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SEC can't confirm if video of Bill Hinman is actually Bill Hinman in Ripple case

“After reasonable inquiry, the information known and currently available is not sufficient to enable the Commission to admit or deny this request,” the SEC stated in court documents.

Crypto transaction monitoring platform Merkle Science adds support for 1200+ ERC20 tokens

Merkle Science, a predictive crypto risk and intelligence platform, announced it has now extended support to over 1,2000 ERC-20 tokens. This additional coverage allows users to have better visibility over a substantial portion of the DeFi space, allowing them to monitor flows of funds across some of the most popular DeFi tokens and stablecoins. Some […] The post Crypto transaction monitoring platform Merkle Science adds support for 1200+ ERC20 tokens appeared first on CryptoNinjas.

Microstrategy CEO Expects Bitcoin to ‘Go Into the Millions’ Despite Crypto Market Sell-Off

Microstrategy’s CEO has predicted that bitcoin is “going to go into the millions” despite the recent cryptocurrency market sell-off. Noting that the cryptocurrency is the future of money, he said: “We are in it for the long term.” Microstrategy Sees Bitcoin as the Future of Money The CEO of the Nasdaq-listed software company Microstrategy, Michael […]

Operated By Aave, Lens Protocol Finally Goes Live On Polygon Blockchain

Operated by DeFi lender Aave, its decentralised social media platform, Lens Protocol has gone live on the Polygon blockchain mainnet. Lens Protocol was first introduced in February 2022. Aave decided to introduce Lens Protocol as a decentralized competitor to Twitter and Facebook. Lens Protocol is a network which is used to build decentralized social media […]

Do Kwon Dissolved Terraform Labs Korea Days Before Collapse of Terra LUNA, UST

Official records show Do Kwon dissolved Terraform Labs Korea, closing down its headquarters and sole branch just days before the collapse of terra crypto (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST). Do Kwon Shut Down Terraform Labs Korea Before UST and LUNA Fallout Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon reportedly closed down his company in Korea days before […]

UnicornDAO Raises $4.5 Million to Support Women and LGBTQ+ Artists

The DAO says its mission is to support marginalized artists and underrepresented groups in Web3.

Shiba Inu Holdings Of Ethereum Whales Decline Almost 50%

Ethereum whales have always been among the top Shiba Inu supporters. They had collectively grown their SHIB holdings to more than $1 billion at one point. Mainly, these top 100 ETH wallets are bullish on the digital asset but it seems that this is about to change. It was noted recently that the holdings of […]

More Stress For El Salvador As Bitcoin Dips To $29,000

El Salvador has been on the radar of leading financial and economic institutions since it made Bitcoin a legal tender. It has mainly become a spectacle as cryptocurrency supporters and non-supporters alike watch on to see how this plays out. El Salvador which had made good on its bitcoin promise had made multiple BTC purchases at close to the height of the market last year and some this year. The country now holds at least 2,300 BTC since it made its first purchase in September of 2021. Now that the price of Bitcoin is down significantly since the country had begun buying, how is this playing out for the North American country? El Salvador And Its Bitcoin El Salvador had bought another 500 BTC in May after the market had declined to $1.68 trillion. These bitcoins which were purchased at an average price of $30,774 had brought the country’s holdings to 2,301 BTC so far. It would be the lowest price that the country had been able to purchase the digital asset and given that this purchase was only a small part of its larger holdings, the country still remains in loss from its multiple purchases. Related Reading | Funding Rates Fall To Yearly Lows Following Bitcoin’s Fall Below $29,000 The first time El Salvador had bought some BTC in September, it had been trading above $44,000. What this means is that the digital asset is down about 45% since then. Its entire stash is now worth about $70 million at present prices. So even with the dollar cost averaging method that has seen the country buy BTC at different prices, it is still down 28% from its total purchase value. BTC falls to $28,000 | Source: BTCUSD on The move to accept BTC has not only proved controversial on just the bitcoin price side, but it has also affected the country’s ability to receive international aid in the form of loans. Last year, it was made public that the country had been looking to secure $1.3 billion from the IMF. However, this does not seem likely to happen given that the IMF has expressed its disdain for the adoption of bitcoin as a legal tender.  It has advised the country to remove the digital asset as an official national currency, citing that this could cause problems for the economy in the long-term, revealing that the current account deficit for El Salvador’s remittance and the external financing-reliant economy is estimated to drift around $2 billion for the next three years. But President Nayib Bukele has turned a deaf ear to this. Related Reading | Crypto Carnage Causes Flight To Bitcoin Safe Haven, Dominance Demonstrates El Salvador is a country that is heavily reliant on remittances from citizens abroad who send money home to loved ones. For this reason, the president has said that BTC will greatly help make these remittances easier and cheaper for its residents. On the price side, the president is not much bothered by the recent decline either. He has said in the past that he expects the price of the digital asset to reach $100,000 sometime in 2022. If this happens, then the country will be in significant profit from its BTC holdings. Featured image from Coingape, chart from Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet… 

Freedom Protocol Has Become the Project With the Largest Amount of IDO in the Ecology of Binance Smart Chain

PRESS RELEASE. Binance is a curious company. the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, it also has no official headquarters and operates outside regulatory control. But that may not stop its step. Binance.US raised funding at a $4.5bn valuation this month, providing a new case for Binance enthusiasts. Today, they can share the exciting news that Freedom […]

Ethereum Merge Coming in August 'If Everything Goes to Plan': Core Dev

If developers can complete the merge to proof of stake in August, they won't have to worry about defusing the "difficulty bomb" that is about to go off.

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Kevin O’Leary-Backed DeFi Platform WonderFi to Acquire Coinberry for $38M

The deal comes on the heels of the $162 million acquisition of First Ledger Corp., Bitbuy’s parent company.

NAFSTARS Announces a Successful Fund Raise of $1․7 Million

PRESS RELEASE. NAFSTARS, a Polygon-based play-to-earn [P2E] platform that allows users to collect artist branded cards from all around the globe and from every music genre, has announced a successful fund raise of $1.7 million in seed, token pre-sale, and NFTs. This announcement comes right after the Non-fungible Conference [NFC] in Lisbon, Portugal. Leveraging cutting-edge […]

Peter Thiel Calls ‘Enemy No. 1′ Warren Buffett A ‘Sociopathic Grandpa’ During Bitcoin 2022 Miami

Disclaimer: The following article represents the views of the author, and may not necessarily reflect the views of Bitcoinist. Bitcoinist is an advocate of creative and financial freedom alike. Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, did not mince words when he announced his “enemies list,” an attempt to call out anti-crypto investors during […]

Why These U.S. Lawmakers Introduced a Bitcoin Standard “Risk” Mitigation Bill

Two U.S. Lawmakers want to protect the country from the potential risk of Bitcoin adoption. According to a press release, Congresswoman Norma Torres (D) and Congressman Rick Crawford (R) joined forces to protect the global financial system supported by its reserve currency, the U.S. dollar. Related Reading | Wholeheartedly Agreeing With The Telegraph’s Latest Attack […]

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