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  • Bitcoin Could Hit $115K by August, Pantera’s Morehead Writes

    “Bitcoin is now ahead of our April 2020 forecast schedule ­– to hit $115K this summer,” wrote Dan Morehead, CEO and co-chief investment officer at Pantera Capital, a blockchain hedge fund, in an emailed newsletter. The Pantera prediction is based on the stock-to-flow model – an analytical framework that values an asset’s price based on its annual issuance schedule. The model measures the scarcity of bitcoin (BTC), which is governed by the underlying network programming coded into the blockchain’s design when it was launched 12 years ago. Under that plan, the number of…

    03/16/2021
  • XRP Jumps as Bullish ‘Golden Cross’ Pattern Appears in Price Chart

    XRP, the digital token used in Ripple Labs’ payments network, was outperforming bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies on Tuesday, with a longer-duration technical indicator flashing a bullish signal. The token’s price was around 48 cents at press time, up 9% on a 24-hour basis, based on CoinDesk 20 data. Other prominent cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ether, chainlink and litecoin were nursing moderate losses. XRP’s 50-week moving average crossed above the 100-week moving average (MA) earlier this month, confirming a pattern known in price charts as a “golden crossover” – a long-term bullish indicator. Traders and chart-reading analysts often…

    03/16/2021
  • Pressure

    Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $55,736.37 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Sliding 1.73% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $53,350.37-$56,988.34 (CoinDesk 20) BTC trades between its 10-hour and 50-hour averages on the hourly chart, a sideways signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on Coinbase.Source: TradingView Bitcoin traded in a narrowed range as Monday’s sell-off appeared to subside and prices settled in the mid-$50,000 range for the most of Tuesday. Monday’s decline resulted in some $1.6 billion in derivatives bets being liquidated, second only to the record level that took place on…

    03/16/2021
  • Crypto Investor MetaKovan Announced as Buyer of $69.3M Beeple NFT

    MetaKovan, the pseudonymous founder of non-fungible token (NFT) fund Metapurse, is the proud owner of the Beeple NFT auctioned by Christie’s on Thursday for $69.3 million. “When you think of high-valued NFTs, this one is going to be pretty hard to beat,” MetaKovan said in a press release issued by the 255-year-old auction house. MetaKovan paid for Beeple’s “Everydays” in ether (ETH, -2.04%), Christie’s confirmed, beating out Tron founder Justin Sun in a last-minute bid. The final sale price was 42,329.453 ETH. Appearing on CoinDesk TV earlier Friday, Beeple (aka Mike Winkelmann) said, “I probably will keep a percentage…

    Uncategorized 03/14/2021
  • Turing Labs officially changes its name to MSA Turing Labs and makes a strong entry into the metaverse

    The Financial Times (FT) – Turing Labs, a leading local research organisation, has completed a change in its business information and officially changed its name to MSA Turing Labs, sparking widespread interest in the industry. Throughout the years, Turing Labs has been deeply involved in the field of computer science and digital cryptography, and has released RNG algorithms, digital asset management systems, as well as edge computing, AI and other related technologies and literature results, the meaning behind this name change has led to public speculation. It is understood that MSA,…

    Uncategorized 03/12/2021
  • Bitfury’s Deep Ploughing on Blockchain Mining · Coinbasis Plan Launched

    Australian Bitcoin mining hardware giant Bitfury is set to expand its industry into distributed storage. FlashFX, AgriDigital and Othera will also jointly deploy the distributed storage ecological field, create the establishment and trading of distributed storage financial derivatives, and create super servers with the world’s top three server manufacturers. With the massive growth of global data. Privacy security and access speed have become the most critical issues in data storage. Bitfury and his partners plan to develop a decentralized distributed storage, data sharding and data encryption platform without downtime. Through…

    Uncategorized 03/08/2021
  • Goldman Digital Asset Lead Sees Mergers Ahead for Crypto Infrastructure Providers

    A Goldman Sachs executive predicts there may be consolidation coming for cryptocurrency infrastructure providers as the market matures. In a recent company podcast, Matt McDermott, global head of digital assets for Goldman Sachs Global Markets Division, hinted that “incumbent banks” – like Goldman – could face pressure to increase their crypto business lines, with one obvious path being mergers and acquisitions. “This is a fast-evolving landscape where the crypto incumbents have certainly made huge progress over the last couple of years,” McDermott said. “There is an expectation from clients now that…

    03/07/2021
  • Ethereum’s ‘EIP 1559’ Fee Market Overhaul Greenlit for July

    One of the most significant and contentious alterations to the Ethereum blockchain in recent memory is now scheduled for inclusion into its codebase. Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 will be packaged with the London hard fork this coming July regardless of the mining industry’s discontent with the proposal, according to the All Core Developers call Friday. At least five other EIPs are likely to join EIP 1559 in London. EIP 1559 flips a typical blockchain transaction on its head in order to fix numerous issues with Ethereum’s user experience. Traditionally, a user sends a gas…

    Business 03/07/2021
  • Galaxy’s Institutional Ethereum Funds Raise $32M at Launch – From a Select Few

    Galaxy Digital’s institutional-grade ether (ETH) funds have raised over $32 million since their February launch, according to documents filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Early returns – for an “onshore” $22 million fund and its Cayman-domiciled $10 million sibling – reveal a small but deep-pocketed clientele participated in the twin funds’ earliest days. Just five total investors have joined the funds since Galaxy unveiled them in late January. The funds debuted as ETH settled in the $1,500 range, well below highs set February when the native asset of the world computer…

    03/07/2021
  • Asthe Insurance Industry Evolves, BIG Takes the Lead with BlockchainTechnology

    Thedevelopment of China’s insurance industry started relatively late.However, as the living standards of its citizens improved, theinsurance industry went through a similar overhaul. In 2020, theinsurance industry realized 4.53 trillion yuan in premium income, ayear-on-year increase of 6.1%. Among them, health insurance isgrowing at a rapid rate. In 2020, the premium income for healthinsurance will be 817.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of morethan 15%. Even so, compared with the United States, Japan and othercountries, the development of China’s insurance industry is still inits infancy. In terms of insurance depth…

    03/04/2021