Month: October 2021

Retail traders test out the experience of buying, holding and selling a small amount of cryptocurrency on new platforms by placing different types of orders and seeing how they get filled – or not. While holding $100 worth of bitcoin can be bought just the same, if not more easily, than $100 of dogecoin or
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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed
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The infrastructure giant wants to hire a Financial Services Specialist to work with global financial institutions and innovative fintechs, and “transform the way they transact digital assets (ex. cryptocurrencies, CBDCs [central bank digital currencies], stable coins, security-backed tokens, asset-backed tokens and NFTs [non-fungible tokens]) from price discovery to execution, settlement and custody.”
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Permissioned blockchains are, of course, nothing new. JPMorgan, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and dozens of other financial institutions already use them, and by all accounts, they function perfectly well as internal, proprietary distributed ledgers. But that doesn’t mean they can support securities that meet the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Howey Test. While stablecoins, utility tokens
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CryptoPunks have a floor price – a term referring to the lowest price at which a piece from a particular NFT collection can be bought – of 100 ETH, and the punk in question, #9998, lacks desirable features from a collector’s perspective, leading some to believe the purchase was a “fat finger,” a term referring
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“Some believe what is happening is a quick balancing process and preparation before the push for new highs, while others think it’s the beginning of a broader correction that will take BTC to $45K-$50K,” FxPro analyst Alex Kuptsikevich, wrote in an email to CoinDesk. Kuptsikevich also mentioned that technical price indicators are retreating from overbought
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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed
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There are some restrictions on Polymarket use. Not everyone can create or participate in markets. People in the U.S. are unable to purchase the USDC stablecoins directly using debit or credit cards. And, as most Ethereum users can attest, there are very few unmonitored on-ramps into this ecosystem – at some point, whether you’re buying
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“I’ve always felt that the environmental argument against cryptocurrencies is weak,” said Scott Eichler, founder and principal at Standing Oak Financial, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based registered investment advisor (RIA). “There’s something to the idea that, in some ways, the energy use gives cryptocurrencies their value, creating a barrier to entry.”
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They must act, on the one hand, to ensure that the United States is a leader, if not the leader, in this new area of capital formation and financial technology. But on the other hand, they must also protect small-time investors and the general public from fraudsters, pump and dumpsters and the vagaries of exploding
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“Using Helium Network’s technology and blockchain-based incentive model, DISH is a pioneer in supporting an entirely new way to connect people and things,” Helium CEO Amir Haleem said in a press release. “The CBRS-based 5G hotspots will be deployed by customers, creating opportunities for users, partners and the entire ecosystem.”
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The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. @2021 CoinDesk
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Announcing their purchase of the record last week, members of PleasrDAO said they saw the concept as being in line with the values behind non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the blockchain-based collectibles that have become PleasrDAO’s bread and butter over the past year. NFTs are a form of cryptocurrency attached to media files – JPEG files are
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RocketStars initially relied on MakerDAO’s dai stablecoin for payments, which uses the Ethereum blockchain. Whereas many cryptocurrencies are highly volatile, a stablecoin is pegged to a fiat currency, usually the U.S. dollar. Ethereum’s high fees were problematic, though, and last week RocketStars introduced its own native cryptocurrency, SIMP, implemented on Binance Smart Chain.
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The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. @2021 CoinDesk
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