Bank of America Affirms investor interest hasn’t been frozen despite concerns about the crypto winter.

According to research released by Bank of America (BAC) on Tuesday, following its Web3 & Digital Assets Day Conference last week, investor interest in the industry has not been affected by worries of a so-called “crypto winter.” According to the report, discussions with some of the 160 clients who attended the event made it evident that “blockchain technology and the digital asset ecosystem are here to stay,” and the bank is still enthusiastic about the adoption of digital assets by the general public. The bank stated that while recent market…

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Apecoin Lost Around $2.5 Billion in Its Market Cap in May as Fear About Fading Investor Appetite Emerges

ApeCoin, one of the fastest rising coins in the crypto space, was one of the cryptocurrencies that was heavily impacted by the crypto disaster that rocked the market in May. Although the coin’s price showed robust performance in these turbulent market conditions, its market cap was affected. The coin now trades at $4.25 with a 4.1% increase in the last seven days, selling below its new swing high of $4.35. Data from Coingecko on Thursday showed that ApeCoin is among the top 50 crypto assets by market capitalization as the…

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Celsius crisis and the hated accredited investor laws – Cointelegraph Magazine

Accredited investor laws are the bane of many in the crypto industry, who see them as preventing small investors from accessing big opportunities. When Celsius was recently forced to cut off access to U.S. citizens who were not accredited investors, many cried foul. Did it help some users avoid the current crisis? Or do accredited investor laws go too far in saving users from themselves — and from profits, too? Two weeks ago, as speculation about Celsius’ solvency began to mount, users started experiencing trouble withdrawing money from their accounts.…

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South Korean government becomes an early investor in metaverse

South Korea, a nation known for its strict crypto regulatory stance, is betting big on the metaverse. The government will invest over 223.7 billion won ($177.1 million) directly in various metaverse projects. The decision to invest in the nascent metaverse tech makes South Korea one of the first national governments to do so. The investment came under the ‘Digital New Deal’ program set up to invest in emerging technologies. The program is headed by the country’s science and information and communication technologies ministry led by Lim Hyesook. Hyesook called the…

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Bitcoin network transactions and fees surge amid investor de-risking

The number of transactions on the Bitcoin network has spiked over the past week, which blockchain analysis firm Glassnode suggests are ‘urgent’ transactions due to investors de-risking. A sudden influx of 42,800 transactions hit the mempool on Bitcoin (BTC) last week. Glassnode’s chief analyst says these were likely “urgent” transactions due to the high amount of fees paid per transaction. The average fee rose to $2.72 last week, about 15% higher than the typical average according to bitinfocharts, an on-chain data tracker. The findings were reported in the Glassnode “Week…

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Too difficult ‘for a retail investor’

The Central Bank of Ireland has stated that it is unlikely to approve investment funds for retail crypto investors because they lack the know-how to navigate the high-risk asset class. The February 2022 report Securities Markets Risk Outlook Report: A Changing Landscape described crypto assets as a new product offering in securities markets that is complex and a “potential threat to investor protection.” Although the bank fielded many queries last year about Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) regarding crypto, it is now not expected to approve an AIF for retail crypto…

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Crypto derivatives data signals improving investor sentiment and a possible trend reversal

This week the total crypto market capitalization rallied 10% to $1.68 trillion, which is a 25% recovery from the Jan. 24 bottom. It’s too early to suggest that the market has found a bottom but two key indicators — The Tether/CNY premium and CME futures basis — have recently flipped bullish, signaling that positive investor sentiment is backing the current price recovery. Total crypto market cap excluding stablecoins, in USD billion. Source: TradingView Traders should not assume that the bear trend has ended by merely looking at price charts. For…

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3 things every NFT investor should know to avoid a tax nightmare

2021 will be remembered as the year of nonfungible tokens (NFTs). In a year where names like Beeple and Bored Ape Yacht Club dominated the headlines, it’s estimated that NFTs have generated more than $23 billion in trading volume. The rise of NFTs has ushered in a new generation of investors who spend time scouring platforms like Discord and OpenSea looking for the next 100x opportunity. However, it’s important for the NFT investor of today to keep tax implications in mind. Otherwise, they risk repeating the mistakes of the past.…

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Why crypto industry needs venture capital: Q&A with veteran investor

Traditional funding in the crypto space was once considered useless. After all, the industry itself offers different, controversial, but nonetheless, ways to fund a project – initial coin offering (ICO), initial exchange offering (IEO) and the current darlings of offerings – launchpads and initial decentralized exchange (DEX) offerings.  But with the industry maturing and more startups wanting not only the capital but mentorship to build a working and valuable product, venture capital has emerged as one of the most attractive options. Cointelegraph talked to Li Rongbin, founding partner of SevenX,…

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