Monthly Archives: December 2021

Finance Redefined: Two DeFi hacks top $120M, and $500M Algo Fund launches, Nov. 26–Dec. 3

MonoX and BadgerDAO suffer callous security attacks, Borderless Capital opens a $500-million fund to advance Algorand’s ecosystem, and Iota is to launch Assembly in early 2022 — all coming to you in this week’s Finance Redefined. Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance newsletter. A week packed with positive advancements in the DeFi space including nine-figure fund raises, successful product launches and soaring token prices was somewhat tarnished by the news of two severe security exploits. Read on to get the full scope of developments […]

More info Reveals Non-Fungible Token Marketplace and NFT Explorer

The crypto firm is joining the slew of digital currency exchanges that have launched non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces in recent times. On December 2, the company announced it is launching the NFT marketplace, and select users can sign up for beta access today. NFT Marketplace Launches Beta Access Non-fungible token (NFT) assets have become a billion-dollar industry and it seems like this technology will be a mainstay for years to come. As the NFT hype grows exponentially in 2021, a number of crypto-asset exchanges […]

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Marathon’s Bitcoin Production Fell In November Due To Maintenance Work On Power Plant

The bitcoin miner produced 196 BTC in November, down from 417.7 in the month before. Marathon Digital Holdings mined less bitcoin in November than in the previous month as maintenance and upgrades to its Hardin, Montana, facility led to a reduction in its hashrate capacity. The miner produced 196 BTC last month, while October had yielded 417.7 new coins; Marathon now holds about 7,649.1 bitcoin with a fair market value of approximately $437.4 million. “While these upgrades caused our miners in Hardin to operate below capacity in […]

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US Treasury Secretary Yellen Says She’s Undecided Whether the Fed Should Issue Digital Currency

The U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that she has not made up her mind about whether the Fed should issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC). “There are some benefits” to a digital dollar, Yellen said, but noted that “there are also meaningful costs.” Janet Yellen Has Not Decided Whether the Fed Should Develop a Digital Dollar Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday during an interview at the Reuters Next conference that she has not formed an opinion about whether the Federal Reserve should create a […]

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The Remnant, The Parasite And The Masses

Members of the Remnant are inclined toward Bitcoin, while the other classes of society, the parasites and masses, remain antagonistic or ignorant. A Psychological Analysis Of The Core Archetypes In September 2021, I wrote a piece called “Bitcoiners Are The Remnant, The Masses Don’t Matter.” It was inspired by the incredible 1930s essay by Albert J Nock, “Isaiah’s Job.” In it, I covered the differentiation between two broad archetypes, (the Remnant and the masses) and made the case for why Bitcoiners are the former, while the general, […]

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US infrastructure law could brace up digital assets — but first some fixes

Assuming a fix for its troublesome language, the bill might eventually prove a boon — another sign “digital assets are here to stay.” Back in August, there were some dire warnings about what the Biden Administration’s proposed infrastructure bill might do to the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector by driving crypto miners out of the United States, crippling America’s leadership role, etc. In response, the crypto industry mobilized a full-court-lobbying press on lawmakers. However, it was too late to excise the troubling digital-asset language, and, in November, the […]

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0x expands partnership with Celo to distribute $4.5M to DAO ecosystem

The two firms were part of a consortium of DeFi projects that founded the financial inclusion and education initiative DeFi for the People in August. 0x protocol and Celo blockchain have announced a joint partnership to allocate $4.5 million — consisting of $3 million CELO and $1.5 million ZRX — towards the growth of 0x’s ecosystem via its community-centric decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). The news follows an agreement penned in mid-November between the two firms to integrate a zero-cost 0x API functionality on the Celo blockchain to […]

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WisdomTree launches four cryptocurrency indices in US and Europe

The indices will provide investors with direct exposure to large-cap cryptocurrencies, altcoins, DeFi services, and more. On Friday, WisdomTree, a financial institution with over $76 billion in assets under management, announced it had created four cryptocurrency indices in the United States and Europe to provide diversified portfolio exposure to investors. The move comes in collaboration with Ritholtz Wealth Management, OnRamp, and Gemini. In the U.S., WisdomTree will launch the RWM WisdomTree Crypto Index. And in Europe, WisdomTree is advancing the WisdomTree Crypto Mega Cap Equal Weight (MEGA), […]

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Discussing Federated Chaumian Mints On Lightning

A group of Lightning network experts explore the scalability properties of federated chaumian mints. Watch This Episode on YouTube Listen To This Episode: Spotify Apple Google Libsyn Overcast [0:07] P: Really looking forward to this one. Yeah. This is obviously Bitcoin Magazine Twitter Spaces. We do these multiple times a week, but today, we’re going to be talking about the Lightning Network and federated chamian mints and what they mean, what they are, why they’re interesting. This is a recorded conversation, and it will be released on […]

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India’s Cabinet Note Indicates No Crypto Ban — Government Will Regulate Crypto Assets: Report

India is no longer planning to ban cryptocurrency, a cabinet note circulated by the government reportedly indicates. Activities relating to crypto assets will be regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Crypto Will Not Be Banned in India, Cabinet Note Indicates Despite reports of the Indian government planning to ban cryptocurrencies, NDTV reported Thursday that a cabinet note circulated by the government indicates that cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin and ether, will not be banned. Emphasizing that cryptocurrency is not recognized as legal currency in India, […]

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