Ark Invest: Bitcoin Mining Net Positive to Environment, Concerns of BTC’s Energy Consumption Are Misguided

Following concerns raised by Tesla CEO Elon Musk about Bitcoin’s energy consumption, global asset manager Ark Investment Management explained that the concerns are “misguided.” Referring to its research using real-world data, the investment firm emphasized that “the impact of bitcoin mining could become a net positive to the environment.” Bitcoin Mining Could Help the Environment Investment Management (Ark Invest) published a note Monday responding to the comments made by Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, regarding Bitcoin’s energy consumption. The electric car company has suspended accepting bitcoin for payments citing…

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Ethereum’s Q1 Stats Report Highlights Blockchain’s ‘Ultra Sound’ Financial Growth in 2021

During the first three months of 2021, the cryptocurrency ethereum has shined as 90-day statistics highlight the digital asset has climbed close to 80% in value. On Monday, former Ark Invest analyst James Wang published a detailed summary highlighting the Ethereum project’s first-quarter financial results. Wang’s comprehensive Ethereum analysis showcases a myriad of data points that accentuate the blockchain’s 2021 achievements. Analyst Publishes Ethereum Stats for the Blockchain’s Q1 Financial Results Ethereum has been a force to be reckoned with this year and during the last few weeks, the crypto…

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Myspace Tom Anderson is ‘Buying The Dip,’ Posts Laser Eyes Meme on Twitter

Myspace founder Tom Anderson has joined the heated chatter surrounding the recent crypto market drop. The now-retired entrepreneur expressed his feelings about the situation, posting a laser eyes photo of himself accompanied with a short caption, “Buying The Dip.” Myspace Tom Tweets in Support of Bitcoin Tech entrepreneur and Myspace cofounder Tom Anderson took to social media to share his reaction on the latest crypto market correction which pushed the price of bitcoin (BTC) below $43,000 on Monday. Cheering up worried and agitated crypto enthusiasts, Anderson tweeted “Buying The Dip”…

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Global Payments and GoCrypto Shape the New Era of Payments

PRESS RELEASE. 17 May 2021 – The adoption of crypto payments by one of the world’s biggest payment solution providers can mean only one thing. Cryptocurrency payments are now on the verge of going mainstream. GoCrypto, a payment solution that enables merchants to accept cryptocurrencies, was just integrated into one of the latest Global Payments s.r.o. products – the GP tom mobile application. In addition to diverse card payments, GP tom now enables merchants to accept payments with various cryptocurrencies and crypto wallets. The launching of GP tom with GoCrypto…

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Bitcoin Dominance Dips to 40%, Top Ten Cryptos Siphon BTC’s Market Supremacy

The crypto economy has dropped significantly in value during the last few days tapping a low of $2.06 trillion on Monday. Additionally, the leading crypto asset bitcoin has seen its market dominance drop to 40% of the crypto economy’s overall valuation. Bitcoin’s dominance index hasn’t been this low since June 2018. Bitcoin Dominance Drops to the Lowest Point Since 2018 At the time of writing, the cryptocurrency economy is worth roughly $2.06 trillion, as far as the value of all 9,869 digital currencies in existence is concerned. Furthermore, bitcoin’s (BTC)…

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Burns $6.6 Billion Worth of Shiba Inu Tokens

After the dogecoin hype invoked a new ERC20 token project called Shiba Inu, the crypto asset has been making waves throughout the crypto industry. On Wednesday, the cofounder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin donated $1 billion worth of Shiba Inu to India’s Crypto Covid Relief Fund. Then a few days later on Sunday, Buterin decided to burn 410.24 trillion Shiba Inu tokens worth over $6 billion using today’s exchange rates. Buterin Burns $6.6 Billion Worth of Shiba Inu Tokens A new token called Shiba Inu (SHIB) has been a topical discussion…

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Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Still ‘Intact’ Says Creator, Crypto Fear Index Taps 12-Month Low

The leading cryptocurrency bitcoin has dropped 20% in value after Tesla announced on May 12, the electric car firm would not be accepting bitcoin for purchases. Two days later, the creator of the notorious stock-to-flow cross-asset (S2FX) price model, Plan B, shared his model and said the S2FX was still “intact.” Plan B still shows confidence in the bitcoin bull run and expects another 5x in the next six months. S2FX Price Model Still ‘Intact’ Despite the recent crypto market downturn, Plan B still seems positive that the bitcoin bull…

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Nigeria Devalues Currency as Central Bank Moves to Unify Exchange Rates

In a possible policy shift, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently allowed the local naira currency to briefly drop to a new low of USD$1 for 419.75 nairas on May 14, 2021. However, by close of business the naira had recovered and was trading around 411.25. Before the latest adjustment, the naira had fluctuated between 380 and 381 to the dollar since July last year. Unifying Multiple Exchange Rates Meanwhile, a report in the Nigerian media has speculated that the seeming devaluation of the naira indicates that the CBN…

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Brazilians Can Now Bet on President Bolsonaro’s Reelection Bid on FTX

Crypto derivatives exchange FTX has launched a futures contract that allows Brazilian voters and traders in jurisdictions where the platform is available to bet on the outcome of Brazil’s next presidential election. With health and financial crises looming in the country, Jair Bolsonaro’s second term as head of state is far from certain. FTX Launches Bolsonaro 2022 Futures Contract The new futures contract, Bolsonaro 2022, expires at $1 if the current president wins the election and to $0 if he fails, FTX announced. Brazilians will head to the polls on…

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Crypto Miners Using Household Electricity Face Fines as Consumption Spikes in Iran

Those who mine cryptocurrencies with power intended for domestic use will pay hefty fines, the Iranian government warned. The country is experiencing shortages due to reduced hydropower generation as authorities register a surge in electricity consumption for cryptocurrency mining. Crypto Miners to Pay for Damages to the Power Grid Hydropower plants in Iran have been working with limited capacity as a result of insufficient rainfall this year. At the same time, authorities say the minting of digital coins consumes more and more electrical energy. Illegal mining operations, often relying on…

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