Bitcoin network fortifies as mining difficulty records ATH of 31.251T

Further distancing itself from any concerns of planned attacks on the blockchain, the Bitcoin (BTC) network established a new mining difficulty all-time high of 31.251 trillion — exceeding the 30-trillion mark for the first time in history. The creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, warranted the security of the BTC network through a decentralized network of BTC miners who are tasked with confirming the legitimacy of transactions and minting new blocks. Given the extensive community support — from developers to hodlers to traders to miners — that spans over 13 years,…

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USDT records new all-time high against Russian ruble as inflation hits

U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin Tether (USDT) witnessed a spike of over 30% in five days against the Russian ruble — highlighting the negative and immediate impact of the ongoing war on the traditional financial system. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and crypto exchange Binance show that the ruble (RUB) is undergoing inflation as the USDT/RUB trading pair — for the first time in history — crossed 105 RUB. USDT/RUB price performance. Source: TradingView Prior to the spike, the USDT/RUB pair maintained a comparatively steady market price below 80 rubles. However, with…

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New Alfa Romeo SUV uses NFT and blockchain to track car records

Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo has unveiled its latest vehicle, the Tonale SUV. The firm claims that it is the first in the industry to connect each vehicle to its own blockchain-based token, which can keep track of the car’s whole life cycle. One of the most distinctive features of this SUV is that each car is linked to an accompanying nonfungible token (NFT). The Tonale NFT, according to Alfa Romeo, certifies a car upon purchase and then simply records and keeps data during the vehicle’s lifespan. Francesco Calcara, head of…

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Bitcoin records all-time high network difficulty amid price fluctuations

The Bitcoin network difficulty is determined by the overall computational power, which co-relates to the difficulty in confirming transactions and mining BTC. As evidenced by the blockchain.com data, the network difficulty saw a downfall between May and July 2021 due to various reasons including a blanket ban on crypto mining from China. The Bitcoin (BTC) network has recorded a new all-time high mining difficulty of 26.643 trillion with an average hash rate of 190.71 exahash per second (EH/s) — signaling strong community support despite an ongoing bear market. BTC network…

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Australian Tax Office says it can’t rely on crypto users’ own records

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) says it can’t rely on crypto investors to keep track of their crypto transactions and profits — even though most investors try their best. Speaking at the 14th International ATAX Conference on Tax Administration conference on Nov. 23, ATO commissioner Chris Jordan stressed that many new crypto investors may not entirely understand their tax reporting obligations: “In a sector that is growing rapidly with new investors, we can’t rely on taxpayers knowing they need to keep records of their investment income and capital gains and…

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Cardano (ADA) Records 13% Price Gains In 24 Hours, Is $2.20 Possible Again?

Cardano’s (ADA) price has made a splash on the charts this week. The asset’s success lately can be attributed to the growing interest in the upgrade that would see smart contracts be a reality on the blockchain. Cardano’s (ADA) price has also followed the run-up that the market has experienced lately. Sentiments across the crypto market continue to skew towards buy and Cardano (ADA) is not getting left out of the bull rally. The asset’s price had been struggling lately as momentum had slowed down. But the successful Alonzo White…

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Ripple granted access to Binance’s records in SEC securities case

The ongoing case between fintech firm Ripple and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took another turn this week when the company was granted access to Binance’s documents. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn granted Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s motion to “Obtain international discovery” of Binance records. According to the docket, the approval was made on August 3 while a duplicate request was denied: “ORDER granting 274 Letter Motion for Discovery. The Court will communicate with counsel to arrange delivery of the letters.” As part of the case against Ripple…

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Bitcoin records rare 10-day winning streak as BTC price taps $42K ceiling

Bitcoin (BTC) shot to new highs of $42,400 on July 31 in a surprise attack on range resistance which sellers failed to squash. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin seals 10 green candles in first since 2012 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD gaining for a tenth straight day across exchanges, reaching $42,420 on Bitstamp. A subsequent cooling-off preserved most of the gains, with Bitcoin circling $41,900 at the time of writing, still up over 8% over the past 24 hours. In trading circles, talk focused…

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Slam dunk? LeBron James NFT drop could break Top Shot records

Nonfungible token studio, House of Kibaa, has announced an auction of three “Legendary” NBA Top Shot NFTs depicting slam dunks from renowned pro basketball player, LeBron James. The auction will be hosted in partnership with Heritage Auctions, and will run from May 6 until May 20. The three NFTs will be auctioned off as a single collection. Each of the tokens were released during the first season of NBA Top Shot and are of Legendary scarcity — the rarest tokens that Top Shot collectors can own. NBA Top Shot has…

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Coinbase frenzy, DOGE dazzles, Bitcoin breaks records, Jim Cramer sells

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Coinbase gets off to a rocky start as it lists on the Nasdaq It was billed as a “watershed” milestone for cryptocurrency — the industry’s “Netscape moment.” This week, Coinbase made its stock market debut. There was no shortage of excitement in the run-up to…

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