Vitalik Buterin outlined his views on a cross-chain blockchain world, dYdX announced plans for full decentralization in 2022, and Near Protocol raised $150 for Web3 tech — all coming to you in this week’s Finance Redefined.
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On Saturday, January 15, 2022, the market capitalization of all the stablecoins in existence is $173 billion, which represents 7.93% of the $2.18 trillion crypto-economy. The market valuations of stablecoins tether and usd coin represent 71.84% of the entire stablecoin economy’s value. This week, the current total supply of usd coin surpassed tether, in terms
2021 was a year of affirmation for the Brazilian crypto market with good news in the national stock market, the promise of a CBDC and Brazilian soccer joining the game.
Bitcoin.com: Bitcoin’s Hashrate Taps New Lifetime High, BTC Price 20% Above Production Cost, Difficulty Nears ATH
Bitcoin’s hashrate has been riding high again as the processing power tapped another lifetime high on January 15, 2022, reaching 219.68 exahash per second (EH/s). The new record follows the previous all-time high (ATH) on the first day of the year, when the network’s hashrate tapped 219.5 EH/s. Bitcoin’s Hashrate Hits a Milestone, Analyst Discusses
Startups raised $1.5 billion and funds raised $2 billion in just the last week.
Bitcoin.com: Head of Investigative Committee Calls for Mandatory Identification of Cryptocurrency Users in Russia
Russians who use cryptocurrency should not be anonymous, the man who chairs Russia’s federal investigating authority has recently stated. The official leading efforts to fight corruption in the government called for additional regulations, including the introduction of mandatory identification for those who transact with digital coins. Anti-Corruption Official Pushes for Rules to Mitigate Risks of
Production costs for miners are around $34,000, and together with transaction fees, miners need not worry about another $40,000 support challenge on BTC/USD.
Economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) say that “crypto assets are no longer on the fringe of the financial system.” In addition, they “could soon pose risks to financial stability especially in countries with widespread crypto adoption.” ‘Our Analysis Suggests Crypto Assets Are No Longer on the Fringe of the Financial System’ The International
Uruguay’s first crypto ATM has been installed in the coastal city of Punta del Este, a major tourist attraction in the region.
The ostensible first cryptocurrency ATM machine has been installed in Uruguay, developed as a joint initiative between Urubit and Inbierto, two national crypto companies. This represents a milestone for the country, which according to estimates has between 40K and 50K cryptocurrency users, whose primary avenue for purchasing crypto relies on peer-to-peer markets. Uruguay Enters the
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority shared a list of eight questions to seek policy-related recommendations citing five possible regulatory outcomes — no action, opt-in regime, risk-based regime, catch-all regime and blanket ban.
Bitcoin.com: North Korean Hackers Stole $400 Million in Cryptocurrency Last Year — Ether Accounts for 58% of Stolen Funds
North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency worth about $400 million last year in at least seven major attacks on crypto platforms. “Only 20% of the stolen funds were bitcoin … And for the first time ever, ether accounted for a majority of the funds stolen at 58%,” said blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis. North Korean Hackers
Global investment bank JPMorgan has asked its clients what they think the price of bitcoin will be by year-end. Among the bank’s clients who responded, 55% expect the price of bitcoin to end the year at $60K or higher. What JPMorgan’s Clients Expect the Price of Bitcoin to Be by Year-End JPMorgan has conducted a
Payments giant Visa has conducted a survey of small businesses and found that almost a quarter of those who responded plan to accept cryptocurrency payments this year. “I think more people are feeling more confident with crypto,” said a Visa executive. Small Businesses in 9 Countries Plan to Accept Cryptocurrency This Year Visa published a