Monthly Archives: November 2020

Introducing MoonDeFi, a New Part of Decentralized Finance

PRESS RELEASE. Centralized exchanges have been the backbone of the cryptocurrency market for years. They offer fast settlement times, high trading volume, and continually improving liquidity. However, there’s a parallel world being built in the form of trustless protocols. Decentralized exchanges (DEX) require no middlemen or custodians to facilitate trading. Due to the inherent limitations of blockchain technology, it has been a challenge to build DEXes that meaningfully compete with their centralized counterparts. Most DEXs could improve both in terms of performance and user experience. Basically, MoonDeFi […]

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As token price rises and reputation mends, Sushiswap foils midnight exploit

The Uniswap rival manages to fend off an attack in a matter of hours. As exploits and hacks run rampant across the DeFi ecosystem, at least one project appears to have fended off the worst of an attack — the once-maligned “vampire” AMM (automated market maker) exchange Sushiswap.  Observers noticed last night that Sushiswap — which got its start leeching liquidity from rival AMM Uniswap — was experiencing an exploit, and that anonymous head developer 0xMaki was taking steps to mitigate it: Possible @SushiSwap exploit found? @0xMaki […]

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Pizza Hut to accept Bitcoin for pies in Venezuela

Fast food chains like Burger King and Church’s Chicken already accept crypto payments in the South American nation. A famous U.S.-based pizza chain has begun accepting cryptocurrency payments in all its stores in Venezuela. According to a Nov. 27 tweet from crypto services firm CryptoBuyer, Pizza Hut stores in the South American nation now accept crypto as a form of payment for food and drinks. The move follows the crypto firm partnering with Mega Soft to drive adoption in Venezuela by facilitating crypto payments at more than 20,000 […]

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Ripple Is Selling 33% of Its Stake in Moneygram

Ripple Labs Inc. is selling 4 million of its shares in Moneygram, or about a third of its total shareholding in the company. The decision seems in part to be motivated by the surging Moneygram share price and Ripple’s desire to cash out after buying the shares at a premium of $4.10 in 2019. At close on Nov. 27, shares of Moneygram were down 4.8% at $7.42 on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. However, the stock has soared 260% year-to-date, rising from $2.06 on Jan. 2. Ripple will […]

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After exec declares Bitcoin maximalism ‘over,’ XRP price surges

“I think that the days when folks believed that there’s only going to be Bitcoin, I think, are over,” said Asheesh Birla. In a podcast for Lend Academy recorded Nov. 5, Asheesh Birla called Bitcoin (BTC) a “pretty innovative alternative to gold,” but added that 2020 had shown there was room for a lot of tokens in the crypto space. Birla said that he believed Bitcoin had not “gone after” payments, and because different projects had different use cases, the coin’s overwhelming dominance was no longer a […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ETH, ADA, XLM, XEM

Bitcoin and a few altcoins have seen aggressive buying at lower levels, which could result in a retest of their recent highs. As Bitcoin price rallied to a new 2020 high, the open interest on CME Bitcoin (BTC) futures rose to $1.16 billion, making it the world’s largest Bitcoin futures market, according to Arcane Research. This suggests that institutional investors are relatively unmoved by the recent sharp correction in Bitcoin price. Guggenheim Partners has become the latest and the largest Wall Street institution that plans to invest […]

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Hodlers thankful as Bitcoin is gainful: Bad Crypto news of the week

Everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the Queen of England has an eye for Bitcoin in this week’s Bad Crypto podcast. It’s been another bumper week for Bitcoin, another reason for hodlers to feel grateful. The dollar value remains over $17,000 having reached a three-year high when it topped $19,000 for only the second time. People are starting to notice. The Wall Street Journal talked about Bitcoin’s rise on its front page. Google searches for Bitcoin reached their highest this year, and the coin is now […]

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Philanthropy: A missing catalyst of blockchain adoption

With cheap and scalable trustless systems, blockchain tech has the ability to drive industry adoption to a new level. When most people imagine the problems solved and industries disrupted by blockchain technology, the typical use cases come to mind: global currency, store of value and even a way to track goods on an immutable ledger. A good starting point in understanding what drives the adoption of new technology is to take a deeper look at human psychology and understand what motivates the average person to participate in […]

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Market Update: Bull Trap Warnings After Bitcoin Shoots Above $18k Handle

Digital asset markets have recaptured some of the losses taken three days ago, as a great majority of the crypto economy has started to rebound after the market rout. Bitcoin has climbed above the $18k handle once again and a myriad of crypto assets are up between 1-6% during the last 24 hours. After dropping to a low of $16,300 per coin, bitcoin (BTC) has rebounded 11.3% to where the price stands today at $18,138 per unit. BTC is still up 33% for the last 30 days, […]

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UAE, Saudi Arabian central banks release report on Project Aber CBDC trial

The joint report is among the most promising CBDC studies conducted by central bank authorities Central banks from two of the most powerful economies in the Middle East released today a report on a yearlong joint central bank digital currency (CBDC) project — and results speak glowingly of blockchain technology.  First announced in January of 2019, Project Aber was a joint effort between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to establish a “proof of concept” designed to “contribute in the body of knowledge in CBDC and […]

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