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Jan 19 2021

Blockchain Bites: ‘Crowded’ Crypto Traders, Ether All-Time High, the Bitcoin Battery Proposal

Bitcoin's environmental impact has become top focus for some critics as traders go "long BTC" and Dunamu reveals a “fear and greed” index.

State of Crypto: What the Crypto World Should Watch for in the Biden Era

The incoming president has already announced he would tap pro-crypto, pro- regulation Gary Gensler to lead the SEC, but a number of other names and issues remain outstanding.

First Mover: Ether Steals Limelight With New All-Time High Price as Bitcoiners HODL

Crypto traders shift focus to ether as second-largest cryptocurrency surges to new record price, but bitcoiners aren't going anywhere.

Jan 18 2021

Blockchain Bites: Goldman Sachs Investigates Crypto Custody, Solving the Blockchain ‘Trilemma’

Jan 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters scalability

Also: Coinbase plans infrastructure updates to prevent outages during periods of volatility.

Jan 17 2021

Crypto Long & Short: No, Bitcoin Is Not in a Bubble

Commentators and analysts who say bitcoin is in a “bubble” show they don’t understand what the term means.

Jan 15 2021

Blockchain Bites: Coinbase Wants to Crowdsource Asset Listings; What’s Up With Tether’s Bank?

Jan 15 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters tether

Deltec invested some clients' funds in bitcoin, but not Tether's, the bank confirms. So what exactly is backing tether?

Money Reimagined: Bitcoin’s Warning for Central Banks

Bitcoin's rising price reflects declining faith in the existing financial system. Will central bankers like Christine Lagarde take notice?

First Mover: Biden’s $1.9T Plan Shows ‘Blue Wave’ Bitcoiners Saw Coming

The Federal Reserve might need to print money to help finance Biden's coronavirus relief proposal, to keep Treasury-bond interest rates from climbing.

‘Stupid Bitcoin Rich’

Jan 15 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  newsletters

\+ the Bitcoin metric at a 3-year high The week got started with Bitcoin prices spiraling down from all-time highs, only to see the price regain most of its ground by week's end. The future looks bright for a Bitcoin ETF, thanks to Biden's choice of SEC chairman. FinCEN is extending the comment period on its controversial new proposals regarding self-hosted...

Jan 14 2021

Blockchain Bites: OCC’s Head Stepping Down, Anchorage to Become First National ‘Digital Asset Bank’

Brian Brooks finalized the controversial Fair Access to Banking rule in what could be his last act in office.

First Mover: Forget Facebook’s Stablecoin. Now It’s $700B Bitcoin in the Crosshairs

Bitcoin's powerful move over the past couple months to a market value of more than $700 billion is suddenly commanding more attention from global financial regulators.

Jan 13 2021

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Trades Sideways as US Inflation Is Muted

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin blockchain bites news newsletters

The line of sight on U.S. inflation is anything but clear after the Labor Department reports the CPI's smallest yearly gain since 2015. So what does it mean for bitcoin?

First Mover: Don’t Like $34K Bitcoin? Stellar, Litecoin Yet to Conquer Old Highs

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  altcoins bitcoin first mover litecoin markets

Though bitcoin's rally has lost some steam, many traders are still in a bullish mood – and shifting to alternative cryptocurrencies known as "altcoins" whose prices have yet to clear all-time highs from years past.

Jan 12 2021

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin Rebounds, Addresses Above 2017 Peak, Sci-Hub Decentralizes

Jan 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Content moderation decisions from Amazon, Shopify and Twitter following the Capitol riots in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 have put efforts to “decentralize” the web into sharp relief.

First Mover: Market Signs Look Healthy as Bitcoin Sell-Off Subsides

Record trading volumes have accompanied bitcoin's rally this year, and subsequent swoon, offering a healthy sign of just how much price discovery is taking place in rapidly growing (to $3T?) cryptocurrency markets.

Jan 11 2021

Blockchain Bites: Crypto Market Cap Drops Below $1T as Dollar Gains

Jan 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Also: Bakkt will go public through a SPAC merger, JPMorgan weighs in on a bitcoin ETF and Dan Larimer is leaving EOS-incubator Block.one.

First Mover: Cryptocurrency Euphoria Hits Breaking Point as Miners Lose Nerve

Jan 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin ethereum first mover markets news

Crypto euphoria gets reality check as bitcoin and ether tumble, though XRP is still trading with market value near Ford Motor's as SEC-inflicted damage proves limited.

Jan 10 2021

Crypto Long & Short: Traditional and Crypto Markets are Starting to Converge

The latest OCC statement, which opens the door for banks to use blockchains to validate payments, hints at more than just better services.

Jan 08 2021

Money Reimagined: Bitcoin’s Road to Gold

Jan 08 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  markets money reimagined newsletters opinion

Bitcoin may not be "digital gold" just yet. But, with institutions accepting the business case and the price rising, it's well on the way.

Blockchain Bites: Bitcoin’s Rich List, Coinbase’s Latest Acquisition

Jan 08 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain bites news newsletters

Also: Grayscale reports an a rise in participation from pensions while Ripple's Garlinghouse reveals he attempted to settle charges with the SEC ahead of its XRP suit.

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