Says they won’t take off with its imagery

Despite a general consensus amongst degen apes that NFTs are headed to the proverbial moon, space agency NASA has revealed it will not clear the use of its content and logos for take off. This is an important clarification as the US government agencies’ images and video content are typically not copyright protected, and can ordinarily be freely used for educational and informative purposes in media. (Its logos meanwhile are copyrighted and can only be used if approved by NASA). While the NFT sector continues to surge full steam ahead…

Crypto’s the future but there are ‘mountains of fraud’

A top special agent from the Internal Revenue Service has told a conference that NFTs and crypto are the “future” but highlighted that fraud and manipulation is still rampant in the space. Ryan Korner from the IRS Criminal Investigation’s Los Angeles field office made the comments virtual event held on Tuesday by the USC Gould School of Law, Korner. Bloomberg reports Korner said: “We’re just seeing mountains and mountains of fraud in this area.” He told the event the IRS CI division acknowledges the significant growth of the crypto sector,…

The Sandbox announces $50M fund for its startup accelerator program

Virtual world project The Sandbox announced its metaverse accelerator program that will push the development of the open metaverse by investing $50 million in startups. The Animoca Brands subsidiary is partnering with the venture accelerator firm Brinc to target 30 to 40 blockchain startups a year for the program. The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator Program will allocate up to $250,000 in investment to each potential project and will give additional incentives to top-performing projects. The bonuses include The Sandbox (SAND) digital asset and LAND, digital real estate within The Sandbox’s metaverse.…

Lack Of Liquidations Could Indicate Another Wave Of Selling

Bitcoin finally broke below the $40K point this past weekend. This had sent the cryptocurrency back towards six-month lows. One thing though was that liquidations or the digital asset remained lower than expected. The current liquidation volumes lay well below the volumes that have accompanied previous crashes like this one. This could be a very important indicator for the market. Bitcoin Liquidations Remain Low In Shakeout Previously, whenever the price of bitcoin had dumped this hard, liquidation volumes have quickly risen. This is due to the massive sell-offs that follow…

Ethereum bulls aim to flip $2.8K to support before calling a trend reversal

The dire predictions calling for the onset of an extended bear market may have been premature as prices appear to be in recovery mode on Jan. 26 following a signal from the U.S. Federal Reserve that interest rates will remain near 0% for the time being.  After the Fed announcement from, prices across the cryptocurrency market began to rise with Bitcoin (BTC) up 4.11% and making a strong push for $39,000. This sparked a wave of momentum that helped to lift a majority of tokens in the market, but at…

Polygon (MATIC) sees a strong oversold bounce after $250B crypto market rebound

Polygon (MATIC) emerged as one of the best performers among high-ranking cryptocurrencies on Jan. 26 as the price rose nearly 17% to reach an intraday high at $1.825. The gains surfaced amid a synchronous rebound across the crypto market that started on Jan. 24. In detail, investors and traders poured in over $250 billion across digital assets, benefiting Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and many others in the process. Performance of the top-fifteen cryptocurrencies in the last 15 days. Source: TradingView Polygon, a secondary scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain, also cashed in on…

Anthony Scaramucci Urges Bitcoin Holders To Think Long-Term As Downtrend Won’t Last

The bitcoin downtrend has no doubt rocked investors to their core. This is evidenced by the decline of the Fear & Greed Index into the extreme fear territory, reaching as low as 11 on the scale. Investors, understandably, are wary of the market and what the next few weeks, and by extension, months, may hold for them. If this is the beginning of a bear market, then there could be another two-year wait to the next bull rally. Anthony Scaramucci has however urged bitcoin investors not to despair during this…

SEC pushes decision on ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF to April 3

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has extended its window to approve the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) originally proposed in July 2021. According to a Tuesday filing from the SEC, the regulatory body will push the deadline for approving or disapproving the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF from Feb. 2 for an additional 60 days, to April 3. SEC Assistant Secretary J. Matthew DeLesDernier noted in the filing that it was “appropriate to designate a longer period” for the regulatory body to consider the proposed rule change, allowing the…

Altcoins book 40% gains after Bitcoin and the crypto market enter a relief rally

Crypto investors are beginning to feel a sense of hope once more on Jan. 26 as the wider cryptocurrency market is seeing green and Bitcoin (BTC) price trading near $38,000. Even with the breakout, traders are advising caution ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting where the Federal Reserve is expected to unveil their plans for hiking interest rates.  As bullish sentiment begins to return, several altcoin projects have seen their prices spike more than 41% as dip buyers sought to secure a position ahead of a possible market…

Small Cap Altcoins Get Decimated In January Crypto Derisking

During the January crypto derisking carnage, it seems small cap altcoins have come out as the losers as they look to end the month 35% in the red. Small Cap Altcoins Suffer The Largest Losses In January Bloodbath As per the latest weekly report from Arcane Research, it looks like the smaller the coins, the greater have been their losses during the January carnage. Based on the market cap of each crypto, all the coins can be put into different groups. These “market cap weighted indexes” include mainly three divisions,…