Monthly Archives: January 2022

Law Decoded: First-mover advantage in a CBDC conversation, Jan. 10–17

Strong framing move by U.S. Representative Tom Emmer and a looming threat of another crypto ban in Asia: a digest of last week’s top crypto policy stories is here. Last week saw an unlikely first move in the opening narrative battle around a prospective U.S. central bank digital currency: Congressperson Tom Emmer came forward with an initiative to legally restrict the Federal Reserve’s capacity to issue a retail CBDC and take on the role of a retail bank. This could be massively consequential as we are yet […]

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Bitcoin price drops below $42K, but analysts still expect ‘one more impulse’ move

BTC price is back in a free fall as the price drops to $41,600, but analysts are still holding out for “one more upward impulse” move. The wider cryptocurrency market continued to see choppy, sideways price action on Jan. 17 with Bitcoin (BTC) experiencing a midday dip to $41,650. Across the market, trading volumes remain subdued and U.S. financial markets were closed in observation of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  BTC/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Here’s what analysts are saying about Bitcoin’s price action and the […]

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25% of US Adults Plan to Start Investing in Crypto, Survey Shows

A U.S. consumer survey shows that 25% of respondents who currently do not own cryptocurrency plan to start investing in crypto. “2021 was a good year for crypto. Of the respondents that own crypto, more than half reported that they had just started investing in the space within the last year.” ‘2021 Was a Good Year for Crypto’ Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi released a report titled “Crypto Perception Report 2022” Thursday. The report includes “an in-depth survey to learn how the average person views cryptocurrencies, their thoughts on […]

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ADALend: A New Perspective On Native Cardano DeFi From the Eyes of ADALend’s CEO

A scalable, trustless, and decentralized lending protocol called ADALend is being developed to allow users to operate in a self-governed environment. They made a commitment from the beginning to build natively on the Cardano blockchain, which will allow the lending platform to aggregate protocols that support business models that provide economic support to billions of customers. According to a recent interview with Kaspars Koskins, CEO at ADALend, The company will be an innovative platform to lend digital assets backed by the technology of smart contracts. The platform […]

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From tuk tuks to COVID tests, YouTuber tests Bitcoin use cases across multiple countries

Under the handle “Paco De La India”, the YouTuber said he planned to visit 40 countries, often using Bitcoin transactions to pay for everything he needed. A YouTuber started a journey in September to see whether he could survive solely on Bitcoin as a means of payment while traveling to 40 different countries. Speaking to Cointelegraph on Monday, YouTuber Paco De La India — or “Paco from India” — said though the spread of omicron had somewhat altered his original travel plans, he was still surprised at […]

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Down, but not out: Here’s why Theta could be a breakout star in 2022

THETA price is more than 73% down from its all-time high, but there are still a handful of reasons why traders might consider keeping an eye on the project. 2021 was a rollercoaster ride for many projects in the cryptocurrency market but as is the nature of crypto, many tokens hit new all-time highs and then spent the following months drifting lower as the hype surrounding the project faded and traders moved into greener pastures. This is exactly what happened with Theta, a decentralized broadcasting platform that […]

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15 Privacy Coins See Double-Digit Weekly Gains, Monero Jumps 13%, Secret Gains 50%

Despite the fact that regulations have tightened and bureaucrats worldwide are scrutinizing cryptocurrency usage, a few privacy coins have jumped considerably higher in value over the last week. Monero jumped 13% during the last seven days, while the token secret increased 50%, and dusk spiked by 47% this past week. Monero, Secret, Dusk Network Values Spike This week a few privacy-centric crypto assets have seen double-digit percentage gains over the last seven days. According to metrics stemming from coingecko.com’s list of privacy coin market capitalizations, there’s $12.2 […]

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How Federated eCash And Bitcoin Can Embed Properties Of A Digital Cash System

Discussing Bitcoin and Federated Ecash, a Blockstream-sponsored project that builds on David Chaum’s Digicash startup from the early 1990s. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast In this episode of “Bitcoin, Explained,” hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost are once again joined by resident sidechain and Layer 2 expert Ruben Somsen, this time to discuss Federated Ecash, a project that has been sponsored by Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream since October 2021. In the episode, van Wirdum, Provoost and Somsen […]

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El Salvador Government Advisor Mónica Taher Is Empowering Women Through Bitcoin

Taher, an advisor for the government of El Salvador, discusses how Bitcoin can be a critical tool for empowering women in Latin America. With more than 73,000 Twitter followers, Mónica Taher is an influential thought leader focused on personal finance, fashion and entrepreneurship, who is passionate about empowering women in El Salvador and internationally through Bitcoin. As a native of San Salvador and technology and economic international affairs advisor for El Salvador’s trade investments secretariat, Taher has played a significant role in guiding her country to lead […]

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Spanish government will implement new rules for crypto ads

The CNMV will require advertisers to report ten days before running ads targeting 100,000 people or more. Spanish financial regulator Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, or CNMV, announced new regulations for crypto-asset investments advertising. According to the new circular that will take effect on February 17, 2022, crypto ads must be “clear, balanced and fair” while also providing sufficient information on the risks involved when investing in crypto. The new rules also require advertisers targeting 100,000 people or more to inform the regulator 10 days in advance. […]

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