Monthly Archives: June 2021

Ethereum’s $1.5B options expiry on June 25 will be a make-or-break moment

Bulls and bears are equally nervous about the possible outcome of the June 25 $1.5 billion Ethereum options expiry. On June 25, Ether (ETH) will face its largest options expiry in 2021 as $1.5 billion worth of open interest will be settled. This figure is 30% larger than March’s 26 expiry, which took place as Ether price plunged 17% in 5 days and bottomed near $1,550.  However, Ether rallied 56% after March’s options expiry, reaching $2,500 within three weeks. These moves were completely uncorrelated to Bitcoin’s (BTC). […]

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Stock-to-Flow Creator Says ‘$288K Still in Play,’ Mike McGlone Sees an ‘Ace up Bitcoin’s Sleeve’

The popular Twitter account and creator of the bitcoin stock-to-flow (S2F) price model explained that “$288K [is] still in play.” Meanwhile, data from the exchange Deribit shows there’s 425 bitcoin call options with a strike price of $200K set for December 31, 2021. Plan B Says: ‘$288K Still in Play’ On June 12, 2021, while bitcoin (BTC) prices have been hovering just above the $35K zone, the popular Twitter account Plan B (@100trillionusd) told his 553,000 followers that six-figure bitcoin prices are still intact. Plan B is […]

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Taproot Activation Brings Massive Upgrades To Bitcoin

Taproot brings new optimizations to security and usability to the Bitcoin network as the activation is locked in. By the time this is published, Taproot will be locked-in for activation. This means that on block 709,632 (mid-November 2021), the new rules defined by a series of Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) will be activated and start being enforced. This is a momentous achievement for Bitcoin and will enable so many awesome new things for not just Bitcoin but everything built on top of it, too. Previously, it was […]

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Taproot Lock-in Achieved — Bitcoin Network Set to Activate Biggest Upgrade in Four Years

The ‘Speedy Trial’ lock-in period for the Bitcoin network upgrade Taproot is now complete. Data from taproot.watch details the lock-in has been achieved and it was locked in at block height 687,285 and mined by the mining pool Slushpool. Bitcoin Taproot Lock-in Complete at Block Height 687,285 Taproot is coming this November as the web portal taproot.watch indicates that the lock-in period of signaling has finished. “This period has reached 1815 Taproot signaling blocks, which is required for lock-in.” The Taproot upgrade is considered one of the […]

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A new milestone for Bitcoin, COVID hits conference, Buterin’s DOGE payday: Hodler’s Digest, June 6–12

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   Bill to make Bitcoin legal tender passes in El Salvador El Salvador has officially become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. A law outlining the proposals, introduced by President Nayib Bukele, passed with a supermajority, attracting […]

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FBI Seizes 800 Beverly Hills Safety Deposit Boxes With $86M, Attorneys Claim Fed’s Raid ‘Unconstitutional’

The Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) is under fire for an alleged unconstitutional seizure of 800 safety deposit boxes in Beverly Hills. According to reports, the FBI confiscated $86 million in cash, jewelry, and thousands of gold and silver bars. Box holders and their lawyers are calling out the federal law enforcement agency for lacking sufficient proof that the boxes held evidence of being tied to specific crimes. Abuse of Power? Lawyers Believe the FBI Seized People’s Life Savings in an Unconstitutional Manner The FBI has seized over […]

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Nexo in Miami: Crypto interest account giant talks DeFi, institutional adoption

Nexo believes that in the long run, regulation will help crypto more than hurt. While decentralized finance has stolen the show with big-number headlines over the past year — the closely-watched Total Value Locked (TVL) figure notably growing nearly 800%, rising from $20 billion at the start of 2021 to $157 billion at May peaks — centralized crypto financial services have likewise enjoyed explosive growth. According to Kalin Metodiev, CFA and co-founder at Nexo, the crypto savings account company has grown fourfold to $15 billion in AUM, […]

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VORTECS Report: When this indicator lights up, LUNA, MATIC and EGLD usually gain 10%

Compounding modest gains is a key strategy for successful crypto traders — LUNA doesn’t have to go to the moon to help profits rocket. Consistency is not generally a hallmark of crypto asset price movements. In a market characterized by volatility, outliers often become the norm — while even macro analysis of large cap assets such as Bitcoin and Ether is often wide of the mark. For cryptocurrencies with smaller market capitalizations, finding trading patterns can be even harder. But as the VORTECS Score™ from Cointelegraph Markets […]

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Basel Committee Proposes Differentiating Regulation of Crypto Assets Based on Risks to Banks

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has proposed dividing crypto assets into two groups and regulating them based on their market, liquidity, credit, and operational risks to banks. Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, will be subject to “a new conservative prudential treatment.” Crypto Regulation Proposed by Basel Committee on Banking Supervision The Basel Committee has proposed regulating crypto assets based on their risks to banks. The Bank of International Settlement (BIS) published the committee’s public consultation on “preliminary proposals for the prudential treatment of banks’ cryptoasset exposures” Thursday. […]

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Despite Criticism, Bitcoin Is A Superior Investment To Gold

What’s been a hedge against inflation for thousands of years has had its throne usurped by bitcoin, and for good reason. Alexander Vasiliev is the co-founder and CCO of the global payment network Mercuryo. Ever since bitcoin began to grow in popularity, many people have come to call it “digital gold.” And for valid reasons. While the cryptocurrency’s anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, originally intended bitcoin to function as a peer-to-peer (P2P) electronic cash system, BTC also possesses excellent store of value and safe-haven asset qualities. Gold has similar […]

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