Tag: Cryptocurrency

NYPD details its use of cryptocurrency transaction analysis in policy document

NYPD details its use of cryptocurrency transaction analysis in policy document

The New York Police Department (NYPD) published a six-page document that outlines its use policy for cryptocurrency transaction analysis last week. The NYPD’s use of such tools, sourced from unnamed “approved vendors,” was not publicly known until now. The disclosure comes as part of a broader release of impact and use policies related to its […]

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Dollar-Cost Averaging Crypto Profits: Low-Risk Bitcoin Investing Without All the Stress

Dollar-Cost Averaging Crypto Profits: Low-Risk Bitcoin Investing Without All the Stress

Bitcoin prices and a number of other digital assets have grown significantly in value during the last decade. Some people have made millions and even billions throwing down everything they have during the cryptocurrency’s earliest days of price discovery. However, there’s another method of investing called dollar-cost averaging or DCA, a scheme that’s considered far […]

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A Russian Operation Is Mining Bitcoin in the Arctic Circle for Cheap Electricity

A Russian Operation Is Mining Bitcoin in the Arctic Circle for Cheap Electricity

A Russian company is leveraging the Siberian city of Norilsk located above the Arctic Circle in order to mine bitcoins. Bitcluster, the owner of the crypto mining operation, plans to expand the firm’s activities after launching the facility in late 2020. According to the company’s website, the datacenter is getting electricity rates as low as […]

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TNABC Miami’s Eighth Annual Conference Goes Virtual, Event Underscores Technology’s Important Role

TNABC Miami’s Eighth Annual Conference Goes Virtual, Event Underscores Technology’s Important Role

On January 28-29, 2021, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) is preparing to kick off its eighth exhibition with another cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused event. The event organizers have lined up more speakers than ever, as this year’s TNABC is going to be 100% virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. TNABC’s creators say that this […]

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Polkadot’s DOT is now the fourth largest coin in terms of market cap, surpassing XRP

Polkadot’s DOT is now the fourth largest coin in terms of market cap, surpassing XRP

Polkadot’s DOT token has become the fourth-largest coin in terms of market capitalization, surpassing the embattled XRP. DOT’s market cap currently stands at around $13.45 billion, according to tracker Coingecko. XRP’s market cap, on the other hand, is at about $13.28 billion. The sharp rise in DOT’s price in recent days, about 50% in the […]

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Fireblocks launches staking services, adds support for Eth2, Polkadot and Tezos

Fireblocks launches staking services, adds support for Eth2, Polkadot and Tezos

Crypto security firm Fireblocks has added staking capabilities to its platform, with initial support for Ethereum 2.0 (Eth2), Polkadot (DOT), and Tezos (XTZ) coins. The firm has partnered with staking infrastructure providers Staked and Blockdaemon for the new offering. Fireblocks said its more than 165 institutional customers will now be able to earn 5% to […]

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Survey: The Number of US Financial Advisors Allocating to Crypto in Client Portfolios Jumped 49% in 2020

Survey: The Number of US Financial Advisors Allocating to Crypto in Client Portfolios Jumped 49% in 2020

A survey reveals that the number of U.S. financial advisors allocating to crypto in their clients’ portfolios surged significantly from 2019. The figures show that it rose 49% in 2020, from 6.3% to 9.4%. A Vast Majority of the Advisors Also Have Personal Crypto Investments According to the San Francisco-based asset management firm Bitwise, 58% […]

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Mapping out Polkadot’s ecosystem

Mapping out Polkadot’s ecosystem

Quick Take Polkadot is one of the more anticipated Proof-of-Stake networks and smart contract challengers to Ethereum, the most prevalent dapp platform today From September-November 2020, roughly 19% of DeFi projects that received venture funding were building on Polkadot The Block has mapped out a total of 127 projects across sixteen different verticals that are […]

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