Hacktivist Bitcoin developer Amir Taaki took aim at Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin on Twitter recently for essentially writing off smart contracts inventor Nick Szabo as a right-wing crank. Taaki wrote that this sort of attitude was typical of an “Eth[ereum] culture which is about sparkling burner parties, privileged digital nomads, microdosing LSD, sex orgies and
As the price of Ethereum’s native digital currency Ether (ETH) has been showing massive strength recently, the path seems to be continuing toward new highs. Ether price ran from $220 to $445 in the previous five weeks and this is one of the biggest surges for the altcoin in the past 18 months. However, as
The latest episode of Block Stars is the conclusion of current Ripple CTO David Schwartz’s two-part conversation with former Ripple CTO, Stefan Thomas. Stefan is now the founder and CEO of Coil, a Web Monetization service that streams payments to publishers and creators based on the amount of time Coil members around the world spend
We reported last week about the latest findings of Sergio Dermain Lerner, who is known for his discovery of the so-called “Patoshi pattern”. His latest research suggested that Satoshi Nakamoto likely used a single pc to mine approximately 1.1 million Bitcoin (BTC). However, it appears that there was something of even greater importance lost in
The U.S. stock market is on track to clock its best August performance since 1984. Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC) is attempting a positive close for the month, after having declined consecutively in August 2018 and 2019. However, gold futures and the U.S. dollar index (DXY) have not been in favor as both could end the month
Craig Wright, a self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin (BTC), is reportedly continuing to file more defamation suits against perceived rivals, despite none of his previous attempts turning out to be successful. On Aug. 25, Wright filed a libel suit against major industry figure, Roger Ver, with the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda, industry publication CoinGeek reports.
Uniswap, the most widely-used decentralized exchange (DEX) on Ethereum, surpassed Coinbase in daily volume on Aug 30. The explosive growth of the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) market has pushed many avid investors to DEXes over centralized exchanges. The volume of Uniswap in the last 24 hours. Source: Uniswap According to the data from Uniswap, the platform
Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. Top Stories This Week YFI price soars to $38,800 hitting $1 billion market cap — Can it go higher? Yearn.finance’s founder, Andre Cronje, has warned that YFI tokens are “worthless” — but this hasn’t stopped them from
The vast majority of Japanese crypto traders who started getting into the market in the last year may be investing solely in Bitcoin. According to data published on Aug. 19 from the Japan Virtual and Crypto Assets Exchange Association (JVCEA), Bitcoin’s dominance relative to altcoins in the Japanese market reached more than 87% in April.
Ether (ETH) options open interest grew by 230% to reach $393 million in the past three months. Although this is an impressive figure, it doesn’t fully reflect how the derivative instruments being used. Ether options open interest, USD. Source: Skew Strike levels appear bullish The first thing one should take note of is the most
Ripple Labs CEO Brad Garlinghouse believes that the U.S. Federal Reserve’s recent decision to allow inflation to stay above its 2% target objective could debase the dollar further. According to Garlinghouse, this decision is likely to lead “to further diversification of assets which will certainly be good for crypto.” The various stimulus and fiscal measures
Jameson Lopp, co-founder and CTO of Casa, considers himself a Bitcoin Monetary Maximalist and a curious being towards altcoins, so in a post on August 30, he warned the public not to take online interactions on cryptos too literally. Although Lopp sees no other options on the market that can compete with Bitcoin’s sound and
The Ethereum Classic (ETC) network was hit by another 51% attack on August 29, causing the reorganization of more than 7,000 blocks just weeks after proposing security upgrades. In a tweet, Ethereum Classic confirmed the attack and promised it is working on potential solutions to the problem. “While ETC is still making progress in evaluating
The coronavirus pandemic has truly been a watershed event — not just for the financial industry but for the world at large. Many had plans and goals that they wanted to achieve before the year ran out but had to stop. Companies had to file for bankruptcy, and people lost their jobs. Like every sector
Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped by as much as 10% this week and while this might be scary for day traders, the 3-day chart shows the downside move hardly made a dent on the current market structure. This holds especially true when considering that the $12,500 level hasn’t been touched in over 13 months. Currently, analysts
Bitcoin was down a bit this week, stopping just above $11,000. That increase in volatility is only to be expected, say some experts, as we approach the end of some BTC futures and options contracts. Other contributors to increased volatility include Bitcoin’s long period of consolidation and a key resistance level. But what happens next?