Monthly Archives: April 2021

3 things every crypto trader should know about derivatives exchanges

Understanding open interest, funding rates and the differences between futures contracts is the starting point for any investor interested in trading crypto-based derivatives. In the past two years futures contracts have become widely popular among cryptocurrency traders and this became more evident as the total open interest on derivatives more than doubled in three months. Additional proof of their popularity came as futures turnover surpassed gold, which is a well-established market with $107 billion in daily volume. However, each exchange has its own orderbook, index calculation, leverage […]

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Lending giant Aave set to launch liquidity mining program

Can governance token distribution help Aave overtake Compound? With a liquidity mining program set to launch on Monday, Aave could be on the cusp of becoming the dominant decentralized finance (DeFi) ledning protocol.  Earlier today, Aave Improvement Proposal (AIP) 16 reached quorum, meaning that starting on Monday, 4/26 liquidity providers and borrowers in Aave’s USDC, DAI, USDT, GUSD, ETH, and WBTC pools will earn stAAVE rewards in addition to their standard interest yield. Per AIP 16, providers and borrowers in these pools will split 2,200 stAAVE tokens […]

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OCC Grants Crypto Firm Paxos ‘Conditional Approval’ for US Bank Charter

The digital currency and stablecoin issuer Paxos has been granted conditional approval for a bank charter under the Paxos National Trust in New York. The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a preliminary conditional approval which means the regulating entity still has to authorize the firm’s future banking plans. Paxos Granted Preliminary Conditional Approval for a US Bank Charter The New York-based financial institution and technology company Paxos has been granted preliminary conditional approval for a bank charter by the Office of the Comptroller […]

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From Startup to Success Story — Morpheus.Network Is Transforming Global Trade With Blockchain

PRESS RELEASE. Blockchain-powered supply chain management platform, Morpheus.Network, has launched an updated platform, forged an Agribusiness agreement with the Argentinian government, and was a winner in the 2021 “Future of Ports” competition. Burlington, ON — Morpheus.Network is one of the world’s leading supply chain ecosystems and is changing the face of the global trade industry in 2021. The company has just launched its updated enterprise-grade, next-generation supply platform, agreed to a global Agribusiness project with SENASA and was one of the 5 winners of this year’s prestigious […]

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DEX volumes continue to surge even as Bitcoin and altcoins correct

Decentralized exchange volumes are on the rise as the pullback in the price of Bitcoin motivates some traders to book profits and rotate into altcoins. Decentralized finance (DeFi) started 2021 by taking the cryptocurrency sector by storm and helping to kick the bull market cycle into high gear as traders capitalized on ways to easily trade cryptocurrencies and earn high yields on their hodl stacks.  Eventually, high fees on the Ethereum (ETH) network and a few sharp market sell-offs helped contribute to a pullback in token prices […]

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Is the bull run over? BTC loses $50,000 as transaction fees surge: Hodler’s Digest, April 18–24

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 Bitcoin tumbles 10% in 12 hours and falls below $50,000 for first time since March Things were looking markedly bearish for Bitcoin following last weekends swift and sudden correction, which caused Bitcoin to crash by 20% in a single hour. Within minutes last […]

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China’s Carbon Neutral Stance Puts Pressure on BTC Miners, Sichuan Electricity to Increase 150%

Bitcoin’s global hashrate dropped ten days ago following a coal mine accident that caused significant grid blackouts in Xinjiang, China. While initial estimates had shown more than 40% of the hashrate dropped, statistics from a five-day average show the hashpower only lost around 25%. Meanwhile, Chinese miners located in Sichuan may put more pressure on hydropower, as province officials have revealed electricity rates are scheduled to increase 150% this year. Sichuan Electricity Trading Division Report Notes Electrical Prices in the Region Will Increase by 150% Mining bitcoin […]

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Central Bank Digital Currencies And The Orwellian New World Order

The proposed authoritarian evolution of centrally issued digital currencies takes the world closer to dystopia. Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have received increasing interest since Facebook’s failed launch of Libra and China’s recent announcement that they are moving forward with the digital yuan after an early trial period. This is “why we Bitcoin”: because the damage, destruction, and inequality brought about by fiat money will only be magnified with the proliferation of CBDCs. Although some manifestations of the US dollar are already digital, there are inherent differences […]

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6 Questions for Denelle Dixon of the Stellar Development Foundation

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!   This week, our 6 Questions go to Denelle Dixon, CEO and executive director of the Stellar Development Foundation. Denelle Dixon is the CEO and executive director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a nonprofit organization using blockchain to unlock the worlds economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open and people more empowered. Before joining […]

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New altcoin era? Dogecoin liquidations briefly surpass Bitcoin

Dogecoin liquidations briefly surpassed Bitcoin, indicating high demand for DOGE and the altcoin market. Dogecoin (DOGE) saw more liquidations than Bitcoin (BTC) at one point on April 24. This shows there is a significantly high demand for trading the meme cryptocurrency even as Bitcoin and Ether (ETH) struggle to recover. Various trends and metrics, such as social volume, trading volume, and liquidations in the futures market indicate that DOGE remains one of the most frequently traded cryptocurrencies in the global market. DOGE/USDT 15-minute price chart (Binance). Source: […]

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