22% UniSwap (UNI) price drop doesn’t faze traders

Earlier today Yearn.finance (YFI) and Ether (ETH) rose sharply after Uniswap’s governance token UNI plunged 22% from $8.00 to $6.80. Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 UNI, which launched less than 48 hours ago, has rallied from around $1.00 to $8.00 in a short period. After an impressive eight-fold gain, the token started to pull back but trading volume suggests traders have their eyes set on higher prices. YFI and ETH rallied as UNI corrected  As UNI started to make a parabolic rally from $1 onwards, the funding rate…

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UK Mulls Over Negative Interest Rates, US to Keep Near Zero Rates for Years

The Bank of England is now seriously considering implementing negative interest rates while the U.S. Federal Reserve has pledged to keep interest rates near zero for years. Some analysts say even the Fed will soon consider negative interest rates. Meanwhile, many expect a boost to the price of bitcoin. Central Banks Mull Over Negative Interest Rates The U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England made major announcements this week. Following its two-day policy meeting which concluded Wednesday, the Fed pledged to keep its key interest rate near zero until…

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Ethereum enterprise adoption wins Accenture’s support with Baseline Protocol

The first stage of the highly anticipated upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain, Ethereum 2.0, is expected to launch by the end of this year. Promising to increase the throughput and lower the latency of the Ethereum mainnet, these steps are likely to bring wider adoption in business and commerce. Ben Edgington, product owner for Teku — an Ethereum 2.0 client designed for enterprise and institutional stakers — told Cointelegraph that Ethereum 2.0 will indeed resolve key barriers for enterprises looking to deploy use cases on the Ethereum mainnet. “We expect…

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Dash is evolving into a decentralized cloud cryptocurrency

Payments-focused cryptocurrency Dash is starting to release insights into its new platform, which enables data to be stored within the network in the form of decentralized cloud service. The forthcoming Dash Platform has been developed from longstanding ideas to evolve the cryptocurrency’s functionalities — dating back to the announcement of “Dash Evolution” back in 2015. Dash Platform will incorporate four features: a Dash Drive, a decentralized API, or DAPI, a username layer, or DPNS, and the Dash platform protocol, or DPP. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Mark Mason outlined what exactly the…

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South Korean Police Seize Shares From Major Bithumb Shareholder

South Korean police have seized shares in Bithumb, the country’s biggest crypto exchange. The shares belong to Bithumb Korea director and major shareholder Kim Byung-Geon. According to a local media report, the police raid – the third on the exchange this month – follows a September 14 ruling from the Seoul Central District Court. The seizure was executed on September 16 at Bithumb’s Gangnam office by accounting firm Samjong KPMG, which will also shortlist additional shareholdings to be sold in Bithumb Holdings. The accountants are overseeing the sale of the…

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Daily Ethereum transactions hit a new historical high amid DeFi boom

Daily transactions on the Ethereum blockchain have just recorded a new all-time high amid the general surge of congestion on the network. On Sept. 17, the amount of daily transactions on the Ethereum network amounted to 1,406,000, according to data from major Ethereum browser Etherscan. This is the highest number of daily transactions ever recorded on the Ethereum network. According to Etherscan, the previous all-time high was on Jan. 4, 2018, reaching about 1,350,000 transactions on the day. Ethereum daily transactions chart. Source: Etherscan The new historical high of daily…

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Coinbase Pro passes gas fees to users as ETH miner revenue hits 5 year high

Ethereum miners’ hourly revenue has hit a five-year record, with fees currently bringing in 2,275 ETH ($880K) per hour. The spike was triggered by yesterday’s announcement that Uniswap would airdrop it’s governance token UNI to past users of the decentralized exchange. Following the UNI announcement, more than 70,000 users rushed to claim free tokens and the gas price surged past 700 Gwei. Crypto analytics firm Glassnode tweeted that fees had topped $1 million in an hour: Following UniswapProtocol’s announcement of the $UNI token today, #Ethereum saw a massive surge in…

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