Reserve Right Token Spikes Leaving Many In Euphoria, Eyes $0.01

RSR price holds above daily 50 EMA as price eyes $0.01  Price continues to look bullish, holding above key support areas RSR price breaks out of daily asymmetric triangle with high buy orders.  Reserve Right (RSR) token price has had a rough time in recent weeks breaking out of its range but could rally to $0.01 as price broke out with more buy orders against tether (USDT). Despite the crypto market facing so much uncertainty as to where the market is headed, the price of the Reserve Right (RSR) token…

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Crypto users react to Terraform Labs legal team purportedly leaving company

The ongoing saga with Terraform Labs, the blockchain developer behind Terra (LUNA), took a turn following a supposed change in employment status for many on the firm’s legal team. According to their LinkedIn profiles, Terraform Labs general counsel Marc Goldich, chief litigation and regulatory counsel Noah Axler and chief corporate counsel Lawrence Florio have all stopped working for the blockchain firm as of May 2022. Goldich started at Terraform Labs in August 2021 while Axler and Florio joined in January 2022. The change in employment status for three members of…

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China’s digital yuan deploys at speed, leaving dust in its path

With each passing day, the list of nations actively exploring the idea of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. While China’s digital yuan project may be the one that everyone talks about the most, in recent months, countries like The United Kingdom, Sweden and Japan have forged ahead with their own CBDC research and/or testing. That said, the digital yuan project is head-and-shoulders ahead of any of its contemporaries at this point, owing to the simple fact that Chinese authorities have already completed…

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Mergers and acquisitions are rising, leaving crypto assessments in question

Fintech, cryptocurrency and mergers and acquisitions are poised to intersect significantly in the coming year. M&A activity is expected to rebound quickly — more than 60% of decision-makers at large companies who were surveyed by FTI Consulting for a February report agree that their company has recently been a target of aggressive M&A, and 39% say their companies are looking at M&A as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the cryptocurrency market is making strides toward mainstream acceptance. As a result, there’s likely to be an…

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Diem co-creator leaving Facebook for Planet Labs

Kevin Weil, the vice president of product at Facebook’s digital wallet unit and one of the creators of the Libra token, now called Diem, will be leaving the social media giant. In a Twitter thread today, Weil said he would be leaving Facebook after almost three years to become the president of product and business at San Francisco-based space and analytics company, Planet Labs. He was one of the leaders of the social media firm’s digital wallet unit — once called Calibra, now Novi — in addition to being behind…

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Ex-Chairman Tarbert, who dubbed Ether a commodity, is leaving the CFTC

Without much fanfare, Heath Tarbert has announced his full departure from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission at the end of this week. In a tweet Wednesday morning, the former CFTC Chairman said that he would be fully resigning as of Friday. In December, he left his post as chairman, which the CFTC announced formally on its website, but he indicated that he intended to stay on at the commission for an indefinite length of time.  Today’s announcement did not clarify future plans.  During his chairmanship, which began in 2019, Tarbert was…

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15,000 Bitcoin are Leaving Coinbase Each Week; Here’s What This Means

Bitcoin has been seeing massive Bitcoin outflows each week, which is a positive sign that points to underlying strength This has yet to be reflected in its price, as the crypto has been facing massive selling pressure that has made it increasingly unclear as to where it may trend next In total, 15,000 BTC are being moved off of Coinbase each week, which seems to indicate that massive upside could be imminent in the days and weeks ahead One analyst is now insinuating that this could be a sign of…

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Russia’s Central Bank tries to stem the tide of rubles leaving bank accounts

Beginning investors in Russia will soon find themselves with fewer options to beat plummeting interest rates offered at Russian savings accounts. In addition to the investors themselves, the big losers are likely to be trading apps like Robinhood, which aim at first-timers. Per a Dec. 30 announcement, the Central Bank of Russia is working to get securities trading platforms to toe the line on “risk-reduction” measures first passed in July. In the latest announcement, the CBR recommends securities platforms and applications have systems to “secure the impossibility of executing on-platform…

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When altseason? Here’s why Bitcoin is leaving major altcoins like Ethereum behind

Ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain, has been lagging behind Bitcoin (BTC). Historically, when BTC surges, altcoins tend to rally with larger upside price movements. This time, Bitcoin has been clearly outperforming the altcoin market, particularly in December. BTC market cap dominance has recently risen to a one-year high of around 70%, largely due to the big sell-off in XRP in the past week.  BTC/USD vs. ETH/BTC (yellow), LTC/BTC (orange), XRP/BTC (blue) 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: Tradingview The difference in the price discovery of Bitcoin The difference…

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With Bill Barr leaving the DoJ, what will the next Attorney General do about crypto?

In a tweet Monday evening, President Trump announced the departure of William Barr from the office of Attorney General. The announcement comes the same day that the Electoral College convened and confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. Barr, long one of Trump’s most loyal allies, will be stepping down on December 23. Under Barr’s leadership, the Department of Justice has ramped up its actions in crypto, including high-profile criminal charges against BitMEX’s leadership and the release of a new framework for crypto enforcement in October. The latter half of…

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