In a series of recent interviews and speeches, United States Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler has called the cryptocurrencies market the “Wild West” due to its unregulated and allegedly fraud-filled atmosphere, predicting that the coins were doomed to fail. Powers On… is a monthly opinion column from Marc Powers, who spent much of
Crypto traders breathed a sigh of relief on Sept. 30 after media headlines reflected positive news regarding adoption and future regulation in the crypto sector. Early in the day, Visa announced that it has developed a layer-2-based blockchain interoperability hub that will support cryptocurrency payments and Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell stated that the regulator has
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Ether (ETH) price has seen quite a bit of volatility lately and to the surprise of many traders, the $4,000 level continues to present considerable resistance. Currently, the price is respecting the upward channel which started in August but every time the support is tested, the risk of an aggressive correction increases. With that in
Despite Beijing’s ever-increasing crackdown on the crypto industry, there are still some signs of life in the People’s Republic regarding the Bitcoin network and OTC trading. China intensified its clampdown on crypto last week in an effort to suppress any remaining activity related to digital assets within its borders. The regime specifically targeted crypto transactions,
Axie Infinity, a play-to-earn NFT game based on the Ethereum blockchain, announced the launch of the staking program for its native token, Axie Infinity Shards or AXS. AXS holders can start staking their tokens while the rewards will be activated in 24 hours to ensure all time zones could stake beforehand, according to a Sept.
Twitter has unveiled an in-development tool that will enable users to display a verified NFT as their profile picture. Mada Aflak, a senior software engineer at Twitter, shared a video demonstrating functionality that allows users to add NFTs to their accounts. Users can simply edit their profile, connect a cryptocurrency wallet, and import their OpenSea
Bitcoin faced another day of bearish pressure on Sept. 29 as the impact of China’s crypto crackdown and uncertainty about the regulatory landscape in the United States continue to weigh heavily on Bitcoin (BTC) and some of the larger-cap altcoins. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the early morning rally above $42,000
Technical analysis is a controversial topic, but higher lows are commonly interpreted as a sign of strength. On Sept. 28, Ether (ETH) might be 30% below its May 12 high of $4,380, but the current $3,050 price is 78% higher than the six-month low of $1,700. To understand whether this is a “glass half full”
Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) are attempting to bounce off their critical support levels as bulls try to thwart attempts by the bears to deepen the correction. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the Code Conference in California recently that governments cannot “destroy crypto,” due to its decentralized nature but can “slow down its advancement.”
Cool Valley, Missouri, a small town of about 1,500 in the St. Louis County area, found itself the subject of international attention recently after its mayor, Jayson Stewart, announced that he planned to give each resident up to $1,000 in Bitcoin. Stewart, a passionate environmentalist who spent years cleaning up the world’s oceans and ran
High transaction costs have been a thorn in the side of investors and developers for more than a decade and the issue became worse in 2021 after the emergence of decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFT) led to record-high levels of activity across the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Since the completion of Ethereum’s London hardfork, cross-chain
For years, the narrative surrounding Bitcoin (BTC) has been one which has portrayed the digital asset as being a hedge against monetary inflation. This is because inflation figures have been on the rise across the board over the last couple of years thanks in large part to governments printing copious amounts of their local fiat
“Sooner or later, ETH will outpace Bitcoin and become the global standard”, said Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph. Nailwal believes that Ethereum will eventually become “the ultimate settlement layer” for the DeFi space. Polygon will play a major role in ensuring the long-term success of Ethereum through its scalability solution.
As global regulators continue to scrutinize the cryptocurrency industry, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has expressed support for crypto, calling it undestroyable. “It is not possible to, I think, destroy crypto, but it is possible for governments to slow down its advancement,” Musk said at the Code Conference in California, CNBC reported Sept. 28. According to
BeePool, the fourth largest Ethereum mining pool, is closing amid China’s crypto crackdown. The China-based Ethereum mining pool announced on Tuesday it will suspend operations “in response to the latest regulatory policies.” Effective immediately, the registration of new users and the addition of sub-accounts for existing users will be discontinued, and all mining access servers