Monthly Archives: January 2022

An Open Letter On Bitcoin To Tesla And Elon Musk

The Bitcoin Magazine Policy Team invites Tesla and Elon Musk to reconsider their stance on the environmental impact of bitcoin. Dear Tesla and Elon Musk, In February 2021, Tesla became an industry leader in Bitcoin by accepting payment alongside Microsoft, PayPal, Starbucks, Overstock and Twitch. As Bitcoin users and supporters, we were obviously disappointed in May when Tesla announced that it would no longer accept bitcoin and only accept fiat currencies. Much has been written on the issues of this currency, such as assisting organized crime, untraceability […]

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5 NFT marketplaces that could topple OpenSea in 2022

OpenSea surged as the reigning NFT marketplace in 2021 despite community criticism. Here are five rivals that could potentially top it in 2022. OpenSea has been the dominant decentralized platform for users looking to mint, buy, sell and trade nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Serving more as an NFT aggregator than a gallery, OpenSea locked in $3.25 billion in volume for December 2021 alone, according to data from Dune Analytics and from December 2020 to December 2021, the total volume increased by a whopping 90,968%. No stranger to contention […]

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Mai Capital Predicts Tough Year for Crypto — Expects Bitcoin and Ethereum to Do Well Once Regulations Come Into Focus

Mai Capital Management’s chief equity strategist and regional president, Chris Grisanti, has predicted that this year will be tough for crypto largely due to regulations. However, he expects established cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ether, to “do quite well” once regulations come into focus. Equity Strategist’s Crypto Predictions Mai Capital Management’s Chris Grisanti shared his outlook for the cryptocurrency market in an interview with CNBC Thursday. Grisanti, CFA, is chief equity strategist and regional president of Mai Capital Management, a wealth management firm that provides planning and […]

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Bitcoin As A Divine Idea

Looking at what’s previously been defined as “divine,” Bitcoin the technology and ideological identity fits many of the criteria. Bitcoin As A Divine Idea Source: @Metamick14 Bitcoin As Divine Bitcoin is divine. And with all things divine, us humans form religions that try to understand the divine and venerate it, especially because of the difficulty of comprehending it in full. There is extensive literature that describes Bitcoin as a living organism (Gigi, Quittem). These perspectives reveal that Bitcoin “grows, reproduces, inherits and passes on traits, uses energy to […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, LINK, ICP, LEO, ONE

LINK, ICP, LEO and ONE could rebound if traders sense that Bitcoin’s selling is near completion. Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins remain under pressure as supports give way and bears sell at each rally attempt. This negative sentiment pulled the Crypto Fear & Greed Index to 10/100 on Jan. 8, one of its lowest readings ever. In comparison, 2021 had started on a bullish note with the reading hitting levels of 93/100, indicating “extreme greed.” This weak opening in the new year has not unnerved Bloomberg […]

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Blockstream’s 2021 In Review: How Bitcoin’s Biggest Infrastructure Company Grew Last Year

The team at Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream reflects on its exceptional growth in 2021, which mirrored Bitcoin’s own. 2021 was a tremendous year for Blockstream and the Bitcoin ecosystem in general. Thanks to our talented and dedicated team of Bitcoiners, we continue to be at the vanguard of many of the industry’s most influential and cutting-edge projects. In the spirit of the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of our most ambitious undertakings in 2021 their impact, and where they currently stand. Growing With Bitcoin […]

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Wind-Breaking NFTs: Reality Star Who Made $200K Selling Farts in Mason Jars Launches NFT Collection

Just recently the reality star, American Youtuber, and Tiktoker Stephanie Matto made international headlines after raising $200K from selling her farts contained in mason jars online. After Matto had to go to the hospital and after a doctor told her the farting idea was causing her to get hospitalized, she’s decided to sell her fart jars as non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles. Tiktoker Reveals Fart Jars NFT Collection The Youtuber and Tiktoker Stephanie Matto chose an interesting career choice when she decided to sell her farts in mason […]

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Bitcoin crash ahead? Expert warns higher inflation could whip BTC price to $30K

The warning appears against the U.S. Federal Reserve’s intention to tighten its asset purchasing program rapidly, followed by three rate hikes in 2022. Bitcoin (BTC) may end up falling to as low as $30,000 if the U.S. inflation data to be released on Wednesday comes any higher than forecasted, warns Alex Krüger, founder of Aike Capital, a New York-based asset management firm. The market expects the widely-followed consumer price index (CPI) to rise 7.1% for the year through December and 0.4% month-over-month. This surge highlights why the […]

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‘Making a Stronger Impact Artistically’ — An In-Depth Discussion About NFTs With System of a Down’s Serj Tankian

Last month, the lead vocalist of System of a Down, Serj Tankian, hosted an art exhibition with the non-fungible token (NFT) platform and marketplace Curio NFT. The physical and virtual-melded art show was called “Not for Touching” and this week Tankian told Bitcoin.com News that he believes NFT technology has opened new doors for his artistic expression. This week Bitcoin.com News chatted with System of a Down’s (SoaD) lead vocalist, Serj Tankian, about non-fungible token (NFT) tech and how it has given him the ability to express […]

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Even after the pullback, this crypto trading algo’s $100 bag is now worth $20,673

A full year’s worth of observations drive home one simple idea: Crypto assets’ past performance holds a wealth of actionable insight for traders. Exactly one year ago, on Jan. 9, 2021, Cointelegraph launched its subscription-based data intelligence service, Markets Pro. On that day, Bitcoin (BTC) was trading at around $40,200, and today’s price of $41,800 marks a year-to-year increase of 4%. An automated testing strategy based on Markets Pro’s key indicator, the VORTECS™ Score, yielded a 20,573% return on investment over the same period. Here is what […]

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