Monthly Archives: June 2022

Defi Educator Says $22 Billion in ETH 2.0 Funds Won’t Be Liquid Immediately After PoS Transition

As Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake (PoS) gets closer and the network’s hashrate taps another all-time high, the Ethereum 2.0 contract is close to nearing 13 million ether worth $22.6 billion using today’s ether exchange rates. Moreover, according to a decentralized finance (defi) educator, the $22.6 billion worth of ethereum that continues to grow won’t be unlocked until another upgrade is enforced following The Merge. Ethereum 2.0 Contract Nears 13 Million Ether Locked — Defi Educator Says The Merge Won’t Be a Negative Price Catalyst On June 4, […]

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US Fed begins quantitative tightening, Japan restricts stablecoin issuance and LUNA 2.0 rides a price roller coaster: Hodler’s Digest, May 29-June 4

Coming every Saturday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week     Fed money printer goes into reverse: What does it mean for crypto? Over the last two years or so, the United States Federal Reserve has flooded the financial system with excess liquidity benefiting stocks, crypto and other markets as well. Now, […]

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Layoffs Spread Across the Blockchain Industry as Bear Market Cycle Impacts Crypto Firms

As digital currency prices have slid significantly in value during the past few months, the bear market cycle is starting to take its toll on the crypto industry’s workforce. On June 2, Gemini’s co-founders the Winklevoss brothers revealed the company would lay off 10% of its employees. The same day, one of the Middle East’s largest digital currency exchanges, Rain Financial revealed it had to lay off dozens of employees. Rain’s CEO said as cryptocurrency markets have slowed down, it has “impacted businesses across the globe.” 7 […]

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Is Solana a ‘buy’ with SOL price at 10-month lows and down 85% from its peak?

SOL price still faces headwinds from its Bitcoin correlation, macro risks as well as Solana’s downtimes. Solana’s (SOL) price dropped on June 3, bringing its net paper losses down to 85% seven months after topping out above $260. SOL price fell by more than 6.5% intraday to $35.68, after failing to rebound with conviction from 10-month lows.  Now sitting on a historically significant support level, the SOL/USD pair could see an upside retracement in June, eyeing the $40-$45 area next, up around 25% from today’s price. SOL/USD […]

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Bitcoin long-term hodlers begin ‘distribution’ which preceded BTC price bottoms

The bearish BTC price targets keep mounting amid concerns over “distribution” of coins by long-term holders. Bitcoin (BTC) stayed wedged in a tight range on June 4 as traders’ demands for a new macro low persisted. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Long-term holders begin ‘distribution’ Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD stuck between $29,000 and $30,000 into the weekend. The pair had managed a revival to near $31,000 the previous day, but the last Wall Street trading session of the week put pay […]

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Czech Central Bank Plans Tenfold Increase in Gold Holdings, New Governor Says Precious Metal ‘Good for Diversification’

The incoming governor of the Czech National Bank (CNB), Aleš Michl, has said he plans to increase the institution’s gold holdings almost tenfold from the current 11 tonnes to 100 tonnes. Michl also said he will ask the bank’s foreign exchange reserves management team to invest in stocks. Growing the CNB’s Shareholding The incoming governor of the Czech National Bank (CNB), Aleš Michl, has said gold is good for diversification because “it has zero correlation with stocks.” Therefore, under his stewardship, the CNB hopes to increase its […]

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Ethereum’s Hashrate Surpasses Lifetime High as The Merge Gets Closer

Following the all-time high (ATH) recorded in May, Ethereum’s hashrate has been breaking records again, as it reached 132 petahash per second (PH/s) on Saturday, June 4. Presently, Ethereum’s hashrate is coasting along at 129 PH/s and the network’s top mining pool Ethermine commands 0.24% of the network’s hashrate. Ethereum’s Hashrate Captures Another Record High This Year On June 2, Bitcoin.com News reported on the top five mining pools retaining over 71% of Bitcoin’s hashrate during the month of May. BTC’s hashrate at the time had a […]

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De-Leveraging The Eurodollar System In Favor Of Bitcoin

The eurodollar has been an instrument that allowed for massive global credit and leverage. Bitcoin will benefit from the de-leveraging of that failing system. Kane McGukin has 13 years of wealth management experience spanning brokerage and institutional equity sales. He is an independent registered investment advisor. As the calendar neared September 2021, the money printer had slowed and individuals were beginning to tire from the toils of trading a basket of work-from-home stocks. At this point, COVID-19 was over, the crash was old news and lockdowns were […]

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Is education the key to curbing the rise of scammy, high APY projects?

As DeFi projects offering insane returns continue to infiltrate the market, experts believe that investors need to better equip themselves to avoid such scams. Most people who have dealt with cryptocurrencies in any capacity over the last couple of years are well aware that there are many projects out there offering eye-popping annual percentage yields (APY) these days.  In fact, many decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols that have been built using the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus protocol offer ridiculous returns to their investors in return for them staking their […]

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Russia’s Industrial Giant Rostec Announces Blockchain-Based Alternative to SWIFT

Rostec, the Russian manufacturing and technology conglomerate, has developed a system allowing the processing of international settlements and storage of digital currency. The blockchain-based platform has been announced as an alternative to SWIFT, which is unavailable for some Russian banks. Rostec Employs Distributed Ledger Technology to Substitute SWIFT Russian state-owned corporation Rostec has built a platform using blockchain technologies to facilitate international settlements between Russia and its partners and the storage of digital currency. CELLS is intended as an alternative to the global payment messaging system SWIFT, […]

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