Cryptocurrency

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), once the red-headed stepchild to more popular smart contract implementations, are finally beginning to have their day in the sun.  Average purchase prices of NFTs on peer-to-peer exchanges are rising sky-high. Six-figure sales are no longer uncommon. Dapper Labs, the minds behind the great-granddaddy of NFT collectible projects, CryptoKitties, have attracted significant
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Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week PayPal to offer crypto payments starting in 2021 When rumors
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JPMorgan, the $316 billion investment banking giant, said the potential long-term upside for Bitcoin (BTC) is “considerable.” This new optimistic stance towards the dominant cryptocurrency comes after PayPal allowed its users to buy and sell crypto assets. JP Morgan, from “Bitcoin is a fraud and will blow up” in 2017 to “Bitcoin’s competition with gold”
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According to Whalemap, there are three major Bitcoin (BTC) whale clusters in the near term that might serve as key technical levels. The $11,857, $12,256 and $12,868 levels would likely act as important support and resistance areas. In previous cycles, whale activity coincided with significant price movements at crucial technical levels. For instance, Cointelegraph reported
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Wu Zhongze, China’s former vice-minister for Science and Technology and a well-known digital economics expert, believes that blockchain technology is still quite young. During an interview with The Paper, the former IT minister also stated that there was still “not much difference between where China and leading economies such as the United States and Europe”
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Galaxy Digital CEO and multi-millionaire Mike Novogratz recently hopped on CNBC Squawk Box for an interview, detailing the importance of PayPal’s upcoming 2021 Bitcoin (BTC) launch.  “I think that’s, in some ways, the shot heard around the world on Wall Street,” Novogratz said in an Oct. 23 interview about PayPal’s recent news. “PayPal has 346
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The South Korean telecom giant SK Telecom has announced it will issue its first digital wallet for blockchain-powered digital certificate storage and management with the approval of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security. According to NewsTomato, SK’s Wallet is compatible with the ministry’s own Government24 digital certificate initiative, which promotes the use of electronic
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Bitcoin (BTC) abandoning correlation with traditional markets will be its “biggest story” if it continues, one popular analyst says. In a series of tweets on Oct. 21, Cole Garner highlighted Bitcoin’s market decoupling among bullish price factors. Garner: Decoupling will be crypto’s “biggest story” Garner retweeted a chart of Bitcoin, gold, the S&P 500 and
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Juan Benet, the creator of blockchain-based data storage platform Filecoin, has called allegations that miners of its token have been on strike since last week “nonsense.” According to a report by 8btc.com, five of the largest Filecoin miners turned off thousands of rigs to protest the platform’s economic model. Under this system, miners are required to
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Old hands are selling their Bitcoin (BTC) holdings, according to glassnode’s Coin Dormancy metric. As shown below, dormant addresses selling BTC marked previous tops in BTC. Coin Dormancy of Bitcoin. Source: glassnode On-chain analyst Willy Woo said old hands reliably sold the top until the most recent price cycle. He wrote: “Dormancy is a measure
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Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest tracks every important crypto news story from the previous week. Essential reading for all Hodlers! Top Stories This Week Calm before the storm? Analyst says $20,000 Bitcoin is possible in three months Bitcoin volatility has fallen to a 16-month low, indicating that a sharp move is on the horizon. Large
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First announced in September, Monero developers today went live with a network update featuring a new version of its node software, codenamed ‘Oxygen Orion.’ The product of 30 contributors, the update promises significant improvement across nearly all aspects of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency’s performance.  The highlight of the new update is the compact linkable spontaneous anonymous
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In an open letter today to Neo community members, the Neo Foundation reflected on the past four years of activity and teased their plans for the future: Neo3, the third iteration of their smart contract-enabled blockchain, which will sport file storage and D-ID (Digital or Decentralized Identity) features.  Neo, the 22nd largest cryptocurrency by marketcap,
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Popular hardware wallet company Ledger recently announced that they had passed a notable security evaluation, known as SOC 2 Type 1. This certification came following a significant data breach the company suffered in June. Ledger did not, however, decide to conduct its security audit because of the breach, according to comments from a Ledger representative. 
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