Tag: edge

Aug 19 2022

The case against BlackRock’s foray into Bitcoin

Aug 19 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption edge

Bitcoin (BTC) received a much-needed boost when BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, announced its partnership with Coinbase to offer institutional clients access to BTC. In a blog post, Coinbase said the tie-in offers users of...

Aug 11 2022

A World War could trigger ‘an immense spike’ in Bitcoin price, adoption, Covalent CEO says

Aug 11 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption bear market culture edge

Since the outbreak of war in Eastern Europe, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have featured on both sides of the conflict. In the case of Ukraine, at the start of the war, government officials called on the crypto community to donate funds. At the same time, Russia opted for a more inclusive approach, including U-turning on its previous plans for a crypto ban and...

Aug 01 2022

Bitwage Partners With Casa, Edge Wallet For Streamlined Bitcoin Payroll Services

Aug 01 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitwage business casa edge news

The payroll provider will leverage the wallets of Casa and Edge to streamline and automate payroll in bitcoin for businesses and governments.Bitwage has partnered with two Bitcoin wallet providers to streamline its onboarding process.Casa and Edge Wallet helped Bitwage develop a UI to integrate each of the wallets onto its payroll platform.These partnerships will allow Bitwage to...

Jul 29 2022

Bitcoin mining — What are the true climate change risks?

Jul 29 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  edge mining

The European Central Bank (ECB) published a report on July 14 that covered many points related to Bitcoin and Ethereum mining, including energy consumption and Proof-of-Stake (PoS) as an alternative mechanism. The report, titled "Mining the environment – is climate risk priced into crypto-assets?," determined that...

Jul 22 2022

How will the “Everything Bubble” bursting impact crypto?

Jul 22 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis bear market edge macro

Recent events have demonstrated how brutal crypto investing can be. Since the market top, some eight months ago, approximately $2 trillion of capital has left the space leading to plunging prices. Since markets made a local bottom on June 15, prices have traded relatively sideways. However, considering broader macroeconomic factors, some call for further, more significant drops as the "Everything...

Jul 08 2022

Here’s why the crypto downturn isn’t the end for DeFi

Jul 08 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis defi edge investments technology

After an explosive 2021, the recent downturn has left a bitter taste for crypto investors, not least those who went heavy on DeFi. Since the market peaked in November 2021, investors had pinned their hopes on bulls shaking off the infrequent bearish signs that were presenting. But the Tera scandal brought those expectations to an abrupt end in early May,...

Jul 01 2022

What’s next for Bitcoin as market sentiment sours?

Jul 01 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  edge investments

Recent market volatility pushed Bitcoin below $20,000, marking the first time in its history it had sunk lower than the previous cycle peak. Since November 2021, Bitcoin has shown sporadic signs of weakness. But it wasn't until recently, following the Terra LUNA/UST implosion and the subsequent industry- wide deleveraging, that a bear...

Jun 28 2022

Traditional hedge funds consider regulatory uncertainty biggest barrier to entry in crypto

There have never been more traditional hedge funds investing in crypto, but around two-thirds are still hesitant to enter the market, according to PwC's 2022 Global Crypto Hedge Fund Report. Those on the fence said they were waiting for the market to mature and more regulations to be set in place. The report offers...

Jun 25 2022

Crypto hedge funds are bullish on Bitcoin and knee-deep in DeFi

The volatility that has become synonymous with the crypto industry hasn't deterred institutions from participating in it, as hedge funds investing in crypto are at an all-time high, according to PwC's 2022 Global Crypto Hedge Fund Report. The annual report surveys both traditional hedge funds and specialist...

Jun 24 2022

Polygon exec gives insider scoop on state of crypto employment

Jun 24 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis edge enterprise interview

Despite the challenges of the past two years, the labor market appears to be in a good place, at least according to official government statistics. The Washington Post stated that Americans had returned to work in record numbers, leading to a May unemployment rate of 3.6%, almost half compared to when President Biden took office 17 months ago when...

Jun 22 2022

Inside THORchain: The cross-chain RUNE DEX offering native coins like BTC, ETH, and ADA

Jun 22 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi dex edge interview web3

CryptoSlate recently spoke to Tyler Bond "Familiarcow," the Communications Director at Nine Realms, a company building core infrastructure on THORchain which has just announced a mainnet launch. I asked Bond why THORchain was different from other liquidity protocols, the issues with DeFi smart contracts, anonymous development, the future of THORchain, and why true decentralization matters. After my conversation with...

Jun 18 2022

The inherent flaw of delegated proof-of-stake governance systems with Nischal Shetty, WazirX

Jun 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis edge eth 2.0 layer2 technology

CryptoSlate recently caught up with Nischal Shetty, Founder of India's biggest crypto exchange WazirX to discuss layer 1s, the human role in blockchain, validator responsibilities, proof-of-stake governance, and decentralization. With the recent chaos with the governance of Terra Luna and the imminent Ethereum merge, we asked Nischal for his insight into the on-chain voting and how blockchain can do better. There has to...

Jun 14 2022

The case for Bitcoin as a part of retirement savings

Jun 14 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption analysis culture edge investments

Last week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen spoke out against the dangers of cryptocurrencies as a retirement savings vehicle, calling it a "very risky move." Yellen isn't alone in her criticism; several analysts and professionals have also publically blasted the idea. For example, Forbes contributor and partner at law firm...

Jun 09 2022

Crypto unicorns on the rise as unicorn startups exceed 1K in 2022

Jun 09 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption analysis edge investments

When a privately-owned company receives a valuation of $1 billion, it's introduced into the magical world of unicorns. And while it might seem like an exclusive club, there are actually 1,146 unicorns in the world with a cumulative valuation of over $3.8 trillion, according to CB Insights data. This hasn't always been the case, though. The overall number of...

Jun 08 2022

Fintech Startup Edge Release First Confidential Bitcoin Mastercard

Edge’s new card will not collect KYC data used to determine a person’s identity giving complete privacy and instant transfers with no fees.Tech startup Edge just released the first confidential bitcoin mastercard. The card does not require any KYC data of any kind, nor does it have any associated transaction fees. The card can be digital or physical and is loaded on...

Edge crypto exchange announces no-KYC digital currency Mastercard

Jun 08 2022 Published at Coinscreed under tags  cryptocurrency exchange edge kyc

Edge, a self-custody crypto exchange, revealed that it will offer a no-KYC debit Mastercard that can accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies funding. Users would be able to spend their bitcoin at more than 10 million merchant terminals in the United States without KYC verification. Currently, the Edge Mastercard may be funded directly from the […] The post...

Uncertainty looms over future of Ethereum layer 2s after Proof-of-Stake goes live

Jun 08 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis defi edge eth 2.0 interview

Ethereum 2.0 (Consensus Layer) is set to take a significant step forward as the Merge testnet goes live around June 8....

Jun 07 2022

The fear and favoring of digital currencies

Jun 07 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption analysis cbdcs edge payments

To explore the increased digitalization of the global payment system, Crypto.com commissioned an extensive report that explores to which extent digital payments are trusted by consumers and institutions. Economist Impact surveyed 3,000 people and 150 institutional investors and corporate treasury managers to find out what barrie...

Jun 02 2022

What now for crypto as ESG called out as a scam?

Jun 02 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture edge enterprise investments mining

Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is billed as a powerful vehicle to create value, drive sustainability, and deliver a more equitable world. But behind the social justice warrior hype lies the potential to pick winners and losers, and unfortunately for crypto, the verdict is mainly negative from an ESG perspective. However, diving deeper reveals that's not necessarily a bad thing. What is...

May 27 2022

The case for Bitcoin as a hedge against inflation

May 27 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis edge investments

Bitcoin has long been touted as an inflationary hedge. Proponents argue that government-issued fiat currencies decrease in value over time due to money printing by central banks. But Bitcoin doesn't suffer the same devaluation as supply is fixed at 21 million tokens. However, now that inflation is here and making its presence felt, BTC has, so far, failed to live up to expectations....

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