Monthly Archives: February 2021

Michael Saylor Predicts Massive Investor Shift from Gold to Bitcoin After Buying Another $10M Worth of BTC

Michael Saylor, the ‘bitcoin slayer’ that needs no introduction, continues his attacks on everything non-bitcoin, this time unleashing his wrath on gold. It Feels Great, Says Saylor of Owning More Than 71K Bitcoins In an interview with Andrew Henderson of Nomad Capitalist, a legal finance advisory, Saylor, condemning gold as a “dying asset” and “dead money,” offered his view of the future of investment: gold is out, bitcoin is in. To recap Saylor’s ascent to bitcoin supremacy, his firm Microstrategy made headlines for its relentless bitcoin shopping […]

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OKEx to accelerate Bitcoin transactions with Lightning Network

As Lightning Labs continues to expand the Lightning Network’s capabilities, another major exchange announces its plans to integrate. Global cryptocurrency exchange OKEx is moving to cheaper and faster Bitcoin (BTC) transactions with its upcoming Lightning Network integration. According to a Feb. 2 announcement, OKEx’s Bitcoin Lightning Network will be integrated “in the coming quarter,” making OKEx a participant node in the Lightning Network. The integration will allow OKEx users to select the Lightning Network option when depositing and withdrawing BTC, intending to decrease transaction fees and times. […]

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How low can Bitcoin price drop if BTC fails to retake $35K soon?

Bitcoin bulls must overcome a major hurdle before new all-time highs can come back into play. Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a turbulent past few days after Elon Musk showed support for the cryptocurrency amid the GameStop fiasco on the equity markets. However, since that tweet, Bitcoin’s price has been correcting after the entire push through Elon Musk was retraced. Since then, Bitcoin’s price is facing a crucial hurdle at the $35,000–$35,200 area before an all-time high test. Once that area breaks and flips for support, continuation toward a […]

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Mining VertCoin (VTC) With VertHash on AMD Radeon 4GB GPUs

Keeping an eye on the recent fork of Vertcoin (VTC) form Lyra2REv3 to the new Verthash algorithm the profitability has been nice, although not as good as mining Ethereum. The VertHash algo is a memory-intensive algorithm, so GPU performance is not as important as having fast video memory with wide memory bus. It is similar to Ethash in that matter, however the interesting advantage of VertHash is that it uses much less video memory and thus can be mined on older GPUs. This makes it quite interesting […]

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Manta aims to bring a private decentralized exchange to Polkadot with $1.1M raise

Manta Network may be the first DEX to fully shield its activity from prying eyes. Manta Network has closed a $1.1 million funding round to create a fully private decentralized exchange on Polkadot. Announced on Tuesday, the round was led by Polychain Capital and joined by Hypersphere Ventures, Three Arrows Capital, Defiance Capital, Multicoin Capital, Alameda Research, BTC12 Capital, Genblock Capital, Rarestone Capital and AU21 Capital. Manta wants to create an automated market maker exchange on Polkadot that would feature fully private swaps. It uses zk-SNARKs with […]

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Algorand names 11 blockchain startups for its first accelerator program

The Algorand Foundation introduced its Europe Accelerator program in October 2020. Now, 11 startups have been selected as part of the inaugural cohort. The Algorand Foundation, the research body behind smart contract protocol Algorand, has selected 11 startups for its inaugural accelerator program, a move that could enhance innovation on the emerging blockchain network. The 11 startups selected by Algorand Europe Accelerator are focused on payments and lending, infrastructure, network solutions and the Internet of Things. The accelerator program runs for 12 weeks, from Feb. 1 until […]

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ConsenSys and Securosys launch new long-term Ether staking protocol

The newly launched Codefi Staking purports to be a more secure staking solution for Ethereum 2.0. ConsenSys, a New York-based Ethereum software company, has partnered with cybersecurity firm Securosys to launch a more secure staking solution for Ethereum 2.0. The new product, dubbed Codefi Staking, provides “institutional staking tools for Ethereum 2.0,” whose Beacon Chain launched on Dec. 1, 2020 after securing the minimum deposit contracts. By partnering with Securosys, ConsenSys said it was able to create a more secure method for long-term Ethereum staking. The enhanced security […]

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Elon Musk Uncovers Facts Behind Robinhood Restricting Trades on Hot Stocks Like Gamestop

Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been trying to get to the bottom of what happened with the popular trading app Robinhood when it stopped people from buying shares of hot stocks, like Gamestop. The shares of these stocks became popular due to the Wallstreetbets movement. Elon Musk Says People Want the Truth From Robinhood During an interview on The Good Time Show via the Clubhouse app Sunday night, Elon Musk grilled the CEO of trading app Robinhood, Vlad Tenev, over the company’s decision to restrict […]

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Bitcoin.com Exchange Lists Bitcoin Vault (BTCV) – a Next-Gen Security Focused Cryptocurrency

PRESS RELEASE. Bitcoin.com Exchange is thrilled to announce the listing of BTCV on the 2nd of February 2021 at 14:00 UTC. BTCV, a cryptocurrency launched back in 2019, claims to have come up with a theft-proof security solution. According to its makers, Bitcoin Vault (BTCV) was developed as the ultimate coin for the crypto enthusiast, hodlers, and traders alike. BTCV will be listed with BTC as a trading pair on Bitcoin.com Exchange, with more trading pairs being introduced at a later stage. What Is Bitcoin Vault (BTCV)? […]

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Decoding The “Bitcoin Full Node Sculpture,” A Cypherpunk Chronometer

Bidding for the artwork covered in this story will be open during a 24-hour, bitcoin-only auction on February 5, 2021 at 3:33 p.m. EST. The Bitcoin Full Node Sculpture is a cypherpunk chronometer, designed to work as a fully-functioning bitcoin full node and block explorer. Modeled after the ancient navigation tool, the astrolabe, it acts as a compass for the humble bitcoiner to set to true north. Visualizing the clock-and-calendar-like nature of Bitcoin stretching over 132 years, the sculpture represents a digital metronome ticking endlessly in the […]

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