Grayscale hints at plans to convert Bitcoin trust into BTC-settled ETF

Institutional investment giant Grayscale is reportedly considering converting its Bitcoin Trust into a physically settled exchange-traded fund (ETF). On Oct. 17, Barry Silbert, the CEO of Grayscale’s parent company Digital Currency Group, hinted that Grayscale is making plans to convert its Bitcoin Trust into a spot-settled Bitcoin fund. After having taken to Twitter to criticize […]

Mexican medical firm embraces blockchain for covid test certificates

Medical services company MDS Mexico has launched a rapid covid-19 testing service that uses blockchain technology to verify results. According to a Oct. 17 report from local media outlet iProUP news, MDS Mexico has launched a digital platform allowing its patients to access results that are updated in real-time. Results are also physically delivered, featuring […]

Retro NFT packs drive frenzied Top Shot speculation

Trade volume for NBA Top Shot’s nonfungible tokens has skyrocketed over the weekend following the launch of their retro Run It Back 2005-06 packs on Friday, Oct. 15. According to Crypto Slam, daily volume on Top Shot’s marketplace jumped by more than 440% from $829,520 on Oct. 14 to more than $4.5 million the next […]

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ETH, SOL, MATIC, FTM

On Oct. 15, news that a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) could start trading as early as next week sent Bitcoin price to $62,933 but the rally has cooled off since then. Some market participants believe that traders who bought the rumor of approval for a Bitcoin ETF product may sell on the news. Crypto […]

Portfolio rebalancing through DeFi must be simplified to see adoption

Central banks and key leaders are increasingly raising further alarms for rising inflation, causing spirals of doubt across the world. Just recently, United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for Congress to either raise or suspend the U.S. debt ceiling, stating that the government will run out of money to pay its bills by October. What […]

Kraken Daily Market Report for October 16 2021

Overview Total spot trading volume at $1.01 billion, the 30-day average is $1.22 billion. Total futures notional at $321.0 million. The top traded coins were, respectively, Bitcoin (-1.3%), Ethereum (-1.1%), Tether (0%), Polkadot (-3.6%), and Flow (-12%). Strong returns from Keep (+30%), and Stellar (+9.7%). October 16, 2021  $1.01B traded across all markets today Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF, AUD  BTC $60873. ↓1.3% $311.7M ETH $3826.1 ↓1.1% $168.8M USDT $1.0 ↑0.02% $152.4M DOT $41.704 ↓3.6% $87.4M FLOW $15.624 ↓12% $75.6M USDC $1.0001 ↑0.02% $50.1M XRP $1.1333 ↓0.8% $27.9M […]

Polygon MATIC, Should I Buy More?

Why do you need this much Matic or Polygon?Lukas MooreOct 17 · 8 min read Ethereum is important other than bitcoin; everybody should have Ethereum in their portfolio. But what about Matic? I came across this article that talked about the required amount for Matic. I thought it was interesting.

Fasten your seatbelt: Crypto’s impact on marketing has only just begun

The road to the adoption of blockchain and crypto in the marketing industry is a long and winding road. But make no mistake about it: Transformation is well on its way and the road will soon turn to a highway. As someone who has been a creative director, agency owner/partner, strategic planner, chief marketing officer […]

How Boom Wallet is changing the way we interact with NFTs

Ethan TanSep 22 · 5 min read Bitcoin is gradually taking centre stage as different countries, industries and communities are adopting Bitcoin for various reasons. For some it is used as a hedge against inflation, for others, it is to utilize Bitcoin’s underlying technology to build more resilient infrastructures and censorship-resistant applications. The Bitcoin Network […]

6 Questions for Yat Siu of Animoca Brands

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Yat Siu, the co-founder, group executive chairman and managing director of Animoca Brands, who leads various NFT projects. […]

Top 3 Coins With Massive Gains For Q4

These coins have a great combination of fundamentals in a hot crypto trend and have promising upcoming prices.Lukas MooreOct 16 · 10 min read These coins have a lot of potentials, and given that the bull run will be over in three to six months. So İt’s important to get the gains while the going […]

Invest-idea: How to Make Money on the TON Project?

Why Pavel Durov’s project got a second life and what prospects it opens up for holders of TONCOIN tokens.Baro VirtualOct 16 · 3 min readImage Credit: Crypto Economy In 2017, the news of the launch of Pavel Durov’s blockchain project and his TON team attracted the attention of many investors. In three rounds of attracting […]

What’s Going on With Altcoins Right NOW?

In today’s article, we are going over why altcoins like Cardano’s ADA, VET, or even Ethereum seem to be staying flat and not as explosive as Bitcoin.Tom HollandOct 17 · 4 min readPhoto by Bermix Studio on Unsplash Note: You can become a member of Medium with the reference link below, so you can have […]

5 Ways to Spot Fraud in a Crypto Investing Scheme

Sam MaiyakiOct 15 · 5 min readInvestment in cryptocurrencies is an individual choice. The most frequent method of attracting new members is through publishing on popular social networks and randomly tagging other users. The news that appears in them is typically about tycoons like Bezos, Musk, or Zuckerberg who claim to have made huge gains […]

The Genesis of the SmartBCH NFT Universe

PanteraOct 17 · 8 min readImage from: Pexels (modified) The rise of NFTs has been spectacular throughout the past two years. Ethereum, WAX, Enjin, and Polygon are some platforms enjoying rapid adoption and high popularity levels. Various artists and celebrities found it to be a lucrative business, and we watched too many entering this field […]

What if Facebook and all subsidiaries go decentralized?

Varun KhatriOct 5 · 3 min readCredit: Timothy Hales Bennett on Unsplash What happened on a peaceful night of 4th October? Facebook said in a blog post Monday night that the six-hour outage that took it offline along with Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and OculusVR was the result of a configuration change to its routers — […]

Structure of a Bitcoin Block

Anuradha MalhotraOct 17 · 10 min read A Bitcoin block records the data related to a Bitcoin transaction. The blocks are mined one after the other with all the transactions in the network being recorded permanently. Being a very secure network, the Bitcoin blockchain makes it very difficult to modify or delete the data that […]

BTC price eyes all-time high weekly close above $60K ahead of Bitcoin ETF turbulence

Bitcoin (BTC) faces a pivotal weekly close on Oct. 17 with bulls scrambling to squash final resistance before all-time highs.  BTC/USD 1-week candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewBitcoin on the cusp of clearing final resistance Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD ranging throughout the weekend, crucially staying above $60,000. This week’s close was already […]

Brazilian toddler makes over 6,500% profit on her first Bitcoin holding

A 4-year-old girl has reportedly earned over 6,500% profit on a one Bitcoin (BTC) gift she received on the day of her birth.  João Canhada, the founder of a Brazilian crypto exchange Foxbit, gifted 1 BTC to his newborn daughter, roughly worth $915.80. Sharing details on the event, Canhada said: “As soon as my daughter […]

An Open Letter to the Small Fishes

Ehsan YazdanparastOct 17 · 5 min read Dear small fish, you will win this game. Photo by Museums Victoria on Unsplash I was a small fish. I didn’t know how to win. I started to invest some of my money in crypto five years ago. In the beginning, I knew absolutely nothing about blockchains or […]

Crypto traders fight in WBS Dubai for Amir Khan’s charity boxing match

The World Blockchain Summit in Dubai hosted an exhibition boxing match between top cryptocurrency traders and influencers for the WBC Crypto Belt. The fights were supported by a charity event, featuring an auction of memorabilia including digital currency assets and nonfungible tokens (NFTs). What started off as a conversation for a friendly match with a […]

The crypto industry royally screwed up privacy

Privacy is a complicated topic. Few would argue that privacy is not important. It’s generally more interesting to talk about things that are disputable. So, the limited arguments against privacy actually make it somewhat boring to discuss and easy to take for granted. As Edward Snowden famously said: “Arguing that you don’t care about privacy […]

Binance launches $1B BSC fund, BTC futures ETF approval could arrive soon, and Celsius raises $400M: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 10-16

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 WeekBinance to launch $1B fund to develop BSC ecosystem Binance, the […]

The crypto industry is still waiting for its ‘iPhone moment’

This year, a great crypto cycle has played out with new all-time highs, euphoria and mainstream media paying lip service to the crypto trend du jour. However, the uncomfortable truth for us in the industry is that crypto is no more present in most people’s daily lives than it was in 2017. Four years have […]

Truly decentralized finance will be beyond siloed blockchains

“Yahoo users will not be able to interact via mail with Google email (Gmail) users,” — If tomorrow’s headlines sounded like this, the earth would come to a halt. This headline shall never see the light for all the right reasons. However, blockchain tech and its favorite son, decentralized finance (DeFi), are heading towards this […]

Finance Redefined: Celsius raises $400M, and Rari’s 7.5K% yields, Oct. 11—15

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance (DeFi) newsletter. In a week where Rari Capital achieved the $1billion TVL milestone, read on to discover why OlympusDAO is yielding four-figure sums on its most popular protocol. What you’re about to read is a shorter, more succinct version of the newsletter. For a comprehensive summary […]

Bitcoin entering final stage of major bull trend, crypto analyst says

Trader and cryptocurrency analyst Alessio Rastani believes Bitcoin (BTC) is entering the final stage of the current bull market, which will propel the leading cryptocurrency to a $100,000 price target.  To explain his prediction, Rastani cited the Elliott Wave Theory, which divides upward price trends into five waves. Rastani believes we have entered the final […]

Why HODL for 48 hours? Because your altcoin wallet will thank you

It might seem that the volatility of digital assets’ prices and the lightning speed with which crypto markets move would mean that those who act fastest secure the heftiest rewards. And in certain cases this holds true – for example, when an announcement of a token’s listing on Coinbase or Binance first goes public, and […]

Guernsey regulator approves Jacobi Asset Management’s Bitcoin ETF launch

Jacobi Asset Management, a London-based multi-asset investment platform, received approval from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) to launch a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETF).  Speaking to Cointelegraph, Jacobi Asset Management CEO Jamie Khurshid said that the regulatory clarity helps corporations and institutions to get involved in Bitcoin investments safely without all the risks associated […]

Asian CBDC projects: What are they doing now?

The rapid growth of mainstream attention toward cryptocurrencies has forced the hands of numerous governments to create their digital alternatives. Over the past few years, interest from various jurisdictions has been pointed towards central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) — digital versions of government-issued fiat. Given their capacity to use blockchain technology to facilitate a simplified […]

Erika Zapanta & Michael Terpin of Transform Group Share Moments and Insights from CoinAgenda 

E-Crypto News: Please, can you tell us what CoinAgenda is about?  Erika Zapanta: VP and Global Director of Events: CoinAgenda connects investors, traders, family offices, and digital currency funds with top entrepreneurs in blockchain and cryptocurrency and has been the leading global blockchain investing conference series since 2014. E-Crypto News: What do potential participants stand […]

BTC price hovers above $61K amid fresh concerns over fate of physical Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin (BTC) saw some rare calm on Oct. 16 as the market continued to digest the approval of the United States’ first exchange-traded funds (ETFs). BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewLack of faith over non-futures ETF approvals Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD circling $61,500 on Saturday, still up by 4% in […]

Crypto finserv firm Bakkt to soon trade publicly on New York Stock Exchange

Bakkt Holdings, the digital assets management arm of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced it will soon become a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange, starting Oct. 18.  The public listing for Bakkt comes as a result of a merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a Chicago-based special purpose acquisition company. According to […]

Jack Dorsey’s Square plans to build an open-source Bitcoin mining system

American financial service provider Square will soon begin investigating technical requirements for building an open-source Bitcoin (BTC) mining system, according to CEO Jack Dorsey. Dorsey shared a series of tweets explaining his intent to follow a collaborative approach in further decentralizing Bitcoin mining. He said: “Square is considering building a Bitcoin mining system based on […]

The responsibility behind a crypto lender’s asset listing

Crypto lenders are the institutions situated between consumers and the untamed, blockchain-based, and often unregulated space of cryptocurrencies. As such, they are in a peculiar position when it comes to responsibility towards their customers and the assets for which they provide services. Consequently, when choosing which currencies to support, lenders lead a delicate dance of […]