Monthly Archives: February 2021

TimeCoin’s Special Token Sale

PRESS RELEASE. The Special Token Sale of TimeCoin (TMCN) will be launched on February 15th with a 93% discount on the token’s current market value. The token was launched on November 11th, 2020 on BitForex with an IEO, at an initial price of $0.7. However, already after the launch of the IEO it had risen to $11, and has since continued to rise. At the beginning of 2021, it had already risen to $22, while now it is close to $30, with a market capitalization of over […]

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Thailand tourism board targets wealthy Japanese crypto holders

Well-heeled Japanese crypto holders are being targeted by Thailand’s tourism industry. In its latest effort to revive the Kingdom’s pandemic-battered tourism industry, Thailand’s tourism authority is targeting cryptocurrency holders from Japan. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wants to establish the country as the first to go out of its way to welcome cryptocurrency holders, specifically those from Japan which it views as a regional hub of crypto activity. The authority has conducted a feasibility study on implementing cryptocurrency payments at tourism destinations. Thailand has been angling […]

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99Bitcoins breathes new life into Dead Coins project

The Dead Coins project has been given new lease of life by BTC education portal 99Bitcoins. Bitcoin education portal 99Bitcoins is the newly appointed undertaker of the cryptocurrency industry. It’s taken over the Dead Coins project, which provides a burial ground for more than a thousand dead cryptocurrencies, and breathed new life into the project by ensuring the list is accurate and by removing joke burials for Bitcoin, Tron, Dogecoin and Tether. Deadcoins.com was started in 2017 to document the demise of the hundreds of altcoins that […]

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Poll finds four in 10 Brits believe the stock market is as risky as crypto

A new poll has found that 42% of Brits believe it is now safe to invest in cryptocurrency. A new poll carried out by Piplsay has found that 41% of Brits now believe there is an equal amount of risk to investing in cryptocurrencies as the stock market. The survey of 6,070 British residents above the age of 18 suggests that adults based in the U.K. are starting to view cryptocurrency and the stock market on equal footing. That said, 45% of respondents still see crypto as […]

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BitMEX’s Arthur Hayes returns with calls for a boycott of legacy finance

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes has called on all legacy traders to “opt-out” of legacy trading platforms and embrace the “Crypto Capital Markets.” BitMEX co-founder and former CEO Arthur Hayes has returned from exile with a post on the derivatives exchange’s official blog calling for a boycott of legacy platforms following the GameStop drama. Hayes said the incident, where trading on Robinhood was halted after retail traders forced a short squeeze causing hedge funds to suffer billions in losses, showed that markets are stacked against retail traders: […]

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Tezos Announces Major Upgrade to Improve Network Functionality

Open-source platform Tezos has just announced Edo, its fifth and most ambitious upgrade to its blockchain to date. This upgrade will add the Sapling protocol, tickets, and a new Adoption Period to support future upgrades that improve network functionality. Sapling, Tickets, and a New Adoption Period will Bolster Future Upgrades Tezos has been ramping up development activity following the growing hype around its native token XTZ, which has risen nearly 120% year-to-date as of writing. Its last update, Delphi, was released three months ago and cut gas […]

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DeFi Money Market closure after SEC probe could set rocky precedent

What started with the unexpected closure of an investment platform may have ramifications for U.S. DeFi projects say critics. The SEC’s recent inquiry into the Tim Draper-backed DeFi Money Market platform is the most recent example in a concerning trend of increasing action by regulators against unregistered securities. As a result of regulatory inquiries, DMM is ceasing operations. mTokens can be redeemed with interest accrued to-date through the following link: https://t.co/mWB1WacKaH — DMM DAO (@DMMDAO) February 5, 2021 It joins Kik Interactive, Ripple and Coinseed as crypto […]

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Altcoins breakout to new highs while Bitcoin price retests a key support

Ethereum takes aim at $2,000 while Bitcoin price retraces slightly to retest underlying support. Bullishness in the cryptocurrency market continued on Feb. 18 as Bitcoin (BTC) trades near $51,000 and Ether (ETH) is within reach of the $2,000 level for the first time as retail traders remain long while pro traders are less optimistic in the short term. Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows Bitcoin price has pulled back slightly from recent all-time highs to a current value of $51,924 while ETH price has increased 5.66% […]

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Stablecoin RAI launches, a pure, decentralized alternative for DeFi

The RAI stablecoin will attempt to bring stability to DeFi markets with the long-term goal of becoming a stable global reserve asset not tied to any nation’s currency. New Ethereum-backed stablecoin RAI hopes to be the savior of the DeFi sector by providing a truly decentralized stablecoin alternative.  Developed by blockchain startup Reflexer Labs, RAI is not pegged to any fiat currency and its monetary policy is managed by an on-chain, autonomous controller. It’s a fork of Maker’s DAI. RAI co-founder Ameen Soleimani explained: “RAI is an […]

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US Authorities Take Action to Shut Down Crypto Trading Platform Allegedly Defrauding Thousands of Investors

The New York attorney general and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have filed charges against a cryptocurrency trading platform that allegedly defrauded thousands of investors out of over a million dollars. US Regulators Allege Coinseed Operates Illegal Crypto Trading Platform New York Attorney General Letitia James took legal action Wednesday to shut down the cryptocurrency trading platform owned and operated by Coinseed Inc. The lawsuit, filed in New York County State Supreme Court, alleges that Coinseed runs “an illegally operating cryptocurrency trading platform that defrauded […]

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