Laszlo Dobos

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Jan 18 2022

Animoca Brands raises $358 million to grow the open metaverse

Jan 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  gamefi investments metaverse nfts raise

In the latest round of funding, Australian metaverse company Animoca Brands raises over $358 million, 358,888,888 to be exact – 8 being considered a lucky number in many parts of Asia and the crypto community at large – at a slightly beyond $5 billion pre-money valuation. The round was led by Liberty City Ventures, with other investors including 10T Holdings, C Ventures, Delta...

BitMEX buys one of the oldest banks in Germany

Jan 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  banking exchanges

BXM Operations AG, a company founded by BitMEX CEO Alexander Höptner and CFO Stephan Lutz, has announced plans to purchase Bankhaus von der Heydt, a bank located in Munich, Germany, and also one of Germany’s oldest banks. Bankhaus von der Heydt has been in operation since 1754, indeed the company website is at 1754.eu. The deal is subject to approval by the...

Ethereum gas fee tokens poor performers, Ponzi accusations

Jan 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis coin intros ethereum gas gas fees

Without any sign of gas fees on Ethereum being less of a pain to users, the fees continue to be a hot topic, and a driving force and tailwind for so- called Layer-1 competitors such as Solana and Avalanche, both of whom boast much lower fees. As Ethereum gas fees stir some frustration among its users, there’s perhaps no surprise some are trying to...

Jan 17 2022

USDC supply surpasses USDT on Ethereum

Jan 17 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis circle ethereum stablecoins tether

The stablecoin market has seen explosive growth over the past years. The market has been and still is, dominated by Tether’s USDT coin. However, the rival stablecoin issued by Circle Inc., USDC, just flipped USDT on the Ethereum blockchain – the largest stablecoin platform. A Flippening refers to a change in the total market cap rank of a token against another....

Jan 15 2022

Sweden’s inflation rate at a 29 year high, “transitory”

Jan 15 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis ecb fed inflation regulation

Inflation is on the rise in many parts of the world. On Wednesday, The U.S. Federal Reserve reported a CPI inflation of 7.0% for December. Following this trend, the inflation rate of the Swedish krona SEK rose to 4.1% in December, a strong increase from November’s inflation rate of 3.6%. These levels of inflation have not been seen since December 1993, almost 29...

Jan 14 2022

ENS hit half a million milestone for registered .eth domain names

Jan 14 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis culture domain names ens nfts

ENS, Ethereum Name Service, is a service mapping Ethereum addresses to human readable domain names ending with .eth, such as vitalik.eth instead of 0xd8da6bf26964af9d7eed9e03e53415d37aa96045. The ENS service is becoming increasingly popular among Ethereum users and others; it has become a trend to display ENS names in people’s Twitter profiles, including those for celebrities like...

Jan 13 2022

Consortium of U.S. banks looking to launch bank-issued stablecoin

A consortium of U.S. banks or “an association of FDIC-insured financial institutions” including New York Community Bank (NYCB), NBH Bank, FirstBank, Sterling National Bank, and Synovus Bank is set to launch a “bank-minted” stablecoin with the ticker USDF. According to a press release published on Wednesday 12th of January, the...

Jan 12 2022

US inflation rate hit 7% in December, four decade high

Jan 12 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis regulation

The December Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the U.S. rose to 7.0 percent year- over-year, according to the latest inflation report from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Wednesday. CPI is the most widely used method for tracking inflation. The inflation for December was the highest since June 1982, and rose by 0.2 percent from 6.8 percent in November. On...

OpenSea’s up for competition, vampire LooksRare sucking trading volume

Jan 12 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  eth ethereum looksrare nfts opensea

NFT marketplace OpenSea totally dominates the NFT trading market with a market share of over 90 percent in trading volume. However, just two days after its launch, LooksRare, a “vampire attack” or decentralized clone of OpenSea, is looking to give the dominant player a fight. A vampire attack is a clone of an existing service with some minor changes to the...

Jan 11 2022

Strong conviction among Ethereum long-term holders, DeFi TVL up

Jan 11 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis defi ethereum exchanges trading

The market value of ether (ETH), the second-largest digital asset by market cap, has taken a big toll of late. The price of ETH is at the moment of writing hovering around $3,100, down about 36 percent since its all-time-high on the 10th of November. Ether hasn’t seen this low valuation since the beginning of October 2021. However, not all clouds on the...

Moxie Marlinspike: Here’s what’s wrong with Web3

In a blog post published on Jan 07, Moxie Marlinspike, creator and maintainer of the Signal messaging app, expressed concerns about Web3 and in particular its claim to be a new and decentralized future alternative to the platform behemoths of Web 2.0. Marlinspike begins his post admitting he, despite considering himself a cryptographer, hasn't found himself particularly drawn to...

Jan 10 2022

Ethereum merge testnet Kintsugi split by bug, here’s why

Jan 10 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  eth 2.0 ethereum geth kintsugi testnet merge

The merge event on the Ethereum network is the transition to the Proof-of- Stake consensus model from the currently employed Proof-of-Work model. This merger means that the current Ethereum mainnet system and the new Beacon chain, often referred to as Ethereum 2.0, will merge into one blockchain. To test the merge, the...

Jan 08 2022

She’s got the most followed Twitter account with a .eth name

Jan 08 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture ens ethereum nfts opensea

There’s hardly a day in crypto without a celebrity announcing a purchase of a Bored Ape or some similar high-end profile picture NFT, often to be flexed in the Twitter profile of the said celebrity. Just the other day, popular rapper Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, purchased Bored Ape Yacht Club...

Jan 07 2022

ETH down 33 percent since ATH, traders buying the dip

Ether, the native token of the Ethereum platform, and the second-largest digital asset by market cap, has seen a fall of its market value by 33 percent since the latest all-time-high on the 10th of November. In particular, ether’s market value took a big hit in the last 24 hours and went south by about ten percent. At the time of writing, it...

Jan 05 2022

Sweden leads Europe’s first crypto SPAC, ticker “HODL”

A SPAC, or Special Purpose Acquisition Company, is a company that has no commercial operations and is formed strictly to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of acquiring or merging with an existing company. SPACs have been around for decades, but have seen a Cambrian explosion in recent years. In 2020, 247 SPACs were created in the U.S....

Jan 04 2022

13 NFT games to look out for in 2022

Jan 04 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  gamefi gaming metaverse nfts

Call it GameFi, Play-to-Earn or NFT gaming, a new breed of games are coming, riding the tidal wave created by the success of pioneer games like Axie Infinity. In 2021, Axie went from basically zero to 2.3 million daily active players at the end of the year. During the same one-year period, the Axie Infinity’s AXS token saw an increase in market value...

Here’s Bitcoiner Eric Wall’s 27 predictions for 2022

Jan 04 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis bitcoin eric wall ethereum nfts

In a series of tweets, and answers to follow-up questions, Bitcoiner Eric Wall, a.k.a. "the alt-coin slayer," predicts what will happen in crypto in 2022. A few of these predictions stand out more than others, for example, Eric Wall...

Jan 03 2022

Chamath Palihapitiya: Visa and MasterCard biggest business losers for 2022

Jan 03 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis defi investments mastercard payments

In an episode of the "All-in-podcast" released Wednesday, Billionaire investor and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya expressed some very bold views and predictions on payment companies Visa and MasterCard. In essence, Palihapitiya predicts the downfall of both businesses during 2022 because...

Dec 30 2021

MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 1,914 bitcoins

Dec 30 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bitcoin investments microstrategy

IT-services company MicroStrategy continues its strategy to add bitcoin (BTC) to its balance sheet. With just hours left of the year, the company CEO Michael Saylor announced on Twitter yet another purchase of the leading cryptocurrency by market cap. This time, MicroStrategy purchased...

Research: Yes you can calculate the total supply of ether

Dec 30 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis bitcoin bitmex edge ether

In the hot debates in the crypto space, one of the talking points that Bitcoiners love to throw at Ethereans is that it's difficult, if not impossible, to calculate the exact total supply of ether (ETH) in the market, especially compared to how relatively easy it is to calculate the total supply of bitcoin. This is a crucial point among proponents of sound...

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