“When the mafia kidnapped me, I had the choice to pay the ransom in either fiat money or Bitcoin. I did not hesitate before choosing the latter. Had I picked the first option, the criminals would have held me in a dark, damp cell for days in the Pacific Islands until the funds went through
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Digitization and COVID-19 Put Underserved Market Remittances Under Pressure  The term gray market might conjure up images of nefarious players exchanging cash in shadowy alleys. In reality, gray markets have become an unfortunate necessity for those that lack the financial resources to operate within the traditional payment system. These informal remittance channels are often censured
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Bitcoin (BTC) held onto fresh upside on Tuesday after a resurgent stock market took the largest cryptocurrency above $37,500. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView. Fed may spark fresh volatility Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD trading above $36,000 on Tuesday, with maximum 24-hour gains totaling 14% versus Monday’s floor.  Bitcoin’s correlation
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Bitcoin (BTC) is being aggressively bought up at prices near $30,000 as bidders begin to soak up liquidity from short-term sellers. Data from on-chain monitoring resource CryptoQuant shows that as of late December, Bitcoin exchanges have begun to shed their BTC reserves once more. BTC conspicuously attractive at current levels After a period of traders
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Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has predicted that the metaverse could be an $8 trillion opportunity. Several others have similarly predicted that the metaverse is a multitrillion-dollar market. Goldman Sachs Says the Metaverse Could Be an $8 Trillion Opportunity Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has predicted that the metaverse could be an $8 trillion opportunity.
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The ongoing drama between two projects built on the Cardano (ADA) blockchain escalated across multiple social media platforms Monday, much to the dismay of the ADA community. The issues began in April when accelerator program CardStarter announced it would launch its own decentralized exchange or DEX. Shortly thereafter, its founders incentivized investors to provide liquidity for
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