South Carolina treasurer goes on Bitcoin ‘fact-finding trip’ to El Salvador

Curtis Loftis, the treasurer for the U.S. state of South Carolina, spent five days in El Salvador as part of an “exploratory trip” on cryptocurrencies. According to an Oct. 5 announcement, Loftis was part of a delegation including South Carolina business leaders, rural health officials, and individuals “interested in the expansion of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies” who met with officials from El Salvador’s government in an effort to understand the country’s efforts to adopt Bitcoin (BTC). The cryptocurrency has been legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar in the Central American…

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GMX Token, Arbitrum Favorite Get Listed On Binance, What Next?

GMX price continues to show bullish strength as price increases on all timeframes, as there is no sign of retracement.  GMX is one of the arbitrum favorites listed on the Binance innovation trading interface.  The price of GMX holds above support as price trends on the daily timeframe to create new all-time highs.   GMX token (GMX) has continued to look bullish as the price trend week in week out on the Arbitrum network as GMX token gets listed on Binance innovative center. The price of GMX has seen a rosy…

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Will bulls take charge now that Bitcoin price trades above a long term trendline resistance?

On Oct. 4 and 5, Bitcoin (BTC) took another step through the $20,000 mark, bringing the price above a long-term descending trendline that stretches all the way back to April 22 or Nov. 15, depending on one’s style of technical analysis. Some traders might be feeling a bit celebratory now that price trades outside of the descending trendline, but have any relevant metrics or macro factors changed enough to support a bullish point-of-view for Bitcoin price? In reality, BTC price simply “consolidated” its way through the trendline by trading in…

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Nifty Newsletter, Sept 28–Oct 4

In this week’s newsletter, read about how Warner Music Group partnered with OpenSea to give artists a way to engage with their audiences. Find out how Tennis legend Maria Sharapova is exploring her growing interest in nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and check out how blockchain game Illuvium is trying to create an interoperable game. In other news, Meta enabled cross-posting for NFTs on Instagram and Facebook. And, don’t forget this week’s Nifty News featuring the Build-A-Bear Workshop entering Web3 and a CryptoPunk selling for 3,300 Ether (ETH) amid the bear market. …

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Russia blocks OKX website for alleged unreliable financial information: Reports

The website of crypto exchange OKX was blocked in Russia by the state media monitoring service Roskomnadzor on Oct. 4. The agency told the TASS news agency that the website was blocked at “the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office for the dissemination of unreliable socially significant information of a financial nature.” Roskomnadzor told local news outlet RBC that OKX had “published information related to the activities of financial pyramids, as well as information on the provision of financial services by persons who do not have the right to provide…

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Bitcoin derivatives data reflects traders’ belief that $20K will become support

Bitcoin (BTC) showed strength on Oct. 4 and 5, posting a 5% gain on Oct. 5 and breaking through the $20,000 resistance. The move liquidated $75 million worth of leverage short (bear) positions and it led some traders to predict a potential rally to $28,000. $BTC #Bitcoin Shared this descending channel 2 days ago.$BTC has managed to break through the middle line.Next target = Upper channel trendline = ~21.5k. In case of a breakout, 28k-30k are possible. pic.twitter.com/dyqMLdcXZ4 — ⓗ (@el_crypto_prof) October 4, 2022 As described by @el_crypto_prof, the descending…

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Reversible blockchain transactions would improve cryptocurrency

A proposal out of Stanford University to make crypto transactions reversible is adding a wrinkle to discussions of crime and fraud prevention. Researchers suggested that mutability — the ability to reverse blockchain transactions — would help prevent crime. One of the advantages of cryptocurrency is that it is possible for the market — individuals, traders and banks — to decide if reversibility is wanted. Not only would a new (reversible) cryptocurrency be able to test the acceptance or desire for reversible transactions, it would help to test the idea that…

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EU Council approves MiCA text, proposal moves to Parliament for a vote

Representatives from a committee with the European Council have moved forward with regulating digital assets in the European Union through the Markets in Crypto-Assets, or MiCA, framework, sending the finalized text to parliament for a vote. According to an information note on Oct. 5, the European Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee approved the MiCA text and sent it to the chair of the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Edita Hrdá, chair of the Permanent Representatives Committee, confirmed that the crypto framework proposal would be enacted “should the European…

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SWIFT says it has reached a ‘breakthrough’ in recent CBDC experiments

On Wednesday, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, announced that it has successfully moved central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and tokenized assets on existing financial infrastructure through two separate experiments. According to SWIFT, the results demonstrated that “CBDCs can be rapidly deployed at scale to facilitate trade and investment between more than 200 countries and territories around the world.” SWIFT is a Belgian messaging system that connects over 11,500 financial institutions worldwide and plays a paramount role in facilitating international transactions. Globally, nine out of 10 central…

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Tron Could Be Ready For $0.1 After Hard Fight, Here Is Why?

TRX price could be ready for a short-term relief rally as the price breaks out from the downtrend, creating more bullish sentiment for a recovery. TRX looks strong on both low and high timeframes.  The price of TRX breaks out on the daily timeframe after forming a descending triangle. Tron (TRX) has struggled to remain bullish against tether (USDT) after seeing its price rejected from a region of $0.11 on several occasions to trend higher. Tron (TRX), despite being loved by the Tron community, the token has had its fair…

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