VIETNAM is experiencing a growth in cryptocurrency use despite the International Monetary Fund warning its adoption in emerging markets could threaten stability.
Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell announced Thursday that there are no plans to ban cryptocurrency in the US, and prices soared 10 percent.
Meanwhile, in El Salvador, the country has made its first forays into Bitcoin mining using power generated by a volcano, according to a video released by state-owned geothermal electric company, LaGeo SA de CV.
The first Bitcoin mining rigs have been installed in an energy factory there, where weeks ago, President Nayib Bukele made the cryptocurrency legal tender.
Bitcoin was up to a price of $47,974.84 on Coinbase on Saturday morning, and the overall cryptocurrency market cap jumped back above the $2 trillion mark.
Plus, Bitcoin and Ethereum are going to be traded on Wall Street and Coinbase is now allowing deposits in its accounts from users.
Read our cryptocurrency live blog for the latest news and updates…
WHAT WILL SHIBA INU BE WORTH IN 2022, CONTINUED
Meanwhile, Coin Price Forecast expects Shiba Inu to hit a value of $0.00002336 by the middle of next year.
It then expects it to end the year at a slightly higher level of $0.00003037.
WHAT WILL SHIBA INU BE WORTH IN 2022?
Plenty of cryptocurrency fans have predicted Shiba Inu’s value for 2022, but you should take it with a pinch of salt as those guesses are nowhere near guaranteed.
For example, crypto website Wallet Investor expects a value of up to $0.000018 in a year’s time.
SWISS REGULATOR APPROVES FIRST CRYPTO FUND
Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority has approved the first Swiss crypto fund, Bitcoin.com reported Wednesday.
FINMA revealed the fund is called “Crypto Market Index Fund.”
It noted that it is “an investment fund according to Swiss law belonging to the category ‘other funds for alternative investments’ with particular risks.”
WHO IS BEHIND ALGORAND?
The Algorand Foundation based in Singapore is behind the project.
Algorand claims that it speeds up transactions and improves efficiency when compared to bitcoin and other blockchains.
WHAT IS ALGORAND?
Algorand is a cryptocurrency of the Algorand blockchain, a public decentralized network on which smart contracts can be built.
It was created in 2019 by Silvio Micali, a professor a the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The computer scientist has also won the Turing Award for his work in the area of cryptography.
BUSINESS JOURNALIST SAYS DEBT CEILING IS A RISK TO CRYPTOCURRENCY
Fox Business journalist Susan Li noted on Twitter that the looming debt ceiling crisis in the United States could impact crypto.
“DebtCeiling is a risk for all assets including #cryptocurrency,” she wrote alongside a video discussing the topic.
COINBASE LETS USERS DEPOSIT PAYCHECKS INTO ONLINE ACCOUNTS
Coinbase will let users deposit their paychecks directly into their online accounts, according to CNBC.
“With direct deposit, customers can more easily access our crypto-first financial services and be ready for any trade or purchase,” Max Branzburg, vice president of product at Coinbase, revealed in a blog post.
“We’re determined to deliver the most trusted full suite of crypto-first financial services to our 68 million users.”
STEVEN SEAGAL’S BITCOIN SCANDAL
Under Siege and Half Past Dead hardman Seagal was paid to promote “Bitcoiin2Gen” (B2G) which saw 500 investors left out of pocket in cash and other cryptocurrencies as he unwittingly ended up backing the scam.
Seagal reportedly had been offered $250,000 along with £750,000 worth of B2G for appearing in promotional materials for the con artists.
He appeared in a press release for them and “wholeheartedly” endorsed the scheme in a post to his 7million followers on Facebook.
LITECOIN VS. BITCOIN
Litecoin, which was established in 2011 by Google engineer Charlie Lee, operates similarly to Bitcoin.
Mr Lee on occasions refers to Litecoin as the “silver to Bitcoin’s gold.”
The two cryptocurrencies act similarly in how their global payment operations are set up. Both are not controlled by financial institutions.
Like most cryptocurrencies, Litecoin uses blockchain technology for processing and recording transactions.
While Litecoin is smaller, it is a quicker and cheaper alternative when compared to Bitcoin.
EXPERTS PREDICT POLYGON’S GROWTH
How the price of Ethereum will change in the future is impossible to know for certain.
However, experts and investors have made some predictions.
Charlie Barton, an investment specialist at comparison site Finder, warned in mid-May: “The performance of Polygon has been extremely strong recently, achieving 10,000% growth in the last year.”
“It’s easy to get carried away, but such aggressive growth is highly unlikely to continue forever.”
WHAT IS POLYGON?
Polygon is an Ethereum token that powers the Polygon Network, which aims to provide faster transactions on the Ethereum blockchain.
It was originally known as the Matic Network when it first launched back in 2017.
Polygon hit its highest ever level on May 18 when it rocketed to $2.4544.
The price has soared by around 9,200% this year – up from $0.01781 on January 1.
ALEXIS OHANIAN ON CO-FOUNDER OF ETHEREUM, VITALIK BUTERIN, PART THREE
“I’ve never been more excited about the potential of the Internet,” Ohanian added.
“And that’s largely thanks to Vitalik Buterin.”
Buterin is the co-founder of Ethereum and also co-founded Bitcoin Magazine in 2011.
ALEXIS OHANIAN ON CO-FOUNDER OF ETHEREUM, VITALIK BUTERIN, CONTINUED
“No one person could’ve possibly come up with all of the uses for Ethereum, but it did take one person’s idea to get it started,” Ohanian added about Buterin.
“From there, a new world has opened up, and given rise to new ways of leveraging blockchain technology—some of which I’ve invested in.”
“Whether it’s startups like Sorare reinventing fantasy sports or Rainbow users showing off their NFT collections, none of this would’ve existed without Vitalik’s creation.”
ALEXIS OHANIAN ON CO-FOUNDER OF ETHEREUM, VITALIK BUTERIN
“Thanks to Reddit’s r/Ethereum community, I’ve had the privilege of following Vitalik Buterin’s career from early on, which is why I’ve taken a certain pride in watching his legacy grow,” Ohanian wrote of the programmer.
“Sure, we can talk about the value he’s created as the platform’s co-founder, including Ethereum’s impressive market cap of around $400 billion, the dazzling world of decentralized apps and this year’s boom in the trading of NFTs.”
“What makes Vitalik so special, though, is that he is a builder’s builder.”
DOW JONES EXPERT ON TRADING CRYPTO ON WALL STREET
Some cryptocurrencies will be brought to the trading floors of Wall Street, Money Control reported.
“Traditional financial markets and digital assets are no longer mutually exclusive markets,” said Peter Roffman, global head of innovation and strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
WHAT WILL MEASURE THE PERFORMANCE OF BITCOIN ON WALL STREET?
S&P Bitcoin Index, S&P Ethereum Index, and S&P Crypto Mega Cap Index will measure the performance of digital assets linked to them now that digital currencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum will be traded on Wall Street, according to Money Control.
SHARES IN CRYPTO FIRMS FALL AFTER CHINA ANNOUNCEMENT
Shares of cryptocurrency-related firms Coinbase Global, MicroStrategy Inc, Riot Blockchain, and Marathon Patent Group fell after China’s central bank put a ban on crypto trading and mining.
“It’s been a very volatile week to say the least, so I think going into the last week of September the volatility is likely to continue especially with the end-of-the-quarter window dressing,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Spartan Capital Securities in New York.
Investors are also looking for signs of progress on President Joe Biden’s spending and budget bills.
RISKS OF INVESTING IN CRYPTOS, PART FIVE
Finally, the truth in marketing materials is a risk in investing in cryptos.
Firms may overstate the returns of products or understate the risks involved.
RISKS OF INVESTING IN CRYPTOS, PART FOUR
Another risk of investing are the charges and fees.
Consumers should consider the impact of fees and charges on their investment which may be more than those for regulated investment products.
RISKS OF INVESTING IN CRYPTOS, PART THREE
A third risk of investing in cryptocurrencies is product complexity.
The complexity of some products and services relating to cryptoassets can make it hard for consumers to understand the risks.
There is no guarantee that cryptoassets can be converted back into cash.
Converting a cryptoasset back to cash depends on demand and supply existing in the market.
RISKS OF INVESTING IN CRYPTOS, PART TWO
Another risk of investing is price volatility.
Significant price volatility in cryptoassets, combined with the inherent difficulties of valuing cryptoassets reliably, places consumers at a high risk of losses.
RISKS OF INVESTING IN CRYPTOS
We rounded up five risks of investing in cryptocurrencies.
The first is Consumer protection.
Some investments advertising high returns based on cryptoassets may not be subject to regulation beyond anti-money laundering requirements.
AUDIUS VALUE SOARS
After its deal with TikTok, the price of Audius has soared by 109% over the past 24 hours at the time of writing, according to CoinMarketCap.
It’s price now stands at $3.55, up from $1.88.
However, it’s not a record-breaking high for the coin – in March, Audio spiked to $4.18, up from $2.50 just a day before as the platform’s profile began to build.
However, it plummeted soon after, and despite a rise in May, has fallen since until the end of July.