Vitalik Buterin Asks Twitter Followers Which Crypto They Prefer to Overtake Ethereum — Cardano, Tron Favorites – Altcoins Bitcoin News

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin set up a pair of polls on Twitter asking his followers if 80% of all transactions and savings in the year 2035 are in one currency and it is not ether, which currency they would prefer it to be. He asked them to choose from a number of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, cardano, solana, tron, and Binance coin. Vitalik Buterin’s Cryptocurrency Twitter Polls Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin set up a pair of polls on Twitter Thursday for the Ethereum community. “You wake up in 2035 and 80%…

Bank of America Says Solana Could Take Market Share From Ethereum, Become the Visa of the Crypto Ecosystem – Altcoins Bitcoin News

Bank of America’s analyst says that Solana could take market share away from Ethereum. Noting that Solana is optimized for micropayments, gaming, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the analyst expects “Solana could become the Visa of the digital asset ecosystem.” Bank of America on Crypto, Ethereum, and Solana Bank of America (BOFA) analyst Alkesh Shah published a research note on cryptocurrency this week arguing that Solana could take market share away from Ethereum. The Bank of America analyst described that Solana “produces a blockchain optimized for consumer use cases by prioritizing…

Bitcoin, crypto and Web3 teeter on the brink of a $2 trillion bubble | Business

Brian Armstrong, the 38-year-old, bald-headed brainbox behind cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, gave himself a Christmas present this year: an immense property in LA’s Bel Air. The price was a cool $133 million (£97 million). He’s unlikely to miss it. Armstrong’s net worth shot to an estimated $9.4 billion after Coinbase’s 2021 stock market float. The one-time Airbnb software engineer is not the only person to have come into sudden, vast wealth lately. In the crypto world, such stories are de rigueur. Consider Alex Atallah and Devin Finzer. Two years ago, the…

A New NFT Marketplace For Science And Tech IP…

West-coast based spatial data and analytics firm RMDS Lab plans to create the first-ever dedicated science NFT Marketplace before the end of the first quarter of the year. Related Reading Bitcoin Revisits $44k As Exchange Outflows See Uptick RMDS Lab is known as a data and artificial intelligence (AI) platform based in California, and founded by IBM’s former chief data scientist Alex Liu in 2009 to create a global community of data scientists and researchers, and to promote scientific innovation through data and AI. As NFTs increased in popularity, RMDS…

Stablecoin USDC’s ERC20 Issuance Surpasses USDT’s Total Supply on Ethereum – Altcoins Bitcoin News

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, the market capitalization of all the stablecoins in existence is $173 billion, which represents 7.93% of the $2.18 trillion crypto-economy. The market valuations of stablecoins tether and usd coin represent 71.84% of the entire stablecoin economy’s value. This week, the current total supply of usd coin surpassed tether, in terms of tokens issued on the Ethereum blockchain, as usd coin has a 0.568% larger fully diluted market capitalization on the smart contract network. USDC Issuance on Ethereum Surpasses Tether’s ERC20 Supply The current total supply…

Web3 Is Not a Scam, But It Can Feel Like One

Have you ever tried to play an arcade game, only to have the machine eat your quarter? That’s how I felt when I tried to play the popular Web3 game Axie Infinity—except instead of losing 25 cents, I lost over $100. It went down like this. In November, I decided I had to try Axie, a metaverse game that is valued at billions of dollars and hailed as a pioneer in what’s known as “play to earn.” Though my gaming days are behind me (weed-fogged nights of “Halo” stopped being…

Elrond ($EGLD) Unites With Utrust ($UTK) to Tackle Web3 Payments

The Elrond Network has announced a new partnership with Portugal-based payments start-up Utrust to tackle the future of Web3 technology.  According to a joint press release issued by the two companies, Elrond has united with Utrust in what both teams called “not just a partnership” but a “union.” The release claims that both parties will merge teams and products in an effort to work together to push crypto payments.  Utrust said the merger furthered their goal and mission to “serve everyone” by circumventing the gatekeepers of traditional institutions and allow…

NFTs, Metaverse, Web3, and new realities of startup investing, with Founders Co-op’s Aviel Ginzburg

Founders’ Co-op General Partner Aviel Ginzburg. (Founders’ Co-op Photo) So much of what happens in the startup world comes from serendipitous moments, random interactions that lead to fresh insights and new collaborations. And so much of that has traditionally happened at events, meetups, coffee meetings, and other in-person gatherings. Two years into the pandemic and remote work, what are the implications? That’s our first topic on this episode of the GeekWire Podcast with entrepreneur, software engineer and investor Aviel Ginzburg, general partner at Seattle-based seed-stage venture fund Founders Co-op. The…