Cryptocurrency

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin says that centralized stablecoins such as Tether (USDT) and Circle USD (USDC) could become “a significant decider in future contentious hard forks.” Buterin was speaking at the BUIDL Asia conference in Seoul on Aug. 3, along with Illia Polosukhin, the co-founder of Near Protocol (NEAR) to discuss Ethereum’s upcoming Merge. The
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Cryptocurrencies’ total market capitalization bounced from $860 billion on June 30 to the current $1.03 trillion, a 20.6% relief in five weeks. Ether (ETH) might have been the absolute leader among the largest smart contract chains, but BNB managed to gain 39% over that period. BNB (blue) vs. Ether (orange), AVAX (cyan), SOL (yellow). Source: TradingView
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The price of Optimism (OP) has been skyrocketing since the beginning of July due to its proximity to Ethereum. Notably, OP’s price rallied by nearly 300% in over a month to reach $2.31, its second-highest level on record, on Aug. 4. The token received its bullish cues primarily from the euphoria surrounding Ethereum’s potential transition
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Developing a cryptocurrency token has been a complex task, as it requires advanced blockchain programming skills. Until recently, only blockchain developers with strong coding skills could create a mechanism to mint digital coins. This scenario, however, led to the development of platforms where anyone, not knowing even an iota of programming, could launch their cryptocurrencies.
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Ether (ETH) price is up 60% since May 3, outperforming leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) by 32% over that span. However, evidence suggests the current $1,600 support lacks strength as network use and smart contract deposit metrics weakened. Moreover, ETH derivatives show increasing sell pressure from margin traders. The positive price move was primarily driven by
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Despite crypto market turbulence, active contributors across Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana’s top projects have increased by an average of 71.6% per year since January 2018, according to a new report. The findings come from an August 2 report sent to Cointelegraph by technology investment firm Telstra Ventures, which found that Solana had the most significant annual
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The crypto contagion sparked by Terra’s infamous implosion this year only spread to companies and protocols with “poor balance sheet management” and not the underlying blockchain technology, says Kraken Australia’s managing director Jonathon Miller. Speaking with Cointelegraph, the Australian crypto exchange head argued that sectors such as Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) revealed its fundamental strength
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Enterprise cryptocurrency custody firm Fireblocks is set to offer token minting services through a new integration with Ethereum- and Polygon-friendly platform Tokeny. The new feature allows businesses and retail customers to mint and manage permissioned tokens, digital securities, stablecoins and loyalty programs across various trading applications, payment networks and digital banks. Fireblocks and Tokeny make
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Bitcoin (BTC) is pressuring newly-won support levels this week as geopolitical uncertainty raises the stakes for risk assets. After an impressive monthly close, momentum appears to be waning for Bitcoin’s latest gains, data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows, and stock markets are not helping the bulls. Volatility was cool as August began, but angst
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