$1 Trillion in Housing Bonds: US Real Estate Crisis Held Back by Fed’s Mortgage Purchases
The U.S. real estate market is facing a conundrum, as there’s now a tidal wave of renters who can’t pay rent and a massive number of mortgage defaults stacking up like never before. Amid the looming real estate chaos, the … read more.
Defi Platform Uniswap Outpaces Coinbase Pro in Global Trade Volume
The decentralized exchange (dex) Uniswap has seen a massive amount of trade volume during the last seven days. Following Uniswap’s rapid increase in global trade volumes, the platform’s founder Hayden Adams celebrated the dex outpacing the centralized exchange Coinbase’s volumes … read more.
Long-Term Fundamentals Signal Robust Crypto Bull Market Fueled by Reckless Money Printing, Defi
A robust cryptocurrency bull market is in the making, a Weiss Crypto Ratings analyst explained. Citing central banks’ “reckless money printing policies” and “the explosion in Defi innovation,” he sees long-term fundamentals favoring cryptocurrencies despite some short-term selloffs. Robust Bull … read more.
Bitcoin Will Be Accepted for Tax Payments in Swiss Canton Zug Next Year
Bitcoin and ether can be used to pay taxes in the Swiss Canton of Zug starting next tax season. Zug’s crypto valley is home to many cryptocurrency businesses, and by accepting bitcoin and ether for tax payments, the canton aims … read more.
Criminals Target Privacy Coins: How To Avoid Downloading Fake Wallet Apps
Reports in the past few weeks detail that bad actors are targeting two privacy coin projects, Monero and Zcash, adding to concerns about the growing rate of security incidents involving blockchain networks. Such incidents, as well the repeated 51% attacks … read more.
Defi Boom Fueling ETH Gas Fees, Threatens Viability of Smart Contracts
Growing Ethereum network transaction fees, which touched new highs recently, are a direct consequence of the increasing number of defi projects and yield farming. Yield farmers need to pay ETH for transactions like moving funds in and out of pools. … read more.
Robert Rorschach: 20 Reasons Not to Vote
If one votes, one participates. If one participates, one condones and endorses the process, and subsequently, what those elected ‘representatives’ do and say in your name. Reason 2. Electoral promises are meaningless because politicians are able to lie to gain … read more.
Crypto-Friendly Banking Platform Cashaa Expanding in India, US, Africa
Crypto banking platform Cashaa has unveiled plans to expand its services in India, the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean. In India, the company aims to create “the first crypto-friendly banking platform” that is regulated by the central bank, the Reserve … read more.
Sushiswap Founder Reportedly Exit Scams as Sushi Token Price Tanks
The anonymous founder of Sushiswap has reportedly exit scammed after converting all of his sushi tokens to ETH on September 5. Reports of the alleged scam came a few days after the sushi token, which forked from the Uniswap protocol, … read more.
Defi’s Raw Deal: Sushiswap Creator Transfers Multi-Sig Control to FTX CEO
After a number of individuals from the crypto community accused the anonymous developer Chef Nomi of exit scamming, the developer transferred the project over to Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of the trading platform FTX. On Saturday, September 5, the decentralized … read more.
Opium Protocol Allows Traders to Hedge or Bet Against the Stablecoin Tether’s Solvency
Cryptocurrency traders can now protect their tether tokens or bet against the solvency of the stablecoin by leveraging a new crypto derivatives product from the Opium Protocol. Opium founder, Andrey Belyakov, claims the product is the “first CDS (credit default … read more.
$700 Million Worth of Synthetic Bitcoin Is Circulating on the Ethereum Blockchain
According to onchain data, there’s now 69,836 synthetic bitcoin tokens (over $700 million) circulating on the Ethereum blockchain. Out of the six synthetic bitcoin token projects, wrapped bitcoin (WBTC) commands the largest number of coins with over 63% and 44,622 … read more.
Cryptocurrencies Now Accepted for 15,000 Restaurants in France on Just Eat
Food orders from over 15,000 restaurants in France can now be paid with bitcoin and a number of other cryptocurrencies through a major online food ordering website, Just Eat. Just Eat Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Restaurants in France Online food ordering … read more.
Jim Rogers Predicts End of Dollar Dominance as US-China Tensions Escalate
Renowned investor Jim Rogers believes that the U.S. dollar dominance is coming to an end as the tensions between the U.S. and China mount. The growing national debt, the protests, the political uncertainty surrounding the presidential election, and countries seeking … read more.
Crypto Borrowing: Here Are Seven of the Best Interest Rates on the Market
Cryptocurrency is sizing up traditional finance on its legacy turf of lending and borrowing with competitive interest rates (currently as low as 0.44% for ethereum and 4.50% per year for bitcoin) as well as less cumbersome verification procedures. Crypto holders … read more.
Bitcoin Obituaries Lists Another Crypto Eulogy, 2020 BTC Deaths in the Single Digits
The infamous “Bitcoin Obituaries” has seen another addition to the long list of deaths since bitcoin’s oldest death on December 15, 2010. According to the list of articles with 382 deaths to-date, bitcoin was declared dead again on September 4, … read more.
Noncustodial Bitcoin Cash Client Zapit Demos In-Wallet SLP Dividends Tool
During the last week, Bitcoin Cash proponents have been discussing Zapit, the noncustodial BCH wallet that also supports Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. Zapit’s team recently revealed on Twitter that developers have been working with a new dividends tool built … read more.
Argentina Government Refuses to Pay $4M Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers Who Paralyzed Its Borders
The government of Argentina has reportedly refused to pay a $4 million bitcoin ransom demanded by hackers who hijacked the country’s immigration systems, temporarily crippling cross-border movements. On Aug. 27, the cybercriminals – now identified as a group calling itself … read more.
Ukraine, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria Among Top Countries by Cryptocurrency Adoption
Ukraine, Russia, China, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and the U.S. are among the top-ranking countries by cryptocurrency adoption, according to the 2020 Global Crypto Adoption Index compiled by blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis. Countries With Highest Crypto Adoption Chainalysis’ 2020 … read more.
Targeted by IRS? What Cryptocurrency Owners Should Know
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has started sending out new letters to cryptocurrency owners suspected of owing crypto-related taxes. A tax expert has shared with news.Bitcoin.com what crypto owners should know, including how to handle tax letters from the … read more.
SWIFT Says Criminals Prefer Cash for Money Laundering, Not Cryptocurrency
A new report by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) says cryptocurrency is seldom used for money laundering activities compared to fiat or other traditional methods. Despite the perception that crypto assets are a preferred haven for illegally … read more.
Fiat Devaluation Drives Retail Bitcoin Transfers in Africa 56% in a Year: Report
Monthly cryptocurrency transfers to and from Africa under $10,000 soared more than 56% from a year ago to reach $316 million in June, according to new research by U.S. crypto analytics firm Chainalysis. Altogether, $8 billion worth of crypto was … read more.
Defi Trader Pockets $250k From Bug Exploit, Hints at Possible Exit Scam by $SYFI Devs
An anonymous Defi trader says he gained almost $250 000 after inadvertently exploiting a rebase bug embedded in the $SYFI Defi token. The trader, who insists he had no prior knowledge about the bug, got this reward after staking an … read more.
Defi Project Yfdex.Finance Vanishes With $20M Investors’ Funds Just Two Days After Launch
Yfdex.Finance (Yfdex), a new liquidity mining pool, has reportedly exit scammed, making off with up to $20 million of investors’ funds. The decentralized finance (Defi) project convinced people to hand over their life savings following just two days of aggressive … read more.
Mastercard Launches Digital Currency Testing Platform for Central Banks
Mastercard has launched a digital currency testing platform aimed at helping central banks test their digital currencies. The system will also demonstrate how consumers can use central bank digital currencies to pay for goods and services wherever Mastercard is accepted … read more.
Despite Warnings from Regulators, the Ethereum Fueled Pyramid Scheme Forsage Thrives
While Ethereum has seen a number of benefits from the decentralized finance (defi) movement and initial coin offerings (ICOs), more recently individuals have been leveraging ether for pyramid schemes and matrix cycler programs. One particular scheme crypto enthusiasts are discussing … read more.