Mercadolibre Gets Closer to Crypto With Investments in Paxos and Mercado Bitcoin – Bitcoin News

Mercadolibre, one of the biggest Latam-based unicorns, has announced strategic investments in two cryptocurrency exchanges: Paxos and Mercado Bitcoin. With these investments, the platform gets closer to cryptocurrency, having already bought bitcoin as a direct investment for its treasury, and offering the possibility of investing in crypto for its users in several countries in Latam. Mercadolibre Puts More Money Behind Crypto Mercadolibre, one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Latam, with more than 70 million customers, announced strategic Read more …

Zen Capital , Dust Ventures , Dib Ventures , Scorpio VC

Alf protocol has lately signed several strategic partnerships with the VCs. Such partnerships will help drive the future development of the protocol. The Alf ecosystem will continue to improve with the team’s continued efforts, strategic partners, VCs, and the community working together. Alf is a protocol for capital deployment on Solana for the purposes of liquidity provision and yield farming, both with and without a margin of up to 200x. By providing liquidity providers an easy way to make money, Read more …

Bitcoin Turns Bearish, Bears In Control Below $40K

Bitcoin started a strong decline below the $40,000 support against the US Dollar. BTC might recover, but upsides might be limited above $38,000. Bitcoin started a major decline below the $40,000 and $38,000 support levels. The price is now trading below $38,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line with resistance near $36,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could continue to move down if Read more …

UBS Warns of Crypto Winter Amid Expectation of Fed Rate Hikes and Regulation – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News

UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, has warned about a crypto winter where prices crash and may not recover for years. The bank’s analysts explained several major reasons affecting the prices of cryptocurrencies. UBS Expects Crypto Winter That Could Last Years Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has warned of a crypto winter where prices crash and may not recover for years. The bank’s analysts, led by James Malcolm, recently explained in a note to clients several reasons why cryptocurrency may lose its attractiveness Read more …

Report – Regulation Bitcoin News

The Biden administration is reportedly drafting a government-wide cryptocurrency strategy as an executive order. The directive is expected to be presented to President Joe Biden in the coming weeks. The strategy could be released as soon as next month. US Government-Wide Crypto Strategy The Biden administration is reportedly preparing to release an initial government-wide strategy on digital assets, including cryptocurrencies. The strategy is being drafted as an executive order, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter, who revealed Read more …

Bitmain Reveals Hydro Bitcoin Miner With 198 Terahash, Produces Almost Double the Power of Today’s Top Machines – Mining Bitcoin News

One of the largest bitcoin mining rig manufacturers in the world, Bitmain announced the launch of a new bitcoin miner that boasts speeds of up to 198 terahash per second (TH/s). The new model is called the Antminer S19 Pro+ Hyd. and it leverages liquid cooling technology in order to improve overall efficiency. Bitmain’s Latest Miner Processes 198 Terahash per Second of Computing Power Bitmain announced the launch of a new miner called the Antminer S19 Pro+ Hyd on January Read more …

Why January Is Historic For Bitcoin

It’s almost difficult to believe that later in 2022, Bitcoin will celebrate its 14th “birthday.” Over the last 14 years, Bitcoin has made great strides, growing ridiculously and setting itself up to usurp the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Although Bitcoin has been around for what seems to be forever, the month of January has been important over the years with several historic events and milestones in Bitcoin’s past. 2009: The Dawn Of Bitcoin On January 3, 2009, Read more …

Bitcoin’s Price Drop and the Network’s Higher Difficulty Squeezes BTC Mining Profits – Mining Bitcoin News

After Bitcoin’s mining difficulty jumped to the highest value ever at 26.64 trillion, the overall hashrate slumped a hair due to the rise in difficulty and lower bitcoin price. This weekend, Bitcoin’s hashrate is coasting along at 189 exahash per second (EH/s), after dropping to a low of 167 EH/s three days ago. The lower price and difficulty rise has put a squeeze on bitcoin mining profits. Mining Difficulty Makes Block Rewards Harder to Find, Bitcoin’s Lower Price Makes It Read more …

Dismantling Fiat As Bitcoin Replaces USD

This is the second article in a series about lessons that can inform bitcoin’s replacement of the U.S. dollar. Read the first article in the series, on leaving the gold standard, here. The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model gives seven layers of computation that allow a network effect to emerge. The network model used today is the TCP/IP model. When the two are compared, OSI is known for having stricter rules and providing delivery assurances as it transfers data. It Read more …

How Should Nations Hold Bitcoin

Quite a lot of ink has been exhausted writing about El Salvador as the world’s first nation state to make bitcoin legal tender within its territory. Moving from a fiat to a bitcoin standard isan essential milestone in bitcoin’s global adoption. Whether this move will gain support is a debate of its own right. Bitcoiners will have discussions on this matter many times over as Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s President, acquires a growing portion of the strictly limited supply of Read more …

Low Volumes Across Crypto Spot Markets and Derivatives Indicate Bearish Conditions – Market Updates Bitcoin News

Digital currency markets have slipped significantly in value during the last two weeks and the lower prices have not sparked higher trade volumes. Data shows cryptocurrency spot market volume has slipped from $1.4 trillion in November 2021, to this month’s $593 billion in volume. Bitcoin futures open interest and volumes have dropped considerably over the last two months as well. Crypto Volumes Slide Month-Over-Month Since November When crypto markets shed significant value, traders typically look to see if trade volume Read more …

Value Locked in Defi Slides 21% in 2 Weeks, $200B TVL Still 10x Larger Than This Time Last Year – Defi Bitcoin News

The value locked in decentralized finance (defi) has dropped 21.22% since January 4, 2022. At the time, the total value locked (TVL) in defi was $255.84 billion and today, the TVL is around $201.55 billion. TVL in Defi Loses $54 Billion in 2 Weeks While digital currency markets shed significant value during the last two weeks, the value locked in decentralized finance has also dropped considerably. Since the first week of January, the TVL in defi shed $54.29 billion in Read more …