DeFi will bring a new golden age for the film industry

There are opportunities to be leveraged in bringing DeFi to the film industry, making the investing process easier and more transparent. With an explosion of video streaming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and now around $40 billion locked into decentralized finance protocols, it’s time for decentralized finance and the film industry to meet. Film financing is a cumbersome and inefficient system. Investors are the first to put their money in but last to see any return. There is no transparency into how funds are being used during production…

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Thailand’s crypto market seeks clearer regulations as industry interest peaks

The Thai SEC says the total number of crypto accounts rose by nearly 300% over the course of the last 180 days. Thailand currently lays claim to one of the more regulated crypto trading markets in the world, with exchanges having to adhere to strict regulatory standards. For example, at the start of the year, Bitkub, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, was shut down by regulators after the trading platform faced a series of lengthy service outages.  Despite these seemingly stringent conditions, the country’s crypto market has continued to thrive.…

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3 million active users help lift Audius (AUDIO) to a new all-time high

Audius price hit a new all-time high after the decentralized music streaming platform surpassed 3 million active users and developers hinted at future NFT integrations. As blockchain technology increasingly becomes part of the mainstream conversation, its integration with today’s most used technologies is bound to increase. This means that it’s only a matter of time before video streaming, digital music and social media see gradual blockchain integrations take place.  Audius (AUDIO) is one project that is chasing the first-mover advantage in the music streaming sector. The music-sharing and streaming protocol facilitates…

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A peek into the Bitcoin miner’s 2020: Interview with BTC.top’s Jiang Zhuoer

Miners are making bank amid the price rally as manufacturers struggle to produce chips. After a tumultuous 2020 that continued into Bitcoin (BTC) setting new all-time highs in 2021, Bitcoin miners are facing a bittersweet scenario — profits have skyrocketed, but multiple issues prevent them from buying more devices and boosting Bitcoin’s hash rate. According to the founder of major mining pool BTC.Top, Jiang Zhuoer, global electronics supply chain issues are having their effect on the mining industry as well. Speaking with Cointelegraph, he said: “There is definitely a shortage…

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Law Decoded: Closing remarks on the future of crypto law, March 5

The final Law Decoded moves away from specific news to reflect on the biggest legal issues facing crypto. Editor’s note Ladies and gentlemen, it is bittersweet to welcome you to the final installment of Law Decoded, at least with yours truly at the helm. Though someone may pick this newsletter back up at some point, there are no plans to do so now. Taking advantage of the rose-tinted glasses or maybe the graduation goggles that are in effect for this final newsletter, I will be shaking up the format. As…

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NFT hype will calm, but the concept won’t disappear, MEW founder speculates

Nonfungible tokens are all the rage right now, but how long will the fanfare last? Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have gained significant traction in the crypto space in recent months, with some tokens selling for millions of dollars. Even though the current excitement over NFTs will eventually simmer down, the concept will live on, according to the CEO and founder of MyEtherWallet, Kosala Hemachandra.  “NFT is currently a hot topic, but I’m sure the hype around it will soon die down,” Hemachandra told Cointelegraph. “Similarly, ERC-20-based tokens were a hot…

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99% gone in 60 seconds: How a Polkadot trader may have crashed DOT futures

Polkadot (DOT) futures at Binance flash-crashed by 99.5%, potentially generating an $8.3 million profit for the ‘trader’ if they used this clever strategy. On March 5, Polkadot (DOT) experienced a flash crash at Binance perpetual futures which resulted in the contract trading as low at $0.20. While this could have been an honest fat-finger trading mistake, a number of indicators point to a planned-attack. While no hard evidence will likely ever emerge, the open interest increase just 24 hours ahead of the event indicates that an attacker could have generated…

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Traders speculate that Bitcoin’s price may continue to trade sideways for now

CryptoWendyO and Cheds weigh in on where Bitcoin’s price could head next. Bitcoin’s price has declined in recent days. While it has rebounded from its weekly lows, the asset’s trajectory remains uncertain says CryptoWendyO, a crypto trader on Twitter.   “The daily timeframe is not looking great as we are having trouble sustaining $50K,” she told Cointelegraph on Friday. “I am feeling like we will get a run to $51.6[K].” She added: “From there I would be cautious as rejection could lead back to the $50K -$45K range. A break down…

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Price analysis 3/5: BTC, ETH, ADA, BNB, DOT, XRP, UNI, LTC, LINK, BCH

Selling pressure from global equities markets continues to weigh on Bitcoin price as traders endeavor to flip the $50,000 level back to support. Analysts expect the U.S. economy to stage a strong recovery in the second half of this year as coronavirus vaccines are distributed and economic activity begins to increase. As growth picks up, inflation concerns are also on the rise. Speculation is rife that the U.S. Federal Reserve may have to adjust its dovish stance to hold down interest rates.  In anticipation, the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has…

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Big Tech sell-off and rising Treasury yield pin Bitcoin price below $50K

A sharp spike in the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield and an extended Big Tech sell-off is weighing on cryptocurrency prices as investors flee risk-on assets. Bitcoin (BTC) continues to struggle below $50,000 on March 5 as a spike in the 10-year Treasury yield to 1.62%, its highest level in over a year, has taken a toll on global financial markets and hit risk-assets especially hard.  At the time of writing the S&P 500 and Dow are up 0.46% and 0.64% but the tech sector sell off continues as companies like…

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