Monthly Archives: February 2021

Interview: Anthony Scaramucci On Bitcoin Fund Strategy

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast This week for the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” Bitcoin Magazine advisor Matt Odell sat down with Anthony Scaramucci, the cofounder of Skybridge Capital, to discuss his bitcoin fund and his thoughts on the technology and the asset. Scaramucci echoed Bitcoin first principles thinking for the institutional investor class and it was incredibly validating of the Bitcoin narrative. Scaramucci explained that he could not invest in bitcoin at sub-$1,000 because the asset was simply not large enough for his fund’s […]

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Kusama (KSM) price jumps 70% ahead of the upcoming parachain auctions

KSM price establishes a new all-time high as competition heats up for the upcoming parachain auctions. Kusama (KSM) price underwent a strong 70% breakout on Feb.15 as excitement continues to build for the Kusama and Polkadot (DOT) ecosystems ahead of the upcoming parachain auctions.  Kusama price soars 70% Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that KSM rose from $134 to a peak at $236 in the early hours of Feb.16 before profit selling pulled the price back to $194. KSM/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView Kusama is […]

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NYDIG files for US-based Bitcoin ETF, with Morgan Stanley on board

The crypto-focused financial services company has filed S-1 paperwork with the SEC, reigniting the debate over a Bitcoin ETF. New York Digital Investment Group, or NYDIG, has submitted paperwork with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a new Bitcoin exchange-traded fund.  NYDIG filed a Form S-1 registration statement for a Bitcoin ETF with the SEC on Tuesday. The submission lists NYDIG Trust Company LLC as the fund’s Bitcoin custodian and Morgan Stanley as an authorized participant. As an authorized participant, Morgan Stanley is expected to […]

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People don’t want a ‘non-uniform currency’ like Bitcoin, says Fed president

“It’s going to be a dollar economy as far as the eye can see,” said James Bullard. James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, seemingly doesn’t understand why many are looking to cryptocurrency as a medium of exchange instead of a uniform currency like the U.S. dollar. In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday, Bullard said the issue for making payments isn’t currencies that can be traded electronically but rather privately issued ones, as is the case for many cryptocurrencies. He […]

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Litecoin Attempts to Redeem Charlie Lee’s ‘Original Sin’ as LTC Markets Gain Momentum

Gradual warming to cryptocurrencies by financial companies combined with both retail investments and institutional interest has carved the way for litecoin’s renewed momentum in 2021. Litecoin is Riding the Bull Market to its Next Resistance Level Litecoin had a challenging start. In late 2017 its founder, Charlie Lee, allegedly sold his entire bag of LTC “to concentrate on the project’s development.” Lee, understandably, received a lot of criticism for his decision. The founder, that goes by the Twitter handle Satoshilite (a reference to bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto) […]

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Latest Umbrel Update Further Improves Bitcoin Privacy, Self-Sovereignty

This week, open-source Bitcoin and Lightning Network node developer Umbrel released a significant update to its operating system, bringing a list of notable improvements to its wallet and UX, plus several additions to its celebrated Umbrel App Store.  The Umbrel App Store was released December 2020 and has brought single-click installation of some of the most popular Bitcoin apps since then. This latest update brings the addition of Samourai Server, a mempool.space explorer and LNBits. Folks, it is time to once again push the limits of what […]

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Education Is The Best Bitcoin Investment

The tech industry abounds with buzzwords and acronyms that seem, at times, designed to exclude the ordinary user. But “UX” isn’t one of these mere buzzwords. User experience is one of the rare bits of tech shorthand that actually mean something to our customers and clients because everybody knows what bad UX looks like.  But sometimes, great UX isn’t all that it seems, especially for new and inexperienced users. In the last Bitcoin Magazine article penned by a member of the Casa team, we examined Bitcoin’s greatest […]

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Mazer Gaming Gives Back Tournament Returns To Propel Bitcoin Adoption

This is a promoted article provided by Mazer Gaming. Mazer Gaming, an esports and entertainment organization, has just announced the second edition of its popular Mazer Gaming Gives Back tournament series. Last May, Mazer Gaming hosted their first crypto-infused charity tournament, partnering with The Giving Block to raise money for Us4Warriors in crypto donations. This event was held on “Super Smash Bros.,” a popular fighting game made by Nintendo. It was a huge success, totaling over 500 top-tier players signing up, 50,000 total viewers and thousands of […]

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Is a retail frenzy causing the Bitcoin futures’ markets excessive leverage?

Retail seems to be causing Bitcoin futures markets’ excessive leverage, but pro traders remain neutral. Bitcoin (BTC) has breached the $50,000 level on Feb. 16. But while failing to cleanly break the psychological barrier, it undoubtedly displayed the potential for even higher valuations. Meanwhile, futures and options indicators are misaligned, signaling excessive buyers’ leverage, while options markets remain calm. After analyzing both markets, one might theorize what has caused this apparent incongruence. Options skew remained neutral-to-positive When analyzing options, the 25% delta skew is the single-most relevant […]

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Report urges US government to focus on blockchain, crypto and a ‘digital dollar’

Will the new Biden–Harris administration be able to enforce a technology strategy focused on blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital assets? As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, the Biden–Harris administration has begun implementing new strategies to restore the U.S. economy. While notable, implementing emerging technologies, while ensuring data privacy, should also be a top priority for the White House administration to consider. Don Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute — a think tank aimed at advancing blockchain and other emerging technologies — told Cointelegraph that the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred […]

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