Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has shared two thought experiments on how to evaluate whether an algorithmic (algo) stablecoin is sustainable. Buterin’s comments were sparked by the multi-billion dollar losses caused by the collapse of the Terra (LUNA) ecosystem and its algo-stablecoin TerraUSD (UST). In a May 25 blog post, Buterin noted that the increased amount
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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) maintained its perfect record for rejecting Bitcoin (BTC) spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications Friday when it disapproved a rule change to allow cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund One River Digital to offer the One River Carbon Neutral Bitcoin Trust on the New York Stock Exchange Arca. The decision comes
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As the dust settles on the cataclysmic collapse of the Terra ecosystem, an on-chain deep-dive carried out by blockchain analytics firm Nansen highlights two major takeaways. The cryptocurrency ecosystem was awash with varying speculatory theories around the cause of Terra’s algorithmic stablecoin UST’s decoupling from its $1 peg. The who and why seemed a mystery
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Bitcoin (BTC) clung to $29,000 at the May 27 Wall Street open as crucial support levels lay just hundreds of dollars from spot price. BTC/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader demands higher low above $28,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed volatility once again waning in a frustrating week’s price action. BTC/USD
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Bitcoin (BTC) price has been unable to close above $32,000 for the past fifteen days and is currently down 37% year-to-date. Although that might seem excessive, it does not stand out among some of the largest U.S.-listed tech companies that have also sustained notable losses recently.  In this same 15-day period, Shopify Inc. (SHOP) stock
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Bitcoin (BTC) could still see a major price capitulation, but more whales need to start selling first, data suggests. In one of its daily QuickTake market updates on May 27, on-chain analytics platform CryptoQuant highlighted increasingly bearish whale behavior. Small whale selling should spark “absolute capitulation” Amid widespread consensus that BTC/USD should put in a
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