Monthly Archives: June 2021

Bitcoin Blowback: A History Of Dollar Hegemony, Economic Warfare And A Bright Orange Alternative

This essay addresses a history of dollar domination fabricated by the war machine that is the United States. Abstract The United States dollar dominates world commerce. In 2019, it made up 88% of global trade, and no other currencies came close. This dominance gave the United States power over any other country that exports anything from anywhere. For example, due to the mechanics of the petrodollar, oil is settled in dollars regardless of where it comes from. Consequently, not only does this frustrate U.S. rivals by making […]

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‘We don’t have much time left’ to regulate crypto, says Bank of France governor

“We in Europe need to move as quickly as possible or risk an erosion of our monetary sovereignty,” said Francois Villeroy de Galhau. Bank of France governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said that Europe should make crypto regulation a priority or risk digital assets challenging its monetary sovereignty. At a Paris Europlace financial conference today, Villeroy said he believed the European Union only had “one or two years” left in which to establish a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. To not act, according to the central bank governor, […]

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Coinbase will pay users 4% interest on USDC holdings

The announced yields represent the exchange increasing interest for USDC holders by more than 2,500% since it was lowered significantly last June. Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced users will be able to earn 4% interest on USD Coin through a product the company compared to an alternative to a fiat savings account. In a Tuesday blog post, Coinbase said its users could earn 4% annual percentage yield, or APY, by lending out their holdings for the U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin USD Coin (USDC). The crypto exchange seemed […]

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Indians Hold $40 Billion in Cryptocurrency, Report Suggests

Crypto investments in India have been gaining significant traction over the past year, blockchain data indicates. Despite the ambiguous regulatory situation in the country, more than 15 million Indians have bought or sold digital currencies. Indian Crypto Investments Increase Amid Regulatory Uncertainty A growing number of Indians have put money into cryptocurrencies in the past year, which saw major coins hitting all-time market highs. Investments in crypto assets have increased from around $200 million to almost $40 billion, Bloomberg reported, quoting blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis. The massive […]

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Bitcoin Paves The Way Toward A Truly Sustainable Future

True sustainability lies in a fundamentally sound money secured by cryptography. Over the 12 years of its existence, Bitcoin has garnered praise and tremendous enthusiasm. It has also attracted a great deal of criticism and disdain. From economists and bankers to policy makers, those entrenched within the financial industry have disapproved of this cryptocurrency. Depicting it as a Ponzi scheme and “too volatile to be a store of value,” they have expressed their wish for Bitcoin to go away. The latest criticism centers around Bitcoin’s high-energy consumption, […]

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Binance faces regulatory upheaval as lawmakers target ‘global’ exchanges

Regulators in Japan, the United Kingdom and the Canadian province of Ontario have all tightened their grip on cryptocurrency exchanges. Binance has been caught in the crosshairs. The world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, Binance, has faced regulatory upheaval over the past week as jurisdictions clamped down on the use of unauthorized exchanges and warned citizens against accessing them. For Binance, adopting the moniker of “global exchange” has done very little to appease regulators that require specific licenses to offer financial services to their citizens.  Below is a […]

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Bulls are back, but regulatory fears hamper the DeFi and altcoin recovery

Bitcoin is staging a comeback, but the lingering threat of regulation continues to weigh on DeFi tokens and select altcoins. On May 19, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization nosedived by 19% and has since failed to recover to the $1.8 trillion mark. More than 40 days have passed, and investors have begun to question what could happen to altcoins if the current bear market takes longer than expected to recover. Before digging into that, analysts first need to understand whether specific sectors held out better than most, […]

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Ark Invest Files for a Bitcoin ETF

Ark Invest, the investment company founded by Cathie Wood, filed for approval to offer a Bitcoin ETF yesterday. 21Shares, an investment firm with experience launching related products in Europe, will help Ark to launch the product. Ark Invest is the latest of several funds showing interest in launching a Bitcoin ETF this year. Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest Jumps on the Bitcoin ETF Bandwagon Ark Invest, the famous asset management firm, filed for approval to launch a Bitcoin ETF yesterday. The firm, founded and managed by Cathie Wood, […]

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Interview: Building Unstoppable Applications On Bitcoin With Chase Perkins

Chase Perkins, founder of Impervious.ai, discussed unlocking Lightning-based applications on Bitcoin. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast Chase Perkins, the founder of Impervious.ai, joined Christian Keroles for a rare in-person interview at the Bitcoin 2021 event in Miami. Perkins is building a Layer 3 technology on top of the Bitcoin Lightning Network, which unlocks Lightning-based applications. Impervious.ai is building an API which would unlock the Lightning app layer and create apps that are censorship resistant, permissionless and utilize Lighting […]

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Altcoins bag double-digit gains as Bitcoin price approaches $37,000

MATIC, SUSHI and CAKE soar after Bitcoin bulls finally press the price above the $35,000 resistance. Cryptocurrency prices surged on June 29 as Bitcoin (BTC) price pushed through the $35,000 resistance level and lifted the total market cap by $93 billion, with $50 billion of that total flooding into altcoins. Bitcoin put on a 7% gain on the day to climb back above $36,000 and leading traders to expect a rally to the $38,000 to $41,000 level if (BTC) can flip the $35,000 level into support. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. […]

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