Monthly Archives: February 2021

Can banks be their own bank? Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon plan custody services

Experts say building custody solutions is tricky, but will become crucially important as crypto grows more valuable. As multiple banks prepare crypto custody services, holders now have to flip an old Bitcoin saying on its head: are the banks prepared to be their own (and others’) bank?  Last week BNY Mellon, the oldest bank in the United States, announced they would be providing custody solutions, ceding to pressure from institutional investors. Likewise, documents from December indicate that Deutsche Bank is also planning a custody solution, along with […]

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Here’s how Eth2, DeFi and Bitcoin price will impact Ethereum’s CME futures

Investors are nervous that this week’s CME ETH futures launch will be a repeat of Bitcoin’s 2017 CME launch but data suggests otherwise. Bitcoin’s (BTC) abysmal December 2017 futures launch quickly fell short of investors expectations and even though the CME BTC market has surpassed $2.5 billion in open interest, the initial launch has reinforced the narrative that this week’s CME ETH futures launch will be equally bearish in the short term.  Prior to the CME BTC futures launch, Bitcoin had already gained 1,900% for the year, […]

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Candidate for Mayor Andrew Yang Plans to Make New York City a Bitcoin Hub

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City. He has promised that as mayor he would invest in making the city “a hub for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.” Yang is also pro-universal basic income (UBI) and wants to launch “the largest basic income program in history.” Andrew Yang Promises to Turn New York City Into a Bitcoin and Crypto Hub as Mayor Entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City. The Democratic primary is on […]

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Tesla buys BTC, Mastercard supports crypto, DOGE founder speaks out: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 7–13

The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link! Coming every Saturday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin hits all-time highs as Tesla invests $1.5 billion The past week is going to go down as one of […]

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6 Questions for Eden Dhaliwal of Conflux Network

“I’ll have to settle on crypto as my brave new world for exploration, for now.” We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!   This week, our 6 Questions go to Eden Dhaliwal, the global managing director at Conflux Network. With 14 years of experience in emerging tech, Dhaliwal specializes in identifying Web 3.0 opportunities and assessing the viability of decentralized business models and crypto […]

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Linear (LINA) price gains 30% after transition to Binance Smart Chain

Linear’s launch on Binance Smart Chain adds interoperability options to the network and may draw new users looking to escape Ethereum’s high gas fees. This week Linear Finance (LINA) emerged as a viable competitor to Ethereum-based projects in the DeFi sector that find themselves hampered by congestion and high transaction costs.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that on Jan.13 LINA was trading for $0.0135 with a 24-hour trading volume of $2.3 million. Since that time its price increased by 750% to an all-time high of […]

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Bitcoin price rebounds as Morgan Stanley reportedly considering buying BTC

The price of Bitcoin is beginning to recover after news broke that Morgan Stanley’s investment arm is considering buying BTC. Morgan Stanley, one of the biggest investment banks in the U.S., is reportedly considering investing in Bitcoin (BTC), according to reports. Bloomberg reported that Morgan Stanley’s $150 billion investing arm called Counterpoint Global could place Bitcoin to “its list of possible bets.” BTC/USDT 1-hour price chart (Binance). Source: TradingView.com Bitcoin begins recovery after the news Hours before the news was released, the price of Bitcoin dropped by […]

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Using Bitcoin With Apple Pay: Bitpay Adds Apple Pay Support — Google Pay, Samsung Pay to Follow

Bitcoin payments service provider Bitpay has added support for Apple Pay. Holders of a Bitpay prepaid Mastercard in the U.S. can now add it to their Apple Pay app to make payments for goods and services. Bitpay says that Google Pay and Samsung Pay will also be added in the near future. Bitpay Cardholders Can Now Use Apple Pay Bitpay announced Friday its support for Apple Pay. U.S.-based Bitpay debit card users can now add their Bitpay card as a funding source inside their Apple Pay app. […]

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Social media giants must decentralize the internet… Now!

Decentralized governance and blockchain solutions are best for the future of Big Tech. Big Tech has been in the news a lot over the last decade. Initially, the coverage focused on the new possibilities that were created around communication and information sharing and the benefits that these would bring. New tech networks offered unprecedented tools, offering everything from reuniting families separated by emigration to assisting in the overthrow of autocratic regimes and restoring power to the people.  Next, we heard about the tremendous value Big Tech was […]

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Morgan Stanley to consider Bitcoin for $150 billion investment wing

Another domino falls in crypto’s institutional takeover According to a report from Bloomberg news this morning, Morgan Stanley is the latest major financial institution to consider an investment in Bitcoin.  Citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” the report says that Cointerpoint Global, a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Investment Management with $150 billion in assets under management, “is exploring whether the cryptocurrency would be a suitable option for its investors.” Morgan Stanley’s website describes Counterpoint Global as a fund specializing in investments “whose market value can increase […]

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