Monthly Archives: December 2020

Alliance Bernstein Tells Clients Bitcoin Has a Role in Asset Allocation

Alliance Bernstein has told its clients that bitcoin has a role in investment portfolios. The head of the Portfolio Strategy team of the firm’s research arm said he has changed his mind about bitcoin after previously stating that it did not have a place in investment portfolios. Alliance Bernstein Recommends Bitcoin Allocation Alliance Bernstein’s Inigo Fraser-Jenkins reportedly told clients on Monday that he’s changed his mind about bitcoin. Once a bitcoin skeptic, Fraser-Jenkins told clients in 2018 that bitcoin had no place in investment portfolios. However, in […]

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Million-dollar startup taps Algorand to fight climate change

Climatetrade will launch its marketplace for carbon offsetting on the Algorand blockchain. Blockchain marketplace Climatetrade will be building its new CO2 carbon offsetting platform on Algorand, a top-50 cryptocurrency project that is gunning for scalability and transactional performance.  Climatetrade announced Wednesday that it has selected the Algorand blockchain to power its carbon offsetting marketplace, which is designed to help organizations achieve CO2 neutrality — a key pillar in the fight against climate change. Climatetrade is building on Algorand for its “flexible architecture, low transaction fees and scalability […]

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Broccoli and Bitcoin, a holiday love story

From the minds that brought you cheese with holes in it comes this year’s weirdest ad campaign. Crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse recently installed a blockchain-related Christmas advertisement in the  Zurich Main train station in Zürich, Switzerland. The ad, which is largely indecipherable to non-native speakers, involves a piece of broccoli, a shoe, and one lone Bitcoin (BTC). The text above the images reads Neujahrsvorsätze, a German word meaning “New Year’s resolutions.” Unsatisfied with the printed description for this seemingly non-sequitur string of objects, Cointelegraph reached out to Bitcoin […]

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The Bitcoin Magazine FOMOmeter

As bitcoin the asset eclipses all-time price and market cap highs, and Bitcoin the decentralized network continues to prove its value proposition as an alternative to fundamental issues within the legacy system, waves of investors are feeling the FOMO (or, “fear of missing out”).  Metrics like the price of BTC, unique addresses used or confirmed transactions per day can offer glimpses into the growth of Bitcoin FOMO on a network scale. But they don’t highlight the whales, institutional leaders and influential figures who are publicly signaling support […]

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Video: Debating Technology-Driven Deflation

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast In this off-the-cuff episode of Fed Watch, Christian and I dove more deeply into the technology-driven deflation debate we started last week with our guest Jeff Booth. We brought up the “chicken or the egg?” conversation that did not get resolved fully last time: Is the deflation from technology first or is the inflationary environment first? In other words, which force is primary? We discuss that topic again, and also touch on the problem presented by the fact […]

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Ethereum 2.0 still has a long road ahead, MEW founder says

Despite its recent Phase 0 launch, the fully realized transition to Eth2 could still be years away from completion. Ethereum 2.0 launched its Beacon Chain on Tuesday, marking the project’s transition to a proof-of-stake, or PoS, mining algorithm. With Phase 0 now in the rearview mirror, the founder and CEO of MyEtherWallet, Kosala Hemachandra, recently explained the next hurdle for Eth2.  “I think the question should be, what is not the next hurdle for ETH 2.0,” Hemachandra told Cointelegraph, adding: “Basically, after the beacon chain launch, Ethereum […]

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Visa, Blockfi Launching Credit Card With Bitcoin Rewards — Get BTC Back on All Transactions

Blockfi has unveiled a credit card with bitcoin rewards in collaboration with Visa. This is “the first credit card that lets you earn bitcoin back with every purchase,” Blockfi detailed. Visa Credit Card Offering Cash Back in Bitcoin Crypto financial services provider Blockfi announced on Tuesday that its customers can start signing up for “The world’s first bitcoin rewards credit card” that will launch early next year in collaboration with Visa. “We’re excited to announce an innovative new product we’ve been working on for a long time: […]

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Price analysis 12/2: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, LINK, DOT, ADA, BNB, XLM

Bitcoin reclaimed the $19,000 level, but charts suggest BTC and altcoins may consolidate for a few days before starting the next trending move. Bitcoin price hit a new all-time high above $19,892 on Dec. 1. This is a significant event because it proves that the rally in 2017 was ahead of fundamentals but not a bubble. Generally, when a bubble bursts, it takes several years for the price to cross the high made during the bubble.  For example, the Japanese stock market bubble came after a high […]

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After Lightning-Paced Tier-1 Sellout, ClinTex’s CTi Token Is Now Trading on KuCoin

PRESS RELEASE. ClinTex is all set to fulfill its promise of reducing cost and time wastage in the medical trials industry, with its CTi token available for public trading on KuCoin on Wednesday. Using the combination of blockchain, artificial intelligence and smart contracts, ClinTex is an innovative medical trial platform that will usher in an era of data sharing, analytics and management in pharmaceutical development that will revolutionize the current industry. The aim: eliminate issues that cause time and resources to be wasted and remove duplication of […]

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Multi-utility tokens to enable Web 3.0 by providing more than financial value

The benefits of utility tokens could soon stretch beyond payment facilitation and governance capabilities. Cryptocurrencies are commonly known for being a store of value, but as the blockchain space continues to mature, utility tokens are being created that extend their benefits beyond mere financial gains. Scott Gralnick, director of global partnerships for ShapeShift — a Swiss cryptocurrency exchange — told Cointelegraph that cryptocurrency can help launch Web 3.0 as more utility tokens are designed to provide functions beyond market value: “At ShapeShift, we are looking past the idea […]

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