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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Will the Ethereum 2.0 update reduce high gas fees?

Purpose of Ethereum 2.0 The primary goal of the Ethereum 2.0 update is to improve scalability so that the network can handle more transactions without delays or high fees.  While the full effects of the update will not be felt until it is fully rolled out, some of the possible use cases for Ethereum 2.0 include: Supporting the large-scale enterprise adoption of blockchain technology in private corporations and businesses; Creating more decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs)  and governance models based on smart contracts and trustless interactions; Ethereum token launches that will…

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Ethereum plunges 13% vs. Bitcoin pushing BTC dominance to 2022 high — more pain ahead?

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) plunged to its lowest level in almost two months against Bitcoin (BTC) as a crypto market sell-off intensified on May 12. Macro headwinds catch up to ETH/BTC finally The ETH/BTC trading pair fell by 7.5% to 0.0663 in the past 24 hours. The downside move came as a part of a correction that began May 11 when the pair traded at the local high of 0.0768. That pushed Ether down against BTC by up to 13.75%. ETH/BTC daily price chart. Source: TradingView Cryptocurrencies have come under stress…

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Bitcoin Exchange Inflows Hit Three-Month High As Market Braces For More Downside

Bitcoin exchange inflows have been on the rise recently. Although there was a period where it had tapered off, it had continued to rise once more. The culmination of this has been a massive inflow into various centralized exchanges, presumably for investors to sell off their coins. Now the inflows have hit a new three-month high, painting a rather grim picture for the future of the digital asset. Inflows Take Over Bitcoin investors have been dumping their holdings since the digital asset started its descent from its $69,000 all-time high.…

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Bitcoin whales jumping ship as exchange inflows reach 3-month high

The number of Bitcoin whales is rapidly decreasing to levels not seen since earlier this year, possibly due to the three-month high of coin inflows to centralized exchanges (CEXs). Bitcoin (BTC) market tracker Glassnode has issued several bearish indicators for the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, including data suggesting a market exit for whales holding at least 1,000 coins, and exchange inflows of more than 1.7 million coins, the most since February. #Bitcoin $BTC Exchange Inflow Volume (7d MA) just reached a 3-month high of 1,755.021 BTC Previous 3-month high…

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Ethereum hits 3-week high vs. Bitcoin amid Fed-led market rout

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) tumbled to its worst levels in almost two months against the U.S. dollar on May 6 as the rout in financial markets rippled across the cryptocurrency sector. Nonetheless, ETH did fare better than Bitcoin (BTC) with the ETH/BTC pair hitting a three-week high. ETH/BTC daily price chart. Source: TradingView The Merge impact Many analysts credited Ethereum’s merge to proof-of-stake from proof-of-work as one of the key reasons behind the capital rotation from Ether to Bitcoin markets, including Toast.ETH, a pseudonymous analyst who underscored Ether’s ongoing supply…

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Vector Finance (VTX) TVL hits a record high as the Curve Wars shift to Avalanche

The battle to attract stablecoin liquidity has been a trending theme across the cryptocurrency landscape for the past year, especially as decentralized finance users have come to realize the hefty APY that can be earned on dollar-peg assets. While Curve Finance remains the undisputed leader in interest bearing stablecoin liquidity pools, several new entrants have begun to climb the ranks, including Vector Finance (VTX), a protocol that enables Avalanche network users to generate boosted yields on their stablecoin positions. Data from CoinGecko shows that the price of VTX recently underwent…

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Ethereum burning spikes to new high on Yuga Labs’ NFT hype

The burning rate of Ethereum (ETH) has spiked to new all-time high (ATH) levels following the heavily anticipated sale of tokenized land plots in Yuga Labs’ upcoming Metaverse project the “Otherside.” Yuga Labs, the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) sold 55,000 virtual land NFTs dubbed “Otherdeeds” on May 1. The overwhelming demand for the tokens saw Ethereum gas fees shoot up so high that a handful of users paid as high as 2.6 ETH ($7,400) to 5 ETH ($14,270) just to get their transactions through. A base…

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Bitcoin network difficulty breaks into a new all-time high of 29.794T

Reassuring its position as the most resilient blockchain network against attacks, the Bitcoin (BTC) network recorded a new all-time high network difficulty for the second time this month in April — jumping from its previous all-time high of 28.587 trillion to 29.794 trillion. Greater network difficulty demands greater computational power to successfully mine a BTC block, which prevents bad actors from taking over the network and manipulating transactions, also known as double-spending. As evidenced by data from blockchain.com, Bitcoin’s network difficulty has seen almost a year-long uptrend since August 1,…

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US crypto adoption remains high despite global inflation fears

A quantitative analytics report published by DappRadar has unveiled a number of revelatory behavioral market indicators for the global adoption of digital assets. The blockchain data portrays a positive sentiment for the Web3 and metaverse sectors, especially in the United States, a reactionary rise in crypto interest throughout Ukraine and Russia following the outbreak of the conflict, addition to how the well-documented surge of gas prices throughout Europe is impacting inflationary metrics. Bar chart statistics reported a high correlation between unfavorable economic dynamics witnessed in times of currency deflation and…

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