Bitcoin bull Tim Draper reveals the secrets of his altcoin portfolio

Tech billionaire, Tim Draper, has revealed he owns a myriad of altcoins in addition to his 30,000 BTC. Tim Draper, the prominent venture capitalist and tech billionaire who purchased nearly 30,000 Bitcoins (BTC) that were seized from the Silk Road, has revealed his digital currency holdings span at least half a dozen different crypto assets.   Speaking at a recent investment conference, Draper revealed that his holdings include Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ripple (XRP), Tezos (XTZ), and Aragon (ANT), adding: “I’m a believer. I think it’s happening – [adoption] it’s coming. It’s…

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DeFi projects rush towards Layer 2 as Ethereum clogs up

Leading DeFi protocols are rushing to implement Layer 2 to ease the burden of high gas fees. Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols are racing to implement Layer 2 scaling solutions as Ethereum gas fees skyrocket and the network struggles under the demand. Popular DeFi platforms including Uniswap, Aave, and Synthetix are gettin closer to rolling out the scaling solutions. Synthetix, an on-chain synthetic assets protocol that tracks the value of real-world assets, is upgrading September 24 to a primitive version of L2 scaling. According to a blog post by founder Kain…

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BCH Hash Watch: Majority of Miners Signal BCHN, Coinex Exchange Announces Futures

Bitcoin Cash proponents have recently noticed that the last 612 blocks or more than 61% of the last 1,000 blocks have been mined using BCHN, according to Coin Dance statistics. Moreover, data also shows that 82% of Bitcoin Cash hashpower is signaling BCHN, as the prominent miners Btc.com and Antpool have started signaling. BCH fans are patiently waiting as there’s 53 days left until the November 15th Bitcoin Cash upgrade. News.Bitcoin.com reported on September 1, on how there’s a high chance the BCH blockchain will bifurcate into two networks. At…

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Bears reign as 86% of September’s $284M CME Bitcoin options are worthless

Bears lurk as Bitcoin price is down and $284M in CME BTC options are set to expire on Friday. As of now, the $622 million total open interest for BTC futures expiry on Friday seems quite relevant.  This Friday, a total of $100 million in CME Bitcoin (BTC) options are set to expire. 58% of these are call (buy) options, meaning buyers can acquire BTC futures at a fixed price. As the expiry draws near, call options 10% or higher above the current BTC price are deemed worthless. Therefore, there’s…

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Revealing crypto exchange’s physical location was not harmful, court rules

A former employee’s actions did not cause ‘damage or loss, in any amount’ to the exchange. A federal judge has ruled that an employee who revealed the location of a major crypto exchange did not violate its trade secrets. According to court records filed Sept. 22, U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Payward Inc. — the owner of Kraken — against former employee Nathan Peter Runyon for misappropriating “trade secrets” by publicly disclosing the exchange’s physical address in San Francisco and accessing one of…

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DeFi and security not mutually exclusive, say CertiK and Binance Smart Chain reps

The crypto space continues to build frameworks to supplement DeFi’s rising star. Keeping pace with the rapidly developing decentralized finance niche within the crypto industry, major crypto exchange Binance has called on blockchain auditing company CertiK to beef up its platform’s security.  “The rapid innovation and experimentation of DeFi is what makes it so great, but speed should not compromise security,” CertiK’s chief operating officer, Daryl Hok, told Cointelegraph.  “We’re providing a way for early adopters to continue to reap the benefits without having to be the guinea pigs bearing the…

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Cryptocurrency ETF by Nasdaq and Hashdex Approved to List on Bermuda Stock Exchange

A cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) by Nasdaq and Brazilian fund manager Hashdex has reportedly been approved to trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Hashdex says the new cryptocurrency investment product tracks the Nasdaq Crypto Index. Hashdex Says ETF Will Track Nasdaq Crypto Index Brazilian fund manager Hashdex confirmed to news.Bitcoin.com on Tuesday that the company is launching a cryptocurrency ETF, co-developed with Nasdaq. A Hashdex spokesperson said that the ETF has been approved by the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), elaborating: The ETF will be available for public trading on BSX…

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Blockchain tech is helping to reduce the impact of deforestation in Brazil

The move is intended to prevent “laundering” cattle from sanctioned farms. Major meat processing company JBS S.A., has repeatedly come under fire for allegedly contributing to the illegal deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. They are now using blockchain technology to create a unique solution to the problem. According to a Sept. 23 report from Reuters, JBS said it plans to launch a blockchain-based traceability system for its meat supply chain to ensure it does not buy livestock from farms that are known to have illegally felled trees. The company has…

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Could holding 0.28 BTC could put you in the top 1% wealth bracket someday?

The numbers seem to line up, but do the facts? A large portion of Bitcoin’s (BTC) value lies within its limited 21 million coin supply, which means ownership of a small portion could lead to significant wealth — if mass global adoption occurs.  “There is only 0.0027 BTC for the current 7 billion people,” trader, Bitcoin evangelist, and Twitter personality Davincij15 said in a Sept. 22 tweet, noting the worlds total population in relation to Bitcoin’s total supply. Davincij15 is known for his early Bitcoin commentary, which harkens back to the asset’s…

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Recap of Cointelegraph panel: Brokers and banks in crypto

Cointelegraph recently hosted a YouTube panel discussing brokers and banks involved in the crypto industry, based on a report from CV VC and PwC. This past summer, a Switzerland-based blockchain investment company called CV VC, and a Swiss audit and advisory firm known as PwC, in collaboration with Cointelegraph, put together an in-depth report on the top blockchain companies and what they are up to in their distinct sectors. The report lists eight separate categories. Cointelegraph hosted a previous panel on Sept. 9 discussing blockchain’s impact on the art industry…

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