Ripple SVP says crypto winter provides an opportunity to build

Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief Kristina Cornèr interviewed Brooks Entwistle, Ripple’s senior vice president (SVP) for global customer success at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, discussing his time in Ripple and the current “crypto winter” and what market participants should focus on.  According to the Ripple SVP, his experience in Ripple has given him the opportunity to explore. In the past year, Entwistle shared that their team has been learning more about the industry to “understand what business models are working” and what can be improved. Entwistle also shared that…

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Do Kwon shares LUNA burn address but warns ‘LUNAtics’ against using it

The recent Terra revival plan announced by Do Kwon, the co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, received mixed reactions as many questioned the effectiveness of a hard fork in reviving the fallen prices of LUNA and UST tokens. Instead, the part of the community recommended burning LUNA tokens as the most plausible way to achieve a comeback. Kwon’s proposal to preserve the Terra ecosystem involves hard forking the existing Terra blockchain without the algorithmic stablecoin and redistributing a new version of the LUNA tokens to investors based on a historical…

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Bitcoin Reclaims $30K Territory After Recent Weeks’ Struggle

Bitcoin recorded a significant positive divergence early Monday, following seven days of trading below $30,000. The crypto is trading at $30,536.93 at press time, a decrease of 2.5 percent from the previous week, according to Coingecko data. In the preceding 24 hours, the worldwide cryptocurrency market capitalization increased by almost 2 percent, reaching nearly $1.3 trillion. However, the total trading volume of cryptocurrencies was up by more than 28 percent to $62.13 billion. Bitcoin has struggled in recent weeks as the U.S. Federal Reserve has increased interest rates and inflation has remained up, increasing…

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Latest updates from the Cointelegraph Davos team

Disclaimer: This article is updated all day long. All time codes are in the UTC time zone, updates in reverse order (the latest update is placed at the top). This year’s World Economic Forum marks the first in-person event since the start of the pandemic. The last WEF with physical attendance was in Jan 2020. Cointelegraph established a unit, including editor-in-chief Kristina L. Corner, head of video Jackson DuMont and news reporter Joseph Hall, in Davos to bring in the latest updates from one of the most significant global events…

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Largest difficulty drop since July 2021 — 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week

Bitcoin (BTC) is off to a better start than most this week as bulls avoid serious losses into the weekly close. Still heavily tied to declining stock markets, the largest cryptocurrency is nonetheless defending $30,000 on May 23 and eyeing the top of its post-LUNA trading range. While there are no signs of an impending miracle price recovery, some are hoping that upside will feature before any form of reversion to a downtrend. Macro conditions remain tenuous — and the week of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting is…

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Venture funding for African crypto startups grew 11x in 2022: Report

As the African region continues to adopt crypto and blockchain, more venture funding flowed into the continent in 2022’s first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2021, according to a new report by blockchain-investment firm Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) and Standard Bank.  The report, titled “The African Blockchain Report 2021,” shows that blockchain startups were able to raise $91 million within 2022’s first quarter. Compared to the first quarter of 2021, this year showed a 1,668% year-on-year (YoY) increase in cash inflow compared to 2021’s YoY of…

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Near Protocol picks up slack, onboards Tracer following Terra’s downfall

For many Level 1 crypto projects, returning to normalcy from Terra’s death spiral meant a complete migration to a different ecosystem. But how does one make the right move, especially after knowing the unfortunate fate of their initial platform of choice? In the case of Tracer, a Web3 fitness and lifestyle app, moving away from the Terra (LUNA) ecosystem for survival was just one piece of the puzzle. Choosing a new host to build on requires more than checking the technical compatibility with the blockchain ecosystems. As explained by Near…

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Layer-2 adoption could spur the next crypto turning point

A mysterious Redditor has made a data-driven prediction that the next major phase of development in the blockchain space will be in layer-2 solutions, primarily on Ethereum. The May 22 post explains that “We’re at a turning point” where the industry is moving away from bridging between L1 blockchains towards L2’s which are “right out of the gate, more secure and decentralized than alt-L1s and are built to use sound money on a credibly neutral platform.” “L2 adoption is happening now, even if it is slow and in bursts. Behind…

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Interest in Ethereum Name Service reaching ‘critical mass’

The Ethereum Name Service is having its best month on record for new registrations, account renewals, and revenue thanks to community awareness and low gas fees. Lead developer at Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Nick Johnson tweeted on May 23 the metrics for the Web3 domain service through May so far. He noted numbers were poised to shatter existing records because they were already at all-time highs, “and there’s still a week of May left.” May is now an All Time High for every single ENS metric we track – registrations,…

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