Cryptocurrency Down Trend Continues As Crypto Market Cap Falls Below $1 Trillion

The crypto market’s woes continue to grow stronger and more oppressive, as the industry’s almost $3 trillion market cap has fallen to under $1 trillion. With the downtrend picking up more steam, bitcoin, ethereum and other altcoins are struggling to maintain themselves. In November of last year, the entire crypto market was at a market cap high of $2.8 trillion. However, in just six months, this value has plummeted. According to Coinmarketcap, the total cryptocurrency market caps now rests at $959 billion, while Coingecko charts show that the total market cap is just…

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Ethereum price falls below $1.1K and data suggests the bottom is still a ways away

Ether (ETH) price nosedived below $1,100 in the early hours of June 14 to prices not seen since January 2021. The downside move marks a 78% correction since the $4,870 all-time high on Nov. 10, 2021. More importantly, Ether has underperformed Bitcoin (BTC) by 33% between May 10 and June 14, 2022, and the last time a similar event happened was mid-2021. ETH/BTC price at Binance, 2021. Source: TradingView Even though Bitcoin oscillated in a narrow range two weeks before the 0.082 ETH/BTC peak, this period marked the “DeFi summer”…

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ICI Bucharest to use Elrond blockchain to develop decentralized domains and an institutional NFT marketplace

On Tuesday, Romania’s National Institute for Research and Development In Informatics, also known as ICI Bucharest (ICI), announced that it would be building an institutional nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, marketplace and a decentralized Domain Name System. Both services will be built on the Elrond (EGLD) blockchain, which is known for its ability to speed up transactions via sharding. ICI was founded in 1970 and is currently the most institution for government-sponsored research in the field of information technology in Romania. It currently supervises the Romanian National Register for Domain Names. …

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Binance CEO plans to leverage crypto winter

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, commonly known as “CZ,” said in a recent interview that a potential crypto winter is good for business. When asked how Binance will fare during the current crypto winter following reports of recruitment freezes at Gemini and Coinbase, he answered confidently. “It’s not the first time we’ve gone through a crypto winter. If we are in a crypto winter, it would be my third and Binance’s second. So it’s not the first time we’ve been through this.” Some climbing ahead. Not the first time, won’t be…

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OpenSea announces migration to Seaport protocol

On Tuesday, OpenSea, the most popular nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, marketplace by trading volume, announced that it was migrating to Seaport. Among many perks, the protocol says it will feature lower gas fees, the ability to make offers on entire collections, removal of new account initialization fees and more user-friendly signature options. As told by OpenSea, users would pay 35% less for gas fees when transacting on Seaport. Based on data from 2021, it would amount to an estimated $460 million (138,000 ETH) in total savings. In addition, the removal…

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Iowa regulator orders BlockFi to pay $943K over alleged unregistered securities offering

The Iowa Insurance Division, or IID, a regulator responsible for many securities sales in the state, has fined crypto lending firm BlockFi more than $943,000 after it allegedly offered and sold unregistered securities. In a Tuesday announcement, the state regulator said BlockFi had “offered and sold securities in Iowa that were not registered or permitted for sale in Iowa” in addition to not being registered as a broker-dealer or agent, in violation of the state’s Securities Act. The IID ordered BlockFi to pay $943,396.22 as an administrative fine as well…

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Celsius (CEL) price gains 600%+, but analysts cite exchange error and a massive short squeeze

On June 14, discussions of Celsius continued to populate media headlines and today’s news involved the platforms CEL token accruing massive gains after what appears to either be an exchange glitch or a short-squeeze. CEL price spiked from $0.18  to $1.55 in one abrupt candle before sinking back to $0.60 within the same 1-hour candle. CEL/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Currently analysts are on the fence about the reason for the explosive price breakout. Some cite Celsius repaying a portion of its debts as a reason, while other pinpoint a…

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NFT ticketing may catch on faster in France after UEFA championship debacle

The disorder before the UEFA Champions League final game may lead to the widespread adoption of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) for ticketing at sports events in in France. The country previously stated that it intends to use NFT tickets during the 2023 Rugby World Cup and 2024 Paris Olympics.  Mass ticket counterfeiting was one of the causes of chaotic scene at the May 28 soccer championship. It turned into a major embarrassment for the country after police used tear gas to restore order and the match between Liverpool FC and Real…

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Chain.com tokens lose 96% of value in 24 hours due to flash crash before recovery

On Tuesday, tokens of cloud blockchain infrastructure provider Chain.com (XCN) suddenly lost over 90% of their value before recovering most of their losses later in the day. In a post-mortem analysis published by Chain.com, the firm said that a market maker and API error at 1:00 pm SGT (5:00 am UCT) began to cause XCN to drop in large percentiles. As the event took place, corresponding bids became stuck via API orders, causing further downward selling pressure due to low liquidity and margin calls.  But by approximately 3:00 pm SGT…

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EU commissioner reiterates need for ‘regulating all crypto-assets’

Mairead McGuinness, the Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union at the European Commission, is moving forward with discussion on regulating cryptocurrencies amid three major events in the space. In written remarks for a speech in Brussels on Tuesday, McGuinness said the Celsius Network recently suspending withdrawals as well as the crash of Terra (LUNA) show the need for crypto-asset regulation in the European Union. She added that ongoing concerns about crypto potentially being used to circumvent sanctions on Russia were also a factor. “Regulating all crypto-assets…

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