Bart Simpson Is Back In Bitcoin

The crypto market is in fierce debate: is the top of the Bitcoin bull market in? Bears salivating for cheaper coins say yes, while bulls hell bent on seeing through stock-to-flow predictions say otherwise. But which is it? A secondary conflict surrounds the topic: “if that was a top, it sure doesn’t look like one.” And while that is indeed true, don’t have a cow, man. We’re about to explain why the most recent top ushered in the return of Bart Simpson, along with why the move likely happened the…

Polygon Datasets Now Available on Google Cloud

Key Takeaways Polygon’s blockchain datasets can now be viewed through Google Cloud’s BigQuery tool. The integration will provide useful metrics for analysis like the most active and popular tokens, contracts, and apps on the network. The team said that the update will be critical for the network’s growth. Share this article Ethereum’s popular scaling network Polygon has announced that its blockchain datasets are now integrated with Google Cloud’s BigQuery tool. Polygon Data Available on Google Cloud Polygon’s datasets are now available in Google Cloud. According to Polygon, the integration with…

Sotheby’s moves $10 million CryptoPunk to solo auction event

One ultra-rare CryptoPunk is set for some extra stage time at a hotly anticipated upcoming auction.  In a Tweet today, luxury auction house Sotheby’s announced that the sale of CryptoPunk #7530, also known as “Covid Alien”, will be offered during a “special, standalone” auction. The Punk was previously announced as part of the “Natively Digital” event, which highlights the history of NFTs and cryptoart with a selection of pieces that include what many consider to be the first-ever NFT, Kevin McCoy’s “Quantum,” an animation minted in 2014 on the Namecoin…

Bitcoin likely won’t entirely replace current financial system, Coin Center director says

Bitcoin may not mean an end to traditional currency and banking, according to Peter Van Valkenburgh, research director at Coin Center.  “I think there’s folks in the Bitcoin community who probably make too many noises about how Bitcoin is going to dominate all economic systems and nobody will be using dollars anymore, and nobody will be using banks anymore, and I think that’s actually a little foolhardy,” Van Valkenburgh said in a Friday interview with the Washington Journal on C-Span. “The fact of the matter is that there’s going to…

Indian Bank HDFC Predicts “Legal Access” to Crypto

Key Takeaways HDFC’s chief economist feels that cryptocurrency regulation in India will be favorable to investors. The report reiterated the plans of a central bank digital currency launch. The RBI has recently been pulling strings on the country’s banks to stop servicing crypto businesses. Share this article Major Indian bank HDFC has published a report on cryptocurrencies, weighing the pros and cons they could bring to India. The report comes after the country’s central bank introduced new roadblocks for the industry.  HDFC Reports on Cryptocurrencies  HDFC, one of India’s top…

DEX Aggregator OpenOcean Expands to Solana

Key Takeaways OpenOcean, a DEX aggregator that captures liquidity across DEXs and CEXs, has integrated Solana. The protocol will compete against other Solana-based DEX aggregators such as Frontier Finance. Solana’s DeFi ecosystem has grown at a rapid rate recently. It’s one of Ethereum’s strongest competitors. Share this article OpenOcean, an aggregation protocol for CeFi and DeFi, has added Solana to its list of supported blockchains.  OpenOcean Adds Support for Solana  OpenOcean has expanded to Solana.  The popular aggregator announced the update Friday, saying it now includes Solana-based decentralized exchanges (DEXs)…

For the long haul? When Bitcoin nosedived, institutions held fast

Mid-May’s price plunge was one of crypto’s wildest pullbacks in recent years, a tumble that eliminated nearly $1 trillion from crypto’s market value.  The industry had soared to new heights a month earlier, with Bitcoin (BTC) reaching almost $64,000, driven in good part by institutional investors. Now that some calm has returned to the market, bears are asking: How did institutions behave during the recent collapse? Did they jump ship or hold firm with their investments? And what impact might the pullback have in future institutional participation in the cryptocurrency…

Sweden moving forward in e-krona CBDC trials

Sweden has made a number of strides toward its own central bank digital currency, or CBDC, called the e-krona. The Sveriges Riksbank, the country’s central bank, now looks to experiment with the asset using a non-simulated party.  As reported by Reuters, Riksbank detailed on Friday via a statement: “The e-krona pilot is therefore moving on from only having simulated participants to cooperation with external participants in the test environment.” The experimentation will involve participation between Riksbank and Handelsbanken, a retail bank chain based in Sweden. In January, Riksbank elaborated that…

Bitcoin can still drop to $20K but holding remains winning strategy, data shows

Unloading Bitcoin (BTC) spot positions when it starts crashing violently upon forming its all-time highs is a bad investment call, at least according to its historical price action. The flagship cryptocurrency’s eleven-year lifetime has seen it undergoing many bullish and bearish cycles. The BTC/USD exchange rate typically rises parabolically. It later trims more than half of those gains down as profitable traders sell the top. But, at the same time, traders who buy bitcoin around its local top suffer longer periods of losses. Got Bitcoin? Chances are you’re in profit…