Monthly Archives: November 2020

Mexican Billionaire Ricardo Pliego Invests 10% of Liquid Portfolio in Bitcoin- Says the Crypto Shields Against Wealth Expropriation

Mexico’s second-richest person Ricardo Salinas Pliego confirms that 10% of his liquid portfolio is invested in bitcoin. The billionaire says the top crypto protects the wealth of private citizens from getting expropriated. Pliego advises his followers that might want to follow his in footsteps to study and understand bitcoin. He also recommends one book, “The Bitcoin Standard,” as one ideal learning tool for learners. A Case For Bitcoin in a Portfolio With an estimated net worth of $11.9 billion, Pliego joins the growing list of millionaires, billionaires, […]

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Attack of the vampires: Uniswap loses 57% TVL as rivals up rewards

Rival decentralized exchanges are upping their liquidity mining rewards to attract Uniswap’s former-liquidity providers, leading to SushiSwap’s TVL tripling in one week. With leading decentralized exchange Uniswap having ceased its yield-farming incentive program, rival automated market makers 1inch, SushiSwap and Bancor are snapping up liquidity providers with targeted rewards. On Nov. 17, the same day that Uniswap’s rewards ended, the cloned AMM SushiSwap announced a new incentive scheme for the same four pairings previously incentivized by Uniswap. Uniswap’s total value locked, or TVL, plummeted by more than […]

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Dell-owned VMware launches enterprise-focused blockchain

VMware, a Dell subsidiary that brought in $10B in revenue last year, has launched its enterprise-focused blockchain platform. Major cloud computing and virtual machine firm VMware has launched VMware Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain platform. The billion-dollar company, owned by Dell, first teased the blockchain’s development in 2018, through its Project Concord, promising an enterprise-grade platform that can enable secure inter-organization data sharing. VMware joins the ranks of IBM and other global tech conglomerates that have launched their own blockchain platforms. The firm identified highly complex and fragmented […]

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‘Control the Pandemic’ – Fed Chair Jerome Powell Predicts the Entry of a ‘Different Economy’

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told participants at the Bay Area Council Business Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Tuesday that the economy will never be the same after Covid-19. According to Powell, the use of accelerated technology will change the way the global economy operates as his commentary was quite similar to the recent “Great Reset” agenda. This week the Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell spoke about the economy and how he thinks things will be quite different going forward. Powell spoke at the annual Bay […]

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Oasis Network mainnet launches touting privacy for loans and genomes

The privacy-focused Oasis Network has completed its mainnet launch, promising to facilitate under-collateralized loans in DeFi. Oasis Labs has announced the successful launch of its Oasis Network mainnet, with more than 70 independent validators already live. Oasis is a privacy focused Layer 1 network that claims a throughput of 1000 transactions per second designed to support decentralized applications. In June 2018, Oasis raised $45 million from crypto venture heavyweights including A16z, Binance Labs, Pantera, and Polychain. Oasis allows data to be encrypted, and for privacy policies surrounding […]

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Bitcoin mining revenue hits yearly high, after return to pre-halving levels

Bitcoin mining revenue has topped $20 million per day, its highest level this year. Key on-chain metrics such as Bitcoin mining revenues have returned to pre-halving levels according to recent research. Data from analytics provider, Glassnode, suggests that revenue from Bitcoin mining is now back at the same levels it was as when block rewards were double what they are now. When the halving took place in mid-May, BTC prices were around $9,000. On November 18 they had doubled to $18,000 which suggests a correlation as miners […]

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4 reasons why Bitcoin’s bull run is intact despite a surprise stop hunt

Technical factors suggest Bitcoin is still in a bull run even after a sharp sell-off from $18,476. After Bitcoin (BTC) price suddenly dropped from around $18,500 to $17,200, some traders began to question whether a local top had formed but there are multiple factors that suggest the bull run is still intact. Following the initial pullback, BTC continuously showed extreme volatility, demonstrating market uncertainty. The four factors that show Bitcoin’s momentum remains strong are whale inflows, a strong market response, resilience above each whale cluster, and high open interest. […]

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Celo taps Chorus One to build a bridge with Cosmos, paving the way for others

Celo is the latest blockchain network to strive for interoperability, with Chorus One receiving a grant to build a bridge between Cosmos and Celo. Celo has awarded a grant to staking service provider Chorus One to build a bridge facilitating interoperability between the Cosmos and Celo networks. The proof-based bridge will allow “bidirectional communication’ between Celo and Cosmos, allowing Celo’s cUSD stablecoin to operate on the Cosmos network, and Cosmos-based assets including ATOM, BAND, and KAVA to be held in the Celo Reserve. According to a Nov. […]

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Everything The Felder Report got wrong about Bitcoin

Former hedge fund manager Jesse Felder claimed, among other things, that hard forks were “multiplying the number and type of Bitcoins in circulation.” Bitcoiners are crying foul at former billion-dollar hedge fund manager Jesse Felder’s “inaccurate” hot take blog post about Bitcoin today in which he claims the crypto asset “doesn’t make sense as an investment nor as a currency alternative.” Bitcoiners seemed taken aback by the number of factual inaccuracies in the post coming from someone working in finance. In the Nov. 18 post on his […]

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Survey of millionaires finds 73% own or want to invest in crypto

The number of millionaires wanting to buy cryptocurrencies is on the rise, with a new survey indicating that 73% want to own digital assets before the end of 2022. A survey of more than 700 high net worth individuals, or HNWs, has found that almost three-quarters of millionaire respondents either already own or are looking to invest in cryptocurrencies before the end of 2022. Conducted by financial advisory organization deVere Group, the survey revealed that 73% of respondents are bullish towards cryptocurrencies, an increase from 68% in […]

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