The fees sting but Uniswap v3 sees more volume on launch day than v2’s first month

Several users have aired complaints about the new version, especially its higher gas fees. The founder of Uniswap, Hayden Adams, has reported that the launch day of Uniswap’s v3 iteration was more successful than its predecessor in terms of volume, but not everyone in the DeFi community concurs. In a tweet on May 6th, Adams declared the launch of Uniswap v3 the day before a resounding success. He noted that over its first 24 hours of going live v3 had already processed more than twice the volume that v2 saw…

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Ivanka Trump’s luxury Miami apartment block accepting crypto for condos

With the cheapest condo listed for more than $10 million, Miami’s Arte Surfside luxury apartments are now aimed at crypto millionaires and billionaires. Luxury Miami apartment Arte Surfside will now accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for its remaining luxury residences — including the Villa Nove penthouse, currently listed for $38 million. The firm has partnered with trading platform SolidBlock, allowing potential buyers to pay in multiple cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ether. The region’s “most exclusive” condominium is already home to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, as well as…

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Ripple sold twice as much XRP this quarter, as demand grows for its ODL service

Ripple’s XRP sales are up 97% in Q1, with the firm attributing the growth to its focus on RipplesNet’s On-Demand Liquidity service. Despite the ongoing legal battle with the Securities Exchange Commission, Ripple reported a 97% increase in sales of XRP for Q1. Ripple posted its Q1 markets report on May 6th and revealed that total sales net of purchases had gone from $76.27 million in Q4 2020, to $150.34 million in Q1 this year. Ripple noted the surge in sales was led by the growing demand for RippleNet’s working…

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Square’s earnings 2.5X expectations, Bitcoin revenue up 1000% in 12 months

Square’s quarterly earnings beat out expectations by more than double thanks to Bitcoin’s dramatic rally. U.S.-based financial services firm, Square Inc, reports that its quarterly earnings doubled analyst expectations amid booming demand for crypto assets. Global financial data provider Refinitiv had predicted Square would see earnings of 16 cents per share in Q1 2021, but the firm ended up earning 41 cents per share. Square saw $5.06 billion in revenue, dwarfing Refinitiv’s prediction of $3.36 billion. Bitcoin alone drove $3.5 billion in revenue, an astonishing increase of 1,000% in just…

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FBI Puts Warning Signs on Bitcoin ATMs in This US County Following a Scam

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is putting up warning signs on bitcoin ATMs in Cuyahoga County of the U.S. state of Ohio to warn residents not to fall for scams asking victims to send money to scammers via bitcoin ATMs. FBI Putting Warning Signs on Bitcoin ATMs The Cuyahoga County Scam Squad in Cleveland and the FBI are collaborating to alert the public about scams involving bitcoin, News 5 Cleveland reported this week. Old scams ranging from grandparent’s scam, explained Sheryl Harris, Director of the Cuyahoga County Department of…

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Paypal Crypto Shows ‘Really Great Results’ Amid Strongest Quarter Ever, CEO Says

The CEO of Paypal has revealed that the company’s cryptocurrency business is showing “really great results.” The first quarter was Paypal’s best quarter ever overall and the strongest year in the history of the company, the CEO emphasized. Paypal Sees ‘Really Great Results’ in Its Crypto Efforts Payments giant Paypal reported its first-quarter earnings Wednesday. During the company’s earnings call, President and CEO Dan Schulman said his company “generated $6.033 billion of revenue in Q1, growing a record 31% spot and 29% on an FXN basis.” He said this is…

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Shanghai Man: VeChain on TV, DOGE flips BTC volume, Hotbit hack and more …

DOGE leading in volume and search hits, VeChain’s blockchain solution on state run CGTN, and HOO launches a smart chain of its own This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations. Will DOGEmania ever stop? Dogecoin has officially flipped Bitcoin in a few categories here in China, with DOGE trading volume on leading Chinese exchange Huobi surpassing that of leading assets ETH and BTC. On May…

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Flippening? Record $10B Ethereum futures volume briefly outpaces Bitcoin’s

The volume on Ethereum futures flipped Bitcoin’s after hitting a new record at $10 billion, and derivatives data suggests further upside for Ether price. In the past 30 days, Ether (ETH) price decoupled from Bitcoin (BTC) to post a 67.5% gain, while the leading cryptocurrency price has barely moved. Ether’s $3,605 all-time high on May 5 was responsible for boosting the asset’s futures open interest to $10 billion. This movement brings up some crucial questions as the dominance of Bitcoin’s derivatives markets appears to be challenged at the moment. On…

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Bitcoin: Solving The Elusive Monetary Problem

This deep dive explores what problems plague our modern monies, and how bitcoin cures these issues. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln To understand the implications of a paradigm changing technology, one must intimately understand the problem that is being addressed. If we do not understand the problem at a granular level, how can we ever determine what may be a suitable solution? Bitcoin has been obtuse to many, the reason being that most simply…

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‘Gold Is Clearly Being Replaced by Digital Gold’- Precious Metal Markets Spike, Strategist Mike McGlone Calls PM Action ‘Meh’

Precious metals (PM) markets have been trading a bit higher in recent days, while cryptocurrency markets have been seeing gains as well. Spot gold prices have jumped to $1,805 per ounce, up more than 1.3% during the last 24 hours, while silver prices have increased by 2.5%. As PMs have gathered strength this week, crypto-asset markets are still inching closer toward gold’s and silver’s market valuations. In fact, bitcoin’s market capitalization is just below silver’s $1.47 trillion market. Precious Metals Rise, But Investors See Digital Gold Eclipsing These Markets Ever…

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