Optimism fading? Regulatory discussion on stablecoins postponed until fall

While there is no shortage of legislative initiatives to regulate stablecoins, the idea of the American CBDC remains problematic.

AML and KYC: A catalyst for mainstream crypto adoption

One of the quickest ways to ensure crypto’s mainstream adoption is by working with the regulators, which includes implementing effective and investor-centric KYC and AML tools.

Metaverse still not ready for virtual weddings and legal proceedings

Since the legislative framework surrounding the Metaverse is quite gray, experts still don’t see the technology being used to settle legal issues.

Built to fall? As the CBDC sun rises, stablecoins may catch a shadow

Will central banks allow stablecoins to survive? Can they peacefully co-exist with central bank digital currency as a financial instrument for the unbanked?

Reinventing yourself in the Metaverse through digital identity

Metaverse users can reinvent themselves with a digital identity built upon avatars and digital assets, but there are challenges to consider.

How to earn interest from crypto saving accounts

Crypto investors can earn interest via crypto lending by finding a cryptocurrency exchange or DApp that offers a crypto interest account.

El Salvador’s ‘My First Bitcoin’: How to teach a nation about crypto

If successful, the “Mi Primer Bitcoin” program, which recently rolled out in El Salvador, could be coming soon to a school near you.

Blockchain’s environmental impact and how it can be used for carbon removal

Blockchain technology is on its way to being considered by organizations as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve the environment.

Blockchain and NFTs are changing the publishing industry

Traditional publishers are using NFTs to build communities and engage with audiences.

How Bitcoin whales make a splash in markets and move prices

Are the whales selling in this bear market? A deep dive into their on-chain data.

What is Chainlink VRF, and how does it work?

Using the provably fair and verifiable random number generator provided by Chainlink VRF, smart contracts can access random values without compromising security or usability.

Proof-of-work: Bitcoin artists on minting NFTs and OpenSea

Minting a nonfungible token of artwork seems a no-brainer for an artist, and Cointelegraph spoke to those that took the plunge.

What is a decentralized money market, and how does it work?

Decentralized money markets function without a custodian, allowing only the original user to withdraw funds deposited by lenders and borrowers.

Decentralized finance faces multiple barriers to mainstream adoption

While it may be one of the most popular sectors within the crypto market, decentralized finance still has barriers to overcome before reaching mass adoption.

Crypto fundraising hits $30.3B in H1, outpacing all of 2021: Report

The Messari report noted that more than $30 billion was raised from 1199 funding rounds in the first half of 2022.

Education and aesthetics: Bringing more women into the Metaverse

Brands have the potential to make the Metaverse more women-friendly by focusing on beautiful aesthetics, accessibility and education.

Lido’s market dominance and Ethereum decentralization post-Merge

Lido’s liquid staking derivative token has over 90% of the Ethereum market share as the network ultimately transitions to proof-of-stake.

How to create and launch a cryptocurrency token with TokenMint

No programming knowledge is necessary to create a token using TokenMint. The TokenMint platform's alpha version provides the fundamentals for creating a fungible token.

Beyond the headlines: The real adoption of Bitcoin salaries

Bitcoin wages are becoming more common globally, particularly among “borderless” remote workers and in certain regions like Latin America.

Borrowing to buy Bitcoin: Is it ever worth the risk?

Borrowing to buy crypto has often been advocated for by various influencers, but the consequences may be dire.

What are crypto pump-and-dump groups? Are they legal?

Since crypto regulations are still being developed, crypto pump-and-dump groups support the promotion of unknown coins over Discord and Telegram.

What Kazakhstan’s new tax regime means for the crypto mining industry

New amendments recently signed by the country’s president could bolster the energy grid refit while keeping overall prices relatively moderate.

The rise of fake cryptocurrency apps and how to avoid them

Scammers are using fake crypto apps to steal funds from investors. Some malicious apps find their way into official app stores.

The worst places to keep your crypto wallet seed phrase

A look at the best practices and worst hiding places for what could be the most important and wealthy possession in a home — a seed phrase.

Function over fun? Analyst says P2E games don’t need to be ‘fun’ to retain users

Play-to-earn games struggle to retain users, which is exactly why one analyst says they need to focus on function over fun.

Bitcoin traders anticipate new yearly lows after BTC’s $25K rejection — Data disagrees

Should traders expect further downside after BTC failed to hold above $25,000?

Solana (SOL) price is poised for a potential 95% crash — Here’s why

SOL price gained 75% in the past two months, but technical analysis suggests it could be an elaborate bull trap.

Bitcoin price hits multiday low as data warns of ‘overbought’ stocks

Major resistance levels enter for U.S. equities, bringing with them fresh headwinds for crypto as Bitcoin and Ether lose $24,000 and $2,000, respectively.

Bitcoin miners hodl 27% less BTC after 3 months of major selling

The industry’s “hodlers of last resort” have had no choice but to sell their coins, but the trend is fiercely reversing this month, data shows.

Traders flinch after Ethereum price rejects at $2,000

Data shows pro traders are slightly skeptical of the strength of Ethereum’s rally after ETH price sold off at the $2,000 resistance.

Bitcoin price corrects after hitting a wall at a multi-month descending trendline

“Up only” Bitcoin and Ethereum take a breather after encountering resistance at a stiff multi-month descending trendline.

‘Final week of the bear rally’ — 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week

Bitcoin’s highest weekly close since June fails to convince as volatility quickly enters with the start of the new week.

Shiba Inu eyes 50% rally as SHIB price enters ‘cup-and-handle’ breakout mode

The Shiba Inu breakout appears almost ten days after SHIB’s addition to Binance Card.

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, UNI, LINK, CHZ

Bitcoin price is targeting $25,000 and holding this level could trigger breakouts in ADA, UNI, LINK and CHZ.

Bitcoin hits $25K as bearish voices call BTC price ‘double top’

A casual dash over the $25,000 mark is fully retraced as weekend trading produces some classic volatility.

Ethereum hits 8-month highs in BTC as money heads for ‘riskier’ altcoins

Liquidity is strong on alt markets as Bitcoin gives way to Ether after a battle that has raged throughout 2022.

Ominous Solana technicals hint at SOL price crashing 35% by September

Solana is tailing broader crypto market trends while battling concerns about repeated network outages and centralization.

Celsius Network is bankrupt, so why is CEL price up 4,000% in two months?

Takeover rumors and an ongoing short squeeze help CEL price rally but is there enough momentum for more upside?

Bitcoin traders still favor new $20K lows as Ether hits $2K

It is high time for a deeper retracement on the “relief” rally in Bitcoin, say commentators, but upside targets of $28,000 stay on the table.

Crypto markets bounced and sentiment improved, but retail has yet to FOMO

The total crypto market capitalization is rising toward $1.25 trillion, but an assortment of metrics show retail and institutions are not ready to “ape.”

Here are Bitcoin price levels to watch as BTC dips 5% from highs

Familiar support zones are back on the radar after $25,000 proves too much for Bitcoin bulls.

3 cryptocurrencies that stand to outperform ETH price thanks to Ethereum’s Merge

It’s not just ETH price that stands to benefit from Ethereum’s move to proof-of-stake in September.

Is it foolish to expect a massive Ethereum price surge pre- and post-Merge?

Backwardation in Ethereum futures shows traders expect ETH to surge, and everyone wants the “free” proof-of-work hard-fork coins, but investors should also keep an eye on the bears.

BlackRock Bitcoin fund launch sends BTC price toward $25K

The announcement is the “most bullish news” ever for long-term hodlers, one analyst argues, as Barry Silbert heralds the arrival of Wall Street.

Bitcoin battles 2-month resistance amid ‘most hated’ stocks rally

Risk assets surge higher after U.S. inflation data, but belief in a sustained uptrend emerging is hardly anywhere to be seen.

3 signs Ethereum price is on track toward $2.5K by September

A slew of Ether’s technical and fundamental indicators support a push toward $2,500 by September.

$29K Bitcoin is closer than you might expect, according to derivatives data

Derivatives data show a clear path to $29,000, but inflation and unemployment data will continue to be crucial to determining BTC price rallies.

Bitcoin price sees $24K, Ethereum hits 2-month high as US inflation shrinks

Lower than expected inflation data sparks an instant rally in crypto, while the U.S. dollar pays the price.

TORN price sinks 45% after U.S. Treasury sanctions Tornado Cash — Rebound ahead?

TORN is near a historically strong support range, eyeing a 75% rebound by September 2022.

Bitcoin braces for US inflation data as CPI nerves halt BTC price gains

Another surprise inflation increase could make things “ugly” for crypto markets, one trader warns, with hours left before the CPI release.

Total value locked in DeFi dropped by 66%, but multiple metrics reflect steady growth

Decentralized finance TVL is down by 66%, but growth in DEX aggregators, active addresses and steady fund raises show “DeFi winter” is not upon us.

Bitcoin drops to support as looming CPI print shakes up crypto and stock markets

Traders tuck their tails as this week’s CPI print approaches and BTC and ETH price fall back into range to test underlying support.

Bitcoin dominance hits 6-month lows as metric proclaims new 'alt season'

BTC currently makes up 41% of the total crypto market cap — its smallest market share since January.

r/Bitcoin - Daily Discussion, August 17, 2022

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r/Bitcoin - Full Node up and running

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r/Bitcoin - Miner Porn 😎⛏

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It took a whole year of spending almost all the free money I earned, but I finally made it to my target amount. Remind me to check on it in 10 years.30 votes and 32 comments so far on Reddit

I am looking to take my BTC off the exchange, but I do not want to buy a hardware wallet because: It is expensive (I do not have a lot of BTC yet, so I do not think that it is worth it dependent on - well hardware, which could break or get lost I would rather have my BTC secured by a key that I can store in a…

r/Bitcoin - Hemp banking closed AGAIN now looking to crypto to keep providing access

Hi Everyone, Im Luke the CEO for OwlsOil.com We are a hemp product manufacturer in southern Oregon, USA. After being with Bank of America for 2 years they have made the decision to close the account. We went through all the official hemp banking procedures with the bank and its incredibly frustrating for a business to deal with these issues. Im very familiar with crypto and was around during the…

I have read how to send bitcoin without access to the internet. For example, via an SMS service provider or via radio. How does it work? How can I set this up? How can you prepare for it? My main question is: How can a "radio" recognize the private keys and spend the bitcoin? Is an SMS service provider centralized? Or is it just a node to connect to? Let‘s…

I'm relatively new at investing in crypto assets, although I'm an engineer and have known about bitcoin almost since its beginnings. I came into a windfall recently and decided to put a large amount into bitcoin as a hedge for the next 5 or 10 years. Being ignorant of exchanges, I decided to "test" three exchanges and see which ones offered the best fees and service. I'll skip the comprehensive…

I had a crazy idea yesterday. I was poking around r/buttcoin yesterday and someone asked if Bitcoin worked without electricity or internet. Of course I responded by asking if their debit card worked without those things. But it got me thinking on possible L2 solution for making sats into physical bills. The L2 would require trust of course, just like lightning. But what if you were to create a company…

https://www.stacksatz.com/ Core Scientific selling off- any thoughts?6 votes and 3 comments so far on Reddit

For those unaware, podcaster Peter McCormack bought a football club in his hometown of Bedford with lofty goals of reaching the premier league. Starting in tier 10, that's obviously a stretch but he operates the team on the bitcoin standard, publishes the club financials for transparency and streams each game online. For those that are up for cheering along, they've recently opened up a new subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/realbedfordfc/0 votes and 0…

r/Bitcoin - ECB launch their token…

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I have a multi sig setup with Casa and my seed phrase is 24 words. I was wondering, Is there anyway that I can change to 12? Also I had a question, my seed phrase allows transactions to be signed from my wallet so how does my Ledger link up to this? If I lose my ledger but still have my phrase, I can access my address - I just…

I saw many article saying blockchain increase security of IOT, but if we store data in blockchain can the whole world see the data right? then how is it safe? If others can see what's happening in my house what's the logic of saying blockchain add another security layer for IOT6 votes and 6 comments so far on Reddit

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r/Bitcoin - This aged well

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r/Bitcoin - Jack Dorsey’s company Block released some details about their upcoming hardware wallet

I’m very excited to see that their idea is to go with a multi-sig setup. Their plan is to give you a bitcoin wallet ruled by 3 keys, but only 2 of 3 need to sign a transaction in order to broadcast it. One key will live in the app, another key will live in the actual hardware wallet you buy from them, while a third will be held in…

r/Bitcoin - Biden announces 0% inflation. Mission Accomplished!

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2022/aug/10/joe-biden-hails-zero-inflation-july-us-video (The official CPI number is 8.5% for July)43 votes and 45 comments so far on Reddit

r/Bitcoin - Daily Discussion, August 10, 2022

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r/Bitcoin - Few understand... how to read

This is too fun... my guy thinks this bill is going to start taxing BTC over $50 My dude, everything was a taxable event before; this bill makes you tax EXEMPT for purchases under $50 with BTC 😂 It's a giant catalyst for BTC, if anything. Stay informed yall. Don't be like Buttcoin33 votes and 21 comments so far on Reddit

r/ethereum - What will be the next hyped market?

Over the years, we have seen various trends in fashion, food, and other areas, but Cryptocurrency has its own set of directions/hype. As Cryptocurrency is slowly being mass adopted, new markets emerge within the crypto industry. When this became a thing, it gained popularity in the mainstream media thanks to the bull market. If we had the current market back then, I doubt they would be known or will garner…

I've been looking into staking stablecoins on an exchange as an option for what to do with my money. There are seemingly hundreds of options with rates from like 6% all the way to crazy stuff like 40%. All of these options are obviously far higher than what a traditional bank savings type account would offer. So it seems like kind of a no brainer. Here is the thing that…

Sharding (which will eventually be introduced by mid-2023) will not change throughput for Layer 1. It will however dramatically pump throughput for Layer 2 and beyond. This throughput will increase anywhere from 10k to 100k depending on the type of Layer 2 and the technological advancement of said Layer 2. Initially, Vitalik and the rest of Ethereum’s development team did indeed plan on lowering gas fees on the Ethereum blockchain…

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r/ethereum - Kirin Key Avatar Mint - All Great Projects Began Somewhere - This is it.

This project is for the builders, the creators, and those who know what is so desperately needed. If you are interested in keeping Web3 decentralized and ensuring royalties are paid to whom they are due, then get involved! The kirin Metaverse is an open source environment that is the future of Blockchain Gaming built on Ethereum. Just as the Beacon Chain became The Merge which will revolutionize the Ethereum Blockchain,…

r/ethereum - New Optimism Ecosystem Index 🔴

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Hi, I'm a developer and I'm just looking inside Ether programming. Well to create a small contract is not so difficult, bytheway what I don't understand is the meaning and their use? What is useful for? I mean other than NTFT or similar things... I don't really understand the use. Sorry for the newbie stupid question. thanks0 votes and 2 comments so far on Reddit

I just learned about slashing penalties and it makes me hesitant to stake my eth once the merge happens. Am i right to be worried?0 votes and 2 comments so far on Reddit

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r/ethereum - You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here? This is my Ofac Compliant House, This is my Ofac Compliant Wife,. ..Into the blue again, after the money's gone

The final test of Ethereum's decentralization will be how validators respond to Americentric OFAC censorship at the block production layer, coupled with Americentric OFAC stablecoins choosing a censoring fork Very real risk here, and probably the final test before ossification @0xfoobarIn a world comprised of 195 countries, there will *always* be conflicts between national laws. Compliance everywhere is impossible Blockchains are supra-sovereign entities with their own laws (state transition rules)…

r/ethereum - Coincenter's TC Analysis: Most important read through I've done

I've read ~50+ whitepapers and articles for the Ethereum Audible podcast and yet this is probably the most important one. Coincenter released an in depth analysis on the legality of the OFAC sanctions. TL:DR They overstepped their bounds. You can read the full article here: https://www.coincenter.org/analysis-what-is-and-what-is-not-a-sanctionable-entity-in-the-tornado-cash-case/ Listen to the full read through: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3tC2UWKQrpyw3SdNpcMjef?si=ru3nYpvdTquU92m9fMumBg0 votes and 0 comments so far on Reddit

r/ethereum - [AMA] We are the Go Ethereum (Geth) Team (18 August, 2022)

**NOTICE: This AMA begins at 0900 UTC on 18 August, and will remain until an end-notice is posted :)** Members of the Go Ethereum Team @ Ethereum Foundation are here to answer questions throughout the day. Fire away! Learn more about Geth0 votes and 0 comments so far on Reddit

r/ethereum - Frequently Asked Questions + Weekly Discussion Thread

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Most DeFi code is open source. That means you or I can take it, change it a little, leverage the work of others (which is half the point of FOSS) and make cool things. The DAI contract code and MakerDAO code is really cool, and can be used to create a collateralized asset pegged to anything. You can peg to any currency you want, you can peg to any asset…

I made a transfer of eth from my Coinbase account to Bybit exchange. After it did not post within an hour, I contacted Bybit support and they informed me that: "Using your account’s ETH wallet address, a quick check on Etherscan determined that your ETH coin was transferred using Smart Contracts. Please note that Smart Contracts transfers are not automatically processed on Bybit and our system only automatically credits ETH Direct Transfers…

r/ethereum - The road to the apprenticeship in Trail of Bits

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r/ethereum - What % of your portfolio does ETH make and why?

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r/ethereum - Why doesn't Ethereum have a Lightning Network? 🤔

I was reading Lyn Alden's pretty long take on the Lightning Network for the Ethereum Audible podcast and was wondering why Ethereum doesn't have a similar system. Alden's main point is that a medium of exchange can only be built on top of a store of value like Bitcoin (or Ethereum although she doesn't mention PoS chains at all in the article). Article: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/a-look-at-the-lightning-network/ Here's a podcast read through of…

Before we understand what the merge really is we first have to understand the difference between PoW and PoS and how Ethereum will transfer from the former to the latter.I’m assuming that the vast majority of users here understand this so you can skip this part if you want. As of the writing of this post, Ethereum currently runs on PoW (proof of work). The main goal of the merge…

I deeply disagree with the actions taken by OFAC. Nonetheless, I want to understand why the govt attacked Tornado specifically, while leaving other privacy protocols untouched. The statements and actions by the US govt actually make it quite clear why these Eth addresses were sanctioned and placed on the OFAC list ... Tornado Cash is an Eth address where people input personal funds to a shared common pool. Ultimately, they…

I have a fair amount of W.ETH on the AVAX chain. Is there any reason to think that bridges tokens' value may be effected by the merge? I'm worried about the PoS ETH and PoW ETH being able to cross the bridges and doubling the ETH supply. Is this something I should be concerned about? Should I move all ETH tokens to the ETH chain to make sure I don't…

Since TC is not working anymore through some decent UI, is there any other service which is reputable?0 votes and 6 comments so far on Reddit

Are there any examples of when Proof of Stake has ever failed in terms of Fault Tolerance security on any blockchains (outside of bugs)? Liveness has failed before, but I can't recall a single instance of Fault Tolerance/security failing. There are many examples of when Proof of Work has failed against 51% attacks and had reorgs. Has this ever happened to any Proof of Stake network?0 votes and 0 comments…

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r/ethereum - Ethereum (ETH) Last Testnet Activates Merge in Two Days. Will Miners Adopt PoW Fork?

The Goerli network (one of Ethereum’s most popular testnets for web3 developers) is planning to activate a two-step merge process in the next couple of days. Goerli testnet, being the last Ethereum testing network to merge, may showcase what ETH users could expect this September, when the final transition to PoS occurs. Goerli Ethereum testnet transition is the last try-out before the big day0 votes and 0 comments so far…

We have an important announcement to make. As revealed the previous Friday, it appears that Chun Wang's F2Pool (which owns 15% of PoW directly and 30% of PoS indirectly) is actively attacking Ethereum by exploiting a flaw in the difficulty adjustment algorithm that allows them to steal the rewards from honest miners. F2Pool is doing this by making affected miners prioritize their own blocks over other miner blocks, making F2Pool…

r/ethereum - Looks like the FBI is going to be busy

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There's no doubt that the Ethereum blockchain, which is one of the world's leading decentralized open-source networks, has major scalability challenges. And with the recent developments, it seems like the best answer to those issues would be the Ethereum Merge. Though if you ask for my thoughts, I honestly don’t think this will be enough to fix all their problems. But in a way, I can feel that it will…

With the recent turnout of events leading to banning tornado cash repositories on Github. Its time to move to a decentralized alternative to Github and free the opensource technology. We are building Gitopia, a next-generation Decentralized collaboration platform fueled by a decentralized network and interactive token economy that addresses the above-mentioned concerns and limitations of existing platforms. Gitopia stores git repositories on a blockchain network that is highly accessible, censorship-resistant,…

GitHub has suspended Tornado Cash Founder Roman Semenov's account. Semenov took to his Twitter handle saying “Is writing an open source code illegal now?”357 votes and 180 comments so far on Reddit