Tag Archives: crypto

Why Crypto Trading Bots Are Going To Be A Hit | The Startup Magazine

Unless you’ve been living in a cave deep in the mountains for the past decade or so, there is a good chance you’ve likely heard of cryptocurrencies. You might not have ever traded in it or even considered it, but you’ve at least heard of Bitcoin or another popular currency. While this might be the case, you’ve likely noticed the increased talk surrounding cryptocurrencies.

Heck, you’ve probably not only noticed it being mentioned on the news and in the exchange markets, but you’ve probably noticed that a lot of physical retailers have now converted their stores to trade in the currency. Don’t worry because there is still ample opportunity to get in on the huge market and take advantage. Crypto trading bots are the best place to start.

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Crypto gaming is growing, but can it reach people outside of the web3 world? | TechCrunch

Last year was big for the play-to-earn gaming scene, which goes hand-in-hand with the crypto world, but as the games become more advanced and provide more opportunities for users, what’s next for the industry?

Perhaps it’s building out the gaming experience or creating new openings for non-crypto-native players to enter the space, but there’s a range of opportunities and challenges for builders and gamers.

“The goal is to bring the Web 2.0 traditional gaming masses to web3,” Alex Paley, co-founder of Solana-based blockchain gaming studio Faraway, said to TechCrunch. “The only way you do that is by removing as many artificial barriers as possible.”

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Millions in Bitcoin pouring into Ukraine from donors | BBC News

Cryptocurrency analysts say at least $13.7m (£10.2m) has so far been donated to the Ukrainian war effort through anonymous Bitcoin donations.

Researchers at Elliptic, a blockchain analysis company, say the Ukrainian government, NGOs and volunteer groups have raised the money by advertising their Bitcoin wallet addresses online.

More than 4,000 donations have been made so far, with one unknown donor gifting Bitcoin worth $3m to an NGO.

The median donation is $95.

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Putin’s sabre rattling is shaking the cryptocurrency market | Fast Company

Cryptocurrencies around the world are getting pummeled today. A quick glance at CoinDesk’s tracker will show you a wall of red. At the time of this writing, most major cryptocurrencies are down at least 5% or more, including Bitcoin, which is down nearly 7% to $40,443; Ether is down almost 6% to just over $2,900; and Dogecoin and Shiba Inc are down 4.5% and 6.5%, respectively.

So what’s causing this downturn? Unlike recent selloffs, which were largely driven by the threat of increased regulation by the likes of China or the United States, today’s selloff appears to be purely geopolitical. With the threat of Russia going to war over Ukraine, and Russian President Putin announcing he’ll oversee nuclear military drills this weekend, investors are ditching volatile stocks and digital assets in favor of more stable assets like gold.

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Give the Gift of Side Hustles This Valentine’s Day | Entrepreneur

Last Valentine’s Day was a glorious one for the world. Josh Wardle created the viral phenomenon Wordle for his partner. While he didn’t know it at the time, his little side hustle love story would one day make him a wealthy man. So, in the spirit of finding success, why not invest in your partner (or yourself) this Valentine’s Day?

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Coinbase Brought Crypto to Main Street. Now Brian Armstrong Wants to Be Your Banker | Inc.com

Brian Armstrong once feared he’d been born too late. As a teenager growing up in the late 1990s, he could play video games and chat and surf on the burgeoning internet. But he was too young to take part in the dot-com startup boom happening all around him, transforming the economy along with how he spent his days and nights. “I didn’t know if something so important would come along in my lifetime again,” he says today. Something did. And Coinbase is the company he co-founded to do something about it. For most of Coinbase’s nearly 10-year history, Bitcoin and its cybercoin kin were not so much investable assets as they were the focus of a philosophical and economic argument. Old, fiat money asked: How can any store of value be based on an algorithm that solves a cryptologic problem tied to something called a blockchain ledger created by a pseudonymous code ninja named Satoshi Nakamoto? Could a hash function really replace cash?

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How much money can crypto gaming absorb in the near term? | TechCrunch

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Hello and happy weekend! Today we’re talking insurtech, SPACs and how well direct listings can manage the IPO pricing question. But first, crypto.

The crypto beat was busy this week, with Coinbase earnings giving us a good look into just how busy trading activity was for the asset class in the third quarter. If you recall Robinhood’s earnings, what Coinbase had on offer won’t prove a surprise. After the American equity investment platform’s crypto revenues fell sharply, Coinbase also posted declines in its aggregate trading volumes and revenues compared to the second quarter of the year.

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