Monthly Archives: January 2022

Technical Analysis: Flow Climbs Close to 30% to Enter Top 50

Flow is trading almost 30% higher on Saturday, as the majority of the crypto top 100 are in the green. Today’s move sees flow also enter the top 50 cryptocurrencies by market cap. Biggest Gainers Following a bearish end to the working week, cryptocurrency markets are green across the board to start the weekend. Notable gainers included solana, which is up over 10%, whilst SAND is also trading higher, and is up almost 15% as of writing. However, the clear bull of the day is FLOW, which […]

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PayPal stablecoin: What it could mean for payments

PayPal has confirmed it is exploring a stablecoin. Here’s how experts see the potential impact of a PayPal Coin. PayPal confirmed on Jan. 8 it is “exploring a stablecoin” that could be called PayPal Coin after a developer found evidence of such a stablecoin within the source code of the company’s iPhone app. PayPal senior vice president of crypto and digital currencies Jose Fernandez da Ponte said at the time that if the company plans to move forward with the stablecoin, it will do so while working […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: Bitcoin Moves Higher as Crypto Markets Rebound on Saturday

Following two consecutive days of losses, bitcoin and ethereum both rebounded strongly to start the weekend. Crypto markets were trading close to 5% higher on Saturday. Bitcoin The world’s largest cryptocurrency regained some upward momentum on Saturday, as bitcoin bulls appeared to have re-entered the race. BTC/USD rose to an intraday high of $37,952.88 on Saturday, following a low of $36,211.11 earlier in the session. Today’s rally comes as bitcoin appears to have broken above the key RSI level of 30, and now tracks north of 35 […]

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Meta goes Brazil to trademark Bitcoin and crypto services

Meta published the application for registration on Jan. 25 and is currently awaiting opposition prior to INPI approval. Meta, the world’s biggest social media platform, has filed a trademark registration with the Brazilian authorities to design, develop and provision hardware and software for various Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto-related services.  Meta recently rebranded from Facebook as a move to better align with the Metaverse developments despite regulatory hurdles faced during its numerous previous attempts to enter the crypto space. Accelerating this effort, Meta filed a trademark registration with […]

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Is ‘Here to Stay and Impossible to Regulate at Large’ — CEO of a United Arab Emirates Based Bank

According to the chief executive officer (CEO) of the United Arab Emirates-based financial institution, Bank of Sharjah, blockchain and cryptocurrencies are not only difficult to regulate but are also here to stay. Despite this prediction, the CEO admits that many in the banking industry still do not fully understand this technology. A Revolutionary Technology The CEO of Bank of Sharjah, Varouj Nerguizian, has said the blockchain and cryptocurrencies are not going away but are likely to become a significant part of the banking system. Nerguizian, however, said […]

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Nansen Report Highlights Growth of Defi and NFTs in 2021

Nansen, a cryptocurrency and blockchain statistics and analytics platform, has issued a report on the growth of decentralized finance (defi) in 2021. The document highlights how defi managed to keep growing, opening the field to new participant chains. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) also had a notable year, with many new wallets experiencing growth as a result. Nansen Puts 2021 in Review Nansen, a blockchain analytics firm backed by Coinbase Ventures and a16z, has presented a report about the behavior and growth that decentralized finance and NFTs experienced in […]

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What is Etherscan, and how does it work?

Etherscan is a block explorer and analytics platform that allows you to access details on any Ethereum blockchain transactions that are pending or confirmed. Etherscan is the most trusted tool for navigating through all the public data on the Ethereum blockchain and is sometimes called “Ethplorer.” This data includes transaction data, wallet addresses, smart contracts and much more. The application is self-contained and is neither sponsored nor administered by the Ethereum Foundation, which is a non-profit organization. The team behind Etherscan includes seasoned developers and industry professionals, […]

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JPMorgan Lowers Its Bitcoin Fair Price Estimate to $38K Amidst Volatility

Leading investment bank JPMorgan has changed its view on the estimate of bitcoin’s price on a long-term basis. The institution had estimated a long-term price of $146K back in November when bitcoin was over $60K. One of the most important reasons for this change has to do with the increased volatility the asset has faced in recent times. JPMorgan Changes Long-Term Bitcoin Price Estimate JPMorgan, one of the biggest financial institutions in the world, has drastically changed its opinion on the price that bitcoin will reach long […]

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How can the Metaverse help the food industry?

The evolution of blockchain in the food industry started from establishing a Bitcoin Pizza Day, and now it’s moving into the Metaverse. Cryptocurrencies and the food industry might not seem like the most intuitive pairing — one based in the digital realm and the other firmly rooted in the physical. But going back to the earliest days of crypto, the very first real-world use case for Bitcoin (BTC) was food-related. On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz enacted the first documented commercial BTC transaction, buying two Papa John’s […]

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Nigerian Users Tell Binance ‘Stop Scamming’ — Exchange Platform Rejects Accusation

Some disgruntled Nigerian users of the cryptocurrency exchange Binance have launched a campaign to boycott the platform, which they accuse of freezing client accounts without valid reason. Accounts Blocked Cryptocurrency exchange platform Binance recently became the target of a boycott campaign initiated by disgruntled users in Nigeria. Using the hashtag #Binancestopscamming, the campaigners are urging other Binance users around the African continent to join them in registering their displeasure with the exchange. According to a report in the Premium Times newspaper, the users’ anger towards Binance stems […]

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