Monthly Archives: October 2020

Uniswap’s first community proposal seeks to reduce governance thresholds

Uniswap’s first community governance proposal is up for a vote. The Uniswap community is currently holding its first-ever vote, set to be completed by October 19. Up for consideration is the reduction of thresholds required to submit governance proposals and quorums. In recent weeks, there has been much discussion and criticism about the protocol’s standing governance framework. A post by the market intelligence platform Glassnode concluded that with its current setup, only Uniswap’s centralized competitor Binance would be able to successfully submit a governance proposal. Though the […]

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Retail investors will ‘undoubtedly’ move to Bitcoin, says Fidelity

A “new wave of retail investors” is waiting to adopt digital assets. Fidelity Digital Assets, the cryptocurrency custody and execution arm of United States financial services giant Fidelity, has claimed in a new report that retail investors will turn their attention to digital currency as they become more familiar with Bitcoin and other crypto offerings via social media platforms.  According to the report, social media and communication platforms including Twitter, Reddit, Telegram, YouTube, and Tik Tok are driving the retail adoption of Bitcoin (BTC). They dissemble financial […]

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Fidelity makes it clear: Bitcoin volatility is worth the risk for institutions

A new report shares a number of notably bullish sentiments with regard to Bitcoin and the larger crypto industry. In a recently released report titled Bitcoin Investment Thesis, Fidelity Digital Assets demonstrated how portfolio managers could increase their returns by allocating a portion of their holdings to Bitcoin (BTC). The report also speculated that in the near future, increased institutional interest could expand Bitcoin’s market capitalization by hundreds of billions of dollars. Source: Fidelity Digital Assets. To support its thesis, Fidelity simulated sample portfolios starting with a […]

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Fidelity says “there is almost no relationship between the returns of Bitcoin and other assets”

The age-old debate is over. Maybe. In recent years, a battle of the minds has surfaced on whether or not Bitcoin’s price is correlated with other financial assets, such as stocks. A recent report from Fidelity Digital Assets brings clarity to the argument.  Fidelity’s lengthy report, titled Bitcoin Investment Thesis: Bitcoin’s Role As An Alternative Investment, shows not only a lack of correlation between Bitcoin’s price and mainstream financial assets, but higher returns for BTC investors over a long-term time horizon.  The report said: “Bitcoin’s correlation to […]

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Here’s how to properly earn a DeFi sized yield trading Bitcoin options

Here’s how investors can use Bitcoin options to generate DeFi-sized yields without having to wrap their hodl stack. I recently caught wind of an interesting Cointelegraph article explaining how investors could earn 41% APY on their Bitcoin without converting it to renBTC or WBTC. In the article, the writer laid out a detailed case for generating yield on Bitcoin (BTC) holdings by investing in options markets instead of decentralized finance (DeFi) apps. While we are proponents of this exact strategy some of the explanations laid out in […]

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A System of Robot Drug Dealers on Telegram Allows People to Buy Illegal Products for Bitcoin

There’s a new avenue darknet market (DNM) customers have found that allows them to purchase illegal wares 24 hours a day via a robot drug dealer hosted on Telegram. The platform dubbed ‘Televend,’ is an automated software program that peddles illicit narcotics for people paying with bitcoin and during the last few months, the complex system has grown massively. While many darknet markets have fallen to the wayside, a slew of new types of methods when it comes to selling illegal drugs online has risen. For instance, […]

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Spain’s new bill proposal complicates crypto for citizens

Spain’s new anti-tax fraud bill includes crypto implications. Awaiting parliamentary approval in Spain, a fresh bill draft intends to cut out illegal tax dealings, as first reported by Cointelegraph’s Spanish branch. This could mean smaller business transactions as well as mandatory crypto-asset reporting, even for assets held or transacted internationally. The “Draft Law on Measures to Prevent and Combat Tax Fraud” recently received the green light from the Spanish Council of Ministers, Spain’s central governing entity, according to an Oct. 13 briefing from the country’s minister of […]

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Lies, Deception And Unnatural Money

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning” – Henry Ford The continued functioning of the financial system you have lived under for your entire life is dependent on the average person not understanding exactly how it works, and there are many reasons for this. As you read deeper and deeper into this article, I hope that you will realize how deceiving our money […]

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Ternio Joins Visa’s Fast Track Program As New Enablement Partner

ATLANTA, GA – October 13th, 2020. The global fintech platform Ternio, announced today that it has joined Visa’s Fast Track program as a cryptocurrency focused enablement partner. By becoming part of Visa’s Fast Track program, Ternio will be able to make it quicker and easier for fintechs to leverage Visa’s global payments network and introduce new crypto-friendly payment experiences. Ternio’s existing Blockcard platform provides users a seamless way to interact with cryptocurrencies using linked debit cards and bank accounts which can act as an easy on and […]

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Germany looks to blockchain to help decentralize their energy economy

The country seeks to innovate with help from a variety of Blockchain companies. The Deutsche Energie-Agentur, also known as DENA — the main governmental group responsible for energy innovation in Germany — looks to put its energy ecosystem on a decentralized database. DENA “has selected Energy Web to design and construct a digital registry for distributed energy resources (DERs) across the country in partnership with more than 20 industry players,” an Oct. 13 blog post from Energy Web detailed, adding: “The project will enable energy assets in […]

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