Monthly Archives: January 2022

Law Decoded: Russia flounders, America competes, IMF keeps fuming, Jan. 24–31

Uncertainty about crypto regulation can engender internal disagreement even within seemingly monolithic governments. One of the most fascinating implications of the collision between traditional political institutions and the crypto space is how it can reveal the glaring lack of cohesion within power systems that otherwise look monolithic. Digital assets reside in a parallel policy dimension where neither a centralized consensus nor a clear rulebook exists, leading to a surprising variety of voices and opinions emerging in the absence of a politically coordinated course. Last week, a rare […]

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Ariva (ARV) Announces Milestone Partnership With World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) and Global Tourism Forum (GTF)

PRESS RELEASE. Ariva, a next-generation tourism & travel blockchain protocol, has announced a partnership with World Tourism Forum Institute and Global Tourism Forum. This is a significant development and will place Ariva at the forefront of the tourism industry. Ariva reveals key partnership Ariva will be leveraging its collaboration with World Tourism Forum Institute and Global Tourism Forum to position itself as a leading blockchain service provider in the global tourism sector. World Tourism Forum Institute will also serve as a bridge between Ariva and the global […]

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Mission Critical: Orange-Pill The Orange Man

Why is it imperative that Bitcoiners explain the benefits of Bitcoin to Donald Trump? Bitcoin capital does not care where it resides. It will go wherever it gets the best treatment. I want the United States of America to be the best place for Bitcoin capital and the Bitcoin industry. I want my home country to be a part of the future instead of the past. I cannot move away from the U.S. in the next ten years. My roots are too deep here in America. I […]

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Altcoins rack up 30% gains as Bitcoin price chases after $39,000

DerivaDAO, TLOS and Bonfida rallied by 30% as traders view Bitcoin move above $38,000 as a signal to go long on BTC and select altcoins. The cryptocurrency market is in a state of confusion on Jan. 31 as many traders view Bitcoin’s (BTC) weakness as a sign that a crypto winter is beginning, yet increasing news of adoption and multi-million-dollar financing rounds continue to make headlines on a regular basis.  As Bitcoin trades at $38,500, analysts are highlighting the current price action as a possible buy zone and this bullish sentiment […]

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COVID restrictions stymie digital yuan rollout at Beijing Winter Olympics: Report

Restricting the number of spectators at the major international sporting event will “likely further delay the mass adoption of the digital currency,” according to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Craig Singleton. Though athletes and support staff arriving for the Beijing 2022 Olympics still have the option of using digital currency for payments at many venues, the international test run of China’s CBDC is reportedly facing hurdles due to the pandemic. According to a Monday report from CNN, athletes, officials and journalists for the country’s Olympics games […]

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Report: Bitcoin mining network accounts for 0.08% of world’s CO2 production

In addition to environmental metrics, the U.S. now accounts for 49% of the world’s Bitcoin cash rate. In a new report published by CoinShares on Monday, the firm estimated that the Bitcoin (BTC) mining network emitted 42 megatons, or Mt, (1Mt = 1 million tons) of carbon dioxide, or CO2, in 2021. In context, the number amounts to less than 0.08% of the world’s total emissions of 49,360 Mts of CO2 in the same year. CoinShares came to such figures using a variety of estimates regarding the […]

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FTX Raises $400 Million in Series C Fundraise, Firm Reaches $32 Billion Valuation

Following the company’s subsidiary FTX US raising funds in its first Series A financing round, parent company FTX Trading Ltd. has announced it has secured $400 million in a Series C fundraise. The crypto company’s latest financing round brings the firm’s post-money valuation to $32 billion. FTX Series C Fundraise Brings Firm’s Valuation to $32 Billion FTX Trading Ltd. has raised $400 million in a Series C fundraising round according to an announcement on Monday. The fundraise follows the firm’s Series B at the end of July […]

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Is the bottom in? Institutional crypto funds record second week of inflows

Despite extreme fear in the market, institutional investors appear to be re-accumulating Bitcoin using dedicated funds. After recording heavy outflows at the start of 2022, cryptocurrency investment funds have seen a gradual uptick in investor demand over the past two weeks, offering cautious optimism that the worst of the market downturn had passed. Digital asset investment products saw $19 million worth of cumulative inflows last week, according to CoinShares. Bitcoin (BTC) and multi-asset funds led the gains with $22 million and $32 million worth of inflows, respectively. […]

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Indian parliament’s agenda includes crypto training session, leaves out bill banning digital assets

The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill does not appear as one of the 15 bills the government body will consider during its next session. The latest bulletin covering the agenda for India’s lower house of parliament includes “a lecture on understanding cryptocurrency” and its economic impact. According to a Monday publication from the Lok Sabha, the Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies group within the government has organized a training evening for lawmakers on Feb. 2 regarding crypto and its effects on the […]

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TVL, network outages, or derivatives: What’s behind Solana’s (SOL) 60%+ drop?

SOL price is over 60% away from its all-time high and data shows that its loss of territory to competing chains is driving the correction. The past couple of months have not been kind to cryptocurrencies. The sector’s aggregate market capitalization plunged 50% from a Nov. 10 peak at $2.87 trillion to the current $1.44 trillion. Solana’s (SOL) downfall has been even more brutal, presently trading at $88 after a 66% correction since its $260 all-time-high. Pinning the underperformance exclusively to the recent network outages seems too […]

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