Don’t Forget the Importance of Censorship Resistance

Since people are once again talking about self-custody as one of crypto’s unique strengths, I would like to remind everyone about an equally important fundamental value proposition of crypto that, in the early days, was touted as the killer feature. I’m talking about censorship resistance. The following opinion editorial was written by Bitcoin.com CEO Dennis Jarvis. The Three Pillars of Censorship Resistance In the financial context, censorship resistance is the ability to carry out financial actions despite the wishes of any third party. In crypto, the three pillars of censorship…

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Mark Cuban: If I Were Sam Bankman-Fried, I’d Be Afraid of Going to Jail for a Long Time

The billionaire owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks and a Stark Tank star, Mark Cuban, says that if he were the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, he would be afraid of going to jail for a long time. “I talked to the guy and thought he was smart … I had no idea he was going to take other people’s money and put it to his personal use,” Cuban said. Mark Cuban on Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX’s Collapse Mark Cuban, a Shark Tank star and the owner of the…

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JPMorgan Expects Major Changes Coming to Crypto Industry and Regulation Post FTX Collapse

JPMorgan has outlined key changes it expects in the crypto industry and its regulation following the collapse of crypto exchange FTX. The global investment bank envisages several new regulatory initiatives, including those focusing on custody, customer asset protection, and transparency. JPMorgan Expects Major Changes in Crypto Industry Post FTX Meltdown Global investment bank JPMorgan published a report Thursday outlining major changes it expects to happen in the crypto industry following the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. Global strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou explained that “Not only has the collapse of FTX and…

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Kevin O’Leary Reveals How He Almost Secured $8 Billion to Rescue FTX Before It Collapsed

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, has shared how he and Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) almost raised $8 billion from institutional investors to save crypto exchange FTX before it collapsed. However, when reports emerged of FTX being investigated by several authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), all interested investors vanished. Kevin O’Leary Tried to Raise Funds to Save FTX Kevin O’Leary shared how he tried to save cryptocurrency exchange FTX before it collapsed in an interview with the Insider, published…

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Amid Civil Unrest in China, Gold and Silver Prices Hold Steady — Equity, Crypto Markets Flounder

Reports on Monday detail that the zero-Covid policy protests in China have lowered market sentiment as U.S. equity markets show the top four Wall Street indexes are struggling. The global crypto market cap is down 3.5% and getting awfully close to dropping below the $800 billion mark. Precious metal prices, on the other hand, like gold and silver have remained steady and since Nov. 3, an ounce of gold has jumped 7.06% higher in value against the U.S. dollar. Gold and Silver Hold Steady Amid Turbulent Global Economy, Precious Metals…

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Crypto Lender Blockfi Files for Bankruptcy Protection to ‘Maximize Value for All Clients’

On Nov. 28, 2022, the crypto lender Blockfi informed the public via a press release that the company has voluntarily petitioned for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Blockfi is now one of many digital currency businesses dealing with significant financial hardships and bankruptcy proceedings in 2022. Blockfi Voluntarily Petitions for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Blockfi has officially filed for bankruptcy protection according to a press release distributed on Monday morning at 10:17 a.m. (ET). The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings encompass the crypto lender Blockfi and eight of its affiliates. The crypto…

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Terra Supporters Hope to ‘Defy the Odds’ by Pumping the Now-Defunct Stablecoin USTC Back to $1 Parity

It’s been six months since Terra’s algorithmic stablecoin UST (now USTC) depegged from the U.S. dollar and the price has remained depegged from the greenback since May 9, 2022. Currently, the former stablecoin is exchanging hands for $0.02 per unit, but a number of Terra Classic supporters believe there’s a chance USTC can regain its peg. Terra Supporters Want to Repeg the Once-Stable Coin USTC Amid the craziness surrounding the FTX collapse, fans of another stunted crypto project want to get Terra Money’s former stablecoin UST (now USTC) back to…

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Biggest Movers: DOGE Down 10%, XRP Extends Declines

Dogecoin was down by as much as 10% to start the week, as the token retreated from Sunday’s high. The meme coin raced to a three-week high over the weekend, however bulls appeared to have abandoned their positions, opting to secure profits. Xrp, formerly known as ripple, fell for a third straight session on Monday. Dogecoin (DOGE) Dogecoin (DOGE) was 10% lower on Monday, as traders moved to secure profits following recent gains. Following a high of $0.1057 on Sunday, DOGE/USD slipped to an intraday bottom of $0.09302 to start…

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Stablecoin Economy Continues to Shrink Shedding Close to 5% in 2 Months

During the last month, the market capitalization of all the stablecoins in existence dropped by more than 2%, shedding roughly $2.98 billion since the end of October. Statistics show that tether, the largest stablecoin by market valuation, saw its market cap lose more than 5% during the last 30 days. Tether’s market cap slipped from last month’s $69.13 billion to today’s $65.48 billion. Stablecoin Economy Drops Lower, Tether Market Cap Sheds 5% Statistics show that the stablecoin economy’s market valuation has reduced during the last 30 days by roughly 2.02%.…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC, ETH Start Week Lower as Bearish Sentiment Returns to Markets

Bitcoin fell to a six-day low to start the week, as the token moved closer to the $16,000 level. The drop sees prices fall for a fifth straight session, with overall sentiment in the cryptocurrency market turning bearish. Ethereum was once again trading below $1,200, after trading above this point in recent days. Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC) fell for a fifth straight session on Monday, as the token moved closer to a breakout below $16,000. BTC/USD slipped to an intraday low of $16,086.36 to start the week, which comes less than…

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