Monthly Archives: April 2021

Blockchain-based renewable energy marketplaces gain traction in 2021

Blockchain projects focused on optimizing the energy sector are gaining traction as greater emphasis is placed on conservation and efficiency. Concerns about energy production, resource consumption and its impact on the environment are one of the dominant topics of debate on the global stage. The intensive energy costs of mining Bitcoin and other proof-of-work cryptocurrencies are also frequently pointed to as a serious downside to the emerging asset class.  While environmental concerns and the cost to reward debate rages on, there is one group of cryptocurrency projects […]

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Bitcoin Bounty Referenced on an Episode of Marvel’s ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

The leading digital asset bitcoin was mentioned on the action drama television show “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” The reference to bitcoin was caught by a Redditor while he was watching the most recent episode. It’s not the first time bitcoin has been mentioned on television and surely won’t be the last. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the 1K Bitcoin Bounty On Friday, a member of the Reddit forum r/bitcoin posted a screenshot of a message inside the TV show “The Falcon and the […]

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Half a billion people just had their Facebook data leaked

Leaked information includes ‘includes phone numbers, full names, location, email address, and biographical information.’ According to a security analyst, sensitive personal information for over half a billion Facebook users was leaked on a well-trafficked hacking forum earlier today — a potential risk to millions of cryptocurrency traders and hodlers who now may be vulnerable to sim swapping and other identity-based attacks.  The trove of information was first discovered by Alon Gal, CTO of security firm Hudson Rock, who posted on Twitter about the leak earlier today: All […]

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Hip-Hop Star Snoop Dogg Says Bitcoin ‘Here to Stay’— Lauds NFTs for Creating Direct Connection Between Artists and Fans

Pioneering hip-hop artist and businessman, Snoop Dogg has said he believes in bitcoin, the (blockchain) technology behind the crypto asset and the global connection it creates. The celebrity adds that while he’s not “too caught up in the value of the coin,” he has been around long enough to “know it’s here to stay.” Not a Pandemic Fad Speaking in an interview with Vanity Fair, Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, also talks up the potential of the technology and why the popularity […]

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ETH smashes records, Bitcoin’s brilliant quarter, PayPal’s big move: Hodler’s Digest, March 28–April 3

Coming every Saturday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week ETH breaks record all-time high amid fresh price surge Ether? Record high! Binance Coin? Record high! Polkadot? Record high! Bitcoin? Flat as a pancake! Altcoins have been in the drivers seat this week, with Ether breaking $2,100 for the very first time besting […]

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Return of the oracles: Band Protocol, API3 and DIA price soar to new highs

Oracle tokens gain traction as cross-chain interoperability and new developments in the DeFi sector lure investors away from Bitcoin and NFTs. Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have been the talk of the town over the past few months, but as the start of the second quarter gets underway for the global financial markets, it possible that traders may start looking for opportunities in other parts of the crypto market. Oracle projects are one sub-sector that has been making moves over the past few weeks as some traders shift their […]

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NFTs ‘ten times better’ than traditional art, says Beeple’s $69M NFT buyer

Winner of landmark auction breaks down his investment thesis on NFTs. Nonfungible tokens are “ten times better than their physical counterparts”, according to digital art collector MetaKovan. The pseudonymous art patron, who was recently revealed to be blockchain entrepreneur Vingaresh Sundaresan, bought the NFT of Beeple’s “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS” for $69 million dollars earlier this year. Explaining the motives behind his purchase in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph, MetaKovan pointed out that NFTs have a number of advantages over traditional artworks: they are easy to […]

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The Importance of Accurate On-Chain Data

Errors in the reporting of bitcoin’s on-chain data can drastically affect the volatility and price of the market. Bitcoin market manipulation still exists: The importance of on-chain analytics and blockchain data providers is rising in importance right alongside bitcoin’s price and overall adoption. However, with this increase of importance comes an increase of responsibility. Tens of thousands of traders now use popular on-chain data providers such as Glassnode, CryptoQuant and Coinmetrics. These traders are making instant reactions/decisions based on this data, trying to gain an edge over […]

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Employment Search Websites Show a Vast Amount of Jobs in the Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

As the crypto economy has swelled to close to $2 trillion in value globally, the businesses and operations behind it continue to expand. This means that a great number of companies are hiring and a quick look at popular online directories shows there’s a slew of jobs available. Bitcoin and Blockchain Employment Opportunities The aftermath of the coronavirus and the lockdowns caused a number of individuals to lose their employment. However, many of these people might not know that the crypto industry is bustling with jobs and […]

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Shopify CEO muses integrating e-commerce giant into DeFi ecosystem

Shopify’s CEO seems to have caught the crypto bug, and it could be a boon for adoption. Crypto’s march towards mainstream adoption takes another significant step forward as the CEO of an e-commerce giant is publicly pondering how to integrate his company with the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. On Friday night, Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke posted a Twitter message asking the DeFi community what “role” Shopify could play in the growing financial vertical: Hey #DeFi Twitter. What are the commerce related opportunities that you are most excited […]

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