Reserve Bank of India ranks crypto near the bottom of systemic risks despite harsh criticism

In its latest financial stability report published on Thursday, the Reserve Bank of India, or RBI, reiterated its skepticism of digital assets, writing:  “We must be mindful of the emerging risks on the horizon. Cryptocurrencies are a clear danger. Anything that derives value based on make-believe, without any underlying, is just speculation under a sophisticated name.” The report alleged that decentralized cryptocurrencies “are designed to bypass the financial system and all its controls,” including anti-money laundering, combatting financial terrorism, and know-your-customer mechanisms. In a similar tone to the previous report,…

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Terra’s LUNA2 skyrockets 70% in nine days despite persistent sell-off risks

The price of Terra (LUNA2) has recovered sharply nine days after falling to its historic lows of $1.62.  On June 27, LUNA2’s rate reached $2.77 per token, thus chalking up a 70% recovery when measured from the said low. Still, the token traded 77.35% lower than its record high of $12.24, set on May 30. LUNA2’s recovery mirrored similar retracement moves elsewhere in the crypto industry with top crypto assets Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) rising by approximately 25% and 45% in the same period. LUNA2/USD four-hour price chart versus…

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Educating regulators will help mitigate risks, says Figment exec

Cointelegraph’s managing editor Alex Cohen interviewed Figment’s staking marketing director Robert Ellison at the European Blockchain Convention (EBC) 2022. The duo discussed topics like educating regulators on blockchain and crypto, how businesses navigate uncertain regulatory landscapes and regulating staking.  According to Ellision, it’s very important to educate regulators in the space to mitigate the risks of them going overboard without understanding the basics. The Figment executive mentioned that clear understanding is very important because of the complicated nature of the space. He explained that: “This is the battle we’re fighting,…

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Bitcoin payments make a lot of sense for SMEs but the risks still remain

The last six odd months has seen the cryptocurrency market witness an unparalleled amount of financial volatility, so much so that the total capitalization of this fast-maturing space has dropped from $3 trillion to approximately $1 trillion. This comes after the industry hit all-time highs across the board last November, with Bitcoin (BTC) reaching a price point of $69,000. Despite the previously stated volatility, a recent report shows that small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across nine separate countries, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and…

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Ethereum risks ‘bull trap’ after 25% ETH price rebound

Ethereum’s token Ether (ETH) could be entering a “bull trap” zone after rebounding back above the $1,000 mark from 18-month lows of $885.  Ether price paints a “rising wedge” The first among these indicators is a “rising wedge,” a classic bearish reversal setup that forms after the price trends upward inside a range defined by two ascending but converging trendlines. The wedge setup gains further confirmation if the trading volume drops alongside the rising prices. Theoretically, a rising wedge resolves after the price breaks below its lower trendline and eyes…

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Ethereum risks another 60% drop after breaking below $1K to 18-month lows

The price of Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), careened below $1,000 on June 18 as the ongoing sell-off in the crypto market continued despite the weekend. Ether reached $975, its lowest level since January 2021, losing 80% of its value from its record high in November 2021. The decline appeared amid concerns about the Federal Reserve’s 75 basis points rate hike, a move that pushed both cryptocurrencies and stocks into a strong bear market. “The Federal Reserve has barely started raising rates, and for the record, they haven’t sold anything on…

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Ethereum price risks a drop below $1K if these key price metrics turn bearish

Ether (ETH) price is down 37.5% in the last seven days and recent news reported that developers decided to postpone the network’s migration to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus. This upgrade is expected to end the dependency on proof-of-work (PoW) mining and the Merge scalability solution that has been pursued for the past six years. Competing smart contracts like BNB, Cardano (ADA) and Solana (SOL) outperformed Ether by 13% to 17% since June 8 even though there was a market-wide correction in the cryptocurrency sector. This suggests that the Ethereum network’s…

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AXS price risks deeper losses despite 90% drawdown already

Axie Infinity (AXS) has dropped by roughly 90% after peaking out at $172 in November 2021. AXS’s sharp correction has made it one of the worst performing digital assets among the top-ranking cryptocurrencies. Moreover, it could undergo further declines in the coming months, according to a mix of technical and fundamental catalysts listed below. Low player count dampens AXS demand To recap, AXS serves as a settlement token within the Axie Infinity’s gaming ecosystem, allowing players to purchase native nonfungible tokens (NFT), a flurry of digital pets called “Axies.” It…

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BNB price risks 40% drop as SEC launches probe against Binance

Binance Coin (BNB) price dropped by nearly 7.3% on June 7 to below $275, its lowest level in three weeks. What’s more, BNB price could drop by another 25%-40% in 2022 as its parent firm, Binance, faces allegations of breaking securities rules and laundering billions of dollars in illicit funds for criminals. Two bad news in a row BNB was issued as a part of an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 that amassed $15 million for Binance. The token mainly behaves as a utility asset within the Binance ecosystem, primarily…

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