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This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   It’s been over half a year since the crackdowns began in China and pressure from the top-down government is still being enforced. Most
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On Thursday morning, Acala, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol operating on the Polkadot (DOT) network, announced it had won the first-ever Polkadot parachain auction.  Acala raised a total of 32.5 million DOT, worth roughly $1.28 billion, from 24,934 contributors via an initial coin offering (ICO) structured as a crowdloan. As the proceeds are classified as ‘crypto debt,’
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Ether’s (ETH) 330% year-to-date gain has been largely fueled by the growth of decentralized finance and the explosion of non-fungible tokens. Proof of this comes from OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace, surpassing the impressive mark of $10 billion in accumulated trading volume. However, traders worry that the 15% correction that followed the $4,870 all-time high
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The top cryptocurrencies by market capitalization keep changing over time as the industry matures. Solana (SOL) has seen its value skyrocket so far this year and has been consistently processing over 2,500 transactions per second. The cryptocurrency’s price, according to TradingView data, is up nearly 13,000% year-to-date as the year started with SOL trading slightly
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Institutional traders have locked a record sum of capital into Bitcoin investment products despite trade volume declining during the second half of 2021. According to CoinShares’ Nov. 15 “Digital Asset Fund Flows Weekly” report, Bitcoin (BTC) investment products saw total inflows of $97.5 million between Nov. 8 and Nov. 12 — pushing the sector’s assets
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Bitcoin (BTC) tested $65,000 as support as U.S. markets opened Nov. 15 as a weekend surge ended in retracement. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Analysts maintain positive BTC price outlook Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD giving back a chunk of its overnight gains having hit local highs above $66,000. In
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In a bizarre event, a cryptocurrency with the same name as SpaceX’s satellite range Starlink jumped over 140% as Elon Musk’s space technology company launched 53 of them into the Earth’s lower orbit. Watch Falcon 9 launch 53 Starlink satellites to orbit → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK https://t.co/dgHuF6SIZ4 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 13, 2021 Written as StarLink (STARL),
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This year has seen a number of high profile partnerships formed between the cryptocurrency sector and major sports leagues, teams and individual players. Nowadays players engage with their fans by issuing limited edition NFTs and other perks that are associated with crypto and blockchain technology. Crypto companies are also making their presence known stitching their
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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 Anton Bukov, co-founder of 1inch Network, a distributed network of decentralized protocols. Anton has been writing code for
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Tether (USDT) has gone from being a renegade cryptocurrency to becoming the industry’s primary crutch during the last seven years, according to a new report.  Essentially, USDT is a bridge between traditional currencies like the U.S. dollar and decentralized digital currencies operating on open blockchain networks. Independent crypto outlet Protos provided an in-depth insight into the most
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