Are HODLers doomed to rely on centralized options?

Self-sovereignty is a core principle in the cryptocurrency space: Investors need to rely on a trustless, decentralized network instead of a central entity that has been known to devalue the holdings of others. One shortcoming associated with self-sovereignty, however, is inheritance. An estimated 4 million Bitcoin (BTC) has been lost over time and now sits in inaccessible wallets. How many of those coins belong to HODLers who passed away without sharing access to their wallets with anyone else is unknown? Some believe Satoshi Nakamoto’s estimated 1 million BTC fortune hasn’t…

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Bitcoin price coma greets Wall Street open amid signs market ‘calling for rally’

Bitcoin (BTC) stayed glued to $30,000 on May 23 as the start of Wall Street trading failed to spark volatility. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin to range before “real breakout?” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD lingering in a tight trading range in place since before the weekend. The pair had closed out the week on its eighth weekly red candle in a row, this becoming a bearish record amid an absence of overall price trajectory. Amid consensus that the macro bottom was not…

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Litecoin confidential transactions spook Korean exchanges

The recent privacy-focused MimbleWimble upgrade on the Litecoin (LTC) blockchain has prompted two of Korea’s largest crypto exchanges to issue investment warnings about the fifth-largest cryptocurrency. Bithumb and Upbit, which together account for the majority of trading volume in South Korea, released statements on Monday, advising investors about the risks associated with the privacy-enhancing upgrade. Litecoin’s use of privacy-focused technology Mimblewimble allows users to make “confidential transactions,” which allow them to send tokens while concealing transaction data, according to Bithumb. In addition to that, Upbit issued a similar statement. The…

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The Moon ‘created’ his lavish reality… and says you can, too – Cointelegraph Magazine

In the space of a few short years, former high-school dropout cashier from Sweden Carl “The Moon” Runefelt has been transformed into a top crypto influencer who shares videos of his life of private jets, supercars and million-dollar watches that inspire his followers and annoy his critics.  Drawing from quantum physics, he has an explanation for his unlikely success — the universe isn’t real but is merely a construction of our minds in which we are able to rearrange reality to match our wildest dreams. Despite critics and controversy, Runefelt…

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Ripple (XRP) Plunges To $0.43 With Bears In Full Swing

Ripple (XRP) has plummeted to $0.43, with bears now skyjacking the market following a tremendous drop in the past week. While the price seems to have improved in the past couple of days, the bulls have somewhat shoved bears to their current market movement. The past week did not look suitable for Ripple traders and investors as XRP collapsed to a drop of 42% and closed at $0.4255. The entire week was seen to drift following a bearish movement which dropped to $0.4018 before it regained momentum to $0.4123 for…

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Serious people to stay in crypto despite market setbacks, says CCI CEO Sheila Warren

During the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2022, Sheila Warren, the CEO of Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), sat down with Cointelegraph to discuss a range of topics including the state of crypto, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) and safety within the metaverse.  Reminiscing on previous WEF events, Warren started off by comparing the past WEF events to this year’s event. The CEO of CCI told Cointelegraph that she finds it amazing to see how projects that were just starting out in WEF events of 2018 and 2019 have now made themselves…

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Genomics company explores NFTs in hopes of advancing precision medicine

It’s predicted that nonfungible tokens (NFTs) will have a vast impact on society. Given this, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the trillion-dollar healthcare sector has begun to explore NFTs tokens to advance medicine. It’s also important to point out that blockchain technology can play an increasingly important role within the healthcare sector. This was recently highlighted in a report from the European Union Blockchain Observatory, which specifically documents how blockchain applications can solve challenges facing the healthcare industry. For example, the paper notes that patient engagement and transparency…

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Avalanche nears key breakdown level that could sink AVAX price by another 65%

Avalanche (AVAX) gained 0.5% to reach over $31 on May 23 but AVAX price remains trapped inside a trading range that appears like a “bear pennant” structure. Avalanche could get buried technicals  Bear pennants are bearish continuation patterns, i.e., they resolve after the price breaks out of them to the downside and then—as a rule of technical analysis—falls by as much as the height of the previous downtrend, also called “flagpole.” AVAX is nearing a technical breakdown as its price moves toward the pennant’s apex, i.e., the point where its…

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Ripple CEO reveals he visited SEC several times before lawsuit struck

Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of cross-border payments company Ripple, spoke during a panel discussion Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Garlinghouse, who also occupies a role as a member of the company’s board of directors, commented on a wide range of topics, most notably the current status of regulation in the United States versus G20 nations.  Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Source: Cointelegraph Emphasising the prudent necessity for regulatory frameworks which serve integral principles of “clarity and certainty”, Garlinghouse stated his belief that: “The overwhelming majority of people working within the…

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PayPal looks to embrace all possible crypto and blockchain services

Global payment giant PayPal is doing its best to bring all possible blockchain and cryptocurrency integrations to its services, according to a senior executive at the firm. PayPal is working hard on supporting all possible digital services, including digital currencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDC), vice president Richard Nash said in an exclusive statement to Cointelegraph at the World Economic Forum on May 23. After rolling out its buy, hold and sell service for Bitcoin (BTC) across the United States 2020, PayPal continues to expand its digital currency-related offering,…

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