The rumor that Amazon would accept cryptocurrency payments sparked a wave of bullish enthusiasm across the crypto market earlier in the week but now this sentiment has begun to wane as Bitcoin (BTC) bulls face stiff resistance at the $40,000 level. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that bears have managed to fend
The Cardano network is in the watershed phase of its network development and upgrades. The ongoing phase of the protocol’s roadmap is the Goguen phase, bringing smart contracts to the network. This is the third phase of the roadmap after Byron and Shelley. The Goguen phase was split into three stages, Allegra, Mary and Alonzo.
The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, plans to “step up” its monitoring of digital currencies, according to a report by Reuters. This intent, as published in an IMF paper Thursday, details how the fund plans to “manage this far-reaching and complex transition” toward a digitized economy. “Rapid technological innovation is ushering in a new era of public and
Cryptocurrency exchange Okcoin may soon be opening its doors wider to crypto traders in Malta and the Netherlands following approval from key regulators. In a Thursday announcement, Okcoin said it had secured formal registration from the central bank in the Netherlands and secured “in principle” approval for a virtual financial assets license from the Malta
A new non-fungible token (NFT) project crafted by the American actress and producer, Mila Kunis, has made millions selling NFTs tied to an animated series called “Stoner Cats.” The project is a show that will only allow token holders the ability to watch the upcoming series produced by Orchard Farm Productions, a studio owned by
Bitcoin (BTC) bulls are locked in a battle with bears in order to take control of the $40,000 level and dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggest that loose monetary policies will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Generally, the crypto ecosystem is “cautiously optimistic” about further price rises as the fallout
Bitcoin (BTC) rose above $40,000 on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve hinted that it was getting nearer to unwind its asset purchasing program that has boosted the United States’ economic recovery. The benchmark cryptocurrency approached $41,000 in the previous session, ahead of the critical Fed update. Nonetheless, it started losing upside momentum after
Cryptocurrency adoption has seen an accelerated growth this year, with the global crypto population doubling since January, according to a new report. Major digital asset company Crypto.com released its latest study on measuring global cryptocurrency users on Thursday, discovering that the number of crypto users worldwide has more than doubled from 100 million in January
China’s stringent crypto regulations meant closing shop for many Chinese businesses within the Bitcoin (BTC) mining ecosystem. The sudden disappearance of Bitcoin miners from the grid resulted in falling hash rates. The hashing performance, the cumulative computing power of the Bitcoin network, dropped from an all-time high of 180.666 million hashes per second (Mhash/s) to 84.79
Hass McCook is a respected Sydney-based civil engineer who has worked on some of the most spectacular buildings in the world, from Munich’s Allianz Arena to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands. He also considers Bitcoin to be his religion. Better known on Twitter as Friar Hass, the 35-year-old had a religious epiphany about Bitcoin in 2017.
Bit Mining is going to expand its operations in Central Asia with the purchase of 2,500 crypto mining machines slated for deployment in Kazakhstan. The new devices are expected to increase the Chinese company’s total hashrate capacity by an estimated 165 petahashes per second. Bit Mining Buys New Cryptocurrency Miners for Data Centers in Kazakhstan
One of Southern California’s largest independent escrow companies, Glen Oaks Escrow, has announced its first property refinancing with a Bitcoin-backed loan. The company stated that this is the first time a refinancing has been completed using Bitcoin as collateral. In the July 28 announcement it added that it has previously facilitated a number of real
Last week, as Bitcoin resurged after briefly falling below $30,000, a good number of altcoins embarked on their own relief rallies. Telcoin (TEL) was among this large group of digital assets whose prices shot up on July 21. Unlike most of its peers, however, TEL’s upward trend remained alive for the entire week, leading to
An ongoing lawsuit involving crypto project Nano has taken another turn this week when the developers sought a sanction after the plaintiff dropped the case. The Nano team is after $701,000 in attorney fees and costs as a sanction after a token buyer dropped his proposed class action. On July 27, its legal team told
Since day one, RippleX has been dedicated to supporting the XRP Ledger (XRPL) developer community. As one contributor to the XRP Ledger’s success and maintenance, our team has introduced tools, services and programs that allow developers to more easily get started building applications and use cases that accelerate an Internet of Value, where value moves
Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins are attempting to break above their respective overhead resistance levels, indicating the return of the bulls. Data from Bybt shows that the Grayscale premium has been climbing and reached -5.88% on July 27, its closest level to zero since May 25. This suggests that institutional investors may have again started