Bank of England and UK Parliament get ‘Bitcoin fixes this’ treatment

One crypto user is seemingly taking exception to current monetary policy from the Bank of England, or BoE, and expressing their frustration with a laser projector. Reported by Twitter user Dominic Frisby, an unknown person projected “Bitcoin fixes this” and other messages on the exterior walls of both the BoE and the Parliament of the United Kingdom on Saturday. The message appeared underneath Big Ben as well as the front of the central bank surrounded by a red box with the artist’s hallmark, and the photo has already been turned…

Ethereum market cap hits $337 billion, surpassing Nestle, P&G and Roche

Ether (ETH) price has rallied more than 200% in 2021, resulting in a massive $337 billion market capitalization. This impressive figure pushed the value of the Ethereum network ahead of the total market cap of major companies like Procter & Gamble’s ($326 billion) and PayPal’s $308 billion. The market cap figure is achieved by multiplying the last trade price by the total outstanding number of coins, regardless of whether they’ve been moved. Therefore, it seldomly reflects the average price where most investors transacted. For investors from traditional finance, ‘value’ is…

Bitcoin is a ‘disgusting’ product that comes ‘out of thin air,’ says Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger, billionaire investor and vice chair of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, did not mince words when it came to describing his feelings on crypto. In the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting streamed live on Saturday, Munger addressed questions from investors alongside his fellow billionaire. While Buffett said he would intentionally dodge a question on whether cryptocurrencies were “worthless artificial gold,” Munger’s response was more direct, positing that the questioner was just “waving the red flag at the bull” in addressing him. “Of course I hate the Bitcoin success,…

BTC, SOL, HT, ETC, AAVE

Bitcoin (BTC) price closed the month down 1.98% which according to data from Bybit, was its first negative close in April since 2015. In the same month Ether (ETH) price soared over 44% to hit a new all-time high close to $3,000. This wide divergence between the top two cryptocurrencies shows that the markets have matured and Bitcoin’s underperformance is not affecting altcoins as much as it did in the past. Ether’s bullish trend has attracted strong buying from traders. Data from Bybit suggests that Ether futures open interest climbed…

Comedian Bill Maher excoriates environmental impact of crypto

Bill Maher did not hold back criticizing cryptocurrencies from Bitcoin to Dogecoin, implying the whole space was fake and yet still required an incredible amount of real energy. Speaking in the New Rules segment on his show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, the comedian said the goal of mining crypto was to “make something that is purposefully arbitrary.” Comparing the crypto space to a virtual game and speaking about mining in a seemingly derisive tone, Maher implied investing in tokens was a childish endeavor which some prominent financial…

Spartan Protocol exploit results in loss of $30M

Spartan Protocol, a liquidity platform for synthetic assets on the Binance Smart Chain, was drained of $30 million in a coordinated attack on its liquidity pool late Saturday.  The exploit targeted a “flawed liquidity share calculation” in the SPARTA/WBNB liquidity pool, which enabled the attacker to withdraw the funds, blockchain security company PeckShield explained. The security expert continued: “In particular, the specific hack inflates the asset balance of the pool before burning the same amount of pool tokens to claim an unnecessarily large amount of underlying assets. The consequence of…

Mass adoption of blockchain tech is possible, and education is the key

Blockchain technology is one of the most promising technologies of our times, and the core concept of it is really simple. Essentially, it is a public ledger or database, and I think that public education about what blockchain actually is can be the key to its mass adoption. Lack of knowledge and perception from the general public of the differences between blockchain technology and cryptocurrency are the major hurdles of mainstream adoption. Hollywood and the mass media still portray the industry as having a deep criminal element, associating it with…

Will crypto and blockchain shape the future of finance? Experts answer

This is Part Two of a multipart series on blockchain and crypto in China. Read Part One about the digital yuan here.  When Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper over a decade ago, it was hard to imagine what role the cryptocurrency sector would play in global finance. Some argue that the invention of blockchain technology is comparable to the revolution brought on by the invention of the internet back in the 1980s. Starting as a niche space for tech enthusiasts, in just 12 years Bitcoin has become…

Bitcoin Settles Above Key Support, Why BTC Could Revisit $60K

Bitcoin price started a fresh increase above the $55,000 resistance zone against the US Dollar. BTC tested $58,500 and it remains elevated for a move towards the $60,000 zone. Bitcoin is showing positive signs and it recently tested the $58,500 resistance zone. The price is now trading well above $55,000 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $55,400 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could correct losses, but it is likely…