$16K Bitcoin dropping to $12K–$14K — Can this really happen? Watch The Market Report

On this week’s The Market Report show, Cointelegraph’s resident experts discuss the possibility of a $12,000–$14,000 Bitcoin (BTC) price and what that would mean for the rest of the crypto space. We start off this week’s show with the latest news in the markets: New BTC miner capitulation? 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week Bitcoin prepares to exit a grim November just above $16,000 — what could be on the menu for BTC’s price this week? We discuss the protests in China, the possibility of Bitcoin miners being…

Privacy Isn’t Just an Edge Case for Crypto

Anyway, it wasn’t actually the KYC thing that got me all riled up, and in hindsight I wish I’d not used the example of it being an obstacle to financial inclusion. A quick scan of the room told me the audience was made up of dudes in swanky suits, likely more concerned with taking their investment portfolios to the moon than solving the struggles of the unbanked. As such, my decision to refer to an edge case to prove a point about KYC’s failings served only to underscore that the…

It’s time for crypto fans to stop supporting cults of personality

Many of the centralized cryptocurrency platforms that collapsed this year had something in common: a young, outspoken and cocky leader. Each gained outsized influence not by virtue of outsized intellect or talent but because of their piles of money and large Twitter followings. And each time, misplaced trust in their abilities resulted in disastrous consequences.  If crypto wants to avoid similar catastrophes in the future, it’s time for us to rearrange our leadership priorities. We need to ditch the cults of personality. The theater of crypto on Twitter Before FTX…

New York’s mayor seeks balance with regulators after PoW mining moratorium

New York City mayor Eric Adams is still focused on making New York a crypto hub, but he believes that goal can be combined with statewide efforts to curb environmental costs related to crypto mining, according to reports on Nov 25.  The comments follow the new law signed by New York governor Kathy Hochul, banning proof-of-work (PoW) mining activities for two years in the state. The mayor, known as a crypto proponent, said in June he would ask the governor to veto the bill. With the bill signed into law, the…

Crypto lender Matrixport seeks $100M funding despite lending crisis

Matrixport, the cryptocurrency firm founded by Bitmain co-founder Wu Jihan, is in the process of raising $100 million in funding despite the ongoing crypto market crisis. Lead investors have already committed $50 million for Matrixport’s new funding round at a $1.5 billion valuation, Bloomberg reported on Nov. 25. The deal has yet to be finalized as Matrixport is still looking for investors for the other half of the round. We’re excited and look forward to engaging with participants, on similar terms, in the other half of the #funding round. Appreciate…

Crypto Self-Custodying Offers Protection Amid FTX Exchange Fallout

Many crypto exchanges have failed in the past, losing client funds and causing many people to lose the money they had on the exchange. Crypto exchanges failing, unfortunately, is not an uncommon event in crypto, but the scale of fraud and mismanagement with FTX is unprecedented. These recent events have caused many in traditional finance to lose faith in the future of crypto, put tremendous downward pressure on crypto prices and lead many to call for further regulation in the crypto markets. Author: Jackson Wood Source link

Tether vs. USD Coin on-chain data reveals two very different stablecoins

USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin issued by the U.S.-based Circle Financials Ltd, is taking the lead over its top rival, Tether (USDT), when it comes to institutional adoption, according to on-chain data. USDC daily transfer volumes are higher The market capitalization of USDC tokens in circulation comes to be around $44 billion versus USDT’s $65.42 billion. However, USDC’s daily transfer value on the Ethereum blockchain has been consistently higher than USDT throughout 2022, data from Glassnode shows. For instance, as of Nov. 22, the USDC daily transfer was around $14…