DOJ objects to Celsius plans to reopen withdrawals and sell stablecoins

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has submitted an objection to Celsius’ motion to reopen withdrawals for select customers and sell its stablecoin holdings. The DOJ is asserting that the state of Celsius’ financials are lacking transparency, and that key decisions like this should not be considered until the independent examiner report has been filed. The … Read more

Ethereum Merge spikes block creation with a faster average block time

The Merge upgrade for Ethereum (ETH), which primarily sought to transition the blockchain into a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism, has been revealed to have a positive impact on the creation of new Ethereum blocks. The Merge was considered one of the most significant upgrades for Ethereum. As a result of the hype, numerous misconceptions around … Read more

US senator bill seeks to cushion crypto exchanges from SEC enforcement actions

United States Senator Bill Hagerty, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced legislation seeking a safe harbor for cryptocurrency exchanges from “certain” Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions. The Digital Trading Clarity Act of 2022, introduced by Sen. Hagerty, aims to provide regulatory clarity around two primary concerns plaguing crypto exchange establishments — … Read more

So what if Bitcoin price keeps falling! Here is why it’s time to start paying attention

For bulls, Bitcoin’s (BTC) daily price action leaves a lot to be desired, and at the moment, there are few signs of an imminent turnaround.  Following the trend of the past six or more months, the current factors continue to place pressure on BTC price: Persistent concerns of potential stringent crypto regulation. United States Federal … Read more

Bitcoin 2021 bull market buyers ‘capitulate’ as data shows 50% losses

Bitcoin’s (BTC) spot trading below $20,000 is seeing a new “capitulation” event encompassing an entire year’s worth of buyers, research reveals. In one of its Quicktake market updates on Sept. 29, on-chain analytics platform CryptoQuant flagged intense selling by a large number of recent hodlers. 2021 bull market coins “have been sold aggressively” As BTC/USD … Read more

Bitcoin surges above $20K after 6% BTC rally gains steam ahead of the monthly close

Bitcoin (BTC) swiftly climbed above $20,000 after the Sept. 30 Wall Street open as end-of-month volatility began.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin volatility back for monthly close Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD gaining 3% in a single hourly candle to hit local highs of $20,171 on Bitstamp. The move … Read more

Bitcoin profitability for long-term holders decline to 4-year low: Data

Bitcoin’s (BTC) long-term profitability has declined to levels last seen during the previous bear market in December 2018. According to data shared by crypto analytic firm Glassnode, BTC holders are selling their tokens at an average loss of 42%. Bitcoin long term holders,  Source: Glassnode The Glassnode data indicate that long-term holders of the top … Read more

Researchers allege Bitcoin’s climate impact closer to ‘digital crude’ than gold

The Bitcoin (BTC) bashing has continued unabated even in the depths of a bear market with more research questioning its energy usage and impact on the environment. The latest paper by researchers at the department of economics at the University of New Mexico, published on Sept. 29, alleges that from a climate-damage perspective, Bitcoin operates … Read more