Monthly Archives: May 2022

How Bitcoin Should Be Upgraded In The Future

The history of Bitcoin upgrade activation mechanisms informs an opinion on how to make protocol changes in the future. One of the most contentious questions in Bitcoin over the last five years has been how to activate soft forks. There have been many different mechanisms used in the history of Bitcoin to activate new features on the network, the iteration of which has generally evolved with the goal of making feature deployment as safe and non-disruptive as was possible. Until 2017, there was general consensus and not […]

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Grayscale Launches European ETF While Urging SEC to Approve GBTC Conversion Into Spot Bitcoin ETF

Grayscale Investments has announced the launch of an exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe. The company’s Future of Finance UCITS ETF will list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), Borsa Italiana, and Deutsche Börse Xetra. Grayscale Launches ETF in Europe Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital asset manager, announced Monday the launch of its first European exchange-traded fund (ETF) called Grayscale Future of Finance UCITS ETF (ticker: GFOF). It will list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), Borsa Italiana, and Deutsche Börse Xetra, the company said. The announcement […]

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US federal judge approves of Justice Dept criminal complaint on using crypto to evade sanctions

An unnamed individual allegedly sent more than $10 million in Bitcoin to an exchange in a country for which the U.S. currently imposes sanctions. The United States Department of Justice may move forward on a criminal prosecution case against a U.S. citizen who allegedly violated sanctions through cryptocurrency. According to a Friday opinion filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the unnamed individual who is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department allegedly sent more than $10 million in Bitcoin (BTC) […]

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BIFI gains 100%+ after Beefy Finance adds new vaults and stablecoin liquidity pools

Quad-stablecoin liquidity pools, an integration with Oasis Network and 12 new vaults could be the factors behind BIFI’s current triple digit gain. Winston Churchill’s statement to “never let a crisis go to waste” can be applied across many aspects of society, including the recent carnage seen in the crypto market. Last week’s volatility is likely to have newer investors and those who took on heavy losses questioning the future of the burgeoning asset class, but in every bear trend there is a silver lining. One platform that […]

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California regulator will revisit long-running ban on crypto donations on May 19

“This has been on our radar since late last year,” said California’s Fair Political Practices Commission communications director Jay Wierenga. A California state regulator may be looking at overturning a ban on cryptocurrency donations to political campaigns which has been in effect since 2018. According to its May 2022 agenda, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, or FPPC, has scheduled a “pre-notice discussion” on Thursday on the use of cryptocurrencies f campaign contributions in the state. The commission said it will be considering drafting amendments to its regulations […]

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MakerDAO price rebounds as DAI holds its peg and investors search for stablecoin security

MakerDAO returned to prominence after Terra’s UST collapse forced investors to search for a truly “stable” dollar pegged asset. Its been a rough couple of weeks for the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin (BTC) price is nowhere near the price estimates of most analysts, multiple stablecoins lost their peg and the demise of one of the top decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms sparked an event that resulted in $900 billion vanishing from the total crypto market capitalization.  In the midst of the widespread fallout, MakerDAO (MKR) managed to turn crisis into […]

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China Backed Publication: Terra LUNA Crash Vindicates Country’s Ban on Crypto-Related Activities

An op-ed article published in the state-backed Chinese publication Economic Daily, has suggested that the recent crash of the Terra blockchain’s LUNA and the de-pegging of the UST stablecoin vindicate the Asian country’s decision to ban crypto-related activities. In the article, the author names the interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the buying and selling of crypto assets by several investment giants as the causes of the recent market crash. Impact of Recent US Interest Rate Hike An author writing for China’s state-backed publication, […]

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Bitcoin Songsheet: Wind And Solar Are The Altcoins Of Energy

A misdirection of resources and an obstruction of progress, wind and solar energy reflect the same distracting qualities of altcoins. Wind and solar are altcoins. They are unreliable, costly and make as much sense as LUNA. “Green” energy takes up too much real estate for the energy they provide but they grow through propaganda and subsidization like preferred pronouns on Facebook. Despite claims of being renewable, they require resources from the earth like everything else and have a finite lifespan. They are ridiculously inefficient and if governments […]

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Do Kwon proposes Terra hard fork to save ecosystem

Terraform Labs will put the proposal up for a governance vote on May 18 Asia time. On Monday, Do Kwon, co-founder of the troubled Terra Luna blockchain, announced a revised plan to restore the ecosystem after a combination of significant market volatility and inherent protocol design flaws wiped out a vast majority of the blockchain’s market cap. As told by Kwon, Terraform Labs will put forth a new governance proposal on May 18 to fork the Terra Luna blockchain called Terra (token name: LUNA).  However, the new […]

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Price analysis 5/16: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, SOL, DOGE, DOT, AVAX, SHIB

BTC and most altcoins are facing strong selling at the top of each rally, but the short-term downside could be limited since Bitcoin bulls keep buying each dip. The selling in Bitcoin (BTC) is showing no sign of abating and Bitcoin has fallen for seven straight weeks for the first time ever. This indicates that the momentum remains strongly in favor of the bears.  While the short-term sentiment remains bearish, institutional traders seem to be taking a longer-term approach on cryptocurrencies. Goldman Sachs and Barclays joined several […]

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