My weekly blog posts all around crypto market activities and blockchain technology
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I got into Bitcoin and blockchain technology for the first time in 2016. Back then I was working as a mobile app and web developer as a side geek next to my studies. During this time, a guy named Justin Smith (regular author at the Bitcoin Magazine) approached me if I am interested to work on a crypto project. It was about a mobile wallet to allow Monero users to transact in a peer-2-peer manner. Long story short, he was paying me in Bitcoin and since then I got hooked into this new world. With my weekly posts, I want to bring you this world closer to you. This includes on one hand everything related to the current market activities, new players in the industry and interesting use cases as well as more educational topics such as what is the difference between proof-of-work vs. proof-of-stake. I hope you enjoy it. Subscribe to my newsletter at the bottom and never miss out when a post is live.👨🏽💻
The Bitcoin Futures ETF ProShares is one of the most traded ETF ever. The first-ever exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by bitcoin futures hauled in some $570 million of assets on its first day of trading, a sign of just how hungry investors remain for bets on the cryptocurrency as prices approach a record high.
North America becomes the world’s second-largest crypto market. North American addresses received $750 billion in crypto between July 2020 and June 2021, or 18.4% of global transactions. Central, Northern and Western Europe received $1 trillion during that time period, accounting for 25% of global volume.
Dapper Labs acquires influencer platform Brud to push DAO’s. Non-fungible token (NFT) powerhouse Dapper Labs has acquired the influencer platform Brud and is launching a new business dubbed “Dapper Collective” that will focus on helping communities build decentralized autonomous organization (DAOs) via its Flow blockchain.
DC Comics is Launching NFTs. On Oct. 5, fans can register for DC FanDome and receive a free NFT chosen by Jim Lee, DC publisher and chief creative officer. Fans can get a second NFT by sharing on social media. The NFTs will include characters such Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn as well as comic book covers in three levels of rarity.
Football club Paris Saint-Germain Names Crypto.com as Cryptocurrency Partner. The agreement will include the issuing of exclusive NFT’s on the Crypto.com NFT platform. The partnership is just the latest example of the growing intersection of professional soccer and crypto.
Twitter for iOS Beta Lays Groundwork for Bitcoin Tips. Bitcoin tipping could be coming to Twitter. Details of payments over the Lightning Network were found in beta code released by Twitter
Over 10 percent of Americans are investing into crypto. Something over 10% of people living in the U.S. have invested in cryptocurrencies a recent survey from CNBC revealed. Crypto investors are more likely to be men, and younger people thought crypto was less risky than older ones.
Crypto adoption for retail investors grew 880% in the last 12 months, with Vietnam, India, Pakistan, and Ukraine leading the way. This information was provided by the crypto-analysis firm Chainanalysis, which uses indicators such as P2P exchange trading volume to determine the growth.
Football superstar Messi is partly being paid by PSG in crypto. Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain included payment in a “large” number of PSG Fan tokens issued by Socios. Messi’s deal is valued at over $100 million in salaries, signing fees, and bonuses over two years.
Ethereum’s “London” hard fork including EIP 1559 is finally here. A major change to the Ethereum network has been implemented, changing the way transaction fees are handled. From now on, a portion of the transaction fees will be burned, potentially leading to a lower supply of Ethereum over time and hence making it a deflationary token.
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