Monthly Archives: January 2021

Sweden is working with DLT for its CBDC proof-of-concept

Sweden’s central bank deputy governor recently updated the public on the country’s CBDC exploration. Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs, were the talk of the town for many in crypto and banking in 2020, with Sweden’s prospective e-krona one of the frontrunners. Sweden’s central bank, Sveriges Riksbank, is investigating distributed ledger technology, or DLT, for its CBDC proof-of-concept, the bank’s deputy governor confirmed today.  “The technology we use is the DLT called Corda,” Cecilia Skingsley, the deputy governor of Sweden’s central bank, said on Wednesday during a […]

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Yearn.finance team proposes $225 million YFI token mint

Community members and contributors are moving forward with a plan to build a treasury and better incentivize developers. After a week of at times rancorous debate, an 11-author team of Yearn.finance core contributors and community members have submitted today a proposal to increase the supply of YFI by 6666 tokens — a quantity worth roughly $225 million at today’s prices. The proposal is the culmination of a wider discussion about developer incentives for decentralized finance’s (DeFi) original yield vault project. While the Twitter discourse revolved around memes […]

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Bitcoiners Run Hardware

The internet, which is the network we currently use for our Bitcoin needs, was supposed to be decentralized, verifiable and private. But after decades of choosing comfort, ease and speed, the internet today is actually quite centralized, with millions of websites and services’ information stored in a few data centers, all of them served by a very limited number of regulated, or even state-owned providers.  All users’ data travels through a reduced number of cables and cell towers and all of it is being identified, analyzed and […]

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Origin Protocol begins accepting compensation claims following $7M exploit

Co-founder Josh Fraser said he hopes the compensation plan will help build trust among users as the project moves forward. Origin Protocol, a DeFi stablecoin project, will begin accepting claims from users who were affected by a $7 million exploit that occurred back in November 2020. According to a blog post from Origin on Jan. 20, the project announced it will be making good on a December promise to compensate more than 700 victims of a $7 million flash loan attack on the protocol’s Origin Dollar (OUSD). […]

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Bitcoin Following Another Government Letdown

​Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast Do not forget to subscribe to the new Fed Watch: Bitcoin And Macro feed. It will be separate from Bitcoin Magazine. Exclusively on the new feed, you’ll find our next interview with the great Max Kaiser. Search for “Fed Watch – Bitcoin and Macro” on your podcast app. In this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Fed Watch,” Christian Keroles and Ansel Lindner discuss the broad macroeconomic atmosphere in which bitcoin finds itself. They touched on bitcoin mining, price, the […]

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Price analysis 1/20: BTC, ETH, DOT, XRP, ADA, LTC, BCH, LINK, XLM, BNB

Bitcoin price continues to drop, pushing select altcoins closer to their critical support levels. When an asset is in an overbought condition and traders are sitting on large profits, even minor negative news and events could trigger profit-booking. This seems to have happened following Janet Yellen’s adverse comments on cryptocurrencies during a virtual hearing with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. In the same meeting, Yellen also told Congress to “act big” in order to support the U.S. economy. Another round of stimulus would probably further weaken the U.S. […]

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Janet Yellen Reveals Plans for Bitcoin — Sees Cryptocurrencies Used Mainly for Illicit Financing

Janet Yellen, Joe Biden’s pick for the Treasury Secretary, has revealed her policy for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. She claims that cryptocurrencies are mainly used for illicit financing and their use needs to be curtailed. Janet Yellen Reveals Her Plans for Cryptocurrencies In the Senate hearing to consider Janet Yellen’s nomination as Secretary of the Treasury on Tuesday, Yellen was asked about cryptocurrencies. She is Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Treasury Department under his administration. The crypto question was asked by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), who talked […]

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BlackRock’s new SEC filings list Bitcoin derivatives as possible investment

The multi-trillion-dollar asset manager mentions “Bitcoin” 25 times in its submissions with the SEC. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, could be preparing its entry into the Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives market, according to a pair of filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC.  The two prospectus filings — BlackRock Funds V and BlackRock Global Allcoation Fund, Inc. — appeared on the SEC website on Wednesday. Both filings mention the possibility of using Bitcoin derivatives and other assets as part of its investment scheme. […]

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Bitcoin Mining In North America

Like a hitchhiker taking to the American highways for the first time, anyone hoping to get a clear picture of the universe of bitcoin mining today might be perplexed at the seeming opaqueness, yet sheer size of the North American mining ecosystem. As a miner recently advised new entrants into the space on Twitter: New players in mining: the industry is massive, disorganized, fragmented, and built by people no smarter than you. There’s plenty of room to shake things up. — Leo (@Leorzhang) January 17, 2021 Distinct […]

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Antitrust watchdogs around the world are going back to school to study blockchain and AI

Gearing up for new battles against data-driven monopolies, antitrust enforcers may well look to blockchain as a way of getting honest data from companies they don’t trust. Competition authorities are hitting the books when it comes to emerging technologies like blockchain and AI.  On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced that it would be participating in a new initiative at Stanford University to onboard more advanced technological tools into its fight against monopolies. The DoJ is merely the most vocal addition to Standord’s Computational Antitrust project. It […]

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