Monthly Archives: December 2021

Bitcoin gains $1.5K in under an hour as BTC price erases days of downtrend

Bitcoin rises above $48,500 in a show of strength as over $6 billion of options expires. Bitcoin (BTC) put in an early end-of-year flourish on Dec. 31 as an upward boost saw BTC/USD retake $48,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Options expiry fades Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD abruptly gaining over $1,500 in a single hour on Friday. A refreshing counterpoint to several days of downtrend, the move gave a taste of what could happen in a crypto market where liquidity is […]

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Shanghai includes metaverse in its development plan

Shanghai’s five-year plan calls for the use of a metaverse in public services, businesses, entertainment and industrial manufacturing. Shanghai, China’s most crowded city, is looking for ways to use a metaverse in public services over the next five years. Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology’s five-year development plan for the electronic information industry listed four frontiers for exploration, and one of them is the metaverse. According to a CNBC report, the paper called for promoting the metaverse’s use in public services, business offices, social leisure, industrial […]

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Kazakhstan Mulls Nuclear Power to Deal With Electricity Shortages Blamed on Crypto Miners

The government in Kazakhstan is considering building a nuclear power plant to overcome an electricity deficit allegedly caused by the booming crypto mining industry. Problems with power supply are driving away miners that saw the Central Asian country as a new home when China recently cracked down on the industry. NPP Project Revived Amid Short Supply of Energy for Crypto Mining Sector in Kazakhstan Authorities in Kazakhstan are now thinking of implementing a decade-old plan to construct a nuclear power plant (NPP) in order to solve the […]

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Bitcoin sees ‘non-stop’ end-of-year buying as 10K BTC leaves Coinbase in a single day

Coinbase users appear hungry for coins as a trading firm forecasts a “major flippening” in BTC ownership coming in January. Almost 10,000 Bitcoin (BTC) left major United States-based exchange Coinbase on Dec. 30 in a sign that investor appetite is returning to the sphere.  Data from on-chain monitoring resource Coinglass shows Coinbase’s professional trading arm, Coinbase Pro, shedding 9,925 BTC in the 24 hours to New Year’s Eve. Binance adds 66,000 BTC in December The buy-in, which runs in contrast to rising or flat balances on other […]

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Fractal: 110K join Discord of Twitch founder’s new NFT gaming marketplace

After launching the Fractal NFT gaming marketplace, Twitch co-founder Justin Kan labeled NFTs as the “future of gaming.” Twitch co-founder Justin Kan launched a new blockchain gaming-focused NFT marketplace yesterday dubbed Fractal. Fractal’s Discord group has since amassed more than 111,000 members, despite only being announced two weeks ago. At the time of writing, it appears that the most significant sale on the platform so far was for a Baby Scoot NFT that went for 4 Solana (SOL) worth roughly $680. The Solana-based marketplace enables users to […]

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Bitcoin Treasuries List Claims 59 Companies and a Handful of Countries Hold 1.49 Million BTC

304 days or roughly nine months ago, 42 companies held bitcoin on their balance sheet with an aggregate total of 1,350,073 bitcoin on March 1, 2021. Today, metrics indicate there are 59 companies, a few countries, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with 1,499,493 bitcoin held in treasuries. Private and Public Companies, ETFs, and Countries — Treasuries List Highlights 59 Firms With Bitcoin on Their Balance Sheets Over the last 12 months, a great number of companies have disclosed that they have added bitcoin (BTC) to the firm’s balance […]

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Cross chain DeFi hub Umee raises $32M with Coinlist token sale

The Cosmos-inspired DeFi platform Umee set records for a Coinlist public sale with nearly one million unique applicants and 63,000 total contributors. Cross chain DeFi hub Umee’s token sale on Coinlist has broken the record for user interest on the platform and concluded with nearly $32 million raised. Coinlist reported that more than 922,000 Coinlist accounts had registered for options 1 and 2 of the UMME token sale, which is the highest number ever for a token sale on the platform. In the end around 63,000 accounts […]

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Eth2’s Rocket Pool reaches $350M TVL and 635 node operators in five weeks

“In the staking market, there was significant latent demand for a decentralized option — it just needed our launch to spark an inferno,” said Rocket Pool general manager Darren Langley. Rocket Pool, a decentralized Ethereum 2.0 staking platform has surpassed $350 million worth of total value locked (TVL) within five weeks of its official launch. The project aims to remove the barriers to entry for Eth2 stakers and node operators. It allows any user to run a node for 16 ETH ($59,000), which is half of the […]

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Finance Redefined: Polygon fixes $24B bug, Hoskinson optimistic for Cardano in 2022, Dec. 24–31

This week’s Finance Redefined features the latest developments concerning Polygon, Interlay, Bent Finance and Grim Finance. Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance newsletter. As the calendar year comes to an end, Cardano’s personable leader Charles Hoskinson shares a message of optimism, unity and collaboration for the future of crypto. As a gesture of goodwill for the holiday season, this week our long-form DeFi newsletter will be published in full here as an article alongside the regular email. Subscribe below for full access to next […]

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Indian Regulator SEBI Wants Mutual Funds to Stay Away From Crypto Investments Until Legislation Is Finalized

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has reportedly asked mutual fund companies not to get involved or invest in any type of crypto asset-based investments until the Indian government has come up with cryptocurrency legislation. SEBI Asks Mutual Fund Companies to Wait for Crypto Legislation The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Ajay Tyagi, reportedly said Tuesday that the market regulator does not want mutual fund companies to get involved or invest in any type of crypto asset-based new fund offers […]

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