Monthly Archives: May 2022

Bitcoin price could bounce to $35K, but analysts say don’t expect a ‘V-shaped recovery’

Daily closes above $30,000 could be a sign that BTC price is ready to consolidate, but traders warn against “generational bottoms” and “V-shaped” recoveries. Altcoins saw a relief bounce on May 13 as the initial panic sparked by Bitcoin’s sell-off Terra’s UST collapse and multiple stablecoins losing their dollar peg begins to decrease and risk loving traders look to scoop up assets trading at yearly lows. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 Despite the significant correction that occurred over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC) bulls have managed […]

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Crypto Biz: Luna’s meltdown will live on in infamy, May 5–11, 2022

The cryptocurrency market has seen a lot of dark days in its history, but few compare to the events of the past week. Terra’s meltdown forced cryptocurrency investors to ask a question they never thought was possible: Will TerraUSD (UST) or Terra (LUNA) reach $1.00 first? The magnitude of this question provides a sobering reminder of just how quickly things can change in crypto. While Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon remains defiant, many people in the industry are beginning to distance themselves from the protocol they thought […]

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Proposed Crypto Mining Ban in Norway Fails to Gain Support in Parliament

A push to prohibit the energy-intensive proof-of-work mining of cryptocurrencies in Norway has been rejected by the majority of lawmakers. The ban had been suggested by the far-left Red Party which also didn’t win backing to raise an electricity tax for crypto miners. Norway Will Not Ban Bitcoin Mining The parliament of Norway has considered and voted against a draft law banning the minting of digital currencies based on the proof-of-work concept. The legislation, which was proposed by the communist Red Party in March, was supported only […]

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Bitcoin and Ethereum had a rough week, but derivatives data reveals a silver lining

BTC, ETH and altcoin prices were crushed this week, but the futures funding rate shows retail traders are not ready to become permabears. This week the crypto market endured a sharp drop in valuation after Coinbase, the leading U.S. exchange, reported a $430 million quarterly net loss and South Korea announced plans to introduce a 20% tax on crypto gains. During its worst moment, the total market crypto market cap faced a 39% drop from $1.81 trillion to $1.10 trillion in seven days, which is an impressive correction […]

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How To Lock And Protect Away Secret Files With GNU Privacy Guard

Users can take advantage of the cryptographic protection offered by GPG to secure files and data that they want to keep well under wraps. In this guide, I will explain the options at your disposal for encrypting files using open-source software on a Linux, Mac, or Windows computer. You can then transport this digital information across distance and time, to yourself or others. The program “GNU Privacy Guard” (GPG) an open-source version of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), allows: Encryption using a password. Secret messaging using public/private key […]

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CFTC commissioner appoints senior policy adviser experienced in digital asset regulation

Keaghan Ames worked at Credit Suisse for more than two years as vice president and head of U.S. regulatory policy, which included advising executives on digital assets regulation. In a Friday announcement, Pham said Keaghan Ames will be her counselor and senior policy adviser at the CFTC starting May 23. Ames worked at Credit Suisse for more than two years as vice president and head of U.S. regulatory policy, which included advising executives on digital assets regulation. He will be joining the CFTC from the Institute of […]

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Buy the dip, or wait for max pain? Analysts debate whether Bitcoin price has bottomed

BTC is flashing a few early bottoming signals, but analysts question whether “buying the dip” is a wise maneuver given the strength of the dollar and other factors. It has been a rough week for the cryptocurrency market, primarily because of the Terra ecosystem collapse and its knock-on effect on Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and altcoin prices, plus the panic selling that took place after stablecoins lost their peg to the U.S. dollar. The bearish headwinds for the crypto market have been building since late 2021 as the […]

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Stablecoin Shuffle — Terra Fiasco Shakes up Fiat-Pegged Crypto Economy, Over $35 Billion Disappears

According to statistics on Friday, May 13, the top stablecoins by market capitalization are currently worth $163.7 billion after the stablecoin economy was valued at close to $200 billion just last week. Of course, the climactic terrausd (UST) failure wiped out billions from the stablecoin economy, and Binance’s stablecoin BUSD has recently entered the top ten crypto market capitalization positions. Just as it caused carnage in the crypto economy, Terra’s recent downfall has caused a great shift within the stablecoin ecosystem. The Stablecoin Economy’s Great Shift It […]

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Seven Companies You Wouldn’t Expect To Be Mining Bitcoin

What do health and wellness brands, logistics companies and your local Bitcoiner have in common? They’re all hash rate fiends! As the Bitcoin network’s hashrate continues growing, the dynamics of the mining industry and the types of participants are more diverse than ever. Of course, most bitcoin investors are familiar with self-mining, billion-dollar-market-value giants like Riot Blockchain, and rumors of historic partnerships between energy titans like ExxonMobil and off-grid bitcoin miners. But beyond these somewhat typical and expected corporate actors, the mining industry has seen considerable growth […]

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Crypto donations fund ATVs and gas masks for Ukrainian military

Ukraine’s ministry of digital transformation has utilized cryptocurrency and nonfungible tokens, even CryptoPunks, in an effort to fund its military and humanitarian aid. Ukrainian officials have used funds from the crypto donation platform launched by the government to purchase supplies for the country’s military amid its ongoing war with Russia. In a Friday tweet, Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, announced that the country had purchased five all-terrain vehicles, which “will come in handy for a challenging environment” — possibly referring to conditions near the front […]

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