On-Chain Data Shows This Is a Bitcoin Price Dip to Buy: Executive

Bitcoin has undergone a strong drop over recent days as legacy markets have been dragged lower. The cryptocurrency fell from its $11,200 local highs to lows at $10,200, marking a drop of nearly 10%. The coin now trades at $10,400 as of this article’s writing, only marginally above the aforementioned lows. Bitcoin is under the pivotal $10,500-10,600 support level despite the recovery, leaving some bearish. Not everyone thinks that this is it for Bitcoin’s bull trend, though. On-chain data shows that this may be a crypto market dip to be…

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Here’s How Stock Market Turbulence Could Crush Bitcoin Short-Term

Bitcoin has been trading in close tandem with equities throughout the past several days Heightened correlation to risk-on assets is a common BTC trait during times of immense global turbulence Although this strikes a blow to its safe-haven narrative, the cryptocurrency still has a long way to go before it fully decouples with the traditional markets This global economic turbulence that is weighing on Bitcoin may only get worse as the year drags on and as the elections approach One economist is observing that Bitcoin’s price may see a prolonged…

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Yam plans protocol overhaul despite first successful V3 rebase

Despite Yam’s first post-relaunch rebase executing successfully, its developers are planning many more changes to the protocol. Yam, the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector’s original food-themed clone protocol, has successfully completed its first rebase since its V3 relaunch. Yam’s relaunch on September 18 followed the spectacular failure of Yam V2 last month — where a bug in the protocol’s unaudited code rendered governance impossible after only two days by rebasing the token’s supply 10 times higher than its design intended. The Yearn.finance style protocol describes itself as “an experiment in fair…

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Developer reveals ‘biggest unsolvable Lightning attack vector’

Larger payment channels on Bitcoin’s Lightning network could be exploited according to an independent developer Independent Bitcoin Lightning developer, Joost Jager, has outlined an exploit of the micro-payments network that could result in channels being compromised with very little effort and negligible cost. However, he said he’s hard at work on a possible solution. 1/ Lightning is great, but can’t say it is battle-tested. If script kids would be interested, they could take down those shiny new 5 BTC #wumbo channels with negligible cost and no effort at all. pic.twitter.com/9PTkxfF042…

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Are we dumb? Financial illiterates ‘twice as likely to own crypto’

Those with less financial knowledge may be twice as likely to invest in crypto. A report from Canada’s central bank shows that while most Canadians are knowledgeable about basic finance and Bitcoin, few actually hold any crypto assets. According to the results of Bank of Canada’s 2019 Cash Alternative Survey published in August 2020, financial literacy is positively associated with the awareness of cryptocurrencies but negatively associated with ownership. The bank considers financial literacy as a basic understanding of investing and saving for retirement, with 47% of respondents from August…

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Survey: Large Number of Yield Farmers Can’t Read Smart Contracts Despite High Risk

A new Coingecko survey has found that a large number of yield farmers do not know how to read smart contracts despite claiming they understand the risks that come with such investments. According to the survey, which polled 1,347 people, around 40% of decentralized finance (defi) users cannot comprehend the smart contracts they use for farming. Some 33%, it says, have never heard of ‘impermanent loss’ – a temporary loss of funds that occurs when providing liquidity. This “implies that they (farmers) don’t know their real return on investment (ROI)…

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South Korean regulator is wary of NFT-based games

The South Korean gaming regulator is reluctant to embrace NFTs. The South Korean blockchain gaming industry is concerned regulators are looking unfavorably on non-fungible token based games, after the Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC) postponed an application for the NTF-based Five Stars on September 22.  According to iNews24, the watchdog decided to hold off from issuing a rating for Five Stars, a game developed by South Korean tech giant, Kakao. The company is well-known for its recent ventures in the local crypto industry. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are crypto…

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MicroStrategy CEO could ‘liquidate $200M in Bitcoin on Saturday’

‘We can liquidate it any day of the week, any hour of the day,’ said Michael Saylor. Michael Saylor has said that all $400 million of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin reserve holdings could be liquidated at any time. In a Sept. 22 interview, Saylor told Bloomberg that although “volatility isn’t really a reason to sell,” he would not hesitate to dump MicroStrategy’s 38,250 Bitcoin (BTC) at a moment’s notice if an alternative asset’s yields were to jump. Selling such a large amount of the crypto asset could easily cause…

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Brazilian fund manager and Nasdaq to launch world’s first Bitcoin ETF

Brazil’s Hashdex is teaming up with Nasdaq to bring the world’s first Bitcoin ETF to the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Regulated Brazilian fund manager Hashdex has inked a deal with Nasdaq to launch the world’s first crypto asset exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX). The stock exchange announced it had approved the ‘Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index’ on September 18, revealing that 3 million Class E shares will be issued for trade on the platform. Cointelegraph Brazil confirmed the Nasdaq partnership and ETF with Hashdex’s chief executive, Marcelo Sampaio…

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DeFi plummets: 3 reasons for the 46% correction from YFI, UNI, DEX tokens

Ethereum’s correction triggered a DeFi-token collapse which resulted in YFI and UNI dropping by 46%. After outperforming Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) strongly in August, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) tokens are now plummeting as many registered losses of up to 50%.  Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 At the moment, the two coins garnering the most attention are Yearn.finance (YFI) and Uniswap (UNI) as both have dropped by 46% and 48% since reaching a monthly peak. YFI/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView.com Three catalysts appear to be behind the correction: Ether’s…

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