Month: September 2021

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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Join Cointelegraph host and analyst Benton Yaun alongside resident market experts Jordan Finneseth and Marcel Pechman on “The Market Report” — which is live right now! Here’s what to expect in this week’s markets news breakdown: Next, trader Gareth Soloway joins the show to discuss the recent correlation between BTC and the stock market, his sentiments
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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,
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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
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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
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“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.
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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
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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
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