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Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Twitter’s top brass gutted as Elon Musk’s takeover begins Elon
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The shift of the Ethereum blockchain to a proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol opened new opportunities for developers and investors to explore, including the burning of Ether (ETH). Now, Ethereum transactions are validated through staking rather than mining. Staking impacts the supply and price dynamics of Ether in ways that are different than mining. Staking is expected to create
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Crypto staking platform Freeway pointed at the failure of one of its cryptocurrency trading strategies, along with market conditions as the leading reason for halting user withdrawals earlier this week. The crypto yield platform on Oct. 23 announced it was halting various transactions relating to its high-yield “Supercharger” product, citing “unprecedented volatility” at the time, without
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Bitcoin (BTC) returned to $21,000 for the first time since September after the Oct. 26 Wall Street open as buyers solidified gains. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC bulls “eat” ask liquidity Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it hit local highs of $21,012 on Bitstamp. At the time
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Decentralized lending protocol Compound has paused the supply of four tokens as lending collateral on its platform, aiming to protect users against potential attacks involving price manipulation, similar to the recent $117 million exploit of Mango Markets, according to a proposal on Compound’s governance forum that was recently passed. With the pause, users will not
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FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) said the rise of Binance stablecoin Binance USD (BUSD) could spark the “Second Great Stablecoin War,” given how fast its market cap has surged over recent months.  Bankman-Fried’s recent comments come a month after Binance pushed ahead with plans to auto-convert a host of stablecoins supported on its exchange into
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Decentralized finance is beginning to embrace a hot new phrase: “real yield.” It refers to DeFi projects that survive purely on distributing the actual revenue they generate rather than incentivizing stakeholders by handing out dilutionary free tokens. Where does this real yield come from? Are “fees” really a sustainable model for growth at this early
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Ethereum blockchain-based metaverse projects Decentraland and the Sandbox have hit back at reports suggesting low daily user activity on platforms, arguing a “misinformed” metric was used to measure each of the platforms’ daily active users (DAU). The controversy appears to have come from data originating from DappRadar, with observers suggesting the Decentraland metaverse sees 30 DAU despite
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