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NFTimes 17 – The Dawn Of A New Era Of NFTs

Moonbirds, the profile picture project launched by PROOF Collective, the incredibly successful private discord for NFT traders and artists, led the charge. Moonbirds If you spend a lot of time in the NFT ecosystem, you’ve probably already heard chatter about Moonbirds. Yet not many people...
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10 Rules For Investing In Crypto

Here are some rules new and experienced investors should follow when investing. 1. Have a Strategy An investment strategy involves planning the means to reach a desired end. Always ask yourself: what is my end goal? Are you investing in crypto as a hobby? Are...
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Pros And Cons To A Metaverse Wedding

As soon as I felt the textured envelope and caught a glimpse of the calligraphy written on the outside, my chest sank. Instantly, I began calculating two things. First and foremost, I wondered, “how much is this going to cost me?” Comedian Jim Gaffigan once...
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NFTimes Volume 16 – How To Start An NFT Project By Yourself

If you have spent a decent amount of time in the NFT market, you have probably considered starting your own collection—especially when we see project founders making tens of millions of dollars in minutes by selling a few thousand profile pictures. The technical difficulty it...
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The BWT Alpine F1 Team – Screaming Their Way To The Finish Line

Team sponsorship is a gigantic global business. While teams were initially cautious about cryptocurrency sponsorships due to the negative environmental impact of mining, forward-thinking racing teams have embraced it. The Alpine F1 racing team is all-in. “It is going in the right direction, and opening...
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Finding Lost Loved Ones In The Metaverse

It was my sister’s fault, not mine. I was too young to rent A Nightmare On Elm Street - Part 2 when I was in grade school. But my dad was passive, and my sister was persistent. The next two hours formed how I viewed...
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NFTimes Volume 15 – Is April The Beginning Or The End Of NFTs?

The NFT market hit its peak in January, reaching an incredible $5 billion of trading volume on OpenSea that month alone. It doubled the trading volume of the previous month, and the community was hopeful that this amazing growth would continue. This dramatic shift was...
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What Exactly Is An Alt-Coin?

Many people who don’t know much about cryptocurrency think Bitcoin is the only thing out there. They are mistaken. There are hundreds of cryptocurrencies called “alt-coins” or “alternative coins.” These alternatives, like Ethereum and Monero, have proven to be legitimate investments that fill useful niches...
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Sanshu Inu–The Underdog Poised To Become A Wolf

In high school, one of my closest friends owned a Scottish terrier. The dog looked like it belonged in an advertisement for cool-looking little dogs. People loved coming over to see it—except for me. For whatever reason, that dog despised me. It made no sense...
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NFTimes Volume 14 – Are NFTs A Bubble?

A lot of financial commentators call the NFT market nothing more than a massive bubble. Most people inside the crypto community think there is much more to the market, but it’s hard not to recognize that NFT values are somewhat inflated right now. Some aspects...
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NFTimes Volume 13 – How To Keep Your NFTs Safe

When it comes to NFTs, two main types of attacks tend to hurt end-users. They differ dramatically in scale, ranging from more common small scams, which are directed at single users or smaller groups of people, to larger-scale schemes and cons. Small Scams: Tricky, Yet...
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Elongate Crypto – Philanthropy Of The Future

We all love the stories about companies who become so successful that they give back and make a massive impact. We love the sentiments of CEOs who forgo some black on their accounting ledgers in order to make an impact that goes beyond dollars and...
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Is Reddit A Good Source For Catching Up On Crypto?

One or two would cite some nonsense posted by some half-wit influencer on Reddit, so I failed them. Naturally, I have a distrust of anything posted on Reddit. The same goes for Facebook and Instagram. However, setting my mistrust aside, I decided to abandon my...
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NFTimes Volume 12 – A Tale Of Two P2Es

Popular play-to-earn (P2E) NFT games have been an important pillar holding the market up. We also have to give credit to the startup behind Bored Ape Yacht Club, Yuga Labs. It has put out multiple tremendously impactful announcements recently that you can catch up on...
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Bitcoin Skyrockets To $47,000 Causing Massive Liquidations

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has risen for nearly two weeks now, starting on March 14th. Earlier today, the coin skyrocketed up to $47,112, which is a level that it did not see since the first five days of January. However, Bitcoin traders were quick...
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How To Spot A Scam Cryptocurrency

Each day there's a new cryptocurrency, ICO, or blockchain service introduced to the world. It can be overwhelming. There are scams out there, and it's essential to know how to spot them before you lose your hard-earned money. Are you ready to learn how to...
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Is Crypto The Answer In A Time Of War?

I made a bold prediction to my wife a month before the war started. I said the Russians would invade Ukraine on 23 February 2022. Readers from the former Soviet Union understand the significance of that date–known as Red Army Day or Defenders of the...
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Shark Tank Stars Dive Into The Deep End With Cryptocurrency

Each week, hard-working entrepreneurs appear on the show to introduce their ideas and inventions to a panel of wealthy business owners and investors (the "sharks"), hoping to receive funding for their projects. It's the American Dream in action. All you need is a strong work...
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NFTimes Volume 11 – $400 Million From One NFT Mint?

In the last edition of the NFTimes we covered a few massive moves made by Yuga Labs over the past 2 weeks. And they weren’t done. Yuga is the startup behind Bored Ape Yacht Club, the ultimate blue-chip NFT collection. Little did we know when...
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EU Regulatory Authorities Issue Crypto Warning

A group of European Union financial regulators has warned consumers against the risky nature of cryptocurrencies, adding that they could lose all their money if they make crypto investments. Retail Consumers Could Lose Their Money in Crypto InvestmentsThe warning published on Thursday (March 17, 2022),...
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Sequoia Capital Bets On Magic Eden Over OpenSea

Leading venture capital firm Sequoia Capital participated in a funding round by NFT marketplace Magic Eden. The VC firm stated that Magic Eden utilizes a better blockchain for NFTs compared to OpenSea, the Ethereum-based NFT marketplace giant. Magic Eden Raises $27 MillionThe Solana-based NFT marketplace,...
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NFTimes Volume 9 – Now THAT Is Utility

What is NFT Utility?NFT projects all fall somewhere on an extremely wide spectrum of utility. Some have none; others are life-changing. The best way to evaluate a project’s utility is to look at its returns. It’s about profit. If you are just looking at which...
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Sailing The $SEA: An Environmentally Friendly Blockchain

Companies like Warby Parker and Tom’s were built on ‘buy one, give one away’ business models which created millions of product donations. Sea is using cryptocurrency to do good. Think of it as cryptocurrency with a conscience. Investors can earn money and help save the...
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The Safest Dog In Crypto? $POODL

Following the first meme coin, Dogecoin, crypto exchanges have been flooded with dog-themed meme coins including a poodle token, aptly named POODL. If you don’t know what to look for, it’s quite possible you’ll have the rug pulled out from under you. In fact, that’s...
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Dubai Unveils New Crypto Legal Framework

A Virtual Assets Law to Protect InvestorsSheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, the country's Minister of Defense, and also Dubai's Ruler, announced the approval of the Dubai Virtual Asset Regulation Law. The new law was created...
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The NFTimes – Volume 8

The NFT market has taken another turn for the worst as the crisis in Ukraine continues. Almost every bluechip collection is down. Bored Apes dipped below 70 ETH, Azuki fell to 9 ETH and Cool Cats are struggling to break 7ETH again. Is it time...
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Investing In Crypto – It's Not Just A Young Person's Game

Cryptocurrency, at its heart, is a technical beast. The defi space may have scared off older would-be investors because it seemed complex and overwhelming. They didn't trust it. This is changing, however, and reluctant investors are starting to step up. When Bitcoin surged in 2021,...
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The NFTimes Volume 7 – Crypto.com Has NFTs?

If you’re an investor or trader, OpenSea is where it’s hopping. You can list your NFT on one of the new platforms like LooksRare or X2Y2, but you might struggle to find a buyer. OpenSea has the most volume, and in the incredibly illiquid NFT...
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The Future Of Cryptocurrency

If you typed the above headline into a search engine, the first thing that likely came up was an article from Time Magazine with the same title written by Ryan Haar. She mentioned Bitcoin ETFs, Bitcoin price predictions, more cryptocurrency regulations, and broader institutional adoption...
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The NFTimes – Free Money And Drama. A Fun Week In NFTs

We also watched some interesting drama over artist compensation, while the top upcoming play-to-earn games (Cool Cats and Raid Party) got delayed…again.Overall the market has been remarkably resilient in the face of another significant dip in the price of ETH, while we had a free...
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Intel Enters The Crypto Business With Its First Crypto Mining Chipset

Intel, a leading semiconductor circuits manufacturer, has decided to enter the crypto space. The company did so, not through crypto investment, but rather by creating a special crypto-mining chipset. It revealed that its new product will offer 1000x better performance per watt than standard GPUs....
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Will Ethereum Eventually Exceed The Market Capitalization Of Bitcoin?

Vitalik Buterin was only 15 years old when Bitcoinwas officially launched on the 3rd of January in 2009. Less than five years later, at the age of 19, Buterin released a white paper describing a decentralized, open-source blockchain with smart contract functionality. The platform that...
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The NFTimes – A Surprising Combo Of Football And Toad NFTs

Football and Toads?The Super Bowl, the most-watched annual broadcast in the world, went down on Sunday but American Football fans were not the only ones excited. Because of its massive viewership, the Superbowl is the premier advertising event of the year, with many viewers tuning...
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Blockster Weekly Cryptocurrency Update

Recent Price Action Bitcoin – For the first time since mid-November, Bitcoin managed to generate a sustainable weekly advance. More importantly, BTC closed above the critical price level at $39,713 (Chart #1). Therefore, the short-term chart pattern has turned bullish. However, it’s much too early...
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There’s A Bot For That: How AI Is Changing Crypto Trading

Crypto has become incredibly popular in recent years, generating consistent returns for investors and traders. However, investing in cryptocurrencies is not an easy undertaking. Navigating the crypto market takes skill and know-how. Unlike conventional financial markets, which are open only during certain hours, crypto markets...
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The NFTimes – Are NFTs Finally Slowing Down?

The NFT market has been reeling following an all-time daily trading volume record. (We hit almost $250 million on OpenSea, not including the other big NFT platforms like LooksRare and Rarible.) Frankly, the market was growing at an unsustainable rate. However, small but significant corrections...
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What's Up With Upland? A New Metaverse Trading Game

Upland is a virtual property metaverse offering ownership of NFT parcels that are mapped to real-world locations. Here users can buy, sell, and trade digital properties. This metaverse also allows digital landowners to build their dream home or start a virtual business and earn UPX...
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Bitcoin Trading Strategies

CandlesticksA candlestick is a type of price chart used in technical analysis for the purpose of forecasting the future price direction of stocks, commodities, forex and cryptocurrencies. Each candlestick is a graphical representation of a price movement for a specific period of time. Four different...
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Is Japan Stifling Crypto With Overregulation?

Crypto Regulation in JapanAs a first-mover in this field, Japan legalized cryptocurrency by amending its Payment Service Act and Fund Settlement Law in 2016. After these landmark moves, the nation recognized digital assets like Bitcoin (BTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE) as property value that can be...
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Shiba Inu Is Up 22% As Crypto Market Recovers

Shiba Inu was a top gainer on Monday as the broader cryptocurrency market rebounded. The meme coin has gained 22.2% during the past 24 hours, according to data from CoinGecko. SHIB gains come as Bitcoin and Ethereum shift into bullish territory. The two largest cryptocurrencies...
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Blockster Weekly Cryptocurrency Update

Recent Price Action Bitcoin – The first month of 2022 was a complete disaster for Bitcoin. During the month of January, BTC lost over 10,000 points. On 21 January, BTC fell below the critical support level at $39,713 (Chart #1). The short-term chart pattern will...
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FTX Acquires Liquid Exchange And Its Subsidiaries

Servicing Japanese CustomersThe news of the acquisition was announced via a press release on Wednesday, February 2. In addition to Liquid, FTX also acquired the exchange's subsidiaries, including Quoine. Quione became one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges to obtain a license from Japan's Financial Services...
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Whale Watching: Why You Should Track The Whale Wallets

What are NFT Whales?If you are new to crypto — maybe you were attracted to it by the prospect of NFTs, or simply the desire to create your own digital collection — you may really not pay much attention to the financial angles of NFTs....
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The NFTimes – The NFT Hype Wave Is Washing Over Asia

Follow the HypeOne of the most exciting drops of the upcoming week is Cool Pets, a companion collection to the bluechip NFT collection Cool Cats. Originally, it was slated to release on January 28th but has been pushed back multiple times. 20,000 Cool Pets will...
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MicroStrategy Buys Another 660 Bitcoin

Microstrategy recently announced another major Bitcoin purchase as the crypto markets dipped. The company filed an official form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), revealing that it purchased 660 BTC between December 30th, 2021, and January 31st, 2022. During this period, Bitcoin's price...
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Bonfire Coin: Do You Invest Now?

Launched in April 2021, the Bonfire token was quick to find an audience. In one month, the price increased by over 1700%. Unfortunately, this success was fleeting, and its value has steadily declined since. Now the question is: Will Bonfire reignite or continue to smolder?...
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VanEck Launches A Multi-token Crypto ETN

VanEck, an asset manager that currently holds approximately $82 billion on behalf of its clients, announced the launch of its first crypto fund this Monday, January 31st, 2022. The fund is now live on the Deutsche Borse Xetra, as well as the SIX Swiss exchanges...
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Bitcoin Trading Strategies

Moving AveragesAs I mentioned in previous articles, the best trading systems usually contain the fewest number of rules. Based on my four decades of trading and investing, I have discovered that complicated systems with complex mathematical formulas rarely produce long-term profitable results. Instead, the most...
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Bitcoin Price Dip Shaves Off $7 Billion From Balance Sheets

Bitcoin Price Crash Affects Big Money HoldersBack in November 2021, the price of Bitcoin surged to an all-time high (ATH) of about $69,000. However, BTC (the biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization) plunged later in January 2021 to around $33,000, the lowest level on record since...
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Wonderland Becomes The DAO Of Dystopia

When DAO’s (distributed autonomous organizations) sprung onto the DeFi space at the end of Q3 and beginning of Q4 of 2021, DeGens got excited: frogs were born, and visions of APYs (annual percentage yields) of 80,000% and more caused a lot of buzz, as investors...
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Blockster Weekly Cryptocurrency Update

Recent Price Action Bitcoin – The bears are in complete control of all cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. BTC collapsed below the critical support level at $39,713 (Chart #1). The next level of support is $31,710 (Chart #2). The short-term chart pattern will remain bearish as long...
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The NFTimes – What’s Dropping This Week?

While we gear up for the launch of this week’s most exciting NFT drop on Friday, Cool Pets, let’s take a look at what happened the past few days. (If you want to learn about Cool Pets before it launches, don’t worry, it won't fit...
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All In. These Hedge Funds Are Going Heavy Into Crypto

In today’s world, hedge funds are investment vehicles designed to capture high yield returns. Investment banks, retirement funds, and companies that need to leverage profit, while still managing risk, turn to hedge funds to get the job done. Hedge Funds have recently Tipped Their Bullish...
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Sport NFTs Are Surging

It wasn't long ago when sports fans would eagerly race to their local hobby store and buy several packages of trading cards, hoping one of their heroes would be revealed to them with each pack they opened. While the urge to collect the likeness of...
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Bitcoin Trading Strategies

WD GannBorn on 6 June 1878, WD Gann was considered one of the greatest stock and commodity traders of his generation. Gann devoted the majority of his professional career to the study of technical analysis, including chart formations, astronomy, astrology, geometric patterns and mathematical formulas....
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LGBcoin.io – Brandon Gets A Coin

If you’ve never heard the chant, “Let’s Go Brandon,” well, you may not be up to date on NASCAR or conservative politics. On October 2, 2021, in Lincoln, Alabama, the Sparks 300 was raced. Brandon Brown won because he led under the caution flag when...
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The Nouveau Pop Art NFT Movement

In November 1961, he began his breakout masterpiece, using a projector, and tracing images before painting. It took him until March of 1962 to complete the project. His now iconic 32-canvas set of Campbell’s Soup Cans hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New...
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Blockster Weekly Cryptocurrency Update

Recent Price Action Bitcoin – It appears that Bitcoin may have formed an important triple bottom @ 39,713 (Chart #1). As I mentioned in my previous crypto update, this is a critical support level for BTC. If Bitcoin has any chance of recording a new...
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Bitcoin Is Bad For The Environment…or Is It?

This is the current narrative around cryptocurrency as a whole. Most people don’t understand how it works, and so they choose to write it off. It’s a scam! A total pyramid scheme. I saw that one a lot recently on Twitter. In reality, it is...
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What The NFT Is Going On Here?

Today’s topic? Well, it’s another acronym. Are you surprised? Don’t be, there are about a million others we haven’t even touched on yet. The topic of the day is the world of NFTs. What is an NFT, you ask? Well, NFT stands for non-fungible token....
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Bitcoin Trading Strategies

Chart Patterns Richard Schabacker is considered one of the greatest technical analysts in the history of investing. Schabacker introduced the concept of technical analysis to an entire generation of new investors in the aftermath of the Great Depression. In 1932, he published a book containing...
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Frogs, Degens, IDOs Oh My…

There is no question that new and exciting things are happening and that cryptocurrency is taking “the way business has always been done” and flushing it down the old school drain. One of those newer funding vehicles is called an Initial Dex Offering or IDO...
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Burned By Bitcoin? Reset Your Expectations Here

Which reminds me… I had the same small toaster oven for years and years. When I got married, that trusty bread-warmer helped me welcome my cooking-challenged wife into the kitchen. She used it like a pro. But the death throes of that handy machine were...
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ICO/IEO/IDO… IDK?

Aren’t you tired of being left behind? I know I am. So, this is the year I figure it all out… and I’m bringing you with me. I’m beyond dipping my toe in the water. It’s time to cannonball into the ocean of cryptocurrencies. I’m...
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A Beginner's Guide To Yield Farming

Banks make a lot of money. Last year the CEO of Chase bank received a salary of $22 million, along with hundreds of millions more in stock options. What if you could do exactly what banks do? You can lend money and make more in...
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The Art Of Whitelists

…but not many know how to get them early for a few hundred dollars. The answer is whitelists. Lucky investors who bought Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs at launch this April only paid about $300 in Ether. Now you can’t buy one for less than...
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Intel Sets To Reveal New Bitcoin Mining Chip In February

Intel Looks to Enter Bitcoin Mining MarketAccording to a report by Tom's Hardware, Intel would unveil its new Bonanza Mine processor, an "ultra-low-voltage energy-efficient Bitcoin mining ASIC" at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) on February 23, 2022. Application-Specific Integrated Circuit, otherwise known as ASIC,...
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About: Barry Silbert

After his time at the firm, he founded a private trading platform SecondMarket, that he eventually sold to NASDQ. The funds from that sale spurred him into building much of the crypto infrastructure that exists today. An early large-scale investor in Blockchain technology, Barry founded...
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What Is Sweeping The Floor In NFTs?

As it turns out, NFTs are not a fad. There are solid numbers behind these unique assets. Let me throw in some interesting statistics: Did you know that OpenSea's trading volumes soared past $10 billion in November three months after crossing the one-yard ($1 billion)...
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Introducing Lit ($LIT) — A Token That Serves Absolutely No Purpose

Some of its coins aim to change different aspects of the world, while others are used for payments. Then, some are just for fun. However, the crypto industry recently got a new cryptocurrency that claims to serve absolutely no purpose. Until it does. The project...
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What Is Automated Trading, And Can You Make Money From Using It?

What is Automated Trading?Automated trading in crypto involves letting bots and algorithms make trades for you. These programs will automatically buy and sell different cryptocurrencies without you physically being on your computer or phone. It’s easy, right? Well, you need to know how to set...
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Is The EverGrow Coin A Scam With 20,000 HODLers Now Victims?

Everywhere we turn, someone’s trying to rob a bank. Is Evergrow the latest man in a black hat? Just over a decade since the minting of Bitcoin, it has exploded into a multi-trillion-dollar industry. Bitcoin has a market cap of over $81 billion, with a...
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SEBA CEO Predicts Bitcoin Price To Reach $75,000 In 2022

Institutions Could Drive Bitcoin Price to $75,000 Speaking to CNBC during a cryptocurrency conference held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Wednesday (January 12, 2022), the SEBA CEO predicted that the price of bitcoin could reach $75,000 before the end of the year. A statement from...
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Pakistan Central Bank Seeks To Ban Cryptocurrency

Central Bank Says Crypto is IllegalAccording to local media outlet SAMAA, a report submitted to Pakistan’s provincial court, Sindh High Court (SHC) has called for a ban on cryptocurrency. The 38-page report was submitted by the deputy governor of the SBP, Seema Kamil, to the...
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Blockster Weekly Cryptocurrency Update

Recent Price Action Bitcoin – BTC continues to struggle. If we examine the 9-month chart, it appears that Bitcoin formed a major triple top dating back to 14 April 2021 (Chart #1). This is a bad sign for the bullish camp. In order to invalidate...
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Indonesian Man Sells NFTs Of His Personal Photos

NFT Collection Now Worth Millions of DollarsGhozali Ghozalu began taking daily selfies from when he was 18 years old in 2017 to 22 years old in 2021. The Indonesian later went ahead to create an NFT collection on OpenSea called "Ghozali Everyday." According to a...
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The Squid Game Token Scam That Investors Fell For Twice!

A new cryptocurrency based on a famous South Korean TV program, "Squid Game," quickly rose in value. It launched on October 20th and grew by more than 23 million percent in a week. SQUID was supposed to be the token for the pay-to-earn game. Unfortunately,...
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Cartesi (CTSI) Vs Loopring (LRC)Which Is The Better Investment?

What are CTSI and LRC?Cartesi(CTSI), made in 2018, is a layer 2 solution that integrates the Linux OS and other programming entities into blockchain technology. It found its first application in 2019, followed by the launch of its first game dubbed Creepts. The Cartesi founding...
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Thailand Government To Provide Further Clarity On Its Crypto Tax Plans

Thailand’s government announced recently that it will expand its crypto tax plans in order to provide further clarity for crypto traders and businesses. The country’s central bank, the Bank of Thailand, stated in December that it would draw up new measured for regulating crypto-related activities...
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Bitcoin Trading Strategies

Accumulation/Distribution OscillatorThe Accumulation/Distribution oscillator was developed in 1979 by Larry Williams, one of the most successful commodity traders of the past 50 years. More commonly known as the A/D oscillator, this momentum indicator is used to measure the strength or weakness of a particular stock,...
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USDC Vs. DAI: Battle Of The Stablecoins

As a result, this asset class has gathered a massive following and adoption. At the start of the year, the total supply of stablecoins was valued at about $29 billion. However, the stablecoin sector boasts a valuation of over $159 billion as of December 23....
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Umee DeFi Hits ICO Target Early – Exciting Prospect?

Furthermore, Umee aspires to link the cryptocurrency world; the name itself implies connectedness by combining the letters "U" and "Me." Umee is a decentralized infrastructure for cross-chain interactions. Umee links people in a frictionless and trustless method to form lending and borrowing positions, transfer capital...
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Who Is Mark Cuban And Why Do Traders Look To Him For Advice?

Over the years, the entrepreneur extraordinaire has forayed into various niche’s including television — where he serves as one of the main investors on the hit ABC reality TV show Shark Tank — as well as media proprietorship. If that wasn’t enough, Cuban is also...