Monthly Archives: December 2021

What If All The Money Being Printed Went Straight To Bitcoin?

A thought experiment on the value of bitcoin if the Federal Reserve began stacking when bitcoin was created. If you have fallen far enough down the rabbit hole, you know that bitcoin’s supply schedule currently rewards 6.25 new bitcoin every 10 minutes, on average, to miners as a reward for successfully finding a valid nonce and committing a new block of transactions to the blockchain. This distribution schedule, the “block subsidy,” is Satoshi Nakamoto’s solution to the problem, or question, of “how do we fairly distribute this […]

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Bank of Russia Has Tools to Restrict Crypto Investments, Governor Hints

The Central Bank of Russia has reaffirmed its opposition to cryptocurrency investments citing the volatility of the digital assets as a key motive for its conservative stance. Governor Elvira Nabiullina has recently indicated that the regulator has the means to restrict them. Nabiullina Insists Bank of Russia Can Limit Investments in Crypto Assets Russia’s monetary authority does not welcome investments of Russian citizens in cryptocurrencies, the head of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR), Elvira Nabiullina, said during an online press conference this week. She highlighted their […]

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Carbon-neutral Bitcoin? New approach aims to help investors offset BTC carbon emissions

Some crypto businesses are starting to calculate their Bitcoin carbon emissions through developments in new models. Billion-dollar companies across the globe are betting big on Bitcoin (BTC). Recent analysis from European investment manager Nickel Digital Asset Management found that 20 publically listed companies with a market capitalization of over $1 trillion have about $9.6 billion invested in BTC. Individual investors are also taking an increasing interest in the asset. The “Third Annual Bitcoin Investor Study” from Grayscale Research found that demand for Bitcoin has risen tremendously. According […]

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Celebrities that rode the crypto wave in 2021

As crypto adoption continues apace, the world’s rich and famous are taking notice and getting involved in the growing industry. Overshadowing its glory in previous years, the crypto ecosystem managed to maintain a year-long spotlight throughout 2021. Key catalysts include mainstream adoption of Bitcoin (BTC), a meme coin frenzy driven by Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Dogecoin (DOGE), and proactive participation from popular celebrities and authority figures. The year 2021 witnessed a greater inflow of influencers and celebrities to the space than ever before. All the way from […]

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DOGE and SHIB Led the Pack of Meme-Based Assets in 2021, Both Tokens Dominate 85% of the Meme-Coin Economy

The end of 2021 is approaching and the market capitalization of meme-based digital currencies like dogecoin and shiba inu has been extremely prominent this year. In fact, the $46.9 billion worth of meme crypto-assets represents 2% of the $2.32 trillion crypto economy. Dogecoin and shiba inu alone capture roughly 85.28% of the meme crypto market valuation today. Meme-Based Crypto Economy Taps $46 Billion in 2021 It’s been a good year for meme-based crypto assets like dogecoin (DOGE), the OG of meme-based assets, which has seen its market […]

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Inside the blockchain developer’s mind: Proof-of-burn blockchain consensus

Gaining a deeper understanding of a popular — but, meanwhile, widely misunderstood — concept in blockchain technology: the consensus algorithm. Cointelegraph is following the development of an entirely new blockchain from inception to mainnet and beyond through its series, Inside the Blockchain Developer’s Mind. In previous parts, Andrew Levine of Koinos Group discussed some of the challenges the team has faced since identifying the key issues they intend to solve, and outlined three of the “crises” that are holding back blockchain adoption: upgradeability, scalability and governance. This […]

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Hundreds of Millions Worth of ‘Sleeping Bitcoins’ Woke up After BTC’s Mid-November Price High

On Sunday, December 19, a dormant address that received 235 bitcoin in 2013 was activated after more than nine years of sitting idle. Bitcoin’s price has dropped lower after reaching its all-time high on November 10, and throughout December, records show a great number of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ have activated during this period. Dormant Addresses Wake up After Years of Slumber The day that bitcoin (BTC) tapped an all-time price high at $69K per unit on November 10, a miner from 2010 spent 1,000 sleeping bitcoins and […]

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How Sports And Bitcoin Exemplify Low Time Preference And Efficient Energy Expenditure

Sports and Bitcoin both transform energy through low time preference into appreciable proof-of-work rewards. Preface: All human action stems from the desire to increase our supply of accessible energy reserves. Humans act to transform energy from inaccessible to accessible. We seek to acquire energy reserves to provide security for an unpredictable future. The more energy reserves we have access to the higher the likelihood we are able to survive periods of stress or hardship. If our main goal is increasing energy reserves then this can be the […]

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The NFT world is gradually bridging the gap between niche and mainstream

Whether it be celebrities, big brands or corporations, more eyes will come to the NFT space, leading it to mass adoption. It is no secret that nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are still a niche subject. Despite their rapid surge in popularity during 2021, there is still a significant percentage of people who do not know what an NFT is. Reflecting on the graph below, it is evident that a lot of work needs to be done for NFTs to truly hit the mainstream. However, it is clear from […]

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Crypto mainstream adoption: Is it here already? Experts Answer, Part 1

What does mass adoption mean for the blockchain industry? Has it started yet? If not, what could get it going? Yat Siu of Animoca Brands Yat is the executive chairman and co-founder of Animoca Brands, which delivers digital property rights to the world’s gamers and internet users, thereby creating a new asset class, play-to-earn economies and a more equitable digital framework contributing to the building of the open Metaverse. “Although we are still at a relatively early stage of the blockchain adoption curve, we are well on […]

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