Monthly Archives: January 2022

Crowdfunding Is Broken, Here’s How Bitcoin Can Fix It

An important part of being able to create and drive new innovation, crowdfunding is a broken system that bitcoin fixes. Crowdfunding is a powerful mechanism for innovation and supporting social enterprises. Platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have spearheaded the web 2.0 crowdfunding movement, which has led to the creation of several billion-dollar tech startups, like Oculus, and raised millions for thousands for causes. Through these platforms, online communities have been able to join forces and mobilize resources at an unimaginable speed and scale, but only up to […]

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Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Plans to ‘Take Half of His UFC 270 Purse Paid in Bitcoin’

The reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou has announced the mixed martial artist has partnered with the payments firm Cash App and plans to take half of his UFC 270 purse in bitcoin. Ngannou told his 620,100 Twitter followers that he believes “bitcoin can empower people everywhere.” ‘Bitcoin Is the Future and I’m a Believer’ — Mixed Martial Arts Champ Francis Ngannou to Take Half of His Purse in Bitcoin On January 18, 2022, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou explained that the fighter […]

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Win up to 3,000 USDT at LBank Exchange’s 100% Winning Event!

PRESS RELEASE. Isn’t it always nice to know that you are guaranteed to win? It’s not a dream as long as you participate in the latest lottery event hosted by LBank Exchange! With a 100% chance of winning, you may even end up bringing yourself great luck with the jackpot worth of 3,000 USDT as well as other exciting prizes! This lottery event will start from Jan. 14th, 2022 and end on Feb. 2nd, 2022 (UTC+8). You will receive the lottery code by simply completing designated tasks. […]

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Intel to reveal new energy-efficient Bitcoin mining ASIC at next ISSCC

The proposed “Bonanza Mine” promises to be a new, viable option to compete against traditional mining rigs. Reports indicate that Intel, one of the largest computer processor manufacturers, intends to reveal a new “Ultra-Low-Voltage Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining ASIC” known as Bonanza Mine at the upcoming IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February 2022.  Intel submitted a patent in November 2018 outlining similar ideas for “high-performance Bitcoin Mining.” It is suspected that the processes described in the patent could make their way into the product being shown off at the […]

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OpenSea acquires Dharma Labs and a new CTO

The NFT marketplace buys the nearly five-year-old DeFi protocol but does not share financial terms. OpenSea announced Tuesday the acquisition of Dharma Labs, a cryptocurrency lending platform and digital wallet, for an undisclosed amount. According to the statement, Dharma Labs would effectively shut down and its co-founders, Nadav Hollander and Brendan Forster, will become OpenSea’s new chief technology officer and its head of strategy, respectively. OpenSea claimed this acquisition will help accomplish its mission to scale product development, grow its team, expand its safety and reliability efforts […]

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Analysts warn that Bitcoin could dip to $38K ‘before an eventual breakout’

Bitcoin continues to struggle below $42,000 as extreme fear grips the crypto market and analysts hint at a drop to $38,000. The cryptocurrency market faced another day of weakness on Jan. 18 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped lower and additional pressure was also put on the altcoin market. Currently, the crypto Fear and Greed Index registered “Extreme Fear” among investors and some traders caution that BTC price could soon fall below its recent $39,000 swing low. Crypto Fear & Greed index. Source: Alternative Data from […]

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‘The risks outweigh the benefits’ of a Swiss CBDC, says SNB governing board member

“This does not mean the SNB is not interested in CBDC, but our focus is to look at the role that wholesale CBDCs could play,” said Andréa Maechler. Andréa Maechler, a member of the governing board for the Swiss National Bank, or SNB, has reportedly altered her position on the central bank issuing a digital franc.  According to a Tuesday report from Reuters journalist John Revill, Maechler said officials at the country’s central bank “believe the risks outweigh the benefits” when it comes to CBDCs. The governing […]

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Blockchain Firm Animoca Brands Raises $358 Million to Enhance Web3 and the Metaverse

Animoca Brands has announced the blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused firm has raised $358.8 million to bolster the non-fungible token (NFT) industry and “build the open metaverse.” The capital raise follows the firm’s previous $65 million and $138.88 million raises last year and today, Animoca Brands has an overall valuation of $5 billion. Animoca Brands Raises $358 Million in Financing Led by Liberty City Ventures, Blockchain Company Has Pre-Money Valuation of $5 Billion The firm Animoca Brands is a global developer utilizing popular brands, gamification, A.I., blockchain, non-fungible tokens […]

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Cardano goes ‘full send’ with a 50% ADA rally ahead of SundaeSwap launch

ADA bulls cranked the price higher as excitement mounts over the upcoming SundaeSwap DEX launch. Cardano (ADA) traded within striking distance of its three-week high  at the start of this week, leading some investors to suggest that a trend reversal was in order. In reality, the bullish momentum is primarily connected to an anticipation of the upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX) called SundaeSwap. ADA price rose by nearly 12% on Jan.17 to reach an intraday high of $1.60, a day after SundaeSwap announced the launch of its “fully-functional […]

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What If Lawyers Had Vetted The Bitcoin White Paper?

The surge in “crypto lawyers” attempting to enter the ecosystem makes one wonder what they would have done to Bitcoin if they had the chance. One of the central reasons for Bitcoin’s success is that lawyers never touched the Bitcoin white paper. Watching now how legal professionals are trying to identify themselves as “crypto lawyers” and to offer legal support to blockchain startups, I came up with a thought: How would these same “services” have changed the original Bitcoin white paper? There are many legends and rumors […]

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