Monthly Archives: January 2022

SEC approves BSTX for blockchain settlements on traditional markets

BSTX’s SEC approval does not involve crypto trading or any other form of use of blockchain technology. The Boston Security Token Exchange (BSTX), a new facility of the Boston-based BOX exchange, received regulatory approval from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to operate as a blockchain-based securities exchange.  BSTX was launched jointly by BOX and Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO, originally seeking approval for launching publicly-traded registered security tokens. However, the SEC approval to operate as a national securities exchange allows BSTX to use blockchain technology […]

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Belgian MP to Receive Entire Salary in Bitcoin — Says Crypto Adoption Will Be ‘Exponential’

A member of the Brussels Parliament, Christophe De Beukelaer, says he will receive his entire salary in bitcoin this year. He believes that the technology will disrupt all industries and crypto adoption is going to be “exponential.” Belgian MP Says He Will Receive Entire Salary in Bitcoin — ‘We Can No Longer Remain Ignorant of This New World’ Christophe De Beukelaer, a member of the Brussels Parliament, said in a blog post on his personal website that he will receive his 2022 salary in bitcoin. The lawmaker […]

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Bitcoin’s Derivative Market Bulls Have Vanished

Recently, funding for bitcoin futures contracts has flipped negative and perpetual futures are trading below spot. The bitcoin perpetual swap, the most liquid and traded futures instrument, is a contract that allows traders to speculate on the bitcoin price with leverage. While there is always an equal amount of long and shorts, the positioning of those contracts relative to the spot bitcoin price shows the bullish/bearish bias in the derivatives market. When the contract price of a perpetual futures contract (a futures contract that never expires) is […]

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Web3 innovations are replacing middlemen with middleware protocols

Thanks to the DeFi revolution, it’s no longer companies extracting value from users, rather it’s developers extracting value from protocols. Cryptocurrencies and the wider blockchain ecosystem are helping change the status quo of how we conduct our day-to-day lives. With these emerging technologies, Web3 is being ushered in as a permissionless and open innovation using middleware blockchain protocols. By doing so, they’re replacing middlemen software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies by capturing value at a greater level. Middleware protocols are by no means new. After all, Web2 is supported by […]

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Finder’s Experts Predict Bitcoin Will Peak at $94K This Year

Finder’s panel of 33 fintech specialists has forecasted that the price of bitcoin will peak at about $94K before ending the year above $76K. In addition, the panel expects the price of the cryptocurrency to reach $192,800 in 2025 and $406,400 in 2030. Finder’s Experts Predict BTC Price for 2022, 2025, and 2030 Finder, a major product comparison website, published an updated bitcoin price prediction Wednesday for 2022 by “Finder’s panel of 33 fintech specialists.” According to the panel’s BTC price forecasts: Bitcoin (BTC) is expected to […]

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American Express Sees Crypto as Asset Class — Says It’s Not a Near-Term Business Threat

American Express (Amex) sees cryptocurrency as an asset class, according to CEO Steve Squeri. He added that right now, the firm does not see crypto as an immediate or medium-term threat to its business. American Express CEO Discusses Crypto Strategy The chairman and CEO of American Express (Amex), Steve Squeri, answered some questions regarding cryptocurrency during the company’s Q4 earnings call Tuesday. Squeri said: “As far as cryptocurrency goes, we watch cryptocurrencies … We think about the spectrum of digital currencies. We think about crypto. We think […]

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As It Embraces Bitcoin, Nigeria Offers Lessons To The Developing World

As Bitcoin becomes more widely accepted in Nigeria, the country offers lessons in self-custody practices for Bitcoiners in developing nations. Casa recently hosted a virtual conference, Keyfest, during which Peter McCormack of the “What Bitcoin Did” podcast hosted a conversation with Obi Nwosu, the cofounder of U.K.-based bitcoin exchange Coinfloor, and Nick Neuman, the CEO of Casa. They discussed the future Bitcoin, specifically in the context of developing world nations, such as Nigeria. El Salvador really took the spotlight through 2021 in terms of Bitcoin adoption in […]

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The biggest crypto heists of all time

Crypto exchanges are hacked surprisingly often. A few of the biggest crypto heists that occurred in the past few years are discussed in this article. How to avoid cryptocurrency scams? One of the best ways to protect your crypto investment is to secure a wallet and do your own research about the projects in the market. Don’t believe everything you’re told. Instead, examine any claims made about investment, especially if they appear too good to be true or promise huge returns in a short period. Also, do […]

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