Month: October 2020

Satoshi Nakamoto announced the Bitcoin whitepaper on a cryptography mailing list on Halloween 2008. It could be the case that this was a meaningless coincidence, but when we take into account the meticulous planning behind Bitcoin’s launch party, the chosen date begins to look more meaningful. Halloween is the carnival time, a ritual day when
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Bitcoin (BTC) is sucking up the volume from the entire cryptocurrency market as it continues to rally. This is causing the alternative cryptocurrency (altcoin) market to pullback, which has seen rising selling pressure and low buyer demand. On Oct. 30, researchers at Santiment pinpointed the growing volume and dominance of Bitcoin, while Chainlink (LINK), Ether
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Even though the Bitcoin (BTC) hash rate has experienced a sharp decline in recent weeks, the head of research at Blockchain .com, Garrick Hileman is not concerned. Blockchain .com was founded in 2011 by dissenting members of another early crypto start up — Coinbase. It was one of the first providers of Bitcoin analytics, eventually
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Days before a U.S. presidential election marred by court fights over vote counting and partisan allegations of rampant mail-in ballot fraud, Overstock.com is once again touting what it calls a solution: blockchain voting. “If [voting] doesn’t work as well as it should, next week think about how Voatz could have solved that,” Overstock chief Jonathan
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A new report jointly developed by DappRadar and Monday Capital analyzes the token distribution and governance proposals seen in major DeFi protocols. Despite efforts to decentralize control in the yield farming phase, the researchers maintain that many projects — especially those with strong venture capital roots — remain highly centralized. The researchers analyzed projects like
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Major private-owned Russian bank Gazprombank has received regulatory approval to launch cryptocurrency custody services through its Swiss subsidiary. According to an official announcement on Oct. 29, the bank scored approval from the country’s financial regulator, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, to offer crypto custody and trading services to its institutional and corporate clients. Offerings
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Almost one-quarter of Ethereum’s (ETH) circulating supply is held on cryptocurrency exchanges, according to analytics platform ViewBase. The website shows that 26,768,260 ETH are on exchanges, equating to 23.6% with a value of $10.3 billion. Almost 26 million of these tokens are held by 10 centralized exchanges, with Coinbase alone sitting on 8,521,807 ETH —
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Despite explosive third-quarter growth in the security token sector, Overstock’s Q3 2020 earnings report reveals that its tZERO alternative trading system (ATS) has continued to lose money. The ATS specializes in security tokens, consistently hosting more than 95% of the sector’s monthly trade volumes. tZERO saw dramatic growth in recent months, with monthly volume growing
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