Monthly Archives: February 2021

Fed chair says it’s up to Congress to bring a digital dollar to market

Jerome Powell added that the Federal Reserve needed to consider the health of other markets when creating a digital currency. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said 2021 will likely have the central bank engaging with the public and lawmakers regarding the digital dollar. In a House Financial Services Committee hearing today, Powell responded to questions from Representative Patrick McHenry, who said the digital dollar would likely face national and economic security issues for the United States. Powell said there were many concerns surrounding the project and the […]

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US Judge Dismisses Motion Against Bancor After Finding Allegations Inadequate to Give It Jurisdiction

A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a securities fraud class action against Bancor after ruling that the plaintiff’s allegations were not enough to give the court jurisdiction. According to a report, the dismissal of the case against represents the first such ruling “in a suite of similar cases filed by crypto investors represented by Selendy & Gay and Roche Cyrulnik.” US Courts Have no Jurisdiction In their motion against Bancor, which has offices in Switzerland and Israel, the plaintiffs led by Timothy Holsworth, had argued that the […]

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Tether, Powell Testimony And Bitcoin Hegemony

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast In this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Fed Watch” podcast, hosts Christian Keroles and Ansel Lindner gave an update on bitcoin’s price action over the last two weeks, spoke about the Tether settlement with the NYAG, provided expert commentary on Chairman Powell’s recent testimony and dove deeply into how bitcoin fits into the macro landscape. Bitcoin’s price action has been quite volatile, but bitcoiners are used to that. After breaking out of January’s consolidation it rose 50 percent to […]

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As Visa and Mastercard raise fees, merchants may look to crypto

Cryptocurrencies have fees, but so do payment cards. Credit card providers charge merchants a cut of the payments they accepted, called interchange fees or swipe fees. With two major card providers aiming to elevate rates, could crypto become an alternative?  “Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are planning to raise swipe fees for some types of credit-card purchases in April,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, adding: “Though invisible to consumers, they [interchange fees] are glaring to merchants, which often end up paying fees of about 2% […]

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Golem (GLM) price rallies 230% to hit a 3-year high after protocol upgrade

Golem price has rallied 230% since the start of February and on-chain data shows an uptick in active addresses and transfers. Over the past few weeks Golem (GLM) price saw a strong rally which pushed the token to a 3-year high at $0.65.  The altcoin also underwent a strong pump on Feb. 19, but most of the gains evaporated as Bitcoin (BTC) corrected below $45,000 over the past three days. Nevertheless, GLM still holds a 230% gain in February alone. Golem is an Ethereum decentralized application that […]

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Hathor Network, $HTR Live on KuCoin, Has Just Released Exciting News: The Detailed 2021 Roadmap

PRESS RELEASE. Hathor Network ($HTR, live on KuCoin) has just released exciting news: The detailed 2021 Roadmap. Community projects are a priority and growing, especially with Hathor CEO Yan Martins having recently emphasized the relevance of Asian business development, with strong focus on Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Hathor has proven to be a very supportive platform, having brought forward announcements about kickstarting a grants program for developing use cases. Currently, focus has been on HathorSWAP and other tokens that get easily built on HTR wallet platform, […]

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CME Bitcoin futures numbers saw a 57% uptick in January

January proved significant in terms of Bitcoin futures trading average daily volume for the CME. Bitcoin’s price rose significantly in January. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, or CME, also hit record Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading numbers in the same month.  “In January, BTC average daily volume (ADV) reached a monthly record of 17,549 contracts (87.7K equivalent bitcoin),” a CME representative told Cointelegraph. Each CME Bitcoin futures contract is worth the value of 5 BTC paid out in dollars. “In December 2020, BTC average daily volume (ADV) reached 11,179 […]

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Price analysis 2/24: BTC, ETH, BNB, DOT, ADA, XRP, LTC, LINK, BCH, XLM

Bitcoin price is attempting to flip the $50,000 level back to support, while many altcoins are capitalizing on BTC’s consolidation by moving higher. Institutional investors continue to pour money into the crypto sector even with the current dip below $45,000. On Feb.24, business intelligence firm MicroStrategy announced that it had recently purchased over $1 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) at an average rate of $52,765 per coin. This takes the company’s total holding to 90,531 Bitcoin. Another company that bought Bitcoin during the current market correction is […]

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Bitcoin Dump Saw Exchange Inflow Jump Over 1,000%, Whale Address Sells 2,700 Coins, F2pool Hawks 3,633 BTC

On Sunday, February 21, the price of bitcoin touched a new all-time high (ATH) at $58,354 and at the time, inflow into exchanges spiked as well. According to data from the onchain analysis firm, Santiment, stats indicate that exchange inflow jumped 11x on Sunday and data also shows one whale address was responsible for the second-largest bitcoin transaction in 2021. Second-Largest Bitcoin Transaction and 11x the Exchange Flow Shakes the Crypto Market Bitcoin prices jumping to new heights has sparked a lot of crypto market movement in […]

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All of the Federal Reserve’s wire and ACH systems are down

“A Federal Reserve operational error resulted in disruption of service in several business lines,” said Jim Strader from the Richmond Fed. All of the services available through the Federal Reserve’s online portal have been down for more than an hour. According to the Federal Reserve Bank Services’ website, the bank is experiencing a disruption in its account services, central bank, Check 21, check adjustments, FedACH, FedCash, FedLine Advantage, FedLine Command, FedLine Direct, FedLine Web, Fedwire Funds, Fedwire Securities, and National Settlement — all services typically available — which […]

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