The blockchain ecosystem has evolved significantly over the past decade as smart contract capabilities have moved the industry from being a simple medium of exchange to a bustling ecosystem full of decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFT). One project that has benefited from the increased capabilities of blockchain technology and the recent launch of
The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, is ordering crypto exchange Kraken to pay more than a million dollars in civil monetary penalties related to allegations the exchange is violating the Commodity Exchange Act. In a Sept. 28 statement, the CFTC said U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken — operating under the name Payward Ventures —
On September 10, 2021, Ukraine legalized bitcoin within the country, providing clarity on the asset which was not clear before. Shortly after the bill was signed into law, Bitcoin Magazine announced our global expansion into the country, opening a bureau in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine is poised to become a Bitcoin powerhouse with the level of
While celebrities and athletes have been jumping into the non-fungible token (NFT) scene headfirst, a large quantity of music acts have also entered the NFT industry. On Tuesday, a lineup of world-famous DJs are being represented in a newly launched NFT collection called Djenerates. The NFT collection is supported by prominent DJs like Carl Cox,
Bitcoin (BTC) analysts are eyeing short-term volatility as whales begin unprecedented behavior. Fresh data shows that whales have not only been highly active on the market — they’ve been moving record amounts of BTC. Whale activity beats Bitcoin all-time highs Despite BTC price action staying in a narrow, uninspiring range of around $40,000, large-volume Bitcoin investors
Latin American stablecoin issuer Anclap is expanding its Stellar-based stablecoin network by launching a new stablecoin in Peru, Cointelegraph en Español reports. Pegged to Peru’s official fiat currency, the Peruvian sol (PEN), the new stablecoin is designed to enable instant transactions across Anclap’s network, including conversions to other fiat currencies as well as “any other digital asset,”
The relationship between crypto and mainstream media (MSM) is complex, and it’s probably fair to say that some in the crypto community haven’t been overjoyed with the treatment they’ve received over the years. MSM has largely ignored Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies outside of occasional reports of hacks, ransomware attacks and other illicit activities. “They’ve
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against two Robinhood users over an alleged wash-trading-based arbitrage scheme that utilized meme stocks. According to a Sept. 27 complaint, defendants Suyun Gu and Yong Lee took advantage of differing trading fee schedules offered by different retail brokers and exchanges to extract arbitrage while wash-trading.
Academia is no fan of Bitcoin. The vast majority of professors are hugely biased against it. For example, Professor of Economics Nouriel Roubini of New York University doesn’t even try to hide his intense hatred for Bitcoin. Roubini told Bloomberg that “the Flintstones had a better monetary system than bitcoin” and has repeatedly called it
Anthony Scaramucci, CEO of Skybridge Capital, a multi-asset class investment firm, says he thinks the institutional investment boom in cryptocurrencies has been greatly exaggerated. In an interview given to Bloomberg last week, Scaramucci stated that most institutions are still not interested in cryptocurrency as an investment and that only 10% are actively investing in crypto.
Sep 25, 2021 12:08 UTC | Updated: Sep 25, 2021 at 12:08 UTC By Clark Non-fungible token (NFT) assets have taken the globe by storm in 2021 and 3 current projects within the NFT universe have seen sales stretch into the billions. Statistics show that the NFT marketplace Opensea, the blockchain NFT game Axie Infinity, and also the
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
The fallout from China’s ongoing crackdown on the crypto sector has led to uncertainty finding its way back into the market again. At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) traders continue to encounter pushback at the $43,000 level and many altcoins which had accumulated gains in the morning session are also dipping into the red.
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 being one of the primary entry points
Sep 25, 2021 12:16 UTC | Updated: Sep 25, 2021 at 12:16 UTC By Clark The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, revealed in a Q&A to its web site that aforementioned Chinese residents collaborating in virtual currency exchange offshore is “considered illegal financial activity.” The PBOC additionally reiterated comments it had created within the
Bitcoin bulls continued to battle with bears near the $43,000 support level on Sept. 27 as China’s crackdown on all things cryptocurrency put a halt to last week’s positive price movements and has stifled growth into the day. According to Eric Krown, a cryptocurrency trader and host of Krown’s Crypto Cave, what comes next for
Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) recovered a large part of the losses that happened due to the knee-jerk reaction to China’s regulatory crackdown on Sept. 24. This suggests that crypto markets have absorbed the news-based selling, with long-term investors likely using the dip to accumulate. However, a rally may have to wait as market participants
In the wake of yet another iteration of China’s enduring crackdown on cryptocurrency, a particularly influential narrative on Crypto Twitter suggests that by banning Bitcoin (BTC), China has definitively put itself on the dark side of the struggle, while the collective West must now resolutely throw its weight on the opposite side by embracing crypto.
Watch On YouTube Listen: Lightning Network channel capacity is increasing rapidly, reaching a new all-time high of over 2,900 bitcoin recently. But there is a whole lot that goes into running a node on the Lightning Network, with many different techniques and ways to optimize. In a recent Twitter Spaces conversation hosted by Bitcoin Magazine,
sponsored Malta, 27 Sep 2021 – Master Ventures have announced that they have added Polker into their highly regarded investment portfolio. The decision from Master Ventures to invest in the Polker comes as the platform prepares to launch its beta play-to-earn game to the public after a hugely successful September. Master Ventures’ portfolio includes the
Sep 25, 2021 12:23 UTC | Updated: Sep 25, 2021 at 12:23 UTC By Clark Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Dennis Lynch, says that bitcoin’s resilience is like Kenny from the famous TV series South Park. In almost each episode, Kenny died however invariably came back, a bit like however bitcoin bounces back on every occasion once a bear
Bitcoin (BTC) was busy losing its overnight gains on Sept. 27 as resistance continued to prove too much for bulls. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Analyst on Bitcoin: “Right now, we’re stuck” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD dropping to around $1,000 below overnight highs of $44,400 on Bitstamp Monday. The
Tune in to watch Cointelegraph host and analyst Benton Yaun alongside resident market experts Jordan Finneseth and Marcel Pechman. Here’s what to expect in this week’s markets news breakdown: After failing to reach $50,000, Bitcoin (BTC) slid back down to $40,000 on Monday before recovering to $44,000. What, or who, was behind this pullback? Dogecoin
The uncertainties sparked by China’s blanket ban on crypto trading have taken a downturn as homegrown crypto exchanges such as Houbi take proactive measures to protect and return existing investments residing on the mainland. Speaking to Cointelegraph in this regard, Du Jun, co-founder of Huobi Group, said that the crypto exchange wants to ensure the
Bitcoin has emerged as a new investment front. Although bitcoin adoption is a work in progress, it has numerous uses. Some investors hold bitcoin for profits, while others use cryptocurrencies for online transactions. A new survey by Bakkt now provides us with a birds-eye view of the state of bitcoin adoption in the United States.
Netflix, the world’s largest video streaming company, has announced it is working on a documentary that deals with the aftermath of the Quadrigacx saga. According to brief descriptions, the documentary titled; “Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King,” deals with how the users affected by the death of Quadrigacx’s CEO Gerry Cotten try
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele claims that 2.1 million of his fellow citizens are using the government-backed Chivo cryptocurrency wallet, offering a glimpse into the apparent success of the country’s Bitcoin (BTC) gambit. The controversial president updated his 2.9 million Twitter followers Saturday afternoon, claiming that Chivo “now has more users than any bank in El
The competition among layer-one (L1) smart contract platforms has been on the rise in the past couple of months as traders and developers continue to embrace Ethereum (ETH) network alternatives that offer faster transaction times and lower fees. According to a recent report from Delphi Digital, the price of Ether has remained relatively flat over
China has attempted to stifle the crypto sector’s growth on several occasions in the past 12 years but barring a minor blip, the blanket bans on crypto-commerce have not altered the long-term growth of cryptocurrencies. This shows that no one country, even if it is the second-largest economy in the world, can halt the emergence
What if you could substitute a renewable battery-powered motor for the internal combustion engine just twelve years after its invention? At minimum, we would not be faced with the challenge of limiting greenhouse gas emissions. For all of the benefits the internal combustion engine has brought humanity, its environmental consequences are not among them. An