Is Bitcoin Headed For A Recovery?

Bitcoin for the past two months has been closing consecutive weeks in the red. The previous week had seen it close its seventh consecutive weekly candle for the first time in history, and although investors hoped that this would end with a reversal, the digital asset has gone on to mark another week in the red. This makes it the first time ever for bitcoin to see eight consecutive weekly closes, causing major panic among crypto investors. Eight Weeks Red Not Bad? Normally when a large digital asset such as…

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Fed report finds most Americans who own crypto tend to be high income hodlers

The United States Federal Reserve Board has included data on cryptocurrency in its new Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in the 2021 report. The Fed’s ninth annual report looked at survey results from 11,000 people questioned in October and November 2021.  The report indicated financial wellbeing is the highest it has been since reporting began, with 78% of U.S. adults “doing okay or living comfortably financially.” That is an increase of 3% over the last three years. As a diagnostic of financial fitness, the report cites the 68% of Americans…

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Bankers at WEF see the need for caution and speed on central bank digital currencies

The process of introducing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is fraught with unknowns, some of which were elucidated in a panel of experts gathered Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The panel concluded that good design is key to a successful CBDC, and there are fewer challenges for wholesale CBDC introduction. Bank of Thailand governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said that although many central banks are considering a CBDC, there is little practical experience with them. The Thai National Bank began proof-of-concept programs in 2018. Its mBridge project…

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fUSD stablecoin launch and rumors of Cronje’s return send Fantom (FTM) price higher

After a strong 2,000% rally in early 2021, Fantom (FTM) price collapsed alongside multiple altcoins and even though the blockchain has an impressive capability, it has yet to find mass adoption due to the lack of a compelling use case. FTM price hit an all-time high at $3.46, only to collapse to its pre-bull market lows under $0.25 after the failure of the Solidly DeFi project and the departure of developer Andre Cronje.   Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that since dropping to $0.238, FTM has rallied 119.23%…

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Most DeFi protocols aren’t really decentralized, says European Parliament VP

Most decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols aren’t truly decentralized, which means we need proper regulations in place to understand the inner workings of this emerging technology, according to European Parliament vice president Eva Kaili.  In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Kaili was asked to outline her definition of DeFi. By definition, DeFi is “completely decentralized,” she said, which means that “nobody can control or […] manipulate a blockchain.” Our news reporter @JoeNakamoto interviewed Eva Kaili, VP of the European Parliament. Subscribe…

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Terra were offering unsustainable yields; DeFi can support financial inclusion

Reporting from the inaugural day of the Blockchain Hub Davos 2022 conference, Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief, Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr hosted a panel discussion centred around decentralized finance (DeFi) titled ‘Programmable Money is Here — and It’s Changing the World as We Know It’. Panelists included Chief Partnership Officer of SwissBorg, Alexander Fazel; Global Markets Lead of Kraken Europe, Lucian Aguilar; Co-founder and CEO of CasperLabs, Mrinal Monahar; and Managing Partner of Coral Capital, Patrick Horsman. In the opening remarks of the conversation, Aguilar reflected upon his attendance of the event two years…

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Bitcoin’s current setup creates an interesting risk-reward situation for bulls

The Bitcoin (BTC) chart has formed a symmetrical triangle, which currently holds a tight range from $28,900 to $30,900. This pattern has been holding for nearly two weeks and could potentially extend for another two weeks before price makes a more decisive movement. Bitcoin/USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: TradingView For those unfamiliar with technical analysis, a symmetrical triangle can be either bullish or bearish. In that sense, the price converges in a series of lower peaks and higher lows. The decisive moment is the support or resistance breakthrough when…

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GameStop unveils beta cryptocurrency wallet and upcoming NFT platform

American electronics retail firm GameStop has taken a step into the world of cryptocurrencies, unveiling a proprietary blockchain wallet that will feature nonfungible token functionality. The GameStop Wallet will allow gamers to acquire, send and store Ether (ETH), ERC-20 tokens and NFTs through a self-custodial browser extension running on the Ethereum blockchain. A mobile application is also in the works. It’s official! The GameStop Wallet is here. Download: https://t.co/dK2dmRmwRI — GameStopNFT (@GameStopNFT) May 23, 2022 The wallet will run on Ethereum’s Loopring layer-2 scaling protocol designed for decentralized exchanges, which…

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Crypto remittances must have allure of cash without regulatory constraints — Jeremy Allaire

Digital cash systems built on the blockchain must retain the qualities of physical money in order to attract more users in developing countries — and must be able to do so without regulatory constraints — according to Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire.  In a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, titled “Remittances for Recovery: A New Era of Digital Money,” Allaire discussed all the features that make physical cash an ideal medium for exchange. There’s a reason why “cash is king,” he said, referring to physical money’s portability, privacy…

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Monero enters ‘overbought’ danger zone after XMR price gains 75% in two weeks

Monero (XMR) price may witness a sharp pullback by June because its 75% rally in the last two weeks has left the gauge almost “overbought.” Monero price RSI meets rising wedge Downside risks have been mounting due to XMR’s relative strength index (RSI), which almost hit 70 this May 23, indicating that the market is considered overvalued. An oversold RSI could amount to a bout of declining moves, as a rule of technical analysis. Additionally, Monero is also painting a bearish reversal pattern, dubbed the rising wedge. Rising wedges form…

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