Monthly Archives: February 2021

Bitcoin Hits $56,000, What’s Next?

In January 2021, Bloomberg Analyst Mike McGlone predicted that the price of bitcoin would hit $50,000 at some point this year. At the time, the value of the leading crypto asset was merely hovering above $30,000, and the $50,000 mark felt a very long way off. Less than a full month later and the cryptocurrency king has not only passed $50,000 — a major price milestone — but exceeded $56,000. And it appears as if nothing can stop it from going even further. The price rise that […]

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No-loss lottery PoolTogether cracks 50 million in deposits after token airdrop

The self-styled “savings game” is hoovering user deposits, leading to meaty lottery payouts No-loss lotteries appear to have found a snug product-market fit.  Just a few days after the airdrop of their governance token, POOL, the self-styled “savings game” PoolTogether has cracked $50 million in total value locked with ease, currently sitting above $51 million spread between DAI, USDC, UNI, and COMP lottery pools. PoolTogether aptly ‘pools’ user funds and deposits them into decentralized finance savings protocols, using the interest as prizes for randomly-selected winners and returning […]

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IMF Representative of Nigeria Calls for Caution Over the Use of Cryptocurrencies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for Nigeria, Ari Aisen recently discussed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive that targets crypto entities. In remarks made during a special virtual press briefing, Aisen repeats some of the CBN’s claims that cryptocurrencies were being used “for illegal transactions such as money laundering and drug trafficking.” CBN Acting in the Interests of Financial Sector Stability According to a report, Aisen, who says that other central banks have taken similar action, believes that “some care should be taken” concerning […]

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