A survey conducted by major crypto custodian Bitcoin IRA revealed that 42% of the platform’s customers expect Bitcoin’s (BTC) price to exceed $15,000 by the end of 2020. According to a June 29 announcement, Bitcoin IRA surveyed over 300 of its customers who answered their questions on a voluntary basis. A staggering 57% of the
Ethereum expects boosted transactions per second, or TPS, as the network shifts toward the long-awaited Ethereum 2.0, or ETH 2.0, according to Etheruem co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Vitalik says the transition will not be instant “ETH2 scaling for data will be available before ETH2 scaling for general computation,” Ethereum Buterin said in a June 30 tweet.
Dapper Labs – the company behind CryptoKitties – has a simple mission. They want to introduce a billion people to blockchain. “The reason we decided to go for entertainment — specifically games — is because we felt that it’s just a much easier way to introduce folks to decentralization,” explains co-founder Mik Naayem. “Gamers are
Cardano (ADA) is upgrading from “Byron” over to “Shelley”. According to an announcement from the project: “We’ve been successfully running node v 1.14.2 on the Shelley public testnet for over a week now. And we can confirm that we’ll deploy the new node to the Cardano mainnet… today, 30th June as per the first date
Kirobo, a two-year-old Israeli blockchain startup, announced on June 30 that it has found a way to tackle problems related to human error in cryptocurrency transactions. In a recent survey by the Fio Foundation, 55% of respondents reported experiencing stressful human errors when sending cryptocurrency and 18% reported loss of funds due to such errors.
Privacy blockchain Incognito has released Kyber Privacy (pKyber), a privacy feature for decentralized finance within the Kyber Network for users from both parties to trade anonymously. First announced on April 24, Incognito’s open-source technology enables anonymity for smart contract-based protocols, making it possible for any Ethereum-based decentralized app to integrate pKyber. Making DeFi private The
The world is being pushed into a new normal where simple, everyday tasks and functions, often taken for granted, are becoming increasingly cumbersome. This is in no short part due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, which continues to force many essential operations like finance and payments into the digital realm out of necessity. However,
Bitcoin had a nearly 3,500% return on investment since 2015, 70 times that of five traditional stock markets. According to a June 29 article at investor website Buy Shares, data analyst Justinas Baltrusaitis says from June 26, 2015 to June 26, 2020, the return on investment (ROI) for Bitcoin was more than 70 times higher
Blockchain-powered event betting company Augur says that users of its REP cryptocurrency need to migrate their tokens once a new version of the platform is available starting July 28. According to an announcement posted to the platform’s website on June 29, Augur v2 will launch on the Ethereum (ETH) mainnet at the end of next
A study published on June 29 revealed a way to drain Bitcoin (BTC) wallets’ funds on the Lightning Network by exploiting a bottleneck in the system. According to the “Flood & Loot: A Systemic Attack On The Lightning Network” paper, Jona Harris and Aviv Zohar from the Hebrew University in Israel evaluated a systemic attack
On-chain liquidity protocol Kyber announced on June 29 that a major upgrade of Katalyst protocol will go live on July 7, 2020. The upgrade includes changes to the Kyber Network Crystal (KNC) token model to attract more participants to the development of the protocol. According to the announcement, Katalyst aims to reduce friction in liquidity
The total crypto market capitalization has been stuck roughly between $240 billion and $280 billion for about two months. This range-bound action suggests that cryptocurrencies are waiting for a trigger to propel the market cap higher. As the saying goes, the longer the consolidation, the stronger will be the eventual breakout from it. Daily cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx have just listed Compound’s COMP token for trade. COMP is the native token of Compound — a DeFi protocol that allows its users to earn interest on deposits or lend cryptocurrencies. Lending and borrowing on Compound are managed through a decentralized peer-to-peer blockchain-based protocol. After its 2017 launch, the platform grew to
The Spanish Civil Guard has taken down a dark web child porn ring that used cryptocurrency transactions to pay for content. Multiple individuals across the country were ultimately arrested. According to the Spanish Civil Guard, the “Jekyll” operation captured three people involved in the “Welcome 2 Video” platform, thanks in part to additional support from
How healthy is the gaming industry? Fortnite thoughtfully provided a concise answer to that question on June 16th. In advance of the much-anticipated unveiling of The Device, a live event slated to occur on the game platform, slots were full half an hour early as eager gamers logged in to witness Epic’s latest twist in
Bitcoin (BTC) begins a new week in uncertain times after regaining $9,000, but where is BTC/USD headed in the coming days? Cointelegraph Markets highlights five factors driving Bitcoin price action for the week ahead. Stocks optimism returns with $9K Following a major slide on Friday, stocks futures were gaining early on Monday, despite ongoing pressure