Signs that BTC is decoupling supports its ‘safe haven’ status

Bitcoin (BTC) has started to decouple from the U.S. stock market index S&P 500 according to crypto statistician Willy Woo.  First signs of de-coupling behaviour spotted between BTC and stocks. Buying from an influx of new users provides price support preventing speculators from trading the correlation downwards. NVTP approximates a valuation for BTC with organic investor velocity on the blockchain. pic.twitter.com/AvilB9cfdD — Willy Woo (@woonomic) October 29, 2020 Predicting this behavior in late September, he asserted that Bitcoin will break ties with traditional markets due to an influx of new…

Uniswap moves closer to a new five million UNI airdrop

The second-ever governance proposal for the Uniswap decentralized exchange (DEX) is more than halfway to reaching a quorum with a little over 30 hours to go. If passed, the proposal will see 12,619 wallet addresses that interacted with Uniswap via a proxy contract receive 400 UNI tokens each. 5.05 million UNI in total will be allocated to the users of MyEtherWallet, Argent, Dharma, DeFi Saver, Nuo, Eidoo, Opyn, Furucombo, Monolith, and Rebalance. The proposal was put forward by Compound-based lending and savings protocol Dharma, who claimed its users felt “left…

Mongolia’s largest bank to offer crypto-related services

Mongolia’s largest bank will soon begin offering crypto services including custody, remittance, deposits, loans, and crypto-asset management. According to DDaily, blockchain company Hexland — founded by former Samsung developers — and white label tech company Delio havagreed to start working with the Ulaanbaatar-based Trade & Development Bank of Mongolia, or TDB Bank. It’s one of Mongolia’s oldest banks, with 50 branches across the nation, ranking second out of 17 Mongolian banks in terms of total assets. But the deal is not limited to the three parties aforementioned. The media outlet…

Japan is the ‘leading candidate’ for Ripple’s new headquarters: SBI Holdings CEO

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings CEO Yoshitaka Kitao said that Japan is the most likely country Ripple will relocate to, should it leave the United States.  At an Oct. 28 press briefing, Kitao stated that the blockchain-based payments firm “has made Japan the most promising candidate” for its new headquarters if Ripple makes good on its threats to move its San Francisco offices. SBI Holdings is a Ripple investor, while Kitao sits on the firm’s board of directors. Both Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse have expressed frustration…

Bitcoin Dominance Is Days Away From Triggering A 30% Rally Against Alts

Bitcoin smashing through $12,000 gave the cryptocurrency enough momentum and energy to take out $13,000 and revisit last year’s highs. But while it did so, it caused altcoins like Ethereum, Chainlink, and dozens more to bleed out relative to BTC. It has left alts in a precarious position, potentially about to be left for dead by Bitcoin dominance and a possible 30% rally from here. Remember The Once In A Lifetime Altcoin Season And Bitcoin’s All-Time High Bitcoin first arrived after the Great Recession of 2008. Within a few years,…

Here’s why Ethereum bulls don’t care about Friday’s $40M ETH options expiry

In the last few days Bitcoin (BTC) price rallied within a hair of the $14,000 level and Ether (ETH) followed with a similarly strong performance but the altcoin failed to hold above the $400 physiological support.  Bitcoin and Ethereum year-to-date performance. Source: Digital Assets Data Although Ether price is below $400, data show traders are not worried about Friday’s options expiry. Investor optimism has been kept intact despite the recent decentralized finance (DeFi) lackluster performances. $80 million worth of Ether options are set to expire this Friday, but there has…

Analyst Who Predicted September Bitcoin Crash Predicts Rally to $14k

Bitcoin has undergone a strong correction from the highs of $13,850 set earlier this week. At yesterday’s lows, the cryptocurrency traded for $12,900. Analysts think that Bitcoin remains embroiled in an uptrend despite the correction in this market. One historically accurate analyst shared an analysis indicating that the cryptocurrency has a high likelihood of consolidating from here in the weeks ahead. This consolidation should be followed with a breakout toward $14,000, then potentially further gains as we near the end of November. Related Reading: Here’s Why Ethereum’s DeFi Market May…

Chainlink Could “Dumpster Dive” if Bitcoin Sees Continued Weakness

Chainlink has recovered from its recent lows and is in the process of pushing higher despite seeing a strong selloff earlier today. The cryptocurrency’s current strength is coming about due to that seen by Bitcoin, with the benchmark cryptocurrency also pushing higher as bulls try to reverse the recent weakness it has seen as a result of yesterday’s $13,800 rejection. If Bitcoin continues pushing higher, it could create tailwinds for altcoins that also helps lead Chainlink higher in the days and weeks ahead. The next key price level that it…

Chinese city seeks to power urban governance and more using blockchain tech

Authorities in Chengdu, China plan to adopt blockchain for several use cases throughout the city, including urban governance, cross-border trade, smart manufacturing, and agriculture. During the 2020 Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair, the city’s first International Blockchain Industry Expo, Lu Tiecheng, secretary of the Party Group of the Chengdu New Economy Committee, released the “Chengdu Blockchain Application Scenario Supply Action Plan.” According to a local media outlet, Red Star News, this plan will allow blockchain adoption applications to be submitted by contributors in a variety of fields such as…

Binance CEO denies allegations that the exchange’s US arm is a regulatory decoy

Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, is pushing back hard against allegations that the crypto exchange set up its U.S. arm to circumvent regulations and surreptitiously profit from investors. According to an Oct. 29 article from Forbes writer Michael Del Castillo, the news outlet claims to have obtained a leaked presentation outlining Binance’s plans for operating in the United States. The document states that in 2018 — prior to the launch of Binance.US — the crypto exchange intended to set up a “Tai Chi entity” in the U.S. to act as…