Category Archives: Crypto News

VC funds bullish on crypto, increase investment in blockchain startups

Funding for crypto and blockchain startups is not slowing in 2021 as VC funds appear keen to enjoy the exponential growth potential. Venture capital funding for crypto and blockchain startups looks set to break records in 2021. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, crypto firms received more funding in the first quarter of 2021 than the whole of 2020. Indeed, three companies in the market attracted $1.1 billion from backers in Q1 202 — a third of the total funding for crypto and blockchain firms reported in 2018. […]

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Mass adoption may take crypto toward centralization

With mass adoption comes the risk that cryptocurrency may lose one of its core value propositions: decentralization. This is the year cryptocurrency finally starts to break into the mainstream. From Elon Musk and Tesla investing in and accepting Bitcoin (BTC) to the recent nonfungible token craze, the days of blockchain tech being the domain of cypherpunks and coders are behind us. Still, the technology has not quite advanced to the stage where the average person will feel comfortable using it. And the longer the usability of cryptocurrency […]

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Ripple becomes tidal wave, leads weekend pump and notches legal victories

As Ripple fends off SEC lawyers, XRP enjoys an explosive weekend pump Amid a weekend pump carrying multiple cryptocurrencies higher, Ripple’s XRP looks to be leading the way with a push as high as 30% on the daily — carried on the back of a string of legal victories and rumors of relisting at some exchanges.  Where Bitcoin and Ethereum are up merely 2.7% and 3.4% respectively on the day, XRP climbed to $1.36 before retreating to $1.32, where it sits at the time of publication. The […]

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Ethereum could go to $10K in 2021 and outperform Bitcoin, says veteran trader

According to professional trader Scott Melker, Ethereum’s “tremendous upside potential” could overshadow Bitcoin this year. Ethereum is likely to outperform Bitcoin, at least in the short term, said veteran trader Scott Melker in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph.  Alt szn is upon us Melker sees this period of Bitcoin’s price consolidation as particularly bullish for the second largest cryptocurrency, that recently reached new all time highs. Melker sees Ether’s outstanding performance as the main catalyst of the recent altcoin market bull run. He also revealed he has […]

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Bitcoin’s comeback, XRP doubles in a week, Coinbase’s big profits: Hodler’s Digest, April 4–10

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 Bitcoin suddenly hits $60,000 as a new resistance battle liquidates $850 million A bout of long-overdue volatility has hit the crypto markets, propelling Bitcoin to highs of $61,276.67 on Saturday. A sudden push allowed BTC/USD to exit the $50,000 price range in the […]

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How NFTs, DeFi and Web 3.0 are intertwined

Explosive growth in asset tokenization and NFTs is fueling Web 3.0 growth, and testing DeFi resolve. While blockchain itself provides the technology constructs to facilitate exchange, ownership and trust in the network, it is in the digitization of value elements where asset tokenization is essential. Tokenization is the process of converting the assets and rights to a property into a digital representation, or token, on a blockchain network.  Distinguishing between cryptocurrency and tokenized assets is important in understanding exchange vehicles, valuation models and fungibility across the various […]

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Watch these key technical levels as Bitcoin price nears $61,800 all-time high

Bitcoin broke above $61,000 for the first time since early March and traders are turning bullish. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has surpassed $61,000 on April 10 for the first time in nearly a month. Following the breakout, traders are starting to look at new levels of resistance and support in the short-term as optimism returns to the market. In the near term, besides the all-time high at around $61,800, there are three key Bitcoin price levels to observe: $61,188, $58,387 and $53,000. As long as the […]

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Oasis Foundation announces implementation of Tidal DeFi insurance platform

A renewed focus on DeFi could drive traffic for the Oasis Network. The Oasis Foundation, an offshoot of Oasis Network developers Oasis Labs, announced in a blog post on Friday that decentralized finance (DeFi) insurance and coverage provider Tidal Finance will be implementing a version of their platform on the Oasis Network.  The blog post noted that insurance will be important for users of the platform as Oasis scales its DeFi offerings, and that by working with Oasis’ “confidential smart contracts” Tidal will be able to deploy […]

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All that mined is not green: Bitcoin’s carbon footprint hard to estimate

The impact of BTC mining on the environment has turned into a debate — here’s what academics think and if “green Bitcoin” is possible. The debate around the environmental impact of the Bitcoin mining ecosystem is heating up once again as academics have provided a fresh dose of perspective on the subject. In an opinion piece written by Noah Smith, a former assistant finance professor turned columnist, took aim at the Bitcoin (BTC) mining industry in March, suggesting that the constantly growing energy consumption of the network […]

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How the digital yuan stablecoin impacts crypto in China: Experts answer

Here’s what crypto and blockchain industry experts from China think about the digital yuan and how it has affected the blockchain space. This is part one of a multipart series on blockchain and crypto in China. China has been discussing the possibilities of national digital currency for half a decade, and the Chinese digital yuan project — referred to as the Digital Currency Electronic Payment, or DCEP — has years of history. Back in 2014, the People’s Bank of China set up a research group “to study […]

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