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Tech Deep Dives
Hot or Not? These Are the Most Popular New Smart Contracts
What are the hottest contracts that smart money is flowing into this week? Find out with Nansen's hot contracts tool.
By Daniel Phillips
9mo ago
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Crypto Basics
What Are the World’s 10 Best Global Crypto Mining Hubs?
From Texas to Kazakhstan, the Bitcoin mining industry is booming after China’s ban forced many to move to friendlier destinations. Here are the world’s hottest mining destinations.
By Werner Vermaak
9mo ago
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Blockchain
Staggering Inflation Data Fails to Ignite Bitcoin
New data shows that the U.S. Consumer Price Index hit 6.8% in November, marking the fastest rate of inflation since 1982 — but it didn't help Bitcoin break $50,000.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Bitcoin
Podcast: Why Bitcoin Crashed... and Top Tips on NFTs
Also on this week's CoinMarketRecap podcast, all of this week's headlines — including a congressman who invented Mongoose Coin, OpenSea's U-turn, and the cryptocurrencies trending on Google.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Bitcoin
Crypto News, Dec. 10: New Memecoin Teases Congressman
The crypto markets are keeping a close eye on U.S. inflation data due out today — plus, yet another twist in the ongoing drama surrounding India's mooted ban.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Altcoins
Mongoose Coin Now Exists After Politician Makes It Up
After Brad Sherman mentioned "Mongoose Coin" in Congress, a cryptocurrency that didn't exist. Now, it's been created — and it already has a market cap of $25 million.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Trading
India Crypto Ban: Narendra Modi to Make 'Final Call'
There are conflicting views about what the country's law should look like. A total ban is being considered, but it's possible all crypto products could remain legal with regulation.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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NFTs
DAO 'Turned Down' Billionaire Who Won Constitution
Ken Griffin reportedly offered ConstitutionDAO joint governance and the chance to mint NFTs linked to the rare document, but he claims an agreement wasn't reached.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Altcoins
Solana: 'Fastest Blockchain in World' Hit by Attack
Is Solana down? A distributed denial of service attack caused transactions per second to fall below 500 — and there are fears the disruption is affecting confidence in the blockchain.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Crypto Basics
Top Crypto Officials Willing to Cooperate With Legal Authorities for Better Consumer Protection
The hearing between U.S. lawmakers and crypto officials went surprisingly well.
By Avyan
9mo ago
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NFTs
Crypto News, Dec. 9: A Warm Welcome in Washington?
Washington's receptive response at yesterday's crypto hearing took CEOs by surprise. And in other news, OpenSea has performed a U-turn on its IPO plans after an angry response from users.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Altcoins
Crypto CEOs Call for Clarity at Congress Hearing
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said: "I came in expecting some hostility and grandstanding, but instead found the discussion to be by and large productive and helpful."
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Crypto News
Kickstarter to Move Crowdfunding Site to Blockchain
Kickstarter's enthusiasm is palpable — and the platform believes "decentralization will result in innovation like we've never seen before, and that it's key to the future of crowdfunding."
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Altcoins
Visa to Help Banks and Businesses Embrace Crypto
The payments giant says digital assets have now achieved "almost universal awareness" — and 94% of adults now know about it.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Altcoins
Google Year in Search 2021: Crypto Terms Top Rankings
Around the world, "Dogecoin" was the one of the most popular search terms in the News category this year — along with queries about GameStop stock and Ethereum's price.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Crypto News
Ubisoft Adds NFTs to 'Ghost Recon: Breakpoint' Game
Known as Digits, players will be able to get their hands on coveted in-game items, each complete with their own serial number. Gamers will then be able to buy and sell them freely.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Bitcoin
Iceland Cuts Energy Supply to BTC Miners Amid Shortage
And for now, new customers who are hoping to purchase energy to mine cryptocurrencies are being turned away.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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Altcoins
Coinbase Down as Amazon Web Services Suffers Outage
The disruption infuriated the exchange's customers — who complained that several transactions had failed.
By Connor Sephton
9mo ago
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