Monthly Archives: May 2020

Blockchain to Play Crucial Role in VR-Powered Social Media

Blockchain and VR-powered social media platform Sensorium has joined the Global Blockchain Business Council. Virtual reality media platform, Sensorium, has announced its membership in the Global Blockchain Business Council, or GBBC — a Swiss-based non-profit industry association for blockchain. Sensorium will participate in GBBC’s upcoming virtual forum on May 28, which will see the firm’s director of technology Alex Blagirev discuss his predictions for how virtual social media will change the way that people interact online. Cointelegraph spoke to GBBC to discuss the intersection between social media […]

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Africa Is Experiencing a Crypto Renaissance

Crypto adoption appears to be growing across the continent of Africa. Crypto adoption is making significant advances in Africa, with crypto ownership, trade volume, and regulation all moving toward greater adoption. A recent report by Arcane Research and Luno found that Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, and Kenya are frequently among the top 10 countries by Google searches for the word “Bitcoin.” The report describes the continent as “one of, if not the most promising region for the adoption of cryptocurrencies,” emphasizing Africa’s combination of low existing […]

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BTC Dreads Weekly Close, Satoshi Mystery, A Big Blunder: Hodler’s Digest, May 18–24

Bitcoin faces a crucial weekly close, the mystery of coins moved for the first time in 11 years, and Times Square billboards call for the release of Ross Ulbricht. 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 Why today’s weekly close is crucial to avoid $8,000s Not so long ago, […]

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China’s Congress Proposes Blockchain Development Fund

NPC, China’s parliament suggests a government backed blockchain development fund to build a better governance system. National People’s Congress, China’s parliament and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the most powerful political advisory body in the country, have recently begun their annual sessions. These are widely referred to as the “Two Sessions” or “lianghui” meetings. These meetings have been ongoing since May 22.  The National People’s Congress, or NPC, is China’s top legislative body. Nearly 3,000 delegates from around the country meet once a year to submit proposals […]

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US Real Estate Crisis: Home Sales Plunge to 9-Year Low, Mortgage Delinquencies to Soar Past Great Recession Level

The US real estate market is facing a crisis as unemployment soars amid the coronavirus pandemic. Home sales have plunged to a nine-year low and a record-high number of homeowners are defaulting on their mortgage payments. The impact of the real estate crisis is also seen in rental and commercial real estate markets. Massive Declines in Home Sales, Housing Starts The economic crisis, coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns, and record-high unemployment have severely affected the real estate market. Existing home sales, which make up about 90% of all U.S. […]

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Bitcoin Price Drops to $8,840 — Key Metrics Signal BTC May Correct Further

As the weekly close approaches, Bitcoin price dropped out of the ascending channel to $8,840, marking six consecutive lower highs since June 2019. Within the last hour Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped to $8,840. The drop came with less than 8 hours left before the weekly close. A confluence of miners selling more BTC than they mine, Bitcoin recording 6 consecutive lower highs, and the retest of the $8,800 support leaves BTC vulnerable to a severe pullback. Six consecutive lower highs since June 2019 As shown on the […]

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Grayscale Accumulates 34% of New BTC as Weekly Investments Tag $30 Million

Crypto fund manager Grayscale Investments is believed to have purchased one-third of new Bitcoin for three months. Grayscale Investments, a crypto investment fund manager and subsidiary of Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, is estimated to have purchased up to one-third of all newly minted Bitcoin during the past three months amid the run-up to the block reward halving. The announcement comes as average weekly investments into Grayscale’s Bitcoin Investment Trust, or BIT, reached $29.9 million over the first quarter of 2020. In response to a tweet publicizing […]

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Examine the Bitcoin First Difficulty Adjustment Post 2020 Halving

It will still take time to stabilize the miner revenue from fees before the Bitcoin network can display some healthy growth. The third Bitcoin (BTC) halving has settled, and the Bitcoin network has just experienced its first difficulty adjustment post third halving. The difficulty has decreased from 16.1 trillion to 15.14 trillion, which is about a 6% downward adjustment, providing miners who have survived so far with some relief.  Bitcoin network hash rate experienced a significant decline post-halving It is important to recognize that the network hash […]

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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, XTZ, ADA, LINK, ETC

If Bitcoin remains in an uptrend, these altcoins are likely to outperform the other major cryptocurrencies this week. The institutional interest in Bitcoin (BTC) has increased in the past few months, according to data from Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. If the trend continues at the same pace, by March 2021, GBTC would have purchased 75% of the newly mined Bitcoin during the period. By that time, its total holding of the top-ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap would increase to 3% of the total circulating supply. If this happens, it […]

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Hacker Attempts to Sell Data Allegedly Tied to Ledger, Trezor, Bnktothefuture Customers

According to an online monitoring web portal called, Under the Breach, a hacker is purportedly trying to sell customer information that stems from companies like Keepkey, Trezor, Ledger, and even the investment platform Bnktothefuture. The hacker doesn’t seem to have any passwords, but is offering detailed information that was stolen from a Shopify breach like email addresses, home addresses, and phone numbers. The cybercrime resource known as Under the Breach has disclosed that customers who have purchased products using Shopify and purchased items from companies like Ledger, […]

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