ethereum

31

Mar

Ethereum is like the best and worst parts of New York – Grayscale

“Ethereum is like New York City: it is vast, expensive, and congested in certain areas. However, it also features the richest application ecosystem,” Grayscale wrote. Digital asset manager Grayscale has published a report on smart contract platforms in which it likens the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain to the best and worst parts of New York City. The report examines the […]

POLYgon

31

Mar

Polygon ID platform seeks to enhance self-agency and privacy in the Web3 space

The zero-knowledge-based platform is expected to be fully operational in Q3 of 2022. Layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution, Polygon (MATIC) has announced the establishment of Polygon ID, an identity platform designed to complement the decentralized finance and decentralized application (DApp) economies by providing users greater privacy and sovereignty within Web3. Professed to be the first identity platform of its kind[…]

opera

31

Mar

Opera integrates Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon and five other blockchains

Under the Crypto Browser project initiative, Opera’s multichain compatibility aims to ease the introduction of Web3 to more than 380 million mobile and desktop users worldwide. Opera, one of the major crypto-friendly internet browsers, announced the integration of eight blockchains in a continued effort to introduce Web3 to more than 380 million mobile and desktop users worldwide.[…]

buy

31

Mar

Terra smash-buys $139M Bitcoin, wallet reaches 31,000 BTC

The Bitcoin wallet belonging to Terra amassed a further $139 million in Bitcoin, bringing its total coffers up to 31,000 BTC or $1.47 billion. Watch out Michael Saylor! Do Kwon, CEO of Terraform Labs, is hot on the heels of MicroStrategy’s CEO. The Terra wallet has now amassed almost $1.5 billion in Bitcoin (BTC) following another huge BTC purchase. […]

crypto

30

Mar

Kitchen table Bitcoin: How should average investors approach crypto?

How should retail investors approach cryptocurrency investments? Are moonshots worth it at this point? Cryptocurrencies have come a long way over the last few years, so much so that their market capitalization is now above the $2 trillion mark, and large businesses including Tesla and MicroStrategy have invested billions in Bitcoin (BTC). While institutional investments in crypto[…]

buy

30

Mar

MicroStrategy subsidiary will purchase Bitcoin after closing $205M crypto-collateralized loan

The price of Bitcoin is $47,806 at the time of publication, making MicroStrategy’s current 125,051 BTC holdings worth roughly $6 billion. MacroStrategy, a subsidiary of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy, said it will purchase Bitcoin after obtaining a multimillion dollar loan from Silvergate Bank. In a Tuesday announcement, MicroStrategy said Silvergate issued a $205 million loan “secured by certain Bitcoin[…]

crypto

30

Mar

Dubai school will welcome tuition payments in Bitcoin and Ethereum

Citizens School said it also intends to integrate blockchain technology into several aspects of its academic and administrative operations in the future. According to local news outlet Arabian Business, Citizens School, located in Dubai, will accept tuition payments denominated in Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH). Payments using digital assets are facilitated via an unnamed processing platform and are[…]

3

28

Mar

Web3: Onboarding the next billion users — The road ahead

Polarization in public discourse is increasing, and to stop it, the world desperately needs the next generation of the internet: a decentralized Web3. Recent geopolitical events have polarized the world. Partisanship and the ideological divide have further balkanized the internet, whose gatekeepers have trampled upon the rights of millions to access financial services. Nations are gradually waking[…]

BTC Chart

28

Mar

Bitcoin on track to see its highest weekly close of 2022

Seven-day gains nearing 9% have put BTC price action firmly ahead of every other week so far this year. Bitcoin (BTC) saw a fresh spike to near $45,000 overnight into March 27 as the weekend looked set to deliver a decisively bullish close. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Weekly close of key importance Data from CoinMarkets[…]

donation

28

Mar

Love it or hate it, crypto’s vibe shift is now imminent

Recent geopolitical developments have upended the ethics and self-image of crypto. What does that mean for its future? Last month, cultural critic Alison P. Davis published an article in The Cut titled “A Vibe Shift is Coming. Will Any of Us Survive It?” The “vibe shift” Davis was referring to had nothing to do with crypto. She was referring to a[…]

usd/btc

26

Mar

Top Israeli bank to accept BTC and ETH trading through Paxos’ collaboration

Pepper Invest users can now buy, sell and hold Bitcoin and Ethereum, subject to regulatory approval. Leumi Bank, one of the largest lenders in Israel, has reportedly started to accept Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) trading. According to a Thursday report by Reuters, Pepper Invest, Leumi’s digital platform, has partnered with blockchain infrastructure provider Paxos to launch crypto trading. Pepper Invest[…]

altcoins

25

Mar

Almost half of Germans to invest in crypto: Report

Forty-four percent of Germans are motivated to invest in crypto, according to a report released by KuCoin. What do the experts think? The richest country in Europe is coming round to crypto. That’s according to a report by KuCoin, which shared some flattering statistics towards the future of crypto in Deutschland.  Notably, 44% of Germans are “motivated[…]

buy

25

Mar

Russia’s energy chief says it would accept Bitcoin for oil and gas

The heavily-sanctioned country is scrambling to find ways to increase its revenue and has floated the possibility of allowing China and Turkey to pay for energy in Bitcoin. The Russian Federation’s energy chief Pavel Zavalny has floated the possibility of accepting Bitcoin as payment for its oil and gas from “friendly countries” such as China and Turkey.[…]

putin

24

Mar

Crypto trading in rubles falls even as ECB warns again on sanctions

A statement from ECB President Christine Lagarde labeling cryptocurrency a “threat” to global security seems at odds with the real world data and expert opinion. The President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde has reiterated warnings that Russian individuals and businesses are using cryptocurrencies to skirt sanctions. However, as of March 18, daily ruble-denominated crypto trading[…]

metaverse

24

Mar

Indigenous Australians are making an embassy in the Metaverse

An Australian Indigenous group released a discussion paper on creating an Indigenous Cultural Embassy and is planning to enter the Metaverse. One of the world’s oldest living cultures is meeting the world’s newest emerging tech as Indigenous Australians begin to take part in the Metaverse. “First movers need to be there. Indigenous Australians have a culture about[…]