terra

20

May

Here’s why Terra’s snowball effect could send Avalanche (AVAX) price to $15

The collateral damage of Terra’s collapse could continue to impact Avalanche price, especially considering that the Luna Foundation Guard holds 1.97 million AVAX tokens. Avalanche (AVAX) has emerged as one of the worst-performing cryptocurrencies among the top-ranking tokens in the last 24 hours, partially due to fears connected to Terra (LUNA) and it’s a near-dead UST algorithmic […]

solana

20

May

Lost SOL? Persistent challenges continue to impact Solana price

SOL price has been repeatedly knocked down by network outages, a shrinking total value locked on the network and futures traders’ disinterest in trading the altcoin. The past thirty days have been an extremely bearish time for cryptocurrencies. The sector’s aggregate market capitalization plunged 33% to $1.31 trillion and Solana’s (SOL) downfall has been even more brutal.[…]

POLYgon

19

May

Polygon partners with Orbs and DeFi.org to launch an accelerator program

Participants of the accelerator program will get funding, mentorship and market exposure through the platform DeFi.org. In a new development for the decentralized finance space, Ethereum scaling platform Polygon has partnered with layer-3 project Orbs to launch a program that supports DeFi builders through the DeFi accelerator platform DeFi.org.  In an announcement, Polygon and DeFi.org noted that the[…]

ethereum

18

May

Ethereum’s popularity ‘a double-edged sword’ — a16z’s State of Crypto report

“Ethereum’s overwhelming mindshare helps explain why its users have been willing to pay more than $15 million in fees per day on average just to use the blockchain,” a16z stated. Crypto venture fund giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has highlighted that development and demand on Ethereum are “unmatched” despite the network’s high transaction fees. The firm does warn,[…]

phishing

18

May

Cloudflare to run Ethereum node experiment to help ‘build a better internet’

“Cloudflare is going to participate in the research and development of the core infrastructure that helps keep Ethereum secure, fast, as well as energy-efficient for everyone,” the firm stated. Ahead of Ethereum’s highly anticipated switch to proof-of-stake (PoS), cybersecurity firm Cloudflare is set to launch and fully stake Ethereum validator nodes over the next few months. It[…]

bull

17

May

Miami and New York City coins tank despite Mayoral endorsements

“People will stop mining the coin if they can’t make money off of it,” according to Michael Bloomberg, who referred to the two previously hyped city coins. Despite being publicly endorsed by the respective mayors of both cities, MiamiCoin (MIA) and NewYorkCityCoin (NYC) have plunged 90% and 80% since their all-time highs. According to data from CoinGecko,[…]

etf

17

May

Bitcoin investment giant Grayscale debuts ETF in Europe

Grayscale announced its first European ETF, listing on the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and Deutsche Börse Xetra. Crypto investment giant Grayscale is expanding operations by launching a new crypto-linked exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe. Grayscale officially announced its first European ETF, called Grayscale Future of Finance UCITS ETF, on Monday. A spokesperson for Grayscale told TechynoWorld[…]

phishing

16

May

$1.9T wipeout in crypto risks spilling over to stocks, bonds — stablecoin Tether in focus

The dangers posed by stablecoins to the traditional market cannot be dismissed due to Tether’s exposure to the U.S. credit system. The cryptocurrency market has lost $1.9 trillion six months after it soared to a record high. Interestingly, these losses are bigger than those witnessed during the 2007 subprime mortgage market crisis — around $1.3 trillion, which has prompted[…]

vitalik

16

May

Buterin: Terra should protect the smallholders, not the whales

Vitalik Buterin has called for relief for the average UST smallholder who got lured in by promises of high stablecoin yields by crypto influencers. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin thinks that the beleaguered Terra project should prioritize small hodlers as part of any proposed reimbursement plan. As widely reported, the Terra eco-system suffered a death spiral around May[…]

coinbase

13

May

Coinbase CEO says funds are safe amid bankruptcy protection fears

Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, responded to fears surrounding a disclosure that the company made in its recent report. Following the Coinbase report where the company declared its losses, a disclosure that suggests that users are not protected in the case of bankruptcy has been gaining traction on social media. However, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong[…]

terra

13

May

Avalanche drops 30% on fears Terra’s LFG will dump AVAX next

Luna Foundation Guard is emptying its crypto reserves to bring its stablecoin back to its $1-peg, risking a massive AVAX selloff. Avalanche (AVAX) is paying the price for being one of the collateral assets that maintain Terra’s native stablecoin TerraUSD’s (UST) peg with the U.S. dollar. Major AVAX dump ahead? AVAX’s price dropped about 30% to reach  $32.50[…]

2022

11

May

Michael Saylor assuages investors after market slumps hurts MSTR, BTC

As MicroStrategy stock slumps, Michael Saylor remains confident Bitcoin holdings will cover a potential margin-call on BTC-backed loans. MicroStrategy’s CEO and Bitcoin proponent Michael Saylor is confident his firm’s BTC holdings will more than cover a potential margin call on Bitcoin-backed loans. The American business intelligence and software giant made headlines in 2021 with a number of[…]