Monthly Archives: April 2021

How SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT And Eltoo Could Improve The Lightning Network

In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” the hosts discussed sighash flag SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT and Eltoo, a proposed Layer 2 protocol. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost discussed SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT, a proposed new sighash flag that would enable a cleaner version of the Lightning Network and other Layer 2 protocols. Sighash flags are included in Bitcoin transactions to indicate which part of the transaction is […]

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Price analysis 4/16: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, DOGE, ADA, DOT, LTC, UNI, LINK

Bitcoin’s weakness and Dogecoin’s epic pump are signals that the market could be overheating and in need of a short-term correction. Dogecoin’s (DOGE) massive rally to $0.45 propelled it to a market capitalization of over $54 billion to make it the fifth most valuable cryptocurrency by market cap. This lofty market cap comes as a surprise to many since the project has no active developers and is only a meme coin, thus the current rally brings back memories of the excesses seen during the ICO boom in 2017. […]

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Wallstreetbets Reinstates Ban on Cryptocurrency Discussions, Citing Bloomberg Coverage

The moderators of the famous Reddit forum Wallstreetbets, known for putting Gamestop (GME) stock prices on the map as a worldwide trending topic, lifted a ban on all discussions related to bitcoin, ethereum, and dogecoin. However, the decision has been reversed after a recently published Bloomberg article. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin Were Allowed to Discuss for Just One Day On April 14, 2021, Wallstreetbets moderators issued a statement, commenting about why they’ve been banning crypto-related discussions within their threads, citing that its main focus is the stock market. […]

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SafeEarth Donates $100,000 to TheOceanCleanUp Kicking Off Blockchain Eco Project

PRESS RELEASE. Blockchain eco project SafeEarth has donated over $100,000 to TheOceanCleanUp charity with more donations planned for other global charities. 16th April, 2021, London, UK — SafeEarth, a blockchain eco project, has donated over $100,000 to community selected charity TheOceanCleanUp. The donated funds will help towards the removal of plastic waste from the planet. This generous donation represents the first act of SafeEarth’s continuing initiative to help charities across the globe. The money was raised from SAFEEARTH token transaction fees. From each token transaction a portion […]

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Bitcoin Mining Firm Blockcap Moves Headquarters To Texas As State Embraces Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining firm Blockap has relocated its headquarters to Austin, as Texas officials embrace the Bitcoin industry. Bitcoin mining firm Blockap has moved its headquarters from Las Vegas to Austin, Texas, an emerging hub for nascent technologies. Per an announcement on Blockcap’s website, the firm chose Austin as its new headquarters for its workforce, favorable regulations, “as well as pronouncements by Governor Abbott and his team regarding protecting blockchain technology,” founder and executive chairman Darin Feinstein said. Abbott shared the announcement via Twitter, tagging the @Bitcoin Twitter […]

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What the forks? Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum Classic see triple-digit rallies

Following Dogecoin’s lead, Ethereum Classic rallied to a new all-time high and Bitcoin Cash price doubled as altcoin forks start to gain traction. It’s undeniable that Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are currently the two most dominant cryptocurrencies and as a result they receive the most of the attention from the mainstream media, institutional investors, and retail investors, but this doesn’t mean that the sector leaders are not occasionally challenged by competitor networks. Two forked projects that once sought to challenge Bitcoin and Ethereum for their seats […]

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Bitcoin Mining Hash Rate Drops As Blackouts Instituted In China

Local news outlets have tied a recent dip in the bitcoin mining hash rate to government-instituted blackouts in China. Regional blackouts instituted in Northwest China may be the cause of a drop in hash rate from several China-based bitcoin mining operations, per local media outlet Wu Talk. According to a BTC.com screenshot shared by Wu Blockchain, the hash rate of several major bitcoin mining pools has dropped significantly. As of yesterday, Antpool’s hash rate had crashed by 24.5% in a 24-hour period, Binance Pool by 20%, BTC.com […]

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Trading apps usurp TikTok in popularity

Does that mean trading is more popular than social media now? Two trading apps have risen to the top of Apple’s App Store in recent days. Robinhood holds the number one position, with Coinbase in second, at time of publication on Friday. In third: popular social media platform TikTok. YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat hold the fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively. One possible conclusion? Folks are now more interested in swapping crypto and financial assets than they are in interacting on various social media platforms — a conclusion noted […]

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Dogecoin Markets Soar as Token Nears a Half Dollar, DOGE Price Climbs 18,299% in 12 Months

The popular meme-based crypto-asset dogecoin has seen phenomenal gains during the last few days. On August 16, 2021, the digital currency featuring the likeness of the Shiba Inu dog tapped an all-time high at $0.44 per token. However, the cost to send a transaction in dogecoin has jumped to that price as well on Friday. Who Let the DOGE Out? Dogecoin (DOGE) has spiked massively this week in value shocking everyone watching digital currency markets in action. DOGE jumped to a high of $0.44 per unit on […]

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Why Bitcoin Is The Only Cryptocurrency You Need

Several characteristics reinforce Bitcoin’s dominance and superiority over all other cryptocurrencies. In contrast to the thousands of different cryptocurrencies that have emerged since the 2017 Initial Coin Offering boom, Bitcoin remains the best choice for any investor looking to enter the space. Why is Bitcoin superior to all other cryptocurrencies? To find the answer, one must first examine what makes bitcoin a sound monetary asset. The following are several of its key characteristics. Absolute Scarcity There will only ever be 21 million bitcoin in circulation, and that […]

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