Monthly Archives: September 2021

Can Bitcoin Break Historical September Price Trends? Spike Above $51K Suggests 2021’s 9th Month Is Different

The price of bitcoin has risen above the $51K zone on Sunday and traders and speculators are curious as to where the price is headed next. Historically, in September, bitcoin prices don’t fare so well and usually get better in October. For this reason, skeptics are not sure if bitcoin’s price will continue to be bullish during the ninth month of the year. So far, however, the end of the first week of September 2021 has been much better in terms of gains. Historical Bitcoin Prices in […]

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Total Value Locked Across Defi Nears $200 Billion, Non-Ethereum Projects Gather Steam

At the time of writing, the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) is around $176 billion across various blockchains like Ethereum, Binance, Terra, Polygon, Solana, and Avalanche. While Ethereum commands $130 billion of the aggregate total locked, a myriad of other defi-fueled blockchains continue to see TVLs steadily rise. Total Value Locked Across All Defi Compatible Blockchains The total value locked (TVL) in defi today has risen to $176.9 billion with a change of 1.07% during the last 24 hours, according to defillama.com statistics. The […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, LTC, FIL, FTT, MIOTA

BTC bulls are still trying to flip $50,000 to support and if this occurs LTC, FIL, FTT and MIOTA could rally higher. Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to sustain above $50,500 but that has not stopped the altcoins from following in Ether’s (ETH) footsteps after the top-ranked altcoin hit $4,000 on Sept. 3. This has pushed Ether’s market dominance above 20% while Bitcoin’s dominance has shrunk to 41.1%. However, Bitcoin’s hesitation in the past few days has not altered the outlook of Bloomberg senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone who […]

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Yes, Bitcoin Is A Brand. Here’s What That Means.

There are certain aspects of Bitcoin that resemble a User-Generated Brand. Just as the Apple brand is to tech, McDonald’s is to burgers, Nike is to sneakers and Coke is to cola, so is the Bitcoin brand to cryptocurrency. “Whoa… hold the phone!” you say. “Bitcoin isn’t a brand. It’s a currency. Currencies aren’t brands!” Well, that’s a traditional way of looking at it. And Bitcoin is anything but traditional. Think of it this way: blockchain is a technology. Coins are an asset on the blockchain. Bitcoin […]

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New NFT Collections Loot for Adventurers, MAYC, Inertial Moment Make Serious Headway in Sales

During the last few weeks, non-fungible token (NFT) collections like Cryptopunks, Axie Infinity, Art Blocks, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), and Meebits have been seeing massive volumes. However, a number of new NFT collections are making headway in sales and the Ethereum-based roleplaying game called “Loot (for Adventurers)” now commands the top spot. Loot, MAYC, Inertial Moment NFTs are seemingly becoming a mainstay in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Non-fungible token concepts have invaded the art scene, music, gaming industry, and many more sectors. For instance, […]

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‘Conservative’ BTC supply shock metric now says Bitcoin should cost at least $55K

The supply shock valuation model delivers an extra reason to be long-term bullish on upward price movement. Bitcoin (BTC) should cost at least $55,000 per coin according to one metric measuring its so-called “supply shock.” In a tweet on Sep. 5, analyst Willy Woo highlighted what he added is a “conservative” price estimate for BTC/USD. Bitcoin price plays catch-up with metrics While Bitcoin has still not established $50,000 as firm support, on-chain metrics have been much more firmly bullish for some time. Now, the so-called “supply shock […]

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Bitcoin And Existential Risk

A Weekly Series Of Essays About The Language Of Bitcoin by Alex McShane. Lingua Contra Imperium The Language of Bitcoin: 4 TL;DR – An existential risk is the possibility of an event or series of of events that could drastically curtail humanity’s potential. A hypothetical global catastrophe could be anthropogenic or non-anthropogenic and internal or external in nature. The adoption of Bitcoin will position us to better address these risks as a society.  External Non-anthropogenic A catastrophic collision with an astronomical object, such as an asteroid impact […]

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Russia’s Roskomnadzor Watchdog Blocks 6 VPN Providers

Russian communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has restricted another six VPN providers. The agency says the platforms have facilitated access to information that is banned in the Russian Federation. Roskomnadzor is also whitelisting certain VPN services that operate in accordance with the law and are used by Russian companies. Roskomnadzor Bans More VPN Platforms in Russia Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media, Roskomnadzor, has restricted access to another batch of VPN service providers. In accordance with a government decree issued in February 2020, […]

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Binance limits SGD product offerings in Singapore amid regulatory warnings

The Monetary Authority of Singapore placed Binance on its investor alert list on Sept.1 amid signs that the crypto exchange may have violated local payments laws. Global cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced Sunday that it will roll back product offerings in Singapore amid warnings from financial regulators that the company may have violated payments laws.  Beginning Sept. 9, Singaporeans will no longer be able to trade cryptocurrencies or receive payments denominated in the Singapore dollar, better known as SGD, according to a Sunday blog post. The Binance mobile […]

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Bitcoin Market Dominance Dips Down to 40% While Ethereum and Other Crypto Market Caps Swell

While bitcoin prices have risen in value during the last two weeks, bitcoin dominance levels have slipped to lows not seen since the June 6 low of 41%, and the dip to 39.97% on May 16, 2021. Depending on the crypto market price aggregator leveraged, bitcoin’s dominance has been between 39.99% to 41.52%. Meanwhile, as bitcoin’s dominance has dropped significantly, crypto-asset markets like ethereum, cardano, binance coin, and tether have seen market dominance, in terms of overall valuation, steadily increase among the 10,000+ coins in existence today. […]

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