Gold bug and Bitcoin (BTC) skeptic Peter Schiff was just 17 years old when the yellow metal set its true all-time price high. Meanwhile, Bitcoin, a much younger asset, sits close to its inflation-adjusted all-time high, or ATH, after just three years of downward pressure. Adjusted for inflation, gold reached a price of $678 U.S.
A team of anonymous developers is making what might be called a fork of a project that never launched. Readers of this post will likely see a strong earnings opportunity here, but please be careful. Basis Cash is based on the stablecoin Basis (originally known as Basecoin) that had $133 million in funding before U.S.
After years of delays and changes in plans, Ethereum 2.0 is finally approaching release on Dec. 1. Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0 is introducing the long-awaited mechanism of staking to the smart contract platform, in addition to launching the skeleton of a future Eth2 blockchain, the Beacon Chain. Progress in 2020 steadily picked up pace as
The ongoing Bitcoin (BTC) rally has primarily been driven by institutions, analysts say, with metrics such as CME’s open interest and Grayscale’s assets under management (AUM), supporting this narrative. At the same time, the gold market has seen large outflows in recent weeks. On Nov. 24, independent financial researcher Jan Nieuwenhuijs reported that gold saw
Ethereum Classic (ETC) has undergone a hard fork that ushers in a new upgrade aimed to increase miner participation and increase security. According to the ETC explorer by Blockscout, at around 3:45 UTC on Sunday, the ETC mainnet reached a block height of 11,700,000, automatically triggering the anticipated Thanos upgrade. Terry Culver, CEO at ETCLabs,
As exploits and hacks run rampant across the DeFi ecosystem, at least one project appears to have fended off the worst of an attack — the once-maligned “vampire” AMM (automated market maker) exchange Sushiswap. Observers noticed last night that Sushiswap — which got its start leeching liquidity from rival AMM Uniswap — was experiencing an
The price of Bitcoin (BTC) faces two crucial events on Dec. 1 right after the weekly and monthly candles close. The upcoming weekly candle close is particularly noteworthy because it could mark the first red weekly candle since late September. The monthly candle will be significant since it would mark the highest close in Bitcoin’s
After just over two years of development, on Sunday a new form of gambling will be released to the Ethereum world on mainnet: hamster-powered marble races. [embedded content] Powered by Mia, a female djungarian or “ winter white dwarf” hamster and her trusty hamster wheel, the project, dubbed “Mia & the Marbles,” is an automated
It’s been another bumper week for Bitcoin, another reason for hodlers to feel grateful. The dollar value remains over $17,000 having reached a three-year high when it topped $19,000 for only the second time. People are starting to notice. The Wall Street Journal talked about Bitcoin’s rise on its front page. Google searches for Bitcoin
As Bitcoin price rallied to a new 2020 high, the open interest on CME Bitcoin (BTC) futures rose to $1.16 billion, making it the world’s largest Bitcoin futures market, according to Arcane Research. This suggests that institutional investors are relatively unmoved by the recent sharp correction in Bitcoin price. Guggenheim Partners has become the latest
The price of Bitcoin (BTC) surged above $18,000 on Nov. 29, reaching as high as $18,209 on Binance. However, traders are turning cautious despite BTC’s weekend rally. Bitcoin currently faces resistance at around $18,200, which is also the 10-day moving average (MA) on the daily chart. As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, some traders still anticipate BTC
A month ago, one would be hard pressed to find any investor who would have expected a $32,000 Bitcoin (BTC) price for January. At the time, a 140% upside was needed from the $13,300 price on Oct. 30 and this seemed quite far fetched. Therefore, the January $32,000 BTC call (buy) options traded at Deribit
This morning, Yearn founder Andre Cronje announced the latest in a spate of high-profile mergers and collaborations for the multi-faceted decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol: Yearn Finance will be “joining forces” with market coverage provide Cover. In a blog post, Cronje notes that the merger will be a natural one, as Yearn and Cover developers have
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There was a time when BitMEX derivatives exchange reigned sovereign over other exchanges, and the company effectively held a 50% market share until July 2019. For this reason, traders kept a close eye on every indicator connected to BitMEX, including its funding rate, open interest, and basis. Open interest measures the total number of contracts
The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped sharply on Nov. 26 following a mass sell-off from whales. Data from on-chain data firms, namely Santiment, Intotheblock, and CryptoQuant, show heightened levels of whale exchange inflows. Whales selling right under Bitcoin’s all-time high, particularly when the market sentiment was overly euphoric, led to a massive drop. Roughly $1.8