Monthly Archives: April 2021

Exchange tokens rally ahead of next week’s long-awaited Coinbase IPO

Binance Coin, WazirX and KuCoin Token have notched double-digit gains after centralized exchanges added lucrative staking opportunities and quickly listed new DeFi tokens. Centralized cryptocurrency exchanges (CEX) have received increased attention over the past couple of months as excitement builds over Coinbase’s April 14 NASDAQ listing and the exchange’s recent announcement that it pulled in $1.8 billion in revenue during the first quarter of 2021.  Even as decentralized finance (DeFi) and popular decentralized exchanges (DEX) like Uniswap (UNI) and PancakeSwap (CAKE) attracted investors, high transaction costs and low […]

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Wildly Popular Live Casino Games from Evolution Now Available on Bitcoin.com’s Gaming Portal

Bitcoin Games adds live casino games and shows from the most sought-after gaming software provider. Play Live Casino Games with Real Dealers Bitcoin Games is a one-stop gaming portal for players to enjoy a variety of casino games playable with cryptocurrency. There is something for everyone – from slot lovers to jackpot chasers, the online casino offers all kinds of exciting video games that members can play and win cryptocurrencies. The premium crypto gaming portal is now expanding its arsenal with the addition of live casino games […]

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Badger DAO integrates with institutional DeFi gateway Fireblocks

The Bitcoin-on-Ethereum project gets a major institutional breakthrough via Fireblocks. In a blog post today, decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol Badger DAO announced a forthcoming integration with Fireblocks, a digital asset storage, management, and DeFi on-ramp for institutional investors.  “We’re excited to announce a strategic partnership between Fireblocks and BadgerDAO to enable their 200+ institutional clients to securely hold Badger assets on their platform and put their Bitcoin to work through the Badger protocol,” reads the post. BadgerDAO founder Chris Spadafora said that the integration will help make […]

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Robinhood’s crypto business explodes in the first quarter despite GameStop controversy

The popular trading app offers commission-free trading for Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. Robinhood, a popular trading app targeting millennials and other inexperienced investors, has become a major hub for cryptocurrencies, offering further evidence that digital assets are garnering mainstream appeal.  The company reported Thursday that 9.5 million users traded digital assets on its platform during the first quarter of 2021 – a six-fold increase from the previous quarter. Robinhood provides commission-free trading for several major cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin SV (BSV), Dogecoin […]

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NYDIG raises $100 million and launches ‘Bitcoin-powered’ insurance initiative

The investment services firm said its new global head of insurance solutions would be spearheading the effort. New York Digital Investment Group announced the completion of a growth capital funding round as well as the launch of a business initiative relating to Bitcoin. In an announcement today, the New York Digital Investment Group, or NYDG, said it had secured $100 million in funding from major insurance providers including Starr Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and others in addition to its existing strategic partners, New York Life and MassMutual. […]

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How will SORA’s Price Perform After the Launch of Polkaswap?

Polkaswap leads the race to become the first decentralized exchange for Polkadot-based digital assets. In a recent investment thesis on the coin Sora (XOR), the Cointelegraph Research team explored the current state of the DeFi industry, highlighting the biggest challenges that the industry is facing right now. The two largest problems are scalability and the segregation of multiple blockchains that exist independently and cannot share information between one another. The Polkadot project tries to solve both these bottlenecks by offering cross-blockchain transfers of any type of asset. […]

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Another Hedge Fund Gets Crypto Exposure via Grayscale’s GBTC

Millennium, the U.S.-based alternative investment management firm, has become the latest hedge fund to get exposed to cryptocurrencies via Grayscale Investments’ bitcoin trust. However, the extent of Millennium’s exposure to the crypto asset has not been disclosed as both Millennium and Grayscale executives have refused to comment. Nevertheless, a report by The Street says two sources claiming to have knowledge of the deal have confirmed Millenium’s acquisition of the shares. The report also quotes one of the two unnamed sources suggesting that Millennium, which has $48 billion […]

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Alliance of major firms aims to reduce crypto’s carbon footprint

One of the group’s long-term goals involves transitioning all of the world’s blockchains to 100% renewable energy by 2025. A group of more than 20 firms comprising crypto, finance, technology, energy, and non-government organizations has banded together to focus on the environmental impact of cryptocurrency. In an announcement today, the Crypto Climate Accord — reportedly inspired by the 195-signatory Paris Climate Agreement — said it aims to address the “large and growing energy consumption of cryptocurrency and blockchain, and the climate impact of their energy use.” Launched […]

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Interview: All In On Bitcoin With Gary Leland

This week on the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with the Bitcoin Boomer Gary Leland. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast Leland is a lifelong entrepreneur and he has created several small businesses, pioneered podcasting and founded one of the largest podcasting events in the world. He has since fallen deep down the Bitcoin rabbit hole and become an instrumental member of the Bitcoin community. Leland has gone all in on Bitcoin in a number of […]

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1inch, Celsius (CEL) and PancakeSwap (CAKE) rally as traders return to DeFi

Lucrative staking pools and reduced transaction fees are luring DeFi investors to 1inch, Celsius and PancakeSwap. Bitcoin’s (BTC) range-bound action since its breakdown at the $61,000 level has confused analysts. Some are projecting that a sharper correction could be in development while others remain steadfast in their belief that the uptrend will resume shortly. According to data from Ecoinometrics, history suggests that Bitcoin price breaks out between 300 and 350 days following a supply halving. Currently, 329 days have passed since the latest halving, and if history repeats itself […]

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