Cryptocurrency

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Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest tracks every important crypto news story from the previous week. Essential reading for all Hodlers! Top Stories This Week Calm before the storm? Analyst says $20,000 Bitcoin is possible in three months Bitcoin volatility has fallen to a 16-month low, indicating that a sharp move is on the horizon. Large
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The internet has evolved significantly since its inception, spawning the creation of global protocols, frameworks, and new classifications of developers. This has resulted in centralization difficulties, unnecessary complexities, and diminished quality standards loaded with vulnerabilities. The Nexus Tritium, Amine, and Obsidian (TAO) Framework will uproot these historic flaws by recomposing digital relationships. This article provides
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Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s cash-settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading products “contribute more to price discovery than its related spot markets,” according to findings in a new report by investment firm Wilshire Phoenix. The increasing volumes of crypto derivative products highlight greater participation from institutional investors and this will likely be positive for the entire crypto space.
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Yearn Finance (YFI) developer Andre Cronje has dropped out of public view after reportedly receiving ‘death threats’ from the decentralized finance (DeFi) community and becoming ‘demoralized’. Cronje said he had received a variety of threats after investors raced into his unfinished and unreleased protocol, Eminence (EMN), which was then exploited and drained of $15 million
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The markets have been relatively dull for the past 2 months as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) has been sustaining between the $10,200-$11,000 range. In recent days, the range has been narrowed even further, leading some traders to forecast a breakout.  However, Bitcoin’s price hasn’t been showing any direction, while altcoins have taken a downward
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The Cardano (ADA) ecosystem has a complex governance structure, not dissimilar from the way the U.S. democracy operates, with its built-in checks and balances.  There are three main players: the Cardano Foundation, EMURGO and IOHK; according to the Foundation’s incoming CEO Frederik Gregaard, the governance will only get more complicated as more organizations join. He
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Currency has had a fruitful and largely charmed life, and watching it come into its crypto own is heart-warming indeed.  Currency as we know it has been evolving throughout our lifetimes. Along the same timeline and gently curving slope that it has evolved along since the advent of currency. From bartering and trading for goods,
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The decentralized finance (DeFi) community’s insatiable appetite for unaudited code has once again ended in tears and the loss of millions. Eminence, an unfinished “economy for a gaming multiverse” being built by Yearn Finance’s Andre ‘I test in production’ Cronje, was discovered by DeFi sleuths after the developer posted art teasers for the project to
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Are you interested in purchasing Bitcoin? If so, it’s essential to understand the potential security risks surrounding it. With cybercriminals ramping up their attacks, cryptocurrency will likely be a target.  Here’s what you need to know. Wallets Carry Risks Cryptocurrency enthusiasts use both hot and cold wallets to store their Bitcoin. A hot wallet has
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The LKS Foundation is an Italian non-profit foundation that aims to promote initiatives that use the principle of sharing information through blockchain technology and spread the culture of fintech to innovate in sectors such as crowdfunding, ICO, and decentralized finance technologies. The Foundation’s President, Federico Olivo, is chairman and co-founder at Vistra SRL, a company
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Volatility was expected throughout the week regarding the expiration of a significant amount of futures. However, this didn’t really happen while the macro-economic environment also remains uncertain. A hack of a major cryptocurrency exchange on Sep. 26 didn’t influence the price at all, which is a positive signal for the markets and a positive signal
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On May 11, 2020, Bitcoin successfully executed its third block reward halving. Bitcoin halving events usually occur every four years, and the first and the second events took place in 2012 and 2016, respectively. Since miners’ rewards for verifying blockchain transactions are usually trimmed by 50% following a halving event, past events have forced miners
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Bitcoin is a hot commodity lately. This cryptocurrency is usually at the top of experts’ and users’ lists of recommendations for investments in the digital world. If you’re thinking about using Bitcoin or have already started your crypto journey, there are steps you can take to secure your currency. Here’s how to protect your Bitcoin
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Yam, the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector’s original food-themed clone protocol, has successfully completed its first rebase since its V3 relaunch. Yam’s relaunch on September 18 followed the spectacular failure of Yam V2 last month — where a bug in the protocol’s unaudited code rendered governance impossible after only two days by rebasing the token’s supply
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Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest tracks every important crypto news story from the previous week. Essential reading for all Hodlers! Top Stories This Week Frenzy as Uniswap launches new governance token Uniswap stole the show this week when it announced it was launching UNI, its very own governance token. A total of 1 billion tokens
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Earlier today Yearn.finance (YFI) and Ether (ETH) rose sharply after Uniswap’s governance token UNI plunged 22% from $8.00 to $6.80. Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 UNI, which launched less than 48 hours ago, has rallied from around $1.00 to $8.00 in a short period. After an impressive eight-fold gain, the token started to
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Unfazed by the controversy over its SushiSwap listing, Binance has already announced support for Uniswap’s new token around an hour or so after it was announced. The decentralized finance (DeFi) platform’s governance protocol token UNI went live on Ethereum (ETH) around 90 minutes ago. Over the next four years, one billion UNI tokens will incrementally
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Despite growing support, cryptocurrencies have yet to see mainstream implementation in the US economy. Many people and regulatory agencies are unsure of what to do with crypto, stalling its adoption. California has made some significant strides in this regard recently, setting an example for the rest of the nation. California is no stranger to embracing
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Ryan Selkis, founder of crypto data site Messari, predicted an upcoming demise for the decentralized finance, or DeFi, space — similar to what happened with initial coin offerings, or ICOs.  “The DeFi bubble will pop sooner than people expect,” Selkis tweeted on Sept. 10. “We’re nearing the apex of Ponzi economics, rug pulls, and ‘yield’
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Uniswap recently surpassed Coinbase Pro in trading volume, overtaking one of the most popular centralized exchanges in the space after reaching around half a billion dollars in daily volume.  Although Coinbase Pro is by no means the largest exchange out there, it seems that the decentralized sector is catching up to traditional crypto trading platforms.