Monthly Archives: September 2020

Why traders are not worried that the KuCoin hack will drop Ethereum price

After the $150 million KuCoin hack, traders appear unworried that open market sales by the hacker will drop Ethereum price. Analysts say that the unknown hacker behind the KuCoin breach is selling the stolen ERC-20 tokens on Uniswap. Although selling tokens on the Ethereum-based decentralized exchange allows the hacker to obtain Ether (ETH), it doesn’t mean it’s laundered. All transactions made on the Ethereum blockchain network are traceable using blockchain explorers, meaning even if the tokens are converted to Ether, the stolen amounts would still leave traces. […]

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Freeze, pause, reboot: Projects react differently to $200M KuCoin hack

KuCoin reported at least $129M of the affected funds are ‘safe.’ Following news of a security breach resulting in the loss of more than $200 million worth of tokens on KuCoin, many projects quickly reacted to prevent users’ holdings from being moved off to other exchanges.  Speaking to Cointelegraph, KuCoin Global CEO Johnny Lyu said at least $129 million of the tokens affected in the breach and the Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), and ERC20 hot wallets impacted were “safe” or in a position to be recovered. Though […]

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Novogratz: Dangerous Time to Be in Stocks, Bitcoin Has More Upside Than Gold

Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz explains why it is a dangerous time to be in the stock market right now, leading up to the U.S. presidential election. While bearish on the dollar, Novogratz is bullish on bitcoin and gold but thinks that bitcoin has more upside than gold. Dangerous Time to Be in Stock Market, Buy Bitcoin Billionaire investor and Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz explained his view on the best investments as the November U.S. presidential election approaches in Wednesday’s episode of CNN’s Markets Now show. […]

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Only 2.5 million Bitcoin left to mine

But with Bitcoin demand on the rise, can we expect more scarcity? With only 21 million Bitcoin (BTC) to be issued, a little under 2.5 million BTC remains for mining. In a tweet, ChartBTC said the Bitcoin network already passed the 18.5 million BTC mark in circulation. This means there is less than 2.5 million BTC left, or about 11.9% of the total Bitcoin to be generated. ChartBTC pointed out half of the remaining 2.5 million BTC will be mined in the next four years. Since the […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, DOT, CRO, XEM, XTZ

The tight consolidation in Bitcoin and a few altcoins points to a potential breakout within the next few days. Over the weekend hackers stole about $150 million in user funds from a number of hot wallets at KuCoin exchange. Previous instances of hacking usually have a negative impact on crypto prices but as the news broke the price of Bitcoin (BTC) and major altcoins hardly budged. In a recent interview with the Human Rights Foundation, Square CEO Jack Dorsey said that “security is not something that can […]

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Americans don’t want to give up their paper money, but they should

Cryptocurrency may emerge as a more widely adopted means of exchange as consumers grow increasingly comfortable with cashless transactions. The recent health scare surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak seems to have accelerated the move toward a cashless society, with cashless payment spiking in concert with viral cases. Yet, our findings in a Genesis Mining study called “Perceptions and Understanding of Money 2020” indicate that a significant majority of Americans are not psyched about parting with their paper money on a permanent basis. To be more specific, we found […]

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$2.4 Trillion Stimulus Package Proposed in US With Second Direct Payments to Americans

A new stimulus package costing about $2.4 trillion is being prepared in the U.S. that includes a second round of stimulus checks for Americans. Since the first coronavirus stimulus package was signed into law, talks of further relief aid have stalled. This new proposal aims to restart the stimulus package discussion. Nancy Pelosi Plans to Introduce a $2.4 Trillion Stimulus Package House Democrats are reportedly putting together a new coronavirus stimulus plan, which would cost about $2.4 trillion, which is roughly $1 trillion less than their previous […]

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DeFi hype has just begun says Neo founder

DeFi is the word on everybody’s lips. The hype around DeFi is not fading away and is only just beginning, said Neo founder Da Hongfei, during a live stream on China’s Hub on Sept. 25. Da said DeFi created a process in just a few years that traditional finance took hundreds of years to perfect. DeFi projects are now experimenting with all sorts of financial products and services. He added that: “Lending and borrowing, decentralized exchanges, insurance and all kinds of derivatives are on the rise in […]

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Centralized finance is necessary, especially for DeFi crypto investors

Diversification is key to ensuring you will be able to take advantage of every opportunity without incurring too much risk. If you’re paying attention to developments in the cryptocurrency space, you’ve likely heard of decentralized finance and of the yield farming trend that helped it get over $9 billion worth of crypto assets locked in it. In short, yield farming — also known as liquidity mining — sees users generate rewards with their cryptocurrency holdings by interacting with DeFi protocols that either let them lend or borrow […]

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Kucoin Hacker Leverages Uniswap to Dump Vast Number of ERC20 Tokens

Since the recent Kucoin hack, the crypto community has been waiting for the hacker to move funds. During the early morning hours (ET) on Sunday, a number of people noticed the Kucoin hacker started to move a large amount of ether and ERC20s to connect with the decentralized exchange (dex) Uniswap. The cryptocurrency exchange Kucoin was hacked on September 25, 2020, and early estimates said the trading platform lost around $150 million. On Sunday, the estimate is a bit larger, as the crypto community thinks upwards of […]

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