Monthly Archives: July 2020

Bloomberg: Americans Trade Depreciating Dollars For Bitcoin

Low-yielding dollar savings accounts aren’t cutting it for Americans anymore. A Bloomberg article claims that Americans are foregoing the safety of the dollar for more speculative assets like stocks, gold, and Bitcoin (BTC). High saving rates, low yields Because of the COVID-19 lockdown, the personal savings rate in the U.S. is at a historic high. The yield offered by the financial institutions on savings accounts, however, is close to zero. At the same time, assets as Bitcoin, equities, and gold, all have made double-digit gains since March. […]

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Price Analysis 7/31: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, ADA,CRO, BNB, EOS

Bitcoin finally broke through the $11.2K resistance and Ethereum’s continued strength is likely to pull several altcoin prices higher. Economists are divided on the consequences of record low interest rates across the globe and the incessant money printing by the central banks. However, one thing that most experts agree upon is that investors should get out of paper money and invest in hard assets. Gold has been the traditional safe haven asset which is preferred by institutional investors looking to hedge their portfolio or protect their purchasing […]

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Vitalik Buterin: Future Lotteries Could Benefit From ETH 2.0’s Randomness

Vitalik Buterin discusses how ETH 2.0’s randomness function could benefit future lotteries. Discussing Ethereum’s (ETH) hackathon in partnership with the Colorado State Lottery, Vitalik Buterin opined that in the future, such lotteries could benefit from Ethereum 2.0’s Verifiable Delay Function. No immediate use for Ethereum in the project The Ethereum creator will be one of the guests at the virtual opening ceremony for the Colorado State Lottery GameJam Hackathon. Jared Polis and Chainlink’s co-founder, Sergey Nazarov, will also be inattendance. Buterin does not believe that the Colorado […]

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Law Decoded: Big Tech, Central Banks and the Hunt for Monopolies, July 24-31

The leaders in this week’s policy news focus on some case studies in power accumulation that more than anything show why decentralization tech matters. Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.  Editor’s note The concept of monopoly will reign in today’s Law Decoded. As a fundamental principle, blockchain technology is about distributing both inputs and outputs of information securely. In its still very young lifecycle, the technology has proven to have boundless applications on the […]

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Decentralized Apps May Solve SIM Swapping Woes

FIX Network is partnering with NEM to provide a solution that prevents SIM swapping. In the US alone, over $55m has been stolen through SIM swapping attacks since 2018. NEM, a blockchain-based ecosystem, believes that decentralized apps could provide a meaningful solution to this problem. According to NEM, they’re working with a solution called “FIX Networkâ€�, which was established to help mobile subscribers secure private keys and transactions on SIM cards. The network leverages a blockchain-based protocol to support the security and privacy of mobile subscribers, NEM […]

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Five Years of Ethereum: From a Teenage Dream to a $38B Blockchain

How far has the Ethereum blockchain come in the five years since its inception? We explore key developments, changes and challenges. It would seem that five years is a relatively short time for an information technology company, but Ethereum has made colossal progress during this time, growing from its own initial coin offering project to the largest blockchain platform, running about 2,000 decentralized applications. Today, the market capitalization of its native cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH), is worth $38 billion — larger than Ford Motor Company and the popular […]

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A 17 Year Old Was Just Arrested in Connection With Twitter’s Recent Hack

Authorities have taken a teen into custody, claiming him to be the brains behind the recent Twitter breach. Authorities have taken a teen into custody, believing him to be the brains behind the recent Twitter breach. Authorities have taken a 17-year-old into custody, claiming the not-yet-adult as the brains behind the recent massive Twitter breach.  “Early this morning, the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement placed a 17-year-old in Tampa, Florida, under arrest — accusing him of being the ‘mastermind’ behind the biggest security […]

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DeFi User Base Needs to Be More Decentralized, Says Former ConsenSys Exec

A panel of known Ethereum investors and influencers discussed decentralization and the value of the total value locked in DeFi. At a Kraken-hosted webinar titled “DeFi-ing expectations: the future of Ethereum,â€� panelists discussed the rise of decentralized finance, its defining features and how to measure its success. The webinar was held on July 31 and featured known DeFi influencers Anthony Sassano, co-founder of EthHub.io, Ryan Sean Adams, founder of Mythos Capital, Andrew Keys, managing partner at Darma Capital and former ConsenSys executive, and William Mougayar, an early […]

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As Gold Touches New Highs Investors Face Storage Issues, Market Dilution, Threat of Seizures

During the last few weeks, gold has skyrocketed in value over the concerns fueled by the faltering global economy. Despite the fact that gold has always been a safe-haven, many investors are looking to bitcoin because they fear central banks will dilute the market or even confiscate the gold. Prior to Covid-19, central banks purchased massive amounts of gold and alongside this, a number of countries are having serious issues repatriating their gold reserves. This has caused investors worldwide to question gold over crypto assets. There’s no […]

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Mastercard and Visa Are Making Bold Moves Toward Mass Crypto Adoption

Global payment processors Mastercard and Visa are laying the foundations for crypto support that may drive adoption on a global scale. Leading global payment companies Mastercard and Visa have been making moves to accelerate the support of cryptocurrency payment processors by opening up new options for users around the world. Both companies made strong statements in support of the use of cryptocurrencies in July by announcing respective projects and collaborations that are driving the adoption of cryptocurrencies. The positive attitude toward cryptocurrency exchanges and payment platforms from […]

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