Bitcoin depends on a distributed ledger system known as the blockchain. The blockchain is possibly the most powerful innovation associated with Bitcoin, as countless industries from financial services to healthcare have begun contemplating how to…

Traditional finance is going further down the crypto rabbit hole than you might think. Goldman Sachs, ICAP, JPMorgan, and UBS have bought the first exchange-traded product (ETP) that offers exposure to Polkadot’s DOT cryptocurrency for…

“Hashrate” refers to the total combined computational power that is being used to mine and process transactions on a Proof-of-Work blockchain, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum (prior to the 2.0 upgrade). A “hash” is a…

The price of Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, achieved a new all-time high at $1,500 today. Data suggest that the ETH options market showed dominant call activity and this may…

Tim Draper, the billionaire Bitcoin (BTC) investor who also invested early in Tesla, reacted to the company's CEO and world's richest man, Elon Musk, adding #Bitcoin to his Twitter bio to join the likes of…

The price of Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, achieved a new all-time high on Jan. 25. At the same time, technical analysis shows that the ETH/BTC pair is breaking out…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped sharply from $37,800 to $35,000 overnight, liquidating $572 million worth of cryptocurrency futures positions. There are three major reasons why the price of Bitcoin declined steeply in the past…

With Ethereum inching its way into new all-time highs over the past 24 hours, a number of onlookers believe Ether could quickly surge through the $1,400 price range. Ethereum’s robust fundamentals are strengthening the conviction…

The price of Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, has been soaring since the beginning of the new year. What's more, it has outperformed Bitcoin (BTC) since Jan. 1, gaining roughly…

Chainlink (LINK), the oracle-focused blockchain protocol, surpassed Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to become the eighth-biggest cryptocurrency as of Jan. 18. The market capitalization of Chainlink now hovers at $9 billion and roughly $500 million away from…

Bitcoin (BTC) was lower for a second day, slipping below $18,000 to the lowest in almost two weeks.  “The momentum that characterized bitcoin throughout October and November seems to have cooled down,” Matt Blom, head…

The value of the video game market in the US in 2020 is estimated to be $60.4 billion USD. Consumer spending on video games in just the second quarter in the US alone was $11.6…

The failed launch of the Telegram Messenger cryptocurrency project is one of the central topics of the outgoing year. The whole global crypto community held its breath while following the development of the conflict between…

A blockchain and technology company claims its new bitcoin mining pool is embedded with tools that enable the pool to censure transactions in the blocks they mine. According to a statement issued by the DMG,…

The sentiment around Ethereum has not been as strong as Bitcoin in the past two weeks. But over the longer term, researchers expect ETH to perform particularly well in the next bull cycle. The optimism…

The Ethereum blockchain network is on track to settle over $1 trillion worth of transactions in 2020. According to the data from Messari and CoinMetrics, the network settled $989 billion in value year-to-date. Julien Bouteloup,…

U.S. regulators and law-enforcement officials brought charges on Thursday against BitMEX, a Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange that has grown in recent years to be one of the industry’s biggest players. According to the U.S. Commodity Futures…

Analysts say that the unknown hacker behind the KuCoin breach is selling the stolen ERC-20 tokens on Uniswap. Although selling tokens on the Ethereum-based decentralized exchange allows the hacker to obtain Ether (ETH), it doesn’t…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) brutally rejected the $11,100–$11,300 resistance range with a 6% drop. Following the steep pullback, analysts remain cautiously optimistic toward BTC and the rest of the cryptocurrency market. Analysts have generally…

Every time the Federal Reserve meets, it’s important to remember that the only real monetary policy tradition at the 107-year-old institution is that a bunch of people will get together and talk about markets and the economy and…

According to Whalemap, an on-chain analysis firm that focuses on Bitcoin (BTC) whale activity, short-term clusters are present at $10,570. Whale clusters are shown at $10,570 and $11,288 for Bitcoin. Source: Whalemap Whale clusters form…

The U.K.-based Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) exchange Cryptophyl is closing its doors in order to restructure into a decentralized finance (defi) platform. Cryptophyl has revealed the trading platform will officially go offline on September 21…

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As the price of Ethereum’s Ether (ETH) surpassed $450, a huge buy wall on the major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex emerged. Shortly thereafter, ETH achieved $270, a 19-month high against Bitcoin (BTC). The price of Ether…

The price of Ethereum (ETH) has reached a new yearly high at $322, surpassing the previous high achieved in February 2020. Three key catalysts are seemingly behind the ETH rally. Since early 2020, the anticipation…

The stock market isn’t usually considered an ally of cryptocurrencies, but with the big U.S. exchange Coinbase now rumored to be considering a share listing, some digital-asset industry insiders say a move toward more public ownership could accelerate…

The price of Cardano (ADA) increased from $0.074 to $0.137, by more than 85% in less than two weeks. It surpassed Bitcoin SV (BSV) to become the sixth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Cardano surpasses Bitcoin…

Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve some of the food industry’s most pressing challenges and save it $100 billion a year, according to a recent report by Cointelegraph Consulting and VeChain. The…

Virtual economies based on blockchain technology are starting to emerge as one of the biggest upcoming trends in gaming, gaining more traction with investors, gamers and developers alike. The use of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs,…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is still struggling to break out above $10,000 following three failed attempts over a 36-day period. Traders remain mixed on the short-term price trend of BTC as macro indicators suggest…

The Ethereum developer community is nearing the launch of Ethereum 2.0, a major multiyear milestone for the blockchain network. Ethereum 2.0 will mark the start of a shift from the miner-reliant proof-of-work consensus algorithm to…

Bitcoiners planning around next week's "halving" on the blockchain network need to keep checking their countdown clocks: Every time they look, it seems it's coming a little sooner. Last week, Michael Maloney, chief financial officer of Coinmint LLC, a Puerto Rico-based cryptocurrency…