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  • PayPal reportedly assembling crypto team in Ireland as Bitcoin adoption grows
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    The new hires will help PayPal expand its crypto-focused business offering at a time of rapid adoption of Bitcoin and Ether. Global payments provider PayPal is in the process of recruiting for several cryptocurrency-related positions at its Ireland offices, further highlighting the company’s ambitions in the rapidly growing digital asset… Read more »
  • NFTs are a game changer for independent artists and musicians
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    The high value and unique rewards system that nonfungible tokens offer is a revolutionary and highly appealing opportunity for musicians. The revolution will not be televised — it will be minted. Earlier this year, we saw the meteoric rise (and fall) of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, in mainstream media and… Read more »
  • BlockFi faces regulatory heat, a sign of possible crypto lending regulations?
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    The crypto lending giant BlockFi is facing regulatory scrutiny from a handful of states in America ahead of a proposed public listing. BlockFi’s eventful 2021 has continued in the second half of the year as state regulators in the United States began to crack down on the company’s crypto interest-bearing… Read more »
  • DeFi in style? Here’s how women can break into the game
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    As hard as it is for women to enter the DeFi space, several notable women give their perspectives on their goals and aspirations in the industry. There are many things to think about when entering this field: what inspires someone to do so; how blockchain technology, crypto and DeFi match… Read more »
  • Bitcoin sellers in 'disbelief' or BTC price wouldn't still be at $41K — Analyst
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    A small number of old hands choose to cover all their bases as BTC/USD clinches a July close above $41,000. Bitcoin (BTC) closed July above $41,000 in a "bullish engulfing" candle that dramatically upends its previous downtrend.In a tweet on Aug. 1, investor and entrepreneur Alistair Milne joined many celebrating… Read more »
  • Digitizing charity: We can do better at doing good
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    Blockchain technology won’t just make online donations easier, it will pave the way for exciting new forms of charity fundraising. Charity fundraising risks being left behind in the shift to online activity. But taking inspiration from the COVID-19 pandemic trends, and new payment technology, could open doors.Change comes whether you’re… Read more »
  • 3 reasons why Ethereum price might not hit $5,000 anytime soon
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    Ethereum price might be bullish in the short term but there are a handful of factors that could keep the price pinned in its current range. Ether (ETH) price has been in a downward spiral ever since the Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin presented at the StartmeupHK Festival 2021. In a… Read more »
  • Pro traders look for this classic pattern to spot Bitcoin price reversals
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    Crypto and stock traders view the inverse head-and-shoulders pattern as an early signal that a bullish trend reversal is in the making. Every trader aims to buy low and sell high, but only a few are able to muster the courage to go against the herd and purchase when the… Read more »
  • Amazon rumored to be accepting Bitcoin, MicoStrategy pledges to buy more BTC despite losses, Bitcoin struggles at $40K: Hodler’s Digest, July 25-31
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    Coming every Saturday, Hodlers 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 Amazon plans to accept Bitcoin payments this year,… Read more »
  • German law allowing institutional funds to hold crypto comes into effect Aug. 2
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    As much as $415 billion worth of investments could flow into cryptocurrencies as new laws governing German Spezialfonds go into effect. Beginning on August 2, 2021, German institutional funds will be able to hold up to 20% of their assets in cryptocurrencies, possibly setting the stage for wider mainstream acceptance… Read more »
  • Bitcoin 'supercycle' sets up Q4 BTC price top as illiquid supply hits all-time high
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    Recent events mean that a Q4 "blow-off top" is now back on the menu as BTC price recovery clings to its 23% weekly gains. Bitcoin (BTC) is gearing up for a comeback which should lead it to repeat classic bull run years 2013 and 2017, analysts are arguing.As $42,400 local… Read more »
  • If you have a Bitcoin miner, turn it on
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    The opportunity in Bitcoin mining has never looked better, and the U.S. has the infrastructure to take the chance. In the last few weeks, the Bitcoin (BTC) mining market has experienced a black swan event, leading to a lot of uncertainty and confusion surrounding the future of the market. This… Read more »
  • Bitcoin for cash: Do crypto ATMs make buying BTC easier for the mainstream?
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    Bitcoin ATMs may make it easier for the mainstream and unbanked to access crypto, but will security risks hamper adoption? Cash may be king when it comes to purchasing Bitcoin (BTC), as recent data states that there has been a spike in crypto ATM installations during 2021, showing a 71.3% increase… Read more »
  • Bitcoin records rare 10-day winning streak as BTC price taps $42K ceiling
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    Daily chart data shows the strength of the current rally as a longstanding resistance level finally shows signs of falling. Bitcoin (BTC) shot to new highs of $42,400 on July 31 in a surprise attack on range resistance which sellers failed to squash.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewBitcoin seals… Read more »
  • The future of DeFi is spread across multiple blockchains
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    As the decentralized space is growing at lightning speed, projects need to adapt to the multichain future or risk becoming irrelevant. Long stuck in the shadows of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) finally took hold of the market in 2020 during the decentralized finance summer. Designed to recreate traditional financial systems… Read more »
  • Traders forecast $3K Ethereum price but derivatives data suggests otherwise
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    ETH might have rallied 35% off its $1,750 low but derivatives data shows pro traders are not so bullish. Ether (ETH) rallied 35% over the past ten days and reclaimed the critical $2,300 support, but the crucial $2,450 local top hasn't been tested since June 17. Part of the recent… Read more »
  • 5 easy ways crypto investors can make money without needing to trade
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    Want to get paid to HODL? Here are five easy ways crypto investors make money without trading. Large price jumps and 100x gains get a lot of attention from pundits and influencers in the cryptocurrency community because they offer the hope of overnight riches. In reality, these opportunities are few… Read more »
  • Price analysis 7/30: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, XRP, DOGE, DOT, UNI, BCH, LTC
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    Traders expect altcoins to move higher now that Bitcoin price finally pierced the $41,000 resistance. Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins seem to be faltering near their respective overhead resistance levels. This suggests that some investors are continuing to sell at higher levels.However, 21st Paradigm co-founder Dylan LeClair said that… Read more »
  • GoldenTree Asset Management is reportedly investing in Bitcoin
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    At least three executives at the $45 billion firm have participated in a funding round for the blockchain-focused VC group Borderless Capital. New York-based asset management firm GoldenTree has reportedly added Bitcoin to its balance sheet, though the amount of this supposed investment remains unknown.According to a Friday report from… Read more »
  • Binance completes Polygon wallet integration
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    The company indicated that transactions should now be cheaper than utilizing the traditional Polygon-Ethereum bridge. Binance has fully integrated the Polygon (MATIC) mainnet onto its platform, according to a press release. From now on, Binance traders can deposit and withdraw MATIC through their Binance accounts while also interacting with decentralized… Read more »
  • NFTs can be a good pathway to draw women into crypto, says Lavinia Osbourne
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    Though nonfungible token projects are one path to entry, women are still underrepresented in many crypto and blockchain firms. Women looking for a way to enter a male-dominated space like crypto and blockchain may be drawn in by nonfungible tokens, according to Women in Blockchain Talks founder and host Lavinia… Read more »
  • Avalanche launches upgraded bridge, prepping DApps for mainstream adoption
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    The new bridge is allegedly five times cheaper, faster, and more secure than before. The company says it is meant to act as a "growth engine" for future expansion. Avalanche (AVAX) is replacing its months-old Avalanche-Ethereum Bridge, or AEB, with the aptly named Avalanche Bridge, or AB, according to a… Read more »
  • Cardano risks 60%-90% drop, warns trader with ADA painting a classic bearish pattern
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    Spotted by veteran analyst Peter Brandt, the classic technical pattern can result in ADA price losing almost 90%. Cardano is close to attaining the title of a fully-fledged smart contracts platform following a critical upgrade in mid-July. The project's founder Charles Hoskinson confirmed that they recently processed the sales of… Read more »
  • Who takes gold in the crypto and blockchain Olympics?
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    Every four years (usually), the world comes together in a celebration of sport and competition at the Olympic Games. In the spirit of Tokyo 2020, lets look at countries that are deserving of gold medals across different spheres of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space.The variety of sports featured at the… Read more »
  • $25B investment firm adds 'riskier' Grayscale GBTC and ETHE for clients
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    Wealthfront users will now be able to have up to 10% of their portfolios composed of the Grayscale Bitcoin and Ethereum Trusts. Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) exposure has come to one of the world's biggest automated investment firms.In a blog post on July 29, Wealthfront, which has $25 billion… Read more »
  • Ukraine central bank now officially allowed to issue digital currency
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    Ukraine’s newly signed law On Payment Services requires close cooperation between the National Bank of Ukraine and private startups in the payment market. The Ukrainian government is moving forward with its central bank digital currency (CBDC) plans, as the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) is now officially authorized to issue… Read more »
  • A trade war misstep? China is vacating crypto battlefield to US banks
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    Why is China forsaking cryptocurrencies at the same time that legacy U.S. banks, long wary of crypto, appear to be discovering its virtues? At the same time that China has declared war on cryptocurrencies, giant American banks appear to be embracing crypto — evident the final week of July with… Read more »
  • Bitcoin accumulation accelerates among ‘whales’ and ‘fish,’ while BTC rallies to $40K
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    “This is just on-chain sentiment, though. The big question is, how does that correlate to the price action in general?” Both small and rich Bitcoin (BTC) traders accumulated the benchmark cryptocurrency en masse during the period when its prices rose from below $30,000 to over $40,000, signaling their confidence in… Read more »
  • Coinbase Ventures backs Ethereum-based streaming network
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    Livepeer’s $20-million Series B funding round saw participation from large VCs, including Coinbase Ventures, CoinFund, Northzone, 6th Man Ventures and Animal Ventures. This year has been foundational for the success of projects running on the Ethereum blockchain. Sharing the limelight is Livepeer, an Ethereum-based video streaming network that announced it had… Read more »
  • New bill proposes US Treasury to have full authority over fiat stablecoins
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    The bill also calls for the U.S. Federal Reserve to be vested with the clear authority to issue a digital dollar. A new bill introduced by United States Representative Don Beyer of Virginia has proposed a far-reaching regulatory and legal framework for digital assets across the board.Entitled "The Digital Asset… Read more »