Monthly Archives: December 2021

SEC delays spot Bitcoin ETF decisions, Nike enters Metaverse arena, and a crypto exchange gets hacked: Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 12-18

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 Russia to decide between blanket crypto ban and legalizing exchanges in 2022 A recent report shows that Russia could potentially see a countrywide ban on cryptocurrency. Alternatively, its possible that crypto trading via regulated exchanges may continue under strict oversight. On the one […]

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A tale of two NFTs: Could Bored Ape Yacht Club flip CryptoPunks?

Crypto Twitter has been discussing whether the Bored Ape Yacht Club floor price will eventually flip CryptoPunks, but what are the key factors driving the discussion? Rising from its modest minting price of 0.08 Ether (ETH), Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has climbed to nonfungible-token (NFT) stardom, competing with one of the earliest examples of Larva Labs CryptoPunk NFT.  Given its steady but amplified growth, BAYC has many crypto natives speculating that its collection will eventually “flip” CryptoPunks, and there are several reasons to back it. Tip-toeing […]

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Swiss Bank Seba Launches Regulated Gold Token, Aims to Bolster ‘Digital Ownership of Physical Gold’

On December 15, FINMA-licensed Swiss bank, Seba, announced the launch of a gold token that can be delivered in physical form, on-demand, at any time from the firm’s partner refineries. Seba believes the token can be leveraged as a compliant stablecoin “backed by responsibly sourced gold.” Swiss Bank Introduces ‘Seba Bank Gold Token’ Backed by Physical Gold Stored at Partner Refineries Switzerland-based crypto bank Seba has introduced a number of new crypto products this year, like adding decentralized finance (defi) tokens to the company’s product lineup. In […]

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Turkey’s Inflation Is An Example Of Why We Need Bitcoin

Increasingly expensive groceries, wages unable to keep up and desperation amongst the people are proof of the necessity of decentralized currency. Turkey is a cautionary tale and perhaps a harbinger of things to come for other countries with weakening currencies. The Turkish lira has fallen by nearly 45% against the dollar so far this year and has plummeted as much as 20% in one week. Economists believe that Turkey could be on the brink of hyperinflation as year-to-year Consumer Price Index could end up over 30% in […]

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Listing frenzy! Coinbase adds nearly 100 crypto assets for trading in 2021

DeFi projects, decentralized exchange tokens, stablecoins and NFT gaming: What underpins Coinbase’s extensive token-listing activity this year? As of today, Coinbase has 139 tradable assets. The exchange added a whopping 83 assets to its trading list in 2021, nearly double the number of assets it had accumulated in the eight years since its founding.  Is this rapid expansion a simple cash-grab? Are any of these lesser-known tokens and coins securities? Is this irresponsible or overly ambitious? What does this rapid expansion of assets by Coinbase mean? A […]

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Crypto Wealth Manager Vaneck Launches Polygon and Avalanche Investment Offerings

The wealth manager Vaneck has announced it has expanded its exchange-traded note (ETN) offerings to support the tokens polygon and avalanche. The two ETNs follow five previously launched funds in Europe that allow investors to gain exposure to leading digital assets. Vaneck Adds Polygon and Avalanche to Its List of Cryptocurrency ETNs Vaneck has announced the launch of two ETNs that leverage the crypto assets polygon (MATIC) and avalanche (AVAX). The ETNs represent shares of either AVAX or MATIC and the funds are fully collateralized. “Vaneck expands […]

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Traders delay $100K Bitcoin prediction, but still expect a blow-off top in 2022

$100,000 BTC is probably not happening, but analysts are hopeful that BTC can end the year above $50,000 and kick off early 2022 with a new all-time high. Bullish traders that drank the “Bitcoin to $100,000 by year-end” Kool-Aid are now coming to terms with the fact that there may be no Santa Claus rally to wrap up 2021. At the moment, the pipe dream has morphed into simple hopes that the top cryptocurrency can at least finish the year above $50,000.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro […]

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Cure for the itch: Deputizing blockchain to fight public corruption

If corrupt government officials try to delete files on the blockchain, “any change will be noticed immediately by other participants.” Puerto Rico recently announced that it may be looking for a blockchain solution to fight government corruption, particularly after a Puerto Rican mayor pleaded guilty to accepting a cash bribe of more than $100,000.  But could a distributed digital ledger really make an impact in the unincorporated United States territory’s struggle against public fraud and wrongdoing? It might if it were done in tandem with other public […]

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Indian Central Bank RBI Favors Complete Crypto Ban, Says Partial Ban Won’t Work

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has reportedly told the central board of directors that it favors a complete ban on cryptocurrencies, stating that a partial ban will not work. The central bank reiterates that it has serious concerns regarding crypto. Meanwhile, the Indian government is reportedly making additional changes to the crypto bill. RBI Wants a Blanket Ban on Crypto, Says a Partial Ban Won’t Work The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) held the 592nd meeting of the central board of directors Friday […]

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Overheated DOGE: 5 times crypto traders were warned before their assets tanked

Short and sweet — that’s how you trade a crypto asset in danger of printing a giant red candle… Everybody loves a crypto bull market, but every green wave inevitably gives way to periods of sideways or downward movement. Skilled traders know that these phases of the market cycle can be rife with profit opportunities, too. Anticipating not only a digital asset’s upward price movements, but downturns and corrections can be useful when deciding on when to exit a position and lock in gains, as well helping […]

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