Early Bitcoin (BTC) investor and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) advocate Roger Ver claimed that Ethereum, not Bitcoin, will be responsible for driving the bulk of new users towards crypto. On a May 31 episode of the Show Me The Crypto podcast, Ver — labeled “Bitcoin Jesus” for his early Bitcoin advocacy — said that despite Ethereum’s
The Chinese government continues to crack down on the cryptocurrency industry with a new investigation targeting a major Chinese yuan stablecoin issuer. The team of Trust Reserve, the issuer of the Chinese yuan-pegged stablecoin CNHC, has been detained by the Chinese police, the local blockchain publication PANews reported on May 31. According to the report,
More than 386 million Optimism (OP) tokens — worth $587 million at current prices — are scheduled to be unlocked on May 31 as the initial vesting period for early contributors and investors comes to an end, prompting concerns about downward price pressure. The May 31 OP unlock is one of the largest scheduled unlocking
Adding to the existing number of protocol hacks in the crypto industry, Jimbos Protocol has not escaped the sights of the attackers as it has suffered an attack resulting in a loss of a large amount of funds. According to PeckShield, a blockchain security unit, Jimbos Protocol, the liquidity protocol of the Arbitrum system, was
Crypto embraced, then forgotten by Chinese state television On May 23, China Central Television (CCTV), the country’s government-owned broadcasting corporation, aired a short, 98-second segment regarding the adoption of cryptocurrencies in Hong Kong. During the session, state news anchors briefed its audience on how Hong Kong regulators “have made final preparations” for the trading of
Bitcoin (BTC) remains pinned below $27,000 and the recent weakness of the past few days has increased calls from analysts for a fall to the low $20,000 levels. While anything is possible, the bulls are unlikely to give up the $25,000 support without putting up a fight. Glassnode’s lead on-chain analyst Checkmate said in his
Ether’s price has been stuck below $1,920 for the past 16 days, which is especially concerning since the latest breakout attempt on May 6 lasted less than 24 hours. Excluding this brief price pump, Ether’s (ETH) journey below $1,920 was initiated on April 21, over 30 days ago. One can likely blame the Ethereum network’s $8.80
Top Stories This Week Hyperbitcoinization coming, says Bitcoin OG as ‘wholecoiners’ hit 1 million Bitcoin has crossed a significant threshold this month — there are over 1 million addresses that hold at least 1 BTC. Data from Glassnode shows an escalating pattern with regard to the amount of so-called Bitcoin “wholecoiners.” If the trend continues,
A bug in an older version of crypto lending protocol Aave is blocking users from interacting with Wrapped Ether (WETH), Tether (USDT), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) or Wrapped Matic (WMATIC) pools on Aave V2 Polygon, preventing assets from being withdrawn from them, according to a May 19 proposal that attempts to fix the bug through a patch.
Most technological revolutions come with an unforeseen darker side. When Austrian-born physicists Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch first split the atom in the late 1930s, they probably didn’t anticipate their discovery would lead a few years later to the atomic bomb. The artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is arguably no different. AI algorithms have been around
Hong Kong partners with 16 companies to build CBDCs On May 18, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the launch of the cyber Hong Kong dollar pilot project. According to officials, 16 selected companies from the financial payment and technology sectors will conduct the first round of trials this year on the feasibility of
The trading of so-called “unbacked cryptoassets” such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) should be regulated as gambling rather than a financial service, a panel of British lawmakers said in a new report. The United Kingdom is currently working on a crypto regulatory framework that would mix existing financial asset laws with new crypto-specific rules.
Bankrupt crypto lending firm Celsius is anxious to get its staked Ether (ETH) stash back from liquid staking platform Lido which enabled withdrawals this week. Celsius initiated the process of withdrawing its Lido Staked ETH (stETH) from the protocol. According to transaction data it has requested the withdrawal of 428,084 stETH in batches of 1,000.
Apple is scheduled to release its highly-anticipated mixed-reality headset in the coming weeks, a development that some believe could breathe fresh life into the metaverse industry. In January, the native tokens of blockchain-based metaverse projects Decentraland (MANA) and Sandbox (SAND) witnessed significant surges in price, due partly to swirling rumors about Apple’s venture into mixed
The S&P 500 Index (SPX) closed the week with a nominal loss of 0.29% but Bitcoin (BTC) is on target to finish the week with a deeper cut of more than 5%. The weakness in Bitcoin pulled several altcoins lower, indicating weakening sentiment. A silver lining is Bitcoin’s solid bounce on May 12. Several analysts
Top Stories This Week Coinbase calls Pepe a ‘hate symbol,’ prompting calls to boycott the exchange An email sent out to Coinbase customers describing the Pepe the Frog meme as a “hate symbol” co-opted by alt-right groups has drawn significant ire from the PEPE memecoin community this week. Two hours after the email was sent,
The market valuation of Pepecoin (PEPE) has dropped by 65% as of May 12, a week after its record high of $1.54 billion. Profit-taking appears to be the primary reason behind the extreme price correction, after it rallied from almost nothing to as high as $0.00000372 after its launch on April 14, while emerging as
Bitcoin (BTC) extended its decline on May 12 but analyst Philip Swift, co-founder of trading suite DecenTrader and creator of data resource LookIntoBitcoin, does not expect a deep correction. He said it was “interesting to note that the long/short ratio has been climbing as price has trended down.” One of the reasons that is keeping
An email sent out to Coinbase customers describing memecoin Pepe (PEPE) as a “hate symbol” co-opted by alt-right groups has drawn significant ire from the memecoin community. Prominent crypto influencer Borovik.eth shared a screenshot of the email newsletter from May 10 to his 96,000 followers, which cites a 2016 decision from the Anti-Defamation League to
After a brief overshoot above $2,000 on May 6, the Ether price has returned to a tight range between $1,820 and $1,950, which has been the norm for the past three weeks. According to the latest Ether (ETH) futures and options data, odds favor the Ether price breaking below the $1,820 support, as professional traders have
Aragon, an open-source framework designed to launch decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), has pulled plans for its native Aragon (ANT) token holders to be given voting rights over the future direction of the organization. The Aragon Association, a Switzerland-based organization that oversees the management of Aragon said in a May 9 tweet it exercised its “fiduciary
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