Category: NewsBTC

NewsBTC: Why This Hacker Sent 1M Optimism Tokens To Vitalik Buterin

The inventor of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin was the unintended recipient of 1 million OP tokens from this network’s scalability solution Optimism. The team behind this project addressed concerns about a potential exploit related to the launch of their governance token. Related Reading | TA: Bitcoin Stuck In Key Range, Why A Major Breakout Is Possible As clarified by Optimism, they entered a deal with liquidity provider Wintermute to “facilitate a smoother experience for users” looking to buy OP and participate in the project’s governance model. As part of the agreement, Optimism sent 20 million OP tokens to a multi-signature address. However,...

NewsBTC: Bitcoin Decline Sees Funding Rates Plunge To Three-Month Lows

Bitcoin funding rates have taken a nosedive after massive sell-offs at the beginning of the week. Bitcoin had made a remarkable recovery coming out of a slow weekend but these sell-offs would quickly wipe off all of the gains made, and with it, the funding rates came crashing down. It led to one of the most brutal crashes in funding rates in recent history. This has seen it touch one of its lowest points since February. Factors Behind Decline The bitcoin funding rates had plummeted due to the sell-offs that were recorded on Monday night. Most notably had been the...

NewsBTC: Micheal Saylor Says Current Volatility Irrelevant, Predicts Bitcoin At $1 M

Maximalist Bitcoin holder and the Chairman and CEO of the MicroStrategy company, Micheal Saylor, is still bullish on the Bitcoin despite the bearish market. While commenting on the new regulatory bill of June 07 in an interview with CNBC on June 08, he predicted Bitcoin’s price to be around $1 million in the future. To back his statement, he highlighted the new crypto bill proposed by Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican Senator Cynthia Lummis to bring the crypto-friendly rules. Saylor added that Bitcoin is a “real thing that is going to be with us.” Related Reading | Do Knwon...

NewsBTC: Chainlink Price Surges As The Team Releases New Staking Roadmap

Following the release of its staking roadmap, Chainlink’s LINK native token performed quite impressively. First, it released its long-awaited roadmap revealing various phases it will go through. Recently via blog post on its official website, Chainlink cited “Chainlink Economics 2.0.” The blog highlighted the aim to implement crypto staking to scale the network. While doing so, the post emphasized that the data oracle is planning to collaborate and accept other blockchains to offer “growth and security.” New Staking Roadmap Dubbed Chainlink Economics 2.0 Staking the LINK token has been a high-demand feature for some years now. This is due to...

NewsBTC: Do Knwon Turns Twitter Account To Private After LUNA Slumps

In less than a month after the deployment of the new blockchain, LUNA 2.0, the token’s price has declined by over 77%. Early this year, the Terra blockchain was hailed to be the future of cryptocurrencies, as it seemed to promise several developmental advances. Then the protocol encountered a great shocker when its UST stablecoin and LUNA crypto token crashed drastically. The Terra Blockchain Launched in 2018 by the Terraform Labs and founded by Co-founders Do Kwon and Daniel Shin, Terra was a cryptocurrency protocol used to provide access to stablecoins. Recently, Kwon set his official Twitter account private, raising...

NewsBTC: With 12 Key Measures of Prices, Truflation’s Revamped Dashboard 2.0 Independently and Accurately Assesses Real-Time Inflation Rates

Truflation’s newly revamped dashboard provides data on 12 key cost categories to more accurately measure inflation rates as compared to many government consumer price indicators Truflation, a decentralized, blockchain-based inflation index initiative, has announced the release of a new and redesigned UI for its dashboard, complete with a new set of features, functions, and capabilities. This new “Dashboard 2.0” revises the six standard expenditure categories used by many official government consumer price indexes (CPIs) and adds six new categories as well, bringing the total number of cost categories covered by the platform to 12. With this new update, Truflation hopes...

NewsBTC: TA: Ethereum Eyes Strong Reversal, Why Dips Could Be Limited

Ethereum is showing positive signs above $1,720 against the US Dollar. ETH could start a strong increase if there is a clear move above the $1,850 resistance. Ethereum remained well supported above the $1,720 support zone. The price is now trading below $1,820 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,815 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair might start a strong increase if there is a clear move above the $1,850 resistance zone. Ethereum Price Holds Support Ethereum remained well supported above the...

NewsBTC: TA: Bitcoin Stuck In Key Range, Why A Major Breakout Is Possible

Bitcoin is holding the key $29,500 support against the US Dollar. BTC must clear the $31,500 resistance zone to start a major increase in the near term. Bitcoin is showing a few positive signs above the $29,500 support zone. The price is now trading below the $30,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major contracting triangle forming with resistance near $31,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could start a strong increase if there is a clear move above the $31,500 resistance. Bitcoin Price Remains In A...

NewsBTC: U.S. Macro Pressure Responsible For Entire Bitcoin Downtrend

There have been multiple sell-off trends recorded in bitcoin since the crash in December 2021. These sell-offs have been responsible for the decline in prices recorded in the digital asset over the last couple of months. Naturally, sell-off trends can be recorded on their magnitude depending on when the trading hours of a particular region are open. This time around, it seems that macro pressure on the U.S. market has been the culprit. U.S. Traders Drive Sell-Offs The sell-offs of the past two months have been especially brutal and have dragged down the year-to-date values. However, it seems that most...

NewsBTC: Will Litecoin’s MimbleWimble Upgrade Become Its Doom?

Five major South Korean exchanges announced their intentions to delist Litecoin (LTC). The cryptocurrency recently implemented an update to improve its privacy and scalability features. Related Reading | Litecoin Reveals Rollout Date For MimbleWimble, Will LTC See Relief? As a result, Upbit, Bithumb, Korbit, Gopax, and Coinone will stop offering to their customers. The update has made Litecoin incompatible with South Korean regulations. In the official delisting announcement posted by Upbit, the platform claims the following trading pairs will be unavailable as soon as today, June 8th: LTC/KRW, LTC/BTC, and LTC/USDT. The core reason behind this decision, the exchange said, is:...

NewsBTC: When Greed? Bitcoin Market Crushed Under One Full Month Of Fear

Data shows the Bitcoin market has been stuck in a state of extreme fear since the 5th of May, meaning this run of bottom sentiment has gone on for more than a full month now. Bitcoin Fear And Greed Index Continues To Point At An Extremely Fearful Market According to the latest weekly report from Arcane Research, the crypto market is currently going through its longest run of extreme fear since the COVID crash back in 2020. The “fear and greed index” is an indicator that tells us about the general investor sentiment in the Bitcoin and wider crypto market....

NewsBTC: How The Crypto Winter Has Impacted The DeFi Sector

The crypto market trends to the downside as major assets are unable to break above local resistance. As per usual, the dominant trend picks winners and losers and unfortunately, the altcoin markets have been amongst the latter. Related Reading | As Bitcoin Slumps, BTC Miners Sell Of Their Tokens Creating Panic In The Market In particular, decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols have been severely impacted by the crypto downtrend. Some of the most popular protocols in the Ethereum DeFi sector, perhaps the biggest ecosystem in the space, record as much as 92% in losses. Jack Niewold, founder of Crypto Pragmatist, set out...

NewsBTC: Bitcoin Miner Revenues Stay Low As Price Decline Continues

Bitcoin miners have been one of the worse-hit following the decline in the price of the digital asset. After what can be said to be a wonderful run towards the end of 2021, the miners have now hit a rough patch where their revenues have been dropping. The previous week would prove to be no different, signaling a continuation of lower cash flow on the part of miners, as the daily miner revenues remain depressed in the first week of June. Bitcoin Miners Take A Hit Bitcoin miners have not had the best couple of months now. With the price...

NewsBTC: Cardano Metaverse Project Cardalonia Releases Staking Platform, Set To Release Playable Avatars On The Cardano Blockchain

Cardalonia, a Cardano Metaverse project has announced the launch of their Staking platform and according to the roadmap, a user playable NFT clan of Cardalonia Blockchain is scheduled to be released by late 2022. Cardalonia when fully launched will allow users to customize their experiences in the Cardano virtual world where players can build, own Lands and personalize their Metaverse experiences on the Cardano Blockchain. Cardalonia Flexible Staking The team at Cardalonia recently released the project’s flexible staking vault. The vault allows token holders to stake their $LONIA to enjoy a wide range of benefits, including early pre-sale land sale...