CFTC Chief Praises Lummis-Gillibrand Bill, Agrees that Bitcoin and Ether are Commodities

Rostin Benham – Chairman of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – is happy with the landmark crypto regulation bill that went public on Tuesday. He said he’s happy with the regulatory guardrails the bill provides and agrees with the designation of Bitcoin and Ethereum as commodities. Long-Awaited Legislation In conversation with Washington Post Live on Wednesday, Benham said he was “thrilled” by yesterday’s Responsible Financial Innovation Act. He showed excitement over the steps taken to concretely regulate digital…

Fidelity to Launch Ethereum Trading and Custody Following Influx of Crypto Hires

The financial services giant Fidelity is putting more money in cryptocurrency-related services, despite the recent market downturn. President Tom Jessop has confirmed that the firm will start developing services for cryptocurrencies besides Bitcoin, such as Ethereum trading. Unphased by the Bear Market As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Fidelity Digital Asset Services plans to hire 110 engineers with blockchain expertise. It will also bring 100 customer service specialists to the team. The new hires will have to help launch…

What is Tornado Cash, and How Does It Work?

Decentralized and non-custodial, Tornado Cash is an Ethereum-based solution for privacy and anonymity. Severing the on-chain link between those who send and receive coins enhances transaction anonymity.  This guide will provide our readers with more insight into Tornado Cash. We will start with a general introduction and move deeper into how Tornado Cash works. We will also add a list of pros and cons to this system for the reader's benefit. Understanding Tornado Cash Decentralized protocols such as Tornado Cash…

Andreessen Horowitz Unveils 2022 State of Crypto Report

The Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) released a report on Tuesday covering the current state of crypto adoption. It highlights Ethereum as the leading blockchain network for developer support but contains very little mention of Bitcoin’s growth. The Potential of Web 3 The VC firm broke boiled down its report into five key takeaways about the current state of crypto. It began by suggesting that the industry is in the middle of its fourth ‘price innovation’ cycle.…

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…

Traders Are Looking at ETH Staking after Ethereum v2 Release

For many investors and fans, Ethereum is the most famous altcoin. Since its inception, Ether (ETH) has skyrocketed in value.  Starting at $0.311 in 2015, Ether has risen to about $4,800 late last year, with much volatility all along the way.  The project looks to be nearing a significant overhaul that will add new features and improve old ones. Among the numerous factors the market is watching, the new ETH staking mechanism may be enormous. Ethereum’s Current Issues To grasp…

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum – Are We Going to See Ethereum’s Victory over Bitcoin?

The moment when Ethereum will overcome Bitcoin appears closer and closer. However, it doesn't seem easy to forecast the precise moment when ETH’s historical victory over BTC will occur. While we observe the market’s movements, there are several arguments made by experts to sustain ETH’s rise. A Quick Introduction to BTC and ETH First, it is essential to know the different stories that brought us BTC and ETH. Someone using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin (BTC) in 2008. BTC…

Solana Outpaces Ethereum NFT Projects: Okay Bears Generate $18M in One Day

Okay Bears, a Solana-backed NFT collection, raised $18M within one day of launching. The novel NFT project was so popular it outperformed every Ethereum-based collection in terms of trading volume. Two weeks ago, Rarible Protocol launched a custom marketplace for Solana NFT projects, finally drawing attention to Solana projects. Okay Bears is the latest proof of the incredible growth the NFT marketplace has seen in the past weeks. [caption id="attachment_320506" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Okay Bear #116  |   Solanart.io[/caption] The new bear…

Optimism to Launch New Token and Revamp Governance Structure

Ethereum rollup Optimism could launch a new token in the coming weeks. The L2 network wi also introduced interesting reforms to its governance structure.  Optimism is a low-cost, high-speed Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) scaling solution created in 2019. Considering Ethereum’s longstanding problem of scalability, Optimism like other L2 chains hopes to alleviate these problems. The network has risen in popularity and use in the past 2 years. Its new governance token, OP,  will underly the layer-2 protocol and promote Optimism’s adoption in…

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