Liam Frost

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Apr 10 2021

“You’d have to shut down the Internet” to ban Bitcoin, says SEC’s Hester Peirce

Apr 10 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd people regulation

Any of the government's efforts to ban Bitcoin would be “foolish,” said Hester Peirce (aka “Crypto Mom”), a very Bitcoin-friendly commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), during a MarketWatch virtual conference earlier this week. “I think we were past that point very early on because you’d have to shut...

Apr 09 2021

WAVES token surges to new all-time high following NFT announcement

Apr 09 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption investments nfts price watch

The price of WAVES token swiftly spiked by roughly 50% today, reaching a new all-time high of $20.82, according to crypto metrics platform CoinGecko. The sudden price movement was accompanied by “unusual buying activity” alerts sent out by several crypto tracking bots. Per their data, traders bought at least $33 million worth of WAVES in just 15 minutes...

Apr 08 2021

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao holds “close to 100%” of his funds in crypto

Apr 08 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bnbusd people

Billionaire Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, holds nearly all of his money in various digital assets—and owns no fiat, houses, or cars, he revealed to Bloomberg...

Apr 07 2021

Crypto market’s slump liquidates $1.4 billion off the trading board

Around $1.4 billion worth of trading positions got liquidated today as the crypto market dove into the red zone, according to crypto metrics platform ByBt. Earlier today, the price of Bitcoin dipped from $58,660 in the morning to as low as $55,990, dragging most cryptocurrencies alongside. “$946.71M worth of longs liquidated in the past four hours,” ByBt tweeted earlier....

Apr 06 2021

XRP breaks above $1, retaking 4th place among top cryptos

Apr 06 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  price watch trading xrpusd

Despite the ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the price of Ripple’s XRP token has nearly doubled in the last 24 hours, reaching over $1. At press time, XRP is trading at around $1.05, up 48.8% on the day....

NBA’s Sacramento Kings to offer its players a salary in Bitcoin (BTC)

Apr 06 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd culture payments

Professional American basketball organization Sacramento Kings will allow its players and staff to receive salaries in Bitcoin (BTC), its chairman Vivek Ranadivé reportedly revealed during a conversation on Clubhouse yesterday. “I'm going to announce in the next few days that I'm going to offer everyone in the Kings organization, they can get paid as much of their salary in Bitcoin as they...

Domain name “” briefly goes on sale for $100 million

Apr 06 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd rumors wallets, one of the most recognizable domain names in the world of crypto, was listed for sale by American Internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy for $100 million yesterday. “This domain is...

Apr 05 2021

Grayscale says it’s “100% committed” to morphing its Bitcoin Trust into ETF

Apr 05 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd ethusd investments regulation

As the race for the title of America’s first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) rages on, digital assets investment giant Grayscale today revealed that...

Bloomberg: Declining prices suggest that NFT craze might be fizzling out

Apr 05 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption culture ethusd nfts

A swift 70% drop in the average price of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is suggesting that the latest “crypto craze” might be fizzling out—just as fast as it took the world by storm recently, Bloomberg's experts pointed out yesterday. According to the data provided by, a platform that monitors various NFT...

Apr 04 2021

Popular meme “Overly attached girlfriend” resurfaces with $417,000 NFT auction

Apr 04 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption ethusd nfts video

Laina Morris, colloquially known as an “overly attached girlfriend” thanks to her viral YouTube videos, auctioned off her first non-fungible token (NFT) for 200 Ethereum (worth about $417,200 at press time). “You guys are INSANE. Thank you to everyone who bid and special thanks to [3F Music]. Truly, you have no idea how this is going to change my life. I mean it....

IRS gets access to crypto exchange Circle’s user data, targets Kraken next

Apr 04 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  exchanges regulation taxes

Shortly after getting a court authorization to obtain records of cryptocurrency exchange Circle’s customers, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now seeking to get access to similar data from trading platform Kraken. “Those who transact with cryptocurrency must meet their tax obligations like any...

Apr 03 2021

New Bitcoin regulations are coming, warns ex-SEC chairman

Apr 03 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd regulation

Former US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton has suggested that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will definitely be more regulated in the future. “I expect that regulation will come in this area both directly and indirectly,” he said during an interview with...

JPMorgan adjusts its long-term Bitcoin price target to $130,000

Apr 03 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd investments opinion

Analysts at American investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co have updated their long-term Bitcoin (BTC) price expectations to $130,000, according to a note cited by Business Insider yesterday. Per the note, Bitcoin has become much more attractive to institutional investors over the...

Chainlink (LINK) brings its price oracles to Polkadot (DOT)

Apr 03 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoins defi dotusd linkusd technology

Parachains based on Polkadot’s (DOT) Substrate framework now can integrate Chainlink’s (LINK) price oracles data feed in the form of a simple module, the companies announced today. “Chainlink Price Feeds are now available as an oracle pallet to all Substrate, Polkadot, & Kusama chains. This gives teams...

Apr 02 2021

New crypto-mining malware targets Call of Duty players

Apr 02 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  hacks mining scams

Researchers at major video game publisher Activision have discovered a new malware program that installs hidden cryptocurrency miners on users’ PCs by masquerading as a “trainer” for Call of Duty: Warzone, the company revealed yesterday. NEWS: Hackers hid malware inside Call of...

Morgan Stanley approves Bitcoin investments for a dozen new funds

Apr 02 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd derivatives investments

American investment bank Morgan Stanley plans to allow a dozen of its funds to invest in Bitcoin via cash-settled futures and the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), according to its...

Apr 01 2021

Blockstream tokenizes its Bitcoin mining power

Apr 01 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd investments mining trading

Blockchain development firm Blockstream has revealed its new security token, dubbed Blockstream Mining Note (BMN), that will be backed by the company’s Bitcoin (BTC) mining capabilities. “The Blockstream Mining Note (BMN) provides more flexibility than traditional investment in physical mining...

Enjin builds NFT-focused blockchain on Polkadot (DOT)

Apr 01 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi dotusd nfts technology

As Ethereum’s non-fungible token (NFT) mania is booming, blockchain development startup Enjin decided to take it one step further and launch a whole new decentralized network dedicated specifically to these crypto- collectibles, the firm announced today. “We’re creating a groundbreaking blockchain for NFTs, purpose-built to accelerate the advent of a globe- spanning, advanced digital asset economy,” said Enjin CEO...

Mar 31 2021

Chipotle invites users to unlock $100,000 in Bitcoin

On April 1, the American chain of fast-food restaurants, Chipotle Mexican Grill will celebrate National Burrito Day by giving away $100,000 worth of Bitcoin, according to a press release published today. “National Burrito Day is a huge moment for Chipotle,” said Chris Brandt,...

Michael Jordan, Will Smith, other stars invest $305M in NBA Top Shot developer Dapper Labs

Mar 31 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption investments nfts

Dapper Labs, the company behind highly successful non-fungible token (NFT) platforms CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, has raised $305 million in a funding round led by investment firm Coatue, USA Today reported today. “NFTs are the first time anyone can create unique digital items that can be portable...

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