When assisted senior living home The Preston of the Park Cities approached Owen Robertson to hold a course on crypto, NFTs, and the Metaverse for their residents, the 21-year-old didn’t expect how quickly they’d pick up on the complex topics. Speaking to Cointelegraph, the Quai Network marketing associate, board member of the Mccombs blockchain initiative,
Bitcoin (BTC) pierced the top of a stubborn trading range on Aug. 11 as a decidedly awkward rally took hold of risk assets. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin retracement warnings intensify near $25,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD hitting highs of $24,750 on Bitstamp, marking its best performance
Per a report from news outlet Reuters, payment company Ripple is exploring the possibility of acquiring the assets of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network. The purchase might materialize via Ripple Labs, according to a company spokesperson. Ripple Labs is currently in a legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) due to the
Bitcoin (BTC) has been posting higher lows for the past eight weeks, but during this time, BTC has not been able to flip the $24,000 resistance to support on at least three different opportunities. This is precisely why the $475 million Bitcoin options expiry on Aug. 12 might be a game changer for bulls. Considering
Tornado Cash (TORN) has lost almost half its market valuation two days after being slapped with sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department. The department accused Tornado Cash, a crypto mixer platform, of laundering more than $7 billion in cryptocurrencies, including a stash of $455 million allegedly stolen by North Korea-based hackers. Immediate reactions were followed
In this week’s newsletter, read about Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s proposal for stealth nonfungible token (NFT) ownership. Check out how a CryptoPunk will be split into thousands of pieces to enable smaller investors to access it, and how the NFT play-to-earn game Axie Infinity plans to double down on South Korea despite regulatory hurdles. In
The Aug. 10 Consumer Price Index (CPI) report shows year-over-year inflation rose 8.5% in July and while this figure is below economists’ expectations of 8.7%, it is still high. Although inflation remains much higher than the Federal Reserve’s 2% target, the marginal slowdown raises hopes that the rate hikes by the Federal Reserve have started to work.
Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to battle at the $24,000 resistance and the price rejected there on Aug. 10, but the rejection was not enough to knock the price out of the 52-day-long ascending channel. The channel has a $22,500 support and this bullish formation suggests that BTC price will eventually hit the $29,000 level by
According to data from DefiLlama, total value locked (TVL) on Optimism, a layer-2 scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain, has surged 284% in the past month. The vast majority of TVL consists of users lending and borrowing assets on Aave through Optimism’s layer-2 chain. Investors have been bidding up digital assets related to the Ethereum
Bitcoin (BTC) regained $24,000 but failed to hit new multi-month highs on Aug. 10 as United States inflation appeared to be slowing. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView CPI cuts risk assets much-needed slack Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed hourly gains of around $1,000 after U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for
The Celsius (CEL) community has rallied on Twitter once again to fight off short positions against their favored crypto token despite multiple challenges faced by the exchange, including bankruptcy and rumors of the company’s CEO fleeing from the United States. Thousands of tweets with the #CelShortSqueeze tag have been posted on the social media platform,
Bitcoin (BTC) hit multi-day lows into Aug. 10 as crypto traders braced for impact with fresh United States inflation data. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader: Market “could get ugly” if CPI keeps rising Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD dipping to $22,668 on Bitstamp at the most recent daily
Hot on the heels of an official announcement from USD Coin (USDC) issuer Circle Pay, stablecoin giant Tether has now also officially confirmed its support behind Ethereum’s upcoming Merge upgrade and switch to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism-based blockchain. The announcement came on the same day as its stablecoin competitor, who pledged they will only
An Ethereum fork token that does not yet exist, dubbed ETHW, is trading under $100 across several crypto exchanges after debuting at $30. ETHW and ETHS begin trading ETHW is the native asset to the ETHPoW chain. ETHPoW, for now, is a possible new chain backed by proof-of-work (PoW) miners as the original chain switches
Bitcoin (BTC) is facing fresh competition from altcoins this month as data shows that — technically — it is already “alt season.” Figures from CoinMarketCap and TradingView show that BTC currently makes up around 41% of the overall crypto market capitalization — its lowest since the start of 2022. Bitcoin sheds market cap prowess After
On Aug 9, automated market maker Curve Finance took to Twitter to warn users of an ongoing exploit on its site. The team behind the protocol noted that the issue, which appears to be an attack from a malicious actor, was affecting the service’s nameserver and frontend. Don’t use https://t.co/vOeMYOTq0l site – nameserver is compromised.