Polygon Shows Bearish Signs, Can $0.76 Support Hold Price Of Matic?

The price of Polygon (MATIC) has struggled to stay above the key support zone of $0.8 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) showed indecision for weeks as the price moved in a range for weeks between $19,500-$20,000 with the price stalling on the next movement. This has affected the price of altcoins, including Polygon (MATIC), as prices dropped below $0.8 but reclaimed that region quickly. (Data from Binance) Polygon (MATIC) Price Analysis On The Weekly Chart  The price of MATIC has had a difficult time replicating its bullish move that…

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Vermont’s financial regulator alleges Celsius and its CEO made ‘false and misleading claims’

The ​​Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, or DFR, alleged crypto lending platform Celsius Network and CEO Alex Mashinsky misled state regulators about the firm’s financial health and its compliance with securities laws. In a Wednesday filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, Vermont’s financial regulator said Celsius and Mashinsky “made false and misleading claims to investors” which allegedly downplayed concerns about volatility in the crypto market, encouraging retail investors to leave their funds on the platform or make new investments. According to the state…

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US Fed vice chair Michael Barr favors hard line on crypto, OCC acting head no friendlier

Two United States government financial officials gave speeches on Sept. 7 in which they expressed their positions on crypto regulation. Both had reservations about crypto. Michael Barr, who was recently appointed United States Federal Reserve Board vice chair for supervision, made his first speech in his new capacity at the Brookings Institute. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu, reiterated his feelings about crypto at the annual conference of The Clearing House and Bank Policy Institute. Barr spoke about “some of my near-term goals and how I will approach achieving…

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UK advertising watchdog cites 2 former reality stars for crypto ads on Instagram stories

The United Kingdom’s independent advertising regulator has upheld a complaint involving former reality show Love Island contestants Eve and Jessica Gale for “triviali[zing] investment in cryptocurrency.” In a Wednesday notice, the U.K. Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, said the reality stars promoted crypto in an Instagram story in June at the request of an influencer named Elizabeth O’Donell and upheld claims the ad was “misleading” and “irresponsible.” According to the regulator, O’Donell was not only providing trading crypto advice — as the Gales’ stories claimed — but promoting investing in…

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Bitcoin is pinned below $20K as the macro climate stifles hope for a sustainable BTC bull run

Bitcoin (BTC) crashed below $19,000 on Sept. 6, driving the price to its lowest level in 80 days. The movement not only completely erased the entirety of the 32% gains accrued from July until Aug. 15, it also wiped out $246 million worth of leverage long (buy) futures contracts. Bitcoin price is down for the year but it’s important to also compare its price action against other assets. Oil prices are currently down 23.5% since July, Palantir Technologies (PLTR) has dropped 36.4% in 30 days and Moderna (MRNA), a pharmaceutical…

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Nifty Newsletter, Aug 31–Sept 6

In this week’s nonfungible token (NFT) newsletter, read about OpenSea and its commitment to the Ethereum Merge. Check out a project that aims to introduce Web3 to the opera scene and how ENS domains surpassed Bored Apes in terms of trading volume. In other news, learn about how the NFT giveaway of Rug Pull Finder was exploited. And, don’t forget about this week’s Nifty News roundup featuring how American actor Bill Murray’s wallet was attacked after his NFT drop.  OpenSea says marketplace won’t support forked NFTs post-Merge NFT platform OpenSea…

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Voyager Digital assets auction set for Sept. 13 after being rescheduled from August

Bankrupt centralized crypto lender Voyager Digital filed a notice Tuesday with United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York informing the court of its intention to hold an auction of its remaining assets. The auction is proposed to take place on Sept. 13 at the Manhattan office of Digital Voyager’s investment banker Moelis & Company, with a hearing to approve the results on Sept. 29. Offers for the lender’s assets that have already been submitted. Voyagers, we want to let you know that multiple bids were submitted…

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Binance US launches low-barrier Ethereum staking ahead of The Merge

On Wednesday, the U.S. subsidiary of cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced that it would introduce an Ethereum (ETH) staking program with annual percentage yields of up to 6.0%. Unlike direct staking on the Ethereum network, which would require 32 ETH, only 0.001 ETH would be required under the new service introduced by Binance US. Regarding the development, Brian Shroder, CEO of Binance US, said:  “ETH plays a critical role in the broader Web3 ecosystem. As the Ethereum network continues to transition towards The Merge, we are thrilled to offer ETH staking with…

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Thai SEC files police report on Zipmex, alleging ‘incomplete’ info for compliance procedures

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has accused crypto exchange Zipmex and its co-founder Akalarp Yimwilai of non-compliance with local laws and referred the matter to the police. In a Wednesday announcement, the Thai SEC alleged Zipmex had not provided information on digital wallets and crypto transactions in compliance with the country’s Digital Assets Act. The regulator claimed that both Akalarp and the exchange forwarded incomplete information outside of an approved timeframe without providing a “reasonable cause” or excuse. “Such actions by Zipmex and Mr. Akalarp are considered to…

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What will drive crypto’s likely 2024 bull run?

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has seen tremendous growth since its inception, expanding by more than 1,200% in 2021 in total value locked (TVL) and surpassing $240 billion in invested assets. While DeFi has since dropped to around $60 billion TVL as a result of wider macroeconomic trends, such as rising inflation, the seeds are in place for DeFi to reconfigure the foundations of our financial infrastructure when the next market cycle comes.  Historically, the return to a bull market develops over a four-year trajectory. This time, a recovery in 2024 is…

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