS report based on a multi-CBDC pilot also showed significant improvements in international remittance speed. 2674 Total views 79 Total shares The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published a report touting the benefits of central bank digital currencies (CBDC), especially in reducing the cost of cross-border payments. According to the report titled “Inthanon-LionRock to mBridge: Building a multi CBDC platform for international

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Facebook announces $50M investment fund tasked with developing its virtual metaverse

Facebook has slated $50 million to be spent over the next two years through its XR Programs and Research Fund. 7862 Total views 108 Total shares Facebook has announced it will allocate $50 million to a two-year fund tasked with beginning work on realizing the firm’s vision for a virtual metaverse. A Monday announcement articulates Facebook’s roadmap for building its metaverse, with the funding slated to back “global research and program

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Social token provider Roll raises $10M to tokenize online interaction

"NFTs represent the future of content on blockchains," said Roll co-founder and CEO Bradley Miles. 1509 Total views 20 Total shares Social token infrastructure provider Roll raised $10 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total funds raised to $12.7 million to help creators tokenize their interactions with communities.  Led by IOSG Ventures, the funding round saw participation from Animoca Brands, Alchemy, Huobi Ventures, Weeke

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Price analysis 9/10: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOGE, DOT, LUNA, UNI

Altcoins are still flashing bullish signals but Bitcoin’s steady slide toward its swing low could put a damper on the market’s positive sentiment. 43538 Total views 74 Total shares Bitcoin’s recent plunge does not seem to have shaken the investors and data shows that exchange reserves were down to 2.399 million Bitcoin (BTC), which is close to the May all-time low at 2.390 million Bitcoin. Ki Young Ju, CEO of on-chain analytics platform C

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10% of early-stage startups working on blockchain: GSER 2021

Blockchain-based startups continue to account for a significant proportion of newly established business entities across the globe. 4304 Total views 38 Total shares With venture capital funding seemingly prioritizing emerging technology, the blockchain industry experiences a significant influx of capital from corporate backers. According to the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021 published on Wednesday, blockchain-based businesses account for 1

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

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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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Price analysis 9/24: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, AVAX, LUNA

Bitcoin and altcoins made a sharp downside move to their recent lows after news that China banned crypto trading surfaced. 33774 Total views 66 Total shares The crypto market’s recovery was rocked on Sept. 24 after news that China's government is adopting a new set of measures that includes stronger inter-departmental coordination to “cut off payment channels, dispose of relevant websites and mobile applications” to crack down on illegal c

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Copernic Space and Lunar Outpost target space commercialization via NFTs

Both companies are offering companies and individuals the chance to buy space on a lunar lander in the form of nonfungible tokens. 1752 Total views 19 Total shares Copernic Space and Lunar Outpost are set to launch a public sale for tokenized payload space in a lunar lander headed for the moon in Q4 2022. According to an announcement issued on Wednesday, the blockchain space outfit Copernic Space and space robotics company Lunar Outpost will sel

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DeFi and Web 3.0: Unleashing creative juices with decentralized finance

The creator economy is one of the most rapidly developing industries, and decentralized technologies have a chance to unlock its full potential. 10397 Total views 60 Total shares Decentralized technologies are starting to revolutionize the world of finance, with cryptocurrencies applied in different ways to recreate traditional financial instruments. However, since cryptocurrencies aren’t backed by anything but people’s faith in them, they a

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EU set to invest $177B in blockchain and other novel technologies

EU officials have set their sights on significant direct funding for emerging technologies including blockchain. 14939 Total views 62 Total shares The European Union is reportedly looking to bolster technological development in the region with a planned $177 billion investment war chest. According to Bloomberg, EU officials plan to fund direct investments in areas like blockchain, data infrastructure, 5G, and quantum computing, among others. The

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Social token provider Roll raises $10M to tokenize online interaction

"NFTs represent the future of content on blockchains," said Roll co-founder and CEO Bradley Miles. 1672 Total views 20 Total shares Social token infrastructure provider Roll raised $10 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total funds raised to $12.7 million to help creators tokenize their interactions with communities.  Led by IOSG Ventures, the funding round saw participation from Animoca Brands, Alchemy, Huobi Ventures, Weeke

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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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Brazil Stock Exchange wants to provide oracles for digital real

“We are looking at it and evaluating the best ways to interact and participate in this ecosystem,” a B3 executive said. 1757 Total views 31 Total shares Brazil Stock Exchange (B3), one of the world’s few exchanges trading Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds, is exploring ways to provide data inputs for the country’s central bank digital currency, or CBDC. Luis Kondic, managing director of listed products and data at B3, claimed that the

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Google, the most popular Bitcoin trend indicator, turns 23

Since the introduction of Bitcoin, Google has become an excellent popularity indicator for cryptocurrencies. 15842 Total views 47 Total shares Google, the leading indicator used to track the popularity of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies, celebrated its 23rd anniversary on Monday. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when both were students at Stanford University, the search engine has spent the majority of its 23 years of existence bei

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Social token provider Roll raises $10M to tokenize online interaction

"NFTs represent the future of content on blockchains," said Roll co-founder and CEO Bradley Miles. 1721 Total views 20 Total shares Social token infrastructure provider Roll raised $10 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total funds raised to $12.7 million to help creators tokenize their interactions with communities.  Led by IOSG Ventures, the funding round saw participation from Animoca Brands, Alchemy, Huobi Ventures, Weeke

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Estonian ‘auto liquidation’ DeFi platform Minterest raises $6.5M

Minterest aims to channel all fees, interest and revenue back into the protocol for its users. 3710 Total views 31 Total shares Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Minterest has just secured $6.5 million in funding for a long-term yield optimization platform. The private fundraising round was contributed to by a number of venture capital companies, including KR1, Digital Strategies, Bitscale Capital, PNYX Ventures, CMT Digital and others. The

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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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Algorand launches virtual machine to increase smart contract capabilities

The upgrade promises to deliver negative carbon output across the platform. 10343 Total views 55 Total shares Blockchain platform Algorand has today announced the launch of the Algorand Virtual Machine, or AVM, a layer-1 protocol upgrade designed to enhance decentralized app scalability for developers and organizations, enable instant transaction finality and sustain a negative carbon output.  In addition to these advancements, the AVM will als

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Why NFTs can be a riskier investment than cryptocurrencies, report

New 90+page research report on NFTs discusses how investors get stuck holding NFT hot potatoes when liquidity dries up. 3935 Total views 27 Total shares Investors who survived the 2008 financial crisis understand the importance of liquidity. When an economic recession starts, deflationary pressure hits the market, and buyers disappear. Sellers frantically try to sell assets before their prices drop further, but buyers want to de-risk and go into

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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. 32715 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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White hat hacker paid DeFi’s largest reported bounty fee

Cointelegraph spoke to the hacker for insights on the timeline of events, as well as the wider implications of bounty programs on DeFi’s security landscape. 8859 Total views 14 Total shares Belt Finance, an automated market maker (AMM) protocol operating a yield optimization strategy on Binance Smart Chain (BSC), claims to have paid the largest bounty in the history of decentralized finance (DeFi) to a white hat hacker who averted a $10-millio

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Cardano’s Alonzo hard fork was a success but real utility could be a while

After the market “sells the news” after the successful Cardano Alonzo hard fork, there is a slow realization that real utility could still be on the distant horizon for the network. 19717 Total views 59 Total shares Cardano (ADA) reached a major milestone in its roadmap on Sep. 13 as its blockchain launched Plutus-powered smart contracts as a part of the Alonzo hard fork.  The Alonzo hard fork has been highly anticipated in the Cardano com

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SEBA Bank granted the first Swiss digital asset custody license

The bank will concentrate its efforts on building an institutional-grade facility to invest in crypto assets. 5560 Total views 54 Total shares SEBA Bank AG, a fully regulated Swiss-based institution that focuses on offering digital cryptocurrency assets, announced Wednesday the approval of a CISA license from the Swiss Financial Market Authority, or FINMA, to facilitate an institutional-grade custodian service for nation-native collective invest

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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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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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Charitable sustainable NFTs for the United Nations’ 17 SDGs

A green post-COVID-10 recovery in accordance with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals is possible with blockchain and NFTs. 4548 Total views 112 Total shares In her monthly Expert Take column, Selva Ozelli, an international tax attorney and CPA, covers the intersection between emerging technologies and sustainability, and provides the latest developments around taxes, AML/CFT regulations and legal issues affecting crypto and

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Beyond Bitcoin: The future of digital assets is bigger than the first crypto

While Bitcoin is the most recognizable digital asset, it’s just one asset class among many that are here to evolve financial services globally. 17217 Total views 102 Total shares While change is guaranteed, the scale and scope of that change are not. For the financial industry, blockchain — the technology that undergirds Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and other digital assets — has brought us to the crossroads.  Wha

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DAOs can solve important dilemmas but more education is required

Can decentralized autonomous organizations change how the world is governed? Here is a detailed look. 3671 Total views 78 Total shares Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) have been a contentious issue in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world for a while now.  From their early days as seen in the case of the Slock.it the German startup that brought about The DAO, to current iterations, DAOs have the potential to make or break the cryp

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Bitcoin ledger as a secret weapon in war against ransomware

Ransomware, malicious software that encrypts computers and keeps them “locked” until a ransom is paid, is the world’s fastest-growing cyber threat, according to Coinfirm. Recent attacks on critical national infrastructure, like the Colonial Pipeline incursion that crippled oil and gas deliveries for a week along the U.S. East Coast, have set off alarms. Ransom payments are almost always made in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.  But while many were shaken by May’s Colonial Pipelin

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Facebook announces $50M investment fund tasked with developing its virtual metaverse

Facebook has slated $50 million to be spent over the next two years through its XR Programs and Research Fund. 9030 Total views 108 Total shares Facebook has announced it will allocate $50 million to a two-year fund tasked with beginning work on realizing the firm’s vision for a virtual metaverse. A Monday announcement articulates Facebook’s roadmap for building its metaverse, with the funding slated to back “global research and program

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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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DeFi’s potential means more institutional demand for next-gen tokens

Ether’s impressive YTD gains have largely been overshadowed by the profits accrued by other smart contract-enabled projects. 7618 Total views 105 Total shares There’s no denying that the last couple of years have seen the altcoin sector blossom and have a major impact on the crypto market at large. In fact, a quick look at data available on Google Trends shows us that searches related to the term “Ethereum killer” have been soaring over

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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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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. 27537 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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What it’s like when the banks collapse: Iceland 2008 firsthand

Many Bitcoiners look forward to the day in the future when the banking system collapses and hyper-Bitcoinization occurs. But Jared Bibler — an American who experienced the most dramatic banking and share market collapse in living memory in Iceland in 2008 — says the reality is something no one would ever want to experience. “It’s a deep nausea in the pit of your stomach that does not go away over many months, that feeling of ill-being persists,” he says. “Because it doesn’t h

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Arab Bank has chosen Tezos to facilitate institutional custody service

The Switzerland firm is an independent sister company of Arab Bank. 7756 Total views 69 Total shares Arab Bank Switzerland announced Tuesday that it will integrate staking, trading and custody services onto the Tezos blockchain’s native token (XTZ) in a bid to provide a digital asset environment for institutions, corporations and high net-worth individuals.  The 50-year old establishment partnered with Tezos in the hope of benefiting from the

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DAOs can solve important dilemmas but more education is required

Can decentralized autonomous organizations change how the world is governed? Here is a detailed look. 3846 Total views 78 Total shares Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) have been a contentious issue in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world for a while now.  From their early days as seen in the case of the Slock.it the German startup that brought about The DAO, to current iterations, DAOs have the potential to make or break the cryp

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NFT for the win: Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen chases a nonfungible trophy

Ten finalists, including Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So, will compete for the Champion’s Trophy NFT, while a replica will be made available for auction. 8140 Total views 64 Total shares An international chess tournament, Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT), has announced it will mint nonfungible token (NFT) trophies and collectibles to preserve the game‘s most defining moments forever.  The winner of the MCCT will be awarded an NFT trophy,

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The next generation of data-driven healthcare is here

Implementing artificial intelligence and blockchain technology into healthcare and medicine is key to unlocking human longevity. 8864 Total views 69 Total shares In the past 60 years, the life expectancy of the average newborn has increased by nearly 20 years — from 52.5 to 72, as of 2018. We’ve seen an incredible wave of technological innovation in this time: The introduction of the internet, medical breakthroughs and an enhanced understand

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Private distributed ledger technology or public blockchain?

Is every chain of blocks a blockchain? What is the fundamental difference between private and public networks? 8217 Total views 41 Total shares Some people think that permissioned distributed ledger technology can perform better than open blockchain because it is tweaked to address the issues of the latter. Such systems are also called “permissioned blockchain,” as if blockchain is a high-level concept and “permissioned” is one of its va

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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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Price analysis 10/1: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, UNI

Historical data suggests that October is a good month for Bitcoin bulls, and the push above $47,600 on Oct.1 could be a signal of what's to come for BTC and altcoins. 37162 Total views 24 Total shares The month of September stayed true to its billing as a historically weak period for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin (BTC) closed the month with a loss of about 7%. However, October may bring cheer to the bulls because Bitcoin has risen in six of the past

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NFT for the win: Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen chases a nonfungible trophy

Ten finalists, including Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So, will compete for the Champion’s Trophy NFT, while a replica will be made available for auction. 8204 Total views 64 Total shares An international chess tournament, Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT), has announced it will mint nonfungible token (NFT) trophies and collectibles to preserve the game‘s most defining moments forever.  The winner of the MCCT will be awarded an NFT trophy,

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Sri Lanka appoints committee to implement crypto mining and blockchain

The committee plans to propose a suitable framework for Sri Lanka after studying the regulations followed by international markets. 4356 Total views 74 Total shares Sri Lanka joins the global crypto adoption drive after setting up a committee for exploring and implementing blockchain and crypto mining technologies. A letter shared on Oct. 8 by Sri Lanka’s director general of government information, Mohan Samaranayake, shows that the authoritie

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DeFi gaming: A catalyst to mainstream adoption of decentralized finance

Gaming is on track to boost the adoption of DeFi platforms. Here is a look at the latest developments that are pushing the play-to-earn business model. 11197 Total views 101 Total shares The past few months have seen decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms gain a cult-like following on the backdrop of a bullish cryptocurrency market. That revolution of digital money is now moving into the gaming industry, creating an intersection between DeFi and

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Price analysis 9/13: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, UNI

Bitcoin’s quick dip below $44,000 sent altcoin prices into a freefall and has some traders worried that the correction could deepen. 39095 Total views 36 Total shares Bitcoin’s (BTC) failure to make a strong recovery in the past few days has resulted in profit-booking in most major altcoins, threatening to pull the total crypto market capitalization back below $2 trillion. The United States equity markets witnessed profit-booking and the SP

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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. 2865 Total views 40 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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MoneyGram launches USDC settlement using the Stellar blockchain

The partnership will enable MoneyGram customers to fund and withdraw from their accounts using the USDC stablecoin at physical branches. 8354 Total views 129 Total shares Financial services company MoneyGram International has partnered with the Stellar Development Foundation to enable consumers to send money using Circle’s popular stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), and convert directly to and from fiat. Per a Wednesday announcement, MoneyGram has

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Private distributed ledger technology or public blockchain?

Is every chain of blocks a blockchain? What is the fundamental difference between private and public networks? 8410 Total views 41 Total shares Some people think that permissioned distributed ledger technology can perform better than open blockchain because it is tweaked to address the issues of the latter. Such systems are also called “permissioned blockchain,” as if blockchain is a high-level concept and “permissioned” is one of its va

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Do you still compare Bitcoin to the tulip bubble? Stop!

Crypto is still at an early stage, but with NFTs and DeFi, blockchain is obviously the future of fintech and not just a bubble. 13955 Total views 84 Total shares To compare Bitcoin (BTC) to the Dutch tulip bulb bubble is to perpetuate a fallacy. Technology evolves more rapidly than nature, and decentralized networks have more financial utility than a bouquet. Bitcoin is a technology, tulips are plants, and no discerning person would take the com

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Blockchain will transform government services, and that’s just the beginning

Governments will not only use blockchain for fundamental services such as identity and voting but as a framework for economic growth. 17207 Total views 162 Total shares Governments are tasked with bringing fair and efficient services to the public. Unfortunately, providing transparency and accountability often results in a reduction in efficiency and effectiveness or vice versa. Governments are usually forced to choose to improve one at the cost

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Indian TikTok challenger raises $19M to launch social token on Solana

“What Axie Infinity did for gaming, we want to do for social media,” Chingari co-founder and CEO Sumit Ghosh says. 12144 Total views 76 Total shares Indian short-video sharing platform Chingari is preparing to launch its own blockchain network and social token. Chingari has completed a $19-million funding round to launch its mainnet and conduct a token sale for its Solana-based GARI token in November, the firm announced on Friday. Chingari c

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Compound unanimously passes proposal to repair bug

Proposal 064 seeks to repair the token distribution bug introduced during Proposal 062 once and for all. 2174 Total views 9 Total shares Compound Finance announced the passing of Proposal 064 on Thursday, titled the "Fix COMP Accrual Bug." The proposal states that this update will attempt to “patch the bug introduced in Proposal 62 and pessimistically allow COMP reward withdrawals until the bad COMP accruals can be fixed.” The proposal, whic

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MoneyGram launches USDC settlement using the Stellar blockchain

The partnership will enable MoneyGram customers to fund and withdraw from their accounts using the USDC stablecoin at physical branches. 8713 Total views 129 Total shares Financial services company MoneyGram International has partnered with the Stellar Development Foundation to enable consumers to send money using Circle’s popular stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), and convert directly to and from fiat. Per a Wednesday announcement, MoneyGram has

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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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Ethereum will replace Bitcoin as the leading crypto network, claims Polygon co-founder

According to Polygon’s co-founder, Sandeep Nailwal, it is only a matter of time before Ethereum overtakes Bitcoin as the dominant layer-one protocol. 22222 Total views 182 Total shares “Sooner or later, ETH will outpace Bitcoin and become the global standard,” said Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph.  Nailwal believes that Ethereum will eventually become "the ultimate settlement layer" for the decentralized fina

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THORSwap relaunches cross-chain trading on four of five networks

THORSwap users can now transact across Bitcoin, Litecoin, Binance Smart Chain and Bitcoin Cash networks. 3267 Total views 19 Total shares Cross-chain decentralized exchange (DEX) THORSwap appears to be on the path to recovery after the THORChain network was taken offline following major exploits just three months after entering its guarded launch. The Cosmos-powered network aims to support decentralized trades executed across different blockchai

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Price analysis 10/4: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, UNI

Bitcoin bulls have set their sights on $50,000 and this renewed push is also boosting large and small-cap altcoin prices. 36035 Total views 65 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is facing rejection near $50,000, indicating that bears are not ready to give up without a fight. Many analysts expect Bitcoin to soar in the last quarter of the year and stock-to-flow model creator PlanB says the “worst-case scenario” for Bitcoin in October is $63,000 and

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THORSwap relaunches cross-chain trading on four of five networks

THORSwap users can now transact across Bitcoin, Litecoin, Binance Smart Chain and Bitcoin Cash networks. 3365 Total views 19 Total shares Cross-chain decentralized exchange (DEX) THORSwap appears to be on the path to recovery after the THORChain network was taken offline following major exploits just three months after entering its guarded launch. The Cosmos-powered network aims to support decentralized trades executed across different blockchai

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Cardano’s Alonzo hard fork was a success but real utility could be a while

After the market “sells the news” after the successful Cardano Alonzo hard fork, there is a slow realization that real utility could still be on the distant horizon for the network. 20894 Total views 59 Total shares Cardano (ADA) reached a major milestone in its roadmap on Sep. 13 as its blockchain launched Plutus-powered smart contracts as a part of the Alonzo hard fork.  The Alonzo hard fork has been highly anticipated in the Cardano com

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Binance to launch $1B fund to develop BSC ecosystem

The announcement stated that the program is the largest ever announced in the crypto space. 7036 Total views 63 Total shares The Binance cryptocurrency exchange has announced a $1 billion accelerator fund to expand the capabilities of the Binance Smart Chain ecosystem and advance mainstream adoption across the financial technology sector. The exchange showcased the eight-figure fund in a tiered development model across four specialist areas: Tal

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Google, the most popular Bitcoin trend indicator, turns 23

Since the introduction of Bitcoin, Google has become an excellent popularity indicator for cryptocurrencies. 16148 Total views 47 Total shares Google, the leading indicator used to track the popularity of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies, celebrated its 23rd anniversary on Monday. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when both were students at Stanford University, the search engine has spent the majority of its 23 years of existence bei

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Aurora raises $12M in debut funding to scale Ethereum ecosystem

The solution recently joined forces with Etherscan to provide blockchain statistics to its native developers. 2741 Total views 23 Total shares Aurora, an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) designed to scale decentralized applications (DApp) built on the Near protocol, has announced a $12-million debut funding round. The round included over 100 venture capital investors, including Pantera Capital and Electric Capital. According to an official stateme

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The Metaverse, play-to-earn and the new economic model of gaming

The gaming industry is rapidly growing, and the emerging play-to-earn model coupled with blockchain and the Metaverse is the future. 28827 Total views 108 Total shares The gaming industry, which has always been synonymous with fun, has grown massively in recent times, and a lot of money is now being mentioned when gaming comes up. Since the introduction of Web 3.0, there has been immense growth in the industry. At the end of 2019, the global gam

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Likes out: Facebook blackout sparks ideas for Web 3.0

Crypto advocates remind socially accountable and helpful media platforms are possible with decentralization. 5419 Total views 75 Total shares Facebook’s conglomerate of social applications, including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and its virtual reality headset Oculus, all suffered a major power outage on Monday, switching the platforms offline for a total of six hours to the effect of billions of users and businesses across the world. The i

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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. 32272 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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Chinese blockchain project BSN expands to Turkey and Uzbekistan

Chinese blockchain project BSN comes to Turkey and Uzbekistan after launching the BSN Hong Kong and Macau portal. 8466 Total views 59 Total shares The Chinese government-backed blockchain project, the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), continues expanding its global presence by setting up two new portals in Turkey and Uzbekistan. Red Date Technology, the architect behind the BSN project, has signed an agreement with a Turkish consultancy fi

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The future of the vast oil and gas industry depends on blockchain

Innovative oil and gas companies are leveraging blockchain, but the industry as a whole may be slow to adopt the technology. 2577 Total views 22 Total shares The age of digital transformation has arrived, leading traditional industries to adopt new technologies to accommodate a fully digital future. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the trillion dollar oil and gas industry has quietly started to leverage blockchain technology for b

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6 Questions for Olga Kupchevskaya of MyEtherWallet

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 Olga Kupchevskaya, vice president of research and development for MyEtherWallet. Olga is vice president of research and development for MyEtherWallet. She has a strong passion for learning, which brought her to blockchain technology and led her to complete a master’s in computer science, w

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Crypto will generate more wealth than the internet, says Morgan Creek Capital CEO

Hedge fund manager Mark Yusko believes cryptocurrencies will generate “untold wealth” by powering the Internet of Value. 10911 Total views 221 Total shares By laying the foundations of the Internet of Value, cryptocurrency and blockchain will generate more wealth than Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, said Mark Yusko, CEO of Morgan Creek Capital, in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph.  “We haven't even gotten to the parabolic growth part of Web 3, which is going

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Aurora raises $12M in debut funding to scale Ethereum ecosystem

The solution recently joined forces with Etherscan to provide blockchain statistics to its native developers. 5168 Total views 40 Total shares Aurora, an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) designed to scale decentralized applications (DApp) built on the Near protocol, has announced a $12-million debut funding round. The round included over 100 venture capital investors, including Pantera Capital and Electric Capital. According to an official stateme

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Jelurida will launch 30-day blockchain education campaign across East Africa

The tour will begin in Zanzibar on Oct. 23 before continuing on to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania. 2068 Total views 36 Total shares The African arm of the company behind the Ignis, Nxt and Ardor blockchains will be launching a multi-country tour to provide blockchain education in the public and private sectors. According to information provided to Cointelegraph, Jelurida Africa said it would begin a blo

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MoneyGram launches USDC settlement using the Stellar blockchain

The partnership will enable MoneyGram customers to fund and withdraw from their accounts using the USDC stablecoin at physical branches. 9099 Total views 129 Total shares Financial services company MoneyGram International has partnered with the Stellar Development Foundation to enable consumers to send money using Circle’s popular stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), and convert directly to and from fiat. Per a Wednesday announcement, MoneyGram has

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Crypto finserv firm Bakkt to soon trade publicly on New York Stock Exchange

Starting Oct. 18, Bakkt’s common stock and warrants will be listed on NYSE under the ticker symbols “BKKT” and “BKKT WS,” respectively. 5353 Total views 40 Total shares Bakkt Holdings, the digital assets management arm of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced it will soon become a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange, starting Oct. 18.  The public listing for Bakkt comes as a result of a merger with VPC Impa

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Likes out: Facebook blackout sparks ideas for Web 3.0

Crypto advocates remind socially accountable and helpful media platforms are possible with decentralization. 5519 Total views 75 Total shares Facebook’s conglomerate of social applications, including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and its virtual reality headset Oculus, all suffered a major power outage on Monday, switching the platforms offline for a total of six hours to the effect of billions of users and businesses across the world. The i

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Crypto finserv firm Bakkt to soon trade publicly on New York Stock Exchange

Starting Oct. 18, Bakkt’s common stock and warrants will be listed on NYSE under the ticker symbols “BKKT” and “BKKT WS,” respectively. 5824 Total views 40 Total shares Bakkt Holdings, the digital assets management arm of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced it will soon become a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange, starting Oct. 18.  The public listing for Bakkt comes as a result of a merger with VPC Impa

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Price analysis 10/4: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, UNI

Bitcoin bulls have set their sights on $50,000 and this renewed push is also boosting large and small-cap altcoin prices. 36423 Total views 65 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) is facing rejection near $50,000, indicating that bears are not ready to give up without a fight. Many analysts expect Bitcoin to soar in the last quarter of the year and stock-to-flow model creator PlanB says the “worst-case scenario” for Bitcoin in October is $63,000 and

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Binance launches $1B BSC fund, BTC futures ETF approval could arrive soon, and Celsius raises $400M: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 10-16

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Binance to launch $1B fund to develop BSC ecosystem Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, announced an accelerator fund worth a whopping $1 billion this week. The funds

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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. 34342 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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The future of the vast oil and gas industry depends on blockchain

Innovative oil and gas companies are leveraging blockchain, but the industry as a whole may be slow to adopt the technology. 4948 Total views 34 Total shares The age of digital transformation has arrived, leading traditional industries to adopt new technologies to accommodate a fully digital future. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the trillion dollar oil and gas industry has quietly started to leverage blockchain technology for b

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How to modify or cancel a pending Ethereum transaction

A stuck or pending Ethereum transaction can be canceled or modified using two methods: in-application cancellation and setting a custom nonce. 5928 Total views 46 Total shares Ethereum is an open-source blockchain-based software platform with thousands of decentralized applications (DApps) that powers its native cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH), that can be sent and received globally without any third-party interference. First conceptualized in 2013

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Blockchain brings the sharing economy to real estate investing

Crypto adoption in the real estate market could see fractional property ownership becoming more popular. 6262 Total views 44 Total shares Fractional ownership of buildings and property developments is becoming one of the adoption areas for blockchain technology in the real estate business. From democratizing access to real estate investment to improving liquidity in the market, there is an argument to be made for tokenization being a net positiv

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How blockchain technology can pave the way to a new future, explained

Blockchain technology has the ability and the scalability to offer endless opportunities for individuals and enterprises wishing to avail of more secure privacy when it comes to transactions.  Private smart contracts for DApp developers can preserve individual and enterprise privacy protocols and highly scalable infrastructure. Current blockchain technology reaches on-chain consensus in such a way that every operation is repeated by every node in order to verify its validity. This so

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NFT gaming proposition in question as regulators and traditional gaming pullback

The NFT gaming market is growing by leaps and bounds as gaming regulatory bodies and traditional gaming corporations shun the ecosystem. 4240 Total views 22 Total shares The gaming industry is a multi-billionaire dollar market traditionally dominated by giant corporations like Atari, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, among others.  Throughout their history, these major firms have aimed to provide entertaining gaming experiences to attract new playe

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Price analysis 10/1: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, UNI

Historical data suggests that October is a good month for Bitcoin bulls, and the push above $47,600 on Oct.1 could be a signal of what's to come for BTC and altcoins. 37951 Total views 24 Total shares The month of September stayed true to its billing as a historically weak period for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin (BTC) closed the month with a loss of about 7%. However, October may bring cheer to the bulls because Bitcoin has risen in six of the past

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn thinks Bitcoin may be the best hedge for inflation

His comments were in line with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, who mentioned that inflation was rising along with supply issues. 6792 Total views 91 Total shares Billionaire investor Carl Icahn warned Tuesday that the next market crisis may be on the horizon, and Bitcoin (BTC) could be the best hedge against inflation. With the United States government continuing to stimulate the economy, Icahn stated that he fears the U.S. dollar is becomi

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SEC Chair Gary Gensler responds to concerns about first Bitcoin-linked ETF

In the same interview, ProShares CEO Simeon Hyman opined that regulated futures traded in a 40-act ETF will open the opportunity to get BTC exposure to a lot of folks who may have been waiting on the sidelines. 10371 Total views 11 Total shares United States Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler and ProShares CEO Simeon Hyman discussed the launch of the first Bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund (ETF) in a CNBC breaking news segme

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NFTs of empowered women aim to drive female engagement in crypto

Female artists are creating NFTs to empower women everywhere, proving that crypto isn’t just an all boys club. 3212 Total views 34 Total shares The market for nonfungible token, or NFT, digital artwork is taking on the traditional art industry. Within the first six months of 2021, analytics firm DappRadar recorded $2.5 billion in NFT sales, showing a major increase from the $13.7 million in sales during the same time period in 2020. Christie's

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French central bank pilots blockchain-based CBDC for debt market

Led by Belgian financial services firm Euroclear, the latest French CBDC trial involved a system by tech giant IBM. 5206 Total views 125 Total shares The central bank of France continues actively exploring a central bank digital currency (CBDC), completing a significant trial of a blockchain-based CBDC in the country’s debt market. Over 500 institutions in France have participated in a 10-month experiment testing a CBDC issued by Banque de Fra

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Price analysis 10/13: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, XRP, SOL, DOGE, DOT, LUNA, UNI

Bitcoin remains strong above its recent breakout level, but several major altcoins will be under pressure until BTC reveals its next move. 26167 Total views 51 Total shares Bitcoin (BTC) has been sustaining above $54,000 for the past few days but that has not resulted in euphoria among investors. Google Trends data shows that Bitcoin search interest has not picked up in recent days and is nearing one-year lows. Some analysts believe that this is

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn thinks Bitcoin may be the best hedge for inflation

His comments were in line with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, who mentioned that inflation was rising along with supply issues. 7112 Total views 91 Total shares Billionaire investor Carl Icahn warned Tuesday that the next market crisis may be on the horizon, and Bitcoin (BTC) could be the best hedge against inflation. With the United States government continuing to stimulate the economy, Icahn stated that he fears the U.S. dollar is becomi

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com drops NFT series on its own blockchain

JD.com implements its own blockchain to issue free NFTs to attendees of its annual JD Discovery conference. 3785 Total views 50 Total shares Chinese online retail giant JD.com is diving into the nonfungible token, or NFT, industry by introducing a special NFT series for its annual JD Discovery conference. Using its proprietary blockchain platform, JD.com will be distributing commemorative NFT certificates to attendees of the JDD 2021 event in Be

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Crypto as a ‘public good’ in the 22nd century

It’s been said that “Blockchain technology is not as decentralized as we think” and that critical decisions are made, not democratically, but by a small group of “agents of influence” often including founders, software developers, miners and other parties with a monetary interest in the matter.  This notion is open to debate, of course, but accepting that this is the case today, would it necessarily hold in the future too? Especially when Bitcoin or Ethereum, or any other blockcha

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Nifty News: The rise of environmentally-focused NFT collections

WWF Germany is raising awareness about the 10 most endangered species through an NFT auction, while HapeBeast's NFT project has influencers prospecting blue-chip status. 1259 Total views 6 Total shares HapeBeast hitting the headlines Three-dimensional nonfungible token (NFT) project HapeBeast is garnering notable attention on social media following the release of a highly-professional teaser video for their upcoming ape-themed profile picture pr

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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. 6732 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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Ethereum 2.0 inches closer with the Beacon Chain’s Altair upgrade

The Altair upgrade later this month will be the first update to the Beacon Chain, marking the first preparatory move for the upcoming Merge. 2021 Total views 30 Total shares The price of Ether (ETH) nearly hit a new all-time high on Oct. 21 before falling below $4,000 after the $435-million options expiry on Oct. 22 soured the mood. The Ethereum network is set to take another step toward Ethereum 2.0 on Oct. 27 at epoch 74240 with the Altair upg

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