- Heat mapsMaps
Authorities in Kazakhstan have calculated the energy used in the country’s crypto mining industry which competes for electricity with other sectors of the economy and households. The government has also estimated the additional supply necessary to meet the growing demand from mining farms and proposed a cap on the power rating of new facilities.
The cryptocurrency market got its first Bitcoin ETF this week after a long. The market also responded in equal measure with an overwhelming demand for the ProShares strategy Bitcoin ETF.
IOTA, a smart contracts platform redesigning the distributed ledger technology, has released the beta version of the network’s new smart contracts solution. With the launch, the Internet of Things (IoT) protocol has made a move towards Web3, along with adding new utility of decentralized applications (dApps).
Closely followed crypto analyst and trader Michaël van de Poppe is saying that the current Bitcoin correction is likely not yet over. In a new strategy session, Van de Poppe tells his 136,000 YouTube subscribers that BTC could drop further before the leading crypto asset can show signs of recovery.
Developers of the Binance Smart Chain, the Binance-backed decentralized blockchain platform, have proposed applying a mechanism to burn BNB tokens based on the utilization of the network. According to the proposal, this would benefit both validators and holders due to the increase in value that the token would experience thanks to token burns.
3.1 million email addresses linked to CoinMarketCap accounts were reportedly being traded on hacking forums, according to Have I Been Pwned.
Valkyrie has announced the launch of its Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BTF), becoming the second of its type in the US. The Bitcoin futures ETF began trading on the 22nd of October after receiving approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Polygon’s team has paid a record bounty of $2 million to white hat hacker Gerhard Wagner for discovering a critical vulnerability that had put around $850 million of capital at risk. Gerhard’s discovery identified a potential “double-spend” bug on Polygon’s Network that could have turned out to become a costly affair. According to Immunefi, a bug bounty and security platform that also hosts Polygon’s bounty program, this is the highest bounty to be paid in DeFi. The Vulnerability Immunefi, a firm that facilitates bug reports in Decentralized Finance, put up a blog post stating Polygon’s Plasma Bridge was at risk of having around $850 million stolen by a competent enough hacker.
Popular New Zealand based crypto analyst and influencer Lark Davis says that Bitcoin is set to continue its bullish trend next year.
Polkadot co-founder Gavin Wood has announced an 18.9 million DOT ($777 million) development fund just ahead of the network’s launch of the auctions for the initial batch of parachain slots. Here is an overview of Polkadot using information from the Polkadot website: “Polkadot is a network protocol that allows arbitrary data—not just tokens—to be transferred across blockchains.
After failing to roll out its CBDC on October 1, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released a document in which it reiterates its commitment to launching the e-naira. In fact, in this document titled The Design Paper for the E-naira, the CBN says it is now ready to launch Nigeria’s CBDC.
The executive power will not oppose cryptocurrency investments, a high-ranking government official has told lawmakers in Pakistan. The statement comes as a regional high court has urged the federal government to regulate cryptocurrencies and formed a committee to look into the matter in the coming months.
A future powered by digital assets is assured as governments around the world look to technology for economic progress.
Whales within the decentralized oracle network Chainlink have been steadily accumulating LINK tokens over the last few months, to the point they now own up to a quarter of the cryptocurrency’s supply.
The American journalist, Youtuber, podcast host, and political commentator, Tim Pool, has talked about bitcoin on numerous occasions and even more so these days as the crypto asset crossed its all-time price high.
Strategists at the independent research boutique Fundstrat have revealed they see the flagship cryptocurrency rally to $100,000 or $90,000 in the near future, after its price broke through its previous all-time high and got to a new high near $67,000.
With bitcoin rallying, all the focus has been on predicting where the price of the asset will be by the end of the year. The digital asset is undoubtedly going to enter a period where various crashes will send the price down, popularly known as a bear market.
The launch of the Novi pilot has not been without controversy – something to be expected coming from Zuckerberg's company.
The Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund, which has around $5.5 billion of assets under management, has invested $25 million into both bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum’s ether (ETH). The investment was made through NYDIG, a cryptocurrency-focused subsidiary of asset manager Stone Ridge.