Monthly Archives: June 2021

To IPO or Not to IPO? SPAC is the question

An initial public offering is the classic way to take a company public, but many crypto companies bypass the regulatory scrutiny with a backdoor SPAC merger. An initial public offering is the classic way to take a company public, but many crypto companies bypass the regulatory scrutiny with a backdoor SPAC merger By Connor Sephton If you want to sell stock in an American company to the public, traditionally you hold an initial public offering, better known as an IPO.  An IPO starts with the long, arduous, […]

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US Congressman expresses importance of crypto wallet privacy

Cynthia Lummis and Warren Davidson speak on Bitcoin’s importance and personal privacy during an interview at Bitcoin 2021 in Miami. At the bustling Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Congressman Warren Davidson, alongside United States Senator Cynthia Lummis, sat down to field interview questions. The interview took a turn toward privacy, with Davidson responding with comments on crypto wallets.  “At the end of the year, if you think about it, Secretary Mnuchin was talking about banning private wallets,” Davidson said, responding to a question about the possibility of […]

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PlanetWatch Announces the Listing of the PLANETS Token on Bitfinex Exchange

PRESS RELEASE. Planetwatch, a French start-up which decentralizes and incentivizes environmental monitoring, announced that its utility token, PLANETS, will be listed on Bitfinex on June 4th. PLANETS are the first Algorand Standard Asset (barring stablecoins) to be supported on a major international exchange. Claudio Parrinello, PlanetWatch’s CEO said: “This is a major milestone for PlanetWatch. Less than 18 months after company creation, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have managed to demonstrate that our Smart City as a Service solution, based on community sensor deployment and crowdsourced […]

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In First Interview Since Arrest, Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Appeals To Bitcoin Users

Ross Ulbricht, founder of infamous bitcoin-based darknet marketplace Silk Road, called Bitcoin Magazine from prison to appeal for freedom Speaking publicly for the first time since a 2013 arrest for his role in creating and managing bitcoin-based online marketplace Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht described his original intentions for the darknet site and appealed to the Bitcoin community to continue advocating for freedom. “I’ve spent the last eight years watching Bitcoin grow up from in here,” Ulbricht said in a phone interview with Bitcoin Magazine from a maximum […]

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Ethereum options data shows traders’ mixed opinions on ETH’s future

Data shows traders are buying $400 protective puts while also holding $7,000 call options, a signal that traders either have mixed emotions or are just cashing in on the upfront premium. After reviewing Ether (ETH) options for June 25, one might think that traders either became overly optimistic or ultra-bearish. Currently, there are large bets for prices below $1,000 while others aim for $3,800 and higher. A recent report from Coinshares shows that multiple crypto funds have begun seeing net inflows after weeks of record outflows. The […]

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Payments Firm Square May Build a Hardware Wallet, Dorsey Heckled at Bitcoin Conference Over Censorship

The cofounder of Twitter and the CEO of the payments firm Square, Jack Dorsey, has revealed his firm is contemplating creating a bitcoin hardware wallet in collaboration with the community. Dorsey revealed this in a tweetstorm and said he wanted to share some “guiding principles” concerning this possible venture. Dorsey: ‘Square Is Considering Making a Hardware Wallet for Bitcoin’ On Friday, Jack Dorsey tweeted about the possibility of Square creating a bitcoin hardware wallet and discussed a number of principles the firm is guided by when approaching […]

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Bitcoin 2021: Bitcoin Ubiquity And The Role Of Institutions

Robert Gutman and Parker Lewis discuss the current and future roles of institutions in Bitcoin in this Bitcoin 2021 speaker session. This conference session took place during Whale Day at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Make sure that you set a reminder for the Bitcoin 2021 day one YouTube live stream and one for the Bitcoin 2021 day two YouTube live stream now. Watch this conference session on YouTube. Robert Gutman, co-founder and CEO of New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), […]

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Alternative Mining Algorithms Reap Higher Profits Than Bitcoin Mining in 2021

Cryptocurrencies have jumped quite a bit in value over the course of the year and miners who verify transactions and earn digital assets have seen significant profits. While bitcoin miners have been seeing daily profits rise, a great number of other mineable digital currencies are pulling in much larger yields. Blake256R14 and Ethash Machines Pull Bigger Profits Than SHA256 Mining Devices The overall valuation of all cryptocurrencies in existence is around $1.5 trillion as digital asset values have risen considerably in 2021. While a great number of […]

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Bitcoin 2021 conference Miami: Here’s what you missed so far

We’ve rounded up a few notable moments from the first day of the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida. The first official day of the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, Florida yielded no shortage of newsworthy events. Thousands of conference-goers came together to take in speeches, interviews and panels from a wide array of guests, such as Miami mayor Francis Suarez, who spoke about the city’s efforts “to create the Bitcoin, blockchain and mining capital of the world.” Suarez’s track record is filled with various forms of […]

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Price analysis 6/4: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, DOGE, XRP, DOT, UNI, ICP, BCH

Continued selling at overhead resistance levels suggests that Bitcoin and altcoins could remain range-bound in the short term. Bloomberg senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone believes Bitcoin (BTC) is more likely to turn up and rally to $100,000 rather than correct to $20,000. In the June edition of the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index report, McGlone said that Bitcoin’s correction had not dented its foundation and it was “stronger, greener and less extended” than in April. While Bitcoin has yet to witness a surge in demand, data from Coinshares […]

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