American football legend Brady: 'Vitalik, I'm a fan'
March 21, 2022
The cover of Time Magazine of March 2022 featured Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum. Vitalik's trademark awkward posture was mercilessly mocked on Twitter: 'Anyone else think he looks like if Tom Brady did meth?' It prompted Tom Brady to introduce himself to Buterin on Twitter, and express his admiration.
FOMC Meeting without any surprises – What does that mean for the crypto market?
March 17, 2022
Yesterday Fed chairmen Jerome Powell held a press conference in which he announced a rate hike of 25 bps. The stock, as well as the crypto market, reacted positively even before the news broke in the evening in Europe. The wait is over and we finally know what to expect in the month to come. Why is the Fed decision important for the crypto market? And how will future rate hikes be going to affect it?
The 22 million dollar bet on LUNA's price
March 17, 2022
The success story of Terra (LUNA) also arouses suspicion - or envy? One skeptic decided to challenge Terra's founder, Do Kwon, on Twitter: I bet you 1 million that LUNA's price will be lower in a year than it is today. Do Kwon accepted the bet. Not long after, the stakes were raised with another 10 m. Get your popcorn!
Instagram is introducing NFTs but which blockchain will win the race?
March 16, 2022
In January 2022 it became clear that the stablecoin Diem and the Diem association would fail. But since the company behind Diem has a strong view on the Metaverse it comes to no surprise that Marc Zuckerberg announced that Instagram is going to adopt NFTs. Why is this so bullish? And which blockchain will be adopted by Meta?
The ECON committee voted against a Bitcoin ban – Why is MiCA so important to the industry?
March 15, 2022
Markets in Crypto Assets or in short MiCA has been all over the news in the last couple of days. Everybody was afraid that one of the amendments to the MiCA report could have resulted in a de facto Bitcoin ban within the EU. The ECON committee voted on the topic just yesterday and it seems that a ban is off the table. But what comes after the committee’s vote and why is MiCA so important? And are miners out of the woods yet?
The Apes buy the Punks
March 15, 2022
The temporary dip in the prices of the NFT collections CryptoPunks and Bored Apes has reversed after the news broke that the founders of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) have bought the intellectual property of the CryptoPunks. It was the first mega deal in NFT land.
Regulation considering ESG concerns: Is proof of stake the future of crypto?
March 14, 2022
Today the ECON committee voted against an amendment proposal for MiCA that would have effectively banned Bitcoin from the EU. The idea to unify crypto regulation throughout the EU is great since it provides clarity for companies, investors, and consumers. But there are also concerns that have been raised by the Green party. Proof of work is consuming a lot of energy and there is a huge debate going on whether Bitcoin mining is having an unacceptable impact on the environment or not. What if regulators decide that proof of work is undermining efforts to stop climate change? Is proof of stake the future of crypto?
The crypto market is going crazy – Why is the Executive Order so important?
March 10, 2022
In the last couple of weeks, everybody was expecting the executive order from President Biden. It was clear from the beginning that he would try to unify US efforts to regulate the crypto market. But then again it brought a lot of uncertainty regarding its content. It was finally released yesterday and has caused quite a stir with Bitcoin losing all its gains in just one day. Why did that happen and what is Bidens executive order all about?