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DeFi Protocol Synthetix Launches New Staking Platform

Synthetic token DeFi protocol Synthetix has just launched a new platform with a range of staking and earning options for users. The decentralized finance protocol stated that the new interface has been rethought from the ground up to provide the best staking experience for holders of its native SNX token. The new staking dApp aligns

Synthetic token DeFi protocol Synthetix has just launched a new platform with a range of staking and earning options for users. The decentralized finance protocol stated that the new interface has been rethought from the ground up to provide the best staking experience for holders of its native SNX token. The new staking dApp aligns

Bitcoin News
Bitcoin News

Shortage in Stores of Value Could Lead to Bitcoin Panic Buying

Industry analysts and researchers have noted that the narrative for buying safe haven assets such as Bitcoin or gold will only strengthen as cash and bonds are earning near-zero yields. Bitcoin prices reclaimed their record high of just over $24,000 a few hours ago indicating that the rally has yet to run out of steam.

Industry analysts and researchers have noted that the narrative for buying safe haven assets such as Bitcoin or gold will only strengthen as cash and bonds are earning near-zero yields. Bitcoin prices reclaimed their record high of just over $24,000 a few hours ago indicating that the rally has yet to run out of steam.

Ethereum
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Ethereum
Altcoin News

Ethereum Remaining Off Exchanges as Gas Fees Spike Again

A number of notable on-chain metrics for Ethereum have emerged recently as its price hit its highest level since May 2018. Ethereum prices have remained stable at around $645 over the past 24 hours as big brother hovers just below its newly formed all-time high. The second largest crypto asset in the world hit a

A number of notable on-chain metrics for Ethereum have emerged recently as its price hit its highest level since May 2018. Ethereum prices have remained stable at around $645 over the past 24 hours as big brother hovers just below its newly formed all-time high. The second largest crypto asset in the world hit a

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bitcoin
Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Surges 15% to Record High of $22,400, Where Will it Go Next?

December 17 marks the highest price Bitcoin has ever made and the rally is showing no signs of slowing down. Within the past hour, Bitcoin prices reached a new all-time high of $22,400 according to Tradingview.com charts using Coinbase as a reference. The move has added a monumental 14.9% to the price of the asset

December 17 marks the highest price Bitcoin has ever made and the rally is showing no signs of slowing down. Within the past hour, Bitcoin prices reached a new all-time high of $22,400 according to Tradingview.com charts using Coinbase as a reference. The move has added a monumental 14.9% to the price of the asset

Ripple XRP
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Ripple XRP
Altcoin News

XRP Dumps Despite DeFi Promise and Flare (FLR) Airdrop

Ripple’s native token XRP is tanking today just days after a snapshot was taken of holders and balances with the premise of a big DeFi related airdrop. XRP is the worst performing crypto asset in the top fifty by market capitalization over the past 24 hours according to Coingecko. Prices have plummeted 7% since this

Ripple’s native token XRP is tanking today just days after a snapshot was taken of holders and balances with the premise of a big DeFi related airdrop. XRP is the worst performing crypto asset in the top fifty by market capitalization over the past 24 hours according to Coingecko. Prices have plummeted 7% since this

Bitcoin News
Bitcoin News

Stock-to-Flow Model Still on Track For $100k Bitcoin in 2021

Bitcoin prices are hovering just below their all-time highs at the moment but longer-term price models such as stock-to-flow are still predicting 400% gains from here. Bitcoin prices surged to $19,500 a couple of hours ago before retreating back to current levels at $19,150 according to Tradingview.com. This has resulted in the second time this

Bitcoin prices are hovering just below their all-time highs at the moment but longer-term price models such as stock-to-flow are still predicting 400% gains from here. Bitcoin prices surged to $19,500 a couple of hours ago before retreating back to current levels at $19,150 according to Tradingview.com. This has resulted in the second time this

COMP Token 101
DeFi News
COMP Token 101
DeFi News

Compound Finance Vote on DAI Liquidation Compensation Nearing Close

A governance vote on the Compound Finance DeFi platform regarding compensation for users that lost funds through DAI liquidations is just hours away from conclusion with votes against dominating. The thirty-second governance proposal would distribute COMP tokens to offset losses incurred by liquidated DAI stablecoin positions. As it stands, a majority vote of 76% is

A governance vote on the Compound Finance DeFi platform regarding compensation for users that lost funds through DAI liquidations is just hours away from conclusion with votes against dominating. The thirty-second governance proposal would distribute COMP tokens to offset losses incurred by liquidated DAI stablecoin positions. As it stands, a majority vote of 76% is

Filecoin
Altcoin News
Filecoin
Altcoin News

No Pump For Filecoin (FIL) After Coinbase Listing

During the previous crypto market bull run, altcoins would surge following a major exchange listing but that does not appear to be the case any longer as seen with Filecoin today. Decentralized data storage token Filecoin was recently listed on Coinbase, yet token prices are actually down over the past 24 hours. The Coinbase effect

During the previous crypto market bull run, altcoins would surge following a major exchange listing but that does not appear to be the case any longer as seen with Filecoin today. Decentralized data storage token Filecoin was recently listed on Coinbase, yet token prices are actually down over the past 24 hours. The Coinbase effect

Polkastarter
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Polkastarter
DeFi News

Polkastarter Announces DEX Launch Date, POLS Pumps 40%

Having a blockchain network is no longer enough in today’s busy crypto industry. An automated market maker or decentralized exchange is a must and the latest to launch will be Polkastarter from Polkadot. Polkastarter is a DEX built for cross-chain token pools and auctions, with the purpose of enabling projects to raise capital on the

Having a blockchain network is no longer enough in today’s busy crypto industry. An automated market maker or decentralized exchange is a must and the latest to launch will be Polkastarter from Polkadot. Polkastarter is a DEX built for cross-chain token pools and auctions, with the purpose of enabling projects to raise capital on the

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USDC coin
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Stablecoin Demand Surges as USDC Supply Surpasses $3Bn, Tether Closes on $20Bn

The demand for digital dollars is soaring and the second-largest stablecoin in the crypto ecosystem has just reached a new circulation milestone. The Centre Consortium’s USD Coin has just surpassed 3 billion in circulation, growing by nearly 500% in 2020 according to a blog post today. The founding members of the consortium are Circle and

The demand for digital dollars is soaring and the second-largest stablecoin in the crypto ecosystem has just reached a new circulation milestone. The Centre Consortium’s USD Coin has just surpassed 3 billion in circulation, growing by nearly 500% in 2020 according to a blog post today. The founding members of the consortium are Circle and

Ethereum 2.0
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Ethereum 2.0
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Over 1.2 Million ETH Deposited on Beacon Chain

Staking on the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract got off to a slow start with many predicting that it would not reach the target in time. A week after the Beacon Chain genesis, there has now been over 1.2 million ETH locked up in the deposit contract. As noted by Vitalik Buterin himself, this is 230%

Staking on the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract got off to a slow start with many predicting that it would not reach the target in time. A week after the Beacon Chain genesis, there has now been over 1.2 million ETH locked up in the deposit contract. As noted by Vitalik Buterin himself, this is 230%

Linkswap YFL
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Linkswap YFL
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Linkswap Liquidity Pools Launched With $6 Million Staked in 6 Hours

The decentralized Linkswap exchange has just launched a range of liquidity pools for farming its native YFL token but prices are down on the day despite $6 million being staked in the first few hours. The DeFi automated market maker for the Chainlink community was officially launched in late November amid a lot of hype

The decentralized Linkswap exchange has just launched a range of liquidity pools for farming its native YFL token but prices are down on the day despite $6 million being staked in the first few hours. The DeFi automated market maker for the Chainlink community was officially launched in late November amid a lot of hype

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What Vitalik Buterin Had to Say on ETH 2.0 Launch Day

The day has finally arrived and the long-awaited first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade is about to begin with the genesis of the new blockchain. In around seven hours’ time, the Beacon Chain will be born heralding a new Ethereum blockchain and the culmination of five years of research and development. Staking on the

The day has finally arrived and the long-awaited first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade is about to begin with the genesis of the new blockchain. In around seven hours’ time, the Beacon Chain will be born heralding a new Ethereum blockchain and the culmination of five years of research and development. Staking on the

Linkswap YFL
Altcoin News
Linkswap YFL
Altcoin News

YF Link (YFL) Token Doubles in Price Before AMM Launch

The YFL governance token for the highly anticipated Linkswap automated market maker has doubled in price in less than a week as the big launch nears. The Linkswap automated market maker DeFi platform has not even launched yet and already its governance token YFL has doubled in price since the same time last week. On

The YFL governance token for the highly anticipated Linkswap automated market maker has doubled in price in less than a week as the big launch nears. The Linkswap automated market maker DeFi platform has not even launched yet and already its governance token YFL has doubled in price since the same time last week. On

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Bitcoin News
bitcoin
Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Back at $18K, Why This Rally is So Different From 2017

Bitcoin is back over $18,000 again and the momentum does not look like slowing down any time soon. Analysts are largely in agreement that this rally is very different from the 2017 one, and here’s why. A recent report by analytics provider Chainalysis has delved into the charts and metrics to conclude that this rally

Bitcoin is back over $18,000 again and the momentum does not look like slowing down any time soon. Analysts are largely in agreement that this rally is very different from the 2017 one, and here’s why. A recent report by analytics provider Chainalysis has delved into the charts and metrics to conclude that this rally

Sushiswap
DeFi News
Sushiswap
DeFi News

SushiSwap TVL Surges to $1Bn Despite More Fund Access Concerns

Uniswap clone SushiSwap has been the primary beneficiary of the collateral exodus from the leading DEX. However, more coding issues have emerged that could result in anonymous addresses accessing those funds. When Uniswap liquidity mining incentives ended on November 17, over $1.7 billion in crypto collateral left the protocol for greener pastures. A large portion

Uniswap clone SushiSwap has been the primary beneficiary of the collateral exodus from the leading DEX. However, more coding issues have emerged that could result in anonymous addresses accessing those funds. When Uniswap liquidity mining incentives ended on November 17, over $1.7 billion in crypto collateral left the protocol for greener pastures. A large portion

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Bitcoin News
bitcoin market cap
Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Market Cap Hits Record High After $18,450 Pump

Bitcoin’s monumental move to break $18,450 today has also lifted its market capitalization to new highs, which in turn has lifted that of the entire market back to February 2018 levels. It has been a tumultuous Asian trading session this morning with Bitcoin prices surging to top out over $18,450 followed by a massive wick

Bitcoin’s monumental move to break $18,450 today has also lifted its market capitalization to new highs, which in turn has lifted that of the entire market back to February 2018 levels. It has been a tumultuous Asian trading session this morning with Bitcoin prices surging to top out over $18,450 followed by a massive wick

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Altcoin News
litecoin mining hashrate
Altcoin News

The Silver to Bitcoin’s Gold: What is Behind the Litecoin Rally

All eyes have been on the king of crypto this month as Bitcoin keeps cranking to new multi-year highs; however, its little brother Litecoin has also been on a tear. Often called the silver to Bitcoin’s gold, Litecoin has been flying recently adding over 14% in the past 24 hours to reach $76 according to

All eyes have been on the king of crypto this month as Bitcoin keeps cranking to new multi-year highs; however, its little brother Litecoin has also been on a tear. Often called the silver to Bitcoin’s gold, Litecoin has been flying recently adding over 14% in the past 24 hours to reach $76 according to

uniswap
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uniswap
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Why The Closure of UNI Yield Farms is Bad For Uniswap

With just five days to go until closure, Uniswap yield farmers are getting jittery as there will be a lot of liquidity that needs to go somewhere. Uniswap joined the DeFi farming frenzy on September 17 when it launched four Ethereum based liquidity pools for farmers to earn its native UNI token. In the weeks

With just five days to go until closure, Uniswap yield farmers are getting jittery as there will be a lot of liquidity that needs to go somewhere. Uniswap joined the DeFi farming frenzy on September 17 when it launched four Ethereum based liquidity pools for farmers to earn its native UNI token. In the weeks

Ethereum L2
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Ethereum L2
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Ethereum Founder Estimates Returns at 25% but ETH 2.0 Staking Sluggish

Ethereum 2.0 staking has been slow to gain momentum despite co-founder Vitalik Buterin suggesting that rewards could be as high as 25% when the blockchain is finally launched. It has now been over a week since the ETH 2.0 deposit contract was deployed, opening the doors to staking opportunities. An initial rush ensued as Ethereum

Ethereum 2.0 staking has been slow to gain momentum despite co-founder Vitalik Buterin suggesting that rewards could be as high as 25% when the blockchain is finally launched. It has now been over a week since the ETH 2.0 deposit contract was deployed, opening the doors to staking opportunities. An initial rush ensued as Ethereum