Monthly Archives: January 2022

President Biden sends CFTC nominations to Senate

With the addition of Caroline Pham’s and Summer Mersinger’s names sent to the Senate for confirmation, the U.S. president has the opportunity to completely reshape the CFTC leadership. The White House has officially submitted President Joe Biden’s nominations to fill two seats at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with the upcoming departure of another commissioner. In a Friday announcement, the White House said it had sent Citi managing director Caroline Pham’s and Summer Mersinger’s names to the Senate for confirmation. Mersinger previously served as chief of staff […]

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Ertha Partners with Cryowar

Ertha, one of the most highly-anticipated metaverse projects, recently launched it’s native ERTHA token to much success on Huobi Primelist. The play-to-earn game made huge progress in 2021 and is now poised to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to fans of NFT gaming later this year. Thanks to the project’s meteoric rise, Ertha has attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in DeFi, bringing about high-profile investments and now, a valuable partnership with a team well renowned for its glowing reputation within the game development community. […]

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Vitalik Buterin gives thumbs down to cross-chain applications

Ethereum’s co-founder cites “fundamental security limits of bridges” as the key reason for his disapproval. In a Reddit post on Friday, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), outlined critical security concerns surrounding cross-chain bridges in the blockchain ecosystem. As told by Buterin, storing native assets directly-chain (Ethereum on Ethereum, Solana on Solana, etc.) provides a certain degree of immunity against 51% attacks. Even if hackers manage to censor or reverse transactions, they cannot propose blocks to take away one’s crypto. The rule also applies to the […]

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Cosmos ecosystem tokens rally after Evmos promises Ethereum interoperability

IRIS, SCRT and AKT are among the Cosmos ecosystem assets that turned bullish in anticipation of Ethereum interoperability via Evmos. The wider cryptocurrency market is facing another day of volatility and selling on Jan. 7 as Bitcoin (BTC) bears managed to break bull support at $42,000. The price of Bitcoin was pushed to a daily low of $40,620 before resources were exhausted.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro shows that four of the top seven gainers of the day are part of the growing Cosmos Hub. This ecosystem […]

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Mozilla ‘Pauses the Ability to Donate Crypto’ After Complaints and ‘Environmental Impact’ Considerations

On December 31, the software community founded in 1998, Mozilla, announced it was accepting crypto-asset donations via Bitpay. However, shortly after the announcement, a number of people complained about the decision the company made. A week later, Mozilla has announced it is backing away from digital currency acceptance for now and has “paused the ability to donate cryptocurrency.” Mozilla Revealed Crypto Acceptance Last Week and Quickly Backed Away After Backlash Last week, Mozilla, the current owners of the Gecko layout engine, the Thunderbird email client, and the […]

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Here are the most predictable tokens of 2021 – for those who knew where to look

Some crypto assets are more likely than others to show recurring behavior — and there is a way for savvy traders to capitalize on that. Digital assets’ past performance is never a guarantee of future price movement. There are never two identical situations in the crypto marketplace, so even historically similar patterns of a token’s behavior can be followed by starkly different price action charts. Still, crypto assets’ individual history of price action often rhymes, giving those who can ready this history right a massive edge over […]

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Here’s how Terra traders use arbitrage to profit from LUNA and bLUNA

Clever traders have learned to capitalize on lucrative arbitrage opportunities that occasionally manifest in Terra’s LUNA and bLUNA tokens. The end of the year is normally a time to wind down and prepare for the holiday season, but the last few weeks of 2021 saw a crypto market that showed no signs of resting.  One of the headline-grabbing stories related to Terra reaching an all-time high in terms of the total value locked (TVL), and the project surpassed Binance Smart Chain (BSC) as the second-largest decentralized finance […]

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Finance Redefined: Terra expanding UST and LUNA, and Aave Arc seeks institutional adoption, Dec. 31–Jan. 7

Terra Research presented a governance proposal to expand the influence of UST and LUNA, Aave Arc launched a DeFi pool for whitelisted projects, and WonderFi Tech purchased First Ledger Corp for $162 million — all coming to you in this week’s Finance Redefined. Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance newsletter. The new year is upon us, and the expectations for DeFi innovation, utility and mainstream adoption are greater than ever. Read on to hear about the inaugural stories of 2022. Reading this article, you’re […]

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Interest in Bitcoin and Ethereum Slides According to Google Trends Data, NFT Queries Skyrocket

While bitcoin, non-fungible token (NFT) assets, ethereum, and cryptocurrencies had an incredible year in 2021, none of the trends made it into Google’s “Year in Search” review. Currently, interest in bitcoin, in terms of Google searches has dropped considerably since the week of May 16th through the 22nd of last year. Search trends for the term “bitcoin” have slid 72% since it scored the highest score of 100 last May to today’s score of 28. Worldwide Search Queries for ‘Bitcoin,’ ‘Ethereum,’ and ‘Cryptocurrency’ Continue to Slide Interest […]

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Why Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto Was Giordano Bruno

The pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, like Giordano Bruno, also challenged government-backed, violence-enforced dogma. The invention of Bitcoin comes after decades of hard work, persecution by the government and the relentless perseverance of the cypherpunks. Satoshi was humble enough to stand on the shoulders of cypherpunk giants and use many existing, first principle design parameters to help him/her/they create Bitcoin. Satoshi and the cypherpunks’ efforts are reminiscent and analogous to the valiant efforts of a different type of scientist, astronomers, to prove through first principle methods that the […]

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