BlockChain

  • China's BSN partners with TON Labs to utilize Telegram blockchain
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    While Telegram's token project is dead, the blockchain still lives. TON Labs and China’s Blockchain-based Service Network are collaborating to build applications on the Telegram-built TON protocol.According to an announcement issued on Monday, the partnership grants BSN developers access to TON technology.As with other instances of adapting public networks to… Read more »
  • Gazprom Neft uses blockchain tech to streamline aircraft refueling
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    Gazprom Neft’s aviation refueling subsidiary has piloted a blockchain-based refueling payment project to automate and accelerate transactions. Russian oil firm Gazprom Neft's aviation subsidiary — Gazpromneft-Aero — announced Monday that it has completed a successful pilot of its blockchain-based refueling project, Smart Fuel.The new platform was implemented for more than 100… Read more »
  • Here’s how the Purpose Bitcoin ETF differs from Grayscale’s GBTC Trust
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    The newly launched Purpose Bitcoin ETF surpassed even the most bullish expectations but how does it differ from Grayscale’s GBTC Trust? Since 2017, investors have been anxiously awaiting a Bitcoin ETF approval as the existence of such a fund was an important symbol of mass adoption and acceptance from the… Read more »
  • Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, BNB, DOT, XEM, MIOTA
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    Bitcoin’s correction is accelerating, but a bounce off the 50-day moving average could give altcoins reason to rebound off lower support levels then move higher. Bitcoin (BTC) price has been correcting in the past few days and traders are curious to know whether this is a minor pullback or the… Read more »
  • Google Finance adds dedicated ‘crypto’ tab featuring Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin
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    Crypto continues to enter mainstream usage. Google Finance users can now get a quick rundown of the top cryptocurrency prices with just one click. Google Finance has added crypto prices to the finance.google.com domain. The section, titled “Crypto,” now appears in the “Compare Markets” category alongside conventional stock and currency… Read more »
  • NBA Top Shot leads NFT explosion with $230M in sales
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    The NFT craze has reached the NBA, with digital collectibles grossing $230 million in sales, according to Dapper Labs. Dapper Labs, the creator of the CryptoKitties game, is helping the National Basketball Association, or NBA, become a magnet for digital collectibles. NBA Top Shot, a marketplace for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs,… Read more »
  • OLB Group enables crypto payments for thousands of US merchants
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    Small businesses can now accept cryptocurrency payments using OLB’s point-of-sale technology. OLB Group (OLB), a New York-based e-commerce merchant service provider, is making it easier for businesses to accept cryptocurrency payments.OLB’s more than 8,500 merchants are now able to accept Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), USDC and DAI at the point-of-sale… Read more »
  • Transparent stablecoins? Conclusion of Tether vs. NYAG raises new questions
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    Though the Tether settlement may help bring in more transparency, experts believe that state-centric bans may not be the way out. A long-standing legal drama finally found resolution on Feb. 23, with the New York Attorney General’s office announcing that it had come to a settlement with cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex… Read more »
  • Dogecoin hasn't always been a 'fun meme coin'
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    Did you know that Dogecoin used to sponsor a NASCAR driver? Learn some unbelievable stories behind Elon Musk's "favorite" cryptocurrency. Dogecoin (DOGE) might look like a fun meme coin, particularly as its price has absolutely skyrocketed in 2021. But behind the innocent Shiba Inu dog cartoon are some horrific stories.… Read more »
  • Bitcoin sell-off over? Strong 'buy the dip' signal flashes for the first time in 5 months
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    Bitcoin is retesting a key support level at $44K-$45K for the third time in the past week. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped to the key $44,000-$45,000 support level on Feb. 28 for the third time in the past week.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingviewThe BTC/USD pair briefly… Read more »
  • Professional traders need a global crypto sea, not hundreds of lakes
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    The cryptocurrency trading market is in its early stages, with regulations playing a key role in market fragmentation. Coinbase’s IPO announcement has been hailed as “a milestone for the crypto industry” by Fortune Magazine. Similar to the Netscape IPO announcement that signaled the legitimacy of the internet, Coinbase’s impending public… Read more »
  • Inverse Finance seizes tokens, ships code: Launches stablecoin lending protocol
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    One of DeFi's strangest experiments continues to push the envelope in both governance and architecture. Shortly after culling its community of inactive members, one of decentralized finance’s (DeFi) strangest experiments is launching a new stablecoin lending product.On Wednesday Inverse Finance revealed the Anchor Protocol, a money market built around DOLA,… Read more »
  • 3 reasons why Reef Finance, Bridge Mutual and Morpheus Network are rallying
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    Strong fundamentals and new partnerships back the strong rallies in Morpheus Network, Bridge Mutual and Reef Finance. As new institutional and retail investors enter the cryptocurrency space on a daily basis, large-cap top performers like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) attract the lion's share of investor's attention as they are… Read more »
  • Bitcoin plunges, Ethereum suffers, Musk loses billions: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 21–27
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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 WeekIncreasing stock market volatility drags Bitcoin and altcoin… Read more »
  • This bullish Bitcoin options strategy lets traders speculate on BTC price with less risk
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    Hate being liquidated? Here’s how traders use the Long Butterfly options strategy to generate profits with less downside risk. Historical data shows that it is nearly impossible to consistently predict Bitcoin’s price action and many traders that attempt this end up losing money. Now that Bitcoin trades near $50,000, the… Read more »
  • Transaction batching protocol Furucombo suffers $14 million “evil contract” hack
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    The latest attack relied on user permissions granted to the protocol The latest “evil contract” exploit has netted an attacker over $14 million in stolen funds.  Furucombo, a tool designed to help users “batch” transactions and interactions with multiple decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols at once, fell victim to the attack at… Read more »
  • Economist warns of dystopia if ‘Bitcoin Aristocrats’ become reality
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    Critics of the digital currency have visions of the future every bit as silly as maximalist's. Not everyone is excited about hyperbitcoinization. According to a popular copy/paste meme, Bitcoin hodlers are set to become a neo-aristocracy as Bitcoin becomes the dominant world currency: Only $BTC holders will be permitted to the… Read more »
  • 6 Questions for Kain Warwick of Synthetix
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    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 Kain Warwick, the founder of Synthetix.Kain Warwick is the founder of Synthetix, a derivatives… Read more »
  • Here are 6 DEX tokens that have seen exponential growth in 2021
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    These DEX tokens are quietly accruing triple-digit gains as the total value locked in DeFi reaches new highs each week. DeFi has steadily grown in prominence over the past year thanks in large part to the strong foundations established by decentralized exchanges (DEX) that enable easy access to the latest… Read more »
  • Institutions and miners accumulating through Bitcoin chop; whales uncertain
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    Bitcoin in, and Bitcoin out: major players are deploying different strategies as BTC consolidates well under $58,400 highs. After a violent price reversal last week that saw Bitcoin retreat from all-time highs, traders and analysts are now eyeing major players and investors to gauge BTC’s next move — and so… Read more »
  • Is Bitcoin at risk of another drop below $40K in a historically corrective March?
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    Bitcoin is showing signs of weakness as February draws to a close. Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a corrective week as the price dropped from $58,000 to $44,000 in a matter of days. This dropdown caused a panic reaction across the markets as the euphoria was immediately halted.For instance, the Crypto… Read more »
  • Moving beyond the crisis narrative: Crypto in a post-pandemic world
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    Over the last decade, crypto has weathered what feels like crisis after crisis. It’s time to think about what comes next. Everyone knows the story. When the first block of Bitcoin (BTC) was mined, the protocol itself entered a world of grave economic uncertainty. Not long before the market would… Read more »
  • While Washington dithers, Wyoming and other US states mine for crypto gold
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    While Wyoming was luring crypto businesses, such as Ripple Labs, New York’s AG was bringing enforcement action against Bitfinex. The United States is divided politically these days into red states and blue states, and increasingly, it seems to be fracturing into cryptocurrency-friendly and crypto-wary locales, too. On Feb. 21, it… Read more »
  • What DeFi needs to do next to keep institutional players interested
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    In order for DeFi to have access to institutional actors, it will need to adapt. But by adapting, it might lose some of its core tenets. The last few months’ frenzy of institutional money flowing into Bitcoin (BTC) has seen crypto hitting the headlines — at the least as a… Read more »
  • Grayscale's Bitcoin premium has dropped to record lows below zero
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    Grayscale Investments’ GBTC might be the absolute market leader but it is currently trading below fair value as the TSX Purpose Bitcoin ETF is seeing record inflows. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust ($GBTC) is currently the largest listed cryptocurrency asset with $30.17 billion in assets under management. The firm currently holds more… Read more »
  • Crypto can be lucrative, but make sure you’re ready for the taxman
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    Investing in digital assets can offer a plethora of opportunities, but when the taxman comes, investors best be prepared. Hindsight is 20/20, but when money is on the line, being prepared can give investors better foresight. Just over a year and a half ago, Investopedia reported on the panic among… Read more »
  • Blockchain and crypto will challenge current finance, Nigeria VP says
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    Yemi Osinbajo sees potential for crypto and blockchain. Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, delivered a speech at an economic summit on Friday in which he spoke positively of crypto and blockchain. “There is no question that blockchain technology generally, and cryptocurrencies in particular, will in the coming years, challenge traditional banking,… Read more »
  • Increasing stock market volatility drags Bitcoin and altcoin prices lower
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    Growing concerns over rising U.S. Treasury yields are putting pressure on global financial markets and possibly dragging cryptocurrency prices lower. The cryptocurrency market faced another day of downward pressure as the unease in the traditional markets continues to spread following the recent interest rate spike on the 10-year U.S. Treasury… Read more »
  • Alpha Finance Lab rallies after integrating with Compound and Binance Smart Chain
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    Alpha Finance Lab’s recent integration with Binance Smart Chain and Compound Finance triggered an 85% rally in the protocol's ALPHA governance token. Alpha Finance Lab (ALPHA) experienced a price breakout on Feb. 25 as a series of significant partnerships has brought renewed interest in the cross-chain DeFi platform. Data from Cointelegraph… Read more »
  • NFTs based on STARZ show ‘American Gods’ coming soon from Curio
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    The NFT market continues to expand, with upcoming tokens based on a mainstream TV show. Curio, a platform which sells non fungible tokens, is helping to bring to life NFTs based on the TV series American Gods. The show is based on a novel of the same name by author Neil… Read more »