Similar to 2017 and the popular cryptocurrency bull run, last year created a fresh buzz in the world of crypto and Bitcoin (BTC) particularly. From setting new all-time highs to making various news rounds and capturing mainstream finance’s attention, the pandemic year was exciting for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and believers. Related: Did Bitcoin prove itself to
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Roughly $500 million worth of cryptocurrency futures positions were liquidated in the past 24 hours. The mass liquidation of positions happened before the price of Bitcoin (BTC) dipped below $34,000 on Jan. 17. Bitcoin total liquidations. Source: Bybt.com Why were so many positions liquidated? Overnight, the price of Bitcoin rose by 6.7% from $35,500 to
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What started as a simple governance proposal to build a war chest for the the Yearn.finance development team has now spilled over into a wider conversation about incentivization, sustainability, and fair project launches in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space.  On Wednesday, Jan. 13 five Yearn community members including multiple core contributors proposed a “Buyback and
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DeFi blue-chips, including Aave (AAVE) and SushiSwap (SUSHI), have been rallying hard in the past several days while Bitcoin is seeing range-bound consolidation at around $35,000 as of Jan. 17.  Both AAVE and SUSHI prices have risen by more than three-fold since December, within merely a month. Investors attribute the bull run of DeFi tokens to the
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Over the course of 2020, numerous countries across the globe raced toward their own digital versions of their currencies, known as central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs. The crypto industry still has its selling points, however, even if most countries launched CBDCs, according to Jake Yocom-Piatt, co-founder of crypto project Decred. “I expect many nation
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New data from Pantera Capital, an investment firm and hedge fund, suggests that Bitcoin’s (BTC) current price action is closely following the stock-to-follow model’s trajectory and the firm’s analysts believe BTC will reach $115,212 by Aug. 1.  Bitcoin’s parabolic rally may have placed the price a bit ahead of the model’s projection and this week’s
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Since 2011, a group of enthusiasts and collectors have been obsessed with the physical manifestation of Bitcoin.  On the face of it, physical Bitcoin seems like a contradiction to the key terms that define it, so a trustless, instantly transferable virtual currency becomes a real world coin that has all the disadvantages of Earth-bound cash.
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Hardcore decentralized finance (DeFi) adherents woke up today to a long-awaited sight on Coingecko’s top 100 rankings by marketcap: native tokens for popular DeFi platforms Synthetix and Aave have cracked into the top 20, an event DeFi observers have heralded as “The Great Repricing.” DeFi investors, users, and builders have long argued that the sector
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