Monthly Archives: April 2020

What Does Grayscale’s GBTC Falling Premium Tell us About Bitcoin Price?

The premium on Grayscale Bitcoin Trust shares has dropped despite the recent recovery in the Bitcoin price. Is this a bearish sign? Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust shares (GBTC) are currently trading at $7.49 per share, a 15.81% premium of Bitcoin. GBTC is the first publicly quoted security “solely invested in and deriving value from” Bitcoin and since listing it has been known to trade at a high premium, having hit a 2020 high of 41.42% on Feb. 18. The premium is usually accentuated when prices are high. The […]

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Charles Hoskinson: “Ethereum Moves at The Speed of Vitalik”

Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson believes Vitalik-centric approach hinders the development of the platform. Cointelegraph recently sat down for an interview with Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and Cardano (ADA) founder Charles Hoskinson. During the interview, he discussed his criticism of the development of the Ethereum platform. “His first project” Hoskinson believes that one of the main reasons why Ethereum’s development has struggled is that too much hinges on Vitalik Buterin personally: “So, basically Ethereum moves at the speed of Vitalik. So if he knows how to do something very […]

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Baseline Developers Propose DTL-Based Coronavirus Contact Tracing

Devs working on enterprise smart contract platform, Baseline, proposed blockchain-based solutions to coronavirus contact tracing. Developers working on Baseline, an enterprise smart contract and tokenization platform developed by Microsoft, Ernst & Young, and ConsenSys, are working to solve several flaws identified with Apple and Google’s proposal for coronavirus tracking initiatives. Google and Apple propose a contact tracing solution that would add cross-platform APIs that allow health authorities to monitor users. Both brands have discussed rolling out related software updates next month. The plan suggests using a phone’s […]

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Two More Crypto YouTube Channels Restored After Being Blocked by the Platform

After a 24-hour ban imposed by YouTube, two crypto-related channels were restored by the platform. Two new crypto-related channels were recently blocked by YouTube. Some creators are alleging that this is part of an ongoing campaign by the video platform against creators who publish cryptocurrency-related content. In less than 24 hours, however, the bans were lifted and both channels were fully restored. BTC Sessions, a blockchain-based YouTube channel which has been active since 2016, reported via Twitter on April 17 that their account was notified that it […]

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More Industry Players Weigh in on Bitcoin’s Path Once Businesses Reopen

As the U.S. considers lifting coronavirus prevention measures, two more industry players weigh the event’s impact on Bitcoin’s price. Industry players said Bitcoin’s (BTC) price could be impacted once U.S. governing bodies lift COVID-19 prevention measures, such as stay-at-home orders and business closures.    “When the world economies begin to recover and come back online after printing, in the case of the U.S. government trillions of dollars, Bitcoin will most likely become more bullish than we’ve ever seen it,” Metal Pay CEO Marshall Hayner told Cointelegraph in […]

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Price Analysis April 17: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LINK

Most major cryptocurrencies appear ready to start new uptrends after recently bouncing off strong support levels. Binance chief executive officer Changpeng Zhao said that trading activity across major crypto exchanges had increased between 3 to 5 times. This is a bullish sign as it “means there are a lot more people coming into the industry.” While quantitative easing and fresh money coming into cryptocurrencies is a positive development, the bull run might not start immediately. However, in the long run, as the supply of fiat currency increases, […]

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More Crypto Development Means More Trading Returns, Findings Say

Recent research shows a correlation between crypto prices and their underlying code. A new report preprint shows a correlation between crypto asset prices and their code developers.  “We reveal that the first coding event linking two cryptocurrencies through a common developer leads to the synchronization of their returns in the following months,” said a preprint research report titled, From code to market: Network of developers and correlated returns of cryptocurrencies.  It’s all in the code Destined by their code underpinnings, cryptocurrencies hold internal laws and guidelines concerning a […]

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Mark Cuban and Tyler Winklevoss Squabble Over Bitcoin Complexity

Billionaires Mark Cuban and Tyler Winklevoss debate about Bitcoin’s complexity in comparison to basketball. Despite being over a decade old, Bitcoin (BTC) is still not particularly easy to understand. Even major BTC bulls like Tim Draper have admitted that Bitcoin still lacks ease of use for mainstream adoption. In the same vein, two key figures in the community held an informal Twitter debate over Bitcoin’s complexity today. Debate intro: Cuban might change his mind about Bitcoin if it gets so easy that “grandma can use it” Mark […]

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Harsh Stablecoin Recommendations From G-20 Are a Step in the Right Direction, but Regulators Need More Education

Most crypto analysts believe that proper regulation is needed when it comes to promoting the legitimacy of stablecoins. According to a study released by the G-20’s Financial Stability Board on April 14, stablecoins pose a pertinent risk to the financial stability of the global economy and therefore need to be regulated in a manner that is not only meticulous but also future ready.  Additionally, as per data released by the FSB, members of the G-20 have been advised to make use of their existing financial rules — […]

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AtomicDEX CTO: Binance Is “A Ticking Time Bomb�

AtomicDEX CTO believes Binance is “a ticking time bombâ€� ready to blow up any moment. Kadan Stadelmann, CTO of the decentralized exchange AtomicDEX, believes it’s only a matter of  time before Binance (BNB) implodes. Vitalik’s dream fulfilled AtomicDEX is a decentralized exchange built on top of the Komodo (KMD) multi-chain platform. It claims to be “the industry’s most advanced peer-to-peer mobile-first atomic swap protocol”. Talking to Cointelegraph, Stadelmann explained why users should not trust big centralized exchanges like Binance: “I absolutely do think [Binance] is just like […]

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