Monthly Archives: April 2021

Bitcoin Titan MicroStrategy Reports Major Growth In First Quarter

MicroStrategy reported first quarter revenues of $122.9 million and its equity has increased 385.59% since it adopted a Bitcoin standard. MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) reported its quarterly earnings after market hours today, which emphasized its focused corporate strategy and the benefits of its ongoing Bitcoin standard, first adopted on August 11, 2020. “MicroStrategy’s first quarter results were a clear example that our two-pronged corporate strategy to grow our enterprise analytics software business and acquire and hold bitcoin is generating substantial shareholder value,” per the report. Since shifting to […]

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Bullish ETH/BTC pair revives the Ethereum ‘flippening’ discussion

Bitcoin price is clinging on to $53,000 while Ethereum’s increasing bullish momentum prompted renewed discussions of an ETH flippening. Bitcoin and the overall cryptocurrency market saw minor losses on April 29 as the market heads into the expiry of $4.2 billion worth of (BTC) options contracts.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that since reaching a high above $56,400 on April 28, the price of Bitcoin has dropped more than 6% back down near the $53,000 support level while Ethereum (ETH) continues to trade above $2,700. BTC/USDT 4-hour […]

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Inverse Finance acquires Tonic Finance in possible first-ever DeFi protocol merger

Will Inverse set a precedent for protocols acquiring protocols? In a possible decentralized finance (DeFi) first, Inverse Finance’s governance has approved today a proposal to buyout Tonic Finance in a $1.6 million-dollar deal that will bring Tonic under Inverse’s umbrella.  First floated after “weeks of negotiation” in early April, members of the Inverse Finance DAO began voting yesterday on a proposal to acquire Tonic and hire its solo developer, Tony Snark. The proposal quickly crossed the 4000 token approval mark and as of today is set to […]

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Coinbase Now Allows Millions of Customers to Buy Cryptocurrencies With Paypal

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase now allows its U.S. customers to buy cryptocurrencies with Paypal. Millions of customers can now purchase up to $25,000 a day of cryptocurrencies with their Paypal accounts. Coinbase Adds Paypal as Funding Source for Users Coinbase announced Thursday that Paypal has been added as a funding source for buying cryptocurrencies at the exchange. The Nasdaq-listed company wrote: We are now offering millions of customers in the US a simple and speedy way to buy crypto on Coinbase using your debit cards and bank accounts […]

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The Incentives Of Bitcoin Rewards Rise With The Price

The incentives of earning bitcoin via rewards systems are immeasurably greater than those of other prizes. Humans are driven by incentives. For years, businesses have attracted new users and encouraged customer loyalty using fiat-denominated incentives. These rewards come in many forms: cash bonuses, points, air travel miles, purchase matches, product discounts, low introductory interest rates, and everything in between. In addition to offering this “value,” companies spend millions of dollars spamming the general public with TV and radio advertising and endless junk mail. Although it is marketed […]

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Key Bitcoin price metric flashes its first bullish signal in 4 months

Ethereum price is clearly in a strong bull trend, but derivatives data signals that pro traders are shifting their bullish bias back toward Bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) has been struggling to sustain above the $53,000 support for the past three days, while Ether (ETH) soared to a new all-time high at $2,800. In the current scenario, some traders would rather wait for Friday’s CME futures expiry before entering long BTC positions, as historically, its price tends to correct ahead of the event. Ether and Bitcoin prices at Coinbase, […]

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Mass adoption looms as South America’s second-largest company accepts crypto payments

Mercado Libre’s move to accept cryptocurrency payments for real estate could usher in a new way of crypto mass adoption in South America. On April 28, MercadoLibre (MELI), the largest Latin American online marketplace, launched a real estate section dedicated to cryptocurrencies. Although the company does not settle property transactions directly, it legitimizes the category as a payment system.  The $81 billion retailer is the second largest company in South America and is present in 18 countries, including its three largest markets, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. The […]

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‘Semi-fungible token’ project launches on Binance Smart Chain

MocktailSwap is reportedly the first ERC-1155 standard token to launch on Binance Smart Chain. MocktailSwap Finance, an up-and-coming DeFi protocol focused on automated market makers, has launched a so-called “semi-fungible token” on the Binance Smart Chain, offering further evidence of innovation in decentralized finance.  The semi-fungible token is based on Ethereum’s ERC-1155 standard, which enables a smart contract to govern an unlimited number of tokens. ERC-1155 tokens can operate as either ERC-20 or ERC-721 standards at the same time using the same address. ERC-1155 is a multi-token […]

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Jobchain Optimizes Job Search and Salary Payment With Cryptocurrency

Famous Spain-based project Jobchain has developed an intuitive blockchain solution that allows employers to search for talents and pay employees with cryptocurrency, thus saving valuable time. And some of the major enterprises have already experienced the practice’s benefits in real-world scenarios. The Goal of Jobchain There is nothing more appealing to crypto proponents than accessing more crypto income-generating products. Hence, the emergence of Jobchain has found a strong following amidst surging demand for digital assets. The ecosystem proposes radical solutions to the global unemployment and underemployment crises […]

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Canaan to Sell $93 Million in Next-Generation Bitcoin Miners to Genesis Digital Assets

The ASIC bitcoin mining rig manufacturer and chipmaker, Canaan has announced the company has signed a $93.63 million purchase order with the mining firm Genesis Digital Assets. Genesis will be acquiring Canaan’s A1246 Avalonminer rigs that produce 90 terahash per second (TH/s) and deliveries will be shipping during the second half of 2021. Canaan and Genesis Digital Assets Announce a Strategic Partnership According to an announcement from the Beijing, China-based company Canaan (Nasdaq: CAN) a new strategic partnership has been unveiled between the firm and Genesis Digital […]

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