High Ethereum Fees Push Tether to Its Eighth Blockchain, OMG Network

Tether has adopted Ethereum scaling solution OMG Network amid record demand for settlement space on the “world computer.” “The integration [between Tether and OMG Network] will result in a reduction of confirmation times delivering faster payments while fees will be reduced without compromising on-chain security,” Tether Inc. said in a blog Wednesday. OMG Network can handle thousands of transactions at a third of the cost of Ethereum as a Layer 2 solution for Ethereum that batches transactions before settlement, OMG Network CEO Vansa Chatikavanij said in a statement. Tether –…

15 Ways to Stay Sane While Trading Crypto

This is not a guide of how to trade crypto. This is not about how to make money, how to invest, or where to find alpha.  But if you’ve dabbled in crypto-trading? Then you know this one thing: It can be all-consuming. When your money is on the line, suddenly you’re checking the prices more than you check social media, you obsess about the charts, and even your dreams are filled with candlesticks and Elliot Waves.   Oh, and there’s never a break. Stock day-traders might be Red Bull-pounding stress-monsters from…

Whales are Accumulating Bitcoin Despite Its Stalling Momentum

Bitcoin’s multi-week consolidation phase comes close on the heels of the strong uptrend that the cryptocurrency was able to post late last month. Despite its macro outlook remaining incredibly strong, it appears that Bitcoin’s short-term outlook is being impeded by the heavy resistance at $12,000. Buyers attempted to shatter this level yesterday, although the selling pressure here proved to be too significant. It is important to note that yesterday’s bid at this level did not catalyze any sharp pullback or rejection, signaling that buyers are building up strength. Another factor…

Crypto VC Firm Assesses the ‘State of Blockchain Governance’

Everyone in crypto has been talking about decentralized finance (DeFi) since bankless lending started to boom in June. But, looked at another way, it’s really a governance boom. Into this environment has stepped Greenfield One, an early-stage venture capital firm that just published a comprehensive new resource on the topic of blockchain governance. Take, for example, COMP. DeFi has been hot ever since Compound started distributing its COMP governance token on June 15. COMP didn’t introduce new features to the product, it just gave users a means to voice how…