Monthly Archives: February 2021

Bitcoin’s Coinbase premium turned negative. Here’s what it means for BTC price

Coinbase Pro is a major bellwether for institutional demand. Now, data from CryptoQuant indicates that short-term selling pressure on Coinbase is mounting. Bitcoin’s (BTC) definitive breakout above $50,000 may have to wait longer to materialize as spot buying pressure on Coinbase Pro shows signs of weakening — at least, in the short term.  The Coinbase Premium Index, which measures the gap between the BTC price on Coinbase Pro and Binance, has flipped negative, according to CryptoQuant. In other words, selling pressure on Coinbase appears to be strengthening […]

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Jed McCaleb Sells $22 Million Worth of XRP, Ripple Cofounder’s Stash Could Run Dry by May

During the last few weeks, the former Ripple executive Jed McCaleb has reportedly been selling millions of XRP tokens and every sale has been monitored by the public. On Sunday, McCaleb dumped another 38 million XRP worth $22 million after selling 95 million XRP last week worth $56 million today. Ripple Cofounder Sells 38 million Coins on Valentine’s Day The cofounder and former Ripple executive, Jed McCaleb has been a topical conversation in recent days since the founder has been selling a lot of XRP. News.Bitcoin.com has […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, BCH, EOS, XMR, XTZ

Bitcoin is facing minor resistance near $50,000 but if this psychological barrier is crossed, a major breakout could occur in select altcoins. Demand and supply metrics determine the price of an asset and data from Glassnode, an on-chain data firm, shows that Bitcoin’s (BTC) liquid supply has been decreasing since June 2020. This signals that traders owning Bitcoin are not selling their holdings. While the supply is shrinking, demand has been going up in the past few months as an increasing number of institutional investors have been […]

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Blockchain firm aims to build crypto city in Nevada desert

CEO Jeffrey Berns says the smart city could incorporate digital currency payments for goods and services as well as records on the blockchain. Blockchain incubator and investment firm Blockchains LLC is stepping up its plans to build a smart city in the Nevada desert east of Reno. In an interview with the Associated Press released Saturday, Blockchains CEO Jeffrey Berns said he had asked the state of Nevada to let him form a local government on the 67,000 acres the firm owns in Storey County. If his […]

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Here’s why altcoins are dropping as Bitcoin price inches closer to $50,000

The altcoin market crashed as Bitcoin achieved a new all-time high and made its way towards $50,000. Altcoins plunged steeply on Feb. 14 after the price of Bitcoin (BTC) achieved a new all-time high above $49,000. The timing of the altcoin market’s drop was noteworthy because it corrected as BTC was rallying, which typically does not happen. So why exactly did altcoins crash? There are two main reasons why the altcoin market pulled back despite the strength of the dominant cryptocurrency. First, when the price of Bitcoin […]

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Red Envelopes and BCH: Prominent Mining Execs Jiang Zhuoer and Jihan Wu Bolster Bitcoin Cash

In recent days, bitcoin cash has seen significant gains, and supporters of the digital currency have been positive about specific developments, like the internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom’s current support. On February 11, the Chinese New Year, the prominent bitcoin mining executives, Jiang Zhuoer and Jihan Wu joined a Satoshi’s Angels discussion channel and spoke favorably about the peer-to-peer crypto-asset bitcoin cash. The well known mining executives, Bitmain cofounder Jihan Wu and Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer seem very bullish about bitcoin cash (BCH), according to a couple of […]

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Oracle-focused tokens rally as DeFi searches for trusted data providers

The DeFi sector is booming but the future of the sector depends on oracles, here are some of the top contenders. To the observant cryptocurrency enthusiast, the sight of multiple large-cap tokens more than tripling their value since November 2020 is a healthy sign that a bull market cycle is underway.  Aside from a breakout in the price of Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and altcoins, every bull market in the crypto sector is defined by one or two key themes that emerge as the driving force of […]

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‘Black Swan’ Author Pulls a 180- Nassim Taleb Says ‘Bitcoin’s a Failure, at Least for Now’

On February 12, the well known Lebanese-American essayist and risk analyst, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, declared that the leading digital currency bitcoin is a failure, at least for now. Cryptocurrency fans have been upset by Taleb’s recent statements, after it seems the renowned author has done a complete 180 after supporting the crypto asset for years. Nassim Taleb Is Not Impressed With Bitcoin These Days Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a very popular author, mathematical statistician, and scholar. Over the years, Taleb has been very critical of today’s monetary […]

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Cardano approaches a new major upgrade as ADA posts an inspired rally

Cardano’s Mary upgrade and token gains are poised to compete with Ethereum, while metrics suggest that Ethereum is still king. The Cardano Foundation’s coin ADA, hit its all-time high of $0.97 on Feb. 12, having started the year trading at $0.18, thus entailing 438% gains year to date. Apart from the macro trends in the cryptocurrency industry driving up the price of flagship assets, such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) translating to other altcoins, such as LINK, DOT, etc., Cardano’s growth could also be attributed to […]

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Private finance emerges as crypto’s next major growth catalyst

GameStop saga catalyzes private finance to ascend rapidly, with on-chain privacy solutions and synthetic asset pools cropping up across the crypto space. Long gone are cryptocurrency’s days as an obscure hub for experimental ventures in cryptography. 2020 marked a seminal year for the space, with cryptocurrencies taking major strides into the mainstream as governments, supranational organizations and corporate entities alike made significant entrances into an industry they collectively call the “digital asset space.”  As per centralized authorities’ choice, cryptography and its primary feature, privacy, have been relegated […]

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