Monthly Archives: July 2021

Cardano Joins Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund as Third Biggest Component

Cardano has been added to Grayscale Investments’ large-cap cryptocurrency fund. It is now the third-largest component of the fund after bitcoin and ether. Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, announced Friday the addition of cardano to its Digital Large Cap Fund (OTCQX: GDLC). Grayscale described this fund as “a passive, rules-based strategy that seeks to provide exposure to 70% of the digital asset market.” The announcement followed a quarterly review and rebalancing of the fund. The company explained: In accordance with the fund’s construction […]

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‘Make or break’ for Bitcoin, Binance under pressure, Strike attacks Coinbase: Hodler’s Digest, June 27–July 3

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   Bitcoin mining difficulty just fell by a record 28% but will this help prices recover? Bitcoin has recorded its biggest mining difficulty drop of nearly 28%, but one model suggests prices will not bottom until October. The drop is in response to […]

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Finance Redefined: The $500 million bet on ETH 2.0 making waves! June 24-July 1

We don’t know the identity of the whale that’s deposited a half billion into Ethereum, but a look at the chain tells us a whole lot about them. Whales can be bashful and clever creatures, but when you manage to catch one in action it’s a sight to behold — consider, for instance, the single entity responsible for depositing 100k ETH into the Eth 2.0 deposit contract from 133 different addresses last week. Deposits into the ETH 2.0 staking contract have been picking up as of late, […]

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NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers Partner With Crypto Cashback Company Stormx

In 2021, there’s been a plethora of cryptocurrency-related announcements about professional sports teams, leagues, and famous athletes. On July 1, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Portland Trail Blazers announced the professional basketball team has partnered with the cashback blockchain firm Stormx. Portland Trail Blazers Uniforms to Feature Crypto Cashback Firm’s Logo The NBA’s Trail Blazers revealed this week that the basketball team has entered a deal with the blockchain company Stormx. Founded in 2015, the Stormx project is basically a crypto cashback provider that also features a […]

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Bitcoin: Our Only Hope To Separate Money From State

In a world where power structures seem endlessly intertwined, Bitcoin offers an alternate pathway. Discussion around Bitcoin for years relegated it to being a bubble, tulipmania or some Ponzi scheme, but now even disbelievers likely acknowledge that Bitcoin is here to stay. What they may not realize is that beneath the veneer of charlatans, gamblers and grifters is a movement slowly making progress towards a grand vision of the future. A future where money is the medium of a flourishing society rather than an oppressive arm of […]

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Cryptocurrency and the rise of the user-generated brand

When looking at cryptocurrencies from a marketing perspective, they present a significant paradigm shift in branding. In the whirl of excitement and debate over where cryptocurrencies are going and whether they are legitimate, sustainable and prudent investments, there is an overshadowed conversation of interest to those in marketing: Are Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Cardano’s ADA, Litecoin (LTC), XRP, Dogecoin (DOGE), etc., crypto brands? And, if so, how are those brands created, and what role do they play in each coin’s adoption? Or, for that matter, how does […]

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New Bill to Ban Crypto Payments in Iran, Support Mining and Regulate Exchange

Urged by the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, Iranian lawmakers have prepared new legislation to introduce comprehensive rules for the expanding industry. While the bill effectively bans crypto payments in the country, it aims to support cryptocurrency mining and regulate the exchange market. Draft Law Prohibits Crypto Payments in Islamic Republic Members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, the Iranian parliament, now have a plan to put the crypto space in order. The new bill, drafted under the supervision of the parliamentary Economic Commission, allocates responsibilities among regulators and […]

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To change the art industry, NFTs must be more secure

A more secure nonfungible token infrastructure holds the key to disrupting the current art world. 2021 has already seen a number of eye-catching milestones reached for the nascent nonfungible token (NFT) market, which has seen an increase in value of 2,100% from Q4 2020, with consumers spending over $2 billion. While headlines have been dominated by record-breaking sales, what’s often overlooked is the growing demand from new investors. According to NonFungible, which tracks NFT transactions, there were 73,000 NFT buyers and 33,000 NFT sellers in Q1. Although […]

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South African Court Grants Final Liquidation Order Against the ‘Biggest Cryptocurrency Scam in 2020’

A South African judge, Justice Alma de Wet, has ruled in favor of granting a final liquidation order against Mirror Trading International (MTI), the country’s biggest bitcoin scam in the past year. Nevertheless, the judge postponed a ruling on an application by MTI liquidators to have the company declared an unlawful business to September 8, 2021. According to a report, interested parties that are opposed to the liquidators’ intervening application now “have until July 30 to file their answering affidavits.” On the other hand, liquidators “have until […]

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London fork enters testnet on Ethereum as difficulty bomb sees delay

As Ethereum’s London upgrade launches on the Ropsten testnet, mainnet anticipation for stakers and miners increases. The Ethereum network witnessed the deployment of its London upgrade on the Ropsten testnet on June 24. This upgrade consists of the highly anticipated Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559.  Following the launch on the Ropsten testnet, the London upgrade will be deployed on Ethereum’s Goerli, Rinkeby and Kovan testnets at weekly intervals. This is one of the important steps in the roadmap to implement a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus on the Ethereum […]

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