Bitcoin (BTC) Bulls Unconvincing, Over $1 Billion Lost To Hackers

Bitcoin (BTC) prices are steady Over $1 billion lost to hackers Hacking is forcing thoroughness in cryptocurrency exchanges. Determined hackers have seen exchanges lose over $1 billion with Bitpoint the latest victim. At the time of writing, BTC is stable, but bears have the upper hand. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals There is always a risk when trading. Unlike trading traditional securities like bonds or Forex, the cryptocurrency space is unregulated. That is perhaps the reason why government representatives are drumming up for proper regulation. Furthermore, Bitcoin and digital assets are…

Bitcoin Network Is Moving $3 Billion Daily, Up 210% Since April

Bitcoin’s average transaction volume is topping $3 billion per day, data from crypto analytics site Coinmetrics.io reveals as of July 16. Bitcoin’s Uptrend in Daily Transaction Value Eclipsing Altcoins’ The data — which has been adjusted to remove noise and certain artifacts, per Coinmetrics — shows an impressive uptrend in the USD value for the volume of the coin’s transactions and transfers over the past 90 days. On April 17, the average daily value was at $1.04 billion as compared with $3.22 billion on July 16, an almost 210% increase.…

Global Blockchain in Healthcare to Reach $1.7 billion by 2026

The volume of blockchain in healthcare market worldwide is forecast to reach more than $1.7 billion by 2026. In a press release published on July 16, consulting services to information technologies firm Acumen Research and Consulting (ARC) has projected that the global blockchain in healthcare market on the global scale will reach over $1.7 billion by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate of 48.1%. Based on geography, America purportedly dominates with the largest share in the global blockchain in healthcare market, wherein the United States is a mature market…

Tether (USDT) Accidentally Creates $5 Billion in Crypto

Stable coins, which are backed by fiat currency, have become an integral part of the crypto ecosystem over the past couple of years, and in that regard, Tether (USDT) is possibly the most well known. However, the very fact that it is backed by fiat makes it possible for it to be prone to certain errors, and that is exactly what happened yesterday when the team behind USDT made a mistake that had an effect on the wider crypto market for some time. Administrative Error In an astonishing development, the…

Ethereum Price Nosedives 15% in Crypto Market’s $28 Billion Wipeout

Overnight, within merely hours, the valuation of the crypto market dropped by $28 billion as major assets in the likes of Ethereum and Litecoin fell in the range of 11 to 15 percent. Analysts have largely attributed the correction to a technical move given the 200 percent year-to-date gain of bitcoin since January. Market largely oversold, can it recover? Global markets analyst Alex Krüger said on July 12 that while the medium to long term trend of bitcoin remains bullish, a drop in the price of bitcoin below $11,300, which…

Ethereum Price Nosedives 15% in Crypto Market’s $28 Billion Wipeout

Overnight, within merely hours, the valuation of the crypto market dropped by $28 billion as major assets in the likes of Ethereum and Litecoin fell in the range of 11 to 15 percent. Analysts have largely attributed the correction to a technical move given the 200 percent year-to-date gain of bitcoin since January. Market largely oversold, can it recover? Global markets analyst Alex Krüger said on July 12 that while the medium to long term trend of bitcoin remains bullish, a drop in the price of bitcoin below $11,300, which…

Oops! Tether ‘Accidentally’ Created $5 Billion in Crypto Out of Thin Air

Due to human error and fat fingers, Tether accidentally printed $5 billion of its fiat-pegged cryptocurrency out of thin air. Oops. The mistake occurred when the Tether team was in the process of moving tokens from the Omni Layer to the Tron blockchain. What was meant to be a $50 million transfer became $5 billion after someone misplaced a decimal point. Tether Accidentally Printed 5 Billion Tokens – Here’s What Happened Next Crypto exchange Poloniex clarified that the problem occurred after it requested Tether’s assistance to conduct a token swap.…

Oops! Tether ‘Accidentally’ Created $5 Billion in Crypto Out of Thin Air

Due to human error and fat fingers, Tether accidentally printed $5 billion of its fiat-pegged cryptocurrency out of thin air. Oops. The mistake occurred when the Tether team was in the process of moving tokens from the Omni Layer to the Tron blockchain. What was meant to be a $50 million transfer became $5 billion after someone misplaced a decimal point. Tether Accidentally Printed 5 Billion Tokens – Here’s What Happened Next Crypto exchange Poloniex clarified that the problem occurred after it requested Tether’s assistance to conduct a token swap.…

Tether Mistakenly Minted 5 Billion USDT and Immediately Burned Them

Stablecoin operator Tether accidentally minted and subsequently burned 5 billion USDT tokens, Whale Alert tweeted on July 13. Whale Alert — a Twitter account dedicated to reporting large cryptocurrency transactions — noted that 50 million USDT tokens were transferred from cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex to the Tether Treasury via the Omni protocol on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. The account subsequently reported that Tether Treasury minted 5 billion USDT tokens on the Tron blockchain, after which it burned them. Then, Tether minted another 50 million USDT on the same chain, burned another…

Binance to Burn Over $2.5 Billion of Its BNB Stash. Guess Who Benefits?

Binance yesterday completed its eighth quarterly “burn” of BNB. With this move, the exchange follows its commitment to reduce the total token supply periodically. However, along with the obligatory token burn, Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao announced that his company would relinquish its entire BNB allocation as part of its efforts to promote the growth of the ecosystem. He said: “Today, on behalf of the Binance team, I am announcing that we will give up all of our BNB allocations and contribute towards our commitment to burning a total of…