• Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Reviewed: January

    A big month for digital assets as prices drop but adoption increases

    A January decline Bitcoin ended the year of 2021 a little above $46,000. There was bullish talk for the last two months of the year, after Bitcoin hit its all time high in early November. The leading digital asset saw a continuing decline throughout January, reaching a month low of $33,495 on January 24. The price has recovered from the low and now sits above $38,000. During January, almost all of the digital asset market saw a decrease in price and market cap across the board. Geopolitical events such as the Russia-USA Ukraine tensions had a negative effect on global markets. Kazakhstan, a key country for Bitcoin mining, faced national…

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Opinion

    Take A Step Back

    Sometimes it’s good to realize how ridiculous this all is

    A different approach Taking anything too seriously can be bad for stress and your day-to-day activities. I noticed I would check the markets while I was with friends or at the gym. Waking up and immediately checking my phone to see if there was any new news I missed while sleeping. Crypto is a 24/7 market, and for some that is a stressful and time consuming thing. Taking a step back and looking at everything going on, I realized there was nothing to do but laugh at the ridiculousness of the whole thing. There is a way to be involved in crypto and actually enjoy it. There’s nothing wrong with…

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Markets Report

    The January Crypto Crash

    Why is it happening?

    Massive selloff Since 2022 started, the total crypto market cap has seen a decline of nearly 600 billion dollars. The last week in particular has been extremely volatile. Bitcoin is down over 16 percent over the last 7 days, according to CoinMarketCap. Ethereum is down over 24 percent, and nearly every other top digital asset is down over 10percent. A big factor of the selloff comes from stocks dropping and inflation continuing to rise. Everything from groceries to housing is getting more expensive, and there is fear in the air among retail investors. An additional part of this selloff comes from Russia’s announcement for a possible ban on cryptocurrency trading…

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Innovators

    Walmart May Soon Enter the Metaverse

    The retail giant wants in

    Trademarks Walmart filed several trademarks on December 30 that would allow them to sell virtual goods, currency, and NFTs to customers. Trademark serial number 97197301 states at one point “PROVIDING A VIRTUAL CURRENCY FOR USE BY MEMBERS OF AN ONLINE COMMUNITY VIA A GLOBAL COMPUTER NETWORK; FINANCIAL EXCHANGE OF VIRTUAL CURRENCY, IN THE FIELD OF NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS (NFTS)”. The text itself goes on a lot longer, and there are several other additional trademarks to read too. Walmart intends to create its own digital currency and NFTs, but it’s going to go a lot deeper than that. Looking at the trademarks shows that there is a lot of thought and care…