Is Bitcoin’s rocky start to 2022 a sign of things to come?
The 2022 crypto market has had a tough start as Bitcoin and Ethereum dipped below significant price points. But crypto experts say it’s not all doom and gloom.
Bitcoin’s biggest test may come at next TradFi sell-off
Traditional equities and global markets are due for a correction. Valkyrie CEO Leah Wald wonders whether Bitcoin would hold strong in a global sell-off.
Flash crash hits crypto market, but prices steady throughout Asia trading day
Bearish concerns over Federal Reserve rate hikes show a continued correlation with traditional markets, but industry watchers see changing dynamics at play.
Bitcoin, Ethereum price level sluggish while NFT sales volume surges
The crypto market leaders are trading sideways so far in the new year. But NFT trading volume has exploded, with strong Q1 performance expected.
After a stellar year for Bitcoin and record crypto prices, what to expect in 2022
2021 was a big year for crypto. As we enter a new year, Forkast.News asks market watchers what might be in store for the next 12 months.
The top 5 ‘Ethereum killers’ of 2021
Ethereum was game-chaging at its 2015 launch, but today it’s showing its age. As Eth2 upgrades slowly unfold, who are the top rivals trying elbow out the #2 blockchain?
How DeFi is devouring traditional finance, bit by bit
2021 will go down as the year the DeFi giant woke up, writes Derek Alia of Futureswap. What lies in store for decentralized finance in the year to come?
New Cosmos, Mastercard projects to boost Ethereum scalability
With Ethereum usage at all-time high, a Cosmos ‘bridge’ to other blockchains and Mastercard rollups aim to solve a major problem plaguing the Eth network.
Avalanche price surge leads minor market rebound
After two weeks of a downward price spiral, the market showed some signs of life this morning, with most coins managing to rise about 5% coming into business hours Asia time. AVAX, however, the native token of the Avalanche blockchain, gained almost 25% overnight to reach a two-week high of US$106.87 and finding itself in […]
Running on empty: How NFT drops drive up gas fees — and transaction anxiety
Gas fee unpredictability is a highly problematic aspect of the Ethereum ecosystem, writes Matt Cutler of Blocknative. What are the solutions?
What is Polygon (MATIC) — ‘Ethereum’s internet of blockchains’?
Polygon envisions a world where value can be exchanged without borders. In this Forkast.News explainer, find out how Polygon works and why its MATIC token is defying crypto market gravity — again.
What is ENS (Ethereum Name Service) and how does it work?
ENS allows for a readable username that is portable across dApps and blockchains. Why is it important for the Web 3.0 world? Forkast.News explains.
OpenSea’s Wall Street waltz disappoints NFT devotees
OpenSea IPO plans in choppy waters. Crypto markets crumble. Bitcoin mining power struggles.
Global markets downturn hits crypto as well; BTC trading below $50K
For the second weekend in a row, markets were hit with a massive shock due to external factors. Market watchers weigh in on price movements and what to expect.
LUNA, Shiba Inu Coin soar as Ethereum nears all-time high
As the market recovers from a weekend sell-off, Terra and Shiba Inu tokens shine bright while Ethereum eyes new price heights. What’s behind their rally?
Bitcoin, Ether prices hold rebound as SHIB surges; crypto funds see record inflows
Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum’s Ether (ETH) prices on Tuesday morning Asia time held their rebound from the Black Friday sell-off of global equities and cryptocurrencies following news of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant. Bitcoin was trading at US$57,184 and Ethereum at US$4,445, as of publishing time, according to CoinGecko data. Fast facts Institutional investors appear […]
BTC, ETH prices recover after market jolt following Omicron variant
The impact was relatively short-lived, and many major tokens had already retraced most of their positions from Friday coming in Asia business hours.
Amount of Ether burnt since EIP 1559 reaches 1M ETH
The total amount of Ether — the token of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency Ethereum — “burned” since the introduction of Ethereum Improvement Protocol (EIP) 1559 as part of the London hardfork has hit the 1 million ETH milestone, according to figures from blockchain data aggregation site WatchtheBurn. Fast facts With the total amount of ETH […]
Why Arbitrum and rollups are dominating Ethereum scaling
Arbitrum is leading the way in Ethereum scaling, according to a new report by Nansen, a blockchain analytics platform. What are the challenges that lie ahead?
ConstitutionDAO to shut down after unsuccessful bid for copy of U.S. Constitution
The decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that formed to buy a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution will soon be shutting down after failing to win an auction for the document last week, despite raising over US$40 million in ETH to do so, as the Verge reports. Fast facts As Forkast.News reported last week, 17,437 members […]
Solana’s Ethereum virtual machine Neon integrates Aleph.im for interoperability data
Neon, an Ethereum virtual machine on the Solana blockchain, today announced that it is integrating Aleph.im, a cross-blockchain computing network and decentralized indexing provider, for on-chain data on Solana — a first step towards bringing cross-chain decentralized finance (DeFi) between Ethereum and Solana. Fast facts Ethereum is currently the dominant blockchain for general-use smart contracts, […]
Avalanche price breaks into crypto top 10 as market sees red
Amid a sea of red in crypto markets today Avalanche is bucking the trend, gaining 130% since the start of the month to reach a new all-time high of US$146.22 and leaping over Dogecoin to enter the crypto top 10. This clears that list of memecoins for the first time since Dogecoin’s historic run in […]
Bitcoin, Ethereum prices continue descent, but crypto funds see inflows
Bitcoin continued its descent this morning Asia time and is currently trading around US$57,050 according to CoinGecko data. The largest cryptocurrency by market value saw a brief surge Monday, crossing the US$59,000 mark, but the rally was not sustained. Ethereum, too, is trading lower at US$4,169, down 15% from its Nov. 10 all-time high of […]
What is a DAO — and can it replace your employer?
Out of nowhere, a leaderless ‘flash mob’ of crypto investors pops up to buy a rare copy of the US Constitution. What are DAOs and how do they work? Forkast.News explains.
ConstitutionDAO fails to win Sotheby’s auction
17,437 virtual strangers chipped in over $40 million to jointly buy a rare copy of the US Constitution. They lost their bid but now has everyone asking: What is a DAO?
DeFi fraud and thefts rose 600% in 2021 to reach $10.5B
Billions have been stolen through hacks from decentralized finance protocols, with Ethereum seeing the bulk of losses, according to a report by Elliptic.
Mintable wants to be the world’s largest NFT market by cataloging all Ethereum-based NFTs
How to sift through millions of NFTs before buying? NFT marketplace Mintable is hoping to attract more users with these new organizing and ranking features.
Polygon launches Miden for Ethereum scaling
Ethereum Layer 2 solutions — protocols built on top of the Ethereum blockchain that handle transactions off the Ethereum mainnet — have been on the rise as developers work on improving Ethereum’s scalability as its number of users and applications continue to grow. Polygon, a Layer 2 Ethereum scaling platform, today announced the launch of […]
Bitcoin, Ethereum prices drop as crypto funds see record $9B in inflows this year
Cryptocurrency prices dropped again this morning Asia time, with Bitcoin and Ethereum trading 7% and 8% lower respectively in 24-hour trading, according to CoinGecko data. In the meanwhile, a new CoinShares report on institutional investing in cryptocurrency found record inflows year-to-date, suggesting that big investors overall are still bullish on crypto. Fast facts Bitcoin — the […]
Discord dismisses ETH integration amid community backlash
Only two days after hinting via Twitter that leading social media platform Discord may support Ethereum, company co-founder and CEO Jason Citron has clarified the platform “has no current plans” to integrate the two. Fast facts Tweeting in response to the original post, Citron thanked community members for their perspectives and reiterated the firm is […]
Ethereum’s Web 3.0 ecosystem expands, 3.4 million now into DeFi
Ethereum’s sprawling Web 3.0 ecosystem — which includes the majority of the decentralized finance (DeFi), stablecoins, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain gaming worlds — continues to expand and draw users, with 3.4 million Ethereum addresses interacting with DeFi protocols, according to ConsenSys’ Web 3 Q3 2021 report published this week. Led by Ethereum co-founder Joseph […]
Discord CEO hints at integration with Ethereum to mixed response
Co-founder and CEO of popular social media platform Discord, Jason Citron, has hinted at integration with Ethereum via wallets such as MetaMask by tweeting a screenshot of Discord connecting to the world’s number two blockchain along with the caption “probably nothing.” Fast facts It came in response to another tweet by writer Packy McCormick, which […]
Apple boss Tim Cook says he owns cryptocurrency
Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that he owns cryptocurrency during a discussion yesterday at the New York Times’ Dealbook conference, responding to a question as to whether he owned either Bitcoin or Ethereum. Fast facts While he did not reveal which cryptocurrencies he held, the tech boss said in an interview with Andrew Ross […]
Vitalik Buterin: How DeFi, NFTs and DAOs are building a value exchange layer for Web 3.0
Speaking at the Singapore FinTech Festival, Ethereum’s creator discusses DeFi adoption and why he expects Ethereum’s ‘killer ecosystem’ to grow over the next few years.
Ethereum drives crypto comeback as US tax fears leave market unfazed
Top blockchain and crypto news: Ethereum rises and rivals follow. Taxing times for US investors. New life for reborn crypto miner.
Crypto funds see record $8.9B investment inflows so far this year
Signaling increased confidence in the future of digital assets, cryptocurrency investment products saw institutional investment inflows of US$174 million last week — the 12th consecutive week of inflows — bringing year-to-date inflows to a record US$8.9 billion, according to digital assets manager CoinShares. Fast facts Institutional investment into crypto products have surged this year with […]
Bitcoin and Ethereum prices soar to new all-time highs, crypto market now worth $3 trillion
BTC and ETH are surging to dizzying new heights today as part of a broader crypto market rally. What’s going on?
Ethereum hits new all-time high; S Korea says NFTs not virtual assets
Ethereum hits new all-time high meanwhile South Korea says NFTs not virtual assets
Ethereum sets new all-time price high as crypto market cap nears $3 trillion
Ethereum reached a new all-time price high of US$4,766 earlier today, flying past its previous all-time high record of US$4,634 set five days ago, according to CoinGecko data. Fast facts The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market value has been on a record run since late last month. On Oct. 28, Ethereum’s price climbed to US$4,416 for the first time. The […]
ETH and SOL hit all-time highs; CBA to offer crypto services
ETH and SOL hit all-time highs as well as CBA offers crypto services
Wrapped XRP coming to Ethereum in December
Wrapped XRP (wXRP) will be supported on the Ethereum blockchain from December, according to an Oct. 31 announcement by Wrapped.com, a cross-chain wrapped assets provider. Fast facts Wrapped XRP will be backed 1:1 with XRP — the native cryptocurrency of the XRP Ledger (XRPL) — and held in custody with Hong Kong-based licensed digital asset […]
Ethereum, Solana, Polkadot climb to new all-time price highs in altcoin rally
Ethereum crosses the $4,600 mark for the first time and Solana overtakes Cardano as the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market value.
CME expands crypto derivatives offerings with Micro Ether futures
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is going to expand its crypto derivatives offerings and launch Micro Ether futures on Dec. 6, pending regulatory review. Fast facts Micro Ether futures will be sized at 1/10th of one Ether, allowing access to a wide range of investors amid surging Ether prices, according to a press release. Ether reached […]
Altair upgrade goes live; Hybe and Dunamu consider NFT venture
Altair upgrade goes live, also Hybe and Dunamu consider NFT venture.
What will Ethereum prices be as 2021 ends?
As Ethereum surges to a new all-time high, 50 fintech experts surveyed by Finder offer predictions on ETH’s year-end and longer-term price outlook.
Vitalik Buterin: Layer 2 is the future of Ethereum scaling
Ethereum’s creator explains why rollups can help scale Ethereum while preserving decentralization.
Australia looks to regulate crypto; Ethereum hits all-time high
Australia’s Senate report into fintech regulations includes 12 recommendations for a clear digital assets framework.
Ethereum price touches new all-time high in altcoins rally
Ethereum prices surged to new heights ahead of next week’s Altair Beacon Chain upgrade but then pulled back. How do crypto experts make sense of it?
Bitcoin reaches new all-time price high, but in a very different market since last time
When the world’s largest cryptocurrency last reached a price high, China had yet to crack down on crypto mining, and there was no U.S. Bitcoin futures ETF. What do changing market conditions mean for the growth of Bitcoin and the crypto industry?
Institutional investors pour into Bitcoin amid ETF excitement
As excitement grew over the imminent approval of Bitcoin futures exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the United States, Bitcoin investment products saw inflows of US$70 million last week — the fifth consecutive week of inflows — while Ethereum saw outflows of US$1 million, according to digital assets manager CoinShares. Fast facts According to CoinShares, the total […]
Public blockchain Nervos launches cross-chain ‘Force Bridge’ on mainnet
Nervos, a public blockchain backed by China Merchants Bank International and Sequoia China, today announced the mainnet launch of its cross-chain “Force Bridge,” according to a company statement shared with Forkast.News. Fast facts The Force Bridge enables cross-chain transactions between Nervos and Ethereum, with support for ETH and whitelisted ERC-20 tokens, including Dai (DAI), Tether […]
Bitcoin funds lead 7th consecutive week of inflows: CoinShares data
Bitcoin investment products saw inflows of US$69 million last week amid improving investor sentiment, according to digital assets fund manager CoinShares. Fast facts “We believe this decisive turnaround in sentiment is due to growing confidence in the asset class amongst investors and more accommodative statements from the U.S. Securities [and] Exchange Commission and the Federal […]
Crypto funds see 6th consecutive week of inflows led by Bitcoin: CoinShares data
Cryptocurrency investment products saw inflows of US$95 million last week, with total inflows over the past six weeks of US$320 million, according to digital assets fund manager CoinShares. Fast facts “The continued inflows suggest the recent headwinds for digital assets, such as the widened China ban, were seen as buying opportunities for investors,” wrote CoinShares […]
Solana funds see institutional investment inflows despite recent network outage
Despite suffering a network outage due to a denial-of-service attack that took the Solana network offline for 17 hours on Sept. 14, Solana funds continued to see inflows of US$4.8 million last week, according to digital asset manager CoinShares. Fast facts “This suggests investors were happy to shrug-off the attack, seeing it as teething problems […]
Boba network announces mainnet launch of layer 2 optimistic rollup
ETH 2.0 is expected to address transaction speeds and gas fees on the world’s number two blockchain, but a growing number of layer-2 protocols are looking to solve those issues today.
Solana crashes, SOL prices tumble as network scrambles to restart
SOL had been on a tear but is now losing ground. Is Solana a victim of its own success — or does the network have deeper problems?
Ernst & Young teams up with Polygon on Ethereum scaling
Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four consulting multinationals, announced today it has integrated India-based Polygon, a Layer 2 Ethereum scaling solution, to allow its corporate clients to process blockchain-based transactions on the Ethereum mainnet. Fast facts EY has connected the public Polygon commit chain with EY’s blockchain services including EY OpsChain and EY […]
Altcoins have their day in the sun as market pulls back
A few altcoins managed to stand out coming into the working week as Solana’s tear comes to an end.
What are smart contracts and what are they used for?
In this Forkast.News explainer, learn why blockchains with smart contract capability are surging in popularity and the new darlings of investors.
Bitcoin sees first positive institutional inflows in 8 weeks; Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana lead inflows
The institutional investment tide has turned for Bitcoin, which saw US$59 million in inflows last week, according to CoinShares, Europe’s largest digital assets fund manager. It was Bitcoin’s first inflows in eight weeks — signaling improving investor sentiment toward the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Fast facts Digital asset investment products saw inflows of US$98 million […]
Solana price reaches new ATH; historic run goes on
Solana (SOL) is continuing to break new ground, gaining 22% in the past 24 hours to reach a new all-time high of US$177.95 at press time, according to data from CoinMarketCap.com. Fast facts It has been a historic run for the network, which rose 45% over the previous week to reach its previous all-time high […]
SOL, DOT, ETH are the biggest movers in a week of continued price growth
The broader market recovery following the May crash continues with five of the top 10 coins by market cap showing double-digit growth over the past seven days, according to data from CoinMarketCap.com. Fast facts Continuing its historic run, Solana (SOL) showed the most movement, gaining over 45% this past week to hit a new all-time […]
Deadline looms for Korean exchanges; Doge meme tokenization explodes
Deadline looms for Korean exchanges as Doge meme valuation explodes
India crypto exchanges allow bank deposits; FTT token on a roll
India crypto exchanges allow bank deposits while FTT token on a roll
MetaMask surpasses 10M monthly active users; Philippines, U.S. top users
MetaMask, a non-custodial wallet that allows users to interact with the Ethereum blockchain and Ethereum-compatible networks such as Polygon, has seen its monthly active users surge over 1,800% in the past year to surpass 10 million, according to ConsenSys, an Ethereum blockchain software developer. Fast facts Alongside the explosive growth of the Ethereum ecosystem from […]
Ethereum, Cardano, Solana lead institutional crypto inflows: CoinShares
Cryptocurrency investment products saw a second consecutive week of inflows of US$24 million last week, despite the eighth consecutive week of outflows from Bitcoin of US$3.8 million, according to CoinShares, Europe’s largest digital assets fund manager. Fast facts Total digital assets under management (AUM) across all digital asset fund providers last week stood at US$56.86 […]
Ethereum network splits into two; update is urged
A network patch designed to fix a bug on the Geth network has led to the world’s second-largest blockchain splitting in two.
How Bitcoin and Ethereum are rekindling with equities
What is the relationship between crypto assets and stock prices? An analysis week’s market trends.
Websites can now have ETH sent directly to their domain name
Anyone who owns a website is now able to receive crypto payments directly to their domain name, as Ethereum Name Service announces full integration with the centralized web. Fast facts Making the announcement on Twitter Friday morning, the new upgrade will bring interoperability between the centralized web and the blockchain-based ENS system. The internet currently […]
AAX to launch its own NFT marketplace, following other crypto exchanges
Amid the immense growth in the non-fungible token market, leading Singapore-based crypto exchange AAX is planning to launch its own NFT marketplace in the “near future,” according to a press release shared with Forkast.News. Fast facts In preparation for the launch, AAX is running a campaign in which its users can auction NFTs for charity […]
DeFi TVL hits all-time high, breaking past correlation with Ethereum price
While DeFi has historically moved with the Ethereum price, the latest all-time high in total value locked in can largely be attributed to new blockchains purpose-built for the sector and institutional interest.
Hacked crypto exchange Liquid secures $120M loan from FTX
While the funds stolen in last week’s cyberattack on Liquid are yet to be returned, the Japanese exchange has secured a US$120 million loan from fellow exchange FTX to cover losses. Fast facts Sam Bankman-Fried, the billionaire CEO of Hong-Kong based FTX, took to Twitter to make the announcement, saying he had always admired Liquid’s […]