Tag: 2021

Digital Currency Exchange Kraken Acquires Crypto Staking Firm Staked

Digital Currency Exchange Kraken Acquires Crypto Staking Firm Staked

The digital asset company Kraken announced it has acquired the non-custodial staking platform Staked for an undisclosed sum. While the sum of the purchase was not disclosed, the company claims that it was “one of the largest crypto industry acquisitions to date.” Kraken Acquires Non-Custodial Staking Firm Staked On December 21, Kraken announced that it […]

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Here are the crypto industry’s top donors to US political campaigns

Here are the crypto industry’s top donors to US political campaigns

Quick Take The Block has been analyzing political donations from within the crypto space. This report outlines the top donors to US political campaigns, drawing on 2021 data. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature on The Block. Get free Bitcoin Bitcoin Generator

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Bitcoin’s Bearish Prices at the End of 2021 Not Much Different Than 8 Previous Year-End Cycles

Bitcoin’s Bearish Prices at the End of 2021 Not Much Different Than 8 Previous Year-End Cycles

The price of bitcoin is down more than 33% from the crypto asset’s all-time high captured about a month ago on November 10. A while back, people expected the price of bitcoin to be extremely bullish during the months of November and December, and many expected a $100K bitcoin price by the year’s end. However, […]

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Hundreds of Millions Worth of ‘Sleeping Bitcoins’ Woke up After BTC’s Mid-November Price High

Hundreds of Millions Worth of ‘Sleeping Bitcoins’ Woke up After BTC’s Mid-November Price High

On Sunday, December 19, a dormant address that received 235 bitcoin in 2013 was activated after more than nine years of sitting idle. Bitcoin’s price has dropped lower after reaching its all-time high on November 10, and throughout December, records show a great number of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ have activated during this period. Dormant Addresses […]

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Current state of DeFi in 2021: Part 2

Current state of DeFi in 2021: Part 2

Quick Take This is a section from The Block Research’s upcoming 2022 Digital Assets Outlook report The nature of decentralized stablecoins became more diverse with the rise of algorithmic stablecoins backed by fractional reserves or endogenous collateral Centralized custodians played a pivotal role in bringing Bitcoin into DeFi Lido denominated the liquid staking sector with […]

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Current state of DeFi in 2021: Part 1

Current state of DeFi in 2021: Part 1

Quick Take This is a section from The Block Research’s upcoming 2022 Digital Assets Outlook report Maker was the largest lending platform by value locked and outstanding debt Curve and Uniswap v3 were the largest decentralized exchanges by value locked and volume, respectively dYdX outpaced other derivatives protocols in volume after the introduction of its […]

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‘NFT’ named top word of the year by the dictionary publisher Collins

‘NFT’ named top word of the year by the dictionary publisher Collins

Collins, a dictionary publisher founded in 1824 recording over 4.5 billion words, named “NFT,” or ‘non-fungible token,’ as the top word of the for 2021.   “It’s certainly a buzzword we’ve heard over and over again in the past 12 months, in breathless news reports and on social media,” the publisher wrote in a Wednesday blog […]

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Blockchain Industry to Surpass $67 Billion by 2027: Fintech Report Names 2021’s Most Influential Blockchain Companies

Blockchain Industry to Surpass $67 Billion by 2027: Fintech Report Names 2021’s Most Influential Blockchain Companies

Financial technology (fintech) has exploded during the last two years and cryptocurrency and blockchain firms have bolstered the billion-dollar industry. A recently published study by Utility Bidder indicates that the industry is predicted to surpass $382 billion by 2027. Moreover, fintech firms that are blockchain-specific are projected to be worth over $67.4 billion by 2027. […]

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SEC Delays 4 Bitcoin ETF Deadlines — Regulator ‘Finds It Appropriate to Designate a Longer Period of Time’

SEC Delays 4 Bitcoin ETF Deadlines — Regulator ‘Finds It Appropriate to Designate a Longer Period of Time’

On Friday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed four bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) deadlines for another 45 days. The regulator notes that the entity needs more time to decide on the ETF applications. Global X, Kryptoin, Valkyrie, Wisdomtree Bitcoin ETF Deadlines Extended The Kryptoin Bitcoin ETF, Global X Bitcoin Trust, Valkyrie XBTO […]

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Analyst: ‘Bitcoin Correction Very Similar to 2013 — BTC May Remain Stuck at $30K for a While’

Analyst: ‘Bitcoin Correction Very Similar to 2013 — BTC May Remain Stuck at $30K for a While’

The analytics provider Ecoinometrics has published a tweetstorm that shows the current downward spiral from bitcoin’s all-time high is one of “the longest drawdowns bitcoin has had to deal with during a post-halving bull market.” Furthermore, the same day, analyst and economist, Julio Moreno, highlighted in a recent blog post that “in bitcoin, volatility is […]

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