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3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Recorded Its Third Best Q2 Performance Ever

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) recorded its strongest Q2 performance in history following a massive plunge on March 13 when the price dropped below $3,600 before eventually pushing above $10,000 over the next three months.Researchers at Skew said:“Bitcoin is having today its third best quarterly close in its young history.”Quarterly performances of Bitcoin throughout the past 6 years. Source: SkewThree key catalysts that fueled the historic Bitcoin rally from April to June were:...

UK FCA’s Stance on Crypto Seen as Harsh but Fair

Recently, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority released a detailed statement urging all local crypto business operators to register with the government watchdog by June 30. As part of the document, the regulator has made it absolutely clear that applications will need to have been processed, at the latest, by the end of the official grace period, which ends on Jan. 10, 2021, and failing to meet the requirement will result in a...

Surge in Stablecoin and DeFi Growth Bring Ethereum Fees to 2-Year High

The median transaction fees on the Ethereum network are the highest they have been in two years and have risen above Bitcoin fee for the second time in the last three months. Recently, Coinbase researcher Max Bronstein tweeted the chart below and suggested that the most recent surge seems to be due in largely in part to increased interaction with stablecoins on the Ethereum network.Tx. fee earnings of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Source: TwitterAs previously...

3 Ways Bitcoin Traders Can Spot and Avoid Crypto Market Manipulation

Unlike traditional financial markets, crypto exchanges are largely unregulated, and virtually every Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto trader is familiar with various stories detailing the degree to which certain aspects of crypto market price action is manipulated. Despite this, many traders feel like there is little they can do to avoid the whims of whales and unethical market makers that shape the market to their advantage. Strategies like spoofing and hidden orders are common obfuscation...

11.4 M Bitcoin Held As Long Term Investment

According to Chainalysis, the vast majority of Bitcoin (BTC) is held as long term investment, with 60% held by licensed custodians.Breakdown of Bitcoin supply. Source: Chainalysis.Digital goldThe company concluded that the breakdown of Bitcoin’s supply makes it similar to gold, supporting the asset’s status as digital gold. They clarify, however, that it is the 3.5 million BTC that is actively traded which supports the price:“But this digital gold is supported by an active...

Six Crypto Heavyweights Join ETH 2.0 Staking Trial

Six high-profile crypto firms will participate in an ETH 2.0 staking pilot project using the ConsenSys Codefi platform.On June 17, ConsenSys tweeted that cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and Crypto.com, digital asset custody providers Trustology, Matrixport, and Huobi Wallet, and investment firm DARMA Capital would receive early access to an ETH 2.0 staking pilot thorough its decentralized finance Codefi platform.Increasing excitement for ETH 2.0The move comes amid increasing excitement for the long-awaited ETH 2.0, which...

Options Trading Is a Huge Step for the Crypto Derivatives Market

For those of us involved in the cryptocurrency space, we've gotten used to the fast-paced nature of this rapidly growing industry. New technology quickly becomes old, bright shiny projects lose their luster, and what started out as a few privacy advocates sending “magic internet money” to one another has mushroomed into a whole new asset class with a robust infrastructure established around it. Every new product, application or financial instrument that we add...

DeFi Records ‘Exponential’ Growth in Assets

Decentralized finance (DeFi) continues to grow at an exponential rate with the number of new DeFi assets increasing by almost ten fold over the same time last year. Zerion DeFi project founder Evgeny Yurtaev shared a graphic on Twitter showing the number of new assets almost doubled in the last month and commented that growth “looks exponential to me”. The number of new assets reached over 1,000 for the first time last month with...

Tesla Stock Soars Above $1,000, Surpassing Bitcoin’s Market Cap

Today the value of Tesla stock set a new record high at $1,027, bringing the market capitalization to $188 billion, and also surpassing the total market cap of Bitcoin (BTC), which hovers at $181 billion.While the value of Tesla stock and Bitcoin price are not interconnected, there is a symbolic comparison between the two as the same investor FOMO which drove several Bitcoin rallies in the past appears to be present in the...

A New Token Lets You Save on Ethereum Fees by ‘Storing’ Gas

Ethereum (ETH)’s fees are hard-coded to only be payable in Ether, but a clever trick with smart contracts allows users to effectively pay for gas with a special token, which reduces the total fee they incur.This principle was used by the team behind 1inch.exchange, a decentralized exchange aggregator, to introduce the Chi token. The technology was formally announced on June 5, and it builds on a previous iteration of the concept, called Gas...
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