CFTC Chief Backs Regulatory Incentives to Make Bitcoin Proof of Stake

Rostin Behnam – chairman of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission – is not happy with Bitcoin’s current levels of energy consumption. He believes regulators should establish incentives to push the network towards a proof of stake (POS) consensus model. Not Worth the Energy, says Benham Speaking at POLITICO’s Sustainability Summit, Benham claimed that Bitcoin’s energy consumption doesn’t match its economic output. “That may rebalance over time, but right now it’s clearly skewed,” he said. Most of Bitcoin’s energy consumption…

Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index Hits Lowest Level Since Covid Crash

The Bitcoin/ Crypto Fear and Greed Index today shows the most bearish crypto market sentiment since March 2020. The index started showing “extreme fear” across the market last week. Bitcoin collapsed below $30,000 for the first time since July, while the UST stablecoin fell apart. Today, the index reflects a single-digit score of only 8. That’s the lowest number since March 28th, 2020, when it collapsed to the same level due to covid lockdown fears. By contrast, March 28th, 2022…

Terra Should Have Backed UST With Bitcoin From The Start (Opinion)

Terra co-founder Do Kwon became an industry hero when he promised to buy $10 billion of Bitcoin back in March. Now, he’s become crypto public enemy number one. Two months after the announcement, his blockchain’s dollar-based stablecoin, TerraUSD (UST), has depegged to just $0.15. Meanwhile, Terra’s governance token LUNA has collapsed to absolute zero, destroying investors who HODL’d through its collapse. Kwon and the Luna Foundation Guard fought to defend the peg by selling their Bitcoin reserves to pump UST’s…

B3, Brazil’s stock exchange to roll out BTC and ETH futures

Brazilian stock exchange B3 is gearing up to launch its first official product targeting the crypto market. A report unveiled this news today, citing B3’s Chief Financial Officer, Andre Milanez. He announced this bullish news during a conference call on Monday. Specifically, Milanez said B3 seeks to roll out Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading within six months. According to the report, Milanez did not share how the product offering would work. It remains unclear whether B3 will team up with another…

Bill Miller Says he Hasn’t Sold his Bitcoin, Despite Bear Market

Legendary value investor Bill Miller has HODL’d through Bitcoin’s recent crash despite it reaching price lows unseen since December of 2020. The investor maintains that Bitcoin is fundamentally different from all other cryptocurrencies and that it lacks true competition. Bitcoin Above All for Bill Miller In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Miller said that Bitcoin has correlated with different multiple metrics throughout the years. He currently sees it correlated with “risk-on, risk-off”, an investment setting when price behavior swings…

Terra’s Meltdown and the Humbling of Do Kwon

Amid the bloodbath suffered by all of crypto on Monday, one digital asset collapsed hilariously harder than the rest: Terra. Yes, that includes everything – from the Terra (LUNA) governance token, to its so-called “stablecoin” TerraUSD (UST). The former is down over 75% on the week, while the latter collapsed below $0.7 despite intended $1.00 price peg. The token’s absolute meltdown has nearly removed it from the top 20 cryptocurrencies, despite being top 10 mere days ago. The ordeal has…

El Salvador buys the dip; Adds 500 BTC to its coffers

El Salvador, the only country that accepts Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender, has added 500 BTC to its balance sheet. Nayib Bukele, the country’s president, announced this bullish news through a tweet yesterday. According to Bukele, El Salvador bought the dip after the flagship cryptocurrency plunged to the $30,000 level. Bukele’s tweet read, El Salvador just bought the dip! 🇸🇻 500 coins at an average USD price of ~$30,744 🥳 While El Salvador bought BTC at an aggregate price of…

Terra Empties Bitcoin Reserve Wallet as UST Stablecoin Loses Peg

On Monday, the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) temporarily emptied its entire Bitcoin wallet of 42,530.82 BTC. Due to crypto market volatility, the foundation says it's trying to preserve TerraUSD (UST)’s peg to the dollar. According to on-chain data, the LFG’s Bitcoin wallet sent out all of its Bitcoin at 14:34 EST, only to recover 28,205 BTC just 2 hours later. Terra co-founder Do Kwon explained yesterday that the Guard voted to deploy $1.5 billion from its reserves to maintain UST’s…

Senator Warren Questions Fidelity Over Plans to Include Bitcoin in Retirement Accounts

Last month, Fidelity announced that it would begin allowing customers to include Bitcoin in their 401(k) retirement accounts. However, as with most things crypto-related, US Senator Elizabeth Warren is highly skeptical of the idea. Questioning Fidelity The senator issued a letter to Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson on Wednesday, questioning the “appropriateness” of her company’s decision. Warren claimed that cryptocurrencies pose risks of “fraud, theft and loss,” citing the Department of Labor’s warning to 401(k) fiduciaries. The labor department’s warning was…

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