Strong hands look to have been backing the recent rally to record highs for Ethereum’s ether cryptocurrency. The number of whale addresses (those holding at least 10,000 ETH) jumped to a 13-month high of 1,103…

The Democratic party narrowly triumphed in Georgia elections held earlier this week, wresting control of the U.S. Senate from the Republicans. As such, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives now has more freedom to implement its…

Skybridge Bitcoin Fund’s assets under management have risen to $310 million. Expecting the cryptocurrency to become a digital replacement for gold, the firm reportedly values bitcoin at $535,000. Skybridge also predicts that bitcoin’s price will…

Every year since 2016, I’ve made predictions about what the next year will bring for the industry. If you pay attention to the incremental change that occurs year after year, you realize everything is connected…

Bitcoin (BTC) traded around $23,310 as of 19:00 UTC (2 p.m. ET), slipping 1.3% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $22,644.56 - $23,672.82 (CoinDesk 20) Derivatives market hints at more volatility ahead. With…

For several weeks, Bitcoin has been inching ever-closer to $20,000. It’s almost silly: according to data from CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin has gone as high as $19,816–so close to $20k that in some regards, it may as…

Bitcoin dipped below $18,000 before recovering on higher-than-average spot volume. Meanwhile, ether’s price performance is showing a divergence from bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,374 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.85% over…

A Citibank managing director thinks bitcoin could hit $318,000. MIT researchers resoundingly reject blockchain-based voting. And Bitcoin Cash’s latest fork looks set to fail. Top shelf Technical comparison?A Citibank executive published a report predicting that…

Bitcoin gained Wednesday while Ethereum 2.0 staking has been ramping up. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $15,694 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 2.6% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $15,293-$15,973 BTC…

Bitcoin rebounded from an OKEx-related drop; ether options traders may be beacon chain bearish.  Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,327 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 2% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour…

Demand for LEND has surged dramatically over the last week as the token undergoes a rebranding. Aave, the non-custodial “DeFi” protocol, earlier launched its Aave Improvement Proposal (AIP1) to allow community consent over the migration from…

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More bitcoins were tokenized than mined this Sunday, decentralized finance is coming to the Bitcoin system and a former Prudential Securities CEO thinks crypto is a safe bet.  You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most…

After the largest options expiry in history, bitcoin ended its fifth week of bouncing around the $9,000s price range. Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,180 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping almost 1%…

A languid Wednesday in traditional markets affected bitcoin as well although it’s been a steady six weeks where the world’s first cryptocurrency outperformed most traditional assets.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,265 as of 20:00…

Despite sliding in sympathy with stocks this week, bitcoin’s performance remains healthy this year, up 30% so far.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,412 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 2% over the…

Derivative contracts on ether are more popular than ever, as evidenced by record open positions in options listed on the Panama-based derivatives exchange Deribit. Open interest, or the number of contracts outstanding and not yet…

Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision, the controversial blockchain promoted by Craig Wright, is winning in digital-asset markets this year, with a token that has brought investors triple the returns of its better-known ancestor, bitcoin. You’re reading First Mover,…

Despite launching with considerable fanfare in early 2019, grin, the first cryptocurrency to test privacy protocol MimbleWimble, is showing no signs of life.  At its launch, professional investors poured funding — by some estimates, $100…

The signs of the apocalypse are upon us: Bitcoin (BTC) transaction fees peaking, block time increasing, and the mempool is becoming congested — all as predicted by Zach Resnick, a managing partner at Unbounded Capital.…

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure platform for node management serving institutions and developers, today announced a strategic funding round of $5.5 million from leading venture capital (VC) firms focused on blockchain technology. Blockdaemon’s funding round is…

Bitcoin’s long-anticipated halving event took place Monday afternoon New York time. Now what? At the time it took place (19:23 UTC or 3:30 p.m. ET), bitcoin was trading below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages,…