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
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.
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
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 Week Bulls buy Bitcoin’s $35,000 support retest as altcoins push higher
Bitcoin’s (BTC) price saw a significant 28% correction during the week from $41,000 to $30,000. At the same time, Ether (ETH) also saw a drop of 32%. The recent high for ETH/USD was $1,350 — or about $70 shy of the all-time high — while the recent low was seen at $910. January has seen
The amount of Ether held on exchanges has plunged over the past two days, with CryptoQuant data indicating that just 8.1 million ETH is currently sitting in the reserves of centralized exchanges. The acceleration of ETH being taken off exchanges was highlighted by Nuggets News’ Alex Saunders, who noted a 10% drop in Ether reserves
Within 48 hours of Grayscale reopening its services to new investors on January 13, Bitcoin’s price shot up by almostd 20%, to once again hover just under the $40,000 mark. During the same period, the institutional investment firm added 4,618 BTC to its portfolio at a current value of $182 million. Including last quarter’s intake
Gaming hardware giant Nvidia has addressed the ongoing shortage of its new RTX 3000 product line after high demand from gamers, and to a lesser extent, cryptocurrency miners, pushed up prices and cut availability. Nvidia chief financial officer Colette Kress said the company didn’t have good visibility into how much demand came solely from cryptocurrency
RIF, the utility token for smart contract network RSK, shot up over 30% in price after an appearance by its founder on the Jan. 13 edition of The Pomp Podcast. The gain equates to a $36 million increase in market cap for RIF, most of which has occurred in the last 12 hours. $RIF up
Grammy Award-winning American pop-rock band “Portugal. The Man” has launched a fan-focused cryptocurrency on the Ethereum-based Rally Network. Known as PTM Coin, the new token will reportedly grant fans exclusive access to various events and perks, including a livestream party, previously unreleased songs and more. Fan tokens emerged as a growing trend in 2020, allowing
The number of decentralized exchanges running layer-two solutions is growing as the Ethereum network struggles to keep up with its own popularity. As excessive Ethereum gas prices continue to hamper smaller transactions and operations on the network, the number of faster and cheaper options continues to expand as layer-two adoption increases. Layer-two solutions have the
It’s been a rough week for the Aragon governance platform where philosophical differences have brought about a long list of resignations. Aragon co-founder Jorge Izquierdo announced on Jan. 11 he would no longer be working as CEO of the for-profit Aragon One, a company dedicated to building tools and services related to Aragon. Aragon is
The crypto bull season — and the accompanying hype — is undoubtedly upon us. Recalling some of the celebrities who got in on crypto during the historic winter 2017 market, the actress Lindsey Lohan has now recorded a paid, promotional video for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Lohan’s video was commissioned by a crypto news
DeFi coverage protocol Nexus Mutual expanded the list of centralized exchanges eligible for incident protection. Users trading on Binance, Kraken, Coinbase and Gemini are now able to buy protection in the event of an exchange hack or prolonged withdrawal downtime. The project announced the new integrations on Monday as part of their “custody cover” initiative.
Ethereum has consistently followed a roadmap for its continual evolution to a proof-of-stake consensus protocol, and 2020 saw the groundwork for Ethereum 2.0 soundly laid. The smart contract blockchain has firmly established itself as a platform backed by the second-most valuable cryptocurrency in the world, Ether (ETH), and has become a primary resource for developers
The euphoria in the cryptocurrency market was quelled on Jan.11 as the majority of altcoins saw their prices decline by more than 20% as Bitcoin price sold off sharply. After falling below the $40,000 support level on Jan. 10, selling pressure for Bitcoin (BTC) increased overnight and pushed the price of the top cryptocurrency as