Post offices adopting NFTs leads to a philately renaissance

Philately? If you are a millennial, there is a good chance you used Google to find out that there is a word dedicated to collecting and studying postage stamps. This same search also paints the picture of a hobby in decline, as younger generations are increasingly preoccupied with their screens and the constant stream of dopamine hits served up by TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and other popular social media platforms. Two European postal services have looked to capitalize on the popularity of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) in recent years to reinvigorate the…

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Crypto market bloodbath leads to $432M in liquidation

The crypto market turmoil entered the third week of September as most of the cryptocurrencies started the week on a bearish note. The total crypto market cap dipped below $1 trillion again, with several cryptocurrencies recording a double-digit downfall over the past 24 hours. The ongoing bearish turmoil has led to nearly half a billion in liquidations for the leverage crypto traders over the past 24 hours. Data from Coinglass highlight that 130,087 traders were liquidated with a total liquidations value of $431.51 million. Bitcoin (BTC) leverage traders lost $44.5…

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Ethereum Classic (ETC) Leads Gains Amidst Crypto Market Reversal

The overall crypto market shows signs of price reversal from the downtrend, boosting investors’ confidence. To start with, the week started well for BTC as the market saw its price above $22K. Bitcoin had traded below the $20K price mark until the close of the market on September 9, when it hit $21,381.15. BTC managed to hold down its fort at that price until Monday, September 12, when the market opened with impressive rallies.  Related Reading: SEBA Bank To Include Ethereum Staking In Services Currently, BTC and many altcoins are…

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Singapore state investor leads $100M round for crypto firm Animoca: Report

The venture capital market of the cryptocurrency industry is holding strong despite the crypto winter as major government-linked firms reportedly continue betting on big industry players. Singapore state-owned investment firm Temasek is joining a $100 million funding round for the blockchain and venture studio Animoca Brands, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. According to the report, Temasek will lead Animoca’s financing round through convertible bonds. Both Animoca and Temasek are known for investing in major crypto firms. In March 2022, both companies participated in a $200 million funding round for the Australian…

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Crypto market bloodbath leads to over $500M in liquidations in 24 hours

The crypto market registered a major slump on Friday, resulting in major cryptocurrencies losing key support and falling to new monthly lows after a prolonged bullish surge over the past month. Bitcoin (BTC), which was looking to break through $25,000 resistance last week, fell below $22,000 to register a new two-week low of $21,747. Ether (ETH), the second largest cryptocurrency, has surged past $2,000 in the run to the Merge but slumped by 6% over the past 24 hours to register a new weekly low of $1,726. The flash crash…

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Voyager’s 60% share price plunge leads sea of red for crypto stocks

A 60% plunge in Voyager Digital’s share price since it disclosed its Three Arrows Capital (3AC) exposure has been accompanied by further falls in crypto industry stocks. According to data from TradingView, Voyager Digital plunged as much as 60% during regular trading hours on Wednesday before closing at $0.5998 to mark a drop of 50.84% for the day. The sharp drop followed Voyager Digital disclosing that the potentially insolvent Three Arrows Capital (3AC) owes the company 15,250 Bitcoin (BTC) and 350 million USD Coin (USDC), worth around roughly $660 million…

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Bitcoin price taps 5-day highs as Shiba Inu leads altcoin gains

Bitcoin (BTC) saw continued strength on June 21 as Wall Street trading opened with a trip to near $21,500. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Analyst eyes diminishing BTC stocks correlation Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it reached $21,633 on Bitstamp, its best performance since June 16. The largest cryptocurrency managed to avoid fresh losses into the new week; so far, these are reserved for the weekend. As such, futures markets reopened without being subjected to the dip to $17,600. CME Bitcoin futures 1-hour candle…

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Resurgence in Major Cryptocurrencies as Cardano’s ADA Leads With a 25% Spike

After a few weeks of continuous decline, major cryptocurrencies saw a revival as the crypto market added about 4.4% to overall capitalization in the past 24 hours. The king coin, Bitcoin, showed signs of bottoming out, and the traditional market showed strength at the start of this week. After about nine weeks of losses, Bitcoin regained the $31,000 level amid a relief rally in the Asian markets in the early hours of Monday. Technical data suggested that the asset may have bottomed out between the $29,000 to $30,000 range.   The biggest gainer…

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Luna Classic (LUNC) pricing error leads to Mirror Protocol exploit

A mismatch in the reported price of underlying assets on synthetic assets DeFi platform Mirror Protocol has caused an ongoing exploit that has the potential to drain all of its funds. The exploit was observed on May 29 by governance participant ‘Mirroruser’ on the protocol’s forum. As of the time of writing, the mBTC, mDOT, mETH, and mGLXY synthetic asset pools on the protocol have lost almost all of their assets valued at over $2 million. Mirror allows trading of synthetic assets, such as stocks and cryptocurrency on the Terra…

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Bitcoin price returns to weekly lows under $29K as Nasdaq leads fresh US stocks dive

Bitcoin (BTC) fell on the May 24 Wall Street open as weakness in stocks saw sell-side pressure return. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Equities give crypto no respite Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it revisited its lowest levels of the past seven days. At the time of writing, BTC/USD traded at around $28,800 amid volatility, having hit $28,614 on Bitstamp — a zone last seen on May 18. The S&P 500 lost 2.4% on the open, while the Nasdaq 100 managed a 3.5% decline.…

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