More than half of all Ethereum hasn’t moved in 12 months

More than half of Ethereum’s circulating supply has not moved in more than a year, with only 39.6% of Ether (ETH) changing hands over the past 12 months. According to Glassnode’s “hodlwaves” chart, which offers a chronological breakdown of the velocity of on-chain transactions, roughly 28% of Ether last moved between the past 12 and 24 months — comprising the largest segment of on-chain activity. Ethereum hodlwaves: Glassnode The data suggests that many whales spent 2019 accumulating Ether in advance of the project’s ETH 2.0 overhaul — for which phase…

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Sharp Bitcoin price move brewing as BTC volatility falls to a 16-month low

Bitcoin (BTC) options aggregate open interest has increased to $2 billion, which is 13% below the all-time high. Although the open interest is still heavily concentrated on Deribit exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has also reached $300 million. In simple terms, options derivatives contracts allow investors to buy protection, either from the upside (call options) or downside (put options). Even though there are some more complex strategies, the mere existence of liquid options markets is a positive indicator. For example, derivative contracts allow miners to stabilize their income which…

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Cryptocurrency ETFs: SEC Wants to Facilitate Tokenized Products

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to facilitate tokenized exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to chairman Jay Clayton. The agency is collaborating with other U.S. regulators to determine how to regulate different crypto products. SEC Open to Tokenization of ETFs SEC Chairman Jay Clayton talked about the commission’s approach to regulating crypto products during a panel discussion hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce earlier this month. The event, entitled “Two Sides of the American Coin: Innovation & Regulation of Digital Assets,” also features acting Comptroller of the Currency…

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Calm before the storm? Analyst says $20K Bitcoin possible in 3 months

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has been consolidating within a tight range for several months. If the top cryptocurrency successfully breaks out, Bitazu Capital founding partner Mohit Sorout says a record-high would be imminent. Since July 2020, Bitcoin has been ranging between $10,200 and $11,800, a 15% range. It has seen subdued volatility for a prolonged period, except for some short instances of a volatility spike. When Bitcoin stays stable for a long time in a tight price range, a major price movement typically occurs.  Whether a breakout would occur…

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NIX Bridge Token, the Gateway to Private DeFi – Presale Now Live

It has become impossible to imagine the cryptocurrency market without DeFi. The exponential growth this field is experiencing has also sparked interest among those concerned about the state of privacy. NIX Platform recently announced a unique advancement within the privacy field by developing the NIX Bridge solution for tokenized chains and DeFi applications in cooperation with Blockchain Foundry. The NIX Bridge will set the foundation for true zero knowledge proof interoperability within and across entire blockchains and assets, and will greatly enhance the presence and exposure of NIX Platform to…

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Yearn Finance’s founder says he ‘doesn’t build for speculators’

The founder of Yearn Finance, Andre Cronje, has seen a fair share of criticism lately as he deployed some smart contracts that ended up losing users’ money. Cronje defended himself in a blog post and explained why he believes he shouldn’t be held responsible for those who “ape in” his testing contracts. Cronje will often place large disclaimers urging people to treat them with caution and not just go in because he built it. Little can be done to prevent this, given the permissionless nature of these products. Nevertheless, Cronje…

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