It has been 13 years since the cryptocurrency token Bitcoin was introduced to the world, and it is as volatile as ever. Last year alone, Bitcoin saw tremendous losses that its price plunged 30 percent at one point, along with incredible gains reaching up to 60 percent. The coin reached an all-time high of US$68,000 in November 2021, but its price fell to US$33,000 come January 27, 2022.
On December 1, 2021, Meta (formerly Facebook) revealed that a beta tester for their virtual reality (VR) platform, Horizon Worlds, was virtually groped. The incident took place on November 26, and the beta tester who was harassed has spoken out about the intensity of being harassed in the metaverse.
The internet abounds with tales of cryptocurrency turning people into millionaires. With over 8,000 cryptocurrency tokens in circulation, it is natural to want to figure out a way to get in on the action. Today, there are three ways to get cryptocurrency: invest, earn or mine.
In August 2021, India-based blockchain startup Polygon decided to build the country’s first decentralized autonomous organization (DAO)—an organization run by its members, without any leader, on a blockchain. With the DAO, the startup aims to give users decision-making power to influence and even map out the startup’s future.
Online non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea is now worth US$13 billion, following a new investment of US$300 million in a Series C finance round led by hedge fund sponsors Paradigm and Coatue. Half a year ago, OpenSea was only valued at US$1.5 billion.
With the crypto market hitting US$3 trillion as of November 2021, it is almost impossible not to believe that we are amid a crypto boom. While investors and miners might be excited about the rising interest in crypto, there are some who do not see this as a positive step.
Be it for startups launching Initial DEX Offerings (IDOs) on decentralized exchanges (DEX) or cryptocurrency traders—liquidity pools have become indispensable. Liquidity pools are the virtual places where trading happens and companies make money. Before understanding their mechanism, let’s take a look at what they are.
At least 15% of the world’s Bitcoin miners went offline on January 5, 2022, resulting in a drop to below US$43,000 per coin for the first time since September 2021.
Since it first came into existence, blockchain has commanded a lot of attention. More than anything, it’s the revolutionary nature of blockchain that has caught the attention of people in all different fields. From tech to business, everyone is trying to figure out how they can use blockchain to their advantage.
Making money through crypto doesn’t seem that hard, right? All you have to do is invest and sell when you can make a decent profit out of it. But it’s actually not all that simple. There are several hidden fees that go into every single transaction that you make.
Over the past year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have tremendously grown in popularity. People have made millions by trading NFT memes, artwork, music and much more. Even though numerous people have profited from these tokens, there are still some who have suffered great losses. That’s because, when it comes to trading NFTs, there is more to it than meets the eye.
“Sounds like BS” was Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s very eloquent review of Web 3.0. After all, few people know more about BS than Musk.
Web 3.0 has been touted as the internet of the future and a new generation of webs. It aspires to decentralize the internet using blockchain-based tokens. It will allow people to “own” their internet activities, thus doing away with the power of big techs, such as Amazon, Alphabet and the like.
On December 31, 2021, decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem platform MRHB DeFi raised US$5.5 million through an Initial DEX Offering (IDO). The IDO allowed global investors to participate directly in the funding rounds with no third-party mediator. From raising capital through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to launching an IDO—cryptocurrency has made possible new ways for startups to raise money with fewer hurdles. Here, we take a look at what an IDO is and how your startup can get started with one.
The global crypto market capitalization reached US$2.18 trillion in 2021. According to the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, the cryptocurrency market grew by 160% in 2021, which far surpasses growth of conventional commodities. With such a booming market segment, it is only natural that people would want to find ways to make money from crypto.
The cryptocurrency boom is well and truly here. However, when it comes to using cryptocurrency, there is no clear way of determining what is okay to engage in and what isn’t. After all, cryptocurrency is constantly evolving and keeping pace with this change is no easy feat. Regulating cryptocurrency is important, and some government officials have been working towards building some sort of a framework. Still, due to the dynamic nature of the currency.