Alchemix patches ‘Reverse Rug’ exploit, address $6.5 million shortfall

It’s as miraculous as Aladdin taking off on a magic carpet: in a possible first, some of the users of a decentralized finance protocol were the ones to benefit today from an exploit, turning the concept of a ‘rugpull’ on its head.  A colloquialism for when liquidity is drained from a project (often an unscrupulous founder or developer draining the funds themselves), depositors and DeFi users are most often the ones holding bad debt and/or worthless tokens — left to hope for compensation plans that can take months or even…

SEC opens to comments on whether to approve VanEck Bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an order allowing the public to comment on the proposed rule change surrounding the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund from asset manager VanEck. According to a Wednesday filing from the SEC, the regulatory body has not yet reached a decision on whether to approve or disapprove of VanEck’s Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, or ETF, but “seeks and encourages interested persons to provide comments” on the proposal. Specifically, the commission is asking the public to consider whether they believe the Bitcoin ETF would be susceptible to manipulation…

Bitcoin price falls after Fed shifts interest rate hikes forward amid inflation fears

Bitcoin dropped closer to a key support level and the Dow and the S&P 500 pulled back after the Federal Reserve moved forward its plan for 2 interest rate hikes in 2023. Bitcoin (BTC) price extended its losses shortly after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced that the Fed would move forward its timeline and schedule two interest rate hikes in 2023. Bitcoin price was already seeing weakness in the early trading hours after losing the $40,000 level to mark an intra-day low at $38,300. The Dow and S&P 500…

The Great Bitcoin Mining Migration

3d illustration of bitcoin over circuit background with china flag Beijing told China’s cryptocurrency miners that they have to go. The People’s Republic’s recent crypto ban is not surprising considering the decentral nature of crypto. Qinhai and Xinjiang are two more provinces that added bitcoin mining to their hit list.  This follows an especially harrowing announcement on May 21 by Liu He at the 51st meeting of the State Council on Financial Stability and Development Committee. This reads like it’s straight of a George Orwell novel. The document states: Chinese…

Travala launches decentralized home-sharing service — will it be the next Airbnb?

Pro-crypto travel booking agency Travala.com is releasing a decentralized property rental service. In a Wednesday announcement, Travala said it had partnered with former executives from Airbnb, Expedia, and other companies to launch Dtravel, a decentralized vacation rental platform that may serve as a competitor for sites like Airbnb and Vrbo. The platform is community governed through Dtravel’s Decentralized Autonomous Organization, or DAO, and uses DeFi to facilitate smart contracts between hosts and guests. Dtravel claims to repair “the broken relationship between hosts and guests created by existing centralized home-sharing platforms.”…

Legendary Technical Analyst John Bolinger

Technical analyst John Bolinger says that the price of Bitcoin is trying to move up. He pointed out that the first real target is the bottom side of the prior. This means the $48k to $50k range. This was in response to a tweet from BigCheds on Twitter which posted a candlestick chart showing Bitcoin’s progression. The account tagged John in a follow-up tweet and the later replied that bitcoin was going up to the $50k range. At the end of the tweet, he says to “play it as it…

Biden hints at possible cybersecurity arrangement with Russia over ransomware attacks

United States President Joe Biden implied he made some progress in addressing ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure after speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Following a Wednesday summit in Geneva, Biden said he had spoken with Putin on the issue of cybersecurity, the U.S. president making it clear his opinion was certain areas of critical infrastructure were off limits for attacks — whether the targets were in Russia or the United States. Biden said the meeting had a positive tone, but he had told Putin “the United States will respond…

Bitcoin Bulls Reclaim Cloud But Stormy Days Still Ahead

Bitcoin price is struggling to hold above $40,000 and is now below it. On the three-day timeframe, the top cryptocurrency is also well back within the Ichimoku cloud, suggesting there’s more support now built below. However, it is worth noting that if the indicator is to be read correctly, even through there’s an attempt at a recovery underway, stormy days are still ahead for crypto bulls hoping for a rebound right back into the previous rally. Bitcoin Price Recovers Cloud, But A Storm Could Be Brewing Bitcoin price action has…

Dip-buyers anticipate further downside after Bitcoin price falls to $38K

The cryptocurrency market is in the midst of another lackluster day as Bitcoin (BTC) price dipped below $40,000 ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting where officials intend to discuss whether interest rates should be raised or kept near zero.  While many investors anticipate that BTC will soon resume its bull run and rally above $40,000, technical analysts are sounding the alarm about a looming death-cross that could send Bitcoin price to $30,000 and below. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after losing the $40,000…