Biggest Movers: AVAX Hits Highest Point Since August, Following 17% Jump

Avalanche moved to its highest point since August, as the token rose by as much as 17% in today’s session. Cryptocurrencies surged across the board, following the latest Federal Reserve rate hike, with the global market cap 4.29% higher as of writing this. Polygon also hit a multi-month high on Thursday, rising by over 14% in the process. Avalanche (AVAX) Avalanche (AVAX) was one of Thursday’s notable movers, as the token rose to its highest point since August. AVAX/USD hit a high of $22.71 earlier in the day, and came…

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Bitcoin Records Largest Mined Block to Date, 4 MB Block Containing NFT Causes Unease Among Small-Block Supporters 

Amid the controversy surrounding the Ordinals project and the debate over what types of data should be stored on the Bitcoin blockchain, the network mined its largest block, nearly 4 MB in size, containing just 63 transactions. One of the transactions was a 3.94 MB Ordinal inscription featuring an image of a wizard, and the Bitcoin-issued non-fungible token (NFT) has generated significant discussion. Small Block Advocates Speak Out Against the 4 MB Bitcoin Block With NFT Inscription On Feb. 1, 2023, the Luxor mining pool mined the largest block (#774,628)…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Jumps to 6-Month High Above $24,000

Bitcoin surged above $24,000 on Feb. 02, as markets continued to react to the latest U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision. On Wednesday, the central bank moved to increase rates by 25 basis points, while signaling that further hikes could be on the cards. Ethereum also rallied, with prices nearing $1,700. Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC) rose to a six-month high on Thursday, with prices climbing above $24,000 for the first time since August. The move came as the Federal Reserve opted to increase interest rates by 25 basis points in its latest…

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Bitzlato to Restore Operations and Withdrawals From Russia, Co-founder Vows

Russia-linked cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato, seized by Western law enforcement, plans to relaunch and permit partial withdrawals, a co-founder announced. Members of the trading platform’s team also intend to relocate the business to the Russian Federation. Co-Founder Says Exchange Will Provide Access to User Funds Crypto exchange Bitzlato is taking steps to restore operations and immediately permit customers to withdraw bitcoin, one of its founders, Anton Shkurenko, said in an interview with Satoshkin Live, a Youtube channel devoted to crypto investment and trading, quoted by major Russian-language crypto news outlets Forklog…

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Neon Link Announces Limited Presale Of The $NEON Token That Will Power A Thousand Blockchain Games

Press Release. LONDON, ENGLAND – February 2nd, 2023 – Neon Link, a blockchain gaming company building a technologically robust and scalable environment, announced its opening of the presale of the $NEON token, taking place on the 15th February at 5PM UTC, which is set to fuel the next generation of games that sit on top of the project’s own cross-chain network. The $NEON pre-sale is only one side of the coin distribution – soon after that, the Neon Link public sales will follow. The earliest adopters to join in and…

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Nigerian Crypto Users and Enthusiasts Dismiss 100% BTC Premium Claims

Nigerian blockchain and crypto enthusiasts have said recent reports suggesting that local residents are paying a premium of almost 100% on top of the prevailing price of bitcoin “are totally false.” They argue that such reports are based on a claim that is being propagated by persons who do not fully grasp the dynamics in the country and should therefore be ignored. Supposed 100% BTC Premium Generates Global Interest Some Nigerian crypto and blockchain users and enthusiasts have said recent reports suggesting that the value of BTC on local crypto…

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Chinese Economist Urges Government to Reconsider Crypto Ban — Warns of Missed Tech Opportunities

An economics professor and former adviser to the People’s Bank of China has urged the Chinese government to reconsider its ban on cryptocurrencies. He warned that banning crypto activities could result in missed opportunities that are “very valuable” to regulated financial systems. Chinese Economist Warns of Missed Opportunities Due to Crypto Ban A former adviser to the Chinese central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has called on the Chinese government to reevaluate its cryptocurrency ban, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. Huang Yiping served as a member…

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Indian Government Introduces New Crypto Tax Penalties

The Indian government has introduced new crypto tax penalties, including for non-payment of crypto tax deducted at source (TDS). Much to the disappointment of the crypto community, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman did not mention crypto in her Budget speech this year. Crypto income remains taxed at 30% while TDS stays at 1%. No Crypto Tax Relief in India Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2023 in parliament Wednesday, one day after she presented this year’s Economic Survey which highlighted the need for “a common approach to regulating…

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NFT Sales Soar: January 2023 Reaches Nearly $1 Billion in 30 Days With 41% Increase

Non-fungible token (NFT) sales increased 41.96% from the previous month, according to data recorded on Feb. 1, 2023. NFT sales reached nearly $1 billion in 30 days, with an approximate total of $997.53 million. Additionally, the number of digital collectible transactions rose more than 22% in the past month. Bored Ape Yacht Club Dominates, Ethereum Leads With 78% of Total NFT Sales in January 2023 NFT sales mirrored those of crypto assets in January 2023, reaching $997.53 million, a 41.96% increase from December 2022. Data from cryptoslam.io shows that out…

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London Crowned World’s Leading Cryptocurrency Hub, According to Study

According to research from Recap, a cryptocurrency tax software company, London has become the world’s leading hub for cryptocurrencies. The researchers analyzed eight indicators, including the number of cryptocurrency businesses and the quantity of cryptocurrency ATMs in each country. Key Findings of Recap’s Study on Global Cryptocurrency Hubs Crypto tax firm Recap released a research report on Jan. 25, 2023, highlighting the top global cryptocurrency hubs, with London named the “most crypto-ready city.” Recap used criteria from eight elements, including the number of cryptocurrency businesses and employees, research and development…

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