Otherside Metaverse demo kicks off with 4,500 participants: highlights

[ad_1] Around 4,500 people havejumped into the “first trip” tech demo of the Otherside Metaverse project associated with Yuga Labs’ Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC).The highly anticipated first trip occurred on July 16 and was open to Otherdeed NFT land owners, known as Voyagers, who have all snapped up tokenized land plots in the Otherside virtual world. It appears to have been a resounding success, with numerous community members taking

Bitcoin hodling activity resembles previous market bottoms: Glassnode

[ad_1] The majority of Bitcoin has been “hodled” for at least three months in behavior bearing a striking resemblance to previous Bitcoin market bottoms, says blockchain analytics firm Glassnode.In a July 16 tweet, Glassnode noted that more than 80% of the total U.S. dollar (USD)-denominated wealth invested in Bitcoin has not been touched for at least three months. This signifies that the “majority of BTC coin supply is dormant” and

Paraguay’s crypto framework one step away from becoming law

[ad_1] The Paraguayan Senate passed a bill on July 14 establishing a tax and regulatory framework for businesses operating in the cryptocurrency and the crypto mining sectors.The bill, introduced last July by Senator Fernando Silva Facetti and passed in Congress in May before reaching the Senate, calls for the formation of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) to oversee crypto industry service providers. The bill is now one step

The regulatory implications of India’s crypto transactions tax

[ad_1] The Indian crypto landscape lost some momentum this year as the government introduced two laws demanding crippling taxes on crypto-related unrealized gains and transactions.India’s first crypto law, which requires its citizens to pay a 30% tax on unrealized crypto gains, came into effect on April 1. A commotion among the Indian crypto community followed as investors and entrepreneurs tried to decipher the impact of the vague announcement with little

How new EU law can affect stablecoins

[ad_1] The year 2022 saw not only drastic dips in leading cryptocurrencies and financial markets in general but also major legislative frameworks for crypto in prominent jurisdictions. And while the “crypto bill,” co-sponsored by United States senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand, still has a long way to go, its European counterpart, the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA), had finally made it through Tripartite negotiations. On June 30, Stefan Berger, European Parliament

Cat spoils Bitcoin node during price crash with ‘dirty protest’

[ad_1] A Bitcoin node is a pivotal piece of the Bitcoin (BTC) protocol. For bad actors, attacking nodes and bringing them offline is a sound strategy to undermine the network’s resilience. For one British Bitcoiner, such an attack took place, as the actions of his feline friend rendered his Bitcoin node “unreachable.”Bodl_hodler (who wishes to remain anonymous) told Cointelegraph that he “started running Raspberry Pi as Umbrel node January 2021,”

Could Bitcoin miners’ troubles trigger a ‘death spiral’ for BTC price?

[ad_1] A July 9 post by @PricedinBTC on the "cost to mine Bitcoin" in the United States gathered the crypto community's attention, especially considering the recent headlines that BTC miners have made. The crypto bear market and growing energy costs have caused a perfect storm for the mining sector and this has led some companies to lay off employees and others to defer all capital expenditures. Some went as far

6 Questions for Lisa Fridman of Quadrata – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes! This week, our 6 Questions go to Lisa Fridman, the president and co-founder of Quadrata, a network that brings an identity and compliance layer to DeFi across existing public blockchains. Lisa Fridman was previously the head of blockchain strategy at Springcoin (Spring

Ethereum traders gauge fakeout risks after 40% ETH price rally

[ad_1] Ethereum's native token Ether (ETH) saw a modest pullback on July 17 after ramming into a critical technical resistance confluence.Merge-led Ethereum price breakoutETH's price dropped by 1.8% to $1,328 after struggling to move above two strong resistance levels: the 50-day exponential moving average (5-day EMA; the red wave) and a descending trendline (black) serving as a price ceiling since May.ETH/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingViewPreviously, Ether rallied by over 40% from