Ethereum Fees Plummeted 65% in October as DeFi Volumes Fell Back to Earth

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Miners' income from processing transactions on the Ethereum blockchain more than halved in October as the mania for DeFi cooled. Source link

First Mover: 11 Election Talking Points on Bitcoin as TRUMP Futures Point to Loss

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Bitcoin (BTC) was lower for a third straight day around $13,500, having fallen back from a fleeting 33-month high of $14,093 over the weekend.In traditional markets, Asian and European shares rose...

Bitcoin sees threat from Hong Kong’s new crypto regulation

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Changing policies and financial regulations in Hong Kong have now targeted the burgeoning crypto space.  As per a statement by the city’s securities watchdog on Tuesday, Hong Kong will now...

“I am now bullish on Bitcoin”—Bloomberg newsletter talks institutional mania

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A Bloomberg newsletter described Bitcoin as a “way of disintermediating the existing financial system.” It comes as the perception of BTC as a store of value is continuing to strengthen...

Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Sees Largest Percentage Drop in 9 Years

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Bitcoin’s mining difficulty just recorded its largest percentage decrease since the advent of ASIC mining machines in late 2012, dropping by just over 16% and giving miners a reason to...

Bitcoin’s Implied Volatility Rises Ahead of US Election

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The bitcoin options market looks to be predicting a pick up-in price volatility following the U.S. presidential election. Source link

The 2020 Elections Are Boosting Crypto Prediction Markets

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In just over three weeks, the trading volume on decentralized betting platform Polymarket went from zero to almost $3 million. As of Monday, Polymarket’s “Will Trump win the 2020 U.S. presidential...

Opium Raises $3.3M to Make Exotic Crypto Derivatives Available to All

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Crypto derivatives exchange Opium has closed a $3.25 million funding round involving investors such as QCP Soteria, Kenetic Capital and Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research. The Amsterdam-based startup allows for users to...