Report claims each Solana TX uses less energy than 2 Google searches

A transaction on the Solana network takes less energy than two Google searches, and 24 times less energy than charging your phone, according to a Nov. 25 report by the Solana Foundation. The report states that a single transaction on its network uses 0.00051 kWh, or 1,836 Joules, of energy. According to Google, an average search uses 0.0003 kWh or 1,080 Joules of energy. Perhaps more surprisingly, the report claims the entire Solana network uses an estimated 3,186,000 kWh per year, which is equivalent to the average electricity usage of…

1 million Shiba Inu users can’t be wrong… can they?

Shiba Inu (SHIB) has reached an adoption milestone by surpassing the 1 million holders mark — even though the memecoin is trading 50% below its all-time high.  News of the milestone and daily price increase has energized the Shiba Inu community since the official Shiba Inu Twitter account tweeted a shoutout late on Nov. 25. Such a proud, and amazing milestone for the #ShibArmy!$SHIB reaches 1,000,000 holders. Today we all cheer, and celebrate this great moment in SHIB’s history.#1MFRIENDSHIBS #SHIB pic.twitter.com/T1UtMRdQ7r — Shib (@Shibtoken) November 25, 2021 Since the project…

Bitcoin Regains Strength, Why 100 SMA Is The Key For More Upsides

Bitcoin started a fresh increase above $58,000 against the US Dollar. BTC traded close to $60,000 and is currently correcting gains. Bitcoin started a fresh increase above the $58,000 and $58,500 levels. The price is now trading above $58,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $58,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair must remain above $57,500 and the 100 hourly SMA to start another increase. Bitcoin Price is…

Australian Tax Office says it can’t rely on crypto users’ own records

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) says it can’t rely on crypto investors to keep track of their crypto transactions and profits — even though most investors try their best. Speaking at the 14th International ATAX Conference on Tax Administration conference on Nov. 23, ATO commissioner Chris Jordan stressed that many new crypto investors may not entirely understand their tax reporting obligations: “In a sector that is growing rapidly with new investors, we can’t rely on taxpayers knowing they need to keep records of their investment income and capital gains and…

Bitcoin overtakes Paypal on value transferred, sets sights on Mastercard: Report

The Bitcoin network already processes more volume by dollar value than Paypal and the largest decentralized cryptocurrency network in the world by market cap could outstrip Mastercard by as early as 2026. A Nov. 25 report from market intelligence platform Blockdata titled When might the Bitcoin network process volumes like Mastercard and Visa? points out that the Bitcoin network processed about $489 billion per quarter in 2021, which is greater than Paypal’s $302 billion. After just 12 years in existence, Bitcoin processes about 27% of Mastercard’s $1.8 trillion per quarter,…

The future is Bitcoin according to South Park creators

South Park, the animated TV series that often tackles topical issues with a comedic twist, showed Bitcoin being used as a mainstream means of payment in the not too distant future. In the “Post COVID” episode of its 24th season which aired Thursday, South Park depicted one of the show’s protagonists, Stan Marsh, paying for a stay in a cheap motel using Bitcoin (BTC) roughly 40 years from now, when the pandemic is jokingly about to end for good. The fictional Super 12 Motel Plus — in a future where…

Bitcoin Thanksgiving Day Data Reveals Peak Possible Within 30 Days

Today across the United States, the masses are celebrating the annual Thanksgiving holiday tradition. In the past, the holiday has acted as a catalyst for the final phase of the Bitcoin bull run.  To celebrate the holiday and the ongoing cryptocurrency bull cycle, we are looking back at the history of Bitcoin price action over the years to try to predict what is to come next.  Please Pass The Bitcoin The tradition of Thanksgiving began in 1619, which celebrated the annual harvest ahead of colder winter months. Rather than allow…

UK Law Commission affirms English and Welsh laws apply to smart contracts

The U.K. Law Commission, tasked with monitoring the laws in the United Kingdom and recommending reforms, has said England and Wales do not need statutory law reform for smart legal contracts in the digital asset space. In a Nov. 25 announcement, the commission said smart contracts built using distributed ledger technology are permissible within England’s and Wales’ current legal framework. The Law Commission recommended only “an incremental development of the common law” as needed for existing frameworks, but also encouraged any parties to smart contracts to explain risks relating to…

Axie Infinity virtual land slot sells out for 550 ETH

In a tweet posted by Axie Infinity late Thursday, a lucrative land plot within the monster-battle fantasy nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, game sold for 550 ETH ($2.3 million). Axies are creatures that users command to duel other players, battle enemies and complete daily quests. They are also NFTs that can be bred (minted), bought and sold freely. ✨A Genesis Land Plot just sold for 550 ETH! That’s over 2.3 M USD! Our player-owned Digital nation continues to shock the world pic.twitter.com/SVvAtFNYUF — Axie Infinity (@AxieInfinity) November 24, 2021 The game…

Has Bitcoin solidified support at $58K and what’s going on with the Metaverse boom?

Join Cointelegraph host and analyst Benton Yaun alongside resident market experts Jordan Finneseth and Marcel Pechman as they break down the latest news in the markets this week. Here’s what to expect in this week’s markets news breakdown:  After the market news update, we have a chat with our special guest Michaël van de Poppe about Bitcoin’s dominance, its next all-time high, the factors he considers when looking at new coins and what indicators he uses to determine entry and exit points in the markets. Using insights from Cointelegraph’s Markets…