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Bitcoin (BTC) began a nervous weekend at around $39,000 on Feb. 26 after an overnight spike briefly saw $40,000 return. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Stocks gains but crypto “fear” pervades Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView revealed calmer conditions for BTC/USD Saturday after overnight volatility saw highs of $40,330 on Bitstamp. With
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The world’s most popular sport suffered an own-goal as European clubs canceled their partnerships with Bitci, a Turkish crypto exchange. However, plenty of substitute crypto companies are on the bench, ready to bring crypto to the mainstream through soccer. Growing yet unclear cryptocurrency regulations in Turkey have reportedly hampered the company’s ability to make payments, leading to a
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Move aside Bitcoin (BTC), stablecoins are holding the spotlight. Crypto research outlets Arcane Research and CryptoRank confirm that stablecoin supply hit the milestone amount of $180 billion.  The growth in stablecoins continues to outpace the rest of the market, up 6% in the past 30 days.  In times of market volatility, stablecoins can offer price stability, backed
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Blockchain company Bitfury announced the launch of a new crypto-mining data center in Ontario, Canada. The new crypto mining center adds to the list of existing Canadian sites currently operating in Drumheller, Alberta and Medicine Hat. Bitfury partnered with Hut 8 Mining, a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed Bitcoin (BTC) mining company, to set up mining operations
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One of the most significant transitions to occur for the cryptocurrency ecosystem since the launch of Bitcoin (BTC) has been the increasing dominance of proof-of-stake (PoS) protocols over the proof-of-work (PoW) model, primarily due to energy requirements of the PoW model and growing concern over its environmental impact.  As more projects launch or transition to
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Late Friday afternoon, decentralized finance, or DeFi, investigator @zachxbt published a series of tweets accusing fraudster Omar Zaki of hiding behind the facade of 0xbrainjar, the anonymous head of product at Composable Finance. From last November to this February, Composable Finance raised over $167 million through seed funding, as well as crowdloan auctions on the
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After a month-long fight against an ongoing exploit, cross-chain router protocol Multichain announced the recovery of nearly 50% of the total stolen funds, worth nearly $2.6 million of cryptocurrencies. The team has also released a compensation plan to reimburse the users’ losses. On Jan. 10, blockchain security expert Dedaub alerted Multichain about two vulnerabilities in
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What is Near protocol blockchain? Near Protocol is a decentralized application (DApp) platform that focuses on usability among developers and users. As a competitor of Ethereum, NearProtocol is also smart-contract capable and a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain. Near uses sharding technology to achieve scalability, a core aspect discussed later. The native token, NEAR, is used for
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Bitcoin (BTC) broadly held levels at $44,000 and above on Feb. 16 amid fresh optimism that another macro low would be avoided.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView OBV sparks 2021 recovery comparisons Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD rebounding after an overnight dip to $43,725 on Bitstamp. In a tightening range,
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Mirror Protocol, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol built atop the Terra blockchain, was among the biggest gainers in the last 48 hours, primarily as its native token MIR rallied by over 30% to $1.48, its highest level since Jan. 22. MIR/USD four-hour price chart. Source: TradingView Has Mirror Protocol bottomed out? MIR price rose despite an absence
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Historically, Black and Brown communities have had restricted access to opportunities for generational-wealth building. Crypto offers a chance to redress that balance… but an opaque mess of laws and regulations around crypto services and a prohibition on certain wealth-generation opportunities are standing in the way of that happening.  Controversial language in the United States’ recently
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Bitcoin (BTC) filled the CME futures gap in advance prior to the Wall Street open on Feb. 14, reaching $42,870. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader: Volatility gone, but not for long Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD gaining swiftly Monday, with the start of U.S. trading keeping the pair around
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