Tag: coronavirus

Aug 22 2021

Bitcoin Alleviates Future Uncertainty

A Weekly Series Of Essays About The Language Of Bitcoin by Alex McShaneLingua Contra ImperiumThe Language of Bitcoin: 2TL;DR - The government has pulled us into the deep waters, financially, to keep us vulnerable. Vulnerable people have the highest time preference, because they have the most future uncertainty. We’ve gone from a society that proudly claims to protect and nurture...

Aug 20 2021

$1,200 Stimulus Check Would Now Be Worth $8,765 If Used To Buy Bitcoin

Your $1,200 stimulus check would be worth around $8,765 today if you’d bought Bitcoin with it in April 2020.Your $1,200 stimulus check would be worth around $8,765 today if you’d bought Bitcoin with it in April 2020. On 27 March 2020, after the U.S. Government had brought our economy to a screeching halt through lockdowns and other mandates in a turbulent and...

Jul 20 2021

Bitcoin Follows Traditional Markets Into the Red

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bitcoin is lacking strength and looks set to lose the key $30,000 area Bitcoin’s weakness is reflective of a general fear in the markets Concerns over a coronavirus resurgence have caused other markets to drop...

May 19 2021

Algorand (ALGO) is powering the first blockchain-based COVID ‘passport’ in Latin America

May 19 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption algousd coronavirus technology

The world's first blockchain-powered COVID passport has gone live in Colombia as part of a joint project between Algorand (ALGO) and Koibanx. The tool is capable of generating user-friendly, reliable, and simple experiences for patients and allows users to go from having a paper certificate to a...

May 16 2021

This crypto game is helping Filipinos make ends meet amid the pandemic

May 16 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption coronavirus nfts

Axie Infinity, a blockchain game that allows users to breed and trade digital pets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has exploded in popularity among residents of Cabanatuan City in the Philippines over the past few months. And there’s an important reason for that. According to a short documentary video, dubbed “Play-to-Earn” and published earlier this week, the game actually allowed many local...

May 12 2021

Vitalik Buterin donates $1 billion in Shiba Inu coin (SHIB) to India’s COVID fight

May 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  coronavirus ethusd

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin sent over $1 billion worth of Shiba Inu (...

Apr 29 2021

Australian cricketer Brett Lee donates 1 Bitcoin towards India’s coronavirus fight

Apr 29 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd coronavirus

Brett Lee, a former Australian international cricketer, has donated one Bitcoin (worth roughly $54,000 today) to the so-termed “Crypto Relief” fund aimed at helping Indian hospitals to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic. I feel privileged to be in a position of...

Apr 26 2021

Crypto community donates over $1.7 million in Ethereum and ERC20 tokens towards India’s coronavirus fight

Apr 26 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption coronavirus ethusd people

Cryptocurrency holders and builders from around the world are pitching in funds to help India battle with the rising number of cases in the country, data and tweets from multiple sources show. This weekend, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin donated over $640,000 worth of Ethereum (ETH) and Maker (MKR) towards a crypto-focused relief fund to fight the coronavirus situation...

Mar 14 2021

Goldman Sachs COO Predicts “Explosion” of Crypto Use

Reading Time: 2 minutes Goldman Sachs’ COO has said that he expects and “explosion” in use of digital assets John Waldron told Reuters that client demand “is rising” for their cryptocurrency offerings Goldman Sachs recently said it would finally launch its crypto...

Mar 09 2021

Are We in For a Bitcoin Super Cycle?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Bitcoin super cycle could be on the cards if the current levels of institutional adoption continue or grow Bitcoin’s unique use case has been solidified in the past year, leading to billions of dollars’ worth being taken off the table What are...

Jan 19 2021

UK’s NHS Taps Blockchain Tech to Monitor Coronavirus Vaccine Cold Chain

Hedera Hashgraph's blockchain platform will provide the health service with a tamperproof record of vaccine temperatures, the firm said.

Jan 07 2021

Coronavirus Vaccines Certified With VeChain’s Blockchain Tech in Cyprus

The medical certification app was developed by VeChain and I-Dante last May.

Jan 01 2021

Lessons in Failing to Apply Blockchain and AI to Combat COVID

Jan 01 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ai coronavirus opinion people singularitynet

Blockchain tech is well suited to manage aspects of the fight against the coronavirus. Why hasn't it been used more?

Dec 31 2020

Why Crypto Crosses ‘The Chasm’ in a Post-Coronavirus World

2020 will be looked back on as the year that marks the present era from the past; the demarcation line separating the before and the after.

Governments Will Start to Hodl Bitcoin in 2021

Crypto assets not only are not going away. They will become integral to our financial and political lives.

Dec 29 2020

Crypto in 2020: a Year in Review (Part 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe cryptocurrency market during Q2 of 2020 was just as crazy as Q1, if not more so - the coronavirus really kicked in, adding a dose of volatility to...

Dec 28 2020

Crypto in 2020: a Year in Review (Part 1)

Reading Time: 4 minutes2020 has been a year like no other. Coronavirus has of course dominated the headlines and all our lives, but the crypto world has endured an equally tumultuous 12 months. Bitcoin has hit all time highs just nine months after crashing 51% in March, while Ethereum 2.0 has...

Dec 26 2020

2020 – The Year That Bitcoin Truly Arrived

Reading Time: 3 minutes 2020 has been a year like no other, particularly for Bitcoin After 12 years of being dismissed, Bitcoin’s fundamental properties have finally been realized Pandora’s box has now been opened The world was a very different place in January...

Dec 22 2020

Bitcoin, Stocks Nosedive Despite Incoming $900 Billion Stimulus

Dec 22 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  coronavirus covid-19 markets stimulus

The narrative for higher gains in the stock market, gold, and Bitcoin following more stimulus failed on Monday. Instead, a new aggressive strain of coronavirus took center stage, fueling apprehensions of...

Cryptocurrency in 2020 – Top 5 Developments

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cryptocurrency has enjoyed an incredible 2020, with numerous events and developments pushing it to new heights We have chosen the five developments that have had the biggest impact on the space this year These developments have helped the...

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