Monthly Archives: December 2021

Twitch Co-Founder Justin Kan Launches Gaming-Centric NFT Marketplace Fractal

The co-founder of Twitch, Justin Kan launched a gaming-centric non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace called Fractal on December 30. Fractal’s focus is on NFTs with video game utility and the project launched an NFT collection called “Fractals,” a 100,000 unique snowflakes that give users benefits while using the primary and secondary NFT marketplace. Twitch Co-Founder Launches Fractal NFT Market On December 30, the co-founder of Twitch, Justin Kan, told his 245,600 Twitter followers that he launched an NFT marketplace called Fractal. Kan also tweeted about the Fractals NFT […]

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What If… We’re Right About Bitcoin?

Entering 2022 with the clown world simulation shifting into ever-higher gears, it’s worth remembering why we’re here and why Bitcoin is worth fighting for. So what if we’re wrong? The real question is: What if we’re right? The Humanity-Altering Potential Of Bitcoin As we enter 2022, we should all stop and marvel at how far Bitcoin has come over the past 13 years. What started as a white paper has grown through infancy and into a healthy, robust, adolescent global phenomenon. Against the backdrop of clown world […]

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Bitcoin price reverses gains on New Year’s Eve; hodlers continue stacking sats

BTC price dipped below $46,000 after seeing highs north of $48,500 earlier in the day. Leading altcoins also turned lower. Bitcoin (BTC) and the broader cryptocurrency market turned lower later in the day on Dec. 31, erasing intraday gains to cap off a highly successful year on a weaker note.  Market Update BTC price fell below $46,000 on Dec. 31 and was last seen hovering below that level, according to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView. The flagship cryptocurrency is down over 5% from its intraday […]

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Metaverse NYE Parties: Decentraland New Year’s Eve Bash to Recreate One Times Square, Paris Hilton to DJ in Roblox

There’s a New Year’s Eve fiesta in the metaverse called the Metafest 2022 Global Party hosted by the real estate firm Jamestown and the crypto investment firm Digital Currency Group (DCG) in Decentraland. According to the announcement, the owner of One Times Square, Jamestown will recreate the iconic site in Decentraland for the 2022 ball drop. NYE Meets the Metaverse There’s New Year’s Eve ball drop celebration taking place in the Decentraland metaverse and it’s hosted by the real estate firm Jamestown and Digital Currency Group (DCG). […]

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How Bubbles, Price And COVID-19 Changed Bitcoin for Me

Bitcoin is not a bubble. It’s the monetary escape hatch we need now that the COVID-19 cat is out of the bag. I trained as a financial historian. My academic work focused on banks and financial markets in the past, and I was always fascinated by iconic bubbles of financial history — the tulip mania, the financial boom of the 1690s, the South Sea Company and Britain’s many financial panics in the 19th century. I wrote a thesis on the 1847 commercial crisis. I analyzed financial returns […]

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Cointelegraph Consulting: Crypto events of 2021 in retrospect

With 2021 coming to a close, it might go down as the year that brought the most mainstream attention to cryptocurrencies. The year 2021 is coming to a close, and if there’s one way to describe how the cryptocurrency industry fared in the past 12 months, it would be momentous growth.  Major cryptocurrencies shattered previous records, adoption grew, new sectors sprouted and novel blockchain use cases made significant breakthroughs. The Market Insight’s latest edition recalls the events covered in past issues as well as deep-dive topics in […]

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Bitcoin Is A One-Way Hash Function

Bitcoin offers an irreversible digital property function that prior to its invention simply did not exist. Understanding Bitcoin is a one-way hash function should make sense because a hash function cannot be reversed. Once you understand that, it is hard to go back to thinking otherwise. The secure hash algorithm or SHA-256 puts Bitcoin in a different lane, where you can share your bitcoin address without risking the security of your funds. But there is so much more. A one-way hash function is a mathematical function that […]

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NFTs find true utility with the advent of the Metaverse in 2021

Nonfungible tokens have one of the biggest innovations that have spread across the cryptoverse in 2021. The Metaverse is set to push its utility further in 2022. The growth of NFTs has shot to the next level in terms of popularity and finding acceptance from the crypto community and the mainstream alike. Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) that were initially thought to be a bubble are now expanding their coverage across the cryptoverse. According to a report by DappRadar, the NFT market has had its best year, generating over […]

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Estonia’s new AML laws set to clamp down on crypto industry

The new guidelines reportedly expand the definition of Virtual Asset Service Providers to include DApps, ICOs and related services. Beginning in February, Estonia is set to introduce sweeping changes to its definition of Virtual Asset Service Providers, or VASPs, to include several cryptocurrency-related services — a move that could impact Bitcoin (BTC) ownership in the country — according to European compliance specialist Sumsub. On Sept. 21, the Estonian Ministry of Finance published a draft bill to update the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act (the AML […]

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SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Adds Crypto Adviser to Executive Staff

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has added a number of advisers to Chairman Gary Gensler’s executive staff. Among them is Corey Frayer, who advises Gensler on “SEC policymaking and interagency work relating to the oversight of crypto assets.” SEC Has New Adviser for the Oversight of Crypto Assets The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Thursday the appointments of Corey Frayer, Phil Havenstein, Jennifer Songer, and Jorge Tenreiro to Chairman Gary Gensler’s executive staff. The announcement details: Corey Frayer advises Chair Gensler on SEC […]

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