Tag: cryptocurrency

How The Ethereum, EOS, And Polkadot Communities Got Divided Into Two: CeFi Vs. DeFi

How The Ethereum, EOS, And Polkadot Communities Got Divided Into Two: CeFi Vs. DeFi Crypto

There are two halves of the financial system from a crypto enthusiast’s perspective — traditional finance and cryptocurrency finance. But the crypto space now has two subspaces — centralized finance (CeFi) and decentralized finance (DeFi). Here’s how the divide happened.

Blockchain Solutions For The She-Cession

Blockchain Solutions For The She-Cession

Recent statistics show that the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have affected women at a much higher rate than men – both financially and professionally.  This is deemed a she-cession by reports that have been following recessions since 1949.

Bitcoin is COVID immune

Bitcoin is COVID immune

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has left a significant footprint on the global economy. For this reason, it had a substantial impact on the behavior of all financial instruments, including cryptocurrencies. It turns out that the fluctuations experienced by the virtual currency market during this period reflect changes in other capital and commodity markets. This market has also shown relative stability during this difficult time. It is another proof that cryptocurrencies can be treated as a mature and full-fledged financial instrument.

Bitcoin, Ether Slump; Banks Can Now Back Stablecoins

Bitcoin, Ether Slump; Banks Can Now Back Stablecoins

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Bitcoin slumped with the stock market Monday, falling more than 5%, after miners began selling at a higher rate on Sunday. Ether cooled off as well, and the average DeFi token has slumped 30% to 40% in recent weeks.

Cryptocurrency Is Strengthened By Space Exploration

Cryptocurrency Is Strengthened By Space Exploration

One of the most curious things about the emergence of cryptocurrencies has been its tie to a nascent movement in commercial space exploration and commercial space launches. At first, it seems like an odd fit — until one begins to understand that private modules and satellite communications as well as further space exploration dovetails with…
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Open Source Bitcoin Project BTCPay Server Receives $150k Grant From Kraken

Open Source Bitcoin Project BTCPay Server Receives $150k Grant From Kraken

One of the Bitcoin ecosystem’s most highly-regarded open source projects just bagged another substantial grant to build out its technology stack. BTCPay Server, a self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor and technology solution, is the recipient of a $150,000 grant (paid in bitcoin, of course) from the Kraken exchange. The payment, made in Bitcoin, also coincides with…
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Unforgettable: How Blockchain Will Fundamentally Change the Human Experience

Unforgettable: How Blockchain Will Fundamentally Change the Human Experience

From the invention of the wheel to the printing press, new technology has changed the human experience. Our comprehension of the world is no longer limited to a village. Our collective knowledge grows by inconceivable exabytes of data every day. And our memories, our very recollections of the events that shape our lives, are changing too.…
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New York Man Charged In $100 Million Bitcoin Case

New York Man Charged In $100 Million Bitcoin Case

A New York City man has been charged with hacking, trafficking in stolen credit card data, and laundering money with bitcoin, highlighting the cryptocurrency’s enduring appeal to cyber criminals. Vitalii Antonenko, 28, was arrested and detained on money laundering charges on arrival at New York’s JFK airport from Ukraine in March last year after undercover agents…
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11 Members Of Congress Urge Treasury Secretary Mnuchin To Use Blockchain For COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

11 Members Of Congress Urge Treasury Secretary Mnuchin To Use Blockchain For COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

On Tuesday, a letter from eleven Members of Congress to the Secretary of the Treasury was made public that urged Secretary Mnuchin to consider the use of blockchain technology to help in providing COVID-19 stimulus checks to Americans. With the high-profile nature of suggesting the U.S. Treasury could deliver money owed to the public with…
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Cryptocurrency in Focus: Bullish Bitcoin Watchers Drool Over the Great 'Halving'

Cryptocurrency in Focus: Bullish Bitcoin Watchers Drool Over the Great ‘Halving’

The event that happens every four years is meant to prevent inflation, but attracts speculation. Like the leap year that comes every four years, it’s that time again for Bitcoin ( (BTC) ). We’re talking about “halving” — which often causes a speculative rise in the value of the cryptocurrency. For those not familiar, Bitcoin…
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