Monthly Archives: October 2021

Microeconomics And Fiat: The Bear Case For The U.S. Dollar

Economics demands that the dollar continue its long journey to a value of zero. Written September 15, 2021 The goal of this article is to unite and create a coherent argument around the basic microeconomic idea of price equals marginal cost (P=MC), of fiat money as a product, and how bitcoin relates to these two. I must warn all readers that this is just a frame of thought, or, as Steve Jobs would have put it “connecting the dots.” It is by no means a finished concept, […]

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World’s Largest Monero Accepting Darknet Market Reveals Retirement Plan — White House Admins Say DNM ‘Reached Its Goal’

One of the largest darknet markets (DNM), White House, announced the market is retiring as the DNM’s administrators say the team has reached its goal. After revealing the retirement plan, White House admins explained that user registration and orders have been disabled. Darknet Market White House Plans to Close Its Doors Soon, User Registration and Orders Have Been Disabled When the DNM Dark Market was seized by global law enforcement, White House marketplace became the second-largest DNM just below the Russian darknet behemoth Hydra. White House also […]

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Morgan Stanley acquires more GBTC, Alibaba to halt crypto mining gear sales, and a possible scenario for $6 million BTC: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 26-Oct. 2

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 DOGE co-founder sets sights on Ethereum bridge and NFTs for mass adoption Billy Markus, the co-founder of the beloved Dogecoin (DOGE), emphasized the importance of completing an Ethereum-to-Dogecoin bridge on Thursday, citing that the asset could be integrated for payments on Ethereum-based NFT […]

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Building a better stock market: Tokenized shares bridge trading gap on blockchain

Blockchain tech allows for the creation of a community-governed system that is fundamentally incompatible with traditional finance. The dramatic short squeeze of the stock of video game retailer GameStop this January was the moment when r/WallStreetBets finally transformed from a humble Reddit forum into a financial force that can no longer be ignored. But lost among the memes, trading app drama and hand-wringing over the sanctity of the stock market was one surprising outcome: GameStop’s share price didn’t just rise — the company actually listened to its […]

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Federal Reserve Chairman Powell Says No Intention to Ban or Limit Use of Cryptocurrencies

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed during a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee that he has no intention to ban or limit the use of cryptocurrencies. He also commented on the regulation of stablecoins. Powell Says ‘No Intention to Ban’ Crypto The chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Jerome Powell, talked about cryptocurrency, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDC) during a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee Thursday. The main focus of the meeting, however, was the Federal […]

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Bitcoin Is The Ultimate Paradigm Shift

Upon understanding it, Bitcoin fundamentally changes the way people see the future of money. For millions, bitcoin equates to hope — for others, it’s an end to centralized control of people’s money — and for some it’s both. I was introduced to Bitcoin in 2017 by a work colleague who stated this technology would be the future of money, but I didn’t understand much about it at the time. It’s hard to understand the conviction needed to survive the roller coaster ride and the subsequent rabbit hole […]

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Actions speak: China’s crypto ban may reveal digital yuan CBDC goals

China’s ban on cryptocurrencies causes a mild slump, but recovering from this FUD is not new for crypto as China’s motives come under the scanner. Chinese regulatory authorities gave yet another shock to the cryptoverse by imposing a ban on all cryptocurrency transactions on Sept. 24. This measure came just as the market was beginning to recover from the government’s June prohibition on cryptocurrency mining activities. The fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) that resulted from the ban caused Bitcoin (BTC) to crash nearly 9% within five hours, […]

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Coinbase Reveals Massive Hack of User Accounts: Over 6,000 Customers Lost Funds

The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has disclosed that at least 6,000 users were victims of a hacking campaign to gain unauthorized access to the accounts of Coinbase customers. The hackers also took advantage of a flaw in Coinbase’s SMS Account Recovery process to gain access to user accounts. Cryptocurrencies of at Least 6,000 Coinbase Customers Stolen by Hackers Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase reportedly informed over 6,000 customers this week that their accounts had been compromised and funds were removed. A copy of the letter is posted on the […]

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Private distributed ledger technology or public blockchain?

Is every chain of blocks a blockchain? What is the fundamental difference between private and public networks? Some people think that permissioned distributed ledger technology can perform better than open blockchain because it is tweaked to address the issues of the latter. Such systems are also called “permissioned blockchain,” as if blockchain is a high-level concept and “permissioned” is one of its variants. But this statement is controversial and down below, you will come to understand why. Is “permissioned” decentralized? There are a lot of other options […]

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October’s Historical Bitcoin Price Trend Extends Hope for a Renewed Bull Run to End the Year

Bitcoin logged price losses once again for the crypto asset’s fifth consecutive September in its lifetime, but as soon as the month ended, billions of dollars came back into the crypto economy. Metrics show that while September has consistently been a bad month for bitcoin, October, on the other hand, has traditionally been a good month for bitcoin since 2013. Bitcoin Has Been Profitable in October 77% of the Time In 2020, the price of bitcoin (BTC) closed the month of September at around $10,750 per unit […]

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