Monthly Archives: November 2020

300 Banks in Germany Charge Negative Interest Rates Including Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, ING

A new report reveals that more than 300 banks in Germany are now charging some customers negative interest rates. Some are big global banks, including Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, and ING. 300 Banks Pass on the Burden of Negative Interest Rates to Customers Banks in Germany have been increasingly passing on the burden of negative interest rates to their clients after the European Central Bank (ECB) adopted a negative interest rate policy. After lowering one of its key interest rates into negative territory in June 2014, the ECB […]

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Bitcoin nerves, DeFi defiant, PayPal debut, Coinbase warning: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 9–15

The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link! Coming every Sunday, Hodlers 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 Bitcoin price at $16,000 and beyond? Here are the bear and bull cases Were undoubtedly in a bull market […]

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Grayscale’s BCH trust loses $1.6M in value as hard fork begins

Users have sent more than $300M BCH through exchanges since Nov. 1, while assets under management at the crypto fund manager’s Bitcoin Cash Trust have decreased. The value of assets under management for crypto fund manager Grayscale Investments’ Bitcoin Cash Trust has fallen $1.6 million following the announcement that the crypto asset would be forking on Nov. 15.  According to data from Coin Dance, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network has now split into two blockchains. Currently, miner action appears to be favoring the community-driven Bitcoin Cash Node, […]

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Bitcoin Movement launches collection of blockchain-backed streetwear designed by Zuby

Designed in collaboration with British influencer Zuby, each piece is linked to the VeChain blockchain for “Proof of authenticity”. On Friday, the online retail store Bitcoin Movement (BTCMVMNT), launched a limited edition streetwear line featuring a blockchain-backed system of “Proof of authenticity.” The 300-item collection, which was designed with input from British entrepreneur and rapper Zuby, consists of 50 hoodies, 125 Hats, and 125 T-Shirts, all bearing the logo ‘21 Million,’ representing the maximum amount of Bitcoins that will ever be mined. Each piece in the collection, […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ETH, XRP, XMR, UNI

If Bitcoin consolidates near $16,000 for a few days, traders may shift their attention to altcoins and DeFi tokens. Bitcoin (BTC) has long been touted as digital gold by crypto enthusiasts. Now as the digital asset faces its first economic crisis since its birth, Bitcoin has validated the narrative and outperformed gold by a large margin in 2020. This suggests two important things, Bitcoin is here to stay and it is a better bet than gold. Some popular traditional investors have already jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon […]

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Calling Tops and Bottoms: 2020’s Most Popular Bitcoin Traders and Analysts

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading is quite popular these days. With the price upswings and volatility in 2020, crypto traders have made and lost a lot of money. In the last few years, a number of digital currency enthusiasts have been attracted to professional traders and analysts routinely publishing technical analysis (TA) online. Crypto asset trading has exploded this year and there’s a great number of sophisticated traders sharing secrets, alongside short and long-term market outlooks. Digital currency traders can make a lot of money by calling the […]

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The US SEC amendments and SAFT process

Do the new safe harbors against integration pave the way for a successful SAFT process? Earlier this year, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission — in both the SEC versus Telegram and SEC versus Kik cases — vigorously argued that sales of contractual rights to acquire tokens on a when-issued basis (widely referred to as Simple Agreements for Future Tokens, or SAFTs) should be integrated with later sales of the tokens. When the judges in those cases issued rulings agreeing with the SEC, it felt like […]

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Simple steps to keep your crypto safe

“Being your own bank” doesn’t have to be hard — here’s a few hints on how to do it right As the cryptocurrency market is in the midst of a major bull run with Bitcoin (BTC) approaching its all-time highs, the security concerns of cryptocurrency self-storage are becoming more relevant than ever. On Nov. 12, Bitcoin — the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap — surpassed a $16,000 threshold for the first time since the 2017 rally landing BTC price at an ATH of $20,000. After hitting […]

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Yearn Finance formalizes operations budget as YFI rallies

Price and social media sentiment swoon in unison as Yearn Finance formalizes operations budget. After a three-day voting period, this morning members of Yearn Finance’s decentralized governance approved Yearn Improvement Proposal 54 (YIP-54), formalizing an ongoing budget for operational expenses.  YIP-54 aims to improve on previous proposals, including YIP-36 and YIP-41, which allowed for expenditures relating to hackathons, grants, security audits, bug bounties, and operations employee salaries. Under YIP-54, community members will be able to audit expenses quarterly.   YIP-54 also included a provision allowing the newly-formed Operations […]

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Can blockchain make a difference? Africa sees vast monetary potential

As access to crypto spreads across Africa, blockchain could be crucial in improving cross-border payments and settlement systems. As technological innovations continue to spread across Africa, the continent could provide some unique use cases for blockchain technology. African has been continually driving innovation in a number of spaces, with mobile payments a prime example of the potential for technology to drastically improve the lives of everyday Africans. While many countries in Africa are still considered to be developing economies, some of its most prominent states have been […]

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