• crypto traders invest only in crypto
    Cryptocurrencies

    Most crypto traders invest only in crypto: Survey

    Cryptocurrencies are the primary investment instrument of crypto retail traders, who are comfortable with volatility

    only one-third of retail crypto traders invest in stocks and just 8% of them hold fixed income products like bonds. Furthermore, just about a quarter of the polled crypto investors has invested in other assets such as real estate, investment funds and forex. The research concludes that “Cryptocurrencies are the predominant asset class for this investor segment.”

  • Telegram discontinues TON testnet
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Decentralized exchanges have a liquidity problem. Is this the answer?

    The Vega protocol is proposing a mechanism that incentivizes market makers—but only when liquidity is undersupplied

    Vega’s proposal involves setting up a mechanism that increases incentives for market makers when liquidity is undersupplied, and decreases when there is sufficient liquidity—that is, the ability to execute buy and sell orders quickly.

  • Binance jumps into bitcoin mining
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Binance jumps into bitcoin mining

    The biggest cryptocurrency exchange promises ‘the lowest rates’ but also raises concerns about the concentration of mining power in a few hands

    Cryptocurrency exchange Binance jumped into bitcoin mining business today, announcing the launch of Binance Pool. The move comes only weeks before the third “halving” will reduce the reward for mining a Bitcoin block from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC—an event that has preceded big price increases in the past.

  • Huobi targets money laundering
    Regulation,  Technology

    Huobi targets money laundering, fraud

    New Star Atlas analytics tool will allow the cryptocurrency exchange to automatically detect and trace fraudulent or illegal transactions

    Huobi Group announced today that it has launched Star Atlas, a new analytics tool designed to monitor on-chain transactions and activities “in real time to identify and flag suspicious or problematic transactions" such as money laundering, fraud, illegal dark web sales, and even price manipulation.

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