The first two days of Unitize, the virtual conference organized by BlockShow and San Francisco Blockchain Week, have come and gone with speakers from various sectors of the emerging crypto and blockchain space. Developments around central bank digital currencies, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the...
Chainlink (LINK), a smart contract blockchain network, is nearing an all-time high after the altcoin broke out today, notching a 11% gain at the time of writing.The altcoin first hit a record high at $5.10 in July 2019 before crashing to $1.35 during the Black Thursday marketwide correction...
Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is set for a minimum increase of 10% in the 3 days, according to data from BTC.com. That means the cost to mine Bitcoin(BTC) will increase significantly in a short period of time. This is significant as the increased operational cost to miners could pressure them...
In the midst of rising prices, Adam Singer showed his disapproval of the entire crypto space, describing it as cult-like. "Bitcoin went from a creative economic experiment to cult of over exposed, get rich quick neo goldbugs rooting for the end of the world," Singer tweeted on May 7.Everyone...
Big Four accounting firms like KPMG and Deloitte will become an important part of the decentralized finance — or DeFi — in the coming decade, according to Berlin-based non-profit think tank dGen. In its report titled “Decentralised Finance: Usecases & Risks for Mass Adoption,” dGen focuses on what it...
After Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood left the Ethereum Foundation in 2016, he wrote a white paper for a new kind of blockchain — one that would use an innovative form of sharding and cross-chain communication to achieve the kind of scalability and interoperability that Ethereum 1.0 would never...
The total USD value locked in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols recently surpassed the $6 billion mark according to onchain data resource, DeFi Pulse.Currently, the figure rests at $6.32 billion, after rising nearly six-fold since it reached the $1 billion mark less than three months ago. The exponential growth...
There’s a palpable buzz in crypto markets right now. Copy trading is gaining momentum, as it allows investors to emulate the moves of experienced traders.We spoke to Jay Smith, a popular trader on the eToro platform who is otherwise known as Jaynemesis, as well as to Kevin Stanely, the...
Malware lab, Emsisoft, released a free decryptor tool on June 4. The tool enables victims to recover files encrypted by Tycoon ransomware attacks without needing to pay the ransom.Researchers from the BlackBerry’s security unit first discovered the ransomware. They stated in TechCrunch that Tycoon uses a Java file...
The Dow Jones plummeted by 2.84% on June 26, recording a 9.27% fall since the month’s peak. As risk-on assets face the fear of a correction, the vulnerability of a near-term Bitcoin (BTC) price pullback may increase.While many fundamental factors are causing a stock market downtrend, analysts are...