Monthly Archives: May 2022

Value Locked in Decentralized Finance Slides 17% Lower Over the Last 30 Days

The value locked in decentralized finance (defi) protocols has lost 17.77% over the last 30 days, falling from $221.67 billion to today’s $182.27 billion. Moreover, statistics show the total value locked (TVL) across a broad range of defi protocols shed significant value during the last seven days. Defi Protocols Shed Considerable Value Decentralized finance (defi) protocols have lost lots of value during the last month, as 17.77% has been shaved off the TVL in defi since April 8, 2022. The largest defi protocol, in terms of TVL […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ALGO, XMR, XTZ, THETA

Bitcoin has reached a critical support zone and if there is a bounce from this level ALGO, XMR, XTZ and THETA could move higher in the short-term. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq have declined for five consecutive weeks, indicating that traders continue to reduce exposure to risky assets. Bitcoin’s (BTC) close correlation with United States equity markets has resulted in its price remaining under pressure. Bitcoin has extended its decline during the weekend and is now on track for its sixth successive weekly loss, the first […]

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Nicehash Software ‘Fully Unlocks’ Nvidia’s Hashrate Reducing Technology

On Saturday, the cryptocurrency mining platform Nicehash revealed the company has “fully [unlocked] Nvidia’s [Lite Hash Rate]” graphic processing units (GPUs). Nicehash says the firm’s Quickminer mining software is the first protocol that can unlock LHR GPU cards by 100%. Nicehash Says Software Is the First to Fully Crack Nvidia’s Lite Hash Rate Technology According to the digital currency mining platform Nicehash, the firm has developed software that completely unlocks Nvidia’s Lite Hash Rate-brand GPUs. “Nicehash has successfully unleashed the locked computing power for millions of people […]

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What To Expect After President Biden’s Executive Order On Bitcoin

The recent executive order offers insight into the United States government’s view of Bitcoin and how they intend to become an international leader. Joseph Stafford is a partner at the law firm Wilson Elser and provides counseling to clients in the Intellectual Property, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate/D&O Risk Management practice areas. By signing an executive order (EO) on cryptocurrencies, President Biden has signaled an openness to the technology’s potentially positive impacts. This is a significant and encouraging development for an asset class (digital assets) that recently surpassed […]

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Meme Token Carnage — DOGE, SHIB Prices Sink Lower, Dogecoin Down 82% Since Last Year

Today’s top meme coins have lost 4.8% in value against the U.S. dollar, as the crypto market carnage has wreaked havoc across the entire digital currency economy. While dogecoin had a phenomenal year in 2021, over the past 12 months, dogecoin lost 82.8% against the USD. DOGE Tapped an All-Time High a Year Ago Today, Meme Coin Value Is Down 82% Since That Point Meme coin assets are down this week following the rest of the crypto economy’s downward spiral. Statistics show that dogecoin (DOGE) has shed […]

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LUNA drops 20% in a day as whale dumps Terra’s UST stablecoin — selloff risks ahead?

Excessive Terra supply coupled with UST supply contraction coincides with LUNA’s price decline. Terra (LUNA) has plunged significantly after witnessing a FUD attack on its native stablecoin TerraUSD (UST). The LUNA/USD pair dropped 20% between May 7 and May 8, hitting $61, its worst level in three months, after a whale mass-dumped $285 million worth of UST. As a result of this selloff, UST briefly lost its U.S. dollar peg, falling to as low as $0.98. UST daily price chart. Source: TradingView Excessive LUNA supply LUNA serves as […]

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Catching the Falling Knife: Bitcoin, Ethereum Down 50% From All-Time Highs — Billions Leave Crypto Economy

The crypto economy has dropped considerably in value during the last five weeks, slipping 23.28% from $2.19 trillion to today’s $1.68 trillion. Furthermore, both bitcoin and ethereum are awfully close to sinking 50% below the all-time highs recorded six months ago. Bitcoin Sinks Lower Against the US Dollar, 39% Down in 30 Days Digital currency markets have been in the red during the last few weeks, as a great number of crypto assets have seen significant percentage losses. During the last 24 hours, the crypto economy has […]

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Bitcoin Promises a Future of Abundant Energy

Bitcoin mining has the potential to revolutionize our approach to electricity generation by allowing power production to increase with buyers of last resort. In its 12 years of existence, Bitcoin’s mainstream reputation has ranged from quirky internet money to baseless speculative investment to — for some — the ultimate store of value. Amid the various narratives surrounding Bitcoin, one critique seems to have never left its side: Bitcoin’s energy consumption is dangerously wasteful. Sensational headlines have convinced the unsuspecting citizen that Bitcoin is incompatible with the environmentally […]

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6 Questions for Ming Duan of Umee

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!   This week, our 6 Questions go to Ming Duan, the co-founder and chief operating officer of Umee, a cross-chain DeFi hub that allows decentralized interactions between different blockchains. Ming Duans knowledge of the crypto and blockchain world goes back to 2014 when she initially learned about the emerging industry through the first-ever blockchain course taught at a […]

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Joe Rogan Says Bitcoin Is ‘Freaking Out’ Government, the Latest on Inflation, and More — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

Another whirlwind week in crypto draws to a close, and of course there’s no shortage of spicy stories and new, compelling narratives in the world of innovative digital money. This week, Elon Musk gives investment advice, United States Securities and Exchange Commission chair Gary Gensler catches flack from SEC commissioner Hester Peirce, and Joe Rogan calls bitcoin a viable currency, noting that it’s got the government “freaking out.” Buckle up and look lively, this is the Bitcoin.com News Week in Review. Joe Rogan: Bitcoin Is Now a […]

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