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Polkadot’s upcoming parachains to be tested on the Kusama Network
Ahead of its long-awaited parachains launch, Polkadot published a comprehensive roadmap where it revealed that all upcoming parachains will be tested and optimized both on regular parachain testnets such as Rococo and on the Kusama Network.
Authorities to regulate one of the world’s biggest Bitcoin markets
Two Nigerian regulatory bodies, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), have agreed to conduct research to regulate and govern the sector’s booming Bitcoin and crypto market.
U.K. tax authorities eye crypto assets in up-and-coming budget
According to chartered accountants HillierHopkins, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will target crypto investors in the up-and-coming budget on March 3.
DeFi sees second-largest liquidation in history as crypto market dips
Yesterday’s decline of the crypto market has triggered the second-largest wave of liquidations in decentralized finance’s (DeFi) history as a total of $24.1 million worth of positions got wiped, according to metrics platform DeBank.
Bitcoin jumps $4,000 as Bitfinex and Tether settle with New York court
A long-running case regarding Tether’s alleged fake dollars and Bitfinex’s involvement in covering up parts of the former’s business have drawn to a close today.
Impermanent loss is a death sentence for DeFi mining
Decentralized finance is a prevalent industry that keeps reaching new milestones.
Top two Ethereum addresses lock up $17 billion in smart contracts
The biggest Ethereum wallets are smart contracts instead of exchange or user accounts—a sign of adoption and activity.
DeFi platform hacks itself to safeguard users’ funds
The developers of Primitive, Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) permissionless options protocol, “whitehacked” their own platform after a severe exploit was discovered today.
Logan Paul NFTs sell $3.5 million worth on first day of release
Logan Paul sells $3.5mn worth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the first day of release.
Crypto.com burns $10 billion worth of CRO ahead of mainnet launch
Crypto dot com, the Hong Kong-based payments and crypto exchange platform, will conduct one of the biggest token burns ever ahead of its mainnet launch.
XRP jumps ahead of Ripple-US SEC hearing today
Ripple Labs, the issuer of the payments token, faces scrutiny in US courts for its alleged role in misguiding investors and selling an unlicensed security.
Peter Brandt, veteran trader and author of “Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader,” pointed out that while Bitcoin’s (BTC) price could reach $200,000, history shows that it’s prone to massive corrections of 30% or more.
Elon Musk explains Bitcoin’s value proposition to gold bug Peter Schiff
The Tesla CEO has become a bit of a Bitcoin and crypto bull lately, explaining the asset to a long-time critic.
Developed by research company Gartner to represent the adoption of new media, hype cycles have been used since the 1990s to quantify and predict the performance of groundbreaking new technologies.
Nvidia bets big on Ethereum mining with new dedicated graphic chip
The chipmaker was overwhelmed by the massive use of its graphic chips by Ethereum and Bitcoin miners in 2017.
Elon Musk says only a “fool” wouldn’t look into Bitcoin
The Tesla CEO made the comment on Twitter today, weeks after his company purchased over $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.
PancakeSwap flips Ethereum’s Uniswap to become the world’s biggest DEX by volume
The Binance Smart Chain project is giving top DEXes a run for their money with lower fees and an easy-to-use interface.
Traders are seemingly expecting Ethereum to continue to rack up gains against Bitcoin.
Binance Coin (BNB) erupts above $300 as the whole Smart Chain ecosystem soars
Tokens from the Binance Chain ecosystem are surging today, led by Binance Coin’s (BNB) own example—which broke above $300 today, according to CryptoSlate’s Binance Smart Chain sector data.
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS clients buying the first ETP offering exposure to Polkadot’s DOT
Data from the Bloomberg Terminal has revealed that some of the biggest Wall Street players have bought the world’s first exchange-traded product (ETP) for Polkadot.
Bill Gates explains why he associates Bitcoin with tax avoidance and illegal activity
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he doesn’t hold Bitcoin, nor is he short against it.
Cardano’s Daedalus wallet receives its most significant update yet
Version 3.3 of the Daedalus wallet brings support for the upcoming Cardano protocol update that delivers native token support to the blockchain.
Motley Fool to buy $5 million of Bitcoin—but it missed on a potential for $2.5 billion
The wildly popular investment and analysis magazine announced the move yesterday, years after calling Bitcoin a “terrible investment.” The Fool buys Bitcoin “We’re buying $5 million in Bitcoin on our own balance sheet.