Polygon price jumps 60% in four days amid ‘pretty big’ MATIC accumulation

Polygon (MATIC) took a break from its prevailing bearish course, posting one of sharpest rebound in the crypto market this week. Notably, MATIC’s price has risen to $0.50 this June 23, four days after hitting $0.317, its lowest level since April 2021. This amounts to roughly a 60% gain, surpassing the performances of even Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) in the same timeframe.  MATIC/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView Nevertheless, MATIC is still down significantly from its December 2021 high of $2.92, coinciding with the overall crypto bear market and…

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LUNA 2 price jumps 90% ahead of big Binance airdrop

The price of LUNA briefly spiked around 90% overnight to an intraday high of $11.33 ahead of Binance’s airdrop, but has since dropped back to around $8.26 at the time of writing. At current prices, as per CoinGecko data, the increase to $8.26 represents a 35% gain over the past 24 hours. Overall, however, the price has tanked 56% since launching on the weekend at an opening price of $18.87. Members of the community posted screenshots of the price jumping as high as $12 on the MEXC Global exchange, with…

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Bitcoin dives on Wall Street open, DOGE price jumps on Elon Musk’s Twitter offer

Bitcoin (BTC) took a chunk out of its impulse move above $41,000 on April 14 as Wall Street opened with a whimper.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin follows stocks downhill Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it made swift losses as trading began on April 14. The pair had been approaching $41,600 the day prior, but momentum ran out overnight, and the largest cryptocurrency took minutes to shave almost $1,000 off its price at the opening bell.  At the time of writing, $40,000 was still…

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Apple stock jumps after CEO reveals it’s investing in the Metaverse

Apple’s stock price jumped in after hours trading after CEO Tim Cook said during the company’s Q1 2022 earnings call that he sees considerable potential in the Metaverse space. When asked on Jan. 27 during the call about Apple’s opportunities within the Metaverse, Cook responded “we see a lot of potential in this space and are investing accordingly.” “We’re always exploring new and emerging technologies and I’ve spoken at length about how it’s very interesting to us right now.” The Metaverse is an interoperable virtual universe created in part by…

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McDonald’s jumps on Bitcoin memewagon, Crypto Twitter responds

Prominent crypto entrepreneurs and supporters, who shared memes on Twitter about doing odd jobs amid an ongoing market crash, were joined by global fast-food giant McDonald’s — the brand infamously linked with temporary Bitcoin (BTC) market crashes.  BTC price saw a steady downfall ever since breaching into an all-time high of $69,000 back in November 2022. Eventually, as BTC started trading below the $40,000 mark, crypto millionaires and investors on Twitter started sharing memes about getting jobs at fast-food restaurants. Dutch institutional investor @PlanB. Source: Twitter. El Salvador President Nayib…

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Bitcoin hash rate jumps to ATH as Jack Dorsey confirms Block’s mining system

Bitcoin (BTC) hash rate has returned to all-time highs despite losing a key hash rate contributor. Meanwhile, amid lackluster price action, Block CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed the creation of an open Bitcoin mining system. The BTC space continues to surprise and bewilder critics and fanatics alike. Kazakhstan, the network’s second most important BTC mining country, experienced an internet blackout last week due to civil unrest. However, the hash rate faltered no more than 13.4% before regathering to reach all-time highs. As shown in the below data from Glassnode, with the price checking…

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BTCS stock jumps 44% after announcing first-ever dividend payable in Bitcoin

On Jan. 5, Nasdaq Composite logged its biggest daily loss since February last year. But for one of its listed companies, the day turned out to be extremely bullish. Blockchain stock soars The share value of BTCS Inc. (BTCS), a blockchain technology company, surged nearly 44% to $4.36 at the New York closing bell, thus becoming the third-best performer on Nasdaq after Lixte Biotechnology (LIXT) and Mainz Biomed BV (MYNZ). Top Nasdaq performers as of Jan. 5, 2022’s close. Source: TheStockMarketWatch.com   In contrast, Nasdaq plunged 3.3% on January 6, its losses…

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Bitcoin jumps past $50K as US CPI data shows highest inflation in nearly 40 years

Bitcoin (BTC) surged over $1,000 in seconds on Dec. 10 as the United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) data showed inflation in November was worse than anticipated.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView November CPI conforms to expectations Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD running to $50,132 on Bitstamp as the data became public Friday. An hour before the Wall Street open, the pair had already hit its highest level in over 24 hours. CPI had been hotly awaited by both crypto and traditional finance analysts alike,…

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Bitcoin mining difficulty jumps a second time as miners settle offshore

The mining difficulty of the Bitcoin network took a dive after China had announced a crackdown on mining operations, which at its peak contributed to three-quarters of the global hash rate. The latest data from BTC.com shows an ongoing spike in Bitcoin’s mining difficulty starting from June 17, 2021. As miners from China slowly settle down in crypto-friendly countries, the Bitcoin ecosystem witnessed a 13.77% increase in mining difficulty in two consecutive jumps, exceeding 15 terahashes (TH) for the first time since the second week of June. The next adjustment is…

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Bitcoin miner revenue jumps by 50% in 4 days since record difficulty drop

Bitcoin (BTC) miner revenue jumped after the network saw its biggest-ever difficulty drop, data shows.  According to figures from monitoring resource Blockchain, daily revenues have surged by over 50%. “Interesting dynamic” hits Bitcoin mining Bitcoin mining is currently in a unique state of flux — around half the hashing power is offline as miners relocate from China, and it remains unknown how quickly they will be able to come back online. At the same time, those miners unaffected by the Chinese rout have seen half their competitors disappear overnight and…

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