Crypto’s impact on marketing has only just begun

The road to the adoption of blockchain and crypto in the marketing industry is a long and winding road. But make no mistake about it: Transformation is well on its way and the road will soon turn to a highway. As someone who has been a creative director, agency owner/partner, strategic planner, chief marketing officer for fintech startups and an entrepreneur, I’ve seen the marketing industry from multiple vantage points. What’s common in marketing revolutions? And while every so-called “marketing revolution” takes a somewhat different path, there are many commonalities.…

Impending Futures-Based Bitcoin ETFs May Boost Cash and Carry Yields

Assuming Wall Street embraces these ETFs, the futures premium, or the spread between futures prices and spot prices, would rise significantly, boosting yields from cash and carry strategy, which involves buying the asset in the spot market and simultaneously selling futures contracts. Carry trades are direction-neutral and profit from an eventual convergence of the two prices. (Futures price converges with the spot price on expiry). Source link

Bitcoin Mining Is Decentralizing – Here’s Proof

There’s at least one industry where the United States now has China beat: bitcoin mining. After Beijing’s crackdown on crypto in September, the U.S. took the reins as the leading location for bitcoin mining, according to data compiled by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and released last week. Just two years ago, China accounted for three-quarters of all of bitcoin’s total hashrate (the computational power used to mine bitcoin), while the U.S. contributed a scant 4%. As of August, China’s bitcoin miners were gone, while the Americans were responsible…

How to modify or cancel a pending Ethereum transaction

Ethereum is an open-source blockchain-based software platform with thousands of decentralized applications (DApps) that powers its native cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH), that can be sent and received globally without any third-party interference. First conceptualized in 2013 by Russian-Canadian programmer Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum was designed as a platform for self-executing, permanent and immutable DApps with use cases varying from finance to gaming and art. DApps are often referred to as smart contracts which are Ethereum transaction protocols that automatically carry out certain functions and actions like transaction processing with predetermined conditions and…

6 Questions for Yat Siu of Animoca Brands – Cointelegraph Magazine

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!   This week, our 6 Questions go to Yat Siu, the co-founder, group executive chairman and managing director of Animoca Brands, who leads various NFT projects. A veteran technology entrepreneur and investor, Yat is the co-founder, group executive chairman and managing director of Animoca Brands — a global leader in blockchain and gaming with the mission to deliver digital property…

BTC price eyes all-time high weekly close above $60K ahead of Bitcoin ETF turbulence

Bitcoin (BTC) faces a pivotal weekly close on Oct. 17 with bulls scrambling to squash final resistance before all-time highs.  BTC/USD 1-week candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin on the cusp of clearing final resistance Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD ranging throughout the weekend, crucially staying above $60,000. This week’s close was already tipped to be a deal-breaker, potentially being its highest ever — only once before has Bitcoin ended a weekly candle above the $60,000 mark. With hours left to go, analysts were bracing for a…

Brazilian toddler makes over 6,500% profit on her first Bitcoin holding

A 4-year-old girl has reportedly earned over 6,500% profit on a one Bitcoin (BTC) gift she received on the day of her birth.  João Canhada, the founder of a Brazilian crypto exchange Foxbit, gifted 1 BTC to his newborn daughter, roughly worth $915.80. Sharing details on the event, Canhada said: “As soon as my daughter was born, in 2017, I bought 1 Bitcoin for her, not just as a gift, but as a way of investing in this new economy. At the time, BTC cost 5,000 Brazilian Real.” Four years…

Crypto traders fight in WBS Dubai for Amir Khan’s charity boxing match

The World Blockchain Summit in Dubai hosted an exhibition boxing match between top cryptocurrency traders and influencers for the WBC Crypto Belt. The fights were supported by a charity event, featuring an auction of memorabilia including digital currency assets and nonfungible tokens (NFTs). What started off as a conversation for a friendly match with a small audience, saw the involvement of two-time World Boxing Champion Amir Khan and the Super Boxing League (SBL) as the organizer, in association with ByBit crypto exchange and World Boxing Council. Amir khan crypto fight…

The crypto industry royally screwed up privacy

Privacy is a complicated topic. Few would argue that privacy is not important. It’s generally more interesting to talk about things that are disputable. So, the limited arguments against privacy actually make it somewhat boring to discuss and easy to take for granted. As Edward Snowden famously said: “Arguing that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is like arguing that you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” However, what if your privacy is not a priority? What if your privacy…

Binance launches $1B BSC fund, BTC futures ETF approval could arrive soon, and Celsius raises $400M: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 10-16

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Binance to launch $1B fund to develop BSC ecosystem Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, announced an accelerator fund worth a whopping $1 billion this week. The funds will go toward supporting the development of the Binance Smart Chain ecosystem.  Binance outlined that the 10-figure…