Monthly Archives: October 2020

Defi Market Cap Drops 25.1% in One Day: Proponents Say Tokens Self Correcting

The latest data from Santiment shows that the collective market capitalization of all defi-related assets dropped by 25.1% on October 7, while daily trading volumes went down 30.2%. The data also shows popular defi tokens like Sushi took heavy knocks after dropping by 50.9% during the week. Also making the list of heavy droppers is Uniswap’s new token (UNI) which lost 38.2% and the YFI which dropped by 31.3%. According to Santiment’s Defi watchlist, many of these decentralized finance (defi) tokens have already erased the bulk of […]

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Ledger wallet company passes official security audit

The process was meant to ensure that customer information is handled properly by the company. Ledger, a crypto company providing a number of hardware wallet solutions, has obtained a successful System and Organization Controls, or SOC, Type 1 test.   Friedman LLP, a New York-based accounting firm, ran the SOC 2 Type 1 test on Ledger, according to a statement provided to Cointelegraph: “By obtaining the SOC 2 Type 1 report, we are now able to provide an additional layer of verified security to our clients, assuring that […]

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Blockchain may solve Twitter and Facebook’s moderation issues says Aragon exec

Would decentralized governance save social media platforms from polarizing its users with its politics? Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende told Cointelegraph that the decentralized technology his company has been developing could find its perfect use case on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.  In recent months, content moderation practices employed by global social media platforms have been criticized by people across the political spectrum. Libertarian-leaning constituencies tend to criticize them for essentially instituting politically correct censorship while the liberals contend that they are not doing enough to […]

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Law Decoded: Police and thieves on their screens, Oct 2–9

The Department of Justice made headlines in crypto and elsewhere, leading a week of law enforcement locking down around the world. Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law. Editor’s note Historians typically date the birth of international policing as we know it today to the 1800s, a response to the explosion in nationalist movements and non-governmental political radicalism in Europe. Just as new linking technologies like the telegraph and the steam engine aided and abetted […]

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U.S. Vs. China: who will win the digital currency war?

The U.S. needs to embrace privacy-focused crypto in order to compete with China’s digital RMB. Co-founder and managing partner at Electric Capital, Avichal Garg, is convinced the only way for the U.S. to catch up with China in the digital currency war is by embracing privacy-focused cryptocurrency. According to Garg, the Chinese are already far ahead of the U.S. in the digital currency race – their DCEP, or Digital Currency Electronic Payment, is due to launch by the end of the year. That is why developing a […]

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Massive Protests Led to Suspension of SWIFT and Banking Activities in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has suspended the SWIFT system and recommended that banking activities be halted until the severe political unrest in the country stabilizes. Massive protests broke out after parliamentary elections as the opposition stormed government buildings and forced the prime minister to resign. Suspension of SWIFT and Banking Services The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan announced on Wednesday that the SWIFT system has been suspended in the country as the political unrest intensifies. The central bank also “recommends that commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions suspend their activities and […]

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Digital identity is the future, US Congressman Bill Foster says

Technology could hold the keys to identity theft protection. Speaking at the online launch event for the Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association, a Chicago-based group focused on regulatory clarity and industry security, U.S. Representative Bill Foster explained the importance of a “secure digital identity.”  “You can have the most rock-solid cryptographic guarantees of a blockchain or equivalent and it doesn’t do you any good if people are fraudulently participating on it under anonymous names,” Foster said during his brief speech at the event. He mentioned trading as […]

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Price analysis 10/9: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BNB, DOT, LINK, CRO, LTC, BSV

Bitcoin and select altcoins have broken out of their bullish setups, hinting that further upside could occur through the weekend. Payments giant, Square, has become the second listed company after MicroStrategy to buy Bitcoin (BTC). Although Square’s purchase of 4,709 Bitcoin is much smaller than MicroStrategy’s haul of 38,250 Bitcoin, many investors feel that this is a welcome step in the right direction. The acquisition of cryptocurrency by large listed companies such as Square could possibly inspire other companies to join the crypto bandwagon and it also […]

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Bloomberg: Biden election would be good for Bitcoin, bad for DeFi

Biden’s administration may not have the same “hands-off” approach to crypto regulation, contends Bloomberg. The latest Bloomberg crypto newsletter contends that the election of Joe Biden would bring greater mainstream adoption of Bitcoin (BTC), including a potential ETF approval. Further, it referred to the Trump administration’s policies with regard to crypto as “hands-off”: “A potential Joe Biden presidency should shine favor on further appreciation in the price of Bitcoin, in our view. New leadership may change the hands-off policy of the Trump administration — to the detriment […]

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Bullish trend reversal underway as Bitcoin price holds above $11,000

Bitcoin price surged past $11,000 and 3 key indicators suggest a strong trend reversal is underway. Within the last few hours, Bitcoin (BTC) price surpassed $11,000 in a swift turnaround from its swing low at $10,500 in early October. Analysts have attributed three major factors to BTC’s abrupt trend reversal. The potential catalysts are whale accumulation, a spike in institutional demand, and the strength of the $10,500 support. Whales are either accumulating or refusing to sell Earlier this week, Cointelegraph reported that activity within whale clusters pointed […]

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