Monthly Archives: June 2021

Boston Fed President Says the ‘Exponential Growth’ of Stablecoins Could ‘Disrupt’ Money Markets

Boston Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren discussed stablecoins in a recent presentation on June 25. Rosengren stressed that stablecoins could be a “disruptor” to prime money market funds and the Boston Fed president remarked that the exponential growth of stablecoins is concerning. Rosengren: ‘We Should Be a Bit Concerned About Stablecoin Markets Growing Very Rapidly’ Members of the Federal Reserve are quite aware of stablecoins and the massive market these pegged-assets have created. Today statistics show there’s $111 billion in stablecoin capitalization amongst the long list of […]

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UK financial watchdog orders Binance to halt ‘regulated activity’ in the country

The cryptocurrency exchange has until Wednesday to comply with a new notice from the Financial Conduct Authority. Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has been ordered to cease all regulated activities in the United Kingdom following a review of its operations by the nation’s Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA.  “Binance Markets Limited is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK,” the FCA said in an announcement, adding that no other entity in the Binance Group holds any of the necessary permits to […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, SOL, MATIC, KLAY

Bitcoin’s consolidation in the current range could create trading opportunities for ADA, SOL, MATIC and KLAY over the coming days. The U.S. core personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index increased 0.5% in May, below market estimates of 0.6%. However, when compared year-over-year, the PCE index surged to 3.4% recording its largest gain since 1991. While the U.S. Federal Reserve expects inflation to be transitory, analysts at BofA differ in their estimation. The bank anticipates U.S. inflation to remain high, in the 2% to 4% range, for the […]

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CME Group’s Micro Bitcoin Futures Reach 1 Million Contracts Traded

CME Group’s(Chicago Mercantile Exchange) micro-bitcoin futures have already traded more than one million contracts. This instrument allows institutions and retail traders to invest in the crypto asset at a lower price point of 0.1 bitcoin. The contract has only been available for seven weeks, and demand shows there is still room for new derivatives in the crypto market. CME Micro Bitcoin Futures Sell Big When the CME launched a new set of bitcoin derivatives contracts directed to smaller investors almost two months ago, it didn’t expect so […]

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Despite BTC’s Price Drop, Bitcoin Held on Exchanges Is 28% Lower Than Last Year

While the price of bitcoin is more than 40% lower than it was 90 days ago on March 29, the number of bitcoin held on exchanges has also been reduced. Last year on the same day in June, 2.79 million bitcoin was retained on crypto trading platforms and a year later roughly 28.67% of the bitcoin held left crypto exchanges. The decreasing quantity of bitcoin kept on centralized exchanges suggests the coins are being held in long-term storage rather than being prepared for trading. Data Suggests Bitcoins […]

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CME Micro Bitcoin futures surpass 1M contracts as institutional speculation grows

The Chicago-based derivatives market launched its Micro Bitcoin futures product in early May, providing investors with smaller positioning opportunities. Institutional exposure to cryptocurrencies via derivatives continued to grow in the second quarter, as CME Group’s newly launched Bitcoin (BTC) micro contract received considerable uptick in its first two months of trading.  Since launching on May 3, CME’s Micro Bitcoin futures contract has already surpassed 1 million contracts traded, the Chicago-based derivatives market announced earlier this week. CME executive Tim McCourt said the new product has been popular […]

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So, What Are Bitcoin Miners Actually Doing?

Let’s take a deeper look at what may appear as a magical process: bitcoin mining. An Overview Of What Bitcoin Miners Are Actually Doing This article, to a degree, builds upon my previous one. Before we peer under the hood, let’s look quickly at how miners have evolved. At first, the mining difficulty level was extremely low (we’ll look at what that actually means shortly). In the early days of Bitcoin, bitcoin could be profitably mined on a simple personal computer’s central processing unit (CPU). In less […]

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Hype is over: How NFTs and art will benefit from each other moving forward

Leaving the hype behind, NFTs coupled with the art market can significantly improve and even transform the art industry in many ways. Due to the past nonfungible token (NFT) boom, the crypto and art communities have been collaborating closely — maybe for the first time in history. In both industries, there is a lot of skepticism and misunderstanding. As we make our way out of the NFT bubble, what is expected to come next? This deep dive describes a long-term vision of the NFT and art market […]

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Regulators in UK, Japan Issue Warnings on Binance Amid Crackdown on Unauthorized Crypto Exchanges

Top financial regulators in England and Japan have independently issued warnings on Binance for offering crypto exchange services to residents of the two countries without being registered with the regulators as required by law. Japanese Regulator’s Warning Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), issued a warning notice to Binance Holdings Ltd. and CEO Changpeng Zhao on Friday. The notice states that Binance has been providing crypto exchange services to Japanese customers without registration. Under Japanese cryptocurrency regulation, companies wanting to provide crypto exchange services […]

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Indian Banks Halting Services to Crypto Industry Post RBI Clarification

Several Indian banks have reportedly halted services to customers dealing in cryptocurrencies despite the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), informing them that the banning circular is no longer valid. The latest bank to join the fray is IDFC First Bank. IDFC First Bank has become the latest bank to halt services to crypto companies, Livemint reported last week, citing industry sources. The publication conveyed: IDFC First Bank over the past week temporality stopped services, as it is doing enhanced due diligence regarding banking support […]

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