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Minereum Launches Bazarswap OTC DEX With a 6 ETH Promo

Disclaimer: The text below is a press release that was not written by Cryptonews.com. The world’s first self-mining smart contract, Minereum, has just launched the first over-the-counter (OTC) decentralized cryptocurrency exchange for ERC20 tokens called Bazarswap. Aside from the lack of intermediaries, the new exchange also offers advantages such as zero exchange fees in the foreseeable future, direct and automatic payouts for both buyers and sellers, and allowing users to add any ERC20 token t...
Minereum Launches Bazarswap OTC DEX With a 6 ETH Promo

How Education – and Envy – Turned a Billionaire Skeptic into a Bitcoin Bull

A little research with a healthy side helping of jealousy has convinced one of Norway’s richest people to bin his bitcoin (BTC) doubts and buy into the BTC trend. Øystein Stray Spetalen is a high-profile investor and holds board positions on pharmaceuticals, shipping, and sports-related companies – and was linked in the mid-2000s to a possible takeover deal with the footballing behemoth Liverpool FC. Ever frank and outspoken, Spetalen has not held back on the subject of bitcoin, and as recently ...
How Education – and Envy – Turned a Billionaire Skeptic into a Bitcoin Bull

Ukrainian Finance Minister Says Crypto Is ‘Promising’

The new Ukrainian finance minister has spoken about the state’s plans to regulate the domestic crypto market, and claimed that although he has doubts about what is “backing” crypto, he feels it is “promising.” In an interview with 24 Novosty, the recently appointed minister, Serhiy Marchenko, stated that the nation’s Ministry of Digital Transformation “has the desire to regulate the cryptocurrency market,” but mused that crypto “might become the global currency for settlements in the future.” “C...
Ukrainian Finance Minister Says Crypto Is ‘Promising’

Joe Biden's USD 1.9T Stimulus Won't Reignite World Economy

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, Cambridge Judge Business School. _ The economic orthodoxy has long been that governments should try to balance their books and leave all the heavy lifting in managing their economies to central banks. We saw this writ large in the years after the financial crisis of 2007-2009, as most major powers pursued austerity while their central banks slashed interest rates and announced successive rounds of quantitative easing (AK...
Joe Biden's USD 1.9T Stimulus Won't Reignite World Economy

Institutions & Retail Compete For Bitcoin - Whose Hands Are Stronger?

The institutional investors are here, bringing with them billions of dollars and record-high bitcoin (BTC) prices. This is something the market had been expecting for years, but now that it has finally arrived, it potentially brings risks as well as benefits. Might institutions be less ‘loyal’ to bitcoin than retail investors who are subscribed to the ‘HODL’ culture and mentality? Might the fact that they hold millions or billions of bitcoin put the market at risk of a big drop if one or more of...
Institutions & Retail Compete For Bitcoin - Whose Hands Are Stronger?

Wait For IRS Before Spending Bitcoin, NFT Exhibition, Crypto.org Chain + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Taxes news The active management firm Ark Invest founder Cathie Wood said that bitcoin (BTC) investors in the US shouldn't transact with the coin until the tax code is changed. During a Thursday webcast hosted by the Cboe exchange, Wood has advised cryptocurrency investors against using the cryptocurrency as a payment, Market Insider reported...
Wait For IRS Before Spending Bitcoin, NFT Exhibition, Crypto.org Chain + More News

New Zealand Pension Fund Provider NZ Funds Management Takes Bitcoin Leap

The New Zealand-based NZ Funds Management-run KiwiSaver pension fund has sunk about 5% of its USD 245m holdings into bitcoin (BTC), claiming that the token will feature in more KiwiSaver plans in the future. The KiwiSaver program is government-endorsed, and both individuals and companies can contribute to it but a number of competing providers offer differentiated products, or growth funds. Some 270 such funds currently exist. Per a report from Stuff, NZ Funds Management began allowing crypto in...
New Zealand Pension Fund Provider NZ Funds Management Takes Bitcoin Leap

This Is How Satoshi Nakamoto Defended Bitcoin Mining & Converted A Skeptic

Reddit users have been looking back with no small amount of nostalgia at a forum post by the Bitcoin (BTC) founder Satoshi Nakomoto that dates back to August 7, 2010 – and sees the network architect change a skeptic’s mind about the energy efficiency of mining BTC. The post comes from the Bitcoin Talk forum, in a thread created by a user named Gridecoin. In their original post, Gridecoin opined that while they considered BTC to be a worthy project, energy issues would likely plague it. They wro...
This Is How Satoshi Nakamoto Defended Bitcoin Mining & Converted A Skeptic

New Uniswap, OKEx Leaves Korea, Overconfident Crypto Investors + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Exchanges news Major decentralized exchange Uniswap (UNI) announced Uniswap v3 that is scheduled to be launched on Ethereum mainnet on May 5. Among other features, it introduces "concentrated liquidity, giving individual [liquidity providers] granular control over what price ranges their capital is allocated to," and "multiple fee tiers, allowing...
New Uniswap, OKEx Leaves Korea, Overconfident Crypto Investors + More News

DeFi Sandwich Traders Get 'Salmonella'

A trader decided to try out an experiment in exploitation as a cautionary tale to all decentralized finance (DeFi) entrants, gaining more than ETH 100 (USD 168,560) in profits from sandwich trading contracts. "Sandwich trading is a lot of fun, but it's not risk free," said Nathan Worsley, founder and Chief Technology Officer of non-custodial marketplace LocalCoinSwap, pointing to a writeup of his "recent alpha discovery: "Salmonella"." Sandwich trading is a strategy by which somebody place...

Vaast Crypto Mining Clusters Partners with Heim Technology

Disclaimer: The text below is a press release that was not written by Cryptonews.com. Vaast crypto mining clusters, the fastest growing group of globally distributed GPU and ASIC cryptomining clusters, has partnered with Heim Technology, the ecosystem for spawning holographic temporal blockchains harnessing the power of quantum mechanics and teleportation to create custom mining pools for Primes, the appcoins to be used to pay transaction fees on Heim network. With this association, Vaast crypto...
Vaast Crypto Mining Clusters Partners with Heim Technology

Russia & China vs. USD, Fed's Chair on Bitcoin, FATF Aims at DeFi + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Fiat news During his visit to China, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for Moscow and Beijing to reduce their dependence on the US dollar and Western payment systems to push back against what he called the West’s ideological agenda, Reuters reported. "We need to reduce sanctions risks by bolstering our technological independence, by s...
Russia & China vs. USD, Fed's Chair on Bitcoin, FATF Aims at DeFi + More News

Bitcoin Miner With Own Power Plant Aims For Nasdaq Listing

Another Bitcoin (BTC)-related stock might be available for investors on the Nasdaq exchange as the owner of the vertically integrated BTC mining and power generation facility in Upstate New York, Greenidge Generation Holdings (GGH), aims to go public. GGH, the owner of Greenidge Generation, said it agreed to merge with Nasdaq-listed Support.com, a provider of customer and technical support solutions. The deal is still subject to Support.com shareholder approval and other customary closing condi...
Bitcoin Miner With Own Power Plant Aims For Nasdaq Listing

NFTs Are Selling for Millions, But How Do You Tell a Diamond From a Dud?

With a non-fungible token (NFT)-based digital artwork selling for USD 69.35m, you’d be forgiven for assuming that most NFTs are worth a small — or large — fortune. However, for every multi-million-dollar NFT, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of obscure tokens sold for modest sums. This raises an important question: with so many NFTs flooding the market, how can a potential buyer appraise the ‘inherent’ value of a non-fungible token and evaluate which types of NFT are most likely to apprecia...
NFTs Are Selling for Millions, But How Do You Tell a Diamond From a Dud?

Bitcoin Suisse's Profit, Temptation Of Mt. Gox Creditors, Brazil's BTC ETF + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Adoption news Crypto financial services firm Bitcoin Suisse AG expects revenues for the full-year 2020 to be in excess of CHF 45m (USD 48.4m) and net profit in excess of CHF 15m (USD 16.13m), Marc Baumann, Head Marketing & Communication of the company, told Cryptonews.com. Per the website, in 2019, Bitcoin Suisse saw USD 22.5m in net revenue ...
Bitcoin Suisse's Profit, Temptation Of Mt. Gox Creditors, Brazil's BTC ETF + More News

Fire Protocol to List FIRE on BitMax

Disclaimer: The text below is a press release that was not written by Cryptonews.com. BitMax.io (BTMX.com), an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the listing of Fire Tokens (FIRE) under the trading pair of FIRE/USDT on March 19th at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Fire Protocol is the first infrastructure project built based on the Huobi Eco Chain (HECO). Fire Protocol seeks to build more comprehensive functionality and use cases than other ...
Fire Protocol to List FIRE on BitMax

Ethereum Moves Ahead With Plans for Earlier Transition to Proof-of-Stake

Ethereum (ETH)’s planned move to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism appears to be gaining further momentum, after developers proposed merging the existing mainnet with the Ethereum 2.0 beacon chain as early as October. The proposal arrives at the same time as another new Ethereum improvement proposal (EIP), EIP-3074, which has outlined batch transactions as a means of reducing existing Ethereum transaction fees. This proposal would be part of the London upgrade planned for July, which w...
Ethereum Moves Ahead With Plans for Earlier Transition to Proof-of-Stake

WBTC: Where Bitcoin Meets DeFi

Alexi Lane of Ethereum tokens explorer Ethplorer. _ As bitcoin (BTC) keeps reaching its new all-time highs, all eyes are on the world’s leading cryptocurrency as it dominated news cycles and attracted newcomers to the digital asset industry. The price action of the heavily followed asset is driving attention and investment into Ethereum (ETH)-based protocols such as Uniswap (UNI) and Aave (AAVE) with the total value locked (TVL) in decentalized finance (DeFi) rising by over USD 20bn since Januar...
WBTC: Where Bitcoin Meets DeFi

Rakuten Points To BTC, Crypto.com & Visa, a16z Dives Into NFT Sea + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Adoption news The Japanese e-commerce giant, e-pay and crypto exchange operator Rakuten has taken another step into the crypto sphere, launching a service named Point Bitcoin by Rakuten Point Club. In a press release shared with Cryptonews.com, the firm said that the service “enables users to experience trading” bitcoin (BTC) using its Rakuten Po...
Rakuten Points To BTC, Crypto.com & Visa, a16z Dives Into NFT Sea + More News
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