Monthly Archives: January 2022

SEC pushes decision on ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF to April 3

The regulatory body said it was “appropriate to designate a longer period” to approve or disapprove of the proposed Bitcoin ETF. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has extended its window to approve the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) originally proposed in July 2021. According to a Tuesday filing from the SEC, the regulatory body will push the deadline for approving or disapproving the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF from Feb. 2 for an additional 60 days, to April 3. SEC Assistant Secretary J. Matthew DeLesDernier noted […]

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Study Shows Dogecoin, XRP Saw Largest Network Fee Increases Last Year

There’s been a lot of action in the world of cryptocurrencies over the last 12 months and a myriad of metrics have changed. A recent report from forexsuggest.com shows that dogecoin fees saw the largest increase since January 1, 2021, jumping 4,230% in a year. Ethereum’s transaction fees were the most expensive at the end of 2021, as the average transfer fee was $52.45 per transaction. Dogecoin, XRP, Blackcoin Saw the Highest Transfer Fee Rises in 12 Months Digital currencies saw significant growth last year in terms […]

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Bonds And The Bitcoin Market

Discussing bonds, Federal Reserve activity and the impact they have on the bitcoin market. Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast On this episode, “Bitcoin Bottom Line” hosts Steven McClurg and C.J. Wilson met to discuss bonds and crypto.  Wilson opened by asking McClurg what changes he has seen in the bond market. McClurg stated that when it comes to bond yields, the Federal Reserve tightens and makes it more expensive to borrow. More prominent institutional investors must have a certain amount of their assets […]

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Altcoins book 40% gain after Bitcoin and the crypto market enter a relief rally

FRONT, DG and QSP join the list of altcoins which surged more than 40% after BTC recovered the $38,000 level. Crypto investors are beginning to feel a sense of hope once more on Jan. 26 as the wider cryptocurrency market is seeing green and Bitcoin (BTC) price trading near $38,000. Even with the breakout, traders are advising caution ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting where the Federal Reserve is expected to unveil their plans for hiking interest rates.  As bullish sentiment begins to return, several […]

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Technical Analysis: Cosmos Decline Continues, as Polygon Surges

Ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC meeting, cryptocurrency markets were once again trading higher, with polygon (MATIC) being one of today’s biggest gainers. Despite the top 20 mainly trending upward, some in this list were mainly lower during the course of the session. Biggest Gainers Polygon (MATIC), which was one of the biggest gainers within the top 20, was up by as much as 12% in Wednesday’s session, hitting an intraday high of $1.72 in the process. The move saw MATIC/USD bounce from its support level of $1.49, and […]

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Price analysis 1/26: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, LUNA, DOGE, DOT, AVAX

Bitcoin and altcoins are in a strong relief rally, but overhead resistance levels and expected comments from the Federal Reserve could impact the recovery. Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins have bounced off their strong support levels but could the rally sustain to the extent that traders feel confident that a bottom in place?  Bloomberg Intelligence senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone said that Bitcoin’s price is “about 30% below its 20-week moving average,” roughly at the same position, which had led to bottom formations in March 2020 […]

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Crypto policy advocacy group warns of ‘disastrous’ provision in a new US bill

According to Coin Center director, the proposed bill would essentially bypass existing checks and balances on the Treasury Secretary’s authority in surveilling financial institutions, including crypto firms. Jerry Brito, the executive director of non-profit crypto policy advocate group Coin Center, suggested U.S. residents call their elected officials over possible privacy and due process concerns in a new bill proposed by House leaders. According to a Wednesday Twitter thread from Brito, the America COMPETES Act recently released by House members contains a provision that he said would be […]

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FTX US Raises $400 Million in Series A, Trading Platform’s Valuation Now $8 Billion

On January 26, the crypto asset exchange FTX US revealed it raised $400 million in a Series A financing round stemming from investors like Softbank, Paradigm, and Multicoin Capital. The Series A investment in FTX US brings the U.S.-based trading platform’s post valuation to $8 billion. FTX US Reveals $400 Million Capital Raise, Firm Aims to Expand Staff to ‘100-Strong’ Following parent company FTX raising $420.69 million three months ago, the U.S.-based trading platform FTX US announced it has raised $400 million in a Series A funding […]

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Putin: Russia Has ‘Advantages’ In Bitcoin Mining

Putin also asked the central bank and the government to come to a consensus on bitcoin regulation. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the country has distinctive characteristics that allow it to benefit from bitcoin mining while its central bank last week called for a complete ban of the activity in the country as it worries cryptocurrencies could pose risks to its citizens. Putin also asked the Bank of Russia to reach a consensus with the country’s Ministry of Finance, who on Tuesday discouraged a complete […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta in Talks to Sell Assets in Crypto Project Diem: Report

Meta, formerly Facebook, is reportedly in talks with investment bankers to sell its assets in the cryptocurrency project Diem, formerly Libra. The diem USD stablecoin was supposed to be issued by Silvergate Bank but it failed to get regulatory approval. Meta Reportedly Seeking Buyers for Diem Crypto Project Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, formerly Facebook, is trying to sell its assets in the cryptocurrency project Diem, formerly Libra, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Meta owns about a third of the venture; the rest is owned […]

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