Afraid to buy the dip? Bitcoin options provide a safer way to ‘go long’ from $38K

The last time Bitcoin (BTC) traded above $50,000 was Dec. 27, 2021. Since then, four months have passed, but traders seem somewhat optimistic that inflation has hit the necessary threshold to trigger cryptocurrency adoption. In theory, the 8.5% inflation in the United States means that every five years, the prices increase by 50%. This essentially turns $100 into $66 by slashing 33% of the dollar’s purchasing power. The U.S. Federal Reserve FOMC meeting is expected to rule on the interest rates on May 4, but more importantly, the FED is…

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Fed FOMC comments and Bitcoin ‘bear channel’ could kickstart a decline to $28K

The start of May has seen a continuation of the weakness in crypto and equities markets and at the moment, there is no indication of any short-term factors that could reverse the bearish trend. Equities markets are also in a downtrend and according to researcher Clara Medalie, the price of stocks from companies with exposure to Bitcoin (BTC) have also taken a notable hit. Bitcoin vs. BTC exposed companies. Source: Twitter Medalie said: “Block, Tesla, Microstrategy and Coinbase are down between 20%–50%.” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows…

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The difference between New York City and New York State, April 25-May 2

Last week, New York dominated crypto media headlines in very different ways. In New York State, the local Assembly voted in favor of the bill that would ban for two years any new mining operations that rely on proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanisms and use fossil fuel-generated energy.  A temporary moratorium, which could be extended after the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation provides its assessments of the industry’s carbon footprint, marks the first major legislative attack on PoW mining on environmental grounds in the United States. The push mobilized the community…

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Bitcoin miners rebut claims made by US Democratic legislators to EPA administrator

The Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC) responded to a letter sent to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Michael Regan by Democratic legislators last month with a letter of its own seeking to rectify inaccuracies about Bitcoin (BTC) mining and its environmental impact.  Penned by MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, Castle Island Ventures partner Nic Carter and Darin Feinstein of Core Scientific, the BMC letter, which has over 50 signers, highlights alleged misconceptions in the document sent to Regan. In particular, the authors said that the original letter, which was…

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Yuga Labs’ Otherdeeds NFT mint triggers backlash from community

The aftermath of the Otherdeeds nonfungible token (NFT) mint is filled with disgruntled community members voicing their complaints on Twitter over Yuga Labs’ handling of the event.  The launch of Otherdeeds NFTs gained massive support from the community, selling out almost immediately after it dropped. Because of the high demand, the launch drove up Ethereum gas fees sharply so that users pai from 2.6 Ether (ETH) up to 5 ETH to complete their transactions. However, many community members were unhappy with the event. According to Twitter user RandomGuyonct, several users have speculated that the mint…

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EU commissioner calls for global coordination on crypto regulation

Mairead McGuinness, the commissioner for financial services, financial stability and capital markets union at the European Commission, is calling for global regulators to work together to address potential risks in the crypto market. In a Sunday opinion piece in political media outlet The Hill, McGuinness said the European Union and the United States could help lead the world in a regulatory approach for cryptocurrencies that considers the benefits of the innovative technology while addressing “significant risks.” The EU commissioner pointed to the volatility of certain assets, the risk of insider…

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Ethereum risks 35% drop by June with ETH price confirming ‘ascending triangle’ fakeout

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) faces the possibility of a 35% price correction in Q2 as it comes closer to breaking below its “ascending triangle” pattern. ETH price breakdown ahead? Ether’s price swung between profits and losses on May 2 while trading around $2,825, showing indecisiveness among traders about their next bias. Interestingly, the Ethereum token wobbled in the proximity of a rising trendline that constitutes an ascending triangle pattern in conjugation with a horizontal line resistance. To recap, ascending triangles are typically continuation patterns. That being said, Ether’s price…

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GameFi is showing signs of a mature landscape: Report

Blockchain games are set to overtake decentralized finance (DeFi) as the number one contributor to decentralized application (DApp) activity in terms of uniquely active wallets. A new 18-page report by DappRadar surveys the nascent ecosystem behind this rise.  Although still dwarfed by the traditional gaming industry, blockchain games, sometimes dubbed GameFi, have seen an early spurt of exponential growth, according to the report’s data. “The evolution of blockchain games” report, which discusses play-to-earn (P2E) as a new paradigm for gaming, is available on the Cointelegraph Report Terminal to purchase. It…

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