Monthly Archives: March 2020

Binance US CEO: Coronavirus Quarantine Drove “Volume Resurgence� in Asia

Binance US CEO believes coronavirus quarantine efforts will increase American crypto trading, citing recent volume “resurgenceâ€� in Asia. Catherine Coley, the CEO of Binance US, revealed that the coronavirus quarantine in Asia drove a surge in trade volume during an interview with Bloomberg on March 16. On the subject of the recent correlation between Bitcoin (BTC) and the S&P 500, Coley asserts that both the traditional cryptocurrency markets are playing out a familiar long-term cycle. She states that the markets are experiencing what she terms the “CRIC […]

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After BitMEX Meltdown, Should Shorting Be Banned on Crypto Exchanges?

Bitcoin’s recent 50% drop and the issues traders experienced at BitMEX have led to a discussion on whether shorting should be banned by crypto exchanges. Bitcoin’s (BTC) rapid 50% price drop in the wake of coronavirus concerns aroused chatter around banning the ability for traders to assume short positions in cryptocurrency markets. Question is, would that be the right move? Crypto market daily performance. Source: Coin360 Flash crash raises spectre of shorting bans On March 12 Bitcoin dropped to prices not seen since April 2019, shedding half […]

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While You’re Under Quarantine, Check These Sites for Remote Crypto Jobs

If you are on the lookout for a job in these pressing times, when the coronavirus pandemic has limited public movement and shut down businesses, it’s worth exploring opportunities to work from the relative safety of your home. The number of people doing so globally has been steadily growing, including in the crypto industry which is more decentralized than other sectors. Also read: 10 Loan Providers Taking Crypto as Collateral, If You Think the Time Is Right for Hodling Working From Home Is Healthier and More Productive […]

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Coronavirus ‘Didn’t Cause’ Crash, BTC Recovery ‘Will Take Months’: Hodler’s Digest, Mar. 16–22

Changpeng Zhao rejects claims that Bitcoin crashed because of the coronavirus, and debate rages on how closely BTC is correlated to the U.S. stock market. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s 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 Week Bitcoin price did not crash 60% due to coronavirus, Binance CEO says It’s fashionable to think that […]

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Bank of China Continues Anti-Crypto Narrative on WeChat

Bank of China continues its anti-crypto narrative and urges the public to pay attention to crypto scams on its official WeChat account. Financial markets are facing their worst crisis since 1929 and people are looking for alternatives to protect themselves from the crash. One option being considered by many is cryptocurrency. In response, Bank of China has continued its anti-crypto narrative in a long post titled “3.15 Protetion of Financial Consumption Rights and Interests”. The post was published on the bank’s official WeChat account on March 22. […]

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Cointelegraph Youtube Hosts Review COVID-19 and Bitcoin Memes

Bored in quarantine? Depressed from the crash? Don’t worry! Cointelegraph hosts Jackson & Giovanni review COVID-19 memes to lift your mood. Are you bored sitting at home in quarantine while the COVID-19 pandemic is raging outside? Feeling depressed from the latest crypto market crash? Afraid that the world might be ending? Don’t worry! Cointelegraph Youtube hosts, Jackson and Giovanni, collected the best memes on coronavirus and Bitcoin to lift up your mood. Any moment of global crisis is fertile ground for memes, some of which are spreading […]

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‘Buy Bitcoin’ Searches Skyrocket, Exchange Volumes Spike, Crypto Account Signups Swell 83% As Coronavirus Fears Heighten

Exchange data and statistics from Google Trends, Twitter, and Baidu show that despite the recent price drop people are looking to buy bitcoin. During the week of the crypto market massacre that started on March 12, Coinbase broke traffic records and witnessed considerable trade volumes. Similarly, the trading platform Kraken saw an 83% increase in account signups during the market calamity as well. Also read: US Real Estate in Jeopardy – Analysts Predict Housing Market Crash to 29-Year Lows As Crypto Prices Fell, Kraken and Coinbase Noticed […]

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Ethereum-Based SkyWeaver Game Launches Season 0

SkyWeaver, a collectible card game featuring Ethereum-based in-game items, has launched its final season in closed-beta. SkyWeaver, the forthcoming free-to-play blockchain-based card game from Horizon Blockchain Games, has opened its final closed-beta season. On March 21, Horizon announced that season 0 of SkyWeaver had commenced. The season will be live until the launch of SkyWeaver’s open-beta version. Horizon opens season 0 of SkyWeaver The collectible card game uses Ethereum-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as in-game items — which players can either use within the game or trade on […]

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Celo Alliance Is out to Challenge Libra, Hoping for Less Red Tape

As Facebook’s Libra members flock to the competing Celo Alliance project, Cointelegraph unpacks its goals and specs to figure out why. Several members of the Facebook-backed Libra Project have announced their alliance with a rival stablecoin project known as Celo. Since the middle of March, members that have joined the Celo Alliance for Prosperity include, among many others, Coinbase Ventures, Anchorage Mercy Corps, Andreessen Horowitz and Bison Trails Co. The shift in interest from one project to the other may signal the ultimate demise of Libra, as […]

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Attestiv CEO on Using DLT to Fight Fake News, Insurance Fraud, and Deep-Fakes

Cointelegraph spoke to the CEO of Attestiv on his company’s recent $2M raise, deep-fakes, and the role of blockchain in combating fake news. On March 18, Attestiv, a firm combating digital fraud and deep-fakes using blockchain technology, announced that it had secured funds exceeding $2 million in a seed offering. Cointelegraph recently spoke to Attestiv’s CEO, Nico Vekiarides, to analyze his thoughts on blockchain’s role in combating fake news and digital fraud in the insurance industry. Cointelegraph: Can we get an overview of how the Attestiv platform […]

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