Opera now supports Bitcoin, Polygon, Solana, and 5 other crypto ecosystems

Opera, the developer of its eponymous multi-platform web browser, added support for eight major blockchains today as part of its “giant leap into web3.” “Opera, the company behind the world’s first native web3 browser with built-in crypto wallet, today announced adding support for several major blockchain ecosystems, including Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos, IXO … Read more

U.S. Treasury wants to include crypto in foreign accounts reporting rules

A new proposal published by the U.S. Treasury suggests that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum should be added to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) rules for reporting taxpayers’ offshore accounts. A recently published document, titled “General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2023 Revenue Proposals,” explains that Section 6038D of the Internal Revenue Code … Read more

Justin Sun gets salty over Ukraine’s airdrop ignoring TRON community

The government of Ukraine, which according to various estimates has already received about $33 million worth of crypto donations, has recently announced an airdrop aimed at its benefactors. However, some expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that certain donors apparently won’t be rewarded for their humanitarian aid. Answering to the humanitarian appeal from @FedorovMykhailo, TRON community … Read more

America’s oldest bank to launch institutional crypto custody service

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, better known as BNY Mellon, is reportedly gearing up to become “the first [bank] to enter the global digital custody space” later this year. According to a report published by City A.M. on February 24, BNY Mellon’s upcoming custody platform will be aimed at institutional clients, enabling big … Read more

Diving in: Why are 81% of Ethereum’s Beacon Chain nodes in the U.S. and Europe?

Ethereum was the first generalist blockchain to popularize Decentralize Finance (DeFI) through its use of smart contracts. In turn, they created a rich ecosystem of dApps as web interfaces to the blockchain’s smart contract, so far accounting for 3,778 dApps across 6,730 smart contracts. Such dApps have recreated virtually the entire financial system – borrowing, … Read more

India targets Bitcoin and crypto again in latest ban wave

As per the local news source, NDTV, India might ban all major crypto assets when it introduces the new “The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021″ this winter. The government is also exploring the possibility of issuing a digital currency backed by the Reserve Bank of India. “The Bill also seeks to … Read more

Fidelity received $270 million in Bitcoin, Ethereum donations this year

Fidelity Charitable, the largest grantmaker in the US under the Fidelity Investments banner, has reportedly accepted approximately $270 million via crypto donations since the beginning of 2021, it said in a release. Founded in 1991, Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund (Fidelity Charitable) is the largest public charity in the United States that holds assets worth … Read more

$500 million in longs liquidated yesterday as Bitcoin fell $4,000

Bitcoin fell nearly $4,000 in a steep plunge this morning, taking with it the broader crypto market and causing over $500 million in ‘long’ liquidations. Funding rates were high across the board on Tuesday, leading to some traders commenting on an impending market drop. “Open interest reached an ATH. Let’s do a little bullish shakeout … Read more

US mortgage lender dumps Bitcoin plans just two months after pilot

A prominent trader makes the case for $8.5k Bitcoin before making new lows A prominent trader known as PentarhUdi accurately called the drop from $10,000 to sub-$6,000 and has called many full Bitcoin market cycles in the past several years, believes BTC is headed to up to $8,500. 3 min read →

Nervos launches cross-chain bridge to connect Ethereum and Cardano

Nervos today announced that the Force Bridge is now live on the mainnet. The Nervos Network is a collection of protocols and public blockchain ecosystem aiming to solve the various challenges facing blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum today. The Force Bridge is currently connected to Ethereum through a cross-chain bridge and will be connected to … Read more