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Microstrategy Proceeding to Buy More Crypto: Unusual or Smart Move?
“MicroStrategy is the only Bitcoin spot exchange fund in the United States.” This was a statement MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor made at the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami. He also stated that “we are comparable to our nonexistent spot ETF.” The SEC approved ETFs that track futures contracts. However, they haven’t authorized the use of digital currency. This allows investors to invest in Bitcoin without signing up on an exchange, creating a cryptocurrency wallet, or handling complications associated with Bitcoin. “If a spot ETF existed, its fee ratio would be 1%, and it would not employ leverage. “We use MicroStrategy to convert cash flows of software companies into Bitcoin.” Saylor indicates that the tax-free profit of the MicroStrategy Bitcoin spot ETF is between 4% and 5%. Saylor founded MicroStrategy in 1989, and they have been adding Bitcoin to their balance sheet for the past two years. The company has spent close to $4 billion on Bitcoin, which costs an average of $30,700 per unit. Normalizing Bitcoin-backed Finance MicroStrategy added Bitcoin to its balance sheet in August 2020, which wasn’t so popular then. The coin was worth around $11,000 at the time. Institutional investors and Wall Street companies were sceptical of digital assets at the time. However, they later thought Saylor’s made a wise decision. The price of Bitcoin increased dramatically in October 2020. This made fund managers like Stanley Druckenmille...
2022-05-18 23:05:50
Polkadot: Should DOT investors expect a rally in the face of a dead cat bounce
The entire crypto market is trying to recover from the recent crash. However, in the case of the Polkadot token, after breaking out of a symmetrical triangle pattern on 17 May and trading above the $10 level, the bears appeared to have spotted the coin. How so? After recording a high of $11.29 during intraday […]
2022-05-18 23:05:15
Terraform Labs’ Legal Team Resigns Despite Frantic Rescue Attempts (Report)
Terraform's Chief corporate counsel Lawrence Florio, general counsel Marc Goldich, and regulatory counsel Noah Axler have called it quits as of May 2022.
2022-05-18 23:05:59
Decentraland price analysis: MANA fails to fulfil $1.71 promise as bears take over again
Decentraland price analysis has turned significantly bearish again, as price fell at the hands of bears to form a 9 percent decline over the past 24 hours. MANA dropped to as low as $1.05 for the first time since May 9, 2022, after climbing out of the market crash bullishly and hitting highs at $1.35....
2022-05-18 23:05:56
Funding Rates Fall To Yearly Lows Following Bitcoin’s Fall Below $29,000
Bitcoin has had a rough couple of weeks leading up to this moment and the effects of this are still being felt all across the board. This has seen bitcoin’s price crumble below $30,000 once more. Along with this fall has come some other brutal news for the digital asset. One of these has been the funding rates, whose massive dive has shown increasingly bearish momentum among the largest traders. Funding Rates Take A Dive The Bitcoin funding rates had been in a bit of a lull even as the price of BTC had begun taking its beat-down at the $40,000 level. Mostly, it had remained neutral or below neutral so the sudden drop in funding rates is no surprise. However, the degree to which it had dropped had been more cause for concern. This time around, funding rates have taken a nosedive that has sent them towards yearly lows. Related Reading | How The Tether Peg Could Predict Raging Bitcoin Volatility Arcane Research reports that the plunge had come in the midst of the sell-offs that had rocked the market last week. This had seen funding rates drop across major exchanges in the space. Most notably on May 12th when the funding rate had fallen to a -0.0042% on the biggest exchange, Binance. Funding rates decline to yearly lows | Source: Arcane Research An interesting note is that funding rates, despite trending in the negative territory, have not been this low since July of 2021. This means that this is the most significant dip...
2022-05-18 23:05:38
Bitcoin Open Interest Nosedives, But All Hope Is Not Lost
Bitcoin open interest has been on a downtrend recently. This is not surprising given that the price of the digital asset had also been declining in recent times. The past week has seen this downtrend mostly driven by movements on the crypto exchange, Binance. Despite this decline, it is still not all bad for bitcoin […]
2022-05-18 23:05:36
Unwinding the after-effects of the latest run on SAND’s technicals
Disclaimer: The findings of the following analysis are the sole opinions of the writer and should not be considered investment advice After the EMA ribbons denied all buying retrieval attempts over the last six weeks, SAND bears pulled the altcoin down to its $1.11 lows last week. This devaluation has impaired the bullish capability to find […]
2022-05-18 22:05:53
Robinhood Launching New Non-Custodial Web3 Crypto Wallet
Trading platform Robinhood is launching a non-custodial, web3 cryptocurrency wallet. “Customers will be able to hold the keys for their own crypto,” the company said. Robinhood Building Non-Custodial, Web3 Wallet Popular trading platform Robinhood announced Tuesday that it is “building a brand new non-custodial, web3 wallet that will allow customers to have total control of […]
2022-05-18 22:05:19
Ripples in the Crypto Economy: Could Stablecoins Be to Blame?
Stablecoins are a type of digital currency. The developers designed them to maintain their value over time and linked them to a fiat currency, usually the US dollar. In this configuration, one unit of cryptocurrency equals one fiat currency unit. In contrast to extremely volatile cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the value of stablecoin is constant. However, due to recent events in the stablecoin market, like the crash of TerraUSD, the government is actively investigating this sector. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has stated that stablecoins threaten financial stability. In addition, the Federal Reserve issued a paper condemning the lack of transparency and regulation in the stablecoin market. What are Stablecoins? Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that have their value connected to another asset. Most of the time, the other asset is fiat money, such as the US dollar or the euro. The coin’s value remains stable over time, at least in proportion to its linked currency. This is because the underlying asset’s value remains constant. In some ways, it’s as if the underlying asset, such as a dollar, has been transformed into a computer file. They back up stablecoin by the asset to which it links because they aim to track an asset. A company that produces a stablecoin, for example, will regularly set up a reserve with a financial institution that owns the asset on which the stablecoin is based. Most cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin...
2022-05-18 22:05:08
Ethereum Nears Major Upgrade as Testnet Set to Undergo Merge in June
In the run-up to upgrading the mainnet, the Ethereum Foundation has also doubled reward payouts for its bug bounty program.
2022-05-18 22:05:31
Terra ($LUNA) Binance Holdings From $1.6 Billion to Less Than $3,000
Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has revealed it could have reaped $1.6 billion from a $3 million investment into the Terra ($LUNA) ecosystem, but never touched its holdings and as a result, they’re now worth less than $3,000. On social media Binance’s CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao update the cryptocurrency community on Binance’s involvement with Terra, whose […]
2022-05-18 22:05:00
Arthur Hayes faces up to five years in his Friday sentencing, but jail time is unlikely
Hayes faces up to five years after pleading guilty to Bank Secrecy Act violations but significant jail time seems unlikely.
2022-05-18 22:05:48
Pizza Day, A Day Of Regret And Fantasy
As we enter the Bitcoin holiday weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on the incentives that lead us to celebrate Pizza Day.
2022-05-18 22:05:49
Jack Dorsey’s Block Wants To Create Economic Empowerment With Bitcoin
Among Block’s initiatives to further the Bitcoin ecosystem shared in its 2022 Investor Day is the development of an open-source bitcoin mining ASIC chip.
2022-05-18 22:05:50
Top Analyst Forecasts What’s Ahead for Ethereum, Solana (SOL) and One More ETH Rival As Crypto Markets Bounce
A closely tracked crypto strategist is outlining what’s in store for leading smart contract platform Ethereum and two ETH challengers, including Solana (SOL). In a new strategy session, pseudonymous analyst Cred says Ethereum might have printed a tradeable range provided that the bottom at $2,000 holds. “This might be our range for some time. Support […]The post Top Analyst Forecasts What’s Ahead for Ethereum, Solana (SOL) and One More ETH Rival As Crypto Markets Bounce appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
2022-05-18 22:05:20
Robinhood to Compete Against Coinbase With Launch of New Crypto and NFT Wallet
Retail trading platform Robinhood is launching a new non-custodial crypto and non-fungible token (NFT) wallet in the company’s latest push to embrace the digital asset space. According to a new press release, the trading titan has started developing a multichain Web 3.0 wallet that will allow investors to have total control of their digital assets […]The post Robinhood to Compete Against Coinbase With Launch of New Crypto and NFT Wallet appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
2022-05-18 22:05:23
The LUNA of it all – Why Bitcoin fell below $30K
The mid-week lull was swiftly broken as Bitcoin fell below the $30,000-mark – yet again. While you might feel the urge to blame world events or broader market factors for this dip, you’d be well advised to think again. Strange movements are afoot, and their ripples might just be the trigger for Bitcoin’s latest fall […]
2022-05-18 22:05:27
21Shares Launches Two US Index Funds Tracking Major Cryptocurrencies
21 Shares enters the US market with the launch of two crypto ETPs respectively tracking top and mid-tiers cryptocurrencies available on US exchanges.
2022-05-18 21:05:08
Coinbase is launching an in-house crypto think tank
Coinbase is launching its first-ever in-house think tank.
2022-05-18 21:05:21
Polkadot Pioneers Prize Contributes 750K for Manta to Architect Advanced Zero-Knowledge Challenge
Boston, Massachusetts, 18th May, 2022, Chainwire Manta has been awarded as the architect of the first-ever Polkadot Pioneers Prize of 750K to help the advancement of zero-knowledge technology. The Pioneers Prize prize is designed to solve some of the biggest challenges facing Polkadot and Web3. Polkadot allotted over 20 million DOT tokens to the effort...
2022-05-18 21:05:30
Early Voting on Terra Fork Reveals 85% Support
Terra governance is currently voting on whether to split the blockchain. So far, there is 85% support and 13% opposition. Terra Chain Split Gets 85% Support Earlier this week, Terraform...
2022-05-18 21:05:42
SEC chair uses crypto enforcement in justification for FY2023 budget
"We’re not trying to grow really significantly, but resources to grow at least six percent to grow our enforcement arm in this space," said Gary Gensler.
2022-05-18 21:05:48
Assessing how Dogecoin [DOGE] has changed since its ATH last year
Dogecoin [DOGE], at its best, can be described as a blockchain with use cases particular to payments and transactions. According to many, the crypto has nothing more to offer. Without any DeFi capabilities, the existence of DOGE is just a joke, a joke that DogeFather continues to propagate. Dogecoin – The king of memecoins For […]
2022-05-18 21:05:51
Could the Secret to Russian News Site, Meduza’s Success Be Crypto?
Cryptocurrency donations fund the operation of the independent Russian news site “Meduza.” This was a result of the pressure from the Kremlin and sanctions from the West. With the restrictions imposed as a result of the invasion of Ukraine, the Riga-based website now accepts a variety of digital coins from its Russian readers. Journalists Pulled out of Russia As Meduza Seeks Crypto Support According to Bloomberg, the Ukrainian conflict has had multiple effects on the Russian news website, Meduza. First, President Vladimir Putin’s government prevented journalists from reporting the conflict when the Kremlin launched its special military operation. This compelled the news organization to seek assistance transporting 25 journalists to Latvia. Because of Western sanctions, the 30,000 Russian readers who assisted Meduza before the conflict cannot send money through Stripe because the payment processor has ceased operations in the Russian Federation. The sanctions acted in compliance. What Could Be The Secret? Because of the war and the sanctions, Meduza requested funds from its international readers in US dollars, euros, or cryptocurrencies. As a result, it now accepts credit cards, bank wires, PayPal, and a variety of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), tether (USDT), and Monero a privacy-protecting cryptocurrency (XMR). According to the report, the BTC and ETH wallets have accumulated approximately $230,000 in...
2022-05-18 21:05:41
Stablecoins Are Crypto’s Killer App So Far – Just Not Terra
Stablecoins have been responsible for great transactional autonomy, Castle Island Ventures’ Nic Carter told the Permissionless crowd. “No government is going to give that to us.”The post Stablecoins Are Crypto’s Killer App So Far – Just Not Terra appeared first on Blockworks.
2022-05-18 21:05:15
Equinox Health Club Says “Yes” to Crypto Payments
If you’re a crypto fan and you fancy bringing your heart rate up on the treadmill or bench pressing and pumping iron, you may want to give Equinox a try. As a luxury fitness center in New York, the company recently announced it’s going to permit crypto payments for gym memberships and merchandise. Equinox Is...The post Equinox Health Club Says “Yes” to Crypto Payments appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
2022-05-18 21:05:41
What these data points tell us about where Ethereum is heading
Ethereum’s network looks all set for the year 2022 and for the years to come, as per a new report released by a16zcrypto. The 2022 State of Crypto report discussed the trend lines of the crypto-industry and the development of Web3. Lying at the heart of it is Ethereum with its smart contract platforms that […]
2022-05-18 21:05:33
Blockchain Data Indicates $10M Worth Of Ether From The Ronin Exploit In Rotation
More than 5,505 Ether of the Ronin Bridge exploitation seems to be transferred through Tornado Cash, a unique privacy crypto exchange. Blockchain data showed that the address associated with the $625 million Ronin Bridge Attack had begun transferring ether tokens valued at over $10 million. This occurred during the Asian morning hours. The data showed that the Ronin hacker had transferred over 5,505 ether to one unknown account this morning. Additionally, the funds were sent from another Ethereum wallet funded by the prominent hacker’s blockchain address. All these took place within the early hours of Wednesday, as the funds were sent in groups of 100 ether each to the Tornado privacy crypto exchange. The Ronin Bridge Ether Exploit Ronin Bridge is an Ethereum-based sidechain for the play-to-earn game Axie Infinity, an NFT game. It was created by Sky Mavis and is running both Ronin Bridge and Axie Infinity. Related Reading | Bitcoin Market Plunges Into Extreme Fear, How Scary Does It Get? On March 23, cybercriminals exploited The Ronin Bridge Network, and the hackers looted over $625 million worth of assets. The assets comprise 25.5 million USDC and over 173,600 ether. A report on their blog revealed this data. The platform realized the attack when one of its users couldn’t withdraw 5,000 Ether from the Ronin Network. Then, they took to Twitter to notify the public of the security breach on the platform. After the ha...
2022-05-18 21:05:21
Yield Curves, Inversion, The Eurodollar And Bitcoin
With indications of inflation appearing on the horizon, how can bitcoin serve as a safeguard against the impact?
2022-05-18 21:05:00
Combining Digital And Real-World Community With Full Transparency! MemeKong Setting The Standard For Meme Coins
Summary: MemeKong combines the community of meme coins with real-world utility. The team behind the cryptocurrency aims to provide longevity and become the number one meme coin by market cap. The team at Meme Kong is excited to introduce a new cryptocurrency with a mission to become king of all meme coins. The coin has […]The post Combining Digital And Real-World Community With Full Transparency! MemeKong Setting The Standard For Meme Coins appeared first on NullTX.
2022-05-18 20:05:36