European stock exchange to list Bitcoin carbon neutral ETP

A subsidiary of DeFi Technologies, Valour, will debut its new Carbon Neutral Bitcoin Exchange Traded Product (ETP) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Trading of the ETP begins on Sept. 23.  The company positions its ETP as a “sustainable and climate-friendly” exposure to Bitcoin with a management fee of 1.49%. The alignment with global environmental goals and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is reportedly achieved through funding certified carbon removal and offset initiatives to neutralize the associated BTC carbon footprint. To structure the ETP, Valour partnered with Patch — a…

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ARK Invest ‘neutral to positive’ on Bitcoin price as analysts await capitulation

Bitcoin (BTC) has a “neutral to positive” outlook despite staying below $20,000, according to ARK Investment Management. In its latest “Bitcoin Monthly” report, the American asset management giant flagged signs that BTC price action is close to bottoming. Wood: “We’re waiting for more capitulation signals” One of Bitcoin’s most vocal supporters, ARK and CEO, Cathie Wood, have stuck with BTC exposure as the market continues to fall from all-time highs. The latest Bitcoin Monthly release confirms that conviction, with Wood, analysts and research associate David Puell suggesting that little ground remains…

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MetaMask institutional offering, Polygon to go carbon neutral, and more

The decentralized finance (DeFi) world saw another week of increased on-chain and developer activity while token prices entered the second week of the bear market, with many of the tokens bleeding in double digits over the past week. MetaMask expanded its institutional offering by partnering with four institutional custodians, while Polygon has pledged to go carbon neutral. We will also look at how users can bridge different tokens to the Polygon network and look into Reputation DAO, a project that collateralizes users’ private information for DeFi loans. MetaMask expands institutional…

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Polygon commits to going carbon neutral in 2022

The Polygon network announced on Tuesday its commitment to going carbon neutral and climate positive this year by releasing their “Green Manifesto: A Smart Contract with Planet Earth.” They also made a $20 million pledge to offset their carbon footprints, and buy extra credits to eventually become carbon negative. #PolygonGoesGreen Unveiling the Green Manifesto – a smart contract with Planet Earth!https://t.co/p9DFtUG9XP [1/2] pic.twitter.com/Xgn8jubffa — Polygon (@0xPolygon) April 12, 2022 Part of the Ethereum scaling solution’s plan for a more sustainable future includes providing resources for ecosystem partners who also want…

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Bitcoin price surges, but derivatives metrics reflect pro trader’s neutral sentiment

As Bitcoin (BTC) finally broke out of the $46,000 resistance on March 27, traders were quick to conclude that the bearish trend was gone for good. Even as the price hit its highest level in 84 days, derivatives metrics and Asia’s Tether premium still show a lack of bullish sentiment. While analysts will struggle to find a rationale for the modest 5.8% 24-hour gain that pushed Bitcoin above $48,500, we still have to account for the daily 3.8% average volatility. For instance, over the past 12 months, BTC presented a…

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Bitcoin derivatives metrics reflect traders’ neutral sentiment, but anything can happen

Bitcoin’s (BTC) last daily close above $45,000 was 66 days ago, but more importantly, the current $39,300 level was first seen on Jan. 7, 2021. The 13 months of boom and bust cycles culminated with BTC price hitting $69,000 on Nov. 10, 2021. It all started with the VanEck spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund being rejected by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Nov. 12, 2020. Even though the decision was largely expected, the regulator was harsh and direct on the rationale backing the denial. Curiously, nearly one…

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Data shows Bitcoin traders’ neutral view ahead of Friday’s $750M BTC options expiry

Bitcoin (BTC) has bounced 11% from the $39,650 low made on Jan.10 and currently the price is battling with the $44,000 level. There are multiple explanations for the recent weakness, but none of them seem sufficient enough to justify the 42% correction that took place since the Nov. 10 all-time high at $69,000. At the time (Nov. 12), negative remarks from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) were issued at the rejection of VanEck’s physical Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The regulator cited the inability to avoid market manipulation due…

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‘Net neutral’ — Rising Bitcoin exchange balances could be due to Huobi Chinese user block

Bitcoin (BTC) balances rising on exchanges may not be a sign of investors preparing to sell, new research argues.  Unveiling the latest data from across exchanges on Dec. 28, Glassnode on-chain analyst TXMC pointed the finger at fresh changes in China for rising balances elsewhere. Binance “absorbing” orphaned Huobi users The end of December is seeing nerves fray as a rangebound BTC price combines with increased inflows to exchanges. A classic indicator that traders are at least arming themselves to de-risk in the event of further price weakness, Binance has…

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Mintable platform raises $13M, will integrate ‘carbon neutral’ NFTs on XRP Ledger

An oversubscribed funding round has netted the Mintable nonfungible token (NFT) minting platform and marketplace a cool $13 million. The Series A funding round for the Singapore-based startup included some big name participants including Ripple, mobile and blockchain gaming developer Animoca Brands, and Metapurse, the world’s largest NFT investment fund. Ripple put out an announcement stating that Mintable plans to integrate the firm’s own blockchain, XRP Ledger (XRPL) which it says is already carbon neutrale and is “ideally suited to deliver a seamless experience for NFTs”. “Its environmentally friendly attributes…

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One River Digital sees spike in demand for carbon neutral Bitcoin

Institutional investors have been showing a stronger appetite for a carbon-neutral Bitcoin (BTC) investment solution by One River Digital Asset Management. One River Digital, a crypto-focused hedge fund offering exposure to Bitcoin and Ether (ETH), announced Wednesday that an “overwhelming majority of assets” in its institutional Bitcoin fund have chosen to switch to One River’s new carbon-neutrality share class. In April, the company introduced a new system that calculates the carbon cost of Bitcoin mining and buys tokenized carbon credits in order to offset the environmental impact. Based on the estimated…

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