Blockchain

Bitcoin has been losing value for months because of, among other market variables, limited liquidity circumstances and targeted dumping of high beta technology equities. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, low interest rates have caused broad market valuations to reach extraordinary levels. Now, according to analysts, the decade-long bubble has burst, and assets are returning
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The fastest smart contracts platform on the blockchain, Avalanche Foundation just announced “Multiverse”, an incentive program of up to $290 million (4 million AVAX tokens) to help grow “subnets” on its network. The incentive program aims to create scalable chains to support Defi, NFT, and blockchain games on Avalanche. With this launch, Avalanche competes with
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BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with $10 trillion in assets under management for institutions, is about to enter the crypto space. The New York-based company will soon allow its customers to trade crypto through its sophisticated Aladdin investment management platform. Of course, this isn’t the first time BlackRock has expressed interest in crypto. In
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Georgia’s crypto mining economy has evolved into a global leader in recent years, largely because of low taxes and affordable electricity rates, as well as a libertarian regulatory environment. Despite its small population, Georgia contributes nearly 1% of the industry’s total hash rate, according to a study by Arcane Research. Although Georgia is a non-entity
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In 2020, Wealthsimple dipped its toes into crypto by offering Bitcoin and Ethereum trading. Now, the online investment platform is fully embracing crypto by including capabilities like hosted wallets and several other coin options to trade. Of course, Wealthsimple isn’t the first financial services company to embrace crypto, signaling that digital currencies are becoming more
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Proof-of-work bitcoin mining should be banned, according to the vice chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority. Erik Thedéen suggested that European authorities explore prohibiting proof-of-work mining in favor of proof-of-stake mining. Thedeen Argues That POW Threatens Climate Change Based on the industry’s high energy consumption, Erik Thedéen, deputy chair of the European Securities
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Decentral Park Capital, an early-stage investment firm, now with $140 million in assets under management, has launched a brand new $75 million fund to invest in DeFi initiatives. This fund aims to deploy funds to invest in decentralized exchanges, lending protocols, derivatives, structured products, oracles, staking, and middleware infrastructure. The money pouring into decentralized finance
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Decentralized technologies are about to revolutionize the global financial system and its institutions. Decentralized Finance (DeFi) offers interesting potential to reduce costs and increase the speed of payments by eliminating friction in terms of technology, contracting and coordination between several parties. DeFi delivers on the promise of faster, better, and cheaper payments, but a number
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Global trading platform Structure, which aims to facilitate crypto-based lending and investing for mobile users, just raised $20 million from investors and from a private sale of its digital currency $STXR. The company will offer decentralized finance (DeFi) crypto-denominated lending outside of traditional banking, as well as investing in tokenized assets, digital versions of assets
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Believe it or not, in 2021, Bitcoin mining stocks have outperformed the king of cryptocurrencies. This crowns the phenomenal year the whole Bitcoin industry has had. However, consider Arcane Research’s warning, “an investment in mining companies carries a much higher risk than an investment in bitcoin itself.” As with any other complex business venture, a
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