NFTs banned in Minecraft, SEC lists 9 tokens as securities and 3AC founder blames cockyness for company meltdown: Hodler’s Digest, July 17-23

[ad_1] Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This Week 3AC founders reveal ties to Terra founder, blame overconfidence for collapseAfter five weeks of being AWOL, the founders of defunct crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital

Ethereum price ‘cup and handle’ pattern hints at potential breakout versus Bitcoin

[ad_1] Ethereum's native token Ether (ETH) has rebounded 40% against Bitcoin (BTC) after bottoming out locally at 0.049 on June 13. Now, the ETH/BTC pair is at two-month highs and can extend its rally in the coming weeks, according to a classic technical pattern.ETH paints cup and handle patternSpecifically, ETH/BTC has been forming a "cup and handle" on its lower-timeframe charts since July 18. A cup and handle setup typically appears

Factors affecting BTC miner profitability

[ad_1] The ongoing cryptocurrency bear market has triggered a massive decline in Bitcoin (BTC) mining profitability as BTC mining expenses outpace the price of Bitcoin.Closely tied to the drop in the BTC price, Bitcoin mining profitability has been tanking since late 2021 and reached its lowest multi-month levels in early July 2022.According to data from crypto tracking website Bitinfocharts, BTC mining profitability tumbled to as low as $0.07 per day

How the two algorithms compare

[ad_1] Consensus algorithms are processes where validators (also known as nodes or miners) within a blockchain network agree on the current state of the network. This mainly entails agreeing on whether a transaction submitted by a validator is authentic. Fraudulent or inaccurate transactions are rejected by the network assuming all validators are acting fairly with no malicious intent. Validators are rewarded with cryptocurrency for submitting accurate and authentic transactions, whilst

Fans seek trust and better understanding of sports NFT market: Research

[ad_1] The heavy involvement of the sports ecosystem is what expedited nonfungible tokens’ (NFT) mainstream adoption as the teams and players leveraged the technology for fan engagement. However, sports fans revealed their interest in moving beyond the hype and making investments based on knowledge about NFTs and trust in the issuers.The prolonged crypto winter razed off the inflated floor prices across the NFT ecosystem, inadvertently changing investor sentiment and forcing

Minecraft ban ‘hypocritical’ and NFTs are inclusive: Animoca’s Yat Siu

[ad_1] Yat Siu, the co-founder of crypto/NFT venture fund giant Animoca Brands, labeled the recent Minecraft NFT ban as “hypocritical” and emphasized that nonfungible tokens (NFT) can be inclusive, despite arguments to the contrary.As previously reported, Minecraft developers Mojang Studios announced a ban on all NFT integrations in the game on July 20. The firm stated that NFTs were against its values, as they foster price speculation, scarcity, exclusion and

Bitcoin network difficulty drops to 27.693T as hash rate eyes recovery

[ad_1] The difficulty in mining a block of Bitcoin (BTC) was reduced further by 5% to 27.693 trillion as network difficulty maintains its three-month-long downward streak ever since reaching an all-time high of 31.251 trillion back in May 2022. Network difficulty is a means devised by Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto to ensure the legitimacy of all transactions using raw computing power. The reduced difficulty allows Bitcoin miners to confirm transactions using