Sports Fan Tokens Quickly Go from Euphoria to Indifference Like Messi’s Move from Barcelona to PSG

Sports fan token have been trading three years in the main crypto exchanges, with the aim an alternative for clubs to gain financing and for fans to be closer to their favorite teams. It hasn’t worked out as such as one would expect in the world of sports fandom where shifts of euphoria and indifference happen quickly, combine that with crypto and NFT noise. The days are early for gauging its success as it still in almost virgin times. Football … Continue reading “Sports Fan Tokens Quickly Go from Euphoria to Indifference Like Messi’s Move from Barcelona to PSG”

Coinbase Indian Expansion Plans Hit as Crypto Payments Frozen Across India

Turmoil hit India’s crypto traders after United Payments Interface, a central bank-backed entity said it was “not aware” of any crypto exchange using the network. Just hours earlier Coinbase Global’s chief product officer Surojit Chatterjee said crypto investors would now be able to use the country’s online retail payments system to transfer funds to its local exchange. At least seven crypto firms have suspended rupee deposits with Crypto exchanges already under pressure from the Indian tax regime. Coinbase customers are … Continue reading “Coinbase Indian Expansion Plans Hit as Crypto Payments Frozen Across India”

Ether Outperforms Bitcoin with Anticipation of the Merge

In cryptocurrencies the migration of Ethereum to proof-of-stake this year has garnered much excitement since the successful merge in testnet last week. Ether, the cryptocurrencies for Ethereum, has risen almost 14% in the past seven days, with Bitcoin’s rise just 5.9%. The move has closed the gap somewhat between the two with Ether is down about 20% this year and Bitcoin down around 10%. The Merge will change how transactions on Ethereum are ordered with the aim for the network … Continue reading “Ether Outperforms Bitcoin with Anticipation of the Merge”

Energy Companies Becoming a Major Force in Crypto Powering Bitcoin Miners

Energy companies’ capital intensity risk models by necessity look to opportunity for growth and to evolve. Energy prices have risen for the past year and accelerating higher after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Together with the price of Bitcoin still down 40% from its November higher bitcoin margins have contracted to about 70% from 90%, according to analysts. Energy companies are in the position to deliver power directly to Bitcoin miners. Beowulf Mining Plc is an example of the opportunity for … Continue reading “Energy Companies Becoming a Major Force in Crypto Powering Bitcoin Miners”

US Justice Dept Seized $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin in Largest Financial Seizure Ever

The US Justice Department announced it has seized over $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency at today’s prices in what has been touted as the single largest financial seizure ever. They seized bout 94,000 of the 119,754 Bitcoin they alleged as stolen. It would be worth about $4.1B at today’s prices. The DoJ arrested Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife Heather Morgan. 31, with conspiring to launder cryptocurrency that was stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex. The couple will make an … Continue reading “US Justice Dept Seized $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin in Largest Financial Seizure Ever”

Crypto Wrap Up: Bitcoin & Ethereum Collapse, US CBDC and Russia Ban Crypto

This week’s Crypto Wrap KnovaWave & Meta Johnny discuss a big week for crypto, the collapse of Bitcoin and Ethereum and alt coins heads us off. They discuss the use Of Bitcoin in South America and The US Fed’s paper on CBDC. The story behind the banning of Crypto in Russia and China as geopolitical tension hits fever pitch. Ethereum Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital TransformationJanuary 2022 Executive Summary For a nation’s economy to … Continue reading “Crypto Wrap Up: Bitcoin & Ethereum Collapse, US CBDC and Russia Ban Crypto”

Australian Green Bitcoin Miner Iris Energy Debuts on NASDAQ

Australian green bitcoin miner Iris Energy debuted on Nasdaq Wednesday opening at the $US28 IPO price only to sell off sharply. Trading under the symbol $IREN , which accesses abundant or under-utilized renewable energy to power its operations, fell as much as 22% in its first session and closed down 12.7 % at $US24.45. It didn’t help that Bitcoin prices fell though the day. Australia’s Iris Energy (IREN) is an Bitcoin mining company primarily powered by renewable energy raised its initial public … Continue reading “Australian Green Bitcoin Miner Iris Energy Debuts on NASDAQ”

Greed Outpacing Fear in Markets says Goldman’s Solomon

In what may appear as patently obvious to most Goldman Sachs CEO, David Solomon speaking at an event in Singapore said we are living in one of those “periods of time when greed has outpaced fear.” and the global economy is facing a ‘complicated time’. We are in times not too dissimilar to the 1980’s where the fictional Gordon Gekko ruled and the real Ivan Boesky would most likely be the norm in the moral hazard free 2021. Soloman says … Continue reading “Greed Outpacing Fear in Markets says Goldman’s Solomon”

Binance Processes $76 Billion in Cryptocurrencies Per Day

Cryptocurrencies have gone vertical in 2021 led by Bitcoin to over $65,000 from just $28,000 months a go and $2,000 a few years ago. With volumes and values have soared and one crypto exchange has grown at such Breakneck speeds, Binance which is processing $78 Billion worth a day. The Wall Street Journal last week compared last week how astonishing the growth is, and comparing to major stock markets the complete antithesis of those traditional exchanges in so many ways. … Continue reading “Binance Processes $76 Billion in Cryptocurrencies Per Day”

Monetary Authority of Singapore Encouraging Crypto Firms To Operate In The Country

The Central Bank of Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is in process of setting regulations in place encouraging cryptocurrency firms to operate in the island state. The move is to avoid “Singapore being left behind.”