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Mastercard called bitcoin unsuitable for payments


Bitcoin does not behave like a payment instrument - it is extremely volatile and takes too long to complete, Mastercard executive chairman Ann Cairns said in an interview. “If you and I go to drink coffee, and I decide to pay in bitcoins, our drink may cost me, for example, 40% more expensive...


Ethereum miners split into two camps due to EIP-1559


Ethereum miners have split into two warring camps due to the EIP-1559 proposal. It involves burning part of the transaction fees and helps to reduce the volatility of the gas price. The third-largest Ethereum pool, F2Pool, published a post in support of a proposal to improve the second-largest...


Another elderly billionaire urged not to buy bitcoin


Many older financiers are critical of bitcoin. Suffice it to recall Peter Schiff, who on Twitter periodically tries to present cryptocurrency from the worst side. He also urges investors to stop buying BTC and switch to gold, which he believes is the safest asset. Billionaire Charlie Munger, 97,...


Kraken negotiates $10 billion investment attraction


Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is in talks to attract investments from Fidelity, Tribe Capital, and General Atlantic at an estimate of $ 10 billion. According to Bloomberg, the terms of the possible deal are not final and in case of high demand, the exchange may receive an estimate of more than $...


Bitcoin futures trading volume hits new high


Amid falling bitcoin prices, BTC futures trading volumes have skyrocketed this week. If at the beginning of the week the largest digital currency was trading above $ 58,000 and was preparing to break through to $ 60,000, then on Monday its rate fell by more than $ 10,000. Bitcoin found the bottom...


SEC Releases Coinbase financials in direct listing request


The application for registration of the offer of shares of the crypto exchange Coinbase, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is now available to the public. The confidential draft document was submitted to the SEC back in mid-December 2020. The...

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"Crypto mama" calls for smart regulation of DeFi market


The DeFi decentralized finance market is expanding rapidly. Therefore, it must be introduced into the legal field, says SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce. She is often called the "crypto mama" as she periodically advocates for the early legalization of the cryptocurrency industry. The...

Binance Chain

Binance Chain has become more attractive to DApps developers


Researchers from the DappRadar team have found that Binance Chain is becoming increasingly attractive to dApps developers. In this regard, the network already competes directly with Ethereum, which traditionally holds the lead among platforms used to launch applications. Decentralized Exchange...


DeFi liquidations passed $24M amid falling crypto market


The decline in prices in the crypto market has led to the second largest number of liquidations in the DeFi ecosystem. The DeFi liquidations occurred concurrently with the fall in the price of bitcoin below the $ 50,000 mark. Of the liquidations totaling about $ 24.1 million, approximately $ 13.7...

Bill Gates

Bill Gates commented on Tesla's investment in bitcoin


Microsoft founder Bill Gates in an interview commented on Tesla's investment in bitcoin. Presenter Emily Chang noted that Tesla could make more returns on its Bitcoin investment than it does from selling electric vehicles throughout 2020. When Gates was asked about the potential impact of tweets...

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Whales are acquiring BNB amid the rising rate of the altcoin


Binance Coin (BNB) has done very well over the past few months. The coin not only updated its all-time high but also made it to the top three digital currencies according to CoinMarketCap. BNB even surpassed Tether (USDT) in terms of capitalization. On Monday night, February 22, the BNB rate rose...


Block Research notes surge of Twitter users' interest in BTC


The Block Research team found that in February 2021, the number of mentions of bitcoin on Twitter rose to a record high. This trend is directly related to the strengthening of the BTC rate. Recall that at the end of last week, the largest digital currency exceeded $ 58,000, today the coin fell back...

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Crypto market cap hit a new high reaching $1.7 trillion


Not only bitcoin (BTC) broke another record this week, but also other digital currencies. We will remind, on the eve of the BTC rate updated its historical maximum, and the capitalization of the digital currency turned out to be above $ 1 trillion, as many analysts had predicted earlier. Bloomberg...


SEC affirms accusations upon Ripple in the amended lawsuit


SEC has said that Ripple CEOs Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen have strongly influenced the price of XRP by increasing or decreasing the sales of their coins depending on the market situation. In an amended lawsuit filed on February 18, the SEC confirmed its allegations of violating U.S....


BTC dominance index falls to 60%


The growth of the cryptocurrency market was not only the result of the bitcoin (BTC) run but also the rise in prices for the largest altcoins. As a result, BTC's dominance index fell to its lowest level since October last year. Now, this figure is 60%. The share of Ether (ETH) in the market rose to...

Bill Gates

Bill Gates: I don't have bitcoin and I treat it neutral


Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in an interview with CNBC that he has taken a neutral stance on Bitcoin. “I don’t have bitcoin, I don’t have a short position in bitcoin. I am neutral towards this asset,” he said. Gates noted that his foundation uses certain forms of digital currency in...


Number of Binance Chain daily transactions bypassed Ethereum


Binance Chain surpassed Ethereum in terms of user activity. The CEO of the Binance exchange Changpeng Zhao wrote about this on Twitter and admitted that soon the number of transactions on the network would also be higher than on Ethereum. However, he added that he does not oppose ETH. It supports...


Bitcoin hits $52000 to set a new all-time high


On February 17, the price of BTC crossed the $ 52000 mark. The asset is growing amid news from the software provider Microstrategy, which raised the target of issuing convertible notes from $ 600 million to $ 900 million with the option to purchase an additional $ 150M. The company will use the...

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