Samuel Wan

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Jan 15 2022

Which cryptocurrencies made the biggest gains in 2021?

Jan 15 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis

Two weeks into 2022 and cryptocurrencies as a whole have had a stuttering start. The year opened with a total market cap of $2.2 trillion. Still, talk of inflationary pressures and interest rate rises hit hard, sparking a sell- off which bottomed at $1.9 trillion on Saturday. While we see...

El Salvador is down $12 million on its Bitcoin buys

Jan 15 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  investments

With the ongoing market slump, El Salvador is holding significant losses on its Bitcoin investments. Its buying process and wallets are undisclosed, so the exact amount remains unknown. But estimates put the loss at between $10 million and...

Vitalik Buterin holds Twitter poll on which currency should succeed Ethereum

Jan 15 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people

In an unexpected Twitter poll, Vitalik Buterin asked the ETH community which currency they want to dominate in 2035 if it isn't Ethereum. "Poll for Ethereum community. You wake up in 2035, and 80% of all transactions + savings in the world are in one currency that is not ETH....

Jan 13 2022

Joe Rogan talks Bitcoin and Silicon Valley’s dystopian version of the metaverse

Jan 13 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  opinion people

Joe Rogan and internet entrepreneur Adam Curry discuss crypto during episode #1760 of the Joe Rogan Experience, aired on January 8, 2022. The pair covered various topics, including Bitcoin's role in fixing the broken money system and why global authorities punished Facebook over its attempt to launch a cryptocurrency in...

Gamers say no to NFTs leading Sega to think twice

Jan 13 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts

Acclaimed video game maker Sega may not introduce NFTs over concerns they are a money-making scheme. Although some see gaming NFTs as an ideal use case for blockchain and cryptocurrency, gamers are starting to question the drive behind their proliferation. Skepticism over NFTs is nothing new, as typified by the...

Jan 12 2022

Cardano founder says delays are just the nature of the game

Jan 12 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people technology

Input Output (IO) CEO Charles Hoskinson is pleased with Cardano's progress to date. Speaking with Dan Gambardello from the Crypto Capital Venture YouTube channel, Hoskinson said people are too focused on the micro picture. He added that this perspective doesn't take into account achievements made to date, nor does it give leeway for bumps in the road. Especially considering the scale of...

Cash App is bringing the Bitcoin Lightning Network to its 36 million users

Jan 12 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  payments technology

Bitcoin has been available on Cash App since late 2017. But the mobile payment provider is set to roll out the Lightning Network to its millions of users. The leading cryptocurrency is often accused of being a dinosaur and incapable of handling the technical demands...

Jan 11 2022

Can the upcoming MimbleWimble upgrade revive Litecoin’s fortunes?

Jan 11 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption privacy technology

After years in the making, Litecoin's MimbleWimble (MW) feature could be rolled out this month. Last week, Robbie Coleman, the Creative Director at the Litecoin Foundation, said MW is "now in the final code review." Similarly, in December 2021, David...

Jan 10 2022

Does Disney’s patent filing show there’s no stopping the Metaverse?

Jan 10 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  metaverse

Disney signals a potential stab at the Metaverse by filing a "virtual-world simulator" with the U.S Patent Office. The concept comprises a computing platform with memory storing a software code, a tracking system linked to the...

Anti-Bitcoiners sharpen their knives following shaky New Year start

Jan 10 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis opinion price watch

Spurred by talk of rate rises, "spec tech," including Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, sustained a shaky start to the New Year. Over this period, the total crypto market cap lost $333.5 billion before bouncing at $1.898 trillion on Saturday. While it's too early to say the bottom is in, for now, it...

Jan 07 2022

Bitcoin sinks to 14 week low, but some analysts say $100,000 in 2022 is still on

Jan 07 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis

Following Wednesday's downturn in Bitcoin, a continuation of selling dipped the price as low as $41,000 today. Marking a 14-week low for the leading cryptocurrency. But as far as drawdowns go, this dip isn't as severe as past ones, most notably in recent memory, the crash of...

Vitalik Buterin proposes new changes to Ethereum gas fees

Jan 07 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  eth 2.0

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin proposed a new "multidimensional" approach to gas fees this week. By charging different gas prices depending on the resource used, he thinks users will benefit from optimal gas costs. High Ethereum gas fees have been a persistent problem since DeFi took off in the summer of 2020. And it's not uncommon to hear of people paying...

Jan 06 2022

The XRP Army wants to expose the SEC via the Joe Rogan podcast

Jan 06 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people

In an attempt to lay bare the dealings of the SEC, the XRP Army is rallying support to get Attorney John Deaton on the Joe Rogan podcast. Attorney Deaton is a prominent figure in opposing the SEC lawsuit against Ripple. He's primarily known for his role in enacting...

Bitcoin sees a 10% drawdown, what’s behind this market sell-off?

Jan 06 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis

The first week of 2022 gets off to an inauspicious start as Bitcoin suffered a 10% swing to the downside on Wednesday. Bears sunk the price as low as $42,500 before closing the daily candle marginally higher, at $43,200....

What’s behind the rise in employers offering crypto salaries?

Jan 06 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption

As reported by NBC New York, more and more young professionals want to get paid in crypto. And, in a bid to lure and retain talent, forward-thinking employers are meeting this demand. Even price volatility isn't dampening the enthusiasm to get paid in crypto, leading many to wonder what's driving this trend....

Jan 05 2022

Airbnb CEO hints heavily at adding crypto as a payment option

Jan 05 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption payments people

Online vacation rental marketplace Airbnb may soon be adding crypto as a payment option. Soon after the new year, CEO Brian Chesky asked Twitter, "If Airbnb could launch anything in 2022, what would it be?" Chesky whittled down the 4,000 comments to derive the six most...

Vitalik Buterin gives an estimate on Ethereum 2.0’s completion status

Jan 05 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  eth 2.0

Vitalik Buterin gave a guesstimate on the completion of Ethereum 2.0. Sadly, the impatient among us will likely be disappointed with what he said. Speaking on the Bankless YouTube channel, Buterin covered various topics, including what makes him happy, maximalism, and layers 1s. But the main theme of the interview centered around the development of Ethereum 2.0, particularly the "...

Jan 04 2022

Will doggie meme coins die off in 2022?

Jan 04 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoins memecoins opinion

As 2022 begins, thoughts turn to the next 100x gainer. But according to Motley Fool, that won't be any of the doggie meme coins. While it's true that, around this time last year, Dogecoin had crypto purists in disbelief, the second half of 2021 was much more sedate, suggesting that buyers had already...

The first usable Cardano DeFi dApp goes live, and it’s not SundaeSwap

Jan 04 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi

Data aggregator DeFi Lama adds Cardano marking the start of the project's foray into decentralized finance. This happened thanks to an under-the-radar DeFi offering going live at the beginning of the new year. Recently, Cardano has been feeling the heat over its lack of useable dApps. Critics...

What’s going on with Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs?

Jan 04 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts

Although Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFTs launched in April 2021, a flurry of recent activity has pushed the collection firmly back into the collective crypto consciousness lately. A string of celebrity owners, a tie-in with Adidas, not to mention a current floor price of 72.5 ETH ($277k), makes it one of the most successful non-fungible ventures...

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