Mango Market’s DAO forum set to approve $47M settlement with hacker

Following a $117 million exploit on Oct. 11, the Mango Markets community is set to make a deal with its hacker, allowing the hacker to keep $47 million as a bug bounty, according to the decentralized finance (DeFI) protocol governance forum.  The proposed terms reveal that $67 million of the stolen tokens will be returned, while $47 million will be kept by the hacker. 98% of the voters, or 291 million tokens, have voted in favor of the deal, which also stipulates that Mango Markets will not pursue criminal charges on…

Markets Seem Hopeful the Fed Will Temper Rate Increases That Crushed Prices

● Bitcoin (BTC): $20,379 +4.2% ● Ether (ETH): $1,360 +3.0% ● CoinDesk Market Index (CMI): $989 +3.0% ● S&P 500 daily close: 3,790.93 +3.1% ● Gold: $1,735 per troy ounce +2.5% ● Ten-year Treasury yield daily close: 3.62% −0.2 Bitcoin, ether and gold prices are taken at approximately 4pm New York time. Bitcoin is the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX); Ether is the CoinDesk Ether Price Index (ETX); Gold is the COMEX spot price. Information about CoinDesk Indices can be found at coindesk.com/indices. Author:…

US Treasury yields are soaring, but what does it mean for markets and crypto?

Across all tradeable markets and currencies, U.S. Treasuries — government bonds — have significant influence. In finance, any risk measurement is relative, meaning, if one insures a house, the maximum liability is set in some form of money.  Similarly, if a loan is taken from a bank, the creditor has to calculate the odds of the money not being returned and the risk of the amount being devalued by inflation. In a worst-case scenario, let’s imagine what would happen to the costs associated with issuing debt if the U.S. government…

While the Bear Market’s Claws Drag ETH Prices Down, Ethereum Network Fees Remain Low – Altcoins Bitcoin News

While ethereum prices jumped 61% higher during the last 30 days, the crypto asset’s U.S. dollar value is still down more than 60% lower than ether’s all-time high recorded nine months ago. Amid the market downturn, the network’s average fees have been lower than $5 per transaction and on July 30, at 9 p.m. (ET), the average fee was roughly 0.001 ether or $1.70 per transfer. Moreover, the Gas Tracker on etherscan.io recorded even cheaper transfers this weekend, as transactions in the $0.18 to $0.66 range have been confirmed by…

Are Institutional Investments Fueling Correlation Between Crypto and Stock Markets?

Interest rate hikes and runaway inflation has continued to engulf the investment scene, given that the global economy finds itself on rocky grounds based on factors like the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. To tame rising inflation, various governments have resorted to increasing interest rates, which have had detrimental effects on the financial markets. For example, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised the interest rate by 75 basis points (bps) earlier this month, a scenario that was last seen in 1994.    Traditionally, institutional investors were heavily inclined toward stocks in…

Bitcoin price action decouples from stock markets, but not in a good way

This week the stock markets began to flash a little green and Bitcoin (BTC) is decoupling from traditional markets but not in a good way. The cryptocurrency is down 3% while the Nasdaq Composite tech-heavy stock market index is up 3.1%. May 27 data from the United States Commerce Department shows that the personal savings rate fell to 4.4% in April to reach the lowest level since 2008 and crypto traders are worried that worsening global macroeconomic conditions could add to investors’ aversion to risky assets. For example, Invesco QQQ…