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Bitcoin's Taproot Seeks to Boost Smart Contracts and Privacy in Major Upgrade

Bitcoin's Taproot Seeks to Boost Smart Contracts and Privacy in Major Upgrade

Bitcoin's Taproot upgrade is poised to bring smart contract functionality to the biggest cryptocurrency network.
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Eric Wall of Arcane Assets: "Bitcoiners Protect BTC Against 'Shitcoinism' But They're Also Keeping it From Valid Technical Ideas"

Eric Wall of Arcane Assets: "Bitcoiners Protect BTC Against 'Shitcoinism' But They're Also Keeping it From Valid Technical Ideas"

In this week’s episode Camila Russo speaks with Eric Wall, chief investment officer at Arcane Assets. Eric has many claims to fame. One is the now renowned Bitcoin rainbow chart which overlays the color scheme over the bitcoin price in a way that would imply it helps predict future prices. But that’s exactly what he wanted to debunk. After diving…
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Hey Bitcoin ETF! Say Hello to the 500 DeFi Index Funds Already Trading

Hey Bitcoin ETF! Say Hello to the 500 DeFi Index Funds Already Trading

The long wait for this one imperfect trading product shows exactly why DeFi will disrupt and upend traditional finance.
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Arrival of Futures ETFs Stokes Bitcoin in DeFi

Arrival of Futures ETFs Stokes Bitcoin in DeFi

Bitcoin in decentralized finance has been surging since speculation strengthened that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission would finally approve an exchange-traded fund to invest in the world’s largest cryptocurrency. BTC deposited into Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem as shown on DeFi Pulse’s “Bitcoin at Work” page, jumped 2% to 284,331 BTC since Oct. 14, when one…
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Looking for a Bullish Signal? Fidelity and HSBC Shrug Off Crypto Angst and Scale DeFi Offerings

Looking for a Bullish Signal? Fidelity and HSBC Shrug Off Crypto Angst and Scale DeFi Offerings

In 2017, the ICO boom helped propel crypto assets to record levels only to fall almost as precipitously. With that history it is perhaps only natural that 2020-21’s extraordinary increase in activity has been greeted by mainstream attention, albeit with some hesitancy from media commentators who are yet to be convinced that the crypto-sphere is…
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Twitter's Jack Dorsey Announces DeFi on Bitcoin Project

Twitter's Jack Dorsey Announces DeFi on Bitcoin Project

Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO and Bitcoin enthusiast, wants to bring decentralized finance onto the OG cryptocurrency protocol. On July 15, Dorsey announced that his financial services and digital payments company, Square, is creating a new business focused on bringing non-custodial, permissionless DeFi services to Bitcoin. The new company, which is called “TBD” (just like…
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The DeFi Future is Automated

The DeFi Future is Automated

A race is under way in DeFi innovation. Established players and upstart newcomers alike are in the running.  Gelato has been tinkering with use cases since 2019 and launched its production-ready V1 last July. Meanwhile, Keep3r network has been executing its own solution since late October 2020. And just last month Chainlink announced an Open…
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Crypto Scams are Out of Control, Again… Here's How to Stop Them Forever

Crypto Scams are Out of Control, Again… Here's How to Stop Them Forever

You may have seen this statistic floating around blogs and influencer feeds recently: an estimated 80% of ICO’s in 2017 were scams. This may have been four years ago but there is good  reason to be  concerned. That’s an alarming number, and it underscores a sober reality in the crypto community — grifters remain a…
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The Riddle of Ethereum: Bullish Signals Abound as Price Starts and Stops

The Riddle of Ethereum: Bullish Signals Abound as Price Starts and Stops

Bullish news continues to circulate as ETH price keeps dropping or moving sideways at best. Are we merely in an accumulation phase, or has the bear market started, and we’re all in denial? Ethereum’s Ether is down 11% in the past 30 days and has plunged 46% since its $4,357 high reached in May. It…
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Love Dies Hard: Data Shows Institutions Still Sweet on BTC and Crypto

Love Dies Hard: Data Shows Institutions Still Sweet on BTC and Crypto

Welcome to the first Global Digital Finance x The Defiant column, bringing you the stories and discussions that have caught our eye this month.  From market infrastructure to institutional investors to the digitalization of private markets, we’ll look at how decentralization is reshaping traditional finance. .  ETPs showing that Digital assets are ‘here to stay’ Bitcoin-indexed…