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Run, blockchain, run! DeFi adoption needs faster block times

Run, blockchain, run! DeFi adoption needs faster block times Global companies are implementing distributed ledger technologies in an attempt to gain efficiencies in areas such as global payments and supply chain transparency. Blockchain tech can replace slow, paper-based processes, as well as improve security. However, many of the platforms in use today suffer from poor […]

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WBD284 – Funding Bitcoin Development with John Newbery

WBD284 – Funding Bitcoin Development with John Newbery Published on January 29th, 2021 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version Bitcoin has a market capitalisation of over $300 billion, holding significant value for millions of investors. Yet we all rely on the developer community around the world to protect the network from bugs and attack. […]

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WallStreetBets Coin becomes #1 on CoinMarketCap… kind of

WallStreetBets Coin becomes #1 on CoinMarketCap… kind of The influence of Reddit’s r/wallstreetbets sub has apparently spread to the cryptocurrency space, after a new coin appeared at the top of CoinMarketCap’s rankings on Jan. 29. Dubbed WallStreetBets (WSB), the new coin apparently gained in excess of 130% in the past 24 hours, with a daily […]

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Dogecoin withdrawals get complicated during parabolic price increase

Dogecoin withdrawals get complicated during parabolic price increase Global cryptocurrency exchanges are increasingly experiencing issues with Dogecoin (DOGE) withdrawals amid Redditors pumping the altcoin up to 900% in the past two days. On Jan. 28, a number of crypto users reported on Twitter that they were unable to withdraw their Dogecoin due to crypto exchanges […]

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Finance Redefined: What can you do about those gas fees? Jan. 20–27

Finance Redefined: What can you do about those gas fees? Jan. 20–27 This is a repost of Finance Redefined’s latest installment, where Cointelegraph unpacks the latest developments in DeFi. The newsletter is delivered to subscribers every Wednesday. DeFi was reasonably quiet in terms of major fundamental developments, instead letting prices do the talking. Many tokens […]

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Bitcoin Audible – The Cantillon Effect 2.0 – Bitcoin is the First Truly Fair Money [CK_snarks & Deniz Saat]

Bitcoin Audible – The Cantillon Effect 2.0 – Bitcoin is the First Truly Fair Money [CK_snarks & Deniz Saat] Published on January 27th, 2021 by BTCMedia Click to download audio version “Because of Nakamoto’s deliberate actions and Bitcoin’s permissionless, free & open-source nature, bitcoin is the first truly neutral money. Bitcoin eliminates the inherent unfairness […]

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Central banks must play ‘pivotal role’ in digital money, says BIS exec

Central banks must play ‘pivotal role’ in digital money, says BIS exec With central bank digital currencies — or CBDCs — on the agenda in many countries, the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements has weighed in on the role of the mainstream financial establishment in the emerging digital currency landscape. Speaking at […]

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Analyst: Chinese New Year could drive Bitcoin selling pressure

Analyst: Chinese New Year could drive Bitcoin selling pressure The upcoming Chinese New Year holidays on Feb. 12 could have an indirect impact on the Bitcoin (BTC) price and drive sell-offs on the market, according to a recent analysis.  Per a Jan. 28 report by cryptocurrency investment firm Stack Funds, the ongoing selling pressure on […]